Staff and Board Members

Tammy Wilson Heart of the Cumberland Executive Director

Tammy Wilson

Executive Director

Tammy originally became involved with Heart of the Cumberland in 2012 by serving as treasurer on the Board of Directors.  Her years of service with Heart of the Cumberland, along with her financial and non-profit experience led her to the position of Executive Director in 2019. 

Tammy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1987 and is a self-employed CPA focusing in the area of non-profit organizations.  She and her husband, Chris, have a daughter, Jessie.

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Kim Mendoza

Community Groups Program Manager

Through the prompting of a precious Heart of the Cumberland volunteer (Carol Rashke), Kim was invited to initially join the Heart of the Cumberland team in June of 2012.  She worked as Administrative Assistant and then as Donor Relations Manager until December 2014. While recovering from bilateral knee replacement surgery, it became apparent that Kim’s mother was beginning to need more assistance. Along with her family, they decided to become the full-time caregivers her mother needed due to a vascular dementia diagnosis. Several months after heaven became her mother’s home, the door opened for Kim to return to Heart of the Cumberland in January 2019.

Kim and her husband, Lito, have two daughters and a beloved Yorkshire Terrier. She enjoys cooking, spending time with her girls, and driving her husband around Center Hill Lake while he lake-surfs. Kim is a graduate of TTU, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.  

It is her honor to serve the people of the Upper Cumberland region as Program Manager for Heart of the Cumberland’s Christ-centered community groups.

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Molly Cornwell

BEST Groups Program Manager

Molly enjoys creative education environments and opportunities to encourage student success. Career highlights include outdoor adventures with Eckerd Connects, interviewing rural families in research with the University of Tennessee College of Social Work, and teaching multi-age classrooms in a small private school.

She now serves as the Program Manager for the Putnam County school-based peer support groups and for Journey of Hope TN BEST Groups. Molly is excited to promote BEST Groups as a dynamic resource to help students gain coping skills to succeed in and out of the classroom. Away from the office, Molly enjoys good books, clever puns, and discovering new board games with her three college kids and bonus middle-schooler.

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Heart of The Cumberland Board Members

Heart of The Cumberland Board

Board Members: Jeanette Crawford, Tammy Wilson (Executive Director), Mike Palk, Kassandra Newman, Ian Robson, Paige Mills, Sissy Vick, and Nancy Flatt.


Journey of hope tn advisory committee

Journey of Hope Board

Journey of Hope TN Advisory Committee - left to right, Nancy Flatt, Tammy Wilson, Monica Walker, Molly Cornwell, Paula King, Mae Fowler, Sissy Vick.


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