Christina Bouler
 



Bouler is a licensed architect and partner at Aplos, an architecture and development firm in Knoxville. After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Architecture and prior to joining the Aplos team, she worked with University of Tennessee professors Tricia Stuth and Ted Shelton at Curb Studio while pursuing independent housing research and local development projects. Christina is passionate about equitable urban growth through contextually sensitive design and development. She serves on various housing advocacy committees, the City of Knoxville Board of Zoning Appeals, and is the founding board member for Welcome House Knoxville, a local nonprofit which offers transitional housing for refugees. (City of Knoxville, Central)

 

Mark Campen



Campen is a native Knoxvillian, who lives with his wife, Emily, son, Parson, and daughter, Phoebe, in the Fountain City area. Mark is the Owner/Operator of Conservation Cooperative. Mark served two City Council terms representing the 5th District. He also served as Executive Director of the Tennessee Chapter of the Izaak Walton League whose mission is to conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources. Mark was most recently named the 2020 Fountain City Man of the Year.  Mark is a graduate of University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science and a minor in Forestry. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys camping, fishing, hiking, birdwatching, and gardening. (City of Knoxville, North)

 

Tiki Dixon



Dixon holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Mr. Dixon has more than 36 years of experience, including his 22 years of service in the U.S. Army where his duties included serving as an Inspector General (IG) (responsible for organizational inspections, investigations, and audits), maintaining the chemical accident response program for the U.S. Army located in North America, and training personnel how to defend and deploy nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. Since retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, he has managed engineering and environmental remediation services projects, particularly for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). As a Vice President within a Fortune 500 engineering company, he managed the operational implementation of programs up to $50M and 150 personnel. Currently, Mr. Dixon is retired from commercial work and is enjoying life as a pastor of Oak Grove AME Zion Church. (Knox County, Southwest)

 

Coral Getino

Getino is originally from Spain, although she has called Knoxville home for 30 years. A chemist by trade, she worked at ORNL last century. From 2000 to 2003 she was a Lecturer at the University of Tennessee, and in 2005 she became a business owner. She is the president of Spanish Language Solutions, Inc., a small firm that provides foreign language services in the legal, medical, business, and educational fields. Coral has also been a long-time member of the Immigrant/Hispanic and Disability/Autism communities and remains very interested in diversity and inclusion efforts in Business and Education. (Knox County, Southwest)

Erin Gill

Gill serves as Chief Policy Officer and Deputy to City of Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon, a role in which she oversees numerous strategic initiatives to ensure Knoxville is a vibrant and sustainable city where all people have the opportunity to thrive.  She previously served as the City’s Director of Sustainability and oversaw efforts to improve the environmental, economic, and social health of the Knoxville community through municipal leadership and community partnerships.  Erin holds a Master of Environmental Management degree from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and a B.A. in History from the University of Notre Dame.  (City of Knoxville, East)

Tim Hill

Hill is the Co-Founder/ President of Hatcher-Hill Properties, a leading real estate development, brokerage, and asset management firm founded in 2004 and based in Knoxville.  Hatcher-Hill develops commercial and mixed-use properties in Knoxville and surrounding areas. Its primary focus is historic preservation, revitalization of commercial buildings, and business recruitment. Additionally, Tim has 16 years of prior experience as an executive and partner in a variety of transportation and logistics companies. Tim currently serves on the board for Knoxville/ Knox County Planning Commission, Knox Heritage and CareCuts of Knoxville and is member of the Bearden Village Council.  (City of Knoxville, West)

Barbara Kelly

Kelly has served as Executive Director of the Knoxville Knox County Committee Action Committee (CAC) since 1999, bringing extensive knowledge and experience gained through more than 40 years of social, neighborhood and community work. She joined CAC as Director of Neighborhood Services to establish, organize, and lead the CAC Neighborhood Service Centers to link the low-income community to services, training and opportunities for involvement at the local level. Under her leadership, CAC has strengthened its capacity to serve the complex needs of low -income individuals and families. CAC provides services for children, youth, families, and the elderly. Barbara believes that getting it right and ensuring opportunity for each individual to achieve their full capacity leads to thriving families and a healthy community for all.  Barbara is a graduate of the City University of New York majoring in Sociology and Social Work. She has completed numerous management and professional development courses through the community action network and other professional organizations.  (City of Knoxville, West)

Terry Ledford

Ledford serves as the Director of Energy Management for Facilities Services at the University of Tennessee where he is responsible for reducing the overall cost of utilities while improving performance of campus systems and maintaining or improving indoor air quality. Terry is also involved in design, maintenance, and operation of HVAC, steam generation and distribution, electric generation and distribution, compressed air, nitrogen, water treatment, and water distribution systems at UT.  Terry holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is a licensed Engineer. (Knox County, Southwest)

Gwen McKenzie



McKenzie serves as the Executive Director for Legacy Housing Foundation, an organization focused on providing innovative programs, life enhancing services and strong affordable housing communities for those in need. In 2017, Gwen became the first African American woman to serve on City Council in the history of Knoxville. Gwen represents the 6th District and also serves as Vice Mayor.  Gwen’s passion for helping others expands over 25 years with many organizations.  Gwen co-founded the Faith Leaders initiative, which is a weekly call with 70+ ministers and faith leaders to ensure they have accurate information on COVID-19, resources to assist those in need, access to testing in underserved communities and health education. Gwen currently serves as a Director on the following Boards: Knoxville Area Urban League, Community Action Committee (CAC), Legacy Housing Foundation, Zoo Knoxville, and Girl Talk. She is a Leadership Knoxville Class of 2020 alumni and member of Knoxville NAACP and Town Hall East Community Association. (City of Knoxville, East)

 

Amy Midis



Midis grew up in Houston, Texas and moved to Knoxville in 1997.  Amy’s service to her community includes serving as President of Forest Heights Neighborhood and as a member of Bearden Village Council, City of Knoxville’s Public Property Naming Committee, Stakeholder’s Advisory Committee for Recode Knoxville and the Neighborhood Advisory Council. Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M and a master’s in business administration (MBA) from the University of Tennessee. Amy is a Financial Analyst at Covenant Health and an outdoor enthusiast who competed in 5 Ironman Triathlons including qualifying and completing the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii (2008). (City of Knoxville, West)

 

Kent Minault

Minault spent many years in the acting field, which included performing in top theaters in San Francisco and Los Angeles. In 2010, he volunteered with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign. After victory getting LA off coal, he joined the LA County Electric Bus Coalition and within a year, got LA Metro to transition to electric buses by 2030.  He organized three electric vehicle events in Watts and helped found the Watts Clean Air Committee, installing rooftop solar and helping residents enter union apprenticeship programs. After moving to Knoxville, Kent organized an electric vehicle event in East Knoxville in collaboration with SEEED, a prominent environmental justice organization.  He’s on the Harvey Broome Group’s Executive Committee and has served for nearly a year as the Group’s Political Chair.  He’s developed a strategy for endorsing local candidates and is working with the State Political Team on 2020 endorsements. He works regularly with the state Beyond Coal Team and the Chapter Energy Team as well as with the Bull Run Neighbors. (City of Knoxville, Central)

K. David Myers

Myers is the Attorney for Union County.  David has been engaged in private practice of law in Union and surrounding counties since 1977.  David was born and raised in Maynardville.  David currently serves as the Chairman of the Union County Foundation Board of Directors, an affiliate of the East Tennessee Foundation.  David holds a B.A degree from Carson-Newman University and a J.D. degree from Wake Forest University, School of Law. (Union County)

Mike Odom

Odom is the president and CEO of the Knoxville Chamber; a position that he has held since 2019. The chamber is focused on transforming itself into an economic prosperity organization in support of its mission of driving regional economic prosperity. In order to accomplish this goal, it has developed a new five-year strategic vision called Path to Prosperity that is committed to developing an economic ecosystem based on six work areas: business retention and expansion, business attraction, business climate, entrepreneurship/small business, infrastructure, and talent. (Knox County, Southwest)

Felecia Outsey

Outsey is the Founder and Artistic Director of Divine Urban Expressions Cultural Arts and Dance Productions where she hosts the “Love Is The Answer” Community Showcase/Open mic every month.  Felecia resides and works in East Knoxville, and volunteers with a variety of community service organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education with a minor in Health from Berea College, and since 2014, she has worked as the Creative Expressions Instructor for the S.M.A.R.T. Institute Afterschool Program. Her volunteer work includes serving as Board member for Mynark Tribe, Inc, she is co-founder of God’s Anointed Women of Vision, and she is a community advocate with Mothers of Missions Survivors. She is also a member of One Knox Legacy Coalition, NAACP Knoxville Chapter, and Community Step Up. She is a devoted mother of five talented children, with a passion for serving the community and being a voice for the underserved. (City of Knoxville, East)

Haseeb Qureshi

Qureshi serves as a full-time Attorney and Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) for Morehous Legal Group, PLLC. Haseeb has received statewide recognition as a “Legal Pioneer” for his perspectives on the law industry and his work with startups and entrepreneurs at all stages. In 2019, Haseeb joined the Department of Management at the Haslam Business College at the University of Tennessee as an Adjunct Lecturer, focusing on courses within the entrepreneurship curriculum. Haseeb holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a double major in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon and a J.D. from University of Tennessee College of Law. (Knox County, North)

Dr. Vivian Shipe

Shipe is a native of Knoxville Tennessee. Retiring in 2018 after 35 years of service with the Post Office, she returned to federal service in 2019 and has served for the last two years as both a recruiter and supervisor for the 2020 Census. She is also a reporter for the Tennessee Tribune, a state-wide paper based in Nashville.  Vivian believes in being part of the change you want to see and currently serves on the following committees and boards: The Knoxville Suffragist Coalition, A charter member of the East Knoxville Lions Club, The Knoxville Elder Abuse Task Force, board member of the Behavior Mental Health Awareness Coalition of East Tennessee, member of the state Pre Arrest Diversion Committee, board member, Knox Renaissance, Co-lead, Family/Community Sector, ALL4Knox, and a member of the Faith Leaders Initiative. She is founder and Executive Director of I AM The Voice of the Voiceless. She is a recipient of the John Duncan Community Advocacy Award and a member of the Leadership Knoxville Class of 2021. (City of Knoxville, West)

Dr. Stephen Smith

Smith has 30 years of experience affecting change for the environment. Since 1993, Dr. Smith has led the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) as its Executive Director. Under Dr. Smith’s leadership, SACE has grown to be a premier voice for clean energy issues in the region. Dr. Smith currently serves on the State of Tennessee Energy Policy Council and on the Knoxville Mayor’s Climate Council. He also serves on the board of Floridians for Solar Choice. Dr. Smith holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Kentucky Wesleyan College.  In 2009, he and his family commissioned a 7.1-kilowatt rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system on their Knoxville home. (City of Knoxville, Northwest)