Our Board

Chessie (Biggam) Hayes, CFRE, MPA, CNP
Nonprofit Fundraising Consultant
Areas of expertise: strategic plans to enhance donor engagement, fundraising trends, development for young professionals, advocating for better employee benefits, being your own champion

Interim President-Elect
National Philanthropy Day and Crystal Awards Chair

Jessie Wiley
Director of Development and Communications at The Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Areas of expertise: event planning, major gifts, grants, corporate fundraising, marketing for development

Immediate Past President
Jeanette O'Bryant
Director of Development at Literacy Mid-South

Mark Billingsley
Executive Director at Alliance Foundation
Areas of expertise: transformational and major gifts, government engagement, nonprofit board development, healthcare fundraising, higher education fundraising, disability fundraising, foundation engagement, fundraising with faith and calling, mental health, housing, stewardship strategies, physician philanthropy and engagement, large special events, celebrity engagement

Communications Chair
Katie Earheart-Brown
Development and Communications Director at Page Robbins Adult Day Center
Areas of expertise: small shop fundraising, special events, fundraising for introverts, communications, branding, graphic design, Giving Tuesday, digital fundraising, volunteer management, and fundraising operations

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Chair
Jared Bulluck, CFRE
Development Officer- Corporate and Foundation Relations at Regional One Health Foundation
Areas of expertise: capital fundraising, corporate, foundation, and government relations, grant management, major gifts, budgeting and financing, operations and events, diversified revenue strategy, and nonprofit leadership

Mentorship Chair
Jennie Dickerson
Director of Annual Giving at Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
Areas of expertise: annual giving, direct mail, digital fundraising, giving day, campaign operations, project management

Collegiate Chapter Liaison
Elizabeth M. Gillespie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor at The University of Memphis
Areas of expertise: research (intersection of philanthropy, nonprofits, and social change), women's grant-making foundations and funds, women's and girls' philanthropy, fund development, fundraising consulting, fundraising plans, cases for support, corporate letters, writing grants (local, national, and international)

Conference Chair
Su Hartline
Director of Engagement at Dragonfly Collective
Areas of expertise: special events, stewardship, donor and volunteer engagement, the donor database, mission-focused fundraising

Government Relations and Advocacy Chair
Andrea Hill, NPA, CNP, CVA, CFRE
Chief Development & Partnerships Officer at Tennessee Nonprofit Partners
Areas of expertise: special events, volunteer management, fundraising operations, public policy, advocacy, friendraising

Ethics Chair
Natalie Jones
Development Officer at Porter-Leath

Membership and Be the Cause Chair
Torie Marion
Director of Alumni Engagement at Christian Brothers University
Areas of expertise: special events and membership

Programming Chair
Linda McNeil
Senior Account Manager at Gaskill Strategies
Areas of expertise: creating a development/fundraising plan for any size shop, capital campaigns, data analysis, integrity and management, board training, working with volunteer fundraisers

Scholarships Chair
Brady Tanner
Senior Director of Recognition Programs at Multiplying Good

Chapter Administrator
Jennifer Strain, MBA, CFRE