Staff and Board

 Meet Our Staff:

Tom_web.jpgTom Henry, Founder and Executive Director - (615) 512-5915

Tom Henry grew up in Pasadena, Texas before making his way to Georgia Tech, to graduate with an Industrial Engineering degree. After 30 years in the restaurant business with the likes of Steak and Ale, Houston’s Restaurants, and Rio Bravo Cantinas, Tom found his passion in feeding the hungry. He and Don Herbert (since deceased) chartered Feed America First in June of 2000. Tom and Linda married in 1977 and live in Franklin, TN, attending Bethlehem UMC. He is proud to be father to Allison Evans, Jessica Conner, and Chelsea Henry, and grandfather of six.

Mike_web.jpgMike Womack, Director of Operations - (931) 265-5878

 Mike has been a part of the Feed America First team since 2011. He has been married to his wife Sherie for 24 years and they have three daughters: Cieara, Alisha, and Madison. Mike also serves as Senior Pastor at the Bridge Community Church in Livingston, TN. Mike is an avid Tennessee fan. VFL!



Lidia_web.jpgLidia Graham, Director of Development - (615) 405-7570   

Lidia joined Feed America First in August 2014 with a passion for feeding families. Being a Christian, wife, and mother, she understands the significance of serving others. She earned a MBA in Marketing from Middle Tennessee State University in 2000 and worked as a Marketing Director for five years in a music non-profit. This gives her the knowledge to propel Feed America First into the future. She is excited to see what God has planned for Feed America First and how she can be hands and feet in the process.  

Whitney_web.jpgWhitney League, Business Manager - (615) 812-0448

Whitney League is our business manager, and has been part of our staff since 2013. She and her husband Chris first volunteered at Feed America First in 2012 with their church, World Outreach Church, and continued to volunteer weekly packing food boxes. In June of 2013, God opened the doors for Whitney to become part of our staff. In addition to being our business manager, she also helps ministries become partner agencies with Feed America First. Whitney and Chris have been married since 2003 and welcomed their first child, a son, in January 2015. 

Julie_web.jpgJulie Vandel, Communications Director/Volunteer Coordinator - (931) 993-4715

In 2nd grade, Julie said she wanted to work at a soup kitchen when she grew up, and has always had a heart for volunteering and serving others, so she feels extremely blessed for her position at Feed America First. Julie graduated from MTSU in May 2014 with a degree in Organizational Communication with a focus in non-profit organizations. 



Sarah Miller, Assistant Director of Operations

Sarah Miller became an employee in August 2015 after a summer internship with Feed America First. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with concentrations in Supply Chain and Operations Management. Since her childhood, she has dreamed of a career in which she could help others and is thankful to God for the opportunity to help the hungry through Feed America First. Sarah married Jesse in 2013 and is a member of Murfreesboro Missionary Baptist Church.

  Our Board of Directors:

  • Dave Speer - Board President
  • Al Adams; Safe-T-Cover - Board Treasurer
  • Bill Santi; Santi & Associates
  • Chris Whitney; One Gen Away
  • David Edwards; Pinnacle Financial Partners
  • Debbie Garvin; Parks Realty
  • Kurt Eady; UPS
  • Eddie Brawner; Innovative Business Products, Inc.
  • Stephanie Bastyr; General Mills
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