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Executive Board

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Cora Rhew, Founder/Executive Director – Interim President.  Cora founded Crossroads Ministry in 2002 while housing a single mom, her baby, and her 14 year old sister for six months.  Crossroads Ministry became a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Corporation in 2005.  In 2006 she provided a home and safe place for a first time young mom and her baby daughter and from June 2012 to June 2014 provided a home to a single mom trying to regain custody of her daughter who had been taken out of state by the child’s father.  Her passion and dedication to the issue of homeless and/or at-risk single moms and their young children is where her heart and focus is and seeing her vision come to fruition is her goal.  Cora previously volunteered at Choices Resource Center helping with the babies and toddlers during parenting classes and at STAR (Shangri La Therapeutic Academy of Riding) working with teenagers and women working towards a measure of independence while learning handling and coping skills on horseback.  She is currently a Member of the Domestic Violence Task Force of Anderson County, CAB (Community Advisory Board of Anderson County), the Anderson County Homelessness Collaboration, and the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce.

Jean Norris – Treasurer.  Jean attended a “Tea for Two” event in 2015 as a guest; and, after learning about the scope and goals of Crossroads Ministry, knew that she wanted to be involved!  Having grown up in a very loving and supportive family, she is keenly aware that not all young women share that experience in today’s complicated world.  Always being a very independent woman, she seeks to help these at-risk young women find a way to adapt, function, and succeed with their lives and families in today’s fast-paced world.  She also serves as a board member for the Emory Valley Center administrative board.  She graduated from The University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Business Administration and holds a Certified Administrative Professional designation with a specialty in Organizational Management  (CAP-OM) from the International Association of Administrative Professionals.  She is retired now having worked at the Y-12 Weapons Complex for 32 years and also Energy Solutions for 10 years.  Jean brings a positive and enthusiastic attitude and possibility-thinking mindset to her role on the Board.

Brenda Lee-Longmire – Secretary. Brenda is sharing her expertise and experience in hopes of bringing great value to Crossroads Ministry. She is involved in Crossroads fundraiser ‘Tea for Two’ by hosting a table and being in charge of the silent auction and is taking a major role in developing new fundraisers. Brenda currently holds certifications in; International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), CAP-OM (Certified Administrative Professional-Organizational Management). She has been a member of the IAAP Oak Ridge Chapter since 2005, serving as; Advisor to the President, Past President, President Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Board Member, Newsletter Editor Oak Ridge Chapter & TN Division, TN Division, Annual Meeting Planning Committee, Chaired Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon (APW) and Chaired Chapter Fundraisers and community services activities. She is currently employed by ORAU as Senior Administrative Support Specialist in the IT Department and has worked at ORAU for over 21 years. Education includes: Graduated from Oak Ridge High School; Anderson County Centers for Occupational Development – High Tech Office Skills and Roane State Community College – Management, Office Administration, Office Systems & Technology and Advanced Organizational Management. Brenda is an Oak Ridge native and enjoys painting and arts/crafts.

Audi Morrow – Board Member. Audi is excited to share her educational and life experiences with the young women of Crossroads Ministry. After a previous situation of being a young single mom herself, Audi has firsthand knowledge of the challenges young mom’s face in creating stability for a child. She looks forward to the possibility of serving as a mentor and sharing her journey of overcoming hardships. Audi recently completed a rigorous master’s program to successfully complete an MBA with a concentration in Project Management. She had previously received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. Audi currently works for CNS (Y-12) as a Command Media Officer. Prior to her employment with CNS, Audi served as an active duty United States Air Force Officer.

ADVISORS

Reverend Annette Flynn – Annette joins Crossroads Ministry as the Organizational Development Consultant.  She is the Founder of A Flynn Partnerships – Creates Collaborative Partnerships for the Greater Good!

 

Sandra Voina. Sandra believes the mission of Crossroads is a beautiful idea and hopes she can help to make it a reality more quickly. She is also an active volunteer with Crossroads fundraisers by helping with the Lavender Festival ‘Brownie Booth’ and the ‘Christmas Alternative Gift Fair’. Sandra is a retired biochemist from Johnson & Johnson / Janssen Research Foundation from a career in medical and pharmaceutical research. Sandra is the Past President of the Oak Ridge Kennel Club and served on committees of a national dog club. She has been an officer and board member of several dog clubs and animal welfare organizations and served on committees for several civic groups & art related organizations. Sandra also was the Coordinator of Women’s Issues for Switchboard (a drug crisis center in North Carolina).  She is currently volunteering at The Blossom Center in Oak Ridge.

 

 

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