The Restoration House Board of Directors

Becky Paylor, Chairman
Having been a single mom at one point her life Becky gets it. Becky has been serving on nonprofit boards for over 20 years, including PSTCC, Knoxville Opera, Hope Resource Center, Knoxville Symphony League to name a few.

Misty D. Mayes, Chairman Emeritus
Misty is the TRH Building Committee Chairman and the President of Management Solutions, LLC, which has generously underwritten The Restoration House’s annual Restoring Hope Luncheon. Management Solutions is also donating substantial construction management services to the future TRH expansion project. Misty has also served on the board for The Mission of Hope.

David McMillan, Treasurer
David has a 24-year career at Pershing Yoakley and Associates. He is the chairman elect and also serves on the finance team.

Ramona Koplan, Treasurer Elect
Ramona has spent her entire career in accounting and financial management. She currently serves as CFO of SAG. Ramona is a single mom to her two boys and understands better than most the work of The Restoration House.

Robin Gibson, Secretary
Robin is a native Knoxvillian and has been serving in leadership across a number of nonprofits for almost 30 years, including Trinity Health Foundation, Joni and Friends, and Alzheimers Tennessee.  She has a long history in the disability and special education communities.

Leigh Avery
Leigh is a former inner-city school teach in Charlotte, NC.  She and her husband, Matt have two beautiful boys.

Cortny Bean
Cortny is the President of the TRH Alumni Association and graduated from The Restoration House in 2013. She is a tremendous parent and a model for other moms.  She invests regularly in other families and is determined to make an impact no matter where she is.

Jack Bender, Sustainability Chair
Jack’s whole career was in the YMCA.  He brings a tremendous amount of nonprofit experience and passion to the board of The Restoration House.

Ed Curtis
Ed is the CEO of Summit Medical Group. He was raised by his single mom and understands the challenges and the opportunities.

Billy Fulghum
Billy is a principal at the civil engineering firm, Fulghum MacIndoe, & Associates, which played a critical role in the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition construction for the Watsons. Billy was invaluable in the land assessment process for The Village.

Alan Guy, Marketing Committee Chair
Alan retired as CEO of Covenant Health Systems in 2000 and for the last 14 years has been doing healthcare and strategic consulting.  He and his wife Linda have faithfully served in the community through the church for many years. They currently  are serving on a Restoration House Mentor Team, walking alongside a young single mom and her daughter.  Alan joined the board in April of 2014.

Ola Blackmon-McBride
Ola is a social worker with a tremendous amount of experience having served at the Salvation Army and most recently as the VP of the Knoxville Area Urban League.

Bill Myers
Bill worked with UTK Athletics for a number of years and is now the CEO of Management Solutions, LLC.

Joe Petre
Joe had his professional start at Lawler Wood and now is the principal of Conversion Properties.  He is uniquely skilled for his role at The Restoration House.

Heather White
Heather is an active member of her church along with her husband and their children.  They are the owners of Personal Auto Locator Service (PALS) and of Secret City Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Alan Williams
Alan has been in broadcast television for over 30 years and is currently an anchor with Knoxville’s CBS affiliate, WVLT.

Sara Yoakley
Sara had a 25 year career in public housing and is on the board of American Property Management in Knoxville, TN.  She has been a volunteer with The Restoration House since day one having walked with three participating families over the last ten years.

Past Members of the Board of Directors

These are community members who have served on the board in years past, and worked to build a strong foundation in order to impact single mother families long into the future.

Andy Holt April Jackson Crystal Clark
Jack Bender Jason Warden Jody Griffin
Joel Baker John Hall Kelli Thompson
Lucy Spurgeon Lyn Overholt Pam Wolf
Paul Jaeger Rebecca Wolfenbarger Rick Coleman
Russell Biven Stacy Smith Laura O’Connor
Craig Covert Nic Nicaud Carol Reeve
Kim Frazier Debra Smith