FACES Staff with the FACES Camp Crew
KIM TEEMS FOX
Kim discovered FACES around 2005 while working as a graphic designer at The Print Shop. She was assigned to design a new FACES' brochure and in the process fell in love with FACES and its mission. It wasn't long before Kim helped FACES start a motorcycle ride in Chattanooga, TN called Ride 4 Smiles. A year or so later she was invited to join FACES Board of Directors. She always found it quite amusing that a bluejeaned clad, motorcycle riding woman would be on the Board of Directors of FACES, but it all worked perfectly. In 2012 Kim became the Program and Communications Director, and in January 2019 Kim became FACES President. Kim's passion for people with differences of all kinds makes her the perfect match for the job.
Emily’s career in the non-profit sector began as manager and curator of an antique and modern doll museum, which led to roles in development and special events for arts, education, and social services organizations in Chattanooga. She learned about FACES in 1997 when she moved to Chattanooga and read of the organization's recent name change and public awareness efforts.
Emily is a graduate of Louisiana State University and has two grown daughters. Besides an interest in home renovations, reading, and gardening, a year ago she has ventured into acting and has performed in three productions in local theaters.
Ashley Rhodes was born with Crouzon Syndrome and worked full time with FACES in her twenties. Today, she is a middle school counselor in South Carolina where she lives with her husband, Patrick, and son, Jack. Ashley was instrumental in developing the concept of FACES Camp and pioneering its success. During the summer, there is no place she would rather be than at FACES Camp!
FACES CAMP DIRECTOR
ASSISTANT TO FACES CAMP DIRECTOR
FACES welcomes M.E. Sanders as Assistant to FACES Camp Director. M.E. will help parents with FACES Camp questions, registration, and scholarship applications.
"Hello, my name is Mary Elizabeth “M.E.” Sanders. I was born and raised in Beaufort, SC, and graduated College of Charleston in 2020. (Go Cougs!)
I have a long history with the FACES organization. My twin sister and I were born with Pfeiffer's Syndrome, and FACES assisted our family when we had to travel for specialized craniofacial surgeries when we were young girls. A few years ago, Ashley Rhodes reached out and presented her dreams of starting a camp for children affected by a craniofacial condition. When Ashley shared her dreams, I knew I wanted to come as a camp counselor and provide a wonderful experience for children whose lives are anything but ordinary at times.
FACES Camp is essential to foster independence and creating memorable experiences and friendships that will last a lifetime. It's been heartwarming to interact with (and get to know) children and parents who are navigating this crazy life and being able to relate to my hardships and overcome various challenges. I don't have all the answers, but friendships make life much easier. And that's why I am for camp!"
FACES welcomes Wesley Sanders as Outreach Coordinator. In her role, Wesley will work with staff on our Face Equality International Week campaign this May 15 -19. In June, she will attend the Face Equality International Forum in Toronto.
"I truly could not have imagined a warmer welcome, and I am excited about the meaningful work we will do together for the craniofacial community. I am excited to join this dynamic team and continue to pursue my passion for storytelling—especially for those whose voices aren't the loudest.
A little about me - I was born and raised in Beaufort, SC. My twin sister and I were both born with Pfeiffer's Syndrome. I am a College of Charleston graduate with a Communications degree. Of course, keeping up with my hobbies is what keeps me sane. I'm passionate about baking, finding new music, cooking, writing, nature walking, and exploring new restaurants and experiences."
Mark discovered FACES through family. His step-father, John Sellers, was on the FACES board and had spoken often about the important work they do. When Mark and his wife Angie, moved to Chattanooga in 2017, she joined the board as well. He learned more about the great work FACES does when he volunteered at the FACES 50th anniversary event.
When Mark heard that FACES was looking for a Part-Time Office Assistant he jumped at the chance to be involved in doing “good” and helping an exceptional organization like FACES.