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
Reiko’s career in the non-profit sector began over 16 years ago. She’s held positions from clinical administrator and comptroller to manager and bookkeeper. She learned about a FACES fundraiser called FACES UnMasked in 2011 from the clay studio she used (she is a talented pottery artist) and she loved the FACES mission. She began donating a clay mask every year through the entirety of the event. In 2020, through a series of synchronistic events, Reiko began working for FACES.
Reiko says, “Until becoming involved with FACES, I had a very limited knowledge of craniofacial differences and the impact on not just the children but their families as well. By providing educational, emotional, and financial support, I could see how truly life-changing FACES was to these families and how my contributions whether it be through volunteering or donating were directly beneficial to these families’ lives. Working at FACES and meeting the families we serve has continued to strengthen my belief in our mission. It is a joy to know that each work day is helpful in making these families lives better.”
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.