Board and Staff

Board of Directors

Rev. Joseph Smith, Co-Chair (Senior Pastor, New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Lonsdale Union of Churches)
  “Many people dream of owning a home and living in a great neighborhood.  Affordable houses help make those dreams come true.”

Frank Sparkman, Co- Chair (Owner/Architect, Sparkman and Associates Architects)

  “I believe that affordable housing is vital to our communities.  The pride that comes with homeownership takes a strong hold not only in the homeowner’s life, but in the lives of their children changing the way generations look at the world and this impacts the communities as a whole.  This is not just helping one person, but igniting hope in the lives of everyone they personally impact.”

Jeneane Stomm, Secretary (Mortgage Lender/Loan Originator, Bay Equity Home Loans)

Steve Ritter, Treasurer (Community Resident, Lonsdale; Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries, Thrift  Store Manager; Resident Advisory Board, Community Action Agency, Knoxville)
Lynn Clemons (Retired from Dow Chemical; Community Activist; Lonsdale; Lonsdale Union of Churches)


David Dupree (Attorney, Knoxville TN)
“Affordable housing is about mutual respect for all human beings; everyone deserves what a noble place can offer: freedom, stability, and the recognition of one’s own nobility. The ETHDC allows me the opportunity to work with my neighbors to improve ourselves and our shared place.”

Andrew Godwin (Architect, Sparkman and Associates Architects)

“Instilling the basic concepts and knowledge for home ownership in individuals helps to create a life changing event for themselves and their families.  Affordable housing is the key to this milestone event in people’s lives.”

Ric Mixon (Owner/Architect, Wystwynd Designs, Inc.)

Griselda Sandoval (Family and Community Liaison, Lonsdale Elementary School)
  Rev. Steve Simpson (Pastor, Open Door Church;  Lonsdale Resident; Retired Hospice Chaplain, UT Hospital)


Groundbreaking on Bishop Street


Saundra Swink, Executive Director

Jim Swink, Project Director

April D. Taylor, CPA firm (Rachel Mikulecky, Senior Accountant)