The Collierville Education Foundation board is a working board with three part-time positions.  It is only through the efforts of the staff, board and many other volunteers that we are able to organize fundraising events, review submitted grants and ensure that the mission of CEF is carried out.


Terri O'Connor, Managing Director

Sherry Redden, Development Director

Diane Douglas, Event Coordinator

Executive Board:

Chuck Lesnick, President

Wendy Nations, Secretary/Treasurer, Castle & Cooke Mortgage

Jeff Elsworth, Immediate Past President

John Green, Ex-Officio, Lifetime Member, CEF Founder, John Green & Company

Fran Persechini, Capital Campaign Director


Jennifer Bennett, Renasant Bank

Fran Brown, Averitt Express

Chad Gilbert, Campbell Clinic

Liz Grasso, A-Team Roofing

Michael Green, Co-Owner and Realtor with John Green & Company Realtors

Alexis Heinz, Patriot Mortgage Bank

Dr. Molly Henderson, University of Memphis

Nikki Huffman, Landers Ford

Stephen Johnson, Attorney, CloseTrak Closing & Title Services

Dr. Carr Kelsey, Kelsey Canine Medical Center

Eddie Maier , Hilton

Rachelle Maier , Senior Helpers

Jason Martin, HHM Certified Public Accountants

Victoria McDaniel , Tour Collierville

Tiffany McLemore, Coldwell Banker Collins-Maury

Leah Anne Morse, Cartridge World/All Things New

Tim Netherton, Rhodes Sales Agency

Lisa Oliver, Carrier Corporation

Sherry Redden, Collierville Chamber of Commerce

Matt Reiff, Comcast Spotlight

Dave Rhylander, Community Volunteer

Chad Roberts, Attorney, Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh, PLLC

Linda Salisbury, Community Volunteer

Michael Sansone, Town of Collierville Fire Department

Tony Sarwar, Owner/Operator Tony's Trophy Room

Beth Shindler, Captain & Co. Real Estate

Scott Smith

Dustey Walley, BankTennessee

Tonia Wright, BancorpSouth