MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
REGIS ANN BORSARI
Born in Washington DC, Regis resided in Annapolis
Maryland where she enjoyed her passion of sailing the
Chesapeake Bay (the world’s largest estuary, a semi-
closed coastal body of water), for twenty years before
retiring to Knoxville in 2006. Regis has been the epitome of giving back to others since
residing in Knoxville.
LEADERSHIP SFS Nutritional Reads.org – Board of Directors Candoro Marble Museum – Former Board of Directors Vestal Community Organization – Treasurer Jaguar Club of Knoxville – Membership Chair Civil Air Patrol – Tennessee Wing Historian Knoxville Museum of Arts – Volunteer Advisory Committee.
OBJECTIVE To be a good neighbor and encourage others to get civically involved in their local communities
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Knoxville Museum of Arts -Alive After Five - Family Day - Summer Art Academy (SOCM) Statewide Organizing for Empowerment of Community Catalysts Sports.org WDVX live radio broadcasts
Jeannette O’Neal grew up in South Knoxville and graduated from UT in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Art History. Her work experience includes being a legal secretary, a volunteer services assistant and an administrative assistant at a retreat center. She has volunteered as a docent at the KMA and as a cuddler at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Currently she works at the Knox County Public Library and she aspires to practice kindness, gratitude & to be of service to her community. When she isn’t shelving books, you can find her baking in the kitchen or planning her next trip abroad.
As a board member and CIO of Soul. Full Southern Nutritional Reads.org, Heidi performs magic as a graphic artist and web design. Born & raised in Chattanooga TN, she worked as a high school teacher before becoming involved as a volunteer with the group Chattanooga Organized for Action to combat food deserts in Chattanooga. Presently residing in NY, she works as a creative freelancer.
Born and raised in Knoxville, now retired. She feels blessed to reside in her beloved hometown. She believes everyone has a unique repertoire of life experiences. Perhaps her previous career experiences has taken her on a grand adventure where she has had not only opportunities to travel extensively but, also to work as a high fashion model living in Paris, France, Milan, Italy and Tokyo, Japan. Having spent 12 plus years in Italy, Willa returned to the United States in early 1994 and pursued a career with United Airlines as an international purser / flight attendant. She had worked once before as a flight attendant with Braniff International Airlines flying Europe, South America and the Orient. After the horrific event of September 11, 2001, she took time off and attended Pellissippi State Community College and shortly thereafter she worked for the City of Knoxville. She attended a culinary course at the University of TN - Knoxville and has owned several businesses in the States and abroad. Now having founded Soul. Full Southern Nutritional Reads.org, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit that advocates for nutritional literacy, she hopes to give back by reminding others that it takes very little to scatter kindness.
Ashlyn Anderson is an undergraduate student at the University of Tennessee Knoxville passionate about food justice. Through the College Scholars program at UT, she is designing an interdisciplinary major titled Food Security and Public Health Nutrition with a minor in Hispanic Studies. Ashlyn is passionate about cultivating sustainable and equitable food systems by alleviating food insecurity whether on her campus or internationally. She is actively involved in the city of Knoxville leading a cooking club at Pond Gap Elementary School, and enjoys volunteering at the Nourish Knoxville Farmers market with the SNAP-doubling program. On campus, she serves as the Director of Advocacy for the Student Basic Needs Coalition (SBNC) and acts as a student liaison for the campus-wide End Hunger FEED Change initiative which promotes engaged scholarship and research to alleviate student food insecurity at UT. This summer she interned with the national non-profit, the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) dedicated to eradicating hunger and poverty-related undernutrition in the United States.