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Renesting Staff and Board of Directors

Renesting Staff

Emily Jo Manchester-Sanden, CNP
Executive Director

Emily Jo got started at Renesting in 2017 as an intern while studying for her Master’s degree. Even after fulfilling her internship requirements, she couldn’t leave Renesting! She continued volunteering and was eventually hired as a Data Entry Specialist, then the Program Specialist, and served as the Assistant Director for nearly three years. She was appointed as the Executive Director in October 2022. In her spare time, Emily Jo likes to walk her dogs, work out with her husband, and play board games with her friends and family.

Gordon Moore
Warehouse Coordinator

Gordon started at Renesting as the Receptionist in late 2021. After working for about a year, he expressed his desire to be out in the warehouse more, interacting with volunteers, donors, and handling donations. As our new Warehouse Coordinator, he’ll be the smiling face you see when you’re dropping off your donations! Gordon’s favorite past times are hanging out by the pool or on a boat and he loves to travel with his friends.

Ashley Bowen
Office Manager

More info coming soon!


Noel Haacker

In October 2009, Noel answered a calling to serve the homeless in a way that uniquely matched up with her 30 years as a professional Interior Designer- she created the Renesting Project. Noel owned and operated Noel Interior Design, Inc. for more than 20 years and volunteered 16 years as Interior Design Coordinator for the St. Jude Dream Home. During her service to Renesting, Noel was nominated for the American Society of Interior Designers national Design for Humanity Award. Since her retirement in July 2021, she has spent quality time with her husband of 30+ years, her 3 grown children, four grandchildren, and the many dear friends she made in her 11.5 as the head and heart of Renesting Project. She now continues her dedication to Renesting in the form of a weekly volunteer!


2024 Board of Directors
Charlene Morrison, Chair
Retired Educator & Administrator; Kappa Kappa Iota

Jeremy Moore, Vice Chair
Cadence Bank

Amy Hardy, Treasurer
Retired CPA

Brad Lipps, Secretary
Yarbrough Interiors

Cindy Aubrey
Citizens National Bank

Megan Beabout
McJunkins Group

Jessica Elvin
Dignity Memorial

April Eskew
Lamar Advertising

Beth Fisher
Retired Paralegal

Shilpan Patel
PJ United; Noble Savage

Jon Shellhaas
USAF; Main Squeeze Juice Co.

Jason Shidiskis
Willis Knighton

Kristin Timmons-Crew
WERC Entertainment; LLP Marketing Agency

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