Meet the Appalachian Sustainable Development Team
Kathlyn Terry – Executive Director
Kathlyn became Executive Director of Appalachian Sustainable Development in 2011 after serving for 5 years as its first Business Operations Manager. She uses her strong background of large national project implementations and her experience with food systems development to identify and implement collaborative, cross-sector opportunities to increase the health of the region and to promote collaborative methodologies and approaches. Ms. Terry was appointed to the VA Governor’s Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide and serves on numerous steering committees and advisory groups. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Texas A&M University. Like many at ASD, she is an avid lover of her furry canine children along with her not quite as furry son and daughter-in-law.
Dale Craig – Director of Operations
Dale was born in West Virginia, and is married with 5 children and 2 grandchildren. He is ASD’s Director of Operations and joined the team in 2016 after a 26 year career with Lowe’s Home Improvement. Dale moved many times in his first 13 years with Lowe’s and he earned increasing responsibility in several east coast locations. In 2000, he transferred to their corporate office near Charlotte, NC to work in their Store Planning and Design Departments for the remainder of his career. In 2012, he retired and then in 2104 his family moved to Abingdon. Dale soon got bored with retirement, and he started researching non-profits to either work or volunteer at and found a fit with his farm upbringing in WV and ASD’s mission. Dale’s strong retail experience was helpful during the launch of Practically Perfect in 2017. Practically Perfect is designed to give farmers a retail grocer distribution network and point of sale for seconds graded produce while offering this produce at discounted prices to consumers. Dale enjoys living near Bristol Motor Speedway and watching his favorite sport, NASCAR, helping out with his in-laws and attending Trigg Street Church of God, where his wife Virginia is the Care Pastor.
Angie Vanover – Director of Finance
Angie resides in Wise, VA with her husband, Coy and daughter, LeeAnn. Angie joined ASD in August 2017 after an extensive background leading in the call center industry. Most recently, she was with Teleperformance where she was responsible for 1600 employees across 4 locations and 2 countries as the Director of Operations. Angie spent 5 years with Sykes Enterprises as Site Director – Major Market Accounts, with both banking and mobility clients. Prior to Sykes, she spent 12 years in a leadership role at Verizon Communications, Inc. Her professional career has provided her experience in financial management and reporting, operations, business analysis, and leadership; she holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree from King College and Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from East Tennessee State University.
Sylvia Crum – Director of Communications and Development
Gina Patrick – Admin/HR Manager
Gina has been with Appalachian Sustainable Development for 13 years and is a southwest Virginia native. She is responsible for designing marketing materials, publications, point of purchase materials, website design and management, and office management. She works closely with senior and program staff to ensure that administrative support needs are met for the organization. Gina holds an Associate’s degree in Education and has over 18 years of administrative and human resources experience. She resides in Abingdon, VA with her husband and son and enjoys spending time with her family and pets, gardening, fishing, swimming and cooking.
Katie Commender – Program Manager
Jody Myers-Bott – Admin/Finance Assisitant
Emily Lachniet – Program Manager
Lindsey Keen – Program Manager
Michelle Morgan – Program Manager
Jenni Roop – Program Manager
Robin Robbins – Appalachian Harvest Food Hub General Manager
Adam Pendleton – Food Hub Manager
Kevin McNew – Food Hub Assistant
Gina Bishop – DOT Compliance Coordinator
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