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Board & Staff

Board of Directors for 2024

Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.

Mary Frances Cotham, Chair
Mike Watts, Vice-Chair
Nancy Fleming, Secretary
Martha Hunt, Treasurer
Doris Krain, Member at Large
Rev. Ben Kane, Ex Officio
Chuck Chappell
Quantia "Key" Fletcher
Pat Goss
Leon Kaplan
Doris Krain
Kristen Lippencott
June Lloyd
Beverly Milford
Marvin Schwartz
Sheri Simon
Laura Spradley
Mike Walden
Connie Wardell

Our Staff

Our staff has a strong commitment to serving the many volunteers and members of our organization. Click names to email staff person.

Leah Greenfield, Executive Director

In 2023, I completed my eighth year at LifeQuest, the second as Executive Director. Observing LifeQuest members come together, whether in person or online, to engage in lifelong learning classes, embark on travels, dance, perform, share meals, and connect is an absolute joy! Enriching this journey are incredible partnerships with an impressive group of congregations, sponsors, and educational partners, and the steadfast support from an active board of directors and volunteers. I am privileged to work with an incredible team and remain grateful for the opportunity to contribute with them to the thriving community that is LifeQuest.

Heather Thompson, Business Manager

I still tell people that I’m new to LifeQuest, but I’m starting my third year as Business Manager as I started in January of 2021. I guess time flies when you’re having fun, and LifeQuest is so fun! The staff, volunteers and members continue to amaze me with their thirst for knowledge and dedication to the organization. As Business Manager, I oversee business operations and work hard to keep us on budget. I look forward to many more years of helping LifeQuest and its members thrive. 

Gina Bridges, Program Director

My adventure with LifeQuest began in 2016. I am lucky to work with staff and instructors who have a passion for lifelong learning…everyday is an adventure! I love seeing members excited about the wide variety of classes and making new friends. I’m very grateful to Second Presbyterian for hosting LifeQuest and for their wonderful staff who help our in-person program thrive and run smoothly. I’m also grateful for our LifeQuesters learning how to navigate classes online – an adventure unto itself!

Donna Elkey, Program & Volunteer Coordinator

I started with LifeQuest as a shuttle driver in 2018 and am now the Program and Volunteer Coordinator. This means I have the pleasure of working with our incredible volunteers who make all the magic happen. It is rare to find a volunteer assignment that does not feel like spending time with friends, and this is exactly what I have at LifeQuest. When not working on coordinating the various ways our members volunteer, I can be found roaming the halls helping out in classrooms, at my desk creating the quarterly brochures for the upcoming terms, and a myriad of other engaging tasks. There is no end to the fun that is my job!