Staff

Donna Anderson

Director of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for Warren and Van Buren counties

Graduate of Tennessee Technological University.

Employed with TOPS since April 1, 2016.  I very much enjoy my job because I am able to see the major contributions senior adults make in our community. We have over 200 volunteers aged 55 and older who work each day to make the world a better place by volunteering and donating their time furnishing clothes for the needy, preparing and delivering hot meals for those who cannot do so for themselves, issuing military graveside services for deceased veterans, offering tutoring and homework support at local libraries and after-school programs, providing companionship to nursing home patients, making care packages for Hospice patients,  instructing grief counseling classes, helping to sharpen job interview skills, and instructing GED preparation and college preparation assistance classes among other things. Our volunteers bring a lifetime of knowledge and experience to every job they do. I am very honored to know these fine ladies and gentlemen.

Chasity Collins

Payroll Manager

I have worked at TOPS since 2012.

I have worked in accounting for twenty years. My primary tasks are payroll and accounts payable. It has been a great privilege to work at TOPS. I work and have grown to know many wonderful people who improve and change lives each and every day.

Stephanie Halmontaller

Case Manager

Stephanie has been a case manager with TN Opportunity Programs since 2014.

Prior to working at TOP’s she worked as a repair welder for Calsonic Kansei North America exhaust division from 2001-2014. After coming to TOPS she received a business service certification in October 2015 from the Association of Farmworker Programs (AFOP) in 2015. Stephanie finds helping people who work hard get into programs that lead to better jobs, financial security, and more time with their family rewarding.

In her free time Stephanie enjoys coaching and traveling with her daughter’s softball team.

Leigh Hillis

21 st Century Afterschool Program – Warren County

I have been with TOPS for 5 years as an instructor and coordinator.

I am the 21st Century After School Program manager for TOPS. I love being able to work with children to build a sense of community in our afternoon program. I am an educator at heart. It is my passion. I love seeing the enthusiasm in my students as they learn new concepts. I have been an Elementary ELA teacher for 15 years, and I can honestly say I love going to school every day.

Sherry Fowler

I Been with TOPS 23 years and serve most of West TN.

Bells High school graduate and attended Jackson State. When I first started TOPS was part of JTPA and I have been affiliated with WIA since conception and a board member & youth council member of both WIAs for Areas 11 &12 for over 10 years. Youth Council Chairman, area 11 for several years. Received several certificates and awards for service to both boards and considered by both boards to service on the state board.

In my personal time I enjoy spending time with my son and grandson.

Leecia Walker

I have worked with TOPS since July 2009.

I am Leecia Walker with the TOPS program. I cover a large part of the Upper Cumberland and some of the Eastern part of Tennessee. I have had jobs working from retail, bank teller, bank manager, to my present case management position, since my start in 1990. I love to work with people and the TOPS program allows me to meet great people and be a part of their growth and training experience. I am fortunate to work with people embarking on the dreams and goals they have envisioned for years. I love when we see a new client filled with hope and dreams of not only changing their lives, but changing the future for the families. I have cried, laughed and rejoiced with those touched by our program. I have grown myself but watching my clients victories and all they have overcome to succeed. At TOPS, we offer encouragement not only with stipends but with words. Our clients here at TOPS, have been recognized for being overcomer’s and overachievers. Each year, TOPS has a chance to showcase our amazing clients. Some of the ones I have been honored to work with, have been recognized for their great achievement.