Tiffani Mensch, Chief Capacity Building Officer

tiffani.jpgWith almost two decades of experience working in the nonprofit sector, Tiffani is passionate about helping organizations achieve greater mission impact. She earned an MA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology. Contact Tiffani at (865) 313-2077 x204 or Tiffani's specialties include programming, fundraising, marketing, communications, grant writing, and organizational/program evaluation.


Chase Whitmire, Director of Membership Development


Chase has been in the nonprofit world for more than 20 years, working both locally and internationally. He is passionate about collaboration and unifying organizations to make their communities the best they can be. Chase grew up in Chattanooga, TN and later attended college at Furman University in South Carolina. Contact Chase at (865) 313-2077 x202 or​ Chase's specialties include volunteer management and fundraising.

Elle Benson, Director of Capacity Building


Elle Benson oversees the consulting services at ABN. She holds a certification in board governance from BoardSource, a global network advancing board governance practices. She also has a certificate in group facilitation. She earned a business degree from the Haslam College of Business, and she completed her MBA in leadership and organizational change at Tiffin University.

Her favorite consulting projects include board development, board and staff retreats, executive recruiting, and group facilitation. Contact Elle at (865) 313-2077 x203 or Elle's specialties include board development and human resources.


Jasmine Harper, Operations Manager

Jasmine.jpgJasmine oversees the day-to-day operations of ABN and supports all staff in their roles to ensure the best quality of service to our members, partners, and donors. She received her BA in technical communications from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, as well as a grant writing certificate from the UT Non-Credit Program. Contact Jasmine at (865) 313-2077 x205 or Jasmine’s specialties include grant writing, administrative processes, Microsoft Office software, and database management.