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Our History

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"You will touch a lot of people. You will  probably never know what doors you open, what opportunities you are giving a lot of  young girls..."
                                                                                                                    Pat Summitt

Our Team Today

Lise Bender
As Executive Director, Lise loves seeing Strong, Smart and Bold girls grow and spreading the word to our community about how Girls Inc. inspires girls daily.


Misty Graham-Stapleton

As the Program Director, Misty delights in using her education and communications background to lead her team in creating  fun, educational experiences for girls.


Christine Coley

Christine is our Bookkeeper, working each day to make sure the wheels keep rolling for our team. .

Lauren Stipes

A Girls Inc. program facilitator for 7 years, Lauren is now our Community Development Manager. Lauren manages funds development, our social media communications, community relations and represents Girls Inc. in new communities. 


Our Current Program Team

Ms. Chloe, program facilitator

Ms. Daphne, Tech Lab facilitator

Ms. Abby, program facilitator

Ms. Kelley, program facilitator

Ms. Cera, program facilitator

Lise Bender

Executive Director

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Misty Graham-Stapleton

Program Director

Christine Coley


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Lauren Stipes

Community Development Manager

Ms. Chloe

Program Facilitator

Ms. Daphne

Tech Lab Facilitator

Ms. Cera

Program Facilitator

Ms. Kelley

Program Facilitator

Title IV Non-Discrimination Policy

No person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, or sex shall be excluded from participation in, or be denied benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination of services, programs, and employment provided by Girls Inc. of Hamblen County.

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Ms. Abby

Program Facilitator

Program Center Location:

301 Sulphur Springs Rd., Morristown, TN  37813


Contact Us By Mail:

Girls Inc. of Hamblen County

P.O. Box 3058

Morristown, TN  37815

By Phone:


Our 2022 Board of Directors

Executive Officers

Cindy Thompson - President

Jessica Rich - Vice President

Beverly Sligh - Treasurer

Jennifer Gentry - Secretary

Members at Large

Dr. Alpha Alexander

Karen Armstrong

Zach Coffey

Timia Coffman

Betty Golden

Miriam Higgins

Becky Hodge

Kathy Howerton

Denise Johnson

Susie Johnson

Deb Miksa

Keisha Monroe

Kenny Noah

Pat Stanton

Mindi Stokely

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