Staff Members

Tenesha Thomas

Executive Director
(256) 428-9435

Tenesha has a love for helping others through public service and volunteerism. She believes simply showing compassion and empathy can lead to impactful relationships.  She has a degree in Psychology and over 12 years of experience in administrative roles with city government. She also has a degree from the Specs Howard School of Media Arts and studied Project Management and Human Resource Management at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Her involvement in the community is extensive, including working with The Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship,  Leadership Greater Huntsville, and the United Way of Madison County to name a few. She is an advocate for mental health and wellness and enjoys cooking, exercising, and spending time with loved ones in her spare time.

Anita Ayers

Site Coordinator at First Baptist Campus
(256) 428-9415

Anita was born and raised in Huntsville. She graduated from Grissom High School and Auburn University. She is married and has two sons. Her oldest son is a TV meteorologist in Texas and her youngest son is a junior at UAH. She is a member of GracePointe Baptist Church in New Market. Before becoming a site coordinator, she volunteered as a Language tutor and as a mentor with CWJC. She enjoys crafting, home decorating and paddle boarding.

Nancy Eckhardt

Recruitment Director
(256) 428-9461

Nancy is a native of Huntsville and currently lives in Madison.  She graduated from Lee High School and studied accounting at UAH and the University of Texas at San Antonio.   She has volunteered with CWJC for many years, including mentoring, board membership, mentor training, and accounting.  When the chance came to become recruitment director she jumped at it!  A member of Asbury UMC in Madison, she has been trained as a Stephen Ministry leader and Samaritan’s Purse disaster missions leader.  Through Asbury she has been active in missions both local and foreign, singles ministry, Bible study leader, oil change ministry, and Women’s ministry.  Crochet and sewing are her favorite hobbies but her passion is her 8 grandchildren!

Amy Harbarger

Volunteer Coordinator/Office Manager
(256) 428-9404

Amy was born in Montgomery, Alabama but considers Alexander City her hometown, having moved there at age 10. After graduating from Auburn University, marrying Huntsville native David Harbarger, and having three sons, Amy found her niche in volunteering. It became evident after many years with PTAs and other community organizations that volunteers are the bedrock of a city and community. Since 2013, Amy has volunteered with CWJC as part of the Circles Luncheon planning committee and as a member of the Board of Directors. When a part time job opened up at CWJC as Volunteer Coordinator, the timing seemed right! First Baptist Huntsville is her church home where Amy teaches 5th grade Sunday School. Her favorite activities include being with her family (which doesn’t happen often since two kids are at Auburn), reading, spending time with friends, and watching British dramas on PBS!

Ron Wicks

Director/Site Coordinator, Christian Men’s Job Corps
(256) 886-7952

Ron grew up in Huntsville, and had the opportunity to work with several great companies and owned a business along the way. He has coached and mentored several entrepreneurs and start ups and is now focused on planning and developing a new CMJC site to serve men seeking to improve their job and life skills.

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