Meet Our Team
Mercedes L. Ringgold, President / CEO
Mercedes L. Ringgold worked in the nonprofit sector for several years prior to becoming CEO of United Cancer Support Foundation. Spearheading the day to day operations, Mercedes keeps the mission of UCSF as her guiding beacon in directing the activities of the organization.
Lakeisha Johnson, Signatory
Lakeisha Johnson, founder of Gold Key Access, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, an author, wife, mother, Notary and advocate for families impacted by incarceration. She encourages families through her shared experience, and familiar hopes during challenging times of incarceration. Mrs. Johnson is also the owner of Love Incarcerated Journals & more. From the sales of her journals she is able to support families on the outside connecting with their loved ones on the inside.
Chris Lundy, Treasurer
Christopher Lamont Lundy, father, loving husband, and a dedicated member of the community. Mr. Lundy along with his lovely wife, Tina, is the owner of Clean4U Inc., a health-based cleaning company located here in Knoxville Tennessee. Mr. Lundy is also the president/owner of DLB Enterprises LLC a trucking company founded by him, and his brothers also based out of Knoxville Tennessee. A graduate of Austin-East High School Chris boasts strong ties to the community. Mr. Lundy also is a founding member of H.E.A.L..A 501c3 whose mission is: To end all forms of violence in the community.
Tina Lundy, Secretary
Tina Lundy, mother of six, wife, entrepreneur. The owner of Beepretty Boutique and Clean4U Inc. Tina is a native of Long Island New York and has resided in Knoxville Tennessee most of her life. Mrs. Lundy has deep ties within the community and has long been an advocate for those that need help in areas of mental health, homelessness, and women’s health.
Umar Tennessee, Sergeant at Arms
Umar Tennessee, father, dedicated member of the community, and member of Faith Covenant Christian Church has a deep love for the community of Knoxville. Mr. Tennessee is a transit Operations Planning Manager at Transdev North America and has a long history of community organizing and advocacy, with recent outreach work with Focus Ministries, the Alliance House, and the Kuumba Festival. Mr. Tennessee is co-owner of two Knoxville-based businesses; OK Professional Cleaning Services LLC, and DLB Enterprises LLC, a licensed TN Life and Health Specialist, a Youth Sports Official, and professional photographer. A graduate of Austin-East High School, and the University of Tennessee, Mr. Tennessee has formed strong community relationships by helping others. Mr. Tennessee is a founding member of H.E.A.L., a 501c3 organization whose mission is to end all forms of violence in the community.
Tonya Hairston, Community Outreach
Tonya Hairston is the owner of Hairston’s Naturals, LLC and H & H Commercial Services. Tonya is a Holistic Health Practitioner and Master Herbalist with a 20 year background in the dermatology field. While working in dermatology Tonya worked with patients with conditions such as Alopecia, Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne Vulgaris and assisted with Skin Cancer surgeries. Tonya is focused on building healthier local communities from educational classes to social activities, volunteering and other community services.