- our story
Kara Finger has more than a decade of nonprofit experience, currently as Executive Director for the Wesley House. Prior to the Wesley House, she worked as Vice President of Programs for Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee from 2012- 2019. She started as an intern at Big Brothers Big Sisters, in 2007 and worked in several positions prior to her serving as the VPP. Kara graduated from UT with a degree in Family Studies in 2007. In 2015, Kara completed the Consortium for Social Enterprise and Effectiveness through the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee.
Director of Client Services
Ms. Sharon has been a vital part of the Wesley House for over 18 years. She is very a dedicated, reliable, caring and compassionate part of our team. As a Director and member of this community she, has a strong love for serving others in the Mechanicsville/Lonsdale/Beaumont area. While Ms. Sharon does a little bit of everything at the Wesley House, she takes a lot of pride in running the senior program (WISE). She works diligently to provide companionship, support, wellness checks and sees to the needs of 28 senior citizens in our center and community. Without Ms. Sharon, the Wesley House would not be the same. She is a light bearer to our organization and very appreciated.
Director of Development
Kristy DuBose has been working in the nonprofit field for more than eight years. She began her career at Girls Inc of Johnson City, Washington County while attending East Tennessee State University. After obtaining her Bachelor's degree is Human Services, Kristy moved to Knoxville, TN and continued her career at Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee. Kristy has been working on the development side of nonprofits for over five years manging fundraising events as well as individual donor programs.
Ms. Victoria has an interesting tie to the Wesley House because she grew up attending the Wesley House as a child. Her passion for the youth grew as she got older and she obtained her degree from the University of Tennessee in Sociology. While in college, she worked as a Program Counselor for the Wesley House and upon graduation an opportunity became available for her to join the team as a full-time Assistant Program Director. She loves the children and community that we serve and hopes to continue to grow through her experiences at the Wesley House. Her compassionate nature and interaction with our students are greatly appreciated.