“After nine years as executive director of Family Promise of Blount County, Kathi Parkins has resigned,” the written statement from the board reads. “Under Kathi’s leadership, the organization has grown and served hundreds of families.”

Board Chair Kevin Ross expressed appreciation for all that Parkins has done.

“She has lived out the mission each and every day,” he said in the statement.

The board of directors includes Ross, Phil Hoffman, Staci Lawhorn, Lauren Emert, Rick Hudolin, Magan Stubblefield, Stephen Wigley *and Karen Hobby.