April Smith our Executive Director since June 2022, has been with Family Promise of Blount County since 2016 first as a Case Manager for the Shelter, Transitional Housing, and Going Home, Staying Home Programs. April is grateful that she is able to work alongside each family in the many different programs by teaching budgeting, relationship building, teaching good tenancy classes, and providing a support system to help them become successful as the family obtains permeant housing.
April has lived in Blount County her whole life, graduated in 1998 from William Blount High School, and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in Child Development. April and her husband, Chip, reside in Maryville. Together, they have 3 teen children who attend schools in Blount County and an older son in Gainesville, FL who is making his path into adulthood.