ARK Staff


anne cartyAnne Carty – Program Director.  Anne is a former manager of Cokesbury Bookstore. She is now in charge of all of the programs of The Ark as well as being a staff member of Noah’s Closet.





Betty Blair Daniel

Betty Blair Daniel – Development and Communications Director.  Betty Blair has been with The Ark from the beginning. She has served as past board chair, and as a casework manager following the 2010 flood. Currently she works with the other team members working at Noah’s Closet. Additionally, Betty Blair is responsible for grant writing and communications.



pat mcdonaldPat McDonald – Business Manager and Noah’s Closet staff

Pat is retired from the IRS, and is now working both as our business manager and as a staff member of Noah’s Closet.




Jody Daniel – Manager of Noah’s Closet

Jody works at Noah’s Monday through Thursday. She also assists and helps organize the Christmas Angel Tree Program.




Jenny White- Assistant manager Noah’s and Food Pantry Assistant

Jenny works Saturdays at Noah’s Closet, in addition to helping to run The Ark’s community food pantry.



Melanie Smiley – manager of Meals on Wheels

Melanie is in charge of The Ark’s Meals on Wheels program that provides 5 meals a week to the  homebound in South Cheatham County. To apply to receive meals or to volunteer, please contact Melanie at 615-604-9912. Or email her at


Butch Rogers – assistant manager of Meals on Wheels

Butch has worked with Meals on Wheels for many years, and helps run the Ark’s Meals on Wheels program.