Board Members

Kristen Waddell

Kristen Myers Waddell, President I was introduced to COMEC through my friend and former board member, Holli Weatherington Wiley, in late summer 2011. Hearing the mission and values of the organization, I immediately wanted to learn more and be involved. I met with COMEC’s Executive Director Captain Len Edwards and joined the board by October 2011. I currently work as a marketing consultant and freelance writer/editor, I have a degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice. My husband is Blake, and we have a five year old son, Barrett, and new daughter, Elizabeth Ann. My experience, degree and love for children all make COMEC a perfect fit for me.  I joined the board to help promote this deserving organization and to educate corporations, organizations and individuals in our community who are in need, or know someone who may need COMEC assistance someday.

Alisa Ellis, Vice President

Clay Tidwell, Secretary

Camilla Autry, Treasurer I first came to COMEC in November of 2014. COMEC has been a great help to me and now I want to give back. I think I can help with the fundraising part of this worthy organization. That’s why I joined their board in January 2016.

About me, I grew up in a rural area near Camden, TN. After high school, I attended Union University and The University of Memphis. I have been a resident of Shelby county for over 40 years. My husband, Bobby, and I ran a small business from our home in Bartlett. I presently help with the raising of my granddaughter, Natalie. I enjoy traveling, my church, my friends, and working with COMEC. My hope is that this great organization will be around for years to come, helping hurting families of Shelby county.

Greg Bethel

Joy Doss


Pam Taylor

Ron Wong

Ron Wong I’m very fortunate to have several passions of which community service is one of them.  I was asked about 5 years ago to join the board of COMEC, which I did not hesitate to accept.  I did this because I believed in the mission of the organization and believe deeply that our children are our future!  With my experience as a board member for various organizations over the past 15 years, I also felt like I could help grow the professionalism of the COMEC board.  As a current board member, I feel my responsibilities are to help establish and grow meaningful fundraisers, govern the organization to performance excellence and provide resources for the success of the all the programs.  About me, retired from FedEx after 34 years of service, Viet Nam veteran, member of Leadership Memphis class of 2003.  I have also bass fished professionally for over 20 years, but now retired from that also.

Michael Cope

Robin Colwell

Bonnie Crenshaw

Halle Simpson

Matt Gulotta

Advisory Board members include Nick RIce, Todd Miller, Andrew Bartolotta, Andy Phelps, Patti Phelps, Angie Evers, Audrey Gonzalez, Chestine Bradley, Holli Weatherington Wiley, Jane Russell, Janice and Charles Reichard, Jonathan Bawcum, Katie Allbritton, Mamie Jones, Maurrean Barger, Patti Phelps, Selena Silvestro and Toya Duffie.