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Our People

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The staff of Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee is extremely committed to the cause and mission focused. Each staff member is passionate about what they do. That has allowed us to create an amazing team that makes each wish experience powerful and unforgettable. We're proud to serve children, and families, in East Tennessee and to provide hope, strength, and joy.

Garrett Wagley

Garrett Wagley, President & CEO

Make-A-Wish East Tennessee brings hope, strength, and joy to children with critical illnesses and Garrett is passionate about that mission. He loves seeing the difference a wish makes in a child and how it inspires them, their family, and the community.

Shawn Harper

Shawn Harper, Development & Communications Coordinator

Shawn works to share the amazing stories of magical wishes with friends and supporters. He also helps plan events and raise funds so even more wishes will be granted in East Tennessee.

Michelle Kiely

Michelle Kiely, Vice President of Development

Michelle comes to Make-A-Wish East Tennessee with more than 25 years of fundraising development. She has a passion for children and is thrilled to help make life-changing wishes come true for the special children we serve.

Shelby Lucas

Shelby Lucas, Program Coordinator

Shelby is a graduate of High Point University and a native of Nashville. She developed her passion for nonprofits and Make-A-Wish during college and moved to East Tennessee to make magical wishes happen.

Melody Nation

Melody Nation, Administrative Assistant

Melody's love for Make-A-Wish came from her son, Brandon, getting a wish in 2015. It was such an amazing experience for her son and their family.

Devin Schiesser

Devin Schiesser, Director of Program Services

Since moving from Wisconsin to become a part of Make-A-Wish East Tennessee, she has thoroughly enjoyed coordinating the wishes of our children and families and watching the power of a wish come to life.

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Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee
6005 Century Oaks Drive, Suite 500
Chattanooga, TN 37416
(423) 629-9474