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Our People

The Staff of Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee is extremely committed to their cause and are mission focused.  Each staff member is extremely passionate about what they do which has created an amazing team to make the wish experience for children in East Tennessee and their families truly an unforgettable and powerful experience.

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.


Stephanie Wilkins, Director of Development

Stephanie enjoys sharing the story of Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee and simply watching people want to be involved in such a wonderful thing. Stephanie has met some of the most amazing and giving people through her work and continues to be inspired by this.


Abby Agnew Carden, Director of Program Services

Abby loves that Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee focuses on the child's wish and not the child's condition. She continues to be amazed at what the wish truly does for a child helping them focus on the positives.


Devin Schiesser, Wish Manager

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.


Maggie Morgan, Development Coordinator

Maggie’s love for Make-A-Wish and it’s mission started as a Program Services intern the summer going into her senior year of college at the University of Tennessee- Knoxville. She stayed connected as a wish granter volunteer and is now a staff member. She feels honored to be a part of this organization!


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.

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