Jason Willis, Regional Development Director

Gary Chagnon, Operations Manager

Gary joined Action Ministries Rome in 2014, but he began volunteering with the nonprofit in 2008. He also volunteered at Northpointe Church, where he was assistant director of the church’s food pantry. During his tenure, Gary helped grow the food pantry to one of the largest in the Atlanta Community Food Bank area, serving up to 1,200 families each month. Gary also owns a party rental business in the Rome area. He and his wife, Kara, have two daughters. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

Dawn Hayes, Program Coordinator

Born in Florida, Dawn has made Rome her home since 1981, when she attended West Rome High School. She joined Action Ministries in Rome in 2005. Since 2008, Dawn has been the program coordinator, where she manages the process of ordering and distributing food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and elsewhere. Dawn and husband Aaron have two sons and a daughter. The family belongs to First Presbyterian Church of Rome.

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