Board of Directors

Diane Hight - Founder/President

Diane founded Forever Young in 2006 because of her love for seniors. The organization has given her the opportunity to show the importance of those who have given so much. When she’s not loving on older people, you’ll find her with her husband, Greg, and three grown children. She is an active member at Central church and also loves snow skiing and boating.

 

Luanne Cox - Vice-President

Luanne is an optometrist at Cordova Vision Center. What started out as a memorable D.C. trip with her father, has turned into a personal mission for Luanne. She joined the board to help Forever Young show veterans how much they are honored and valued. Luanne enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and the beach.

 

 

Wes Parker - Treasurer

Wes is a native Memphian who graduated from Christian Brothers University with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting.  He owns a tax and financial consulting firm which specializes in taxation including representing individuals and businesses before the IRS. He has been in business for 27 years. His father was a WWII veteran in the United States Navy. In order to help preserve history, and to educate the public, he is an avid WWII reenactor. It is his hope that by portraying a soldier of the greatest generation, the world will never forget. In addition to volunteering his time to Forever Young, he loves to visit and help the veterans any way he can. When not working, volunteering, or reenacting, you will find Wes salmon fishing in Alaska.

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Camille Diggs - Secretary

Camille works in the communications department at FedEx Express.  She considers the opportunity to serve an honor and loves to spend time with veterans and seniors.  She believes that each story is a priceless treasure.  Camille is an active member at Christ the Rock Church, loves to roller skate & swim, and has recently received her Master of Arts Degree in Human Services.

 

Jack Taylor - Advisor/Fundraiser

Jack is a WWII veteran who fought in the Pacific on the USS Kitkun Bay. He is a retired food broker who sold his company, Taylor and Greer, in 1995. He then began volunteering for First Baptist Church and Crosslinks Medical Mission Group. Jack joined Forever Young after going on the organization’s ‘Trip of Honor’ to Washington D.C in 2010. He helps raise funds to honor other veterans, calling it the most rewarding work he’s ever done. When Jack is not helping Forever Young, you’ll find him on the golf course or somewhere telling jokes.

 

Sandra Moak - Advisor/Fundraiser

Sandra is HR Representative at Helena Chemical Company. She has been a part of the organization since 2010. Volunteering for Forever Young gives her the opportunity to create special moments in the lives of our veterans. She also has a deep appreciation for the arts, loves working with crafts, and helping our senior veterans.

 

Emily Garrett - Advisor/Fundraiser

Emily is a Local Coordinator for the Kidney Smart education program with Davita Dialysis. She got involved with Forever Young to honor her Grady, Jim Garrett, a Battle of the Bulge veteran. She truly believes these heroes saved the world and wants to learn everything about them and honor them while we still have them. Emily teaches voice part-time and, in her spare time, enjoys Tennessee athletics, Grizzlies basketball, theatre, karaoke, lake weekends, and being with her sweet rescue pup, Millie May.


Staff

Daniel Hight - Executive Director

Daniel joined Forever Young in June of 2013 after working five years as a TV news reporter in Memphis. He is the son of an Air Force veteran and has a love for those who served the country in the U.S. military. When Daniel is not serving senior veterans you’ll find him at Grizzlies games or restoring cars and motorcycles. He is married to Sarah, a NICU nurse, and they have two daughters.

 


Volunteer Staff

Chris Batté - Alabama Director

Chris graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Education. Her passion has always been teaching History to Middle and High School students. She went on her first Trip of Honor with Forever Young to Pearl Harbor in 2016 and discovered another passion; honoring senior veterans. Chris coordinates the wishes of our veterans in Alabama through veteran outreach and fundraising. In her free time, you'll find Chris working on her farm or riding her horse, Tex.