SHADES of Development Board of Directors

SHADES of Development would like to recognize and thank the outstanding people that willingly volunteer their time and resources to guide SHADES of Development in the pursuit of cultivating our community’s children.
Cindy Buttry

Chairman of the Board

Cindy is a steward to her community and focuses her energy in numerous roles that advocate for the interests of children.  Her service work includes serving on the Knox Count School Board, as well as the local and County Chapters of the PTA.   Cindy brings experience in board development, governance and strategic planning to the SHADES Board.
Kathy Hart


Kathy mixes her passion for music with her passion for children.  She is the founder and owner of Hartstrings Studio where she develops some of the best young violinists in the Knoxville area.  She also serves as the executive Director of the Knoxville Youth Orchestra.  She brings creativity, teaching expertise and a passion for performing arts to the SHADES Board.    
Lee Anne Donaldson

Lee Anne has served as the Finance Officer for Bandit Lites, an international commercial lighting company based out of Knoxville, for the past 22 years.  She has extensive experience in budgeting, systems management and accountability monitoring.  Lee Anne brings her financial expertise to the SHADES Board.
Tim Schade

Board Member

Tim’s educational background is in Criminal Justice Administration and Political Science with a Masters in Public Administration.  He has worked for the Knoxville Police Department for the past 24 years.  He has also served as a content developer and instructor for the National Forensic Academy.  In is free time he serves as a youth sports coach in baseball and basketball.  Tim brings his knowledge and expertise of youth violence and crime prevention as well as experience with advocacy for youth programming.
Doug Dawkins

Past Chairman of the Board

Doug brings over 50 years of business and community service expereince to the SHADES Board.  Before retirement, Doug served as the Divisional Vice President of American Express Financial Services.  He has also served in a variety of leadership roles with the Rotary Club, The Tennessee Cattleman's Association, The Knox County Coop and the Kiwanis.  Doug has a special interest in educating our young people about economy, free enterprise, and all aspects of health, nutrition and conservation.  

Kim Frazier

Past Chairman of the Board
Kim has extensive professional experience in Human Resources.  She has served on the Board for the Restoration House and the Board of the Knoxville Volunteer Resue Squad.  She now gives herself fulltime to her children.  Kim is currently taking a leave of absence from the SHADES Board while she invests her time in her children as they complete elementary school.  Kim remainds as an advisor to the SHADES Organization.