Administrative Staff

Jimmy Honen
Deputy Executive Director/ Fiscal Director

BIO: Jimmy has been with the agency since 1991 as Finance Director and was promoted to Deputy Executive Director/Fiscal Director effective November 1, 2009. He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin and worked in state government as an auditor fourteen years prior to being employed by Southwest. He is responsible for oversight of all financial and program operations of the agency. He has served as the Treasurer of the Tennessee Association of Community Action Agencies and is currently on the Finance Committee of the Tennessee Association of Human Resource Agencies.

Amy Faulkner
Executive Assistant

BIO: Amy has been employed at SWHRA since 1996. She is the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and Deputy/Fiscal Director. She is currently seeking a Manager Certification from Southeastern Association of Community Action Agencies (SEACAA).  Some of her main responsibilities include planning and coordinating meetings for board members and staff and processing accounts payables and handling other executive functions of the agency.  Amy’s experience gained while working within the Fiscal Department has given her knowledge that is invaluable to her administrative responsibilities.

Christy McMahan
Grants/Special Projects

BIO: Christy came to SWHRA in January of 2008 as a funding resource analyst. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. Throughout her accounting career, she has worked in both private and public sectors.  Her experience includes being an auditor for both non-profit and for-profit entities.  Christy is an active member of the Tennessee Association of Human Resource Agencies (TAHRA) and serves on multiple committees within the organization.  She also serves on the Board of Directors for Tennessee Homeless Solutions.  Her goal is to bring additional funding into the agency as well as develop new community programs in order to make a difference in the lives of others.

Vonda Mathenia
Human Resources Director

BIO: Vonda has been with the agency since 2009. She is a graduate of Union University and is currently seeking her Southeastern Association of Community Action Agencies (SEACAA) Manager Certification. Vonda is an active member of the Tennessee Association of Human Resource Agencies (TAHRA) and serves on multiple committees within the organization.  Prior to joining SWHRA, she served as a Regional Human Resource Manager for BlueScope Steele North America.  In addition to her corporate experience, she has fifteen years of experience in the non-profit sector.

Where Are We?

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The Tennessee General Assembly established Southwest Human Resource Agency (SWHRA) in 1973 as one of nine Human Resource Agencies deemed to be the delivery system for human services throughout the state of Tennessee. SWHRA is a public non-profit agency that serves an eight county region including Chester, Decatur, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, McNairy and Madison counties...

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