Interim Executive director
Like many, Kristin McMillin began her time with Caritas Community Center and Cafe as a volunteer in January 2019. Because of her past work experience, hard working attitude, trustworthiness, and her dedication to Caritas and its mission, she has grown from volunteer to garde manger chef, pastry chef, programming coordinator, and finally to Interim Executive Director in the past 10 months at Caritas Village.
Kristin graduated from Texas A&M University in 2012 with a B.A. in Sociology and a Certificate in Leadership Development & Studies from her membership in the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Military Program. Her past work experience includes summer camp counselor & before/after school care counselor for the YMCA for 2 years, Bryan C.S.I.S.D Summer Camp Program Leader for 1 year, legal secretary for 2 years, Health & Safety Supervisor at United Parcel Services for 3 years, Culinary Program Director for the Non-Profit Knowledge Quest’s Jay Uiberall Culinary Academy for 1 year, Pastry Chef to Chickasaw Country Club and Caritas Village for 6 months.
The culmination of her past work experience combined with her genuine desire to make Caritas Village and Binghampton Community a better place make her a suitable Interim Executive Director.
Onie Johns left her suburban Germantown life to engage in a “ministry of presence.” Through Caritas Village, which she founded, Onie strives to “break down walls of hostility between races, rich and poor, and provide a positive street-corner alternative for neighborhood children.”
Caritas Village now includes a restaurant and offers a wide range of cultural and arts activities to the additionally, the Village offers a theater, art studio, free health clinic, after-school programs, tutoring and ESL programs. All this hospitality and all the services are available in Binghamton, one of Memphis’ most under served neighborhoods.
"Onie Johns is passionate about community and the arts and believes that creativity is more valuable than knowledge and feels that we are all sojourners on earth and that there is “enough” for everyone."
In her efforts to build strong families in Binghamton and to create racial harmony throughout the city, Onie has joined forces with Service Over Self, Bridges, Jacob’s Ladder and numerous churches, among others. Onie’s life and work personify the values of the Women’s Foundation.
The Legends Award pays tribute to women whose work embodies the mission of the Women’s Foundation.