Rhoni Basden

Executive Director

Rhoni Basden is the proud Executive Director, since 2013! She and her husband, Cam, have two little boys being raised with a strong dedication to equitable rights! Rhoni graduated from the University of San Francisco and has worked in public service for over 10 years!

“Work Hard. Stay Humble. Smile Often. Be Honest. Stay Loyal. Never Stop Learning.”



Alanna Hunsaker-Kosier

Programs Director

Alanna is our Programs Director and has been with Girls Inc. for over ten years. She has greatly enjoyed watching our facility expand and grow to reach more girls in Oak Ridge, Knoxville and Blount County.  She has three children and the oldest is a junior at Carson Newman. She enjoys watching football, but most importantly the Denver Broncos!

“One of the great things about young people is that they do question, that they do care about justice, and that they have open minds.” ― Zack de la Rocha



Tracy Crossno

Sports Director

Tracy is the Sports Director at Girls Inc., and when she is not running our many sports programs or assisting with practices and games, she is helping manager her two restaurants. She has an amazing family of a husband and three kids, two of whom played sports at Girls Inc. Tracy feels blessed to be a part of the Girls Inc. organization, and it’s not unusual to see her whole family helping out with the different sports!

“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m Possible!’” ― Audrey Hepburn




Kirby Deal

Development Director

Kirby is a native of Tennessee and couldn’t imagine living anywhere without the beautiful mountain scenery. She enjoys watching sports, especially baseball, Crossfit, reading, watching movies, exploring new places, and doing anything outdoors. Kirby loves working for Girls Inc. because the organization makes every girl feel special and cared for while inspiring them to pursue their dreams, whatever they may be.

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou



Meghan Byrge

Outreach Director

Meghan supervises outreach programs and staff. She recently graduated from University of Tennessee with a degree in Anthropology and has been working at Girls Inc since February 2016!  She love dogs, donuts and coffee! A true triple threat. Her favorite thing about working for Girls Inc. is seeing girls grow to become strong, empowered young women and realize their full potential.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Meade



Kyla Black

Programs Supervisor

Kyla supervises the programming and staff at the Oak Ridge center. She graduated from Tennessee Technological University in 2016 with her Bachelors in Child & Family Studies. You can always find her cheering on her Vols & Ice Bears, loving on her three dachshunds and her husband! She loves Girls Inc. because it empowers young girls to grow up strong, smart & bold!

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.” ― Stacey Bendet