MEET OUR TEAM

Jim & Janine Carney
Jim & Janine CarneyBoard of Directors
Jim was raised in Missouri and left to join the United States Air Force. After his active duty time, he was hired by the airlines and worked for Northwest Airlines retiring as a Boeing 747 Captain. He thoroughly enjoyed his 38 1/2 year career…he says he never had to go to work a day in his life! Upon his retirement, he volunteers his time and his airplane flying by rescuing animals for Pilots N Paws. Jim completed the Citizen’s Academy at the police department and met many of the police officers. This is where he formed the idea of putting together a concert to benefit the officers’ children. When he asked Janine, his wife, if she would help, she said yes with one change….add the fire department to the mix. Thus, the Germantown First Responders Scholarship Fund was formed.

Janine is a former teacher having both her education degrees from The University of Memphis. She taught Organizational Training and later went into sales. She is involved with other very giving organizations such as Les Passees and Carnival Memphis.

The Carney’s agree it is nice to be at a point in their lives when they can give back to their community. What better group to help but the people we depend on in our greatest hour of need?

David Waldrop
David WaldropBoard of Directors
David M. Waldrop is an attorney practicing in Germantown, Tennessee. David graduated from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis in 1987. He is licensed to practice in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas focusing on Family Law and Civil Litigation.

In addition to practicing law, David serves as an Elder at Germantown Presbyterian Church and has served as a chairman of the town of Collierville Planning Commission, worked on the town of Collierville Land Use Plan and was on the board for the Memphis Oral School of the Deaf.

Prior to becoming an attorney, David was a volunteer firefighter for the Germantown Fire Department. He worked part time as a firefighter during high school, and after graduating from the Germantown High School, he worked full time for the Germantown Fire Department.

Chip Linebarier
Chip LinebarierBoard of Directors
A former University of Tennessee football player and Academic All-American and a graduate of the Tennessee College of Dentistry, Chip has been in the dental practice for 35 years. He has been married to Denise Ganong for 39 years with 3 children and 3 beautiful grand-daughters. “I have a passion for service and those who serve our community,” Chip states. “This new fund will give us the opportunity to help and support our first responders and their families.”
Scott Sanders
Scott SandersBoard of Directors
Scott Sanders was elected in 2018 and is serving his first four-year term as Alderman for Position 1 in Germantown. Scott has been a public servant all of his adult life, having served as a police officer and United States Marshal until his retirement in 2017. He graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR with a bachelor’s degree in criminology. He is a 2005 graduate of Leadership Germantown and has been a member of the Leadership Germantown Alumni Assoc. for 13 years. Prior to being elected, Scott served onthe Public Safety Education Commission for several years.

Alderman Sanders currently serves as liaison to the Beautification Commission, Public Safety Education Commission, Senior Citizen Advisory Commission and Technology Commission.

Alderman Sanders is married to Brenda and has three grown children, one child at Houston High School and one granddaughter. Scott and his wife have lived in Germantown for 20 years and are members of the Germantown Church of Christ. Scott enjoys hunting, fishing, coin collecting and volunteering with local civic organizations in his spare time.