Meet Our Staff
The staff at InterFaith is dedicated to our mission. There is very little staff turnover because our leadership continues to seek out extraordinary people to handle the day to day operations of a busy practice. If you talk to staff individually, they will tell you that the biggest reason they want to work here is because they believe in the mission. It shows. The InterFaith staff family strives to offer hope to those who need it.
Melissa Knight has been serving as an administrator at InterFaith since 1994. With a background in banking, Melissa was drawn to InterFaith because of her strong desire to help people in need, and after 24 years at InterFaith she still feels very passionate that there is a way to provide quality comprehensive healthcare to the working uninsured through grassroot efforts & and community collaborations. When she’s not managing things at the clinic, Melissa enjoys reading, cooking, serving at her church, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Ruth E. Baldridge MD
Dr. Ruth Baldridge graduated in family medicine from Marshall University School of Medicine in West Virginia and completed her residency at the UT Medical Center in Knoxville. Dr. Baldridge has been practicing medicine for 23 years and is board certified in family medicine and in hospice medicine and palliative medicine.
Stephanie Dockery has a bachelor’s degree in organizational management and has worked in the medical field for over 21 years. Stephanie has been in management for 13 years and has served as InterFaith’s practice manager since 2014. When she’s not scheduling volunteers or managing clinical programs, Stephanie enjoys volunteering at her church, cooking, being outdoors, spending time with her family, and solving true crime cases on the Investigation Discovery channel.
Director of Development and Public Relations
Aaron Price joined the InterFaith team in 2019 and has over 10 years of experience in sales/marketing in working in the hospitality and retail industries in downtown Knoxville. When asked what he is most excited about in working at InterFaith he said, “I look forward to serving the underserved in our community and to building relationships that can help bring affordable health care to the hard-working men and women of this area.” Aaron and his wife, Jenny, just celebrated their two-year anniversary and they enjoy traveling to the beach, following Jimmy Buffett, watching live music, cooking, and spending time with their pets.
Assistant Director, Development & Public Relations
Kelly Mainor started her career at InterFaith at 2005 as an intern while getting her bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Tennessee. She fell in love with InterFaith’s mission and has been working in the development department ever since. When she’s not writing grants or planning fundraisers for InterFaith, Kelly loves camping, reading, cooking, traveling, traveling with her husband, and keeping up with their three lively kids.
David Miller, LCSW
Director of Mental Health and Social Services
David Miller has been with the clinic since 2007 as Director of Mental Health and Social Services. He was employed at Cherokee Health Systems fifteen years before joining the InterFaith Staff. David has spent his career working with the uninsured and underserved and felt right at home from the beginning of his time at Interfaith.