Eli Cloud, co-founder
Eli (together with her co-founder Nikii Richey) founded Sister Supply in April of 2015 after learning of the tremendous need within the Memphis community for such an organization -- and finding that none existed.
In addition to serving as the Director of Development for Sister Supply, Eli is the Executive Director of Thistle & Bee – a nonprofit organization that serves victims of human trafficking in Shelby County and beyond. She is also the Director of Development for the RiverArtsFest - the largest outdoor juried artist market and urban street festival in the Mid-South.
Eli graduated summa cum laude from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree in Behavioral Science. She and her husband, Eric, have two girls: one human (Lily) and one perpetual puppy (Sausage).
Nikii Richey, co-founder
Nikii is the Executive Director of Memphis Advertising Federation, an artist, curator, studio manager, and jewelry designer. She’s passionate about her work with Sister Supply and believes that ending period poverty can make a huge difference in menstruators’ lives.
In addition to serving as the Marketing Director for Sister Supply, Nikii has served on the committee for Works of Heart, benefiting the Memphis Child Advocacy Center for many years. She also volunteers for Choices and the Hospitality Hub, and is active with local civil rights groups.
Nikii holds a B.A in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of South Carolina and a M.A. in Journalism (Advertising) from the University of Memphis. She lives and plays in Midtown with her husband and two knuckle-head boys.
Dominique is the Special Projects Coordinator for The Urban Child Institute. She has a BA in International Studies and History from Rhodes College. Dominique is passionate about menstrual equity and hopes that her work with Sister Supply will help Memphis menstruators have greater access to the period products they need.
Beverly Cruthirds recently retired from 40 years as an award-winning graphic designer, both in her own business and in the marketing departments of the downtown Memphis redevelopment office as well as two major professional services firms. She now devotes her energies to her volunteer passions, which, in addition to Sister Supply, includes leading tours at historic Elmwood Cemetery and serving in a number of leadership roles for Evergreen Presbyterian Church. And as the proud mother of one adult daughter, stepmother of five great grownups, and step-grandmother of two fabulous little boys, she keeps busy with family activities. Beverly has a heart for helping those in need, and Sister Supply's mission inspired her to offer her talent and time to this worthy cause.
Sheleah is the Founder and Executive Director of Living Grace, Inc. a non-profit organization that advocates and serves youth identified as homeless in Memphis. Currently adopting 9 Memphis area schools, Living Grace works with school counselors, social workers and administrators to accurately identify homeless students and provide basic necessities such as school supplies and toiletries each month.
In addition, Sheleah also works as the Memphis Director of Policy & Advocacy with the Tennessee Charter School Center and Operations Manager of Instructional Design with New Leaders. She works to listen, learn and lead the charge for innovation in education by collaborating with education partners, district officials, and the community to drive educational equity and promote quality schools throughout the city.
She earned a B.S in Marketing Management and Consumer Sciences from the University of Memphis and has a master’s degree in Education Curriculum and Instruction from Freed-Hardeman University. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Education Policy with a specific focus on literacy and urban education.
Margaret is an attorney and has practiced law in both public and private sectors. She began her career with Legal Services organizations in Kentucky and Tennessee. She also worked for the State of Tennessee in child support services, and then specialized in divorce and family law issues with the firm of Pounders Coleman PLLC in Memphis. She is a member of Shady Grove Presbyterian Church and has volunteered with Sister Supply for the past three years.
Deidre is CEO & Founder Of The Hygiene Chic Nonprofit Organization. She has been passionately volunteering and mentoring young girls through promoting healthy hygiene and puberty assistance over ten years. Deidre Pryor received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Christian Brothers University. She is a former Behavior Specialist at Geeter K-8. She is readily available to serve and coach youth girls around the Memphis and surrounding areas.
Nancy is a life long Memphian with a BA from Rhodes College and a MEd from MSU. She taught 5th grade at Whitehaven Elementary School and spent 16 years teaching World History, Etymology, and Speech at St Agnes Academy.
She has been married to her husband Walter for 51 years and they have 2 sons and 3 grandchildren. Nancy is currently retired. In addition to Sister Supply, she volunteers with Team Read and LeBonheur.
Growing up in a small, diverse town in West Tennessee has afforded Portia the opportunity to know and learn from many different cultures of girls experiencing the transition from childhood to adulthood. Her empathetic spirit and nature as a young child enabled her to operate the first “Girls Closet” at her elementary school. Here, she was able to see firsthand girls who were not able to “meet their needs” hygienically. This experience carried into her life as a mother of four children; two girls and two boys. She instilled in all her children with pride the spirit of helping those in need, without judgement of their situation, but as a vessel to improve their circumstance.
Portia graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Business Administration and minor in Psychology from The Lemoyne-Owen College. She is presently pursuing her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an Addiction Specialization. She works at ANF Architects and also is on the Board of Directors for River Arts Festival with responsibilities for Retail and Events. Her love of people and artistic expressions, she feels are her motivators for excellence.
Tommy Vollmar is a native Memphian with over 20 years of experience in the medical device and biotechnology industries. He has held several executive leadership positions in a variety of commercial roles throughout his career at Medtronic. He has also held regional sales and brand management roles with Wyeth and Equidyne Systems focusing on channel development and healthcare economics.
Tommy is passionate about serving the ‘under served’ in the community and affecting change. He firmly believes that the City of Memphis has tremendous potential, and the greatest untapped asset is the youth of this city. Ending period poverty removes a road block for young women to achieve their educational aspirations and can strengthen their image of self worth.
He earned a M.B.A. in International Marketing from the University of Notre Dame and a B.B.A. in Marketing Management from The University of Memphis. He and his wife, Lenore, have two sons (James & Colin. They are very active in their local community & parish (St. Louis Catholic School).