Meet The Team

Our Staff

Diana Juergens

Diana Juergens

Executive Director

Diana is a passionate supporter of the vision and mission of Rick’s Place. An active duty military spouse of 29 years and mother of eight daughters, Diana served as the first Executive Director of RHF and now is creating RHF’s horse program. Three of her daughters are in the US Army or married to service members.  

Tammy Kummer

Tammy Kummer

Volunteer Manager & Operation Manager

Volunteer Manager & Operation Manager.  Tammy has diverse experience working in Europe as a Budget analyst assistant to fabricating and installing electrical harnesses for the navigation system in various helicopters for the military.  Tammy has 11 years of experience homeschooling her children.  She is a former Army kid, as her father served 27 years, so she has always had compassion for the military family.  She is continuing her education as she believes in lifetime learning.   Tammy has a heart to serve the military family that serves us every day.  She is married and has three children.

Kimberly Weimer

Kimberly Weimer

Financial Director, RHF Treasurer and Executive Committee Member

Vicky Jimenez

Vicky Jimenez

Director of Programs

Vicky has a drive and passion for volunteering and advocacy to support our community.  She brings 10 years of experience working in local nonprofits.  She is a native of Fayetteville and grew up a military child.  Her father served in the US Army for 22 years.  She is the mother of 3 boys and the most precious puppy, Reginald.  Vicky is committed to RHF’s mission, and excited to encourage, support, and work with our military community.

Abby Barnett

Abby Barnett

Guest Service Member

Born and raised by a military family in Fayetteville, Abby has been immersed in the fast paced, ever changing routine that accompanies active duty lifestyle. Building community and strong support groups for people adjusting to absent loved ones has been a passion of hers her whole life. She is a recent college graduate and is excited about using her time and talents to serve those at RHF. 

Kyle Brownell

Kyle Brownell

Grounds Facility Manager

Kyle was a 14 year Army Vet.  12 years of my Military Career was here at Fort Bragg, NC.  Last 2 years was station in JBER Alaska where I ended up getting medical retired for a back injury.  Deployed 7 times while I was in the Military.  Now I decided to volunteer my time helping make the people in and around the military have  a great time at RHF.  I take care of the grounds and all of the maintenance here at RHF.  Coordinate with multiple groups and individuals to help make the facilities run and operate how we need them for all of the people who use Rick’s Place.  Married 19 years to my beautiful wife Winter and we have one son named Devonn and one daughter named Haylee.