Meet The Team

Our Staff

Matthew Lentsch, MPA

Matthew Lentsch, MPA

Executive Director

Matthew Lentsch is a successful nonprofit executive, servant leader with 25+ years of extensive professional leadership, fundraising and marketing/communication experience. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Asbury University and master’s degree from Indiana University (MPA), Master of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Matt and his wife Connie have 4 adult children and 6 grandchildren. Matt enjoys spending time with his family, camping, boating, sports, and volunteering for and serving his community.

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

Melissa Whealton

Melissa Whealton

Director of Development

Melissa brings 20 years of combined fundraising and business development experience to RHF.  As a Director of Development she has managed signature fundraising events that include walks, galas, telethons and a variety of other. She has also been instrumental in establishing and executing stewardship programs, and developing year end and annual campaigns. In her free time, Melissa enjoys walks and trips to the dog park with her fur baby, Daisy, spending time with family & friends and DIY projects. Melissa is a native of Eastern NC and a graduate of East Carolina University. 
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.