Meet The Team
Brian Diller, Director
Brian Diller was named the Executive Director Empty Bowls Monongalia in January, 2021. Originally from Charleston, WV, Brian has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the Nashville, TN nonprofit business sector. Serving as the CEO of St. Luke’s Community House, Nashville’s Table and the Heimerdinger Foundation, he developed an extensive background addressing food insecurity issues.
He holds a Masters degree in Leadership and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University. His service recognitions include the Bank of America Nonprofit CEO of the Year, the Junior League Paragon Leadership award, the United Way Agency Partner and the Center for Nonprofit Management Salute to Excellence.
Brian has served on numerous nonprofit boards including the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, the Center for Nonprofit Management of Middle Tennessee and the Bank of America Community Allocations Committee. His passionate dedication to the cause of hunger relief and his commitment to our mission make him a welcome addition to the Empty Bowls Monongalia family.
Nelda Kimble, Agency Liaison
Nelda (Gilmore, McLaughlin) Kimble is a native of Preston County, WV and lives in Morgantown with her husband Dan.
She is retired, having worked for the State of West Virginia for 43 years. Her career has included Dean's Office Staff; WVU Davis College of Agriculture, National Resources, and Design; Education Coordinator for WVU Department of Pediatrics; Scheduler for (former) WV Governor Joe Manchin; and Director of Special Projects for the WV Bureau of Senior Services.
Since her retirement, she has served the community on the Board of the WV Botanic Garden; the Coordinating Council on Homelessness; and Empty Bowls Monongalia. She also volunteers for The Pantry Plus More.
She has two daughters (Amber, Shannon), three step children (Brent, Shaylyn, John), and 6 grandchildren.
Kim Hatton, Admin Manager
Kim Hatton is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and currently lives in Masontown, WV. After her time at West Virginia University, she opted to remain in the Morgantown area. After working for several years in the customer service sector at various establishments, she then became a bookkeeper, where she ultimately found her niche interests. She was then hired as the Deputy Municipal Court Clerk for the Town of Star City, combining the love of both previous experiences.
Following a major surgery which forced her retirement, she went looking for a volunteer position in order to use the skills honed over 36 years of work.
She was introduced the the Empty Bowls concept by a friend and was overwhelmed by the fun and camaraderie at the first event she attended. Beginning as a volunteer at the Luncheon, she then learned Empty Bowls was looking for an office clerk. she added that position to her repertoire.
While she knew food scarcity was an issue, until she began working at Empty Bowls, she had no idea how prevalent it is in the Morgantown area. She loves being able to make a tangible difference in the local community.
Travis Mollohan, Agency Liaison
Travis Mollohan, a native of Braxton County, WV, lives in Morgantown with his wife and daughter. He is the Director of Government Relations for West Virginia University where he advocates on behalf of the University with the State Legislature, Governor’s Office, and federal, state, county and local officials across the Mountain State.
Prior to joining WVU, he served as a long-time aide to US Senator Joe Manchin. He previously worked for Manchin in campaign, gubernatorial and senatorial roles, where he last served as director of outreach initiatives and constituent services for the Manchin’s state operations.
Travis earned a B.A. in Political Science from West Virginia University in 2005. He is an alumnus of Leadership Monongalia's 2016 Class.