Meet The Team

Chris

Van Asch

President

 

 

Chris Van Asch has over 15 years with Delta Air Lines as an Aircraft Mechanic. He grew up in North Carolina and served 13 years in the U.S. Coast Guard.  He began his passion for volunteering as a founding member of a Special Olympics Aquatics program in Elizabeth City N.C.  He joined Caring Crew 2 years ago and is leading the growth in the international medical delivery initiative.  In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and spending time on the lake.  He has 2 sons, 2 beautiful 

daughters-in law,  and 2 wonderful grandchildren that he loves to spoil.

John

Piribek

Vice-President

 

 

John Piribek has been a pilot for Delta Air Lines for 30years. He has three grown children and 5 grandchildren.John is also a retired Colonel in the United States Air Force, serving both in active duty and the reserves. In his last assignment, he was a Deputy Director for the Air Force National Security and Emergency Preparedness Directorate at Tyndall AFB, FL. This agency was responsible for the Air Force's support to Civil Authorities responding for natural/man-made disasters or providing support during National Special Security Events. John has been involved with Caring Crew for several years with La Sagrada Familia,  in Lima, Peru and most recently with Camp Angel in Guatemala City, Guatemala.  He has also, made deliveries of medical supplies to Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, for our partnership with MedShare. He is excited about Caring Crew and looks forward to serving others and expanding Caring Crew's reach and vision.

Teresa 

Johnson

Development

 

 

Teresa Johnson has been with Delta Air Lines for five years as a Flight Attendant. She grew up in Dallas, Texas and attended Texas A&M University in College Station. While at Delta she's been a Georgia Bulldog and Washington National charter flight attendant, an administrator on the Under Our Wings group, which mentored new hire flight attendants and a Caring Crew volunteer for one year. Prior to coming to Delta she had a career as an accountant in a major public accounting firm as well as corporate accounting. Teresa is  married and has three grown children; Ashley, Paige and Christopher. She enjoys traveling, fishing and spending time with family and friends. Teresa wants to make the world a more peaceful and loving place. To that end she has been involved in a leadership capacity with Coastal Conservation Association, Girl Scouts, Habitat for Humanity, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and Junior League. 

Stephanie

Zhu

Treasurer

 

 

Stephanie Zhu has been with Delta for more than 5 years in the Environmental Sustainability space.  She has served on the Caring Crew Board for three years. Stephanie also serves on the board of Re:Loom, another local Atlanta non-profit. 

Amy 

Landon

Secretary

 

Amy Landon has worked for Delta Air Lines since 1998 in both Airport Customer Service and Inflight and  is currently a flight attendant. She has a passion for travel and helping those less fortunate, especially children.  Amy has volunteered 100's of hours with multiple non-profits both locally and around the world.  She enjoys playing volleyball, hiking and crafting in her free time. Originally from Utah, she is currently living in Georgia.

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Communications Director

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Linda

Kelly

Events Director


Linda Kelly has been in In-Flight Service with Delta Air Lines for 36 years.  She has a husband and two grown children who have worked with Caring Crew.  Linda has been involved with Caring Crew for several years with projects in Lima Peru, Guatemala, Mexico City, Clarkston Ga, and most recently Bogota Colombia.  She is very honored to be the new Events Director and is excited to “get back in the game” as soon as it is safely possible and welcomes anyone who would like to volunteer and be part of this amazing experience!

Courtney Christiansen

Communications

Committee

 

Courtney has been a flight attendant with Delta for a little over 5 years. She grew up in Memphis, TN, and studied at Murray State University in Kentucky, so she’s a die-hard Grizzlies and MSU Racers fan! Courtney has been involved in mission work and charities since her teen years, and has been a part of Caring Crew for nearly four years now.

Jami

Jimenez

Communications

Committee

 

Jami Jimenez has been with Delta Air Lines for a little over 3 years . Since 2016 she worked in reservations and recently in 2019 she transitioned into Inflight. She lives in Tampa, Fl but is based in Atlanta. She joined Caring Crew in 2018 and it has forever impacted her life. She is fluent in Spanish. On her free time she loves to go outdoors, the beach and watching movies. She has a passion for traveling, serving others and volunteering in places where there is a need . Her hope is to instill the love she has in her onto others.

Anna

Berger 

Events

Committee

Anna Berger grew up in Virginia, completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Central Florida, and received her graduate degree from New York University. She worked in events for a decade before becoming a flight attendant; first at JetBlue and currently at Delta for 6 years where she has loved getting involved in special assignments from Brand Ambassador, VELVET team, to various charter teams (White House Press Corp, Breast Cancer One, and sports teams). She has lived in NYC for two decades, is an avid traveler, works events and production on the side, and volunteers for various organizations in her free time. After volunteering with Caring Crew in Guatemala and Mexico City, Anna planned a successful Caring Crew/Medshare project in Kenya in 2019. She is excited to serve on the Events Committee to continue to help children around the world!

Christopher Thomas

Events

Committee

Christopher began his career in the Airline Industry as a Gate Agent in 1986.  He continued growing and gaining skills in his field including operations, supervisory, and ramp work until departing in 1996 to pursue other interests.  While these other career paths helped build client service, management, and problem solving skills, he desired to return to the industry he loved.  He finally landed “home” at Delta as a Flight Attendant in 2018.  His desire to serve was a common thread throughout his multiple career paths. He credits growing up active in the Boy Scouts as having nurtured his core value of caring among others. In his spare time, he likes to scuba dive, explore nature, and engage in old fashioned arts and crafts. He loves to meet new people and different cultures as his job takes him around the world and ultimately desires to make a positive change.

Connor

Carolan-Tolbert

Medical Supply Delivery 

Committee

 

Connor is a 2ND generation Delta employee and will celebrate 13 years with Delta in July.  While attending Georgia Tech, he worked in ATL ACS as a ticketing/gate agent for a year.  After graduating from Georgia Tech with a BS in Public Policy, Connor transferred to Revenue Management as an analyst and held positions of increasing responsibility among various teams in Revenue Management.  After ten years in Revenue Management, he became a Project Leader in Global Distribution and Digital Strategy delivering new digital features for customers through various Digital Transformation projects.  Connor is currently a Customer Experience Manager leading a team of reservations specialists that service customers through social media channels.

Connor was a member of the 2017 C.E. Woolman Emerging Leaders class, and is a 2015 Chairman’s Club Honoree. Connor has participated in over twenty medical supply delivery trips as part of the Caring Crew and MedShare partnership and has delivered supplies to such far flung destinations as Nigeria, Ghana, and the Philippines.  He current serves as the POC for Caring Crew’s Honduras partnership with Clinica Esperanza.

 Lauren

Borrelli

Medical Supply Delivery 

Committee

 

Lauren has been with Delta for over 5 years, in various roles from Sustainability, to HR, Revenue Management and Reservations Sales Alliances.  She joined Caring Crew for her first medical supply delivery to Guatemala in 2018, and has led multiple trips since. Like most Delta employees, she loves to travel and learn about different cultures. She enjoys running and scuba diving on vacation, and she is currently learning Spanish to assist in her travels (and Caring Crew trips!).

Caring Crew  is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

©2018 by Caring Crew. 

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