Daphne A. Knox

Executive Director

Daphne A. Knox  is a native of Pass Christian, Mississippi and a graduate of Mississippi State University (MSU) with a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.

Knox became Executive Director of Volunteer Starkville on July 3, 2017. Knox’s primary responsibilities at Volunteer Starkville include daily management of volunteer center operations, identifying ways to volunteer with local nonprofits and matching volunteers to volunteer opportunities based on interests/skills, coordinating volunteer management trainings for nonprofits and volunteer leader training for volunteers, coordinating community wide service projects for National Days of Service, and securing funds for Volunteer Starkville.

Prior to working with Volunteer Starkville, Knox worked within the Institute for Market Studies at MSU and before that with the MSU Maroon Volunteer student as a graduate assistant.

Kauthar Gaber

AmeriCorps VISTA

Kauthar Gaber is a native of Starkville, Mississippi, and a graduate of Mississippi State University (MS) with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. She began her service as an Americorps VISTA at Volunteer Starkville (VS) on March 13, 2017.
Prior to working as a VISTA, Kauthar worked as a student worker with the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagment and the Maroon Volunteer. She has also been a local nanny and babysitter for families in the area. Kauthar is very active within the community; among other things, she has served on the executive board in Phi Sigma Pi, helped with Habitat for Humanity, and volunteered regularly at local food pantries.

Christian Norris

Service Coordinator

Christian began working with Volunteer Starkville as a Service Coordinator in the beginning of August 2017. Christian’s responsibilities at Volunteer Starkville include marketing of volunteer opportunities with Starkville’s local WOBV channel 5 and the Starkville Daily News and providing extra support in the areas of volunteer recruitment and our service event planning.