Founder & Executive Director, Our Daily Bread of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

Senta Hester, CMP, CCNP


Senta Hester is the founder and Executive Director of Our Daily Bread of Tennessee, Inc. (ODBTN) which she founded twenty-two years ago. Sponsors of daycare homes and daycare centers statewide, ODBTN services over 15,000 children per day.

Senta first began her Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) career as a daycare home provider so she is well aware of what providers face on a day-to-day basis. When Senta realized that federal reimbursement was available for the food which she was feeding to the children in her care, she enrolled as a recipient of the program and soon after started her own agency. The CACFP and Our Daily Bread of TN have both since become her passion.

The founder of the Tennessee Sponsor's Association (TSA). Senta currently serves on the Board of Directors. She has served as the Vice President on the Board of Directors for the National CACFP Sponsors Association (NCA) where she has been an active member for over ten years. Senta also serves on the Board of Directors of Director's for Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) where she has been active for six years. In addition, she also serves on the Future of Hope Advisory Board.

Senta enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband of twenty-five years, their two sons, Phillip II and Blake, and their wives, May and Brittany.