Staff & Board
Helen Vance Scott
Helen is a native of Bristol and a graduate of Tennessee High School. She graduated from The University of Tennessee/Knoxville with a B.S. in Business Administration. Helen became the Executive Director of Healing Hands in 2003 after working as Program Director at Central Presbyterian Church, Bristol, VA, where her relatives were charter members in 1875. She is also a graduate of the Bristol Chamber Commerce Lead Bristol! Program.
Helen’s community involvement includes being an active member and Past President of Bristol VA/TN Rotary Club. She was the founding Chair of RAM (Remote Area Medical) at Bristol Motor Speedway and is a past board member of YMCA and Bristol Chamber of Commerce. Helen is an elder and active member of Central Presbyterian Church and is a Sustainer in Junior League of Bristol.
Her past awards include Bristol Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year, Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow, William E. Skelton Fellow of Rotary International, Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation Award by King University, Junior League of Bristol’s Sue Shawl Memorial Award, YWCA Tribute to Women and People Incorporated’s Garland Thayer Exemplary Service Award.
Helen is married to Bob and they have two grown sons. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and yoga.
Dave Arnold, MD
Dr. Arnold is a native of Bristol and is a graduate of Virginia High School where he was recognized as Co-Salutatorian and a National Merit Scholar. He then went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts/Interdisciplinary degree at the University of Virginia as Summa Cum Laude and a Phi Beta Kappa. His post-graduate degree was earned at Duke University School of Medicine on the W.G. Anlyan Scholarship. Dr. Arnold completed his residency in Internal Medicine/Primary Care at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Before moving back to Bristol he was a staff-physician at Lawndale Christian Health Center in Chicago for 9 years. He spent time as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, as a Science Teacher, and scored 4 out of 5 in spoken Spanish at completion of service (5=native fluency). Dr. Arnold was presented with a Healthcare Hero Award by the Business Journal in 2013.
Dr. Arnold is incredibly dedicated to patient care and works tirelessly caring for the patients in our community, and in his spare time he enjoys cycling.
Brandon Roller, DMD
Dr. Brandon Roller grew up in various cities across the country due to his father’s NFL career, and football is what brought him to East Tennessee where he was on the East Tennessee State University Buccaneer football team for four years. He graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He garnered numerous academic and athletic awards during his tenure including: Deans list all four years, Southern Conference Honor Roll all four years, he was the recipient of the John Robert Bell Award for Outstanding Leadership. He then attended dental school at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga. While in dental school he worked with the indigent population where he garnered his love for giving back to the communities he lived in. He also made the Dean’s List, served as the ASDA representative and served as the student representative to the ASDA Curriculum Committee. Brandon received the Grover C. Hunter Scholarship and was President Pro-Tem of his dental class. He graduated in 2005 and joined Alamont Dental Associates in Bristol, Tenn. as a partner and owner. During his professional career he has obtained numerous specializations including: MCG/AAID MAXI COURSE Comprehensive Implant Training, ACLS certification and oral conscious sedation certification. He has earned staff privileges at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He also received the prestigious Tennessee Dental Association ACE award in 2006. Professionally he is a member of the American Dental Association; the AAID; the Tennessee Dental Association; the East Tennessee Academy of Dental Practice Administration; the First District Dental Association where he has held the positions of Area Representative, Executive Council member and is the current Vice-President. He has continued to give back to his community outside of work serving as a member President and Vice-President of the Gideons and served on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Bristol. He has served in many capacities at Healing Hands – as a volunteer since 2005, a member of their board of directors since 2016, and as Chair of the Dental Services Committee since 2017. He has also coached children’s youth sports for the Jr. Vikings football program and the Bristol Soccer Association. He has been married to his wife, Dawn, and they have one son, Tate. He is an avid camper, skier, reader and loves whitewater rafting and traveling with his family.
Dr. Michael Fuchs
Dr. Michael Fuchs was born and raised in Kingsport, TN where he graduated from Sullivan South High School. He started his formal education at Northeast State Community College where he earned his Associate’s Degree. Continuing his education, he attended East Tennessee State University and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, minoring in Physics. He started his dental career as a dental assistant and continued his education through the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2019. As a 4th year dental student Dr. Fuchs spent his rotations at Healing Hands Health Center where he appreciated the services provided to the community. He chose to work through this Christian organization to further his skills and provide quality dental care for those in need.
Dr. Fuchs, his wife Julie, and their children are happy to be back home in the Tri-Cities. Dr. Fuchs works at Westmoreland Dental Group part-time and at Healing Hands Health Center part-time. He enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his family together outdoors.
Rebecca Nunley, DDS
Assistant Professor, General Dentistry UTHSC Memphis
Dr. Rebecca Nunley grew up in Kingston, TN where she learned to love dentistry from her family dentist, Dr. J. Alfred Ferguson. Graduating in 1974 from Roane County High School, she entered ETSU Dental Hygiene and earned an AS in Dental Hygiene in 1976 and a BS in Public Health in 1978. Dr. Nunley worked for several years in the Johnson City area as a dental hygienist and also taught part time in the dental hygiene program. Leaving for Texas in 1978, she continued working as a dental hygienist while preparing to apply for dental school in Texas. She earned her DDS from University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio in 1985. Returning to TN she practiced in Elizabethton and Mountain City before accepting a leadership position at ETSU Dental Hygiene as chair in 1988. Her tenure at ETSU included a year’s service with Northeast Tennessee Regional Public Health working with the mobile dental clinic, serving on the inaugural committee of Keystone Dental Care, an indigent care clinic in Johnson City and working part time for Dr. Brit Bowers, a pediatric dental specialist.
In 2005, Dr. Nunley began a private practice in Johnson City, while employed part time with Keystone Dental Care where she continued to volunteer after several years as an employee. During this period Dr. Nunley was also employed to provide dental care in evening clinics at Healing Hands. In January 2018, Dr. Nunley transferred her practice to Dr. Amy Moody and returned to public health before joining the University of TN and Healing Hands full time.
Rebecca enjoys being outdoors hiking or spending time on Boone Lake with husband, Richard Brosmore and daughter Kirby. “I love the people working here at Healing Hands. Everyone is so dedicated and committed to providing the best care possible to those who need it most. That’s what being a Christian is all about.”
Board of Directors
Dr. Sarah Arnette
Vision Committee - Chair
Finance Committee - Chair
Randall M. Olson
Medical Services Committee - Chair
Rev. Joe Dunagan
Dr. Brandon Roller
Dr. Fred Knickerbocker