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.
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