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Staff & Board

Helen Vance Scott

Executive Director

Helen@healinghandshealthcenter.org423.652.0260

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.

 

HHHC Dave Arnold, MDDave Arnold, MD

Medical Director

Dave@healinghandshealthcenter.org423.652.0260

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.

C. Dylan Christian, DDS

Dental Director


Dr. C. Dylan Christian is a native of Church Hill, TN, and a graduate of Volunteer High School (2005-2009). He attended Carson Newman College (2009-2013), where he played baseball, and graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry. A year later he began his dental career at The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry (2014-2018). He joined the practice of Dr. Jeff McMillin in Bristol, TN during the summer of 2018 and later purchased the practice in December of 2020. He continues his practice there as a full-time dentist.

Dr. Christian is married to Dr. Ariel M. Christian (PharmD). They enjoy horseback riding, hiking, Crossfit, and skiing. They are members of Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church, Bluff City TN. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Tennessee Dental Association, and the First District Dental Society.

As a dental student Dr. Christian worked at Healing Hands Health Center where he realized that Healing Hands had the same purpose as himself which is a Christian organization that is available to help the uninsured community. He continues his work as a volunteer dentist and as a dental board director at Healing Hands Health Center.

Dr. Webb

Dentist

Dr. Webb is a native of Johnson City and a graduate of Science Hill High school where his love for the sciences was developed. He went on to earn his undergraduate degree at Milligan University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in chemistry. During his time at Milligan, he served as the president of Circle K, which is an organization that is known for community service, friendship, and leadership. He graduated Milligan in 1972 and went straight into his post graduate program at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated dental school in December of 1976. After graduate school, he moved to Bristol, TN, where he has resided for the last 40 years. He began working at the Sullivan County Health Department, and soon opened his own private practice called Webb Dentistry in 1978. He worked at his private practice for 43 years before retiring in 2021. Now, he provides amazing dental services at Healing Hands Health Center.

Dr. Webb enjoys spending time on the lake with his wife, Beth Webb, and their three children, Brenden, Cory, and Lauren. Dr. Webb is proud to say that his son Brenden took over Webb Dentistry when he retired. Dr. Webb and his wife also have two beautiful dogs, a black lab named Dolly and a small terrier named Scamp. Along with spending his free time at the lake, Dr. Webb also enjoys doing mission work through the Christian Church in Mexico and Haiti where he provides dental services.

Dr. Jim Bendixen

University of Tennessee College of Dentistry Preceptor

While growing up io Morehead, Kentucky, Dr. Jim Bendixen was very active in sports and outdoor recreation. During his high school education, he decided to pursue a career in dentistry. After doing his undergraduate work at Morehead State University and University of Kentucky, Dr. Bendixen accepted to the University of Louisville School of Dental Medicine and received his dental degree in 1990. Upon graduation, he served as a dental officer in the United States Coast Guard and later with the USPHS- Indian Health Service. ·He then returned to Morehead and started his own dental practice while also serving as the team dentist for Morehead State University’s Athletic Department.

In 2012, he accepted a position with the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry as a Group Practice Director. He has held similar positions at the University of Colorado and East Carolina University. Most recently, he functioned as the lead dental consultant for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a $50 million per year national study to assess the health of adults and children in the United States.

In August of 2021, he joined the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry as the preceptor for the oral health component of Healing Hands Health Center in Bristol, TN. He still maintains his interest in sports and enjoys riding and caring for his six horses in his spare time.

Board of Directors

Eric Reecher

(Chair)
Elliott,Lawson and Minor
Executive/Governance Committee -Chair
Personnel Committee

Dr. Sarah Arnette

(Vice Chair)
Optometrist
Executive/Governance Committee
Vision Committee - Chair

Ben Phillips

(Treasurer)
Brown,Edwards & Co.
Executive/Governance Committee
Finance Committee - Chair

Randall M. Olson

(Secretary)
Olson Resource Group
Executive/Governance Committee
Medical Services Committee - Chair
Finance Committee

Rev. Joe Dunagan

(Past Chair)
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Executive/Governance Committee
Personnel Committee

Dr. Brandon Roller

Alamont Dental
Dental Service Committee- Chair

Candy Snodgrass

Retired Anthem BCBS of VA
Development Committee - Chair

Leanne Miller,RN

Medical Services Committee

Kevin Kilgore

Wells Fargo
Finance Committee

Dr. Fred Knickerbocker

Retired Orthopedic Surgeon
Medical Services Committee
Personnel Committee

Mary Lee Williams

City of Bristol,TN Administrator
Personnel Committee - Chair

Elliott Moore

Ballad Health
Medical Services Committee

Dr. Sean Mullins

L. Sean Mullins Orthodontics
Building/Grounds Committee – Chair

Kathy Keen

Keen Promotions
Development Committee

Kelly Robinson

Plastiflex
Development Committee