Staff & Board
Helen Vance Scott
“In 2015, Helen received People Inc’s Garland Thayer Exemplary Service Award.”
Helen is a native of Bristol and a graduate of Tennessee High School. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee 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, where her relatives were charter members in 1875. In 2004, she was awarded the Bristol Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year Award. Helen is also a graduate of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce’s LEAD Bristol! Program. Helen was named a Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow in 2010-2011 and in 2011-2012 she was named a William E. Skelton Fellow of Rotary International. Helen served as 2012-2013 Bristol VA/TN Rotary Club President. She was the Founding Chair of the Tri-Cities Remote Area Medical (RAM CLINIC) in 2010. In 2013, Helen was awarded the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation Award by King University, and received the Sue Shawl Memorial Award by the Junior League of Bristol, where Helen is a Sustainer. Helen is a past board member of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce and YMCA. In April 2014, Helen was nominated and received the YWCA Tribute to Women award and continues to be an active member of Central Presbyterian Church.
Helen is married to Bob, and together they have two sons. Helen enjoys spending time with her 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.
Sam Molind, DMD
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Molind left his Montpelier, VT, practice in 1998 to begin Global Health Outreach (GHO). Prior to his work with GHO, Dr. Molind served as Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Vermont Medical School. In addition to his work with AAOMS, Dr. Molind was president of the medical staff at the Central Vermont Medical Center, was a board examiner for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for six years and was the president of the Vermont State Dental Society. Dr. Molind and his wife, Dorothy, began a Crisis Pregnancy Center in Central Vermont where Dorothy served as the Executive Director. Sam and Dorothy have been active in establishing the Good Samaritan Haven, an emergency shelter for the homeless, and the Health & Wellness Clinic for the underinsured and uninsured in central Vermont. Dr. Molind, a lifetime member of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations, has participated in numerous short-term medical missions since 1985. He has been on the CMDA board of trustees and served on the Biomedical Ethics Commission. Dr. Molind has led surgical teams into Hanoi, Vietnam for 10 years to help develop their maxillofacial surgical residency program and has helped organize and develop maxillofacial surgical programs in Afghanistan and in the Philippines.
In April of 2005, Dr. Molind was the first time recipient of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Citation from the Bureau of Global Health for outstanding support of their mission by training Maxillofacial Surgeons, providing medical, surgical and dental care and for his commitment to improve the lives of many thousands of people around the world.
Dr. Molind received the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons’ 2006 Presidential Achievement Award. The Presidential Achievement Award recognizes those fellows and members of the AAOMS whose important and long-standing contributions have benefited the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery in the areas of clinical, academic, research and public service activities.
Retired from GHO as director, but still very active with CMDA, Dr. Molind is volunteering with the Stewardship dept. When they have a break from their many travels, you will find Sam and Dorothy in New England with their four children and eight grandchildren.
Brenden Webb, DDS
Dr. Brenden M. Webb is a native of Bristol and a graduate of Tennessee High School. He joined his father’s practice, Webb Dentistry, in June of 2005 after serving as a dentist in the United States Air Force for three years. During his tenure in the Air Force, Dr. Brenden Webb completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency. He also graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry (2002) and Milligan College.
Dr. Webb is married to Sarah Beth, and they have one son. They are members of Poplar Ridge Christian Church of Piney Flats. He has been a volunteer of Beech Mountain Ski Patrol for over 5 years. Dr. Webb enjoys playing church league softball, going to the lake to wakeboard and watching UT Football.
Board of Directors
(Chair)The Summit Companies
(Vice Chair)Bristol Regional Medical Center
(Treasurer)Brown, Edwards & Co.
John M. VannThe Summit Companies
Dr. Jack ButterworthRetired Urologist
Dr. Brandon RollerAlamont Dental
Rev. Joe DunaganEmmanuel Episcopal Church
Becky MooreKBM Construction
Leanne MillerRegistered Nurse
Dr. Brad Miller
Kevin KilgoreWells Fargo
Dr. Fred KnickerbockerRetired Orthopedic Surgeon
(Chair)CPA, The Summit Companies
(Vice Chair)CEO, Bristol Regional Medical Center
(Treasurer)Brown Edwards & Co
John BowlesGeneral Council, UPM
Father Joe DunaganEmmanuel Episcopal Church
Dr. Mike GillesGastroenterologist,