Staff

Abby Siegel Hyman

Program Associate
Abby Siegel Hyman is the Program Associate of The Healing Trust. In this role, she manages the Staff Support and Sabbatical grant portfolios, and coordinates and facilitates our general Healing for the Healer retreats. Additionally, she manages the administration of the grant program. She can be found wherever there is coffee or chocolate. Learn more. Contact Abby.

Adell Neal

Operations Director
Adell Neal is the Operations Director at The Healing Trust. In this role, she manages The Trust’s operations, including financial administration, human resources and benefits administration, and she oversees the facility’s management and operating budget.  She loves trivia and is challenged daily when watching, Jeopardy!® episodes. Learn more. Contact Adell.

Catherine Smith

Program Officer
Catherine is a Program Officer at The Healing Trust. In this role she supports organizations in Bedford County and Maury County. An avid live music fan, Catherine and her husband enjoy going to music festivals and seeing obscure bands in divey places. Learn more. Contact Catherine.

Diana Andrew

Office and Events Manager
Diana Andrew is the Office & Events Manager for The Healing Trust. She oversees the operation and maintenance of facilities, manages event logistics, and provides administrative support to the Board of Trust and CEO. She is passionate about sustainability and enjoys cooking and hosting loved ones. Learn more.  Contact Diana.

Jennifer Oldham

Communications Director
Jennifer Oldham is the Communications Director at The Healing Trust. In this role, she manages The Trust’s internal and external communications and media relations.  She also manages The Trust’s internship program. She is an avid reader of fiction and creates art using a needle and thread. Learn more. Contact Jennifer.

Kristen Keely-Dinger

President and CEO
Kristen Keely-Dinger is the President and CEO of The Healing Trust.  She works closely with our Board of Trust, oversees the fiscal and administrative operations of The Healing Trust, and works collaboratively with the VP of Programs and Grants on the programmatic aspects of our work.  She has been a long-time practitioner of Iyengar Yoga and finds joy in riding her bike around town and walking her two pups, Maggie and Hank.  Learn more. Contact Kristen.

Samuel Jackson

VP of Programs and Grants
Samuel Jackson is the VP of Programs and Grants at The Healing Trust. He manages THT’s grantmaking program and the Davidson County grants portfolio. Sam has 20 years of combined experience in education and the nonprofit industry. On the weekends, he can be found in his garage woodworking or on the sidelines coaching basketball. Learn more. Contact Samuel.

Sumita Keller

Senior Program Officer for Policy and Advocacy
Sumita Keller is the Senior Program Officer for Policy and Advocacy at The Healing Trust. Sumita manages the Strengthening Democracy Grant portfolio. She also manages the Thriving Communities and Resilient Families Grant portfolios in Montgomery and Rutherford Counties.  Sumita enjoys cheesy movies and is always up for a good game night. Learn more.  Contact Sumita.

Board of Directors

Dr. Hana Ali Sumner County Democratic Party Chair, Healthcare Professional

Rev. Jennifer BaileyFounder and Executive Director,  Faith Matters Network

Kristina Clark, President and Founder, KM Clark Consulting Group

Magi Curtis, Independent Consultant

José Gonzalez (Chair), Professor, Belmont University

Gilbert Gonzales, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Health and Society, Vanderbilt University

Anders Hall, Vice Chancellor for Investments and Chief Investment Officer, Vanderbilt University

Ashford Hughes, Sr., Executive Officer for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Metro Nashville Public Schools

Matia Powell, Executive Director, Civic TN

Erica Saeger, Audit Principal, Crosslin, PLLC

Baylor Bone Swindell, Owner, The Baylor Company

Steve Taylor, Vice-President of Human Resources, Operations and Service Line Support, HCA

Kim Thomason, CEO, Kim Thomason Financial

Katie Williams, Team Business Manager, UBS Private Wealth Management

Luther Wright, Jr., Attorney, Ogletree Deakins

Community Members

Nicole Dunigan, Senior Vice President, Pinnacle Bank

Cheryl Jones, Treasury Management Sales Officer, Bank of Tennessee

Shannone Raybon, Deputy General Counsel, AdaptHealth

In 2022-23 The Healing Trust’s board consists of 15 voting members and three non-voting community members. Of these 18 board members, 61% are under the age of 50, 56% identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color, and 6% live outside of Davidson County. Additionally, 33% identify as male and 67% identify as female.