Our Team

Gina Pavlovich
Project Director for AP Access for All Grant
Wendi Kasting
Coordinator of Data and Administration
Lindsey Weeden
Assistant Technology Support
Caroline Porch
NiswongerCare Advisor
Peyton Vance
NiswongerCare Advisor
Samatha DeBord
Assistant Director
Brittany Seybert
Implementation Coordinator
John Payne
Implementation Coordinator
Law Loving
STEM.LD Workforce Coordinator
Dr. Richard Kitzmiller
Niswonger Foundation Vice President
Breshay Helton
Implementation Coordinator
Chris Dotson
Technical Support Lead
Colt Collins
NiswongerCare Advisor
Dr. Mindy Volk
Dr. Mindy Volk
ELA Lead Coach of Developing Academic Coaches
Scott M. Niswonger
Chairman and Founder

Scott Niswonger was born in Van Wert, Ohio where he learned to fly, soloing on his 16th birthday.

Dr. Nancy L. Dishner
President and CEO

Dr. Nancy Dishner serves as President and CEO of the Niswonger Foundation in Greeneville, Tennessee

Nikki L. Niswonger
Board Secretary

Nikki Niswonger’s understanding of the importance of building a strong community began in Van Wert, Ohio.

Dr. Richard Kitzmiller
Vice President, Niswonger Foundation
Denise Arnold
Director of College and Career Advising
Dr. Debra Bentley
Director of Project On-Track
Dr. Mia Hyde
Director of CER (Comprehensive Educational Resources)
Dr. Vicki Kirk
Project Director of STEM LD Grant
Lawrence “Law” Loving
Director of Career and Workforce Readiness
Dr. Allison Seeley
Director of Developing Academic Coaches
Robin C. Shepherd
CFO - The Niswonger Group
David A. Golden
Board Member

David A. Golden is the Chief Executive Officer of East Tennessee State University Resource Corporation.

Alan Levine
Board Member

Alan Levine is Chairman and President & CEO of Ballad Health. He is serving more than 25 years

John Tweed
Board Member

With extensive experience as both an entrepreneur and an executive in the distribution and freight transportation industries, John Tweed is currently the Co-President and Chief Operating Officer of Covenant Logistics Group.

Barbara Bates
Scholarship & Leadership Assistant Director
Anita Kilbourne-Greer
Associate Director of College and Career Advising
Dr. Bethany Fillers
Director of Professional Learning, Rural LIFE
Pam Cox
Compliance Officer
John Payne
Director of Technology and Innovation
Heidi Armstrong
NiswongerCare Advisor
Emily Emerick
NiswongerCare Advisor
Alyssa Gibson
NiswongerCare Advisor
Jarad Turpen
NiswongerCare Advisor
Jillian Davis
Niswonger Online Teacher
Elena Allen
Niswonger Online Teacher
Dr. David Burgin
Niswonger Online Teacher
Kathy Carter
Niswonger Online Teacher
Hope Marie Adkins
Class of 2018

Perdue University, Higher Education
Carson-Newman University, Alumna

Michael “Gage” Armstrong
Class of 2016

East Tennessee State University, Alumnus

Raini Rowenhorst Armstrong
Class of 2017

East Tennessee State University, Alumna

Kaitlyn Shields Arnold
Class of 2017

University of Tennessee, Alumna

Dr. Katie Baker
Class of 2007

East Tennessee State University, Alumna, DrPH (Doctor of Public Health) University of Alabama-Birmingham, Alumna, Master’s in Public Health Furman University, Alumna

Lauren Williams Bible
Class of 2011

East Tennessee State University, Alumna

Matthew Lee Bible
Class of 2011

Tennessee Technological University, Alumnus

Gabby Billiot
Program Coordinator-CareerConnect
Austin “Levi” Blazer
Class of 2021

Belmont University, Alumnus

Tyler Lee Boyd P.A.S.
Class of 2011

Virginia Tech, Alumnus, Bachelor of Science in Dairy Science; Vanderbilt University, Alumnus

Samuel Lucas Brashears
Class of 2017

East Tennessee State University pursuing the Doctor of Medicine Wake Forest University, Alumnus

Bradley Scott Brown
Class of 2017

Harvard Business School, Alumnus, Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Alumnus

Christopher Morgan Brown
Class of 2010

East Tennessee State University, Alumnus

Patrick Carder Brown
Class of 2009

Purdue University, Alumnus

William Ross Brummett
Class of 2013

Carson-Newman University, Alumnus, Applied Social Justice Elon University, Alumnus

Dr. Jessica Epley Burchette
Class of 2006

East Tennessee State University, Alumna, Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) Tusculum College, Alumna

Joe Carter
Niswonger Online Teacher
Gustavo Manuel Castillo
Class of 2024

College of Charleston, Sophomore

Brittany Renee Church
Class of 2021

Austin Peay University, Alumna
Purdue University Global, Pursuing a Master’s of Science
in Higher Education/College Administration & Leadership

Jason Clayman
Niswonger Online Teacher
Natalie Neas Coleman
Class of 2009

Vanderbilt University, Alumna

Alexander James Croghan
Class of 2014

Lipscomb University, Alumnus

Dr. Thomas Massey Cully
Class of 2010

Cornell University, Alumnus, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) Indiana Wesleyan University, Alumnus

Missy Cutlip
Niswonger Online Teacher
Christian Michael Dalton
Class of 2020

University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Alumnus, Agriculture Extension Education

Abigail Ricica Daniels
Class of 2010

Macquarie University, Alumna, Master’s in Wildlife Conservation Ohio Wesleyan University, Alumna

Nicholas Shaun Darnell
Class of 2006

East Tennessee State University, Alumnus, Education Specialist (Ed.S.) East Tennessee State University, Alumnus, Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) Tusculum College, Alumnus

Makayla Lashay Davis
Class of 2023

East Tennessee State University, Junior

Sydney Davis
Niswonger Online Teacher
Lucas Edward Deloach
Class of 2010

University of Virginia, Alumnus, Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) Vanderbilt University, Alumnus

Trenton Chase Dickerson
Class of 2023

University of Tennessee, Junior

Nathaniel Xavier Dodson III
Class of 2016

Vanderbilt University, Alumnus

Chris Dotson
Niswonger Online Teacher
Derek Ryan Driskill
Class of 2024

Carson-Newman University, Sophomore

Sarah Elizabeth Douthat
Class of 2022

University of Tennessee-Martin, Senior

James Michael Durham
Class of 2013

University of Notre Dame, Alumnus

Emily Laurel Ellison
Class of 2021

Clemson University, Alumna
University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine

Janice Ericson
Niswonger Online Teacher
Benjamin Keefauver Fox
Class of 2009

Bryant University, Alumnus, Master’s in Business Administration (M.B.A.) Washington University, Alumnus

Casey Jackson Frantz
Class of 2008

University of St. Francis, Alumna

Steven Gibson
Niswonger Online Teacher
Amy Gillespie
Niswonger Online Teacher
Johneshia Tashia Good
Class of 2013

East Tennessee State University, Alumna, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Milligan College, Alumna

Dr. Lydia Goodrum
Niswonger Online Teacher
Matthew Johann Grimm
Class of 2017

Tusculum University, MSN-FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) University of Tennessee, Alumnus

Taylor Ashby Grindstaff
Class of 2012

Austin Peay University, Education Administration
Carson-Newman University, Alumna, Masters in School Counseling
East Tennessee State University, Alumna

Aisling Grace Hagan
Class of 2023

University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Junior

Jeff Hartman
Niswonger Online Teacher
Alexis Renee Harvey
Class of 2022

Tennessee Technological University, Senior

Lorraine Faith Hayes
Class of 2021

Wake Forest University, Alumna

Samuel J.D. Hensley
Class of 2024

East Tennessee State University, Sophomore

Courtney Johnson Hill
Class of 2019

South College, pursuing Physical Therapy Degree
Maryville College, Alumna, Exercise Science

Kyle Wesley Holliday
Class of 2009

Ohio Wesleyan University, Alumnus

Emily Rose Hollingsworth
Class of 2011

Belmont University, Alumna

Dustin Cole Howser
Class of 2017

Vanderbilt University, Alumnus

Joshua Jarnigan
Niswonger Online Teacher
Elizabeth Ann Jones
Class of 2013

Clemson University, Alumna

Brittany Vogt Jorgenson
Class of 2008

Bucknell University, Alumna

Mike Kelly
Niswonger Online Teacher
Patrick Kelly
Niswonger Online Teacher
Dr. Jordan Lakota Kim
Class of 2012

East Tennessee State University, Alumnus Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) University of Tennessee, Alumnus

Dr. Morgan Hammer Krapf
Class of 2006

Drexel University, Alumna, Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Emory University, Alumna

Evie LaFollette
Niswonger Online Teacher
Jason David Light
Class of 2013

University of Tennessee, Alumnus, Electrical Engineering

Chelsea Goodson Long
Class of 2010

University of Tennessee, Alumna

Dr. Melissa Loveless
Niswonger Online Teacher
Lawrence Wayne Loving III
Class of 2012

East Tennessee State University, Alumnus, M.B.A. Tulane University, Alumnus

Dr. Dorothy ‘Elizabeth’ Loy
Class of 2009

University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, PhD
University of Pennsylvania, Alumna

Jasmine Nicole Martin
Class of 2022

University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Senior

Sean Michael McCullough
Class of 2011

Northwestern University, Alumnus, Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.)
University of Notre Dame, Alumnus

Joe McPherson
Niswonger Online Teacher
Adam Joshua Miller
Class of 2008

East Tennessee State University, Alumnus, Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Tusculum College, Alumnus

Rachel Ann Mixon
Class of 2011

Indiana University, Alumna, Business Management
Purdue University, Alumna, Masters of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.)
Purdue University, Alumna

Jeff Mustard
Niswonger Online Teacher
Tyler James Myers
Class of 2021

University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Senior

Macy Danielle Noe
Class of 2024

Vanderbilt University, Sophomore

Sara Smith Noe
Class of 2008

Carson-Newman University, Alumna

Francisco Jose Ochoa-Vargas
Class of 2015

Duke University, JD/MBA
Vanderbilt University, Alumnus

Adriana Maria Penalba
Class of 2010

University of Texas at Austin, Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Georgetown University, Alumna

Mabel Baleigh Olson
Class of 2024

Tennessee Technological University, Sophomore

Virginia Hines Pfeifer
Class of 2007

George Washington University, Alumna, Master’s in Public Health (M.P.H.)
Boston University, Alumna

Elijah Charles Pless
Class of 2020

Milligan College, Alumnus

McKenzie Reynolds Potter
Class of 2018

University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Alumna, Master’s in Accountancy
University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Alumna, Accounting

Wally Proffitt
Niswonger Online Teacher
Rian Carl Rainey
Class of 2010

The Ohio State University, Alumnus

Brandon Todd Reeser
Class of 2010

Emory University, Alumnus, Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) Furman University, Alumnus

Mozianio Samuel “Trey” Reliford
Class of 2010

Stanford Law School, Alumnus, Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)
Sewanee: The University of the South, Alumnus

Dr. Ethan Emerson Reynolds
Class of 2006

University of Tennessee-Memphis, Alumnus, Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
Carson-Newman University, Alumnus

Brittney Rhoton
Niswonger Online Teacher
Kristen “Alora” Ricker
Class of 2018

East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine, Pursuing the Doctor of Medicine >br/> Milligan College, Alumna

Karen Rogers
Niswonger Online Teacher
Ian Charles Sams
Class of 2011

University of Alabama, Alumnus

Sean Samuel
Niswonger Online Teacher
Erica Brooke Seal
Class of 2023

East Tennessee State University, Junior

Lillie Nicole Seal
Class of 2015

Capella University, Pursuing a Doctorate of Education with Reading and Literacy Specialization
Carson-Newman University, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction
Lincoln Memorial University, Alumna

Dr. Brady ‘Cole’ Seaton
Class of 2009

East Tennessee State University, Alumnus, Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
Vanderbilt University, Alumnus

Brittany Seybert
Communication & Dissemination Coordinator
Brandi Ricker Shelnutt
Class of 2008

Carson-Newman University, Alumna, Masters in Counseling/School Counseling (M.S.)
University of Michigan, Alumna

Dr. Ivory Janee’ Shelton
Class of 2016

Wake Forest School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
Wake Forest University, Alumna

Matthew Stephen Sheppard
Class of 2017

Clemson University, Masters in Mechanical Engineering
Clemson University, Alumnus

Jordan Frye Shields
Class of 2015

University of Tennessee, Alumna, Master of Science in Social Work
University of Tennessee, Alumna

Tanner Lynn Shivley
Class of 2020

Carson-Newman University, Alumnus

Dillan Wayne Shults
Class of 2018

Tennessee Technological University, Alumnus

Todd Blakeley Skelton
Class of 2010

University of Tennessee College of Law, Alumnus, Juris Doctor
University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business, Alumnus, M.B.A.
University of Tennessee, Alumnus

Kori Lynn Smith
Class of 2010

University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Alumna

Michael Alexander Smyth
Class of 2015

Emporia University, M.S. in Mathematics
East Tennessee State University, Alumnus

Sherrie Spiegler
Niswonger Online Teacher
Madeline Danielle Standbridge
Class of 2018

East Tennessee State University, Pursuing a Master’s in Public Health
University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Alumna

Dr. Christopher Ralph Steadman
Class of 2015

East Tennessee State University, Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
University of Tennessee, Alumnus

Meredith Wachs Stevans
Class of 2010

American University, Alumna, Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), Secondary Mathematics
College of William and Mary, Alumna

Aubrie Claire Strange
Class of 2022

Samford University, Senior

Linda Stuart
Rural LIFE Coach
Elizabeth Batson Tetrick
Class of 2006

Emory University, Alumna

Morgan Alexandra Thomas
Class of 2019

Clemson University – Alumna, Chemistry

John Henry Turner
Class of 2023

University of Tennessee, Junior

Kelly Vance
Niswonger Online Teacher
Jessica Lee Verran-Lingard
Class of 2010

Stanford Law School, Alumna, Dual J.D./M.B.A.
Vanderbilt University, Alumna

Richard Wade Vradenburgh
Class of 2016

Mathematics
University of Virginia, Masters in Mathematics
Tennessee Technological University, Alumnus

Rithvik Vutukuri
Class of 2022

Tulane University, Senior

Yaying Wang
Class of 2014

Duke University, Alumna, Physician Assistant (PA)
Emory University, Alumna

Zachary Tyler Ward
Class of 2019

University of Tennessee – Alumnus

Joseph Landon Watson
Class of 2007

University of Tennessee, Alumnus, Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.)
Furman University, Alumnus

Kayla Williams West
Class of 2014

Vanderbilt University, Master’s of Science in Nursing (PMHNP)
University of Tennessee, Alumna

Matthew Hunter Widener
Class of 2019

East Tennessee State University – Alumnus

Katie Elizabeth Williams
Class of 2008

Arizona State University, Alumna, Master’s in Elementary Education (M.Ed.)
University of Tennessee, Alumna

Brandi Wilson
Rural LIFE Coach
Rachel Gabrielle Witt
Class of 2012

Tulane University, pursuing a Doctorate in Anthropology (Ph.D)
Vanderbilt University, Alumna

Trenton Blake Yount
Class of 2019

University of Tennessee – Alumnus

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    The Niswonger Foundation was established in 2001 to make a positive and sustainable difference in education in Northeast Tennessee. This dream was envisioned by Scott M. Niswonger, who founded Landair Transport, Inc. and Forward Air Corporation. These companies were the first two Greeneville-based companies to be taken public in the history of Greene County, Tennessee. Jointly, the companies have combined annual revenue of over one-billion-dollars and employ more than 5000 people.

    ADDRESS

    223 North Main Street
    P.O. Box 1508
    Greeneville, TN 37744

    PHONE

    (423) 820-8181

    FAX

    (423) 588-5933

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