Leadership & Support Team

Kathy O’Dell
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Dr. Nancy L. Dishner
President and CEO

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

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
STEM.LD Project Director
Lawrence “Law” Loving
Director of Career and Workforce Readiness
Dr. Gina Pavlovich
AP Access for All Director
Dr. Allison Seeley
Developing Academic Coaches ELA Project Director/Lead Coach
Robin C. Shepherd
CFO - The Niswonger Group
Barbara Bates
Scholarship & Leadership Assistant Director
Brittany Seybert
Communications and Compliance Director

    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.


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


    (423) 820-8181


    (423) 588-5933