Samatha DeBord

Samatha earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise and a Master of Arts in Teaching from East Tennessee State University.  She has over 15 years of classroom experience, with the majority of her tenure being spent as an AP Biology teacher at Dobyns-Bennett High School, in Kingsport.  She and her husband, Lance, reside in Bristol with their two children.

    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