Supporting the Helen Ross McNabb Center since 1972

Helen Ross McNabb Foundation welcomes new board members and officers for 2021-2022

 Houston Smelcer, vice president of development and government relations, welcomes new board members and officers to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Newly appointed 2021-2022 McNabb Foundation board members:

Anne Lantry
President, Lantry Family Foundation

Mike Fishman
Citizen Tribune

Davis Overton
White Realty
Senior Vice President Real Estate 

Clair Speight
Community Volunteer

Chris Devaney
Founding partner, The Poplar Group

2021-2022 McNabb Foundation Board of Directors elected officers:

Ashley White, Chair
Community Volunteer

David Ownby, Chair-Elect
Former CFO, Regal Entertainment Group

Lucy Hand, Secretary
Community Volunteer

Ford Little, Treasurer
Partner, Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter

David Wedekind, Past Chair
Of Counsel, Hodges Doughtry & Carson
Owner, Balter Beerworks

Since its founding in 1972, the Helen Ross McNabb Foundation has worked diligently to support the work of the McNabb Center. In addition to providing leadership and direction, the Foundation’s staff and multi-member volunteer board actively raises, holds and invests funds on behalf of the Center. Funds raised by the Foundation over the past nearly 50 years have contributed greatly toward the stability and growth of the Center. For more information, visit or call 865-541-6684.

About the McNabb Center

The McNabb Center is the region’s leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an individual’s “Well Mind, Well Being,” we provide a quality and compassionate approach to care from infancy through adulthood. Since 1948, the Center has proudly served individuals with the most needs and fewest resources. Today, the McNabb Center delivers support to more than 30,000 people throughout East Tennessee each year. For more information, visit or call 1-800-255-9711.