"Bettering the human condition is the greatest good any individual can ever achieve." -- Thomas F. Frist, Sr., M.D. (1910-1998)
“I love how HTHH is pulling together Music City for global health. And Senator Bill Frist is more than a doctor and more than a politician; he is a Statesman who is not afraid to get his hands dirty. And coming from a farmboy, I can appreciate that.”
--Big Kenny Alphin, Artist and Founder of Love Everybody, LLC
"Whether I'm walking down a dusty road to a health clinic in Ghana, or down a marbled corridor in Washington DC, I seem to run into Bill Frist. Him the doctor and esteemed Senator; me the pestering rock star and activist. To my surprise, he says hello in both places. Not surprising, he is working hard in both geographies to save and improve the lives of the poorest people on the planet. Bill is an inspiration to me and to all of us."
-Bono, Lead Singer of U2 and Co-Founder of the anti-poverty advocacy organization, ONE
"Three cheers for Jenny Dyer, who has joined with Senator Bill Frist in developing the work of Hope Through Healing Hands, a program that is empowering health professionals in needy communities around the world to reach out to their own people! This program that reaches across national borders is an instrument that is building harmony between nations by extending good will, not just in words, but also in deeds."
-Tony Campolo, Professor Emeritus, Eastern University
I have had the privilege of knowing Senator Bill Frist for a number of years and have known many members of his family for most of my life. I have been touched by his compassion and his insight into the complexity of the problems that face our world today. I fully endorse and support his efforts to touch a hurting world through Hope Through Healing Hands."
-Franklin Graham, President and CEO, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Samaritan's Purse
"Hope Through Healing Hands work in combating preventable disease and ending extreme poverty using a holistic, integrated model based on partnership is the best and most cost effective way to foster peace and reach vulnerable populations for total poverty reduction; it is the way forward."
-Ashley Judd, Board Member, Population Services International
Board of Directors
Senator William H. Frist, M.D., Chairman
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
Rev. Edwin Sanders II, Vice-Chairman
Metropolitan Interdenominational Church
Barry Banker, Treasurer
Stewart Home School
Founder and CEO
Mary Beth Powers
Vice President, Programs
Jenny Eaton Dyer, Ph.D., Executive Director
Jenny Eaton Dyer, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of Hope Through Healing Hands, a Nashville-based global health organization, founded and chaired by Senator Bill Frist, M.D., committed to improving the quality of life for communities around the world using health as a currency for peace. As such, she directs the Faith-Based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dyer also currently teaches Global Health Politics and Policy as a Lecturer in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt School of Medicine. She also teaches Religion and Global Health as a Lecturer at Vanderbilt School of Divinity.
Dyer formerly served as the National Faith Outreach Director for the DATA Foundation and The ONE Campaign, Bono’s organization, from 2003-2008. In this role, she worked with religious leaders, authors, artists, and other faith-based leaders to promote awareness and advocacy for extreme poverty and global AIDS issues.
Dyer has written several academic articles and opinion pieces on the intersection of religion and health. She is a contributor of Why Save Africa: Answers from around the World (2011) and a co-compiler of The Mother & Child Project: Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope (2015) and The aWAKE Project: Uniting Against the African AIDS Crisis (2002).
She also has been published in TIME, Forbes.com, Huffington Post, Roll Call, Christianity Today’s Her.meneutics, Relevant Magazine, Christian Post, Dallas Morning News, Washington Post, and The Tennessean.
Dyer holds a B.A. in Religion from Samford University (1999), a Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School (2001), and a Ph.D. in History and Critical Theories of Religion from Vanderbilt University (2007).
She lives in Franklin, Tennessee with her husband, John, and two boys, Rhys (9) and Oliver (6).
Jane Lynch Crain, Director of Operations
Jane Lynch Crain is Director of Operations of Hope Through Healing Hands. Jane Lynch has over ten years of political fundraising and event management experience including work with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D., U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, and U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann. She is a proud graduate of The Lawrenceville School (1999) in Lawrenceville, NJ and holds a B.A. in English and Spanish from Colgate University (2003). A native of Houston, TX, Jane Lynch resides in Nashville, TN.
Kat Baker, Ph.D., Faith Outreach Director
Katharine Baker, Ph.D., understands her vocation to be fostering human development, personal and professional. As an advocate and teacher, she works to assist others in becoming self-reflective individuals who can access their own inner wisdom to create new understandings and possibilities for action. At Hope Through Healing Hands, she focuses on coalition building and advocacy education in order to galvanize support for global health programs saving the lives of people in the developing world. Previously, Katharine served as Associate Director of the Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership at Vanderbilt University. She has taught in the disciplines of professional studies, leadership development, pedagogy, religion and human development, theology, pastoral care, and spirituality. She earned her PhD in Religion, Psychology and Culture at Vanderbilt in 2008. Prior to her academic career, Katharine worked as a professional in nonprofit and corporate settings, providing expertise in writing, corporate communications and both public and employee relations. She aspires to be a life-long learner, and she learns best by teaching and mentoring.
Amy Fogleman, RN, Faith Outreach Director
A native of Central Florida, Amy Fogleman, is a 2002 and 2013 graduate of Nashville’s Belmont University; earning Bachelor degrees in both Business Administration and Science of Nursing. Fogleman’s skill set includes over ten years of artist management and development experience at Creative Trust, Inc. During her time working in the music industry, she was recognized as one of Billboard Magazine's Top 30 Execs Under 30 in 2008. She transitioned to the field of nursing in 2013 and has worked with cancer patients in the hospital setting along with part-time home health work. Fogleman has a deep-seated passion in supporting global health and adhering to Matthew 25:35-40.
Jen St. Clair, Administrative Director
Jen St.Clair is the Administrative Director of Hope Through Healing Hands. She has nearly 20 years of experience as an administrative professional, seven of which were spent working in the Global Health field. In addition to coordinating the administrative tasks of HTHH, she manages the Frist Global Health Leaders program and the Tennessee Global Health Coalition. Jen graduated from the University of Iowa in 1998 with a Psychology/Business degree. Originally from Illinois, she’s called Nashville home for the past 15 years. Jen spends her spare time soaking up live music and building Legos with her ten year old son, Sam.
Advisors and Consultants
Porter Kyle Delaney, Senior Advisor
Porter founded the Kyle House Group in 2010 after more than a decade of senior level work in the political and international relations spheres. Prior to founding the Kyle House Group, Porter led the lobbying and policy activities of a boutique political consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Earlier in his career, Porter worked in the office of Congressional and Public Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and in the Government Relations Practice Group at Powell, Goldstein, Frazer, and Murphy.
Porter possesses a strong background in legislative politics, having advised a broad spectrum of corporate clients, trade associations, non-profit organizations and coalition groups on authorizing and appropriations strategies before the U.S. Congress. Porter also has worked extensively on international relations and national security issues, having formerly served as an intelligence analyst for the Department of Defense, and having worked for several international companies as a political consultant on defense policy and contracting issues.
Porter also possesses substantial experience working on global development and health issues. Porter has represented several high-profile foundations, NGOs, coalitions and celebrities on political strategies that resulted in multi-billion dollar funding increases for U.S. development assistance programs, and the bipartisan passage and signing into law of major development legislation. Porter has also advised a number of Fortune 500 and international companies on their commercial expansion into emerging markets and their corporate social responsibility programs around the globe. Porter has traveled extensively throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, and other areas of the developing world.
Porter maintains an active portfolio of pro bono work, serving as a senior advisor to former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist’s Hope Through Healing Hands Foundation and to Peace Players International. Porter also serves on the Political Advisory Committee of Bono’s advocacy organization ONE. Porter serves on the Board of Directors of Bread for the World, a leading anti-hunger advocacy organization; Airborne Lifeline Foundation, a non-profit air medical services provider in Sub-Saharan Africa; Blood Water Mission, a non-profit HIV/AIDS and clean water service provider in Sub-Saharan Africa; and the Board of Advisors for the Institute for the Management of Conflict, an advisory group composed of retired military Special Operations professionals.
Porter graduated Magna Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University and received an M.A. in National Security Studies with Highest Honors and Distinction from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. Porter earned a second masters degree in International Policy and Practice (MIPP) through a fellowship program at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Porter has also participated as a visiting lecturer on a range of international relations and political issues at colleges and universities across the country.
Porter is a Washington D.C. native, having grown up in Northwest D.C. and attended the St. Albans School for Boys. Porter and his wife Betsy and their two young children, Lucy and William, live in Arlington, VA.