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LEADERSHIP

David Dotson

 

President

111 Dollywood Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
865.428.9604
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David began his career with the Foundation in 1999. He is responsible for the Foundation’s fulfillment of its mission and for the Foundation’s financial integrity.

Jeff Conyers

 

Executive Director

Dollywood Foundation USA
111 Dollywood Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
865.428.9608
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Jeff came to the Foundation in 2011 from the Governor’s Books From Birth Foundation, DWF’s partner in providing the Imagination Library across the state of Tennessee. He is responsible for all of the programmatic and financial aspects of the Foundation’s work in the United States.

Sam Roberts

 

Director of Operations

Dollywood Foundation
111 Dollywood Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
865.428.9611
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Sam’s formal employment with the Foundation began in 2014. However, Sam worked the Foundation’s account for several years for SD Professionals, the Foundation’s partner who handles the development and operation of the Foundation’s database, website and social media.

Sam oversees the monthly book ordering process, coordinates the book selection for the Imagination Library, manages the relationships with both the publisher and the fulfillment partners, provides the information technology support for the Foundation and leads the Operations team.

Angie Harris

 

Director of International Programs

111 Dollywood Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
865.428.
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Angie moved to the Foundation in 2015 after a long career internationally and in Nashville, where she developed educational initiatives and worked with immigrants and refugees. She oversees the Foundation’s work in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and other international sites.

OPERATIONS

Sherry French

 

 

Operations Finance Supervisor

Dollywood Foundation
111 Dollywood Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
865.428.9631
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Sherry began her career with the Foundation in 2004. Her financial duties include accounts receivable and accounts payable, preparing financial reports, coordinating the annual audits and liaising with Foundation’s CPA.

Jane Lambert

 

Affiliate Relations Manager

Dollywood Foundation
111 Dollywood Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
865.428.9607
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After a 20 career at Dollywood, Jane joined the Foundation in 2016. She sets up new affiliates in the Foundation’s database, assists affiliates with accessing and navigating the database and takes the lead in answering questions from the affiliates.

 

Kathy Brown

 

 

Operations Support Coordinator

Dollywood Foundation
111 Dollywood Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
865.428.9606
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Kathy joined the Foundation in 2016 after working with both businesses and service organizations in east Tennessee. Kathy is the voice of the Foundation handling incoming phone calls, assisting with deposits, and provides general support to the inquiries from both affiliates and the general public.

REGIONAL DIRECTORS

Pam Hunsaker

 

 

Regional Director

Dollywood Foundation USA
United States West Region
4009 Citation Drive
Columbia, MO 65202
573.817.0117
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Pam joined the Foundation in 2001. She is responsible for growing the Imagination Library in the states west of the Mississippi River. Her duties include initiating campaigns for statewide Imagination Library programs, providing information and guidance for communities launching the program and speaking at local, state and regional events.

Christy Crouse

 

 

Regional Director

Dollywood Foundation USA
United States East Region
254 Mialaquo Circle
Loudon, TN 37774
865.368.2786
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Christy joined the Foundation in 2004. She is responsible for growing the Imagination Library in the states east of the Mississippi River. Her duties include initiating campaigns for statewide Imagination Library programs, providing information and guidance for communities launching the program and speaking at local, state and regional events.

Jeanne Smitiuch

 

Ontario Director

Dollywood Foundation Canada
11 Waxwing Way
Brantford, ON, N3R 6W5
CANADA
1 (519) 771-2543
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After a successful career in the private sector, Jeanne joined the Foundation in 2015. Jeanne also worked for several years with the local affiliate of the Imagination Library, Kids Can Fly, in Brantford, Ontario. Jeanne’s primary focus is to grow the program throughout the province of Ontario.

Karyn Davis

 

Manitoba Director

Dollywood Foundation of Canada
475 14th St. NE
Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 4A3
CANADA
1 (204) 856-1144 (work)
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Karyn began her work with Foundation in 2013 leading the successful effort to establish the Imagination Library in all First Nation/Metis communities in Manitoba as well others across the province. Her current focus is expanding the program throughout the city of Winnipeg and other communities in Manitoba.

Kirsteen Watson

Regional Director

The Dollywood Foundation of the United Kingdom
Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales & Northern Regions of England
P.O. Box 28636
Edinburgh, Scotland  EH4 9EB
07984 650852
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Kirsteen joined the Foundation in 2014 after working several years in local and national community development roles for the public and voluntary sector across Scotland. Kirsteen is responsible for Scotland, Northern Ireland & Northern England. Her role involves growing the Imagination Library programme and sustaining and supporting existing affiliates.

Helen Hastle

Helen Hastle

 

Regional Director

The Dollywood Foundation of the United Kingdom
Dollywood Foundation of U.K.
PO Box 28636
Edinburgh EH4 9EB
+44 (0) 07539 872794
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Helen joined the Foundation in 2017 after serving as a British Army Officer and working in project management. Helen is responsible for Central & Southern England and Wales. Her role involves growing the Imagination Library programme and sustaining and supporting existing affiliates.

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