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Meet Our Team

LEADERSHIP

David Dotson
 

 

Chief Executive Officer

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
 

President

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 Email Sam


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.  

Marion Gillooly

Executive Director, The Dollywood Foundation UK

The Dollywood Foundation UK
The Melting Pot
5 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PR
+44 (0)7939 865775
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Marion joined the Dollywood Foundation in October 2018, bringing a wealth of strategic and operational leadership experience from the public, private and voluntary sectors in the UK. Marion’s previous roles include Head of Strategic Development & Innovation with a specialist Scottish charity, Local Authority Children’s Services Co-ordinator, and Professional Advisor to the Scottish Government’s Directorate for Children and Families.

Nora Briggs

Executive Director, North America

The Dollywood Foundation
111 Dollywood Lane,
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 868-1353
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Joyce Guerrera, CPA

Director of Finance

The Dollywood Foundation
111 Dollywood Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 428-9679
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Joyce Guerrera joined our staff on May 1, 2019 as Director of Finance. She has been associated with Dollywood Foundation, however, for over 20 years as our independent CPA, having been involved with the program since practically its inception. Joyce recently sold her accounting practice, and with over 37 years of experience in the accounting field, agreed to a 2-year commitment with us to review our internal accounting procedures and implement more efficient and technological-based ways of managing the volumes of financial data we handle on a daily basis.

OPERATIONS/FINANCE

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.

 

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.

 

Chelsea Osborne
 

Affiliate Relations Manager

Dollywood Foundation
111 Dollywood Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863


Chelsea began her work with our team in 2017. Chelsea works with our Regional Directors to create new affiliates, maintain accurate affiliate profiles and oversees the planning of our biennial affiliate conference.

 

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

Regional Director, Canada

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.

 

Helen Hastle

Helen Hastle

Regional Director

Dollywood Foundation U.K.
The Melting Pot
5 Rose Street
Edinburgh EH2 2PR
+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.

 

Kirsty Hill

Regional Director, The Dollywood Foundation, UK

Dollywood Foundation U.K.
The Melting Pot
5 Rose Street
Edinburgh EH2 2PR
+44 (0) 7984 346592
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