Who We Are

Frontier Health Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that operates as the charitable and educational arm of Frontier Health. The Foundation helps ensure the continued ability of providing the highest quality behavioral health and vocational services to the communities and individuals served. Our work sustains the fight to eradicate stigma and discrimination surrounding mental and behavioral health through advocacy, fund-raising and building public awareness.

Our Mission

To ensure Frontier Health’s ability to deliver high-quality behavioral health and vocational services to the communities and individuals we serve while working to eradicate social stigma and discrimination surrounding mental and behavioral health through advocacy, fundraising, and building public awareness.

Our Vision

We envision a community in which all people have hope, knowledge, and access to the high-quality care needed to recover from mental illnesses, substance use disorders, and the affects that trauma has had in their lives.

Our Dedicated Leaders

Kristie Hammonds

Kristie Hammonds

CEO Frontier Health

Kristie Hammonds, BSW, MBA, is the President and CEO of Frontier Health. Read More…

Diane Bowen

Diane Bowen

COO Frontier Health

Diane Bowen, M.Ed., has been with Frontier Health since 1990 and most Read More…

Rachel Parsons

Rachel Parsons

CFO Frontier Health

Rachel Parsons joined Frontier Health in 2017 to serve as our Chief Financial Read More…

Jennifer Teague Ritter

Jennifer Teague Ritter

Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations

Jennifer Teague Ritter, MPH, comes to Frontier Health with a background Read More…

Our Dedicated Board of Directors

Jennifer Clements

Jennifer Clements

Chairman of the Board, Frontier Health Foundation

Jennifer Clements is the Chairman of the Board, Frontier Health Foundation and the Executive Director for the Martin Center for the Arts and University Events at East Tennessee State University. Read More…

Tammy L. Gorzka

Tammy L. Gorzka

President and CEO, KATZ Americas

Beginning her career at Katz Americas in 1991, Tammy was appointed as President & CEO in January 2014, having previously served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for many years. Read More…

Deborah Joyner, Ph. D.

Deborah Joyner, Ph. D.

Deborah has worked in higher education for her entire career and has been at East Tennessee State University for 40 years. Read More…

Duane Miller

Duane Miller

Executive Director LENOWISCO Planning District Commission

Mr. Duane A. Miller has nearly twenty-six years of regional economic and community development experience. Read More…

Kelly F. Price

Kelly F. Price

President & CEO of Eastman Credit Union (ECU) Kingsport, TN

Beginning her career at ECU in 1996, Kelly was appointed President and CEO in January 2020, after serving in several management and senior leadership roles within the organization. Read More…