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Kelley Anderson

Executive Director

A founding member of our organization, (2009) Kelley has been in recovery well over a decade.  She has served as co-president for many years. Helping others overcome substance abuse disorder is her passion and her mission.  Kelley is both insightful and compassionate in her work.


Daphne Baer


With us since our founding, (2009) Daphne has been a most valuable team member.  She brings years of experience in the field of social work with the Tennessee Department of Children's Services to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed.


Shelia French


One of the newest members of our team, (December 2022) Shelia French joined Helping Hands Overcoming Addiction with the vision and drive to serve our Non-Profit Organization as Treasurer. She is focused on using her gifts as an accountant and her servant's heart to promote our vision and mission.

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Sandra Pitts

Correspondence and Fundraising Assistant

After retiring from a career with Farm Bureau, Sandra has joined Helping Hands & Gateway House's staff as a part-time correspondence secretary and fundraising assistant.  Sandra loves people and will be a wonderful addition to our team!  

Heather Olive

House Monitor

Heather began working as a part-time house monitor in 2021, not long after the Gateway House opened.  On January 1, 2022, she joined the team as full-time house monitor.  Heather has been in recovery five years. She brings a wealth of knowledge from her military background and her own battle with substance abuse to help the women we serve.  In January 2023 Heather became a Certified Peer Recover Specialist.  What a blessing to have Heather as our full-time house monitor!


Board of Directors 2023

Ginger Wells-Smith
Hybrid Lifeline Coordinator at Lawrence County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

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