Dan has experienced a prolific career as a Certified Public Accountant, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. During his career, he has provided accounting services in areas of public accounting, higher education, publicly traded and privately-owned companies, manufacturing, biotech, and retail/wholesale distribution entities. He has served our community in various capacities for a number of non-profit organizations in the area, including Knoxville College, Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, and Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries. In 2015, Dan worked with a local low-income housing project, piquing his interest in working to develop the Legacy Housing Foundation.
Linda has a myriad of experiences in media production, serving multiple non-profit and charitable organizations in our region. With a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Cincinnati, she became managing producer of the Emmy-award winning program “The Heartland Series”. Later, she gained experience as a copywriter, radio announcer, and an independent video producer, writing and producing lifestyle programs and historical documentaries. Currently, she is general manager of WDVX, a non-profit community radio station located in the Knoxville Visitor Center. Linda continues to build our community while serving on the boards of Visit Knoxville, City People, Knoxville History Project, Knoxville Americana Music Foundation, and Martha Washington Heights Association.
Gayle has gained a world view of living conditions and acceptable standards while living in South Africa, Russia and four countries in the Middle East. In the Ural Mountains of Russia, after discovery that orphan children were living in city sewers to stay warm, she championed a campaign in the City of Perm that eventually aired internationally on CNN. In response, corporations and individuals provided a center to house homeless children in the region. Working for Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia, she was selected to develop and manage a division to improve living standards in a community that served the company. Exposing the appalling living conditions of the migrant workers, she spearheaded a movement within upper management of Saudi Aramco to change human rights laws in Saudi Arabia. Since moving to Knoxville, Gayle has served many civic organizations including East Tennessee Design Center, Holston Homeowners Association, and most recently as a member of the Knoxville Metropolitan Planning Commission.
Cristy has cultivated strong leadership and organizational management skills by building infrastructure to support company growth. She is president of LHP Capital, LLC, where she is responsible for the underwriting, refinance and exit strategies departments as well as all support functions including asset management, human resources, accounting, information systems and administration. Cristy joined the organization in 1989 and played a key role in the company’s successful growth. She serves on LHP’s Leadership Team and CCP Committee, providing planning for significant structural and organizational events. She graduated magna cum laude from Tusculum College with a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Knoxville Americana Music Festival and is an avid animal lover.
Roger is a national leader in research, advocacy and policymaking on the problem of homelessness in America. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee College of Social Work, having taught at the university for 30 years. He received his Ph.D. from Tulane University. In addition to his teaching, he is an experienced mental health practitioner. He directed the implementation of the Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness for the Mayors of Knoxville and Knox County. Upon retirement from the University in 2000, he began working with the Public Defender’s Office in 2000 as a Forensic Social Worker.
Carey provides leadership and guidance for strategic planning and resource alignment. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her MBA from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Carey is Chief Executive Officer and Firm Council Chairperson for LHP. Since joining the company in 2003, Carey has served in various positions, working as an Accountant and Asset Management Analyst before her promotion to Controller and, ultimately, to her current role of CEO overseeing LHP’s three divisions. She played an important role in building the company including the establishment of LHP’s support divisions such as Accounting, Software Support, Accounts Payable and Cash Management. Carey was named as one of the Greater Knoxville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 honorees for 2017.