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The National Embryo Donation Center Board of Directors oversees the NEDC. Our board members come from a lot of different backgrounds. They also have different interests. But what unites them is the desire to help couples complete their families through embryo adoption. To learn more about our board members, read their bios below.
Owner & Consultant, Flourish Consulting Services LLC
Lauren Wilson is the owner of Flourish Consulting Services LLC, which is the primary provider of social services for the NEDC.
Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2004 and then a Master of Science in Social Work in 2006 from the University of Tennessee. She grew up in the Powell area and has lived in or near Knoxville her whole life.
Lauren formerly served as Branch Director and Church Liaison for Bethany Christian Services in Knoxville. She worked at Bethany for about a decade as a pregnancy counselor and adoption specialist before undertaking the director role. She is the proud mom of two boys.
NEDC Medical Director, Southeastern Fertility Specialist
Dr. Jeffrey Keenan, a highly respected specialist in infertility and reproductive medicine, leads the NEDC team. He is the center’s medical director and a fertility specialist at Southeastern Fertility in Knoxville, TN. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Dr. Keenan is also a professor at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and is director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He has been in practice since 1990 and has performed innumerable fertility procedures with outstanding success rates. To get to know Dr. Keenan better through an in-depth conversation with master interviewer Hallerin Hilton Hill, click here.
Chief Operating Officer, Christian Medical & Dental Associations
Jamey Campbell is Chief Operating Officer for Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) in Bristol, Tennessee. After nearly a decade as the organization’s Vice President for Stewardship Development, Jamey moved into the COO position on July 1, 2019.
Jamey has over 25 years of experience in communications and development. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in communication from East Tennessee State University in 1986, he began work in the commercial television field before beginning his career in corporate communications and development.
Prior to joining CMDA, Jamey was on staff with former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Dr. Bill Frist, East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine, and Precept Ministries International.
Jamey and his wife Janeen are involved in their church where they teach a young adult Sunday School class and Jamey serves as a deacon. They have two adult children, Rachel and Emily, and one grandchild, Titus.
When not working, Jamey enjoys spending time with his family, photography, and traveling with Janeen.
Retired Executive Director, Holston Conference Foundation
Roger Redding served as the Executive Director of the Holston Conference Foundation for 18 years (2000-2018), increasing assets under management from $25 million to $125 million at the time of his retirement. He has over 40 years of experience working with non-profits, including 10 years with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as a Development Officer and 12 years as Vice Chancellor of Development and Alumni Relations with UT Medical Center. He and his wife Rebecca reside in Maryville. They are active members of Cokesbury United Methodist Church. They have two adult children, Russell Redding in Johnson City and Leslie Rosenbaum (husband Corey) in Knoxville.
Attorney, Partner, Pryor Priest & Harber
Stephen Gillman joined the law firm of Pryor Priest & Harber in 2003, became an associate in 2005, and became a partner of the firm in 2017. He is a graduate of The University of Tennessee (B.A. Political Science, 2002, Summa Cum Laude) and The University of Tennessee College of Law (J.D., 2005, Cum Laude), where he concentrated in the school’s Advocacy and Dispute Resolution program.
He is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association, where he serves on its Membership Committee, and he is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association. In the community, he served as instructor for the Farragut High School Mock Trial team between 2008 and 2012 and is proud to serve as an advisor to the Career and Technical Services Department for Lenoir City High School. Stephen has also contributed as a guest legal expert on WBIR 10 News Weekend on Saturday mornings and has been a commentator on Newstalk 98.7. Mr. Gillman was proud to be selected to the 2015 and 2016 mid-south Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, which is peer nominated.
Stephen and his wife, Katie, have one daughter.
Executive Director, Women’s Fund of East Tennessee
Prior to her current role as the first Director of the Women’s Fund of East Tennessee, Terry served as National Foundations Director for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 2010 through 2012; President and CEO of her own consulting company, Philanthropy Does Matter, 2008- ongoing; and Senior Vice President and Executive Director, then President and CEO of the Baptist Health System Foundation in Knoxville, 1993 – 2008.
Terry is a trusted, certified executive with a legacy of success in developing and managing large multi-system foundations, developing more than $100 million, with recognized ability to develop leadership and community benefit collaborations through relationship building and creative and strategic stewardship of resources.
She was a board member and frequent speaker at national and regional fundraising conferences
and seminars and was published in 2005. Prior to joining ETF, in her role at Baptist Health System Foundation, she successfully developed a Who’s Who board, more than 800 volunteers and 22 community collaborations. Her work culminated with the regional AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) presenting her the “2007 Foundation of the Year” award in recognition of the foundation’s growth, leadership and contribution to the region.
Terry is a lifelong student and in addition to attending the University of Central Oklahoma, she received her Fund Raising School Certification at the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Business and CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) international mastery certification.
Her pride and joy are her family. She is married to Bruce C. Morgan, President and CEO of Synergy Insurance Group of Knoxville. They have four talented adult children, Lauren Upshaw Eastham, Victor Upshaw, Tara Morgan DeLozier and Matthew Morgan, who have blessed them with four adorable grandchildren, Davis and Averi Eastham and Ava and Leighton Upshaw.
As a longtime community leader in this area, Terry is thrilled with the opportunity to work with and develop an amazing Women’s Fund board to break down barriers for women and girls in 25 counties in East Tennessee focusing on life skills, work skills and education while advocating against domestic violence. The Women’s Fund model is unique in that is one of the few funds in this region working collectively with philanthropists to research, vet, report and seek input, prior to funding exemplary organizations. The Women’s Fund is about creating self-sufficiency for women. In just two years of granting the fund has provided $158,750 to eight organizations serving all 25 counties. The endowment now has over $2.1 million, with an operating fund of $158,000.
Retired Public Relations Professional
Marti Bailey is a former Public Relations Manager and blogger for the NEDC. She is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Marketing.
After seven years of infertility (the same amount of time the embryos were frozen), Marti and her husband, Brian, were blessed with embryo-adopted twins through the NEDC. They knew God had a plan for them the whole time but weren’t sure how it would all unfold. Answered prayers came in the form of not only two tiny babies, but a beautiful relationship with another family through open adoption. Marti and Brian are very grateful for the NEDC and it is their desire for this blessing to be lavished on others who desire a larger family.
Missions Pastor and Administrator, Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church
Paul (Andy) Halbert and wife Renée live in Knoxville where Andy serves as Missions Pastor and Administrator of Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church, and Renée teaches 1st grade at Concord Christian School. Andy and Renée have three married sons, all of whom are serving in cross-cultural missions in various locations around the world. They are grateful to God for nine grandchildren, two of whom are adopted, and three of whom are embryo-adopted.
Andy and Renée met at Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina and were married in 1975. Their mutual desire and passion for world missions led them to 14 years of cross-cultural ministry with Mission Aviation Fellowship, serving in Honduras, Central America.
Upon return to the US in 1995, Andy accepted his current position with Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church.