Kandy Childress

Executive Director

Kandy Childress began working with Healthy Kingsport on November 2, 2015 as Executive Director. Kandy holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in English Literature from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She brings a decade of international business experience to her role at Healthy Kingsport. Her previous job assignments have taken her all over the United States and Europe, but she calls Kingsport “home.”

Johanna Montgomery

Associate Director

Johanna Montgomery began working with Healthy Kingsport in February 15, 2016 as Associate Director. Johanna holds a B.A. degree in Technical Communications and a master’s in business administration from King University. Johanna manages the Live Sugarfreed Campaign, Tobacco-Free Campuses, including tobacco policy work at the local, regional, and state level, and Healthier Tennessee. She helps partners to reach their health and wellness goals by becoming Healthy Kingsport Platinum Partners, which are organizations at the highest level of our initiatives. Johanna also oversees all communications and media relations for the organization.

Dana McMurray

Manager, Community Impact

Dana’s skills and experience have mainly been in higher education, as she most recently served as the Director of Alumni Relations for King University. During her tenure with King, Dana served over 13,000 alumni by managing and coordinating an annual alumni weekend that included volunteer recruitment, marketing, planning, and executing of several events during a single weekend. She holds a Master of Business Administration with specializations in Marketing and Project Management from King University and is a graduate of Leadership Kingsport 2015 class. Dana works directly with the community through an array of events, including the Walk for Wellness Expo. She also manages the 2 Million Mile City Challenge with the goal of Kingsport becoming the first city in the US to log 2 million miles of physical activity as a community.

Allison Galloway

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Allison Galloway is a native of Kingsport, and graduate from East Tennessee State University’s department of Media and Communications.  She originally joined the Healthy Kingsport team in January  of 2017 as a social media and marketing intern. Allison was then hired as a part time team member in May of 2017 and as the full time Marketing and Communications Coordinator in June of 2018. She currently oversees the day to day operations of all Healthy Kingsport internal and external communications.

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