Board of Directors
Andrea D. Clements, PhD, Executive Director
Dr. Andi Clements, Executive Director of The Holy Friendship Collaborative, is professor in the Department of Psychology at East Tennessee State University where she does research in religiosity, addiction, and trauma. She has co-trained and conducted research on Trauma Informed Care with Becky Haas since 2015 and is one of the charter members of the BRAIN Trust, an ETSU working group focused on educating about ACEs and trauma informing the ETSU campus. Andi is the co-chair of the Community Involvement Subcommittee of the Ballad Health Opioid Task Force, and is co-authoring a book with Dr. Joel Shuman that will aid congregations as they mobilize to address addiction.
Lottie Ryans, Vice President (Bio coming soon)
Wally Boyd, Treasurer (Bio coming soon)
Linda Austin, Secretary (Bio coming soon)
Susan Howard LaGuardia serves as Initiatives Manager for the United Way of Greater Kingsport. In this role, she coordinates the all-important community impact work of the UWGK Vision Councils and initiatives adopted by the UWGK organization and other related community impact initiatives and task forces.
Susan was born and raised in Harriman, Tennessee, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with Honors from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Susan brings decades of local community volunteer and faith-based service and fund-raising experience to her role, as well as experience as a small business entrepreneur. Prior to joining the UWGK staff, Susan was Executive Director of Kingsport Tomorrow, Inc. from 2005 – 2014. While at Kingsport Tomorrow, Susan managed the citizen-led creation/development of several major programs and projects, including the Kingsport Veterans Park and Memorial. She has been recognized regionally by the YWCA Bristol as a recipient of their 2009 Tribute to Women Award in the area of Community Service / Volunteerism and the 2011 Shining Star Award for advancing into Kingsport YWCA programs that empower women and seek to eliminate racism. She is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, Junior League of Kingsport Past-President and Sustainer, and was recognized as one of the century’s Women of Impact during Kingsport’s Centennial Celebration. Susan is an active member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church where she enjoys serving on the Altar Guild. She and her husband, Kingsport native Tom LaGuardia III, are both active participants in the SonRise Emmaus Community and feel blessed to still serve on Walks to Emmaus teams.
Jim Wozniak is Director of Communications for Tusculum University, a private higher education institution in Greeneville. He has served for 30 years as a communications professional in the Tri-Cities area, including as Erwin Bureau Chief for the Johnson City Press and media relations director for Wellmont Health System. He served as a member of the steering committee that conducted the highly successful Holy Friendship Summit, the predecessor of the Holy Friendship Collaborative. Wozniak has an extensive record of community service and is currently president of Rocky Mount State Historic Site Board of Trustees. His proudest civic achievement is conceiving the idea to build a children’s park in Erwin and raising tens of thousands of dollars in direct and in-kind donations for its construction.
Becky Haas (Bio coming soon)
Logan Horne (Bio coming soon)
Gary Metcalf (Bio coming soon)
Teronya Holmes, Regional Project Facilitator
Tiffany Clements, Administrative Assistant