Allies and Affiliates

Chuck Darling

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Kaye Bultemeier

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Janie Hiserote

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Caryl Carpenter

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Charles “Boomer” Winfrey

After studying geology at the University of Tennessee and working as a geologist for one year, Boomer took a job as a community organizer with Save Our Cumberland Mountains (SOCM). As he later described his role: “They needed somebody with… Continued

Neil McBride

From 1973-1978, Neil was a staff attorney for the East Tennessee Research Corp (ETRC). He was a valuable institutional ally to many SHC related community efforts. —In this clip from a 2017 ETRC panel, Lark Hayes poignantly describes the character… Continued

John Gaventa

John Gaventa was born in Tennessee in 1949. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1971, was a Rhodes Scholar, and received his doctorate from Oxford University. In 1976, Gaventa began a grassroots adult educational program at Highlander Research and Education… Continued

Martha Stucker

Martha was a Catholic nun and a registered nurse working in East Tennessee at the Clairfield clinic in 1969 when Bill Dow first encountered her and engaged her help in designing student-run health fairs. She had been conducting primary care… Continued

Pat Kalmans

Pat, while never officially part of the student workforce in SHC, was a major player in the early work of SOCM and ETRC.  She primarily worked on setting up and finding resources, including funding, for the Mountain People’s Health Clinics… Continued

Maureen O’Connell

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