Nancy Raybin

Nancy worked with SHC in the summers of 1973 and 1974 as a community organizer in St. Charles Virginia and then as Co-Director of the Coalition in East Tennessee and western Virginia.  She was at that time an undergraduate student at Vanderbilt.  She was instrumental in getting the first community clinic off the ground in St. Charles, along with Polly McLanahan McArthur, a nursing student at Vanderbilt.

Nancy is a national expert on strategic planning for non-profit organizations. She has been a key asset in the organization and building of the Coalition archive project.


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