Board of Directors
Senator William H. Frist, M.D., Chairman
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
Rev. Edwin Sanders II, Vice-Chairman
Metropolitan Interdenominational Church
Barry Banker, Treasurer
Stewart Home School
Founder and CEO
Mary Beth Powers
Vice President, Programs
Jenny Eaton Dyer, Ph.D., Executive Director
Jenny Eaton Dyer, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of Hope Through Healing Hands, a Nashville-based global health organization, founded and chaired by Senator Bill Frist, M.D., committed to improving the quality of life for communities around the world using health as a currency for peace. Dyer also teaches Global Health Politics and Policy in the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt School of Medicine. In the Fall 2012, she taught Southern Religion and Culture in Vanderbilt’s Department of Religious Studies. Currently, she is directing The Faith-Based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide, galvanizing faith leaders and other influentials for maternal, newborn, and child health.
Dyer formerly served as the National Faith Outreach Director for the DATA Foundation and The ONE Campaign, Bono’s organization, from 2003-2008. In this role, she worked with religious leaders, authors, artists, and other faith-based leaders to promote awareness and advocacy for extreme poverty and global AIDS issues.
Dyer has written several academic articles and opinion pieces on the intersection of religion and health. She is a contributor of Why Save Africa: Answers from around the World (2011) and a co-compiler of The aWAKE Project: Uniting Against the African AIDS Crisis (2002, 2005) and The Mother & Child Project: Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope (2015).
Dyer holds a B.A. in Religion from Samford University (1999), a Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School (2001), and a Ph.D. in History and Critical Theories of Religion from Vanderbilt University (2007).
She lives in Franklin, Tennessee with her husband, John, and two boys, Rhys (7) and Oliver (4).
Jane Lynch Crain, Director of Operations
Jane Lynch Crain is Director of Operations of Hope Through Healing Hands. Jane Lynch has over ten years of political fundraising and event management experience including work with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D., U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, and U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann. She is a proud graduate of The Lawrenceville School (1999) in Lawrenceville, NJ and holds a B.A. in English and Spanish from Colgate University (2003). A native of Houston, TX, Jane Lynch resides in Nashville, TN.
Amy Fogleman RN, Faith Outreach Consultant
Porter Kyle Delaney, Senior Advisor, Hope Through Healing Hands
Porter founded the Kyle House Group in 2010 after more than a decade of senior level work in the political and international relations spheres. Prior to founding the Kyle House Group, Porter led the lobbying and policy activities of a boutique political consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Earlier in his career, Porter worked in the office of Congressional and Public Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and in the Government Relations Practice Group at Powell, Goldstein, Frazer, and Murphy.
Porter possesses a strong background in legislative politics, having advised a broad spectrum of corporate clients, trade associations, non-profit organizations and coalition groups on authorizing and appropriations strategies before the U.S. Congress. Porter also has worked extensively on international relations and national security issues, having formerly served as an intelligence analyst for the Department of Defense, and having worked for several international companies as a political consultant on defense policy and contracting issues.
Porter also possesses substantial experience working on global development and health issues. Porter has represented several high-profile foundations, NGOs, coalitions and celebrities on political strategies that resulted in multi-billion dollar funding increases for U.S. development assistance programs, and the bipartisan passage and signing into law of major development legislation. Porter has also advised a number of Fortune 500 and international companies on their commercial expansion into emerging markets and their corporate social responsibility programs around the globe. Porter has traveled extensively throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, and other areas of the developing world.
Porter maintains an active portfolio of pro bono work, serving as a senior advisor to former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist’s Hope Through Healing Hands Foundation and to Peace Players International. Porter also serves on the Political Advisory Committee of Bono’s advocacy organization ONE. Porter serves on the Board of Directors of Bread for the World, a leading anti-hunger advocacy organization; Airborne Lifeline Foundation, a non-profit air medical services provider in Sub-Saharan Africa; Blood Water Mission, a non-profit HIV/AIDS and clean water service provider in Sub-Saharan Africa; and the Board of Advisors for the Institute for the Management of Conflict, an advisory group composed of retired military Special Operations professionals.
Porter graduated Magna Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University and received an M.A. in National Security Studies with Highest Honors and Distinction from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. Porter earned a second masters degree in International Policy and Practice (MIPP) through a fellowship program at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Porter has also participated as a visiting lecturer on a range of international relations and political issues at colleges and universities across the country.
Porter is a Washington D.C. native, having grown up in Northwest D.C. and attended the St. Albans School for Boys. Porter and his wife Betsy and their two young children, Lucy and William, live in Arlington, VA.
Kiera Stein, Communications Director
Kiera Stein is the founder of Dog-Eared Social, a social media and digital marketing consulting service dedicated to driving revenue, branding, and lead generation opportunities through social and other digital channels. Kiera has experience managing 9+ social media channels, creating comprehensive social media analytics reports, executing integrated digital advertising and marketing campaigns, establishing and tracking social media KPI’s, and reporting on social media and digital ROI. Other experience includes email marketing and integrated fundraising and engagement campaigns across digital and offline channels. Prior to Dog-Eared Social and Hope Through Healing Hands, Kiera managed CARE's social media program for over 4 years, where she leveraged social and digital strategy to raise funds and awareness for global poverty and women's empowerment. She also blogs regularly for Social Media Examiner and Social Media Today.