Who We Are
Our team addresses urgent health concerns by improving community well-being through creative expression. We are a small, nimble team that is enthusiastic about using the arts to make measurable impact for our partners and the public.
Katie provides strategic technical and design direction for the development of the Foundation’s digital properties – serving as the “voice of the user” to ensure platforms serve users’ needs and organizational goals. With an academic background in journalism and professional experience in product and project management, Katie is committed to crafting technology solutions to help non-profits fulfill their mission..
Film Festival Curator
Natalie curates the UnLonely Film Festival and promotes films’ ability to help inspire people to stay connected and decrease the burdens of loneliness. Natalie also programs short films for the Brooklyn Film Festival and is a filmmaker whose work has premiered at Oscar qualifying festivals within the U.S. and overseas.
Vivian C.R. James
Director of Administration
Vivian has been with the Foundation for over five years and oversees all of its financial and administrative operations. She brings more than twenty years of experience as a nonprofit fundraiser and manager who has worked with a variety of nonprofit and arts organizations.
Director of Product
Robert has contributed marketing, communications, and branding guidance to the Foundation since its start in 2004. He has over twenty-five years of hands-on marketing experience in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, retail, and political campaigns.
Stephanie Pruitt Gaines
Stephanie is responsible for raising the organization’s brand identity, positioning the Foundation as an authority in arts-based programming to improve health and well-being, and building broad awareness of its mission and programs. Stephanie is a published poet, active in the Nashville art community, and an exciting communicator who has been featured in a TEDx Talk: (Un)Likely Bedfellows: The Marriage of Art and Business.
Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH
President & Founder
Dr. Nobel is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine. He currently serves on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. Jeremy is also a poet, a photographer, and a teacher—a practitioner of both the humanities and sciences.