DCO Founder, Executive Director
Education Specialist- Middle TN
Education Specialist- South TN
Education Specialist- SW TN
Education Specialist- South TN
Project Manager, Ed Specialist
Education Specialist - Middle TN
Mentoring Specialist - Middle TN
Education Specialist & Admin. Assistant Middle TN
Education Specialist-Middle TN
Joi Wasill, Executive Director 2002-Present
Dr. Scott Huitink, Current Chair 2017-2019
Dr. Scott Huitink earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas College of Medical Sciences (UAMS) and completed his pediatric residency training at the San Antonio Military Medical Center affiliated hospitals. During his time of military service as an Army physician, Dr. Huitink practiced general pediatrics and adolescent medicine in Heidelberg, Germany, served as a Battalion Surgeon with our troops during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and was awarded the Army’s Bronze Star Medal for his service and leadership while deployed.
Following his military service and prior to moving to Tennessee, Dr. Huitink worked as a pediatrician in Waco, Texas, where he also launched an ABA therapy company to meet the needs of children with autism.
Dr. Huitink has a wide array of experience in the care of children from newborns to adolescence and has been instrumental in the education and implementation of clinical standards. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Scott, and his wife Rachelle, have been a part of Sumner County since 2013 and are actively involved in the community through their church and non-profit organizations they serve with. They have 3 children. Dr. Huitink enjoys the outdoors, reading, and watching college football.
Dr. Huitink became interested in DCO after hearing a presentation by Joi Wasill. “For me, this non-profit is something I am passionate about as it combines my professional and personal interests in building up the future of our communities as we address the realities of teen health and sexual risk avoidance.”
Cindy Bean, Treasurer 2016-2018
Elly Preston, Secretary 2015-2019
Elly is on staff at Community Church of Hendersonville in the Friends Ministry where she organizes and volunteers to serve and bring compassion to not only church members, but the neighboring community as well. Elly has a psychology degree from Northwestern University and has many years of experience starting and running small businesses. Elly is passionate about abstinence and speaking truth to teens so they understand the potential consequences of their choices. Elly and her husband Scott are from New England and have been active members of the Hendersonville community since their move to Tennessee in 2006. They have two children. Elly enjoys the arts, reading, cooking and spending time with her family.
Dawn Gregory, Former Chair
Rhonda Nason, Former Chair
Susan is retired from a career in social work and Human Resources.She stays busy with many volunteer activities, spending time with my grandchildren and traveling.
Susan has been a supporter, helper and board member of DCO for many years. and watched the program grow and flourish. She says she was originally attracted to the program since it is abstinence-based and gives factual information about the humanity of the developing life in the womb. She also applauded the fact that DCO also educates on the importance of considering both short and long-term consequences for the mother, father, baby, family, and nation in choosing abortion, parenting or adoption.
Since two of her grandchildren joined the family by adoption, she was pleased that adoption was presented as an option to consider and liked how the program educated about what adoption looks like today dispelling the outdated and inaccurate adoption myths. She is impressed with the results of the presentations where students come to an understanding of the impact of the consequences of premarital sex.
Since 1984 Ann has made her home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Ann is a REALTOR with RE/MAX Elite of Hendersonville. Ann served as the 2013 President of the Sumner Association of Realtors, as well as the Women’s Council of Realtors President in 2010. The Ann Buchanan Team is recognized in the top 1% of all REALTORS in the Nashville area. She was awarded the Keller Williams 2014/2015/2016 Sales Team of the Year, as well as Sumner County’s 2015 & 2016 BEST REALTOR.
A friend and board member of DCO invited Ann to a lunch and learn early in 2016. There she heard how DCO was making a difference in the lives of young people in the school system in the area. It included the high school where her grandson attends It touched her heart deeply to know that he was hearing the truth about important decisions and the choices that are so important to his life. This immediately made her want to be a part of what DCO was doing.
Ann has experience of serving on a real estate association board for 6 years. She understands the importance of the decisions made as a board member and counts it a privilege and an honor to serve on the board for DCO and looks forward to serving as long as needed.