Meet Our Team

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Our Staff

Art Woods

President

Art began serving as President in November 2016. A graduate of Harding University, Art began his professional life as a corporate buyer for Dillards Department Stores using his marketing and accounting education. For the past twenty-eight years, Art has worked with christian ministries and schools to grow their programs and connect passionate donors to things that truly make an eternal impact. Prior to Healing Hands International, Art has been part of the leadership team for AGAPE, Lipscomb Academy, and worked as a grassroots fundraiser at Harding University. Art and his wife, Kim, are parents to three adult sons, two daughters by marriage, and love spending time with their two grandsons.

Chris Gingles

Vice President

Chris became the Vice President of Healing Hands International in 2009. Currently, he is our Chief Financial Officer, serving as a volunteer. From 1991 to 1993, he was the first Transportation Coordinator. Chris, a Certified Public Accountant, previously was the CFO for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and also retired from the U.S. Army after a 33 year career. Chris served as an elder at his congregation for 17 years and has been married to Anne for almost 50 years. They have two children and two grandchildren.

Carl Burkybile

Director of Agriculture

Carl became Healing Hands International's Director of Agriculture in December 2011. He is working to expand the network of people and financial supporters interested in teaching hungry people how to increase their food production and preservation. Carl has 32 years of experience as a high school agriculture and shop teacher. He has served as vocational director and co-authored 2 agricultural mechanics textbooks. In addition to several mission trips within the U.S., he has helped build a children's home in Honduras and served the last 15 years as the Director of HHI's sister organization, Caring for Kenya. Carl serves as an elder of his congregation and has been married to Ruth Ann for more than 40 years. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

Dr. Seth Carmody

Resource Development

Seth came to Healing Hands International in 2006 after teaching for 41 years at Southeast Missouri State University, Illinois State University, and Lipscomb University. He solicits used computer hardware from companies and individuals and refurbishes them so HHI can provide computer systems to schools, orphanages, and missionaries.

Jason Carroll

Water Project Coordinator

Jason started working with our water program in 2017. He and his wife Jennifer, along with their children live in Haiti full time. They have a passionate heart for missions and excited about the work God has placed in front of them.

Chris Gannon

Warehouse Director

Chris started working for Healing Hands International in 2017. He manages our warehouse and is in charge of international shipping. In addition to his warehouse responsibilities, he shoots and produces videos for HHI. He is licensed as a pilot, forklift certified, and a Nashville Predators hockey fan. He and his wife Emily, along with their 2 boys live in Lebanon, TN. 

David Heffington

Community Relations

David has been working for Healing Hands International since 1998 and is a member of our Community Relations staff. He has traveled extensively across the U.S. and throughout the world telling our story. Look for him at conferences and lectureships throughout the year. He and his wife Nancy have six children, four of whom are married and fourteen grandchildren.

Cindy Herring, R.N.

Medical Supplies Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator

Cindy began her work with Healing Hands International in 2000. Our own "Warehouse Nurse," Cindy is our Medical Supplies Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator. Her many years of experience in home health have helped to prepare her for many trips around the world working through our Medical Relief programs. She also heads up the M.A.G.I. Project that delivers thousands of Christmas presents every year. Cindy has been married to Greg Herring for more than 40 years and they have two married children and four grandchildren. Cindy enjoys spending time with friends, cross stitching, and encouraging youth in service to God.

Brandi Huddleston

Special Projects Coordinator

Brandi Huddleston began her journey with us in 2012 as a ministry partner. As the founder of the Sewing For Jesus Ministry she supported the needs of our M.A.G.I. Box Program. A year later she and her ministry officially joined Healing Hands International. Brandi manages the daily operations of our Texas office, volunteer center, and ministry programs. She is passionate about making a Godly impact in the lives of others. Brandi's favorite scripture is 1 John 4: 16 "And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them."

Sean Judge

Director of Walk4Water

A graduate of Harding University, Sean has been working at HHI since 2007. He is our director of Walk4Water, which is fitting since Sean and his wife Kristin actually met at a Walk4Water event in 2014. They live in Nashville, TN with their dog, Ollie. 

Curt King

Field Director/Driller

Curt began working for Healing Hands International in 2010 as our Field Director/Driller. He is responsible for drilling water wells in countries such as Haiti and Ethiopia and handles pump installation, maintenance and training equipment operation. His drilling career started in 1979 and he has worked in areas such as Kenya, Sudan, and the Dominican Republic. He is certified in all required categories with the National Ground Water Association and a Certified Well Driller and Pump Installer. Curt travels with his wife Mary, R.N. and they have three children and seven grandchildren.

Caleb McCurry

Special Projects Coordinator

Caleb joined the Healing Hands team in 2017. He will be working as one of our Coordinators for Walk4Water and M.A.G.I.. Caleb is a 2015 graduate of Harding University and is from the Branson, Missouri area. He brings a lot to the team with his outgoing, genuine, and passionate spirit.

Jana Owen

Director of Women's Ministry

Jana began working at Healing Hands International in 2013 but has served on the committee for the Women of Hope conference from the beginning and has led worship each year. Jana graduated from Abilene Christian University and has a background in Project Management, Event Planning and Organizational Communication. In her free time, she loves to sing, speak at women’s retreats and has traveled with Come before Winter (CbW), a non-profit organization focused on supporting women in ministry around the world. Jana, her husband Kevin, and their three boys live in Lebanon where Kevin serves as a preaching minister. 

Brandon Post

Director of Information Systems

Brandon started working at Healing Hands International in 2005 and is our Director of Information Systems. He graduated from Freed-Hardeman in 2003 with a Bible major and a minor in Computer Science and previously worked as an Involvement Minister. Outside of his work at HHI, he is very involved in outreach to inner-city youth in Nashville.

Maeva Ralafiarindaza

IT/Media Trainer

Maeva started working at Healing Hands International in 2012. He graduated from Lipscomb University with a Bachelors degree in Information Technology Management and a Masters of Science in Information Security. He is from Madagascar. He is passionate about technology, data science, music and enjoys mentoring and sharing the wisdom of God.

Ashley Reeves

Marketing Coordinator

Ashley is originally from Nashville, TN. She graduated from Harding University in 2011 with a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Missions. Here at Healing Hands International, she coordinates the design and production of our print materials and video, writes for the blog and newsletter, and photographs our events. Ashley enjoys being outdoors, painting, and gardening.

Scott Saunders

Development Officer

Scott began his work as a Development Officer with Healing Hands International in 2010. Following a 7 year career in the insurance industry, he began his work in 1985 as a Development Officer with Lipscomb University. He became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM in 1990 and utilizes this knowledge to help donors with their estate and charitable planning. Scott has been married to his wife Susan for more than 30 years and they have three children and four grandchildren.

Joseph Smith

Director of Operations

Joseph began working for Healing Hands International in 1999 after graduating from Lipscomb University. As our Director of Operations, he coordinates our international shipping of cargo to missionaries and churches around the globe. In addition, Joe is responsible for the coordination of our Potable Water Projects, which include drilling wells, water filtration and rain water harvesting. He and his wife Ruth have one daughter.

Linda Smith

Administrative Assistant

Linda joined the Healing Hands family in September 2013 as an Administrative Assistant after retiring from a 34-year public school teaching career. A lifelong love for mission work led her to volunteer at Healing Hands International in January 2010. Linda continues to be blessed to work with the missions at Healing Hands and is honored to help promote empowerment and sustainability in other countries. Linda is married to Wayland and has four sons and six grandchildren. She loves to fellowship with family and friends, enjoys traveling and delights in a hearty laugh.

Ebenezer Udofia

Director of African Agriculture

Ebenezer began working with Healing Hands International in 2008 and served as our Agricultural Representative to Africa. Ebenezer's love for the Lord and his willingness to serve in this capacity was apparent from the beginning and in 2009 he was named the Director of African Agriculture. He currently travels throughout Africa conducting Food Sustainability Workshops where he trains community leaders in techniques for sustainable food production and preservation skills. Ebenezer and his wonderful wife Regina have one daughter and one son.

Ron White

Community Relations

Ron has been a part of the Community Relations staff since 2004. He and his wife Donna have traveled throughout the U.S. telling Healing Hands International's exciting stories to churches and community groups. Ron says after more than 45 years of fulltime preaching, "I am engaged in my most exciting and meaningful ministry yet." Ron has served as an elder of the church for more than 28 years. The Whites have three married children, seven grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.