Who We Are

Co-Founders

Q-and-A With Deneen Turner

A chat with the Co-founder of HopeHouse International

Deneen Turner, a nonprofit entrepreneur and resident of Franklin for over 30 years, has devoted her professional life to aiding the orphan crisis in Eastern Europe. A professional singer who toured with the late Billy Graham, Deneen learned of Human Rights Watch’s tragic statistics regarding orphans in Ukraine: Within three years upon their release from the orphanages, 70 percent are homeless and living on the street, 20 percent are in prison, and 10 percent have committed suicide. “There’s your 100 percent no hope future,” Deneen said.

Officers

Mark R. Turner

Chairman

Retired Sr. Vice-President & Mid-South Regional Manager
---Fidelity National Title Group---Chattanooga, TN 

Leah Kay Gabriel

Vice-Chair


Former VP Marketing
---Cooper Clinic, Dallas
---Westlake, TX

Gene Riley

Treasurer

Certified Public Accountant
---Zeal Financial Services
---Brentwood, TN

Deneen A. Turner


Chief Executive Officer

(ex-officio)
---HopeHouse International®
---Chattanooga, TN

Board of Directors

Mark Blankenship


Sr. Worship Pastor
---Mount Paran Church
---Atlanta, GA

Thomas L. Bledsoe

Retired Sr. Program Director
---Billy Graham Association
---Tyler,  TX

Robert Boren

Retired CFO
---State Volunteer Mutual Insurance
---Brentwood, TN

Rob Dublin

National Sales Director
---Almirall
---Franklin, TN

Leah Kay Gabriel

Vice-Chair


Former VP Marketing
---Cooper Clinic, Dallas
---Westlake, TX

Theron Hatch

Chief Information Officer
---PNS Partners, LLC
---Murfreesboro, TN

Arthur Mironchuk


Architectural Project Manager
---Cortland Design
---Dallas, TX

Denise Hildreth Jones


Founder and President
---Reclaiming Hearts Ministries
---Franklin, TN

Gene Riley

Treasurer

Certified Public Accountant
---Zeal Financial Services
---Brentwood, TN

Mandy Savage


General Manager
---Cox Automotive
---Statesville, NC

Missy Shaw, LPC


Family Relationship Counselor
---Cool Springs Wellness
---Brentwood, TN

Dr. C.A. Stilwell, Jr., MD


ADHD/ADD Specialist
---Charis Consulting Services
---Franklin, TN

Deneen A. Turner


Chief Executive Officer

(ex-officio)
---HopeHouse International®
---Chattanooga, TN

Mark R. Turner

Chairman

Retired Sr. Vice-President & Mid-South Regional Manager
---Fidelity National Title Group---Chattanooga, TN