Martin D. Summitt and Yvonne Harvey joined the Adult & Teen Challenge Board of Directors this month to fill critical roles in the expanding board. The announcement was made by Dr. David McNabb, president of the residential recovery ministry.
“As we pursue critical initiatives, we know that we need skilled leaders to help us achieve our goals,” says McNabb, speaking of the ministry’s new strategic plan with the initiatives to increase revenue and the number of adults 18-50 they serve, and set and reach program outcome measures.
Martin D. Summitt is a native Chattanoogan, having grown up on Signal Mountain. He graduated from Baylor High School where he is best known for winning the State and making All-American his senior year in 1 meter spring board diving. During this time, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America.
After graduating from UTC with a B.S. in 1988, Summitt worked for Salem Carpet Mills, Dean Witter and two local banks. He is now the managing partner of Bellwether Investment Group, LLC, a money management group.
Summitt lives in ST. Elmo with his wife Meghan. They have three children, Sarah, Margaret and Charlie. Sarah is an ICU nurse in Hawaii. Margaret is a senior at Mississippi State and Charlie is a junior at ETSU. His interests are fly fishing, hunting and trapping, the outdoors and never ending home projects.
Yvonne Harvey presently is the Executive Director and creator of the new television program, “Stronger Together.” This is a public service program promoting small nonprofits who are making an impact in our community. The 30 minute show will feature 24 nonprofits and is a free marketing platform for them! The show will air on PBS this summer.
Harvey’s previous work experience includes graphic design, public relations, event planning, fundraising, television production, marketing and program coordinating.
Yvonne served on the Scenic City Women’s Network Advisory Board and on two program committees. She has served on the SCWN Advisory Board for over four years. She also served on Governor Bill Lee’s Prayer Initiative as the Prayer Chair for the TN Governor’s Faith Based and Community Initiative.
Yvonne Harvey is a licensed minister serving in many ministerial positions over many years including the following: Women’s Retreat and Conference speaker and workshop teacher in regions including Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia. She also was appointed as the International Children’s Director, Sunday school teacher for adults, teens and children. She authored Sunday school lessons for children on a national level, and is a Women’s Missionary Band Leader. Previous experience as Youth leader and a shepherding membership minister. She and her husband, Mike also managed a youth mission team assigned to minister in Korea and Japan. She also serves on many prayer teams and they include: The White House Faith Based Initiative prayer call list under President Trump, the national Capital Hill Prayer Partners/Washington DC, the TN. Governmental Prayer Alliance-Hamilton County Coordinator and Governor Bill Lee’s Prayer Initiative. Yvonne also volunteered with Neema Resettlement Outreach, teaching language to a Muslim family from Sudan.
Harvey and her husband, Mike, ACE Anesthetist, have been married for 31 years and have two terrific sons, Cody and Taylor. As a hobby she managed an award-winning band, Mountain Cove Bluegrass and serves alongside her husband with the nonprofit, “The New Mountain Opry,” music venue.
Adult & Teen Challenge MidSouth (ATCM) is a residential, faith-based nonprofit headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, serving adults 18-50 struggling with addiction. Since its beginning by founder David Wilkerson on the streets of New York in 1958, the mission of ATC is to provide freedom from addiction and other life-controlling issues through Christ-centered solutions. The result is radical life-transformation. A 2019 study showed 78% of program graduates were maintaining freedom from addiction. For more information on Adult & Teen Challenge MidSouth, visit tcmidsouth.org or call 423.756.5558.