Nancy Howard

Nancy received a B.S. Business at Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, where she served in numerous leadership capacities, and received several honors and awards, including the appointment to serve as a Student Ambassador.  It was this experience that led Nancy to create the Provision Center for Proton Therapy “Ambassadors Program”.

Nancy has over 18 years’ sales and marketing experience in tourism and economic development in East Tennessee,  with a very established state-wide network of community partners that support and enhance the patient services programs of the Provision Center for Proton Therapy.   Nancy served as President of the Knoxville Convention & Visitors Bureau, serving on many boards and committees; including the Tennessee Tourism Roundtable and prior to that was Sales Manager of the Hyatt Regency Knoxville.  She has received numerous awards for her leadership and performance, including “Associate Member of the Year” from the Tennessee Society of Association Executives” and the prestigious Hyatt Masters designation.

Nancy has served as a volunteer at church, school and in the community.  At St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, she served on the Parish Council, the Strategic Planning Team; the Diocesan Leadership Council for Standards of Excellence; the Sports Ministry Committee; and led the event planning for several parish events.  Nancy served as Vice-President; President and School Board Member at St. John Neumann Catholic School and St. Mary’s Catholic School, (a 2010 Blue Ribbon School), in addition to serving on numerous committees.   In the community, Nancy has served on the Farragut Economic Development Committee; the East Tennessee Film and Television Commission, and was co-organizer of Knoxville’s first Irish Festival.

Nancy’s personal experience as the oldest of 8 children, being a wife and a mother,  her involvement with church, school and community, and the professional development in the hospitality industry, with customer service, conflict resolution and guest-focused training help to shape and support the “Culture of Care” that will provide a patient experience  that begins with respect to the dignity of every person.