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Our Team


Bland Ministry Center is blessed to have many people sharing its vision.  Apart from the four paid staff introduced below, there are many volunteers who help work towards the Ministry Center's mission.  An 11 member board helps to govern and guide the center, approximately 60 local volunteers share their time and talents to make sure programs run smoothly each week, and many mission groups and dentists visit Bland County for a few days each year ready to work on special projects.  The success of the Center is dependent upon the generosity and willingness of others to serve.

Dee Dee Hoosier


Madison Browning

Accounts Manager

Dee Dee began working part-time at the Center in 1993 and officially assumed the position of Director in March 2007.  Throughout the years, she has served in the capacity of receptionist, mission coordinator, and interim director.


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Madison joined the Center in 2021 upon the recommendation of a Board Member.  We're so glad she's joined us to manage our many accounts!



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Libby Reed

Office Manager

Libby has been with the Center since 2007.  She has semi-retired from accounts and bookkeeping, but remains with us to ensure that the office is running smoothly throughout the year.

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Susan Keene

Special Projects Coordinator

Susan's family got involved with Bland several years ago through their church in North Georgia.  She asked for an opportunity to intern during the summer of 2010, and she would not stop coming back until we hired her full-time in 2013.  

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Kathy Hubble

Clothes Closet Coordinator

You may recognize Kathy from her volunteer work around the center and receptionist position in the dental clinic.  When we realized a need to hire a part-time clothes closet volunteer coordinator, we couldn't think of a better person for the job than our long-time volunteer and friend, who is an avid shopper at "GW Fashions" (Goodwill).   


Dental Staff

Bland & Big Walker Dentistry Offices

Our Dental Director, Dr. Filanova, leads a wonderful team of dentists, hygienists, assistants, and front desk support staff to serve patients in our main dental clinic in Bland as well as our newest satellite office in Wytheville.  To schedule an appointment, call 276-688-4711 for Bland or 276-228-4711 for Big Walker Dentistry in Wytheville.

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