The mission is to support and encourage a community of hope, help and healing.
Andrea Clapp moved from Knoxville to Bryson City in 2002. Her working career spans three decades in the field of medical administration. She managed pre-hospital emergency medical programs to develop state-of-the-art first responder, emergency medical services and advanced life support services in Virginia, prior to moving to Knoxville. She advocated Virginia state legislators for the passage of statewide seat belt and infant/child/toddler car carrier laws. A small but vital portion of her pre-hospital/in-hospital work at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville was lobbying state legislators for regional designations of emergency department services which include air ambulance services transporting critically ill or injured patients to the nearest trauma center for optimum health outcomes. In 2001, she left the hospital setting and launched a career as a massage therapist specializing in therapeutic bodywork. She currently contracts with the Cherokee Indian Hospital for massage work services in the Complementary Medicine Department. A portion of her massage therapist work deals with clients experiencing chronic pain conditions. And in 2018, RENEW's organizer asked her to serve on its newly formed board of directors and function as RENEW's secretary.
Mike Clampitt, 64, former NC House Member 119 (2017-2018). Retired as Fire Captain after 28 years of service with the Charlotte Fire Department. Was the Director of Fire/Rescue training at Central Piedmont Community College. Returned to his hometown of Bryson City in 2004, and resides in the Toot Hollow Community. Has had a lifetime of public commitment and service to be part of the solution. 828-736-6222.
Janine Crisp serves as treasurer for RENEW Bryson City. She provides professional services in accounting and income tax preparation, serves as Aldermen for the Town of Bryson City, and is clerk and adult Sunday School teacher at the Bryson City Church of God. A life-long resident of Swain County, community service is an integral part of her life and she believes that it truly takes the whole community working together to see positive results take place. She strongly believes in the vision and purpose of RENEW, seeking to be a positive voice in the solution to a heart breaking problem.
Philip Ammann believes everyone should make a positive difference every day to leave the world a better place than we found it. He has a love for the outdoors and in all it offers. Has been developing computer programs for small and large companies for over 20 years.
Robert Lowe grew up in Bryson City. He and his wife are raising their two daughters here. Robert understands the devastating impact that drugs have had on his community. He is committed to working with RENEW to make better lives for the many families that are suffering from addiction. He urges all parents to take advantage of our parent drug awareness classes in order to teach their children the facts.
Mailing Address: Post Office Box 2372 Bryson City, NC 28713
Telephone: (828) 488-4455