The Heart Gallery of Tennessee is an art exhibit and community education/outreach initiative featuring Tennessee foster children who are available for adoption. We work together with The Department of Children’s Services of Tennessee and volunteer photographers to capture pictures of these precious kids. We then create an online gallery and traveling exhibit to share with the community. Our goal is to help get exposure for these kids and find them a forever family.
Heart Gallery Founder, Jami Thornsberry, grew up with foster brothers most of her childhood. In 2010, she came to Tennessee from Florida where she worked with foster and adoptive families and was familiar with multiple thriving Heart Galleries. After finding out that no current gallery existed in Tennessee, she began networking with the state and local photographers and volunteers to organize The Heart Gallery of Tennessee in 2013.
She currently handles multiple tasks like leading photo shoots, working with donors and volunteers, scheduling events and more. To assist or ask questions, call 954.319.0434 to speak with Jami. You may also e-mail your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linda McDaniel, Ed.D, has over 35 years as an educator and administrator, working with children, many of whom were in foster care or in adoptive families. She has also been a foster parent. As the operations manager, she handles budget, donations, scheduling exhibits, marketing and more. She is a vital resource behind-the-scenes, keeping the organization running smoothly.
Like our founder, Stefanie moved to Tennessee with a heart for orphans and familiarity with another heart gallery. After her own adoption experience, Stefanie partnered with Jami and Linda just in time to help develop the marketing resources and website needed to launch The Heart Gallery of Tennessee organization in 2013.
Stefanie serves as our Marketing Director organizing photo shoots in middle and west Tennessee, coordinating the video segments with Fox 17 News, and continuing to develop all our marketing materials and website.