Three time Grammy winner
Since her debut on Atlantic Records in 1991, Ashley Cleveland has recorded 10 critically acclaimed albums. She has won three Grammys for Best Rock Gospel Album and she was the first female to be nominated in that category and the only one to win the award three times. She has been nominated for 6 Dove awards and won twice for compilation records. She received her fourth Grammy nomination in 2010.
Three of her albums have been on Billboards year-end best list and she has been nominated twice for a Nashville Music Award. She was named Female Vocalist of the year in 2007 by Christianity Today and, in addition to her own recordings, has contributed background vocals on over 300 records over the course of her career.
Ashley is the subject of a feature length documentary: Who’s The Girl, The Story Of Ashley Cleveland (www.bigbranchproductions). The film won three awards in the documentary category at the Knoxville Film Festival in September 2018 and was featured in the Nashville Film Festival in October 2019.
Ashley is a writer/essayist and has written a memoir entitled “Little Black Sheep” which was released September 2013 by David C Cook Publishing. “Learning Burney, A Map Of My Mother And Me” released in December 2021, is a series of stories in essay form that focus on the relationship of a daughter and her mother. The book examines the similarities and contrasts, the generational differences, the wounds and the gifts that emerge in a narrative that is hilarious, hair-raising and deeply moving.
Ashley has a certificate in Spiritual Direction and is a pastoral associate at Church of The Redeemer in Nashville. She is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee and lives in Franklin, Tennessee with her husband Kenny Greenberg. They have three adult children, Rebecca, Henry and Lily.
2022 Shelia Keeble Award Recipient
Dorothy (Dottie) Threadgill
The recipient of the 2022 Sheila Keeble Award is Dottie Threadgill. Dottie’s son, Jim Threadgill, will be accepting the posthumous award on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at Reaching New Heights, a fundraising luncheon to benefit Cumberland Heights’ Women’s Program.
Dottie became an ambassador for recovery in 1978 when she began working as a nutritionist for Cumberland Heights. She ran dietary services for many years and filled numerous roles throughout her 33 years at Cumberland Heights. Dottie was passionate about good, nutritious food, and caring for our patients. One outstanding contribution she made was to encourage her son, Jim Threadgill, to work in the kitchen at Cumberland Heights. Jim retired in 2021 after serving for 42.5 years as executive chef for the River Road campus.
In 1983, Dottie gathered a group of volunteers and organized what would become Cumberland Heights’ Friends. Over the years, this group has promoted Cumberland Heights in the community, established an endowment fund, and held multiple fundraisers to benefit Cumberland Heights. They raised funds to improve the kitchen and complete other capital projects. The fingerprints of Cumberland Heights’ Friends are displayed throughout the campus, from the Meditation Walk (Serenity Trail), to new kitchen fixtures, to lounge furnishings for various program.
We’re very grateful for Dottie Threadgill and honored to present this award to Jim Threadgill for Dottie’s many contributions to Cumberland Heights.
Recovery Stories from Women Alumni
Raising money for our women’s programs is only part of this special event. Reaching New Heights is also about celebrating the many women in recovery. There is so much shame surrounding this disease – the more we talk about it, the more we can break down the stigma. Leading up to our event, we will be adding stories of hope and healing to this section, so please continue to check back.
JuJu Rossi turned to alcohol to numb the nagging feelings of being misunderstood. After entering the women’s program at Cumberland Heights, she finally felt like others finally “got” her.
About the Reaching New Heights Luncheon
The Women’s Center at Cumberland Heights provides a safe, home-like environment in women-only spaces with female staff. Funds raised at this event will provide patient assistance funding; renovations to the women’s residence; staff training and development; supplies, books and future projects. Visit www.cumberlandheights.org for more information or call 615.352.1757.
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