Scott Payne


Outreach and Support Manager

Scott has almost 20 years of experience in mental health crisis care and suicide prevention.  His passion for people and care for community makes him the perfect representative to lead outreach on behalf of CONTACT®. Scott leads CONTACT’s participation in local events, education, and community education.

Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Tennessee and a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt.  He lives in Knoxville with his wife, Betsy, his daughter, Alison, and his pack of dogs.  He loves being close to the Smoky Mountains, outdoor activities, and cheering for the Tennessee Volunteers. 

Scott Fun Facts:

  • Favorite Color
  • Favorite Book
    The Long Haul by Myles Horton
  • Favorite Movie to Re-Watch
    Raising Arizona
  • Favorite Quote
    You don’t think your way into a new kind of living. You live your way into a new kind of thinking.
    – Henri Nouwen