Hilda R. Davis, PhD, LPC

Hilda R. Davis, Founder of Creative Wellness, received her doctorate in Religion and Psychology from Vanderbilt University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Tennessee and an ordained Deacon and a licensed local pastor in the United Methodist Church (UMC). Nationally, she delivers classes and retreats in health and spirituality.


Dr. Davis works with clients face to face and long distance through technology to offer:


  • Accountability coaching for meeting personal health and wellness goals,

  • Flourishing in Transition (FIT) coaching & workshops--offering a compassionate presence for you to  thrive despite life's changes, 

  • Skills for building health collaborations to strengthen the wellness of your community, and

  • Coaching to assist you in completing that book you've been working to get done. 


She has combined her vocational interests in spirituality and wellness to offer programs and ministries in congregations, government and private agencies, and educational institutions. Her work in local congregations led to the publication of her book for women, Live Healthy & Be Well: Create an Action Plan, which offers Bible stories, meditation, and activities that lead to a wellness action plan. 

As Project Manager for the Global Health Initiative for United Methodist Communications,  she was part of the initial team that worked globally to lay the foundation for a $200 million dollar campaign to eliminate malaria in five African countries.


It was an honor for her to serve in the Executive position as the Founding Director of the Faith Based Initiatives for the Tennessee Department of Health where she reported to the Commissioner of Health, Rev. Dr. Kenneth Robinson. As Director, she cultivated public health and faith collaborations across the State, designed and led trainings in congregations to promote healthy behaviors, and developed a multimedia curriculum for building a health ministry, Power in the Pews: Having a Heart for Health.


Dr. Davis was a contract counselor for the Pastoral Counseling Centers of Tennessee (now Insight) for ten years. She has taught at both Vanderbilt Divinity School and Tennessee State University. Her collaboration on research projects at both Meharry Medical College and the Cancer Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center focused on the disparities in breast cancer mortality rates for African American women, cancer and spirituality, and faith and chronic illness. As a former Chaplain at Vanderbilt Cancer Clinic and Metro General Hospital, Dr. Davis combined the theory from her research with practical life skills and brought healing to people who needed a caring presence.


She has a daughter, Erin A. Grimes, who makes her proud and a wonderful three-year-old granddaughter, Ryan Lilliana.