About PolandNow

PolandNow is a civic organization associated with the the Office of the Consul of the Republic of Poland in Knoxville in collaboration with the Office of the Mayor of Knoxville and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a mandate to promote Polish American Friendship and cooperation. PolandNow is sponsored, in part, by the Marek Maria Pienkowski Foundation. For more information please contact:

Honorary Consul Marek Pienkowski, M.D., Ph.D.
Consulate of the Republic of Poland
7417 Kingston Pike, Suite 205
Knoxville, TN 37919
Telephone (865) 584-4112
Fax (865) 588-8140


About The President

Polandnow2013-Eva-MktSquare-StageEva Nations, PolandNow President, was born in Gdańsk, Poland on March 13, 1976 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1991. A naturalized U.S. citizen, Nations has become the model for the American dream. In 1999 she received her B.S. in Biology and Chemistry, graduating with honors, from Emory University. While in school, Nations worked her way up to the executive level in a small service industry business, helping to grow the company into a million dollar business by the time she graduated.

In 1996 she was chosen by the Dean of Emory University to serve as a personal greeter and translator during the Summer Olympics. After graduation, Nations moved to Knoxville and established one of the most successful dental practices in East Tennessee. Her experience as both a treatment and business consultant helps both patients and business owners find solutions for success. The proud mother of three children, ages 10, 12 and 14, Nations has most recently worked to establish Knoxville Parent magazine, a free monthly publication dedicated to educating parents on the issues of student education, health, well-being, safety and culture.

In 2010, Nations organized a city-wide memorial service to honor Polish President, Lech Kaczyński, who died tragically that year in a plane crash. In 2013, Dr. Marek Pienkowski approached Nations to assist with the first annual PolandNow festival. After organizing a successful event, Dr. Pienkowski appointed Nations to the position of President of PolandNow. Nations’ interest in sharing contemporary Polish culture with her fellow Knoxvillians and her passion for education makes her appointment a perfect fit.

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