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Building healthier communities throughout the Mid-South and West Tennessee.

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Local Board of Directors (19-20)

Chair

Monica Wharton, Esq

President

Dr. Dwight "Dan" Dishmon

Immediate Past Chair

Paulo Teixeria

Leadership Development Chair

Valerie Morris

Members

David Baytos

Leslie Daniel

Dr. Steven S. Gubin

Dr. Violiza Inoa

John Lewis

Rev. Dr. Keith Norman

Quintin Robinson

Keith Sharpe

Brian Yoakum

19-20 Health Equity Committee

Chair

Katrina M. Kimble
Outreach Coordinator
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Chair

Katrina M. Kimble
Outreach Coordinator
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Angela Hughes, CAVS
Manager, Community Affairs and Engagement
Regional One Health

Members

Austin Avery
Executive Director
Fish-N-Loaves, Inc.

Dr. Bobby G. Baker
Director of Faith and Community Partnerships
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Alvin H. Pearson
Chief Operations Officer
Memphis Area Transit Authority

Connie Binkowitz
Public Health Advocate

Dana Dye
Chief Executive Officer
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis

Rev. Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D.
President & CEO
United Way of the Mid-South

Michelle Martin, Ph.D., FACSM
Professor
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Shelley I. White-Means
Professor of Health Economics
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Karen Bernard
Extension Agent
The University of Tennessee Knoxville

Kerri Campbell
Director of Community Relations
Rhodes College

Rev. Dr. Keith Norman
Vice President of Government Affairs
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation

Kim Staten-Smith, RN
Planning Team Lead
Trinity Health Center

Marques Young
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

Nieika G. Parks, MHA, Ph.D.
People Help & Absence Management
FedEx Corporate Services

Rev. Bonnie Oliver Brandon
Executive Assistant
Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Shantelle A. Leatherwood, MHA
Chief Executive Officer
Christ Community Health Services, Inc.

Shayla Williamson, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Chief Nursing and Quality Officer
Christ Community Health Services, Inc.

Jeanette O'Bryant
Development Officer
National Civil Rights Museum

2020 Mid-South Go Red For Women Executive Leadership Team

Dr. Cassandra Howard
VP, Chief Medical Officer
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Teri Burks
Manager
FedEx

Monica Wharton
SVP, Chief Legal Officer
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Dr. Lisa Young
Cardiologist
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Anna Lopez
COO
Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare

Robert Burns
CEO
Clearly MD Practice Solutions

Beth Washington
Regional Account Manager
AT&T

Gloria Fagan
Business Development Director
Encompass Health and  Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis

Kae Babineaux
Business Development Director
Encompass Health and  Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis

2020 Mid-South Heart Walk Executive Leadership Team

Chair

Dr. Michael Ugwueke
CEO
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Members

Ron Childers
Chief Meteorologist
WMC Action News 5

John Daniel
CHRO
First Horizon National Corporation

Andy Davis
Turner Construction

Debbie Eddlestone
CEO
Stern Cardiovascular Foundation

Mayor Lee Harris
Shelby County Government

Fadi Kiameh
Johnson Controls

Raaj Kurapati
VP Finance
University of Memphis

Doug McGowen
COO
City of Memphis

David McKinney
AutoZone

Quintin Robinson
Cigna

Gary Rosenfeld
MATA

Keith Sharpe
Mercer

Manoucheka Thermitus
Tenet Healthcare

Kevin Woods
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

2020 Mid-South Heart Ball Executive Leadership Team

Chair

Kent Ritchey
President
Landers Auto Group

Members

Andre Jackson

Brian Bendersky

David Ruben

Dianne Laster

Emily Capadalis Love

Ginger Hauser

Holly Ford

Jason Little

John Lewis

Kent Ritchey

Lucas Elijovich

Lynn Shaw II

Lynn Shaw Sr.

Marty Kelman

Michelle Fracchia

Mike Kisber

Nikki Huffman

Pamela Hauber

Roy & Lydia Bors-Koefoed

Steven Gubin

2020 West Tennessee Heart Walk Executive Leadership Team

Chair

Kristie Puffer

Members

Dessie Hardee

Jeff Gaston

Lauren Saliba

Julie Taylor

Tyler Teague

Andrea Kemper

Brittney North

2020 West Tennessee Go Red For Women Executive Leadership Team

Chair

Ann-Marie Kelley

Members

Stan Harris

Joey Conner

Karen Freeman

Matt Ingram

Cyndi Turner

Tim Wilson

Vickey Kelley