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2021 Mid-South Board of Directors

Chair

Monica Wharton
Chief Administrative Officer
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

President

Dr. Steven S. Gubin
President and Cardiologist
Stern Cardiovascular Foundation

Communications Chair

Valerie Morris Bearup
CEO and President
Morris Marketing Group

Board Development Chair

Keith Sharpe
SVP
Alliant Insurance Services

Advocacy Chair

Brian Yoakum
Attorney, Partner
Evans Petree PC

Members

Andy Davis
VP & Mid-South Business Manager
Turner Construction Company

Dr. Dwight Dishmon
Cardiologist
UT Methodist Physicians

Raaj Kurapati
Chief Financial Officer
University of Memphis

John Lewis Administrator & CEO Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute

Roxanne McGonigal Director of Casino Marketing Caesars Entertainment

Angela Moss
Senior VP, Human Resources
First Horizon Bank

Dr. Keith Norman
VP of Government Affairs
Baptist Memorial Health Care

Quintin Robinson
Vice-President of Sales
Cigna

Robyn Sharp
Operations Manager - Export, Sales
International Paper

Manoucheka Thermitus
Chief Operating Officer
Tenet Healthcare

 

2021 Mid-South Go Red For Women Executive Leadership Team

Chair

Susan Springfield
Chief Credit Officer
First Horizon

Chair Emeritus

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

Kae Babineaux
Director of Marketing Operations
Encompass Health

Robert Burns
Principal/CEO
ClearlyMD

Darrell Cobbins
President & Principal Broker
Universal Commercial Real Estate, LLC

Mike Keeney
Lawyer
Lewis Thomason, P.C.

Ronna-Renee Jackson

Angela Moss
First Horizon Bank
Senior VP, Human Resources

Jenne Williams

2021 Heart of Memphis

Chair

Rev. Dr. Keith Norman
Vice President of Government Affairs
Baptist Memorial Healthcare

2021 Mid-South Heart Walk Executive Leadership Team

Chair

Doug McGowen
Chief Operating Officer
City of Memphis

Members

Greg Armstrong
Department of Epidemiology & Cancer Control
St. Jude

Terry Blue
VP of Operations
Memphis International Airport

Nikayla Boyd
Director of Community Health Engagement
UTHSC

Susan Cooper
Chief Operating Officer
Regional One

Michele Ehrhart
VP of Global Express Communications
FedEx

Scott Fleming
President
Fleming Architects

Dwan Gilliom
Chief Administrative Officer
Shelby County Government

Brent Hooks
Chief Administrative Officer
Allworld Project Management

Dr. John Jefferies
Professor & Chair
UT Methodist Cardiovascular Institute

Raaj Kurapati
Chief Financial Officer
University of Memphis

Ursula Madden
Chief Communications Officer
City of Memphis

Tom Marshall
Owner & Principal
OT Marshall Architects

Bruce McMullen
Shareholder
Baker Donelson

Robin Sharp
Operations Manager - Export, Sales
International Paper

Manoucheka Thermitus
Chief Operating Officer Tenet Healthcare

Dr. Michael Ugwueke
President & CEO
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Kevin Woods
VP, Memphis Market President
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Jarl “J.T.” Young
President & CEO
Memphis Light Gas & Water

2022 Mid-South Heart Ball Executive Leadership Team

Co-Chairs

Judy & Peter Felsenthal

Tracy & Bob Moore

2021 West TN Heart Walk Executive Leadership Team

Chair

Julie Taylor
West TN Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital – Jackson, a partnership with Encompass Health CEO

Members

Courtney Caton
Volunteer Homecare
LHC Group – Medical Center Medical Products

Valerie Collins
Ryder Logistics

Vadessa Flack
Manpower Staffing

Tina Martin
LHC Group – Medical Center Medical Products

Jonathan McAnulty
West TN Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital – Cane Creek - a partnership with Encompass Health

Shelby Spurgeon
Weekly County Chamber

2022 West TN Go Red for Women Leadership

Co-Chairs

Marda Wallace & Stan Harris