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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

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

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

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

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