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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
Regional One Health

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 

2022 Mid-South Heart Walk Executive Leadership Team

Chair

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

Members

Eric Brown
VP & General Manager
Valero


Susan Cooper
Senior VP & Chief Integration Officer 
Regional One


Greg Duckett 
SVP-CLO
Baptist Memorial Healthcare


Hunter Hill
Chief Digital Transformation Officer
First Horizon


Dr. John Jefferies
Professor & Chair
UT Methodist Cardiovascular Institute


Raaj Kurapati
Chief Financial Officer
University of Memphis


Doug McGowen
Chief Operating Officer
City of Memphis


Ted Miller
Market President – Memphis
Truist Bank


Robyn Sharp
Operations Manager – Export, Sales
International Paper


Manoucheka Thermitus
Chief Operating Officer
Regional One


John Threadgill
President
Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce

2022 Mid-South Heart Ball Executive Leadership Team

Co-Chairs

Judy & Peter Felsenthal

Tracy & Bob Moore

Members

Brian Bendersky 

Holly Ford
University of Memphis

Kristi Goldsmith

Dr. Steven Gubin
Stern Cardiovascular

Jim Isaacs
Legacy Wealth

Adele Landers
Truist

Bob Moore
Vistage International

Tracy Moore
Hunter Fan

Jeff Roth
Ernst-Roth

Debra Saharovich

Julie Wright

Craig Wright
Lipscomb & Pitts

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