MidSouth
American Heart Association

MId-South

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Mid-South Leadership

Board of Directors

Co-Chairs

Paulo Teixeira
CEO
The Juice Plus+ Company

Darrel Doane
CEO
Home Instead Senior Care

President

Dr. Dwight “Dan” Dishmon
Interventional Cardiologist
UT Methodist Physicians Group

Chair-Elect, Leadership Development Chair

Monica Wharton
Chief Legal Council
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Immediate Past President

Dr. Dharmesh Patel
Cardiologist
Stern Cardiovascular Foundation

Communications Chair

Valerie Morris

Members

David Baytos
CEO
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare – Olive Branch

Leslie Daniel
Community Philanthropist

Steven S. Gubin
President and Cardiologist
Stern Cardiovascular Foundation

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

Rev. Dr. Keith Norman
VP of Government Affairs
Baptist Memorial Healthcare

Brian Yoakum
Attorney, Stakeholder and Director
Evans Petree PC


Heart Walk Executive Leadership Team

Chair

Dr. Michael Ugwueke
President & CEO
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Executive Leadership 

Shannon Brown
Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources & Diversity Officer
FedEx

Ron Childers
Chief Meteorologist
WMC Action News 5

John Daniel
Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
First Horizon National Corporation

Andy Davis
Vice President & Business Manager
Turner Construction

Debbie Eddlestone
Chief Executive Officer
Stern Cardiovascular Foundation

Mayor Lee Harris
Shelby County Government

Fadi Kiameh
Performance Infrastructure
Johnson Controls

Raaj Kurapati
Chief Financial Officer
University of Memphis

Doug McGowen
Chief Operating Officer
City of Memphis

David McKinney
Vice President of Government & Community Relations
AutoZone

Quintin Robinson
Vice President of Sales
Cigna

Gary Rosenfeld
Chief Executive Officer
MATA

Keith Sharpe
Principal Consultant
Mercer

Kevin Woods
VP, Memphis Market President
BlueCross BlueShield of TN

Manoucheka Thermitus
Chief Operating Officer
Tenet Healthcare

Duncan Williams
President
Duncan Williams, Inc.

Go Red for Women Leadership Team

Chairs

Denise Burnett Stewart
CEO
OR Nurses Nationwide

Beth Washington
Regional Account Manager
AT&T

Chair Emeritus (2018)

Dana Dye
Vice president, Administrator, and CEO
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis

Chair Emeritus (2016)

Monica Wharton
Chief Legal Officer
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Chair Emeritus (2015)

Anita Vaughn
Baptist Memorial Health Care

Executive Leadership

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

Robert Burns
CEO
Clearly MD Practice Solutions

Joe Denk
Vice President/General Manager
Local 24 News

Brooke Dishmon

Dana Dye
Vice President, Administrator, and CEO
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis

Glaria Fagan, RN, BSN
Business Development Director
Encompass Health Rehab

Katherine Gray
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales Development
i-bankonline.com

Pam Houston
Special Events & Community Affairs Director
UT Health Science Center

Melissa Kimbrough
Owner
Southern Avenue Company

Daphne Large
President & CEO
Data Facts

Tracy Moore
Director Human Services
Juice Plus

Michelle Morgan
Sr. Director, Quality Integration
Methodist Healthcare

Angela Moss
Senior Vice-President of Employee Services
First Tennessee

Sandra Quinn
General Manager
CareMore Health

Cheri Rudner
Chairman
Ampro

Linda Suess

Anita Vaughn
Baptist Memorial Health Care

Monica Wharton


Heart Ball Executive Leadership

Chair Emeritus

John Daniel
Executive VP, Chief Human Resource Officer
First Horizon National Corporation

Executive Leadership

Lucas Elijovich, MD FAHA
Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery/Director of Neurocritical Care/Director Vascular Anomalies Clinic
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, UTHSC, Semmes-Murphey

Patricia Emory-Walker
SVP, Group Account Director
Archer Malmo

Jeffrey Goldberg
Business Development Director
Contemporary Media

Nikki Huffman
Landers Auto Group

Dianne Laster

John Lewis
Administrator & CEO
Semmes-Murphey

Kent Ritchey
President
Landers Auto Group

Paulo Teixeira
CEO
The Juice Plus+ Company