Siskin Children’s Institute Names Linda McReynolds Director Of Development And Communications

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Siskin Children’s Institute, which serves children with special needs and their families through the areas of education, healthcare, research and outreach, has named Linda McReynolds as its new director of development and communications. A longstanding leader in the Chattanooga nonprofit community, Ms. McReynolds will guide the Institute’s fundraising and communication efforts, officials said.

"I am very excited to be joining the staff of Siskin Children's Institute,” said Ms. McReynolds. “This organization has such a rich history of providing quality services to young children with disabilities and helping children and their families gain solutions, support and strategies to complex situations. This is truly an opportunity for me to combine career with passion."

Ms. McReynolds comes to the Institute from the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, where she was vice president of development. Prior to the Food Bank, Ms. McReynolds led the local annual fund development campaign for five of her seven years at United Way of Greater Chattanooga and served as executive director of Signal Centers for 18 years. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree in human services/social work from UTC.

"Linda brings a wealth of knowledge, leadership and energy to our organization,” said John Farrimond, president and CEO of Siskin Children’s Institute. “She is a key addition to our team and will help move our development and communication efforts to the next level. It’s exciting to have her onboard.”


Erlanger Offers Classes And Events For Feb. 2-8

Erlanger offers online childbirth education class.  The online class is an easy-to-understand interactive program that includes more than 70 videos, animated illustrations, downloadable PDF files, review quizzes and information specific to Erlanger East and Erlanger Baroness birthing services.  By choosing the online childbirth program, participants will have access to ... (click for more)

Stiefel Named Executive Director At Life Care Center Of Collegedale

Life Care Center of Collegedale has named Ben Stiefel as its executive director. “Ben is a wonderful addition to our region,” said Carolyn Freeman, vice president of Life Care Centers of America’s Cumberland Region. “His experience, energy and commitment to care will be valuable to Collegedale as it continues to grow.” Mr. Stiefel is no stranger to the Collegedale facility ... (click for more)

Deonta Banks, 23, Shot On Wilcox Boulevard Early Sunday Morning

Deonta Banks, 23, was shot early Sunday morning on Wilcox Boulevard. At approximately  3 a.m.  the Chattanooga Police Department responded to shots fired at 3232 Wilcox Boulevard.  Upon arrival, Chattanooga police located a single victim, Deonta Banks, suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He  was transported to a local hospital for treatment. ... (click for more)

Man Stabbed In Domestic Dispute On Sunrise Lane Saturday Morning

A man was stabbed Saturday morning on Sunrise Lane.   At approximately  11:41  a.m., the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a reported stabbing at 309 Sunrise Lane.  Officers located a 45-year-old black male suffering from a non-life threatening stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for his injury.   The ... (click for more)

Obama Doesn't Want You To Save For College

Over the past few decades, federal aid for post-secondary education has decreased and transitioned largely from grants to guaranteed student loans.   At the same time, the cost of college has far exceeded the cost of inflation creating a situation in which college has become less affordable and causing students to pile up debt that is at an all-time high.   This debt ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Value-Added Friendship

I need to take you through the back door on this one because it is a story that my friend Sandy Pohfal just sent me from Texas. Sandy happens to know Dr. John C. Dealey, a business-consultant wizard in Dallas whose advisory councils have made folks a lot of money. In turn, Dr. Dealey knows a guy he’ll only refer to as “Raymond.” Of all the guys I just mentioned, you need to focus ... (click for more)