Memorial Announces 2013-2014 Board of Directors

Monday, July 15, 2013

Memorial Health Care System has announced officers and new members of the board of directors.

Charles L. Arant, president of the Tennessee Aquarium, has been named chair of the board of directors. Sister Judith Raley, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, will serve as secretary. 

New members of the board include: Corinne A. Allen, former executive director of The Benwood Foundation; Christopher P. Crimmins, co-founder of The Chattanooga Land Company; Sister Gertrude Foster, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth; and Mary P.

Tanner, PhD., retired senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Board members continuing their service are as follows: John F. Boxell, MD, retired head and neck surgeon ; Leo M. Brown, CLU, ChFC, AEP, partner, Davis, Smith & Brown; David B. Dodson, MD, internal medicine specialist; Robert C. Greving, retired executive vice-president, Unum Group; James L.E. Hill, retired chief executive, Lupton Company; Sister Earline Hobbs, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth; James M. Hobson, chief executive officer, Memorial Health Care System; Christopher T. McKee, vice president, McKee Foods; John P. Nash, MD, orthopedic surgeon, Chattanooga Bone and Joint Center; Cynthia Nesson, retired senior vice president, Grady Health System; James H. Pesnell, retired senior vice president, Cigna Insurance; Kathleen Sanford, senior vice president/chief nursing officer, Catholic Health Initiatives; Wayne T. Scott, MD, internal medicine specialist, Carolyn H. Smeltzer, Ed.D., RN, owner, Consulting Healthcare Services; and William P. Warren, MD, cardiologist.

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