Memorial Foundation Announces New Officers And Board Members

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Memorial Health Care System Foundation, the fundraising arm of Memorial Health Care System, announced the officers and new members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Bill Stacy, Ph. D., Emeritus Chancellor of UTC and retired Headmaster of Baylor School, will serve as chair of the Memorial Foundation Board of Directors. He previously served as the secretary and vice chair, and was co-chairman of the Inspired Heroes capital campaign.

MaryStewart Lewis, of AT&T, will serve as vice chair.


Holly Harwell, of Keller Williams Realty, will serve as the immediate past chair.

Hodgen Mainda, of MDP Management, will serve as secretary.

James Woods, of the Trust Company, will serve as treasurer, and Lee Jackson, M.D. of Memorial Robotics and Urologic Cancer, will hold the member-at-large post. Dr. Jackson is a board certified urologist and prostate cancer surgeon at the Memorial Health Care System.

New members of the Foundation Board include:

Leo Brown – Leo Brown’s affiliation with Memorial dates back to 1996 when he began his first term as a member of the Development Council, predecessor to the Foundation Board. Mr. Brown was instrumental in the creation of the Memorial Health Care System Foundation in 2000 and served two terms as Chair of the Board before becoming a member of the Memorial Health Care System Board of Directors where he has also served as Board Chair. Leo is a partner with Davis, Smith & Brown, a financial services company.

Sue Culpepper – Sue Culpepper is the Director for Student Success for the College of Business at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. A dedicated civic leader, Sue is a Rotarian, a member of the University of Tennessee Alumni Association’s Women’s Council, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Alumni Association, and currently serves on the boards of the Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute, Rotary Club of Downtown Chattanooga, the Dean’s Advisory Board for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Business, and Friends of Memorial Council.

Susan Maclellan – Susan Maclellan currently serves on the boards of The Bethlehem Center, Young Life, and the Baylor School Parent Alliance. She also serves as a Parent Representative at Baylor, and is involved in fundraising for The Bethlehem Center and The Howard School.

Dan Norton – Dan Norton is a graduate of The McCallie School and received his Undergraduate and Master’s Degrees from Rhodes College.  He is a financial advisor with Lawson Winchester Wealth Management. In addition to his fundraising efforts for United Way, McCallie and March of Dimes, Mr. Norton also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the River Valley March of Dimes.

David Wendt, M.D. – Dr. David Wendt received his medical degree from Wayne State University. Dr. Wendt completed his internship and residency at Henry Ford Hospital where he served as Chief Medical Resident before going on the complete fellowships in cardiology at the University of Iowa and electrophysiology at Duke. He has practiced with the Chattanooga Heart Institute since 1994. He is a board certified in cardiac electrophysiology and certified with The North American Society of Pacing and Eligible Electrophysiology. Dr. Wendt has been published in numerous medical journals and is frequently involved as an investigator in research efforts.

Other board members include: Carlos Baleeiro, M.D., Alexis Bogo, Sophia Bridger, Morgan Everett, Deborah Everhart, Warren Logan, Sanford Sharp, M.D., Dawn Shea, Paula Shuford, and Father Jim Vick. Ex-officio members are Jennifer Nicely, Memorial Foundation President and James M. Hobson, FACHE, Memorial Health Care System CEO.

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