Erlanger Health System Foundations Welcomes Lynda Minks Hood

To Erlanger And Children’s Hospital Council

Friday, May 5, 2017
Lynda Minks Hood joins E.A.C.H Council
Lynda Minks Hood joins E.A.C.H Council

Lynda Minks Hood, executive director of the Chattanooga Bar Association, was appointed to serve on the E.A.C.H. Council of the Erlanger Health System Foundations.  

Ms. Hood holds several professional memberships including ROTARY Club of Chattanooga, the National Association of Bar Executives, National Association of Female Executives, and Association for Fundraising Professionals, to name a few.  Social memberships include Black Creek Country Club and the Walden Club. 

Christie Kizer Burbank, chair of Erlanger Health System Foundations Board and the E.A.C.H. Council commented, “We could not be more excited to have Lynda join our team as she has proven time and again in this community to be just the compassionate leader we need as a Council member to support our safety net hospital and our campaign to build a new children's hospital. These are exciting times, and we are so fortunate to be the beneficiary of Lynda's passion for service.” 

Prominently known in the community, Ms. Hood is an advocate for a number of causes throughout the Chattanooga area.  She served as chair of the American Cancer Society’s “Gala of Hope” for 2015 and 2016 and currently serves as chair-elect for the American Cancer Society Board.  She is also 2nd vice president of the Board for Rotary of Chattanooga, and is a board member of the Women’s Fund of Chattanooga. 

Ms. Hood was selected to serve on the 2012-2013 Search Committee for the UTC Athletic Director and served on a sub-committee for the search for the UTC Chancellor in 2012.  She also served as the 2011-2012 chair of the Chancellor’s Roundtable for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is a lifetime member.  

After being selected as one of 10 for the “2011 Women of Distinction” of Chattanooga, she served as Chair of the 2013 and 2014 Women of Distinction event. 

In 2010, Ms. Hood was nominated for Leadership Chattanooga’s first annual “Lifetime Achievement Award”.  She was also chosen to be one of six “celebrity dancers” for the 2010 “Dancing with the Stars Chattanooga” which benefits the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults.  She won the title of “Fan Favorite”, having raised over $8,000 for The Partnership.  

She is married to Michael Hood and they have a daughter, Lauren, a junior at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. They live in Chattanooga and attend the Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church. 

Julie Taylor, chief development officer of the Erlanger Foundation, stated “Lynda is a wonderful addition to our Council and offers not only her experience as a community leader but her heart for Erlanger and Children’s Hospital.” 

At the heart of the EHS Foundations’ fundraising efforts is a core of volunteers called the E.A.C.H Council. The E.A.C.H. Council serves as the sole development council to build community awareness and raise funds for all the Foundations’ fundraising initiatives. As the fundraising arm for Erlanger’s multi-hospital system, EHS Foundations’ mission is to enhance the health and wellness of all children and adults in the region by advancing medical excellence in collaboration with visionary partners. Council members include: Julie Y. Taylor; Christie Kizer Burbank; Gary Gordon; Amber Wattenbarger; Andrew Ruffner; Debby Alper; Melanie Blake, MD; Curtis L. Bowe, III; Hugh Brown, MD; Lynn Mosier Bryant; Herb Cohn; Michael D. Crowder; George Elder; Jeff Eversole; Karen Goldman Hagaman; Michael Griffin; Cameron Hill; Matt Hullander; Jeff Jackson; William Jackson, MD; Alan Kohrt, MD; Ellis Lord; Lisa Lowery-Smith, MD; Fred Moore; Don Mueller; Ruth Obear; Benjamin T. Reese; Kevin M. Spiegel; Chris Welch; Rachael Welch; and Rick Youngblood.

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