Erlanger Health System welcomes new board officers Michael J. Griffin, Phil Smartt and Linda Mines.
At Erlanger’s November board meeting, trustees elected Mr. Griffin as chairman of the board, Mr. Smartt as vice chair and Ms. Mines as secretary of the board of trustees.
All will serve a one-year term as officers.
Mr. Griffin was named to the Chattanooga Hamilton County Hospital Authority board of trustees in December 2011 by Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger. He has worked at First Tennessee Bank for over 30 years and is currently the Community President in Cleveland. He is very involved in the community with current activities including Rotary Club of Cleveland, United Way of Bradley County Board Chair, Cleveland Bradley Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chair of Cleveland State University Community College Board of Trustees and past president of Junior Achievement of the Ocoee Region to name a few. Mr. Griffin is a graduate of Leadership Cleveland and Leadership Chattanooga and serves as the president of the Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association. He also received the Servant Leader award from the Tennessee Association of Community Leadership.
Mr. Smartt was named to the Erlanger board of trustees in November 2015 by Hamilton County’s legislative delegation. He is a former insurance executive who graduated from Brigham Young University. He served eight years on the board of trustees for Moccasin Bend Mental health Institute, six years on the Hamilton County Board of Education and 12 years as a director of the Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority of Hamilton County. Mr. Smartt was a founder of the Pachyderm Club, a local Republican club.
Ms. Mines joined the board of trustees in December 2015. She is the former chair of the history and social science department at Girls Preparatory School and was named Tennessee Teacher of the Year for American History in 2009. She is active in civic affairs, serving as the official historian for Chattanooga and Hamilton County and was previously the president of Habitat for Humanity. She is the first vice-regent of the Chief John Ross chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and has served on the education committees of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga Military Park and the National Medal of Honor Museum. She was appointed to the Erlanger board of trustees by the members of the Hamilton County legislative delegation.
Trustees serve without pay, for an initial term of four years. They can be re-appointed for another term but cannot serve longer than eight consecutive years. Officers serve a one-year term.