3 Chattanooga Residents Named To American Cancer Society Board

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Three residents of Chattanooga have been announced among 21 volunteers for the American Cancer Society Tennessee area board of directors for the North Central Region this year.
 
They are Christie Kizer Burbank of Rainey Kizer Reviere & Bell PLC; Colleen Mann, a community activist; and John Riley of Transparency Health.
 
“We are honored to have these distinguished members a part of our area board of directors,” said Lindsey Langley, executive director for the ACS in Tennessee.
“This talented and diverse group of volunteers is committed to helping the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle.”
 
"Area boards provide strategic volunteer leadership which accelerates the mission of the ACS, increases its relevance and generates revenue," officials said. "Boards are composed of dedicated leadership volunteers empowered to develop and execute strategic plans in a specific geography."
 
John Bearden of Nashville is board chair. He is a business advisor with more than 25 years of experience as a CEO leading the transformation of four under-performing companies, both in turn around and performance optimization scenarios.
 
Additional members of the 2020 ACS Tennessee area board are:
 
- Rob Bearden, Worth Properties;
- Jeremy Bolls, Kindful;
- Jason Brown, Schaad Brown Real Estate;
- Cathy Cate, Leadership Tennessee;
- Andy Corts, Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA;
- Melinda Scruggs Gales, Strategy Advisors Group;
- Clay Hart, Pinnacle Financial Partners;
- Stephanie Haywood, Ntracts;
- Samantha Kirby, Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA;
- James Lancaster, M.D., Cigna Healthcare;
- Steve Leh, Autoflyte;
- Ted Limmer, Alfred Williams & Co.;
- Randall Melton, Kroger;
- David Smith, eviCore;
- Reigen Lemelle-Tuggle, HCA Healthcare;
- Marc Watkins, M.D., Kroger Little Clinic;
- Daniel Weisman, AllianceBernstein

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