American Heart Association Announces Board Leaders

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The American Heart Association has re-launched their Chattanooga Board of Directors and announced their officers for the coming year.
 
Officials said, "Dr. Christopher LeSar, Vascular Institute of Chattanooga, will serve as the board’s president. Dr. LeSar is an experienced vascular surgeon who has worked in the Chattanooga region for over 15 years, he is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
 
"Serving as the board’s chair, Glenn Morris of M&M Industries is passionate about our community’s health. Mr. Morris is the owner and operator of M&M Industries, which has several hundred employees at plants in Chattanooga and Phoenix, Az."
 
“We are proud and excited to have Dr. LeSar’s and Mr. Morris’ leadership and expertise as we work together to advance our organization’s mission,” said Emily Niespodziany, executive director of the American Heart Association in Chattanooga. “We are looking forward to working with them and the rest of our board members to create a healthier Tennessee Valley through research, awareness, diversity and advocacy.”
 
Also serving on the 2020-2021 Board of Directors are:

John Anderson, Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison, P. C.
Dr. Alison Bailey, Center for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health at Parkridge 
Dr. Thomas Devlin, CHI Memorial
Renee Ford, CPA, Elliott Davis, LLC
Gregg T. Gentry, Erlanger Health System
Corinne Henderson, Henderson + Gouger, LLC
Chris Hopkins, Barnett & Company
Anthony A. Houston, FACHE, CHI Memorial
Shewanee Howard-Baptiste, PHD, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 
Quincy Jenkins, Chattanooga State Community College
Dr. Bryan Johnson, Hamilton County Schools 
Twila Layne, We R CPR
Dr. Harish Manyam, Erlanger Health System
D. Channing Muller, DCM Communications
Thomas H. Ozburn, FACHE, Parkridge Health System 
Scott Rowe, PT, Encompass Health
Cherie Pashley, Unum
Maura Black Sullivan, City of Chattanooga 
Pastor Carlos D. Williams, Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church 
Will Young, Engineered Floors
 
Board members will assist the organization in guiding local efforts to reduce the incidences of heart disease and stroke, the Nos. 1 and 4 leading killers, respectively, of Tennesseans. Currently, the American Heart Association is funding 69 research awards in Tennessee totaling $24,028,586.


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