Erlanger Foundation Board Announces 3 New Members

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Erlanger Health System Foundation Board announces Katie Duffy, Dr. Martina Suttle Harris and April F. Holland as board members for 2023.

President of Erlanger Health System Foundation Julie Taylor stated, “The Foundation is fortunate to have Dr. Duffy, Dr. Harris and Ms. Holland joining our board. They each bring their unique skills that will support our efforts to raise funds and awareness for the Erlanger Health System.”

Dr. Duffy, PharmD, is a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga community.

She grew up in LaFayette and graduated from Gordon Lee High School. Dr. Duffy earned her bachelor of arts in English, doctorate of pharmacy and master of business administration from Mercer University. After completing her education, she returned to the area and started her 16-year career at Erlanger Health System, beginning in the inpatient pharmacy as a resident. She went on to serve as theinfectious diseases clinical pharmacy specialist, the clinical pharmacy director and the senior director of pharmacy. She left the pharmacy to then serve Erlanger as the vice president of operations. Recently, Dr. Duffy was appointed as the chief operating officer for University Surgical Associates. Dr. Duffy is passionate about the healthcare available in her community, especially as it pertains to pediatric patients. She has served on the Believe Bash Sponsorship Committee for the last three years.

A Chattanooga native, Dr. Harris currently serves as interim dean of Nursing and Allied Health at Chattanooga State Community College. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor of science in nursing. In 1999 she earned her masters of science in nursing from Vanderbilt University, and in 2006 she earned a doctorate of education from Tennessee State University. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she served as a member of the Hamilton County Joint Task Force under the leadership of former Mayors Coppinger and Berke. Dr. Harris is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Downtown Rotary Club, and serves on several local community boards and professional nursing associations.

Ms. Holland is a corporate transactional attorney and member of Miller & Martin PLLC, where she works with businesses through all stages of mergers and acquisitions matters on both the buy and sell sides. Ms. Holland also counsels individuals and companies in a wide range of general corporate law matters, including but not limited to, fund formation, securities and investment advisory matters, and state franchise registration filings. Ms. Holland has experience in industries ranging from technology, healthcare, flooring, transportation, insurance and bottling. She is the chair of the firm's Hiring Committee and the past chair of the firm's Inclusion and Diversity Committee.

“Erlanger Health System Foundation plays an integral role at the hospital and will continue to grow and evolve alongside the hospital as Erlanger becomes a private 501(C)3,” said Foundation Board Chairman Less Lee. “I continue to be inspired by the physicians and clinical staff as well as my fellow Foundation Board members and Erlanger’s staff as we look into the future of Erlanger together.”

The Erlanger Health System Foundation is governed by a board of directors comprised of volunteers led by newly elected 2023 officers, Chairman Less Lee, Vice Chair Rachel Allred, Secretary Dr. Dave Bhattacharya, Treasurer Larvizo Wright, Past Chair Lynn Mosier Bryant and Members At-Large Dr. Rachael Tindell and Jay Dale. The Board of Directors serves to build community awareness and raise funds for the Foundation’s fundraising initiatives.

Erlanger Health System Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Erlanger. Their mission is to compassionately care for people by engaging the community to drive philanthropic and volunteer support. For more information regarding the Foundation and their efforts in fundraising, visit

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