Cempa Community Care's Shannon Burger Named Winner Of TSCPA’s 2024 Impact Award

  • Thursday, June 13, 2024
Cempa Community Care’s Chief Executive Officer Shannon Burger was named an Impact Award winner at the Tennessee Society of CPAs’ annual TSCPApex Awards ceremony hosted in Kingsport during the organization’s 2024 Convention and Annual Meeting.

According to the TSCPA, the TSCPApex Awards “honor those whose exemplary efforts and achievements are advancing Tennessee's accounting profession.” The Impact Award in particular “acknowledges a TSCPA member who has distinguished him or herself in philanthropic activities.”

In addition to serving as CEO at Cempa for nearly nine years, Ms.
Burger has been involved in a wide range of local, regional and national efforts to drive measurable change in healthcare policy and accessibility. Ms. Burger is the president of the board of directors for the Ryan White Clinics for 340B Access, governmental committee chair and healthcare committee member of the TSCPA, and a board member and policy committee member for the Tennessee Primary Care Association, among other positions and accomplishments.

Ms. Burger was recognized as the recipient of the Kathy Wood-Dobbins Executive Leadership Award from the TPCA in 2023, one of Chatter Magazine’s 20 Under 40 in 2020 and is a graduate of Leadership Chattanooga and Leadership Tennessee’s Signature Program Class IX. She also recently earned her doctor of science in health/health care administration/management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Officials said, "Under Ms. Burger’s leadership at Cempa, the organization has earned a long list of awards and distinctive recognitions, including being named one of Chattanooga’s Champions of Health Care in 2023 and 2019, our area’s Latino Community Champion in 2023, one of Chattanooga’s Best Places to Work in 2022 and Nonprofit of the Year in 2022, among others."

"I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside Shannon since her earliest days at Cempa," said Dr. Jay Sizemore, Cempa’s chief medical officer. "Shannon approaches every endeavor she takes on with the utmost level of professionalism and tenacity, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to celebrate her accomplishments both in and outside of our organization."
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