Cempa Community Care CEO Shannon Stephenson shares her recommended reads

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Shannon Stephenson is the CEO at Cempa Community Care, a Chattanooga-based health care organization with the mission of championing healthy communities by providing affordable, compassionate and high-quality care through advancing comprehensive support services and person-centered best practices. Among the organization's recent accolades, Cempa has won Edge magazine's Champions of Health Care Community Outreach Award (2019); was presented the Governor's Award of Excellence for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic (2021); has been recognized by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce as the Small Business of the Year in the nonprofit sector (2022); and was named one of Chattanooga's Best Places to Work by Edge magazine (2022).

What books have you read and recommended to others that influence your leadership style and how you've developed your career?

"Influential Leadership" by Michael Frisina.