Lynda Minks Hood

The Erlanger Health System Foundations Board has announced is new chairwoman and board members for fiscal year 2019. 

Erlanger Health System Foundations Chairwoman: 

' Lynda Minks Hood, executive director, Chattanooga Bar Association 

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James Purgason

Board Members:

' Dr. Deborah Elwell Arfken, interim president and CEO, Siskin Children's Institute

' Dr. Syamal Dave Bhattacharya, pediatric surgeon, University Surgical Associates

' Hiren Desai, CEO, 3H Group

' Christy Gillenwater, CEO, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce

' Candy C. Johnson, MPA, independent consultant, Johnson Consulting

' Dr. Alan E. Kohrt, FAAP, assistant dean of faculty development, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga

' Lesslie (Less) W. Lee Jr., president and CEO, Lee-Smith Inc., and Lesco Inc.

' Dr. Haresh D. Patel, anesthesiologist, Anesthesiology Consultants Exchange, PC

' Mark A. Ramsey, attorney, Spears, Moore, Rebman & Williams

' Dr. Charles Woods, chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, UTC College of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer of Children's Hospital at Erlanger

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Lynn Mosier Bryant

 "This is such an exciting time to be a part of everything going on at Erlanger," Lynda Minks Hood said in a release. "We have a very strong foundation and we couldn't be more pleased with these appointments. I'm thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to partner with these community leaders who will bring their talent, energy and insightful perspectives to our board as we continue the growing needs in our community." 

 Julie Taylor, president of Erlanger Health System Foundations, added, "The Foundation is perfectly poised to keep up with the rapid growth of Erlanger Health System. Lynda and her fellow members bring to the board their innovative thinking and expertise, and I am proud to work alongside this stellar group of community leaders."

Erlanger Health System Foundations is the philanthropic arm of Erlanger Health System. The foundation is governed by the Erlanger Health System Foundations Board of Directors, which is comprised entirely of volunteers and is led by Lynda Minks Hood (chairwoman), Lynn Mosier Bryant (vice chairwoman), Jeff Jackson (Secretary) and James Purgason (treasurer).