CHATTANOOGA, TENN. (Jan. 23, 2017) – In line with an ambitious plan of expanding services and operating out of a new downtown headquarters, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer has announced the appointment of five new members to its board of directors. The experienced, accomplished group represents the region’s business and health care communities.
Throughout 2017, the Austin Hatcher Foundation is commemorating its recently-completed first decade of operation. As part of the commemoration, the foundation is amid its “Five for Ten” major gift campaign . The “Five for Ten” campaign focuses on “Building a Foundation for the Future” which is all about acquiring and furnishing a permanent home for the Foundation and helping to continue and expand programs that benefit those dealing with pediatric cancer and its lasting effects. Thanks to the outpouring of support in the early stages of the campaign, the Austin Hatcher Foundation has recently moved into a new space to accommodate the Education Advancement Center program expansion . .
The new board members:
· Rogan Fry of Chattanooga, a 35-year veteran of the medical device industry where he held various executive management positions;
· Donna Gibson of Cleveland, Tennessee, program coordinator at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and a UT graduate;
· Ashley Guthrie of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, an ANCC board-certified family nurse practitioner who holds degrees from the University of Tennessee and Belmont University;
· Marla Moore of Chattanooga, Coker Group marketing director who was the 2012 SEMA Person of the Year;
· Gary Pulsfus of St. Augustine, Florida., practice manager III at Family Practice Associates in Orange Park, Florida with degrees from the University of Michigan and University of Wisconsin.
“Our new appointees’ qualifications are impressive, to say the least,” said Austin Hatcher Foundation Chairman of the Board Dr. Jim Osborn. “The expertise each brings to the table will serve us well as we go into this important year – and moving forward. We welcome their involvement and are proud to call them board members.”