Children’s Hospital Foundation welcomes new board members

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Children’s Hospital Foundation at Erlanger is proud to announce the appointment of five new board members to its team of supporters. 

Jeff Eversole, Wal-Mart Market Manager, has been a supporter of Children’s Hospital through Wal-Mart’s campaigns with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Lisa Lowry-Smith, M.D., a Neonatologist at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, has treated patients and worked with the hospital staff since 2011.  Nita Shumaker, M.D., pediatrician at Galen Medical Group, also serves on Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees.  She was nominated to serve as the Authority Board’s representative on the foundation council.  Amber Wattenbarger is an independent consultant who is experienced in demand and supply planning.  Christie Kizer Burbank, member of Miller & Martin PLLC, concentrates her legal practice exclusively in health care regulatory and transactional law and has served as a member and ambassador in other healthcare organizations in the community.

“Through the support of our members and philanthropic partnerships in the community, the Children’s Hospital board works together to meet the unique needs of children and families in our community,” said Julie Taylor, Erlanger’s Chief Development Officer.  “We welcome these new board members to our foundation and look forward to extending our partnership with them in this new role.”

The board’s goals are centered around fostering medical excellence at Children’s Hospital by providing technology and programs that enhance the medical and emotional care, educating the community on health and safety tips, recognizing the work the hospital staff and specialists do every day and creating a kid-friendly, healing environment during the child’s stay.

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