“The Board of Directors for The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation is happy to welcome three new Board members with a wide range of expertise. MPCF has already served clients in 33 states this year and is working hard to extend our reach further. We are thrilled to have such a talented and respected group joining our efforts,” said Susan Earl Hosbach, CFRE, Executive Director of the Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation.
Reggie Hill, Chairman of the Board of Directors for MPCF and partner with Waller, concurred. “We continually search the entire community to bring in a wide-ranging group of new Board members, and I’m confident that we’ve compiled a group that will help exceed new, lofty goals we as a Board have set.”
New Board members include:
Damien Creavin, Executive Vice President of Technology and Chief Information Officer of Emdeon since June 2004, brings a strong technical and analytical background to MPCF’s Board of Directors. Before joining Emdeon, Mr. Creavin was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Primedia, the leading targeted media company in the United States. Mr. Creavin also spent five years as the Director of Advanced Technology and Magazine Technology for Time Inc., the world’s largest magazine company. Mr. Creavin was educated in Ireland and in the United States, receiving Bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Engineering Science from Trinity College, Dublin, and a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University’s Stern School.
Scott Edwards, owner and Chief Executive Officer of Lellyett & Rogers, Co., is a driven and accomplished leader who enjoys the tempo and challenge offered by today’s rapidly changing business environment. He is recognized for accomplishments as an agent of change, leader of cross-functional teams, and manager of people. Mr. Edwards has spent his career in various manufacturing, marketing, and sales roles at Oce USA, Inc., Great White Consumer Products, Fine Paper Division, and SIHL, Inc. Mr. Edwards holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, and has completed an Executive MBA program at Wharton School of Business and a Kellogg Graduate School of Management program at Northwestern University.
David Vreeland, partner at Cumberland Consulting Group, is an experienced project manager and technology implementation consultant, specializing in the delivery of large healthcare provider transformation engagements with operational and technological components. Mr. Vreeland is experienced in inpatient, ambulatory, and post-acute/hospice environments. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS), and a published author and speaker on topics in the field of healthcare information technology, trends and strategy. Mr. Vreeland holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Health Administration from Washington University’s School of Medicine in St. Louis.
The three new members join an eighteen member board that oversees MPCF’s governance including: mission, vision, finances, policies, practices, strategic planning, and more. Board members include:
Reggie Hill, Chairman
Jeff Bates, Chairman-Elect
Ashby Q. Burks
Howard Burris, M.D.
F. Anthony Greco, M.D., Emeritus
James R. Jones, Secretary/Treasurer
Jane Meredith Main, Emeritus
Mike Minch, M.D.
Jeff Patton, M.D.
D. Billye Sanders
Micki Slingerland, Immediate Past Chair
Dee Anna Smith
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About The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation (MPCF):
Celebrating 25 years in 2012, The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation was formed in 1987. After Sarah Cannon, also known as comedienne “Minnie Pearl”, was successfully treated for breast cancer, she became a passionate supporter in the fight against cancer and in 1992 offered her stage name to the Foundation. The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit public charity, offers:
- Decision support regarding clinical trials, treatment information, and options
- Personalized guidance and support to complement and navigate cancer care
- Nutrition and side effect management consultations
- Comprehensive educational and informational materials
- Inspirational and educational online videos and forum
The services, which are FREE of charge regardless of treatment facility, complement cancer treatment by assisting people in navigating their way through a cancer diagnosis and positively influencing their quality of life. The MPCF is an active organization whose guiding principles honor Minnie Pearl’s generosity and caring spirit.
In addition to celebrating 25 years in 2012, the MPCF celebrates Minnie Pearl’s 100th birthday. For more information on Minnie’s legacy, the MPCF, and the latest news on MPCF’s year of celebration, please visit www.minniepearl.org.
For More Information Contact:
Joseph Conner, Marketing & PR Coordinator
The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation
615-467-1936, ext. 114