Board of Directors

When Friends of Children’s Hospital was created in 1989, the board of directors was a small group dedicated to improving Mississippi’s Children’s Hospital. Since then, the size of the board has increased but the goals have not changed. The volunteer group of directors works together to promote fundraising events and reach new donors. New board members are elected each September.

Friends of Children’s Hospital Board of Directors:

BOARD
  • Bob Abney, MD
  • Kristin Allen
  • Rob Armour
  • Gabe Baldwin
  • Katy Creath
  • Jill Dale
  • Owen B. Evans, MD
  • Lindsay Hamm
  • Joey Havens
  • Bill Hulsey
  • Bethany Johnson
  • Bruce Leach
  • Fidelis Malembeka
  • Melanie Morgan
  • Scott Overby
  • Sara Ray
  • Jennifer Salvo
  • John Scarbrough
  • David Spurk
  • Josh Swain
  • Suzan Thames-Honorary Chairman
  • William VanDevender, Jr.
  • Brenda Hayes-Williams
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Melanie  Morgan-Chairman

John Scarbrough-Treasurer 

Jennifer Salvo-Chair of Bylaws 

Lindsay Hamm- Chair of Audit Committee

Katy Creath

EX-OFFICIO
  • Bo Bounds
  • Guy Giesecke
  • Rebecca Harrison
  • Jennifer Hospodor
  • Natalie Hutto
  • Katherine McRae
  • Kristie Nutt
  • Susan Shands Jones
  • Mary Taylor, MD
  • LouAnn Woodward, MD
STAFF
  • Tena McKenzie – Executive Director
  • Elisha Bailey – Director of Development and Programs
  • Leslie Owens – Director of Special Projects and Events
  • Teresa Matthews-Business Manager