Annual Meeting Recap

SONY DSC

JDRF Middle Tennessee held its Annual Research Update and Chapter Awards Celebration on Thursday, June 13 at Hillwood Country Club.  The event was sponsored by Vanderbilt University Medical Center and featured a research update from Dr. Tom Thomas, a type 1 diabetes researcher at VUMC.   Riley McCarthy served as the Youth Emcee.  The new slate of board members was welcomed and the following Award Recipients were recognized:

IMPACT AWARD  |  Suzanne Reed
OUTSTANDING CORPORATE PARTNER  |  Purity
OUTSTANDING EVENT PARTNER  |  DET Distributing
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD  |  Ashok and DeeDee Sudarshan
VISIONARY AWARD  |  Judi Gerdesmeier
OUTSTANDING JDRF FAMILY  |  The Wittys
TOP CHAPTER CONTRIBUTOR  |  Ford Motor Credit
OUTSTANDING RUTHERFORD COUNTY VOLUNTEER  |  Kelly & Tommy Santel
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTER AWARD  |  Agnes Rayome
FOCUS ON THE CURE AWARD  |  Dr. Tom Thomas

Welcome to our newest JDRF Middle Tennessee Board members:

  • David Baker          Partner – Baker Storey McDonald Properties
  • Rachel Bell           Judge – General Sessions Court
  • Lisa Campbell      Community Volunteer
  • Randy Cooper      VP Finance – Community Health Systems
  • Natalie Dillard      Community Volunteer (Advocacy Chair)
  • Tonya Gracey      Senior HR Manager – VF Imagewear
  • Aaron Mitchell     Assistant Treasurer, Corporate Buyer – Healthways
  • Denise Moore      Manager/Community Leader – Walgreens
  • Agnes Rayome    Community Volunteer (Outreach Chair)
  • Andy Schwarcz    EVP/General Counsel/Secretary – Delek
  • Matt West              Director, Healthcare IT Recruiting, Provisions Group
  • Pam White            Director, Operations, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church

new board members