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Red Cross Announces Board of Directors for 2012-13

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The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross leadership has approved its 2012-13 Board of Directors.

Board Members for 2012 - 2013 are:

Chairperson: Lisa Trail - Murfreesboro City Schools

Immediate Past Chairperson: Jan Beard - Retired Middle Tennessee Medical Center

Secretary: Roy Boyd - State Farm

Philanthrophy Chairperson: Jay Barger - Kious Rogers Barger Holder Kious Attorneys at Law

Facilities Chairperson: Alan Hardison - Special Touch Disaster Restoration

Communications Chairperson: Glenda Meredith - Middle Tennessee Medical Center

Governance Chairperson: Chantho Sourinho - Rutherford County Commissioner

Service Delivery Chairperson: Ray Wiley - Middle Tennessee State University

Tom Allard - Wal-Mart Distribution Center - Shelbyville

Hugh Arney - Core Coaching & Consulting

Tom Bumpus - Bumpus Harley Davidson

James Calder - Middle Tennessee State University

Tommy Campbell - Black Box Network Services

Jean Coop - Retired

Denise Flanagan - Murfreesboro Medical Clinic

Deb Insell - State Farm - Shelbyville

Chad Lane - Suntrust Bank

Richard Lewis - Exit Realty - Bob Lamb

Josh McCollum, M.D. - Tennessee Medicine & Pediatrics, P.C.

Janet Patterson - Media and Communications

Bill Rutley - Clark Consulting Group - Tullahoma

Bill Shacklett - Shacklett's Photography

Ross Smith - Nissan

Elsie West - Primeland Construction - Fayetteville

Ginny Williams - Gil's Ace Hardware – Smyrna

These American Red Cross board members will lead efforts to ensure that the Heart of Tennessee Chapter continues to provide disaster relief in times of crisis, to train community members in life-saving CPR and First Aid Courses, to provide military members with emergency aid and to continue collecting blood from the community to help those in need.

“The success of the Heart of Tennessee Chapter depends upon a strong and committed board of director and I believe that these volunteers will uphold the standards of the American Red Cross and keep our local organization a strong and viable resource in the midst of changing times and continued community growth,” said Mike Cowles, Executive Director for the Heart of Tennessee Chapter.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at