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.

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

Melanie  Morgan-Chairman

John Scarbrough-Chair-Elect

Wiliam VanDevender, Jr.-Treasurer  

Lindsay Hamm- Chair of Audit Committee

Kristin Allen

Katy Creath

EX-OFFICIO
  • Guy Giesecke
  • Mary Taylor, MD
STAFF
  • Tena McKenzie – Executive Director
  • Erica Bradshaw-Development Manager
  • Leslie Owens – Special Events Manager
  • Teresa Matthews-Business Manager