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VOL. 126 | NO. 3 | Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Nevels Takes Reins of BMHC Foundation

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Jenny Nevels has been promoted to executive director of the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation.

(Photo: Lance Murphey)

Hometown: Fort Smith, Ark.
B.A. degree from Rhodes College
I am recently married to John Nevels, a native Memphian, and I have two children, Kate and Will Prascher.
Activities you enjoy outside of work:
Spending time with family, exercising, reading and gardening.
What talent do you wish you had?
Ability to play the piano. My mother told me I would be sorry for not keeping up with my lessons!
What originally drew you to Baptist?
My family, after moving to Memphis, always received their health care from Baptist. Baptist’s reputation for providing quality patient care and the deep commitment to its mission was very influential in my desire to pursue job opportunities at Baptist.
What will your role as executive director of the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation entail?
I now have oversight of all development activities and the general operations of the foundation.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments?
My greatest accomplishment was spearheading the capital campaign to build Baptist Trinity Hospice House. Part of the campaign included building the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief adjacent to the Hospice House. The Center staff oversees our Camp Good Grief programs and year-round bereavement and grief support activities. The new location will allow for the expansion of these important programs.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
The people. Our Baptist colleagues are extremely generous and caring. During the Hospice House campaign, they raised over $1.2 million in support of this effort. I would also say that it is a joy and a privilege to work with our donors who have a deep and abiding commitment to the health and well-being of our community.

Eight Members of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP have been selected as 2010 Mid-South Super Lawyers by “Law & Politics.” They are Robert E. Craddock Jr., Robert L. Crawford and Thomas R. Dyer, business litigation; Charles M. Key, health care; Glen G. Reid, civil litigation defense; William S. Solmson, mergers and acquisitions; Ellen B. Vergos, bankruptcy and Creditor/debtor rights; Mark Vorder-Bruegge Jr., intellectual property litigation.

Dr. Rami N. Khousam has joined UT Medical Group Inc.’s department of medicine office at Methodist South Hospital, where he specializes in interventional cardiology, non-invasive cardiology, structural heart disease and peripheral endovascular interventions.

Charlotte McGee and Paula Jackson have been promoted to human resource administrators at Symbion Physician Services.

MPACT Memphis has announced its new board of directors for 2010-2011. Audra Bares has been named board chair. Other board members include Stephanie Bennett, Miska Bibbs, Susan Bjorklund, Jon Burchfield, DeJuan Hendricks, Paul Sciubba, Desiree Lyles Wallace, Marcus Washington, Oliver Williams, Shante K. Avant.

Karen K. Tenfelde has joined the corporate marketing staff of Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Inc. as senior proposal writer/leader with responsibility for supporting business development and marketing activities for the firm’s practice areas in energy and environment.

Bill Appling, president of Watkins Uiberall Healthcare Consulting Group LLC, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for Lifeblood, a not-for-profit volunteer blood center.

PROPERTY SALES 61 262 16,169
MORTGAGES 28 132 10,054
BUILDING PERMITS 88 424 38,360
BANKRUPTCIES 36 92 7,564