Takoma Regional Hospital’s Foundation is welcoming three new trustees to its board of directors.
Serving two-year terms are: Bob Windham, retired comptroller of Greeneville Light & Power System; Mary Fitzpatrick, director of the Volunteer Center; and Dr. Candi Overholt, who works in internal medicine with Takoma Medical Associates.
“It is very exciting to be able to add leaders of this caliber to those who already serve on the Foundation board,” Sharon L. Folk, Foundation board chairman, said. “I look forward to great days ahead for Takoma.”
Windham, who lives in Greeneville, worked as comptroller at GL&PS for 21 years before retiring. He attended the University of Alabama, where he majored in business. He and his wife Janice have three children and seven grandchildren.
“I’ve been involved in a number of things in town and just like to give back,” Windham said. “I served as treasurer for the Ladies Classic for 15 years and at Asbury Church for 25 years. I see this new appointment as a community commitment and a great way to serve, especially now that I’m retired.”
Fitzpatrick has served as director of the Volunteer Center since its inception in 1999. She moved here from California, where she worked as executive director of two volunteer centers, and also has a corporate background in banking and sales. She lives in Greeneville with her husband, Jack. The couple have one daughter and two grandchildren.
“I’m excited about serving on the board because Takoma Hospital has been such a supporter of the Volunteer Center since the very beginning,” Fitzpatrick said. “I feel like I have an opportunity to give back to them.”
Dr. Overholt, who lives in her hometown of Parrottsville, received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee and completed her residency in internal medicine at Wake Forest Baptist University in Winston Salem, N.C.
She and her husband, Dan, have a son, Jayden, and are expecting a baby girl in April.
“I believe in the work of Takoma and this is an opportunity to help our community see what Takoma brings to Greene County,” Dr. Overholt said.
Lindy Riley, executive director of the Foundation, said the board consists of outstanding citizens and respected civic and business leaders who volunteer their “influence, their time, and their support, both financial and personal, to activities and projects that benefit Takoma Regional Hospital.”
Riley said the Foundation’s role is to “preserve and enhance quality health care in Greeneville.
“Each trustee’s work is an important contribution to the effort,” Riley said. “Not only are trustees responsible for setting goals and policies for the Foundation, they are our ambassadors in the community.”