Shelia Boyington Appointed To Erlanger Board

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Shelia Boyington
Shelia Boyington

Shelia C. Boyington, PE, has been appointed to serve on the Chattanooga Hamilton County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees by Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger.  The Chattanooga business executive replaces Rick Youngblood as the newest member of Erlanger’s governing body.


Ms. Boyington is president of Thinking Media, a Chattanooga-based educational technology firm specializing in educational technologies.

 Thinking Media is the creator of Learning Blade, a STEM career awareness system; ACT’s KeyTrain system for WorkKeys; PictureRx for health literacy and CharacterEd.Net for K-12 character education. She currently serves as national senior advisor to STEMconnector and as National States Chair for Million Women Mentors, which leads national efforts for promoting women in STEM careers.


“It is an honor to serve the community and Erlanger as a board member,” said Ms. Boyington. “This exceptional facility means a lot to the community, and was also the place of birth of our daughters so it is personally special to me. I believe in the mission of Erlanger, and look forward to supporting that as it expands to meet the growing needs of our community.”


Erlanger’s new board member is also a leader in the Indian community, and has served on numerous boards including the Chattanooga Chamber, Enterprise Center, GPS, Girls Inc. CWLI and Georgia Tech. She has also received numerous awards for her entrepreneurship and leadership roles, including the Athena, SuperNova and Small Business of the Year. 


Erlanger trustees are appointed to the board by the Hamilton County Mayor and the Hamilton County legislative delegation. The health system’s Chief of Staff also serves as a trustee. Trustees, who serve without compensation, are appointed for an initial term of four years and may serve for no more than eight consecutive years.


Jack Studer serves as chairman of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees. Other Erlanger trustees include Michael J. Griffin, vice chair; Phil Smartt, secretary; Jay Sizemore, MD, chief of medical staff; Blaise Baxter, MD, Henry Hoss, Linda Moss Mines, Jennifer E. Stanley and Gerald Webb II.

Chattanooga CARES Begins Syringe Exchange Program Addressing Opioid Crisis In TN

Syringe Trade and Education Program of TN is being initiated and operated by Chattanooga CARES starting Monday to tackle the underlying community health concerns created by the opioid epidemic. "The purpose behind Chattanooga CARES launching STEP TN is to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and other blood borne diseases, reduce needle stick injuries to law enforcement ... (click for more)

Matters Of The Mind: A Sereies On Memory Loss Begins March 22 At CHI

CHI Memorial Center for Healthy Aging is starting a series called Matters of the Mind: A Series on Memory Loss.  The first session will be held Thursday, March 22 from 6-7 p.m. at CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson’s Professional Office Building, 2051 Hamill Road, third floor conference room, in Hixson.     The topic will be “The Dementia Umbrella: Types of Dementia.”  ... (click for more)

Volkswagen Sets Press Conference To Announce New Project; Governor Haslam To Attend

Volkswagen has called a press conference at its Chattanooga plant on Monday to announce "a new project." Governor Bill Haslam is among those set to attend. Also taking part will be Antonio Pinto, president and CEO of the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant, and Hinrich J. Woebcken, president and CEO of Volkswagen group of America. The announcement will be at 2:30 p.m. at the plant ... (click for more)

Clark D. Nolan, Accused Of Imprisoning And Assaulting Wife, Found Competent To Stand Trial

A Graysville, Tn., man who allegedly strangled, assaulted and threatened to kill his wife while holding her prisoner in their home is competent to stand trial, according to two forensic evaluators. Psychologist Robert W. Brown Jr. and forensic coordinator Todd Wiggins reported to Sequatchie County General Sessions Court that they evaluated Clark Dean Nolan on charges of aggravated ... (click for more)

Why Are Pictures Of Our President And Vice President Not Hanging At Our Federal Courthouse?

I would like to know why the pictures of our President and Vice President have not been hung in our Federal Courthouse. They have been approved by the White House. Every time I call they tell me they are on order. Tommy Fryar (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

As your dress in your best green outfit today so you can join in the Saint Patrick’s Day revelry, here’s a conversation that was overhead at an Irish pub in Killarney. Finnegan is sitting in his favorite corner, using some of the proceeds after selling his friend Michael a donkey. Suddenly Michael bolts in the door and yells, “Hey, Finnegan, that donkey you sold me went and died.' ... (click for more)