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Children's Names Members of the Committee for the Future Class of 2014

BIRMINGHAM (Jan. 14, 2014) - More than three dozen community leaders from the Birmingham metro area and beyond have been named to the Children’s of Alabama’s Committee for the Future Class of 2014.

Members were chosen based on nominations from members of the Children’s Board of Trustees, former Committee members and by key community and hospital leaders. They all share an interest in the impact of pediatric healthcare in Alabama and will serve as advocates for Children’s and the patients who receive care there.

Throughout the year, Children’s will provide Committee members with unique opportunities to support patients and their families through events, community programs and other hospital-sponsored activities, including the Sugar Plum Shop, an in-hospital holiday toy store for patients and their families who spend the holidays in the hospital.

The new members for the Class of 2014 are:

 Tracey Morant Adams, Pelham; Jeremy Arthur, Prattville; C. Reynolds Anderson and Patty Cobb, Vestavia Hills; Alexia Borden and Mitchell Dubina, Montgomery; Wendi Boyen and Mark Jones, Hoover; Christopher Berdy, Wesley Britt, Margaret Coffman and Sarah Paulk, Mountain Brook; Margaret Brooke, Ragan Cain, Ed Christian, Glenn Drennen, Caroline Ezelle, Katie Gaston, Andrew Gearhart, Bo Hartsfield, Emily Holmes, Ashley Jackson, Emily Jensen, Marguerite Johnson, Emily Levine, Ashley McGrane, Colin Mitchell, Kathryn Ottensmeyer, Kelly Rainer, Carson Robinson, Trent Scofield, Will Thuston, Clayton Trotter, Paul Vercher, Sarah Warburton, Lauryn Walker and Drew Weil, Birmingham; Joy Parker, Gardendale; Ann Dial Sims, Waverly; and Julie Wall, Chelsea.

The Committee for the Future is a program that provides emerging leaders throughout the state opportunities to experience Children’s unique mission so they can share stories of hope and become life-long supporters of the hospital. Members have the opportunity to observe surgical, medical and psychosocial services firsthand during an in-hospital rotation day, in addition to learning about research initiatives.

Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children since 1911, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Last year, families made more than 670,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 41 other states and four foreign countries. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. and has been ranked among the top children’s hospital programs in the country for the past four years by US News & World Report. More information is available at