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Children's Introduces its 2016 Committee for the Future
BIRMINGHAM – Children’s of Alabama recently named more than three dozen community leaders to the Committee for the Future Class of 2016.

Members are 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. They will experience Children’s unique mission so they can share stories of hope and become life-long supporters of the hospital. Throughout the year, Committee members will have opportunities to support patients and their families through events, community programs and other hospital activities. Members will also observe surgical, medical and psychosocial services firsthand during an in-hospital rotation day, in addition to learning about research initiatives.

Members of the Committee for the Future Class of 2016 are Mary Bradley Anderson, Birmingham; Mimi Bittick, Birmingham; Josh Blades, Montgomery; Brian Boehm, Birmingham; Kelly Brewer, Vestavia Hills; Will Brooke Jr., Birmingham; Mary Kathryn Harbert Bryant, Birmingham; Jenny Burton, Birmingham; Jennifer Clark, Birmingham; Kate Randall Danella, Birmingham; Ryan Dawkins, Trussville; Anne Debardeleben, Birmingham; Jamie Doyle, Birmingham; Lindsey Tomlison Druhan, Birmingham; Dr. Jonathan “Jon” Gray, Homewood; Jeri Groce, Pike Road; Casey Hardeman, Birmingham; Paige Harkness, Birmingham; Jenny Hartsfield, Birmingham; Janie Jones, Birmingham; D. Scott Kappler, Hoover; Sarah Kimrey, Birmingham; Mary Beasley Kohn, Birmingham; Catherine Drummond Lake, Birmingham; Laura Lindsey, Birmingham; Elizabeth Sims Miles, Birmingham; Hal Mooty III, Huntsville; Terasha Newsome, Hoover; Kathryn Norris, Birmingham; Catherine Pugh, Birmingham; Wesley Ratliff, Birmingham; Brandon Robinson, Birmingham; Britney Sellers, Montgomery; Nicholas “Nick” Smith, Vestavia Hills; Sarah Stewart, Birmingham; Hunter Strickler, Hoover; Kristen Twitty, Birmingham; Rachel Weingartner, Birmingham and Taylor Williams, Montgomery.

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s
provided care for children from every county in Alabama, 42 other states and 10 foreign countries last year, representing more than 653,000 outpatient visits and nearly 14,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third-largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at