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Children’s Introduces Committee for the Future Class of 2017

Children’s of Alabama has named members of the Committee for the Future Class of 2017.

2017 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Children’s of Alabama Committee for the Future. This program is designed to give emerging community leaders the opportunity to learn about the mission of Children’s.

Members of the Committee for the Future are nominated by the Children’s Board of Trustees, former Committee members and hospital leaders. They share an interest in the impact of pediatric healthcare in Alabama and will serve as advocates for Children’s throughout the year. They will gain a deep understanding of the important role of Children’s as they 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 2017 are April Benetollo, Tucker Brown, Mary Cox Brown, Marquita Cocke, Julia Doster, Kyle Erickson, Kirk Forrester, Bebe Goodrich, Judd Harwood, Marshall Hollis, Jemison Jones, Michael Kassouf, Michael Lovett, Allison Lowery, Kaitlin McWane, Rebecca Morris, Grace Nielsen, Virginia Markstein O'Hara, Mary Catherine Pritchett, Wes Quattlebaum, Dawn Rock, Dan Ruth, Mollie Seymour, John Smola, W. Spencer South, Annie Thompson, Catie Trent, Kevin Trimm, Elisabeth Tutwiler, Mallie Whatley, Ila Mahaffey Worthen and Melonie Wright, all of Birmingham; Christy Cato of Gardendale; Derek Trotter of Montgomery; Callie Ventress of Enterprise; and  Martina Winston of Pelham.

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 youngsters from every county in Alabama, 46 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 676,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 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 or via social media.