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Front Page - Friday, August 12, 2022

Newsmakers: Erlanger selects 2023 Believe Bash co-chairs

Believe Bash co-chairs Lauren and Dr. Peter Boehm, Jr., with Jay and Cynthia Dale. The event is scheduled for April 29 at the Chattanooga Area Convention Center. - Photograph provided

Cynthia and Jay Dale, along with Lauren and Dr. Peter Boehm, Jr., are co-chairing Erlanger Health System Foundation’s 2023 Believe Bash gala.

The annual fundraiser gala is scheduled to take place April 29 at the Chattanooga Area Convention Center. The event will feature a cocktail reception, a gourmet meal, a live auction, live music and dancing.

“Cynthia and I could not be more excited to partner with the Boehms in co-chairing the 2023 Believe Bash,” says Jay Dale. “We’re passionate about serving Children’s Hospital at Erlanger as our family has experienced wonderful care.”

“Taking care of the children at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger has been part of our family business in neurosurgery since 1947,” says Dr. Boehm. “We’re proud to support such a wonderful organization.”

Southern Adventist welcomes diversity adviser

Dr. Kathy Goodridge-Purnell has joined Southern Adventist University as the new senior adviser to the president on diversity and strategic planning. Originally from England with roots in the Caribbean, Purnell brings decades of relevant experience to the Collegedale campus.

Purnell has experience in shaping and defining an organization’s inclusion, diversity, belonging and equity values. She most recently served as chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at Pacific Union College in California.

No stranger to Southern Adventist University, she has served as an adjunct instructor in the School of Social Work.

Purnell holds a doctorate in education and professional studies from Capella University.