(MURFREESBORO) The Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation is pleased to announce that Jimmy Wheeler, Jeff Younginer and Sydney Boerner will join the Foundation as board members.
“We are excited to welcome Jimmy, Jeff and Sydney as members of the Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation,” said Gordon Ferguson, President and CEO, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford. “All three have deep community ties and years of experience in leadership roles. We know they will each be a tremendous asset to our board.”
Wheeler has been a financial adviser for Edward Jones since 2017. Prior to that, he worked in the real estate industry for eight years. Wheeler is on the board of CASA Murfreesboro and is an active member of the Experience Community Church. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and playing music, along with spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Younginer has worked for Nissan North America since 2006 and currently serves as the vice president of Manufacturing for the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in administrative management from Clemson University. He is a member of The Village Church and is in his sixth year of service in the Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity chapter. He enjoys woodworking, hiking, and cooking with his wife and two daughters.
Boerner retired from the Murfreesboro Anesthesia Group in 2014, and devotes her time to volunteering in the community. She was co-chair of the Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford capital campaign with her late husband. Dr. Jim Boerner, was a past volunteer in the NICU of Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford and serves on the advisory board of Alive Hospice of Murfreesboro. She has also served as President of Charity Circle of Murfreesboro. She is an active member of First United Methodist Church, and when she is not busy volunteering, she can be found spending time with her three children and nine grandchildren.
About Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation
Our Mission: Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are struggling the most in Middle Tennessee. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words.
Our Purpose: The role of the Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation is to support the mission of Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford. The Foundation serves the people and system needs throughout Middle Tennessee and the Ascension Saint THomas network of care. We embrace the philosophy and mission of healing and service to those who are struggling as the fundamental purpose of our ministry.
About Ascension Saint Thomas
In Tennessee, Ascension Saint Thomas operates 10 hospital campuses in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employ more than 10,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension Saint Thomas provided more than $150 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2020. Serving Tennessee for 22 years, Ascension is a faith-based health care organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.
Ascension is a faith-based health care organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest nonprofit and Catholic health system in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2020, Ascension provided $2.4 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 160,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 145 hospitals and more than 40 senior living facilities – in 19 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.