Medical Society & Foundation Staff

Rae Young Bond, Executive Director
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Rae is serving her second stint as executive director of the Medical Society and Foundation. She directed the organizations from 1994-1997 and returned in 2003 to direct the Medical Foundation of Chattanooga and start Project Access. In 2005, she also became director of the Society. Previously, she was the founding president and executive director of First Things First and directed the Tennessee Municipal League. Before moving to Chattanooga in 1994, she was director of public affairs for the National Governors' Association in Washington, D.C., for ten years; editor of a national weekly newspaper; and a congressional press secretary and journalist. She is a graduate of Towson State University. Her current community involvement includes the board of directors of the Community Research Council, the Southeast TN Association of Professional Fundraisers, and the Emergency Food and Shelter Board; Hamilton County Step ONE Health Initiative Steering Committee and Operations Council; the Project Access Operations Council; and the Regional Health Council. Rae was named a 2006 Chattanooga Woman of Distinction by the American Lung Association, and received the 2006 Athena Award from the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce in recognition of her contributions to community, business, and family.  

Kevin Lusk, Manager, Communications, Membership and Development
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Kevin joined the Medical Society and Medical Foundation in August 2008. As Communications, Membership and Development Manager for the Medical Society, Kevin is responsible for membership development, corporate partnership program, publications, media relations and special events. He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1998 with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication. Prior to joining the Medical Society staff, Kevin was public relations and community outreach director for WTCI, the community's PBS station. He also worked in public relations positions at UTC and the National Center for Youth Issues. Before entering public relations, he was a journalist at the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Cleveland Daily Banner. He has won awards for his work in community event planning and professional excellence.  He is a past president of the Lookout Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and is the current chair for Tobacco Free Chattanooga. He also serves on the board of directors for the PRSA Southeast District and the American Cancer Society. He also serves on the Community Advisory Board at WTCI.   

Debbie Randall, Finance Director

Debbie joined the Medical Society and Foundation in October of 2012.  Prior to relocating to the Chattanooga area she was Finance Administrator for Legal Services of Northwest Jersey for 11 years; Director of Finance, Technology, Properties, and Human Resources for Girl Scouts of Rolling Hills for 9 years; and Finance Director, Grants Administrator, and HR Manager for Bigelow Laboratories for Ocean Sciences for 4 years.  She has a BS in Finance, Economics & Accounting from Fairleigh Dickenson University and won the Olga Szewczyk Financial Award in 2009.  She has served as Treasurer on several not-for-profit Preschool boards and at her Church.  Debbie is responsible for all aspects of accounting and financial management for the Medical Society, Medical Personnel Services and the Medical Foundation.  

Tonya Williams, Project Access Director 

Dana Brinkman, Project Access Patient Care Coordinator

Dana joined Project Access as Patient Care (Referrals) Coordinator in 2010. Her responsibilities are coordinating care for the patients to various specialties through Project Access. Prior to working for the Medical Foundation, she has held positions in medical offices giving her extensive knowledge in pediatrics, internal medicine, geriatrics and pulmonology. She contributes 14 years of experience to the team of Project Access.

Donna Wittmann, Project Access Care Coordinator

Cynthia Watkins, Project Access Care Coordinator

Irene Gruter, Administrative Assistant  

Irene brings more than 30 years of experience in administrative support to the Medical Society.  Before joining the Medical Society in April of 2009, she was employed as an executive assistant to the directors of the IT and human resource departments of North American Royalties, and as executive assistant to the director of Alexian Brothers Live At Home.  She is a two-term past president of IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals) and was chosen as their Secretary of the Year in 1999.  Irene provides administrative support for the Medical Society, the Medical Foundation, Medical Personnel Services, and for the Chattanooga Hamilton County Medical Society Alliance.