Tom Cigarran

Tom Cigarran Tom Cigarran has a long and impressive career in the health care industry. After starting his career in New York in occupational health, in 1977 he joined Nashville’s Hospital Affiliates International in a senior management position. In 1981 he co-founded...

Autry O.V. “Pete” DeBusk

Autry O.V. “Pete” DeBusk In 1973, DeBusk founded DeRoyal Industries, a manufacturer and distributor of hospital and outpatient medical products and devices.  Today, DeRoyal continues to be committed to improving the clinical quality and economic health of its...

William E. Evans, Pharm.D.

William E. Evans, Pharm.D. Trained as a pharmacist, Evans has devoted his entire career to improving the medical outcomes of children at Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, via his research, mentoring and leadership. During his decade...

James E.K. Hildreth, Ph.D., M.D.

James E.K. Hildreth, Ph.D., M.D. Dr. Hildreth began his research on HIV and AIDS in 1986 and received NIH funding for almost two decades. He established the Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research Center at Meharry Medical College then went on to become president...

Robert Sanders, M.D.

Robert Sanders, M.D. Throughout his notable career, Dr. Sanders was a tireless champion for the health and well-being of Tennesseans, particularly young children. He was known for consistently, effectively, compassionately, and articulately speaking up for all...