Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors

HCMC also has a separate 501(c)3 that serves as the fundraising arm for health initiatives at HCMC, Henry County and the region that is known as the Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation, Inc. This entity is governed by a board of directors made up of HCMC board members and community members.


James Smith, Immediate Past President


Emily Watkins, President

Healthcare Foundation Board Members

  • James Smith, Immediate Past President
  • Emily Watkins, President
  • Ashli Newcomb, Vice President
  • Travis McLeese, Treasurer/Secretary
  • Joyce Spinn, Auxiliary President
  • Harold Plumley, Director Emeritus
  • Chris Garcia
  • Ellen Neese Adams
  • Kathy Ray
  • LaShonda Williams
  • Michael Sargent
  • Lucas Watson
  • Kim Clarke
  • Rachel Steedley
  • Sam McDaniel

Ex-Officio Members

  • Scott Whitby, MD, HCMC Board Chair
  • Shon Johnson, HCMC Attorney
  • Megistu Yemane, MD, Chief of Staff
  • Brad Bloemer, Interim CEO

Staff Representation