To MMAE membership,

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your leader in the 2016-2017 year and to follow Sherry Ward and Mimi Compton among many others who are so dedicated to this organization.

After spending 30 years in the healthcare industry as a nurse, an administrator and an educator I am turning the page on a new chapter with MMAE. Every day I learn from the wisdom of others and find great satisfaction in being a part of this fine organization.

First and foremost, I am grateful to those individuals who are giving their valuable time and talent to serve on the board this year. They are an impressive and committed group of individuals. They bring knowledge and energy, clarity of vision, allegiance and compassion. They understand our business and our mission.

We have two main goals for MMAE:

  • To become a visible brand in the community.
  • To attract and engage members who have a passion for our mission.

With its 83-year history, and $1.5 million in grants awarded, MMAE has earned a place of honor in this community. We can be proud of our good work founding the Hospitality House, Teen Health Connection, Med Assist and other projects still improving the health in our community today. We have a proven track record of fund-raising, educating, and making an impact on those we serve. We have truly a remarkable organization.

In the 2016-2017 year we will continue to grow our endowment, remain relevant, and fulfill our mission of building a healthier community.

Very truly yours,

Karen Chandler

2016-2017 President, MMAE