Date: March 12, 2009
Contact: Seth Seymour
Siskin Children’s Institute appoints new members to its Board of Directors
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Siskin Children’s Institute, a leader in serving children with special needs and their families, has appointed five new members to its Board of Directors. The new members, who will serve a three-year term beginning March 10, include:
- Alexis Bogo, Chattem, Inc.
Bogo is the executive director of Hamico Foundation, a charitable organization affiliated with Chattem, Inc. She most recently served as the co-chair of StarNight, the Institute’s largest annual fundraiser. Bogo currently serves on the boards for Memorial Health Care System Foundation, Chattanooga Theatre Center and Creative Discovery Museum. She previously held board positions for the Alexian Brothers Foundation, the Hamilton County Humane Educational Society and the Children’s Home/Chambliss Shelter.
- Roy Keith, Ph.D., past president of Morehouse College
Dr. Keith is a former president of Morehouse College and past chairman and CEO of Carson Products Company, a publicly traded company specializing in personal care products. He most recently served as managing director of Almanac Capital Management. Prior to Almanac, Dr. Keith was a partner with Stonington Partners, a private equity fund. Dr. Keith is a past member of the board of directors of Baylor School, the Hunter Museum of American Art, the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra and the Chattanooga Zoo.
- Carla Morgan, 2nds in Building Materials, Inc.
Morgan is the co-owner and buyer for 2nds in Building Materials, Inc., which operates eight Southeastern Salvage Home Emporium locations. A past Institute board member, she currently serves as the co-chair of StyleWorks, the Institute’s second largest annual fundraiser. She serves on the boards of the Chattanooga Theatre Center and the McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center.
- Robert Snetman, CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
Snetman is the senior director of peripheral property for CBL & Associates, Inc. He serves as vice chairman of the Jewish Community Federation of Greater Chattanooga.
- Tom White, Unum Group
White is the senior vice president of investor relations for Unum Group. His current board positions include United Way, the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga. He previously was a member of the Institute’s board as well as the boards for the Urban League and the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults.
In addition to the five new members, the Institute also has made an appointment to its Advisory Committee, a group of longtime supporters and past board members who provide guidance to the board. The new Advisory Committee member is:
- Ross Schram III, law firm of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Schram is a lawyer and shareholder of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. He currently serves as an elder at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church in addition to being vice chairman of the board for the Volunteer Community School. Schram is a past chairman of the Institute’s board.
About Siskin Children’s Institute
Since 1950, Siskin Children's Institute has served children with special needs, such as autism, developmental delays and Down syndrome. The Institute achieves its mission in a comprehensive way: a quality preschool education where children with disabilities learn together with typically developing children; family support and community outreach programs; innovative research focusing on early childhood development and special education; and developmental and behavioral pediatric health care. For more information about Siskin Children’s Institute, visit www.siskin.org.