Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer Mary Chatman, Ph.D., R.N. of Memorial University Medical Center will be the keynote speaker at United Way of the Coastal Empire’s 2013 Campaign Kick-Off. The event will be held on Wednesday, September 4 at 11:45 am at the Savannah Civic Center.
Campaign Kick- Off officially marks the beginning of United Way’s fundraising efforts in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. Highlights of the event include announcement of the four county fundraising goal, recognition of Campaign Cabinet members and Loaned Associates, and revealing of the results of the Pacesetter’s campaign already in progress. Over 1,000 community leaders and corporate supporters are expected to attend the event.
Chatman leads Memorial’s nursing divisions, patient care services, perioperative services, The Rehabilitation Institute, Center for Behavioral Medicine, Heart & Vascular Institute, ancillary departments, outpatient clinical departments, human resources and clinical support services. She came to Savannah from Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC, where she served as vice president and chief nursing officer. Chatman began her career as a nursing assistant and quickly moved into leadership roles. She became president of Health Access in Greeneville and later became vice president of specialty services at Pitt County Memorial Hospital and worked her way up to chief nursing officer. Chatman holds a bachelor of science, a master of science in Nursing Administration and a doctorate in Nursing from East Carolina University. She was appointed by the Governor to the Georgia Board of Nursing in June 2011, serves on the Savannah Technical College Board of Directors and the ALL Foundation for Savannah- Chatham County Public Schools. United Way Campaign Kick- Off is open to the public. For more information, visit uwce.org.