The Foundation for a Healthy High Point Announces New Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 2018

Media Contact: Tina Markanda, tmarkanda@healthyhighpoint.org

Foundation for a Healthy High Point Names Three New Members to Board of Directors

The Foundation for a Healthy High Point recently introduced and welcomed Mr. Tyler Covington, Dr. James Hoekstra, and Dr. Linda Taylor as the three newest members to the Board of Directors in 2018.

“These community leaders are excellent additions to the Foundation’s Board of Directors, both in terms of their impressive qualifications and their passion for supporting the High Point community,” said Jim Keever, Board Chair of the Foundation for a Healthy High Point.  The Foundation’s Executive Director, Tina Markanda, added, “The new board members’ dedication to elevating the Foundation and the community we serve will be valuable to the Foundation moving forward.”

Covington is the Co-President of Harriss and Covington, a family business based in High Point. He represents the fifth generation of leadership for the company and directs all business development, research, and development efforts for the more than 280 employees. “I’m excited and ready to immerse myself in the Foundation’s great work in our community; and will look for ways I can contribute to expanding the work and strengthening the impact,” said Covington.

Hoekstra is the President of High Point Medical Center. He serves on Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s strategy leadership team and is a key physician leader in the health system, helping drive growth of clinical programs and foster strong academic relationships. “I am very grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the Foundation for a Health High Point,” said Hoekstra. “I share the organization’s unwavering commitment to examining and addressing health issues affecting our community and I’m thrilled to begin my service on the Board.”

Taylor is an experienced leader and physician with 29 years practicing Emergency Medicine, 24 of which have been in the High Point Community. “I am extremely honored to support the Foundation for a Healthy High Point and continue my service to our community,” Dr. Taylor said. “I share the Foundation’s commitment to improve long-term health outcomes and am thankful for the opportunity to lend my expertise to this wonderful board.”

For more information about the Foundation for a Healthy High Point visit www.healthyhighpoint.org.

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