Nashville Health Care Council appoints Apryl Childs-Potter as President
Apryl Childs-Potter has been named the new President of the Nashville Health Care Council following a thorough, national search process led by Partners Mark Farrington and Roland Lundy.
“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with the Nashville Health Care Council leadership and Executive Committee to place Apryl as their President. Her dynamic presence and broad experience established her as the right person at the right time to lead the Council’s strategic role in advancing collaboration and innovation among its member organizations. The Association is instrumental in establishing Nashville and its member organizations as “Healthcare City” and knows that the future is bright knowing the impact she will have working with the Council team and Board locally and beyond our city,” shares Mark Farrington.
Apryl joins the Council from the Greater Memphis Chamber, where she served as Chief Marketing Officer, leading the economic development team’s business intelligence and marketing functions. During her time at the Chamber, Apryl successfully promoted Memphis and Shelby County’s strong economic assets globally and launched Memphis Moves, the region’s first national economic development marketing initiative. Additionally, she helped to secure Memphis as one of three markets selected to participate in the Brookings Institution’s Inclusive Economic Indicators Lab, a project aimed at developing tools for tracking and driving inclusive economic outcomes for cities.
This is a momentous time for the Council and Nashville’s expanding healthcare community. According to the Council’s latest economic impact report, the total number of core health care establishments in Nashville has increased by 600 in recent years to reach more than 3,700, including 18 publicly traded companies. The study found that Nashville’s healthcare ecosystem represents a $66.9 billion industry annually. Apryl is uniquely positioned to successfully guide the Council through this moment of rapid growth and transformation.
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