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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs Appoints New Healthcare Foundation Director

By Holly Ragan, Market Development, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs, [email protected]

Sulphur Springs, Texas, September 15, 2020 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs and the Board of Directors of Hopkins County Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon Barker as the organization’s Foundation Director. Hopkins County Healthcare Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to fundraising in support of patient care of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs and the residents of Hopkins County.

Shannon Barker

“We’re exceptionally pleased that Shannon has taken on this leadership role,” said Paul Harvey, Administrator of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs. “Her infectious enthusiasm and commitment to building relationships throughout the Sulphur Springs community is important and at the core of everything we do.”

CHRISTUS Health Vice President of Philanthropy for Northeast Texas, Louisiana and Southeast Texas, Scott Fossey shared, “Shannon’s innate nature to develop genuine relationships throughout Hopkins county coupled with her desire to share the latest innovative projects of our CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs will give the community opportunity to support important health care initiatives that will benefit the patients and families of this region for decades.”

“Speaking on behalf of the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation Board, we are truly excited about Shannon’s vision and excitement to raise funds for our local hospital,” said Leesa Toliver, Foundation Board Chair. “We are all committed to partnering with Shannon to build on the past successes of fundraising so our local hospital will continue to offer exceptional health care to the people of our community.”

Shannon Barker and her family moved to Sulphur Springs in 2016 and fell in love with the community that welcomed them warmly. She immediately pursued service with local organizations: Mother’s Culture Club, PTO at Travis Primary and Sulphur Springs ISD strategic planning.

With an early career in workforce development consulting, Shannon has studied interpersonal behavior across corporate and altruistic America, leading improvement efforts and contributing on various projects with both Fortune 500 companies and government organizations.

Shannon earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communication Studies at TCU in Fort Worth. Post collegiate, Shannon served as the Business Manager and Senior Consultant for a boutique-consulting firm in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with clients spanning the country and many abroad.

Shannon believes, “Finding, fostering and cultivating rich communication with persons who care about the wellness of Sulphur Springs and the progress of this community [will be] key.” The Director of the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation position is the perfect fit to continue that work and utilize her skills in event planning, relationship development and community building. She is delighted to step into a position and team that is already highly functioning and successful and hopes to carry on the work and legacy of the people that have come before her.

About Hopkins County Health Care Foundation

Health Care Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1997 and was organized to secure funds from individuals, businesses and corporations, to provide, promote, maintain and improve the continual growth of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs.

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