October 14, 2005

VCH names community services chief

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Sallie Hussey

VCH names community services chief

Sallie Hussey has been named director of Community Services for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Hussey will oversee community volunteers, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Volunteer Department, the Friends of Children's Hospital, Friends Shop and all internal Children's Hospital volunteer events.

Hussey previously served for the past six years as executive director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Inc. of Nashville, which serves abused and neglected children.

“Sallie's experience as executive director for CASA makes her an ideal candidate for this position,” said Jim Shmerling, executive director and chief executive officer for Children's Hospital. “She has demonstrated outstanding managerial skills coupled with a tremendous compassion for children. We're looking forward to Sallie joining our management team.

Hussey received her undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University and earned a master's degree from the University of Alabama. She currently serves as the president of the Association for Nonprofit Executives and serves on several community committees.