About Us

About The Foundation

The Foundation provides financial support for basic necessities such as food, clothing, prescriptions, and oxygen to the uninsured and underinsured patients in our community.

All funds raised by the Foundation benefit our patients and supports hospital programs.

Blount Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)3 with Blount Memorial Hospital being our sole member. Blount Memorial Hospital also provides all operating expense for the Foundation so ALL funds raised benefit our patients.  To see a little bit more about us, please watch the video the Foundation created in partnership with Pellissippi State Community College to commemorate the Hospital’s 75th anniversary and the Foundation’s 33rd anniversary.

Your Money in Action:

  • Basic clothing for patients
  • Patient prescriptions
  • Food for those in need
  • Transportation to follow-up appointments or cancer-related infusion treatments
  • Urgently needed equipment to promote patient healthy outcomes
  • Management of several health related scholarships

To review our FY2022 Independent Auditors’ Report click HERE

Please review our 2021 Annual Report HERE

Meet Our Board And Staff

The 2023 Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of experienced community leaders and volunteers who have agreed to complete fixed-year terms to support the Foundation’s outreach and charitable activities in our community.

Our staff handles the day-to-day operations and ensures all funds are used to support our mission, ensuring the health of our entire community, especially those in need.

Portrait of Keri <br />Prigmore, Ed. D.

Keri Prigmore is the director of attendance for Alcoa City Schools and chair of both the Maryville Planning Commission and Blount County Parks and Recreation Commission. She serves on the boards of New Hope Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center and Family Promise Blount County.

Prigmore, Ed. D.

Board Chair

Portrait of Tony<br />Thompson

Tony Thompson is Senior Vice President and Area Manager for Client Services for Blount County at Pinnacle Financial Partners, and has more than 35 years of experience providing financial services.


Vice Chair

Portrait of LaJuana <br />Atkins, JD

LaJuana Atkins, Blount Memorial Hospital's Chief Legal Officer, serves as the Sole Member’s Representative.

Atkins, JD

Portrait of Tammi <br />Ford

Tammi Ford is the Vice President of the Blount Partnership and volunteers with Leadership Blount, Harmony Family Center, and United Way. Ms. Ford serves as the Foundation's Secretary/Treasurer.


Portrait of Lea Anne <br />Law

Lea Anne Law served the University of Tennessee for 30 years in various roles, including Director of Healthcare Executive Programs at the Haslam College of Business, Director for Communications and Outreach at the UT Health Science Center Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, and Marketing Manager for UTK’s University Outreach and Continuing Education.

Lea Anne

Portrait of Greg <br />Wilson

Greg Wilson is the Community Market President for Maryville at First Tennessee Bank, and has been in the banking industry since 1990.


Foundation Staff

Portrait of Amy <br />Dunaway

Amy Dunaway is the Executive Director.


Portrait of