Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation Announces Three New Board Members


The Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation is pleased to announce that Jimmy Wheeler, Jeff Younginer and Sydney Boerner will join the Foundation as board members.

“We are excited to welcome Jimmy, Jeff and Sydney as members of the Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation,” said Gordon Ferguson, President and CEO, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford. “All three have deep community ties and years of experience in leadership roles. We know they will each be a tremendous asset to our board.”

Wheeler has been a financial adviser for Edward Jones since 2017. Prior to that, he worked in the real estate industry for eight years. Wheeler is on the board of CASA Murfreesboro and is an active member of the Experience Community Church. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and playing music, along with spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Younginer has worked for Nissan North America since 2006 and currently serves as the vice president of Manufacturing for the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in administrative management from Clemson University. He is a member of The Village Church and is in his sixth year of service in the Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity chapter. He enjoys woodworking, hiking, and cooking with his wife and two daughters.

Boerner retired from the Murfreesboro Anesthesia Group in 2014, and devotes her time to volunteering in the community. She was co-chair of the Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford capital campaign with her late husband Dr. Jim Boerner, was a past volunteer in the NICU of Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford and serves on the advisory board of Alive Hospice of Murfreesboro. She has also served as President of Charity Circle of Murfreesboro.  She is an active member of First United Methodist Church, and when she is not busy volunteering, she can be found spending time with her three children and nine grandchildren.

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