Reanetta Hunt Named New Leader of Baptist Health Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

Reanetta Hunt, Baptist Health Foundation
Reanetta Hunt, Baptist Health Foundation
Dr. Shayna Wood, Conway Regional Health System
Dr. Shayna Wood, Conway Regional Health System

Reanetta Hunt has been selected as the new chief development officer and CEO of the Baptist Health Foundation in Little Rock.

Hunt will oversee the organization’s efforts to improve the health and well-being of Arkansas families and communities through programs and projects within the Baptist Health system, including scholarship awards, the BHealthy initiative and the Baby Project, which funds lifesaving equipment for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Baptist Health in Little Rock.

“Reanetta brings an incredible depth of experience with more than 25 years working in nonprofit leadership capacities addressing some of the more challenging aspects of development and fundraising,” said Troy Wells, president and CEO of Baptist Health. “I am convinced that with her proven leadership and vision, Reanetta will bring about innovative, inspiring solutions to some of the specific challenges that are unique to the Baptist Health Foundation.”

Hunt previously was CEO of the Chicago State Foundation and was interim vice president of advancement at Chicago State University, where she instituted successful marketing, branding and fundraising campaigns and developed a blueprint for re-engaging alumni and fostering community engagement. She has also served as a reporter and anchor, television general manager, corporate communications vice president and nonprofit executive director.

Hunt earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a master’s in education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and a certificate in nonprofit management from the Harvard Kennedy School.

She has served on numerous boards and commissions, including the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association, Urban Gateways Center for Arts Education, DuSable Museum of African American History, Memphis Film, Tape & Music Commission, Tennessee Gaming Commission and the state of Illinois Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission. She has also received national recognition for her charitable work with at-risk youth and families.

Dr. Shayna Wood is the newest pediatrician to join the medical staff of Conway Regional Health System, serving at TLC Pediatrics in Conway.

Wood earned her medical degree and completed a neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and completed her residency in pediatrics at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and UAMS. She is board-certified in pediatrics and is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Kathy Tynes has been appointed executive director of the Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff.

Tynes previously was director of fiscal operations of the organization. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration, a certificate of nonprofit management and a master’s in public administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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