Six new board members join St. Luke’s foundation

Published 6:07 pm Thursday, March 31, 2011

St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation recently announced six new members have joined the foundation’s board of trustees: Petra Harrelson, Don Hofmann, Patty Holl, Beth Laughridge, Joyce Moffatt and Paul Sutherland will each serve three-year terms.
“We are fortunate to have these individuals join our board,” said Norm Powers, chair of the foundation’s board of trustees. “Their experience and knowledge will be a tremendous benefit as we work to support our community hospital.”
Petra Harrelson

Petra Harrelson

Petra Harrelson is a client development manager for Attorneys Title Insurance Company. She lives in Green Creek with her husband Edward and two young sons, Alexander and Eric. A native of Frankfurt, Germany, she came to the United States as a Fulbright scholar in 1989. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill and graduated with a master’s degree in history in 1991. Over her business career she has held various marketing, sales and public relations positions.
Harrelson has been a member of the Rotary Club of Tryon since 2008, serving as the youth director for the past three years. Starting in June, she will chair the youth exchange committee. She is a member of Tryon Presbyterian Church, where she has served on the pastor nominating committee and is an active Stephen Minister. For the past two years she and her family have been hosts to AFS exchange students attending Polk County High School.
Don Hofmann

Don Hofmann

Don Hofmann is a semi-retired marketing consultant working with Louisville Bedding Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of mattress pads.  Prior to this, Hofmann held senior marketing positions at The Simmons Bedding Company from 1995 to 2004, initially as vice president of advertising and subsequently as senior vice president of marketing.
With an undergraduate degree in marketing and finance from Georgetown University and an MBA from Wake Forest University, Hofmann is a board member of the Polk County Public Library, the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce and KidSenses Children’s InterACTIVE Museum in Rutherfordton, N.C. Hofmann lives in Mill Spring with his wife Denise and has a son in Atlanta, Ga.
Patricia Murphy Holl

Patricia Holl

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Patricia Murphy Holl is a former teacher and retired certified addictions specialist. She has a bachelor of arts degree from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio, and holds a master’s degree in education from Michigan State University. With Dale, her husband, she is co-owner of Darling Bolt Company in Warren, Mich.
Holl was part of the team that helped bring Pavillon (Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center) to Mill Spring in 1996. In December 2010, Holl retired from the Pavillon board of directors.
She has also served on several other community boards, including the Polk County Library Board and the Upstairs Artspace board. Since retirement, painting (water media) has become a favorite pastime. She and her husband live in Bright’s Creek.
Beth Laughridge

Beth Laughridge

As a former executive director of The Charles Lea Center Foundation in Spartanburg, S.C., Beth Laughridge is no stranger to fundraising. She also served in a variety of capacities on the board of The Charles Lea Center including president, vice president, secretary and chair of several committees and as a spokesperson for the center as a parent and advocate of people with disabilities.
A former educator, Laughridge worked as a teacher for the Greenville County school system and later as an instructor at ICC in Columbus. She was also the former wellness and industrial health coordinator at St. Luke’s Hospital from 1990 – 1998.
Laughridge and her husband, Digit, reside in Campobello.
Joyce Moffatt
Joyce A. Moffatt’s career in theater management for the past 50 years was well utilized in her extensive responsibilities overseeing all aspects of the initial development, construction and day-to-day operations of the Music and Dance Theater Chicago, Inc. (The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater).

Joyce Moffatt

Moffatt attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she received an M.A. in theater and a B.A. in English literature. She also earned an honorary doctorate in humanities at the Professional School of Psychology in San Francisco, Calif. in 1991.
Moffatt, who lives in Landrum, serves on the board of directors of the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation, Chicago, Ill., and the Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon.
Paul Sutherland
Paul Sutherland has an extensive military career as an officer in the Navy. Sutherland served on six different ships, commanding several. He was selected for promotion to Rear Admiral in 1980. After retiring from the Navy in 1986, after almost 32 years of service, he accepted a position as a senior executive with Zenith Electronics.

Paul Sutherland

In 2004, he and Pat moved to Tryon Estates, where he has been active in volunteer activities locally including president of the Columbus Fire Department board, vice chair of both the House of Flags and Steps to Hope boards, American Red Cross volunteer, a member of the Western NC Chapter of the Military Officers of America, Rotary Club of Tryon and president of the Tryon Estates Resident Association. When not busy with volunteering, Sutherland enjoys his five grandchildren and golf.
St. Luke’s Hospital is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System of Charlotte, N.C., for specialized management expertise, experience with developing strong community-based clinical services, and participation in revenue and purchasing contracts. CHS is the largest healthcare system in the Carolinas and the third largest public system in the nation. St. Luke’s Hospital is a not for profit, acute care hospital.