New annual fund director joins UT Health Northeast fundraising team
May 18, 2014
The Office of Institutional Advancement at UT Health Northeast recently hired Candice Christian as its new annual fund director.
Ms. Christian has more than a decade of fundraising experience as the development coordinator and alumni director for the First Academy in Orlando, Florida, a Christian college-preparatory school that serves students from kindergarten through 12th grade.
In addition to managing the school’s annual giving campaign and school magazine, she oversaw all fundraising activities, including the Payne Stewart Benefit Golf Tournament.
Ms. Christian also held several leadership positions during her more than 20 years with AT&T. She has seven years’ experience in the healthcare field, working in medical practice, urgent care, and hospital environments.
For 65 years, UT Health Northeast has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, and primary care. Its annual budget of $150 million represents a major economic impact of over $350 million for Northeast Texas. Since 2004, scientists in the Biomedical Research Center have been awarded more than $122 million research dollars. As the university medical center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities across the state and beyond. It also sponsors the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. For more information, visit www.uthealth.org.