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 more than 60 years, UT Health Northeast has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UT Health Northeast’s annual operating budget of $138.8 million represents a major economic impact of over $347 million for the Northeast Texas region. Since 2002, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research have been awarded more than $120 million in research dollars. As the academic health science center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond. UT Health Northeast is also the program sponsor of the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.