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Our Development Team

Jennifer C. Lamb

Jennifer C. Lamb
Director of Development

Jennifer is the Director of Development and develops strategic initiatives to support all philanthropic fundraising efforts and implementation for East TN Children’s Hospital.  She brings more than 15 years of experience, having worked most of her career in higher education.

She graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in sociology and received her M.S. Ed. with a concentration in psychological services from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jennifer is a native East Tennessean, a former patient at ETCH, and a mother to two adult children. In her spare time, she loves playing with her German shorthaired pointer, cooking, and decorating.

Teresa BoothTeresa Booth
Community Development Specialist

Teresa’s role as Community Development Specialist is coordinating major events for Children’s Hospital, our Children’s Hospital Golf Classic, Butterfly 5k/10k Run and Fantasy of Trees.  Teresa has 21 years’ experience coordinating the largest Christmas event in Knoxville, Fantasy of Trees.  She is responsible for recruiting community members, schools, and youth groups to donate and decorate more than 300 Christmas decorations/trees to sell at the event, manage the online volunteer recruitment program, signage, and other misc. parts to the event.

Teresa was born and raised in Knoxville and all three of her children have been to Children’s Hospital at some point in their childhood.  Her youngest was in the NICU for more than 6 weeks.  Children’s Hospital has a special place in her heart.   

Angie HowellAngie Howell
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Program Director and Cause Marketing Program Director

Angie is our Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Cause Marketing Program Director leading our strategy, engagement and fundraising with national and local partners in our 18- county service area.  She also oversees our Miracle Family program working with patient families as they share their journey with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital throughout our communities.

Angie brings more than 20 years of experience working with businesses and nonprofits in our community through sales, marketing, and fundraising.  She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a Knoxville native.  Angie enjoys spending time with her two young boys, family, and friends.

Maggie MorganMaggie Morgan
Annual Giving Officer

Maggie’s role as the Annual Giving Officer entails securing all sponsorships for Children’s Hospital’s major events throughout the year, developing and curating strategic direct mail pieces, managing a portfolio of annual givers, and pursuing major gifts. Maggie brings 4 years of experience in nonprofit development and has been tied to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital for more than 12 years as a patient, volunteer, and now employee. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and now lives in downtown Knoxville. She loves to travel, eat good food, be active, read, and be with her amazing family and friends.

Pat ScottPat Scott
Community Development Officer

Pat is the Community Development Officer responsible for special events at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital with more than 20 years’ professional experience in the field.  She plans, implements, and evaluates the events including Fantasy of Trees, Children’s Hospital Golf Tournament and the Butterfly Run 5k/10k, in addition to other related programs that support the philanthropy goals of Children’s Hospital.  She Graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a BFA in Graphic Design.  Before joining Children’s Hospital in 2011, she directed the events at Baptist Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital and Mercy Healthcare.  She lives in Knoxville with her husband Bobby and actively enjoys spending time with her two children and their families, which includes five grandchildren.

Meg SprouseMeg Sprouse
Community Programs Officer

Meg holds more than 17 years of healthcare leadership experience encompassing strategy for marketing and development with an emphasis on increased patient experience and care. She has worked with clients across the country, helping practices grow and evolve to meet the ever- changing demands of each healthcare landscape.

Meg Sprouse joined the development department of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in August of 2021 as the Community Programs Officer.  Meg exudes commitment to the public good and focuses to connect the community to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital by creating awareness of hospital need and impact.  She is passionate about working with people and enjoys building relationships with patients and families, hospital staff and supporters from the east Tennessee area.

Meg holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, Colorado. Meg serves on the Chapter at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral and enjoys any pastime outdoors, especially mountain biking with her husband and three sons.

Zaineb SaiedZaineb Saied
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Cause Marketing Specialist

As the CMNH and Cause Marketing Specialist, Zaineb works with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Program Director to engage, steward, and activate national corporate partners at the local level in the East Tennessee market. Zaineb also advises and oversees local CMN programs including Extra Life and VOLthon, dance marathon at the University of Tennessee.

Born and raised in Florida, she graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Nonprofit Management. It was at UCF where she concluded her Miracle Network Dance Marathon collegiate career acting as the Executive Director of Knight-Thon in her final year. As a new resident of Knoxville, she is excited for the opportunity to help bring Children’s Hospital to the next level.

Danni VarlenDanni Varlan
Grants and Legacy Planning Officer

After serving eleven years on the Children’s Hospital Board of Directors, Danni joined the development team in 2012. Devoted to the hospital that saved her son’s life in 1991, she has worked with major gifts and written grants to fulfill the greatest needs for our patients’ medical care.  Working with Thompson & Associates, Danni introduces donors and friends of Children’s Hospital to free estate planning services that leave a legacy to create a brighter future for the children in our community.

Danni is married to her husband, United States District Judge Tom Varlan, and loves spending time with their four adult children and their families, including 6 grandchildren.