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Beebe Medical Foundation Welcomes Christian Hudson as Board Chair, Thanks Outgoing Chair Tommy Cooper

The Beebe Medical Foundation announces Christian Hudson as new chairman of its board of directors, and thanks Tommy Cooper, Tommy Cooperowner of Cooper Realty Associates, as he ends his term on October 31 after serving six years as chair and nine years on the board.

“It’s been a labor of love. When I started on the Foundation’s board nine year ago, the Foundation was in transition, and I’m proud of how we’ve built it into a well-oiled operation that it is today,” Cooper said. “Christian Hudson has my utmost of confidence. He has the intellect, character, and maturity well beyond his age to guide and lead the Foundation to the next level. I’m proud to be turning over the reins to someone who has great connections not only to Beebe Healthcare, but also to Sussex County through his heritage.”

Christian Hudson, originally from Milton, joined the board in November 2015. He is co-owner of Hudson Management, a boutique Christian Hudsonfamily-owned investment company, with his brother Jamin Hudson.

“I have big shoes to fill as the Foundation’s chairman, following Tommy’s exemplary direction,” Hudson said. “Tommy’s leadership has been transformative, and I can only hope I do half the job that he has done. As we transition into the public phase of the I Believe in Beebe campaign of Beebe’s expansion, I am excited to continue to strengthen our community support and partnerships. Philanthropy is critical to Beebe’s future. I’m honored to be leading the board during this unique place in time in Beebe’s history,” said Hudson.

In addition, Ann Raskauskas, owner of Bethany Area Realty, and Dr. Lyndie Hertrich, former Assistant Principal of Lulu Ross Elementary in the Milford School District, will be joining the Foundation’s board this November, as William Berry and Dr. Mouhanad Freih end their terms.Mr. Cooper & Mr. Hudson shaking hands.

“On behalf of Beebe Medical Foundation, we are so grateful to Tommy Cooper’s dedication and years of service as chairman of the Beebe Medical Foundation’s board of directors,” said Judy Aliquo, CFRE, President and CEO, Beebe Medical Foundation. “Tommy provided exceptional leadership and will be missed. We welcome Christian Hudson as the new chair and look forward to working with him and the other new incoming board members, Ann Raskauskas and Lyndie Hertrich, during this exciting chapter as we launch into our I Believe in Beebe campaign.”

For a full listing of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, visit: Hertrich & Ann Raskauskas

Photo Caption 1: Tommy Cooper, Current Chairman of Beebe Medical Foundation
Photo Caption 2: Christian Hudson, Incoming Chairman of Beebe Medical Foundation, current Board Member.
Photo Caption 3: (shown left to right) Tommy Cooper and Christian Hudson pose together.
Photo Caption 4: (shown left to right) Incoming Beebe Medical Foundation Board Members, Lyndie Hertrich and Ann Raskauskas