Jon McCullers, MD, interim senior executive associate dean of Clinical Affairs and chief operating officer for the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been selected as a 2020 Dream Hero Award recipient by the Legacy of Legends Community Development Corporation.
The Legacy of Legends Community Development Corporation is a grassroots organization dedicated to decreasing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), gang and youth violence, family violence, and poverty in Memphis.
Dr. McCullers, who is also professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at UTHSC and pediatrician-in-chief of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, will receive his award during the organization’s Dream Hero Breakfast on April 4. It will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon at The Great Hall, 1900 S. Germantown Road, Germantown.
The event will recognize 21 individuals for their contributions to Legacy of Legends’ fund-raising efforts and work to reduce ACEs. They include former Memphis Mayor AC Wharton, Memphis Police Department Director Mike Rallings, and Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dr. Joris Ray.
“Our community and city is blessed to have a compassionate and dedicated leader such as Dr. Jon McCullers,” said Charlie Caswell, executive director of Legacy Of Legends Community Development Corporation. “His work to help make children’s lives better is to be commended.”