Gamma Pi Boulé Foundation
PO Box 11396
Chattanooga, TN 37401
Your downloaded 2023 applications for the Paul A McDaniel Golf Classic can be emailed to the Commitee Chairman Dr. John S Adams at email@example.com
The Gamma Pi Boulé Foundation Board members are well-established, socially active local philanthropic individuals who typically have shown board level expertise as well as genuine interest in the furtherance of the mission of this foundation.
John S. Adams, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
A native New Orleanian who graduated from the nationally acclaimed Xavier University of Louisiana. From there he attended and graduated from Tulane University Medical School. Following graduation, he served eight years in the United States Navy, including four years of training in San Diego, California in Obstetrics & Gynecology and two years as Ship’s Medical Officer on the USS Proteus, Guam. After completing his last duty station at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, he and his family moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he has been in private practice since 1995.
Dr. Adams has been Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Parkridge Health System and Medical Director at Physicians Surgery Center of Chattanooga, a position which he currently holds. He has served on the Parkridge Medical Center’s Board of Governors and currently serves on Physicians Surgery Center of Chattanooga’s Board of Governors and Medical Executive Committee.
Dr. Adams is listed in Personalities of The South and Young Community Leaders of America. He was recently honored by The Global Directory of Who’s Who, Top Doctor Lifetime and is the recipient of The Patients’ Choice Award, Chattanooga.
He is married to his high school sweetheart, Annette. They are the proud parents of three adult sons and the grandparents of three.
Robert Clark, D.D.S.
Dr. Clark was born in Gibson County, Tennessee. He finished elementary school and junior high school in Joliet, Illinois. He graduated from high school in Milan, Tennessee. At Middle Tennessee University, he earned a double major in biology and chemistry. Subsequently, he received a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. At that time, he was the youngest person in the history of the program to receive a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. When he graduated in 1974, he was 23 years and 10 months old.
Dr. Clark has been practicing dentistry for over 45 years and he currently owns Greater Brainerd Dental, a private practice in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Outside of work, he is on the board of directors for SPLASH Youth ArtsBuild, he is chair of the board of directors for Polk-Clark School in Milan, Tennessee, and he serves on the board for the Chattanooga Area Dental Society as treasurer.
John Golden, M.D.
Dr. Golding is currently an Interventional Cardiologist with the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institution in Chattanooga. There he is the medical director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory and the director of interventional cardiology. He has been in this position form 2010 until present. Prior to this role he was with the Cardiovascular Care Center from 2006 to 2010 in Chattanooga. There he was working as an interventional cardiologist and was the director of nuclear cardiology. From 2004 to 2006, he was working as an interventional cardiologist with the Galen Medical Group in Chattanooga.
Prior to moving to Chattanooga, Dr. Golding was living in Rhode Island. There he was completing his general cardiology and interventional cardiology training at Brown University from 2000-2004. Prior to living in Rhode Island, he was completing his Internal Medicine internship and residency at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC from 1997-2000.
Dr. Golding holds degrees in Medicine from Meharry Medical College, and Bachelor of Science from Howard University. He was born in Washington DC and raised in the Maryland DC area. He now calls Chattanooga Home.
Candy C. Johnson, M.P.A
Johnson’s professional experience includes more than a decade leading in nonprofit, government, education and civic roles. A native of Clarksville, Tennessee, Johnson was the youngest member ever elected to public office for the Clarksville City Council, at 25 years old. Before taking on the helm of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga as its first female President and CEO in January of 2021, she served as the senior advisor to Chattanooga Mayor Berke. As senior advisor, she acted as a member of the Mayor’s cabinet and headed up community-focused initiatives to create sustainable partnerships and garner external investments to advance economic, racial and social equity — ultimately to improve the quality of life for more residents. During her tenure with the city’s administration, she also led the COVID- 19 Economic Recovery Alliance, co-created the Styles L. Hutchins Black College Student Fellowship and provided oversight for several Chattanooga Dream Economic Mobility initiatives and other public engagement efforts.
Prior to joining the City of Chattanooga in 2019, Johnson worked as an independent consultant offering services to nonprofit organizations in strategic planning, diversity and inclusion, resource development and educational advocacy. She also served as the policy director for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce before relocating to Chattanooga in July 2017, along with her husband and two children. Before embarking on her career in policy, Johnson served as executive director of a nonprofit organization, the Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation for seven years, turning it into a thriving foundation achieving more than 200 percent revenue growth and expanded programs benefiting students and teachers.
Johnson holds a bachelors degree in public management from Austin Peay State University and a Master of Public Administration from Murray State University. She is also a graduate of Leadership Clarksville, Leadership Middle Tennessee, the Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute and a current participant in the Harvard Young American Leaders Program. She has served as an adjunct professor in the University of Tennessee System and currently serves on several local and state boards such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Southeast Tennessee Local Workforce Development Board, University of TN Chattanooga Chancellor’s Multicultural Advisory Board, YMCA Y-CAP Board, among many others.
Mr. Joseph is the COO/CFO at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN. He entered the independent school sector after serving in financial leadership positions at higher education institutions. In 2000, he joined the Baylor School as Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer, where he oversees accounting, dining operations, bookstore, technology, security, transportation, auxiliary programs, and physical plant operations. His career in education includes 10 years in higher education administration. Dallas is the former Vice President of Finance at Fisk University in Nashville, Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan and Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina.
On the national level he has held leadership roles in the areas of financial and enrollment management and served as board chair of the NBOA (National Business Officers Association) and currently serves as Chair of the Enrollment Management Association and Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. He serves on numerous nonprofit and community boards including the Hunter Museum of American Art and Shaw University.
Mr. Joseph is originally from Beaumont, Texas. He is married to Tonya Joseph. He is the father of three adult sons, and they are grandparents of three.
Mrs. Tonya Lytle
Tonya Lytle is a Human Resources Consultant at BlueCross BlueShield where she enjoys working with over 6500 employees. She previously worked as a Senior Accountant and Financial Analyst at BCBST before becoming a Human Resources Consultant. Tonya has excelled in both professions for over 20 years. She is also a successful entrepreneur and committed community leader.
At Blue Cross, Tonya manages the retirement, benefit plans and “Employee Exit Interviews” to ensure all employees have a smooth transition plan. She currently serves as an administrator of the AIM Mentoring Program at Blue Cross, an ambassador of the Blue Cross Family Fund Employee Assistance Program, and a member of the Blue Cross Women’s Leadership Network Group.
Tonya is a well-respected entrepreneur. She’s the owner of a boutique bookkeeping business, which has contributed to the success of several small businesses. Tonya is committed to assisting small businesses with providing financial reports and identifying key areas for improvement. In addition to her bookkeeping business, Tonya is the co-owner of a real estate development and investment enterprise. She has been the owner of several businesses, such as The Mill – Event Hall, Chattanooga’s largest Event Hall with character, which was awarded “The Best of The Best” by Chattanooga Times Free Press for several years under her ownership. Tonya knows first-hand what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
Tonya is a true community leader and advocate for Chattanooga. She serves on several boards and works tirelessly on many committees of organizations within our community. She holds various leadership roles, such as Strategic Planning Chair of The Chattanooga Links, a Facilitator for the PEARLS Leadership Academy of Delta Sigma Theta, Co-Chair of Delta Academy 2.0, serving as a mentor to Orchard Knob Middle School young ladies, and currently serves as the Treasurer for Gamma Pi Boule Foundation.
Tonya holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Middle Tennessee State University. She continues to advance her skills by being a member of Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), Bookkeeping Business Launch and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA).
Tonya is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and The Chattanooga Links, Inc. She’s married to Travis Lytle, Sr. and they are the proud parents of one son, Travis Lytle Jr.
James Nunally, Jr.,M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Dr. James Nunally, Jr. is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, where he attended the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) . While at UAB, he majored in biology, minored in chemistry and was a recipient of the University Honors Scholarship. Also, he served as one of the founding members of the UAB Ambassadors which continues to this day to be an elite group of student leaders.
Dr. Nunally went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Alabama. He completed his residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. In 1990, Dr. Nunally established his medical practice in Chattanooga, Tennessee and continues practicing to this day. He has continually provided care to the indigent and underserved population as well as private patients through long-term community health center relationships and private office settings. At various points in time, he has been the OB/GYN Chief of Staff during his tenure with these centers.
At Erlanger Hospital, Dr. Nunally has served as the OB/GYN Chief of staff and as a member of the Medical Executive Committee. Also, he has been a member of the University of Tennessee clinical faculty involved with resident training for over thirty years and has received a favorite teacher designation.
Previously, Dr. Nunally was an Executive Committee Board Member for the Physician Surgery Center of Chattanooga. He presently serves on the Board of Habitat for Humanity, working on the Housing Selection Committee. He currently serves as president – elect for the Gamma PI Boulé of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and as a board member and website editor for the Gamma Pi Boulé Foundation Website.
He met his wife, Dr. Bess Ingram Nunally, at UAB. She is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Following her graduation they have worked together as a medical team with provision of quality, compassionate medicine as their mission and passion. They have two sons, James III and Julian, and one granddaughter.
Aaron D. Webb, Esq.
Mr. Webb has more than 25 years of wide-ranging professional experience, with the last 17 in senior healthcare services. He currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Senior Life Planner, LLC which he founded. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of CHI Living Communities which is a national senior living provider. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Morning Pointe Senior Living, where he worked closely with the owners of the company to develop, communicate, execute, and sustain strategic business initiatives in assisted living and memory care. Aaron began his career as an investment professional working at Fidelity Investments where he consulted with Fortune 500 companies on the importance of retirement planning. Upon graduating from Denison University, he obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee where he focused on business operations. Aaron is also a licensed attorney and has a business advisory and medical malpractice defense focus. In 2019, Aaron was selected to attend a cohort at Harvard School of Business where he studied the benefits of cross sector business collaboration. Aaron is currently on the board of directors of several non-profit organizations such as Chattanooga Boys Preparatory Academy and The Lyndhurst Foundation. He is married to R. Marie Webb, and together they have three daughters.
Dalya Qualls White
Dalya Qualls White is senior vice president and chief communications officer for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee which has more than 6,500 employees and serves more than 3.4 million members. She leads an integrated communications team responsible for public affairs, employee communications, brand and market strategy, consumer experience, marketing communications and community relations.
She also serves as executive director of the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation, which gives more than $10 million annually to communities and programs throughout Tennessee.
Qualls White joined BlueCross as director of corporate communications in 2019, leading the team responsible for internal and external communication strategies that reflect the mission-driven culture of BlueCross and its commitment to the health of the customers and communities it serves.
Before joining BlueCross, she served as communications manager with HCA Healthcare, where she directed the company’s proactive media strategy and oversaw the team that developed content for digital platforms. She worked with more than 180 hospitals to identify storytelling opportunities for employees and external audiences, securing national media coverage for many of those stories.
Previously, Qualls White served as deputy communications director for the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, where she held primary spokesperson duties and handled media strategy for related agencies. She previously served as public information officer for the department, supporting major initiatives for the state’s Highway Patrol, Drivers Services and Office of Homeland Security.
She earned a master’s degree in mass communications from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Gamma Pi Boulé Foundation is a premier institution in the Chattanooga region with a time-honored tradition of positively affecting our community through the provision of financial support to local organizations. These groups provide inspiration, motivation and scholarships, as well as long term relationships and professional development to the next generation of African-American leaders.
Paul A. McDaniel Boulé Scholarship Banquet 2023
On May 29, 2023, the Gamma Pi Boulé of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity awarded four scholarships for the 2023 Paul A. McDaniel Scholarship. These scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who reside in the southeast Tennessee region and who have been accepted to an accredited four-year college or university. The awards are based on high moral character, superior academic achievement, leadership skills, and a demonstrated willingness to use their talents to improve society.
This year’s winners were as follows:
·● Maurquez Thompson of Brainerd High School;
College choice – Stanford University
● Evan Haynie of the Baylor School;
College choice – Princeton University
● Joshua Adams of the Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences;
College choice – Middle Tennessee State University
● La’Nari Davis of the Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts.
College choice – Middle Tennessee State University
The program is designated as the Paul A. McDaniel Boulé Scholarship. It was named in honor of a distinguished former Gamma Pi Boulé member , Reverend Paul A. McDaniel. Reverend McDaniel was a retired pastor of the Second Missionary Baptist Church, a former Hamilton County Commissioner, as well as a legendary civic and community leader. Notably, He was one of the founders of the Gamma Pi Boulé and a staunch original supporter of this scholarship program. More importantly, he embodied the honorable qualities and characteristics that we aim to encourage, stimulate and instill into these young scholars. Since its inception, over $180,000 have been awarded.
On May 5, 2022, the Gamma Pi Boulé of Chattanooga, Tennessee held its annual Paul A. McDaniel Boulé Scholarship Banquet at the Chattanooga Trade and Convention Center. This event as well as its primary financial source the Paul A. McDaniel Scholarship Golf Classic both honor and commemorate Reverend Paul A. McDaniel. Reverend McDaniel was a widely respected community icon, religious leader, long time pastor, trailblazing political leader and official, as well as a civil rights leader with influence throughout the Greater Chattanooga region , the state of Tennessee and the nation. This was the first scholarship banquet to be held since Reverend McDaniel passed in August 2021.
This memorable event honored five local young African American male high school seniors for their outstanding academic achievements and community service. The program was attended by the students’ families and monitored by Wade Hinton, Esq.. A highlight of the event consisted of a fireside chat with Judge Curtis Collier., which was moderated by a past scholarship recipient Mr. Jalil Barnes. Judge Collier spoke of how he had risen from humble beginnings in the Mississippi Delta region of rural Arkansas during the 1950’s era of segregation to become the first and only Black United States District Judge in Eastern Tennessee. This conversation provided a forum for Judge Collier to not only vividly recount his life story but to also give eye opening life lessons to the scholarship recipients. The program was well attended and well received by all.
The winners of the Paul A McDaniel Boulé 2022 renewable scholarships were as follows:
The annual Paul A McDaniel Scholarship Golf Classic was held on May 10, 2022 at the historic Brown Acres Golf Course in Chattanooga, Tennessee. There was a festive atmosphere, good food, fun and fellowship all for a worthy and noble purpose. Through this event the Gamma Pi Boulé Foundation raised a record amount in excess of $65,000 to support the scholarships.
The 2021 Paul A McDaniel Boulé Scholarship Awards Program was held August 6, 2021, at the Chattanooga Trade and Convention Center in Chattanooga TN. The Scholarship is named in honor of recently deceased Archon (“Leader”) Paul A. McDaniel, a charter member of Gamma Pi Boulé. Archon McDaniel was a widely respected community icon, religious leader, long time pastor, trailblazing political leader and official, and civil rights leader with influence throughout the Greater Chattanooga region , the state of Tennessee and the nation. We were fortunate that Archon McDaniel was present with us at the Paul A. McDaniel (PAM) Boulé Foundation Classic Golf tournament earlier this year. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, he was unable to attend the Scholarship Awards Program Banquet for the first time. We lost Archon McDaniel on August 22, 2021, at the age of 91.
This year’s program was held in a COVID safe setting using strict guidelines. Attendance was restricted to the award recipients, their immediate family and Archons. The program was hosted by Archon Wade Hinton, committee chairman, featured an inspiration presentation from Archon Curtis Collier and a keynote presentation from Archon John Adams, chairman of the PAM Golf Classic. Introductions were done by Sire Archon Charles Bass and Sire Archon Elect Travis Lytle.
Archon Collier reviewed the plight of the Black male in society referencing their tendency to perform less well in academic settings leading to higher dropout rates and a greater likelihood of criminal behavior when lacking motivation and stimulation. He stressed the importance of self-confidence by highlighting Russell Wilson’s successful journey to becoming a superstar despite being told that he was too short to be a great NFL Quarterback. He reminded us that it was Archon WEB Dubois’ writings about the necessity of training men that lead to social action programs goals such as cultivation of the Black male, provision of scholarships that lift up and celebrate high academic achievements, and the significance of proving competent mentoring.
Archon John Adams gave a poignant rendition of his previously untold personal life story. He revealed how the impact of his complicated relationship with his father had affected him negatively as a young man. His mother, however, was a teacher and worked extra jobs to support the family. Although initially as a young man Archon Adams was a rebellious underachiever, he later married his high school sweetheart, started a family and quickly achieved academic excellence. He became an exemplary father, a respected naval officer and is now a successful Board-Certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist. He had learned and mastered “the true measure of a man”. Archon Adams encouraged the students to be purposeful and study like everything depended on them (not others). He told them to expect trials, victories, setbacks and a life of lessons to be learned.
The PAM scholarship supplies financial assistance to academically accomplished African American male high school seniors who reside in southeast Tennessee and who have been accepted to accredited four-year colleges or universities. Applications, written essays as well as interviews were used to judge the candidates. The candidates were screened using the “whole person concept” for high moral character, superior academic achievement, leadership skills and a demonstrated willingness to use their talents for the betterment of society.
This year’s winners are;
Samuel Ellis of The McCallie School receiving $3000
Elijah Parker of East Hamilton High School, receiving $2000
Jerrin Lowe if Ooltewah High School, receiving $1500
Joseph Dockery of The STEM School, receiving $1000
This program is primarily supported by The Gamma Pi Boulé Foundation Golf Classic. This years tournament was held at Brown Acres Golf Course in Chattanooga. Archon McDaniel was present and graciously welcomed each of the participants and sponsors. Thanks to an ever-growing list of sponsors and steady revenue, all current awards are annually renewable for four years if predetermined academic guidelines are maintained. Since its inception, over $100,000 have been awarded in scholarships.
We the members of Gamma Pi Boulé and Gamma Pi Boulé Foundation will always cherish the legacy and memories of Archon Paul A McDaniel.
In honor of this legacy, we aim to preserve the distinct honor and high praise associated with this scholarship so that it will serve as a reflection of his character and as an inspiration to all recipients.
Archon James Nunally, Jr
Gamma Pi Boulé Grapter 2021
Gamma Pi Boulé Foundation Wed Editor
What is the Paul A McDaniel Boulé Scholarship Classic?
The major fundraising source for the Gamma Pi Boulé Foundation has been the Paul A. McDaniel Boulé Scholarship Golf Classic. This event is held annually in the month of May at the Brown Acres golf course in Chattanooga,Tennessee. This event has been sponsored by an ever-growing list of local and regional businesses, organizations and individuals who support our mission. The most recent tournament in 2023 showed significant growth and raised close to $85,000. The awards have recently been expanded to support four individual four year scholarships. Annual renewal of these scholarships is based on predetermined academic criteria. As of 2022, more than $175,000 have been awarded since the inception of the program in 2013.
The Paul A. McDaniel Boulé Scholarship Golf Classic was rightfully named in honor of Reverend Paul A. McDaniel. Reverend McDaniel was a widely respected community icon, religious leader, long time pastor, trailblazing political leader and official, and civil rights leader with influence throughout the Greater Chattanooga region , the state of Tennessee and the nation.
2023 PAM Boulé Tournament Photos