Past Board Members

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.