Arkansas Children’s Foundation has added two new members to its Board of Directors. The Foundation announced Monday that Trisha Montague and Jennifer Yurachek were elected to 3-year board terms, beginning Jan. 1, joining 35 ACF board members who represent statewide communities served by Arkansas Children’s.
Montague, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, retired in April as executive vice president and interim chief operating officer at Arkansas Children’s where she held the executive responsibility for operational leadership and day-to-day system operations. Since 2015, Montague had served as senior vice president and inaugural chief administrator with the responsibility of overseeing Arkansas Children’s Northwest, its leadership and its pediatric healthcare in Northwest Arkansas. She began as a nurse and spent her entire career in pediatric healthcare, working in different hospitals across the country.
“With more than 35 years of service in pediatric healthcare, Trisha demonstrates passion and commitment to child health,” said Fred Scarborough, president of Arkansas Children’s Foundation. “Her strong affinity for Arkansas Children’s mission and vision make her an ideal candidate for board service. She is a dynamic, well-respected leader within the Northwest Arkansas community, Arkansas Children’s, and every organization she has touched throughout her career.”
Yurachek served as co-chair with her husband Hunter for Arkansas Children’s 2021 virtual Color of Hope Gala. The Gala, along with the Will Golf 4 Kids Tournament, raised more than $1.36 million to benefit hematology and oncology services at Arkansas Children’s Northwest.
Yurachek has worked in marketing and public relations, and holds a degree in speech communications as well as radio, communications and motion pictures. She’s actively involved in the Northwest Arkansas community where she is a member of Fayetteville High School’s Booster Club; Philanthropy Club; volunteers with Cancer Support Home; and has served on the American Cancer Society of Arkansas’ Suits & Sneakers Gala committee.
“There is no greater testament to Jennifer’s passion for children than the value she places in her family,” Scarborough said. “At the end of the day, parents want what’s best for their children—Jennifer is an incredible champion for children advocating for all of the children in Arkansas and beyond.”