Montague, Yurachek join Arkansas Children’s Foundation board

by Paul Gatling ([email protected]) 1,336 views 

Little Rock-based Arkansas Children’s Foundation, the fundraising arm for pediatric health system Arkansas Children’s, announced two new members to its board of directors on Monday (Jan. 3).

Trisha Montague and Jennifer Yurachek both started three-year terms on Jan. 1. They join 35 other members on the foundation’s board of directors.

Montague retired in April as executive vice president and interim chief operating officer at Arkansas Children’s. In October 2015, Montague was hired as senior vice president and inaugural chief administrator with the responsibility of overseeing Arkansas Children’s Northwest in Springdale.

Prior to joining Arkansas Children’s in 2015, Montague served as chief nursing officer at Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. She began as a nurse and spent her entire career in pediatric healthcare, working in different hospitals across the country.

Yurachek and her husband, University of Arkansas athletic director Hunter Yurachek, recently co-chaired the 2021 virtual Color of Hope Gala. The Color of Hope Gala, along with the Will Golf 4 Kids Tournament, helped raise more than $1.36 million to benefit hematology and oncology services at Arkansas Children’s Northwest.

Yurachek has worked in marketing and public relations with 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, is a member of the Philanthropy Club, a group of community advocates and philanthropists who work to learn more about local nonprofits to better understand the needs of the Northwest Arkansas community, does volunteer work for Cancer Support Home and has served on the American Cancer Society of Arkansas’ Suits & Sneakers Gala committee.