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The APEX Institute Founders

Mr. Gary Shorb

Mr. Gary Shorb is the Executive Director of The Urban Child Institute. Mr. Shorb retired as CEO from Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in 2015. Before his tenure with Methodist, he served as president of the Regional Medical Center in Memphis.


In addition to his work at The Institute, Mr. Shorb also serves on the boards of Shelby Farm Park, the Soulsville Foundation, Crosstown High School, and The University of Memphis Foundation Board, Overton Park Conservancy, and Tennesseans for Early Childhood Education. He also serves on the board of the publicly traded Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA).