Joan Cronan has served for the past twenty-eight years as University of Tennessee Women’s Athletics Director. Under her leadership the Lady Vols became one of the most visible and well-respected programs in the country, amassing ten NCAA national championship titles, forty-six top-five NCAA finishes, and twenty-nine Southeastern Conference regular-season championships.A native of Opelousas, Louisiana, Cronan first came to Knoxville in 1968 to teach at the University of Tennessee and coach women's basketball.
For four decades, the University of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball program has been among the nation's elite and has helped change the national perception of women's college basketball.
That’s thanks in large part to Pat Summitt, head coach emeritus, who won eight NCAA Championships and 32 combined Southeastern Conference titles during her 38 years as the team’s head coach. Her career won-lost record was an amazing 1,098-208.
Mary Ann Malack-Ragona joined what is now known as the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. (ADRC) in February 2003, and in 2004 opened The Neuwirth Family Care Center within the agency’s Ronkonkoma office. In 2011 Ms. Ragona moved the agency to a 9000 square foot facility, adding The Mickey & Felice Neuwirth Care Center as a critical care component to the new Resource Center. In 2011 Ms. Ragona also opened a satellite office in Southampton, bringing much needed services to the East End of Long Island. Ms.