Powell Promoted to Life Care’s vice president of IT and PMO and more Chattanooga-area career moves

Sarah Powell

Sarah Powell promoted to Life Care’s vice president of IT and PMO

Sarah Powell, senior director of mission administration workplace (PMO) and administration for Life Care Centers of America, has been promoted to vice president of info expertise and PMO.

In this position, Powell will work intently with Gene Chastain, vice president of info expertise and cybersecurity, to oversee the corporate’s utility help groups.

“For the final virtually 14 years, Sarah has been one of essentially the most beneficial members of Life Care’s info expertise group,” mentioned Terry Leonard, chief info officer, who’s retiring. “Due to her wonderful accomplishments, she has been promoted quite a few occasions. In this new position on the vice president stage, she can have a important management affect.”

Powell was awarded Life Care’s Danette Henry Servant Leader Award in 2019.

“I benefit from the tradition right here at Life Care and really feel that it is my calling to be right here,” mentioned Powell. “My purpose is to present one of the best help and instruments for our nursing services and divisional and regional places of work. I’m wanting ahead to seeing what our IT division can accomplish as a workforce.”

Originally from New Milford, Connecticut, Powell has lived in Bradley County most of her life. She earned bachelor’s levels in enterprise administration and laptop info programs from Lee University in Cleveland.


Ashley Platzer joins CHI Memorial at Soddy-Daisy observe

CHI Memorial Medical group broadcasts Ashley Platzer, PA-C, has joined CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates – Soddy-Daisy.

Ashley Platzer

Platzer earned her grasp’s in doctor assistant research from Lincoln Memorial University, Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee. She additionally holds a bachelor’s in dietetics from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Platzer is licensed by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is an authorized Department of Transportation health worker.

Platzer joins John Dowlen, FNP-C, at CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates – Soddy-Daisy.


LifeSpring Community names new improvement director

LifeSpring Community welcomes Kathryn Briggs to the workforce as the brand new improvement director. Briggs has been tasked with equipping the native pediatric ministry to serve more kids and households in Greater Chattanooga with exemplary, holistic care and companies.

Kathryn Briggs

Briggs earned her bachelor’s diploma in enterprise from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and she brings eight years of monetary companies, consulting, and fundraising expertise to LifeSpring. A local of Chattanooga, she and her husband Michael have three kids and reside in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.

“I’m excited, referred to as, and dedicated to the ministry of LifeSpring,” Briggs mentioned.


Ronelle Sellers to head advertising, communications at CHI Memorial

Ronelle Sellers has been named market director of advertising and communications at CHI Memorial hospital in Chattanooga. Sellers succeeds Lisa McCluskey, who lately retired because the Memorial’s vice president for advertising and communications.

Ronelle Sellers

Sellers brings 30 years of expertise within the advertising area throughout a number of industries, together with healthcare. Most lately, she served because the director of advertising for Henderson, Hutcherson and McCullough accounting agency in Chattanooga, the place she led the advertising and communication methods for 20 years.

In 2007, Sellers based Southside Creative promoting company and led the workforce as managing director till 2020. During her time at Southside, the company’s portfolio included purchasers from a number of industries together with healthcare, accounting, retail, and nonprofits, amongst others. For these purchasers, Sellers developed and carried out model advertising methods and new enterprise improvement by conventional and digital media efforts.

Sellers has served as chair of the Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute and the Rotary Club of Chattanooga and at the moment serves on the Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association and the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce.

Sellers obtained her bachelor’s in enterprise administration and advertising from the University of Tennessee.


ANCA awards Mark McKnight as excellent new chief

Mark McKnight, president and CEO of Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, has been acknowledged by the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA) because the 2021 ANCA Outstanding New Leader. This award acknowledges a person who demonstrates management, professionalism, skilled improvement and creativity throughout the area of nature and environmental studying facilities.

Staff Photo by Matt Hamilton / Mark McKnight, president and CEO of Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, holds one of the timber obtainable as half of the Growing Resilient Neighborhoods program on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 on the Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center.

McKnight joined Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center in 2017 and has boosted revenues almost fivefold prior to now 4 years by new memberships, grants, earned income and donations. In the three years prior to McKnight’s arrival, Reflection Riding’s income had dropped by almost half, the board of administrators was shrinking in dimension and the group was nonetheless composed of two separate organizations.

“Mark has been an advocate for the outside and our pure assets for a few years,” mentioned Santosh Sankar, board chair at Reflection Riding. “Under his management, this group has come to date, and we’re actually enthusiastic about the place Mark will take us sooner or later.”

McKnight has maintained a robust involvement in ANCA, recurrently attending Annual Summits and serving on the ANCA Marketing Committee. He additionally serves on the boards of Lula Lake Land Trust, Cumberland Trails Conference, Thrive Regional Partnership and Chattanooga Lion’s Club.

“I first met Mark in 2018 on the Dream Big Summit in McAllen, Texas, and was instantly impressed together with his professionalism and enthusiasm,” mentioned Jen Levy, ANCA govt director. “It was apparent that he would do nice issues for his nature middle and for ANCA.”


CO.LAB provides Chloé Morrison to head communications

Longtime journalist Chloé Morrison has been named director of communications for The Company Lab (CO.LAB), a nonprofit group supporting entrepreneurs and startups throughout southeast Tennessee.

Chloe Morrison

Morrison is a veteran communicator who coated startups within the Scenic City for the previous seven years at media startup Nooga.com. She will lead CO.LAB’s messaging, branding and public relations, working intently with CEO Lindsey Cox and different management workforce members.

“We’re excited to have Chloé be part of the workforce as we evolve and proceed to help native entrepreneurs and startups,” Cox mentioned. “She’s been a eager observer of town’s startups by her reporting and will convey expertise, information and enthusiasm to the position.”

Morrison beforehand labored on the Chattanooga Times Free Press and additionally teaches media writing on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

“I’ve all the time admired The Company Lab’s work, and I’m thrilled to get to be an element of what’s subsequent for this unbelievable nonprofit,” Morrison mentioned.

Cox, who assumed her position as CEO in April, is main the nonprofit group by a post-COVID-19 surroundings that has reworked the best way entrepreneurs all over the place work. Cox mentioned the long run is more and more reliant on expertise, and Chattanooga , which payments itself as Gig City, has been on the innovative of innovation for more than a decade.

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