Melody Richt joins Cosmetic board of directors
Melody Richt, who joined the Center for Facial Rejuvenation in January 2009, has been elected to the board of directors of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP).
Richt is a licensed and board-certified micropigmentation artist. She is also a licensed aesthetician specializing in medical aesthetics and a cosmetic laser specialist. She is celebrating 15 years of cosmetic practice this year.
Richt has undergone extensive formal training at the Southern Institute of Permanent Cosmetics and is also a lifetime member of the Certified Permanent Cosmetics Professional (CPCP). She holds a fellowship with the American Academy of Micropigmentation and has honed her expertise in beauty and aesthetic artistry for more than 40 years.
The SPCP and its members perform cosmetic tattooing and advocate for permanent cosmetics done with a focus on patient satisfaction and safety.
Harrison, Kapperman join Chambliss firm
Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. has brought on Peter Harrison and Cameron Kapperman to expand its estate planning and tax practice. Both attorneys practice in the estate planning area. Harrison puts extra effort toward counseling clients in elder law and special needs planning, while the majority of Kapperman's work is in estate administration.
' Harrison relocated to Chattanooga last fall after building his estate planning practice for several years in Connecticut. He holds an L.L.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center where he also received his certificate in estate planning. Harrison graduated from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of the South. He serves on the board for the Chattanooga Estate Planning Council.
' Kapperman is a Chattanooga native who returned to join Chambliss after graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2016. He previously graduated from Berry College. During law school, Kapperman was published for his commentary on wills and estates for The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, and he was awarded for the areas of advanced appellate advocacy, advanced trial practice, advanced legal research, civil pretrial litigation, immigration law, civil procedure and legal process. He has been admitted to practice in Tennessee and the Tennessee Supreme Court.
"We are pleased to have Peter and Cameron on the Chambliss team," said Greg Willett, chair of the estate and tax section at Chambliss. "Both bring a refreshing enthusiasm for serving our clients and catering to their unique needs, whether it involves estate administration, benefits planning or any other matter our estate, elder law and special needs clients may have."
Legacy names Boatwright to head clinical support
Melissa Boatwright has joined Legacy Senior Living, a Cleveland, Tenn.,-based management company of assisted living and memory care facilities, as director of clinical support.
Boatwright began her Legacy career in 2015 as the director of resident care of Legacy Village at Park Regency in Moultrie, Ga., where she ensured the highest quality of care and well being for residents and employees of that assisted living and memory care facility.
Last July, Boatwright was promoted to executive director of Legacy Village at Park Regency. She also initiated quality assurance calls for each of the Legacy Senior Living facilities.
Boatwright is a licensed RN in the states of Georgia and Alabama. She earned her associate of science degree in nursing in 2010 as well as her associate's in applied science in microcomputers in 2006.
"Melissa's long-time experience in nursing, coupled with her administrative skills as an executive director, makes her well-qualified for this new position. She will be visiting each Legacy Senior Living facility to better train and support the resident care directors and frontline caregivers," said Bryan Cook, chief operating officer of Legacy Senior Living.
Legacy Senior Living operates a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast specializing in independent living, assisted living and Alzheimer's care services.
Dr. Pippin joins CHI women's practice
Michael Pippin, M.D., has joined CHI Memorial Women's Health Associates.
Dr. Pippin earned his medical degree from University of Tennessee Medical Center where he completed an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Pippin is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and certified for da Vinci Robotic Surgical Systems.
"We are excited to welcome Dr. Pippin," said Glyn Hughes, president, Mountain Management. "His expertise in treating gynecological needs will provide women with the highest quality health care."
Dr. Pippin joins C. Ann Mashchak, M.D., Desiree Batson, Ph.D, APN-BC, and S. Marie Bell, APN, at CHI Memorial Women's Health Associates, providing comprehensive gynecological care. The practice has locations in Glenwood and Ooltewah.
Sustainability Pro of Year goes to Morrow
Ruby Falls President Hugh Morrow was named Sustainability Professional of the Year at the second annual Building Recognition in Chattanooga (BRIC) Awards co-sponsored by green|spaces, the American Institute of Architects of Chattanooga and the Sustainability Professionals of Greater Chattanooga (SPGC).
The BRIC Award was designed to recognize excellence, achievement and advancement in sustainable practices from an individual who has excelled in this profession and is reflective of SPGC's mission: promoting sustainability through the development of sustainability professionals.
Ruby Falls is committed to the reduction of its environmental footprint while providing a better experience for visitors. The goal is to lead and educate others in the local community about the importance of sustainability and protecting the environment.
Brown wins Barge merit award
Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., named John Brown, ASLA, one of its 2017 Dan Barge, Jr. Award of Merit recipients at the firm's inaugural employee banquet.
The Dan Barge Jr. Award of Merit, named after the company founder, was established in 1980 to recognize an employee for a specific extraordinary initiative above the normal duties of one's job in the prior year. Recipients are nominated by their peers and selected by the board of directors.
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