Community nurse advocate joins Jewish Federation staff and more Chattanooga-area career moves

photo  Contributed Photo by the Jewish Federation/ B. Dawn Hildebrand

Community nurse advocate joins Jewish Federation staff

The Jewish Federation welcomes B. Dawn Hildebrand as a community nurse advocate. Hildebrand is an RN, BSN with work completed towards her MSN, according to a news release. She comes to the Jewish Federation with experiences as a clinical review expert for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee and as a staff nurse for Red Bank’s Life Care Center.

Hildebrand has more than 17 years in nursing ranging from the director of student health at the Baylor School and a registered nurse district case manager for Hamilton County Schools, to work in pediatrics and as a physical standards test assessor for a trucking firm.

As a community nurse advocate, Dawn provides advice and consultation to clients, as well as attending client doctors’ appointments, visiting rehab and hospital patients, and providing patient advocacy.

Hogstroms join CHI Memorial Internal Medicine Associates

Chattanooga natives Jeremy Hogstrom and Jermaine Hogstrom are returning to their hometown to join CHI Memorial Internal Medicine Associates - Chattanooga, Hixson Pike.

After graduating from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Hogstroms received their medical degrees from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Auburn, Alabama. They completed residencies in internal medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, where they serve as co-chief residents. They are members of the American College of Physicians.

Drs. Hogstrom joined CHI Memorial as student volunteers while earning their undergraduate degrees at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and were later hired as phlebotomists before entering medical school. Known as “Twin.Doctors.J” on TikTok and Instagram, they have more than 3 million followers between the two social channels.

Hannah Edwards joins CHI Memorial Chattanooga Internal Medicine Group

CHI Memorial Medical Group welcomes Hannah Edwards, MD, to the CHI Memorial Chattanooga Internal Medicine Group.

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Dr. Edwards earned her medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Ga. She completed an internal medicine residency at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Edwards is a member of the American College of Physicians, according to a news release.

Dr. Edwards joins R. Forrest Sowell, MD; Johannes DuPlooy, MD; Rachel Labovitz, MD; Holley Davis, MD; and Sarah Baker, MD, at CHI Memorial Chattanooga Internal Medicine Group.

CHI Memorial Foundation announces board of directors

CHI Memorial Foundation, the fundraising arm of CHI Memorial, announced in a news release the new officers and members of the board of directors for 2022-23.

Julie Brandao will continue her role as chair of the board of directors. Will Clegg will serve as vice chair, Lacy Burd will serve as secretary, and Patti Dungan will serve as treasurer.

Roshan Amin, Jim Cardwell, Mark Hite, Quincy Jenkins, and Pam McKenney are new members of the CHI Memorial Foundation board of directors. They join Jonathan Adams, Deanna Brown, Zac Brown, Rob Carden, Camille Daniel, Gina Dhanani, James R. Headrick, Jeremy Jenkins, Laura Ketcham, Steve McNally, Rick Partain, James Pesnell, Kelly Richardson, Betsy Washburn, Taylor Whaley and Chad Young.

CHI Memorial Foundation raised $6.1 million in fiscal year 2022 to support capital, equipment, programmatic, and outreach projects within CHI Memorial, according to a news release. All of the funds raised will stay in the local community, directly benefiting patients, providing access to health care and bringing new technologies to the region.

Millennium Bank partners with BrightBridge Captial

Millennium Bank is partnering with BrightBridge Capital to provide a $5 million line of credit to be used within the bank’s footprint to fund projects ranging from affordable housing to company start-ups, according to a news release.

Millennium Bank’s Chattanooga group provides services to businesses and individuals in southeast Tennessee along with those located in Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties in Georgia. The 15-year commitment will provide a long-range approach to meeting needs throughout the region. Funding to support local community development and under-capitalized businesses along with low- to moderate-income housing are just a few examples of projects that may qualify for funding, according to the release.

“BrightBridge and Millennium are two local institutions sharing an incredible track record of meeting the needs of those we serve,” Sam Jones, executive vice president and chief loan officer at Millennium, said in a statement. “Affordable housing is a huge issue in our markets and the funds we’re making available can assist in meeting those needs along with many others.”

Chambliss Law firm adds Clute to marketing, business development

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. weclomes Lindsey Clute to help support the firm’s marketing and business development department as the marketing and communications specialist, according to a news release.

  photo  Contributed Photo by Chambliss Law/ Lindsey Clute

“Lindsey has been quick to put her communication skills and creativity to work for our firm,” Marketing and Business Development Director Aricia Gallaher said in a statement. “She is responsible for translating our company’s business objectives into digital marketing strategies that promote and expand our firm’s national footprint.”

Clute will assist with creating new opportunities and promoting the firm through content generation, digital and social media campaigns, internal and external events, and media relations. With prior experience working for a local media group and various small business owners, she brings the skills and experience which will help the team serve more than 60 attorneys who provide comprehensive legal services for local, regional, and national clients.

Katie Wilson named McLemore wedding, events sales manager

McLemore welcomes to its event and wedding sales team Katie Wilson as the new event and wedding sales manager. The University of Alabama graduate and Atlanta native brings customer relations and marketing specialties to the position, according to a news release.

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Wilson formerly served as chief of staff for Cobbler Union, a luxury men’s shoe brand based in Atlanta and Spain. In that position, she developed a passion for people and drive for delivery that boosted the brand’s largest growth of online presence in the company’s history as well as the highest customer satisfaction ratings.

Prior to that time, she began her career with an internship at the Atlanta Business Chronicle supporting some of the city’s largest corporate and non-profit events. Wilson worked on ten annual events that showcased everything from the city’s 40 under 40 awards to Atlanta’s World Showcase & Governor’s International Awards. She also served as a fellow at the International Foundation in Washington, DC.

— Compiled by Brandi Dixon

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