Ferguson joins GNTC board of directors and more Chattanooga-area career moves

  photo  Contributed Photo by Georgia Northwestern Technical College/ Tony Ferguson

Ferguson joins GNTC board of directors

Georgia Northwestern Technical College announced the appointment of Tony Ferguson to its board of directors in a news release.

Ferguson, Georgia Power's northwest regional director, leads the company's external operations in 16 northwest Georgia counties. He will be sworn in during the Feb. 7 board meeting, the release stated.

Since beginning his career with Georgia Power in 1987, he has held various roles in supply chain, distribution, transmission, sales, external affairs and safety. Prior to his current position, he served as Georgia Power's safety and health director, where he provided overall vision and leadership for the company's safety, health and industrial hygiene programs, according to the release.

Ferguson's community service includes serving as the 2016 chair of the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce and previously serving on the boards of Central Education Center, Communities In Schools of Coweta County Inc., Fayette County Education Foundation, Fayette C.A.R.E. Clinic, Fayette Chamber of Commerce and the University of West Georgia Newnan Advisory Board, the release stated.

Meagan Aiken joins CHI Pediatric Diagnostic Associates

Meagan Aiken, MD, has joined CHI Memorial Pediatric Diagnostic Associates.

  photo  Contributed Photo by CHI Memorial/ Meagan Aiken

Dr. Aiken received her medical degree from Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn., and completed her residency in pediatrics at Greenville Health System in Greenville, South Carolina, according to a news release.

Dr. Aiken has six years' experience caring for pediatric patients in clinic and hospital settings. She is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics,.

The practice has location downtown, in East Brainerd and in Ringgold, Georgia.

Manning joins East Ridge Residence as its community relations director

East Ridge Residence welcomes Logan Manning as community relations director at the independent living community located at 1417 North Mack Smith Road in East Ridge, according to a news release.

  photo  Contributed Photo by East Ridge Residence/ Logan Manning

In addition to managing the resident move-in process, Manning will be responsible for creating and maintaining positive relationships between the community and its residents, as well as with community partners and the general public.

"We are thrilled that Logan has joined East Ridge Residence," said executive director Amy Silvers in the release. "He has a passion to help seniors find quality, affordable housing that best suits their needs and allows them to thrive. His desire to learn and heart for seniors will serve him well in this new role."

Manning holds a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration from Lee University in Cleveland, having spent the past six years working in senior living in various capacities among varying levels of care, the release stated.

Cempa Community Care adds three new board members

Cempa Community Care announces two new appointments to the Cempa Community Care board of directors and one new addition to the Chattanooga CARES Foundation board of directors, Cempa's fundraising arm. Each of the directors will help advance the organization's mission to provide access to compassionate, high-quality, and culturally-sensitive preventive and primary healthcare services, according to a news release.

The new Cempa Community Care board members are:

-- Eilier Teruel, a wealth financial advisor at Merrill Lynch

-- Danny Waxenberg, a senior vice president for global financial planning and analysis at Unum

The new Chattanooga CARES board member is:

-- Chad Simmons, marketing specialist and team leader at Local 3 News WRCB

"Each new member brings a diverse mix of experience, knowledge, and perspective to our governing boards and we are honored to have their time and talents to ensure our mission is met.," said Shannon Stephenson, CEO at Cempa Community Care in the release.

Led by its board chairman, Robert Morris, Cempa Community Care's board of directors participates in the development of policy and major decision-making to ensure the organization has the resources that it needs to fulfill its mission. The Chattanooga CARES Foundation board of directors strives to make sure that Cempa is well-positioned financially to successfully operate and grow to meet emerging community needs. Both boards are composed of members who possess significant executive leadership accomplishments in healthcare, business, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector, the release stated.

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— Compiled by Brandi Dixon