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Three surgeons join CHI Medical Group

CHI Memorial Medical Group has added John L. Gwin, Jr, M.D., Daniel L. Heithold, M.D., and J. Andrew Lovette, M.D. to CHI Memorial Surgical Associates.

Dr. Gwin received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham. He completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Gwin is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Heithold received his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta. He is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and trained to perform robotic-assisted surgery.

Dr. Lovette received his medical degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University and completed his residency in general surgery at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Virginia. He is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and trained to perform robotic-assisted surgery. Dr. Lovette began his career in Mississippi before moving to the Chattanooga area in 2007.

Dr. Gwin and Dr. Heithold join Walter B. Rose, M.D., at CHI Memorial Surgical Associates – Chattanooga.

Dr. Lovette joins Christina Parkhurst, M.D., FACS, at CHI Memorial Surgical Associates – Hixson.

Jackson joins board for MAU Workforce Solutions

Don Jackson, a former president of manufacturing for the Volkswagen Group of America in Chattanooga, has been named to the board of advisors of Management Analysis & Utilization, Inc. (MAU Workforce Solutions).

Jackson worked for Toyota for 21 years, holding a number of leadership positions, before joining VW and working there until his retirement in 2012. Following retirement, Jackson also established the Jackson Management Group, LLC. Jackson will be joining eight other members of the board.

Natalie Martin joins Heed PR full time

Natalie Roy Martin, formerly a PR and marketing director at Collier Construction and production team lead at Crash Creative, has joined Heed PR to oversee daily operations and project management.

Martin co-founded Heed PR in Chattanooga this spring along with her husband, David. Her move into a daily role has been expedited by the agency's rapid first-year growth.

"Our original goal was to be able to start talking about what it would look like for Natalie to jump in full time at the end of our first year," said David Martin, co-founder at Heed PR. "But in the middle of our second month, it became clear that her move was going to have to happen much sooner."

Heed PR works with clients in a multitude of industries, including information technology, software-as-a-service, commodities, logistics, unmanned aerial systems, consumer products, and more.

"The growth of the agency has exceeded even our wildest expectations, to the point that one of my most immediate goals is to build out our contracted creative team so we can meet the needs of our ever-expanding roster of clients," Natalie Martin said.

Signal Mountain manager added to WWTA board

Signal Mountain Town Manager Boyd Veal has been appointed by the Town Council to serve on the WWTA board. He replaces Dick Gee who has moved outside of the town limits of Signal Mountain.

Veal has more than 25 years of experience on Signal Mountain. He began his career as a patrol officer and rose through the ranks to become chief of police in 2004. He held that position for 10 years until he was appointed town manager in 2014.

Veal has been a member of the Chattanooga Area Regional Council of Governments, serving on the Hamilton County Joint Economic and Community Development Board, is an executive board member of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County / North Georgia Transportation Planning Organization and is a board member of the Hamilton County Emergency Communications District.

"The aging and deteriorating sewer system on Signal Mountain creates significant challenges," Veal said. "I'm looking forward to working with the WWTA to find ways to improve services while meeting our regulatory commitments."

Total Health Chiropractic adds Topel as clinical director

Total Health Chiropractic has added Chris Topel, D.C., as clinical director and treating chiropractor at its Fort Oglethorpe location.

Dr. Topel has worked with athletes at the local, regional, national and international levels, including the Ironman, World Triathlon Championship, U.S. Track & Field, and the Olympic Games.

Dr. Topel attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, where he majored in pre-medicine studies. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Doctorate degree in Chiropractic Medicine from Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri. Before coming to Total Health Chiropractic in May, Dr. Topel served as chief operating officer for Northside Neighborhood House.

Dallas named to head enrichment at Legacy Village

Bridgett Dallas has been named life enrichment director at Legacy Village of Cleveland, an assisted living and memory care community in Bradley County that is scheduled to open in October.

Dallas began her 28-year career in healthcare as a Certified Nursing Assistant with the American Red Cross. More recently, she served four years as a lifestyle director for a Chattanooga area senior living facility and eight years as a billing coordinator at Life Care Home Health/Affinity Hospice of Life in Cleveland.

"Bridgett's passion for impacting the lives of seniors is positively infectious," said Shannon Alvey, executive director of Legacy Village of Cleveland.

CHI Medical Group adds Dr. Evitt

CHI Memorial Medical Group has added Emily Evitt, M.D., at CHI Memorial Women's Health Associates. Dr. Dr. Evitt received her medical degree from University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis. She completed an internship and residency at Atlanta Medicine Center. Dr. Evitt is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also certified on the da Vinci Surgical System.

Dr. Evitt has previously worked as an obstetrician/gynecologist in Knoxville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Huntsville, Alabama; and Norwalk, Ohio.

Still joins FirstBank as relationship manager

Stephen Still, an experienced banker and longtime Chattanooga resident, has joined FirstBank Hamilton Place as a relationship manager.

"With 34 years of banking experience in the Hamilton County market, Stephen embodies FirstBank's commitment to providing our customers with bankers who have strong ties to the community," said Jim McKenzie, Chattanooga city president.

Prior to joining FirstBank, Still was a senior commercial lender, where he developed new commercial relationships while managing the special assets division. He previously served as a commercial lender and business banker at community banks in the area.

Still is a graduate of the University of Virginia, Monroe Graduate School of Banking. He has completed Tennessee Bankers Association Programs for Commercial Lending and Credit Analysis. Still is a member and deacon of Brainerd Baptist Church.

Tucker heads Tennessee Realtors

Kathy Tucker, managing broker of Crye-Leike Realtors in Chattanooga, was recently installed as the 2019 president of the Tennessee Realtors, the statewide association of real estate agents across Tennessee.

Tucker, CRS, GRI, is a veteran of 40 years as a Realtor and is a member of Greater Chattanooga Realtors, where she previously served as president in 2004 and 2006. Tucker was named the 2004 Realtor of the Year by the Grater Chattanooga Association of Realtors and in 2015 was honored with the George Kangles Community/Citizenship Award. She is a member of the Women's Council of Realtors and Certified Residential Specialists (CRS).

Tucker has served as a volunteer leader for Habitat for Humanity, the YMCA and United Way and she is a recipient of Crye-Leike's Good Neighbor Award.

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