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Behar heads finance at Maclellan Foundation

The Maclellan Foundation recently promoted Lee Behar to director of finance. Behar joined the Chattanooga-based foundation in 2006 and has served in multiple leadership capacities, including overseeing all its grant-making in Europe and Eurasia, and providing senior operating and financial leadership to the Generous Giving and Generosity Path entities.

In his new role Behar will be responsible for strategically managing and protecting the financial assets of the foundation.

"Lee Behar has been a valuable asset to The Maclellan Foundation over the past 12 years and this promotion to become our Director of Finance reflects the confidence we have in his ability to lead all aspects of our fiscal operations" said David Denmark, the executive director of The Maclellan Foundation.

Behar is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 25 years of experience in finance, accounting, strategy development and global outreach. Prior to joining The Maclellan Foundation, Behar served in leadership roles at Generous Giving, Perimeter Church, and Arthur Andersen & Company.


Siskin's Blount, Purcell earn SLP certifications

Eireann Blount and Charlotte Purcell, both speech-language pathologists in Siskin Hospital's Outpatient Therapy Services, have been awarded specialty certifications in the area of speech-language pathology.

Blount is now certified in Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, awarded by eSwallow USA. Electrical stimulation is a treatment technique for speech and swallowing disorders.

Purcell is now a Certified Lingraphica Technology Specialist. This certification was awarded by Lingraphica, a resource for communication devices.


Hardy certified as new home specialist

The Paula McDaniel Group announced that Kristen Hardy has completed the real estate industry's most comprehensive new home sales course to earn her national certifications as a Certified New Home Specialist as well as a Residential Construction Certified professional.

"These courses are recognized as two of the very best ever offered in real estate," Hardy said. "The training covered architectural design and planning, blueprint reading, topography, building site design, evaluating quality construction, materials, methods, construction terminology and scheduling."


Nurse practitioner joins CHI Integrative Medicine

Amber Smith has joined CHI Memorial Integrative Medicine Associates as an nurse practitioner.

Smith received an associate's degree in nursing from Excelsior College in New York and her master's degree in nursing from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale. She is board certified as a nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Smith has experience as a registered nurse in a hospital intermediate care unit and pediatric intensive care unit.


Archibald, Dumitru, Madison elected as law firm members

Miller & Martin welcomes Lynzi Archibald, Michael Dumitru and Alan Madison to membership in the firm.

Archibald and Dumitru are members of the Litigation Department and Madison being a member of the Corporate Department.

"Lynzi, Michael and Alan are recognized as knowledgeable and effective attorneys who are regarded by our firm as possessing the skills to handle complex matters and they exemplify the commitment to our clients, our profession, and our community for which we hope we are known," said Miller & Martin Chairman Jim Haley.

Archibald focuses her practice on healthcare fraud and abuse litigation, particularly the defense of clients in False Claims Act, Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Act litigation and investigations.

Dumitru is a commercial litigator with experience litigating complex commercial cases, contract disputes, claims between members of closely held companies, construction disputes and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy.

Madison focuses his practice on debt financing and mergers and acquisitions as a corporate attorney.


Fidelibus named manager of Signal Mountain club

Joe Fidelibus has joined the Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club as club manager.

Fidelibus began work in Chattanooga some 13 years ago as director of food and beverage for the Doubletree Hotel. He was most recently the general manager of the Mountain City Club for over seven years.

Prior to coming to Chattanooga Fidelibus was employed by Georgia Fine Restaurants Inc as director of operations for the Atlanta region for 22 years.


Steinhice is vice president for Mensa Foundation

The Mensa Foundation has appointed Charlie Steinhice, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and member of American Mensa for two decades, as vice president of its board of trustees.

Steinhice is the manager of Medicaid analytics and reporting at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. Outside of work, Steinhice is a certified testing proctor and a scholarship chair for the Chattanooga chapter of American Mensa. He also is an active volunteer for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, for whom he is the advocacy chair for the Chattanooga affiliate. He has served as chairman of the Chattanooga Neighborhood Network and on the Chattanooga Public Library's board of directors.

Steinhice has a master's degree in library and information science from the University of Tennessee and a graduate certificate in biomedical informatics from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he also earned a bachelor's in history and served as coach of UTC's Quizbowl team – a logical role for a former Jeopardy! contestant who is "interested in everything."

For more than 40 years, the Mensa Education and Research Foundation has advocated for intelligence by providing scholarships, promoting research, championing gifted youth, and empowering educators.

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