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Legacy Village of Cleveland, a premier assisted living and memory care community serving Bradley County, recently appointed Mendy Howard as the new resident services director.

Howard has been a licensed nurse for nine years and has worked in senior healthcare for 10 years at various skilled nursing facilities. Prior to her management positions, Howard worked as a CNA and a floor nurse. She is currently in school to receive her RN degree. In her new role, she oversees a team of nurses and caregivers to assist and care for residents.

"We are so excited to have Mendy join the Legacy Village of Cleveland team," said Shannon Alvey, executive director.. She is skilled at providing a high quality of care and services in which every resident is treated with honor and respect. We are confident that Mendy is a positive resource for our residents and their families."


New leader for NACS after founder's death

NACS and Medical Services, Inc. announced that it has appointed Dusty Bunton Vigil as president and chief executive, Darin Bunton as chief operations officer, Dallas S. Bunton Jr. as chief information officer and Becky Jackson as vice president of communications and marketing.

The new leadership jobs follow the appointments that Dallas S. Bunton, Sr. outlined prior to his death on July 3.

"We are fortunate to have individuals of Dusty, Darin and Dallas Jr.'s caliber and experience step up to lead NACS and Medical Services, Inc.," Jackson said. "We are at a critical moment and we need renewed leadership to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead. The Buntons are technology visionaries with a proven record of execution. Furthermore, as members of the leadership team for over 20 years, they have a solid understanding of our clients, products, services and markets."

Vigil said the company's "foundation of faith, integrity and service matter in today's business world" and make the difference where it operates.

North American Credit Services processes more than $2 billion a year in hospital bills.


Greater Chattanooga Hospitality Association awards employee stars

The Greater Chattanooga Hospitality Association awarded its 2019 Stars of the Industry awards to several managers and employees of Vision Hospitality Group for their contributions of leadership and service to their hotel, guests and community.

The winners included Kevin Korman, executive chef at The Edwin Hotel – Whitebird Restaurant, as Chef of the Year; Matthew Lawson, head bartender at The Edwin Hotel – Whiskey Thief, as Restaurant Employee of the Year; Scott Shepard, general manager of the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Chattanooga/Downtown, as General Manager of the Year; Steve Jennings, night auditor at the Hilton Garden Inn Chattanooga/Hamilton Place as Lodging Employee of the Year, and he Hilton Garden Inn Chattanooga/Downtown as the Community Service Award winner for the third consecutive year.


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Rudy Hausler, Katlyn Palmer earn health certifications

Siskin Hospital announces that Rudy Hausler has completed the requirements for the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification, and Katlyn Palmer, OTR/L, has completed the requirements for Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS).

Hausler is an information services manager/information security officer with the IS Department at Siskin Hospital. He is the first of his team to have achieved this challenging certification, which is awarded by EC-Council. Mr. Hausler has 10 years of IS experience.

Those holding the CEH certification are skilled professionals who understand and know how to identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems. While they use the same knowledge and tools a malicious hacker does, they do so in a lawful and legitimate manner.

Palmer is an occupational therapist in Siskin Hospital's Inpatient Occupational Therapy Department.



Johnson Audiology adds Madison Sakaan as audiologist

Johnson Audiology has added Madison Sakaan, Au.D., to its Chattanooga office.

Sakaan received her doctorate of audiology degree from East Tennessee State University and her bachelor of science in education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She graduated summa cum laude for both her graduate and undergraduate degree. Her clinical experience includes work at the University of Kentucky Medical Center's Department of Otolaryngology, Veteran's Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home Audiology Clinic, Johnson City Community Health Center's Audiology Clinic, Wautauga Hearing, Bristol Speech and Hearing Center; Mission Children's Hospital in Asheville, N.C., and East Tennessee State University's Speech and Hearing Clinic.

"Johnson Audiology is an audiologist-owned practice that is clearly making a significant positive impact in the Chattanooga area," Sakaan said. "I appreciate the fact that Johnson Audiology allows me to perform high quality hearing evaluations and fit hearing aids according to best practice."


Renny Whittenbarger named president of Tennessee Directors of Career Technical Education

Cleveland City Schools announces that Renny Whittenbarger, supervisor of career and technical education at Cleveland City Schools, has been named president of the Tennessee Directors of Career Technical Education (TDCTE).

Whittenbarger taught engineering classes at Cleveland High School for 15 years before becoming the CTE Supervisor in 2012. As a representative for all public schools in Tennessee, Mr. Whittenbarger will travel to Washington D.C. in August with Tennessee Department of Education representatives and attend the Advance CTE forum.

As a nonprofit organization,the Tennessee Directors of Career Technical Education seeks to promote and develop career technical education in the public elementary and secondary school systems of Tennessee.