Erlanger Kidney Transplant Center hires Dr. Alan Koffron as surgical director
Dr. Alan Koffron has been hired as the surgical director of the Erlanger Kidney Transplant Center. In his new role, Koffron will work alongside Dr. Kenneth Kokko, kidney transplant center program and medical director.
Both Koffron and Kokko will be responsible for quality initiatives within the program, maintenance of translation protocols and interaction with the global transplant community.
Koffron earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Following medical school, he completed residency training in general surgery at Chicago Medical School University of Health Sciences. Dr. Koffron completed two fellowships – a multiple-organ transplant surgery and hepatobiliary surgery fellowship at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago and a pediatric liver transplant surgery and hepatobiliary surgery fellowship at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
"Dr. Koffron is an incredibly accomplished individual and physician, and I believe he will be a superb addition to the kidney transplant team," said Tanner Goodrich, Erlanger's vice president of operations. "He has extensive knowledge in multi-organ transplant surgery, and we expect this to be a great asset to our program."
Katherine McClellan, MD, joins CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates in Ringgold
Katherine McClellan, MD, has joined CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates in Ringgold, Georgia. Dr. McClellan received her medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, and completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
McClellan is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Board of Family Medicine and the Obesity Medical Association. During her undergraduate and medical education, Dr. McClellan worked as research assistant at the University of South Carolina College of Medicine, where she focused on NIH-funded grants related to the development of gene therapies to treat epilepsy. She most recently served as steering committee head for University of Alabama College of Community Health Science's group prenatal care study, where she led program development and management along with evaluating community interest in a novel approach to prenatal care.
Matthew McKenney named administrator for HHM Wealth Advisors
HHM Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor firm based in Chattanooga, has added Matthew McKenney as client service administrator.
McKenney joined HHM Wealth Advisors after earning a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Rhodes College. A graduate of Baylor High School, Matthew went on to play collegiate golf, and still competes in amateur tournaments. He had several internships over the last four years, preparing him to serve as client service administrator.
"We are excited to add Matthew to our team," said Travis Hutchinson, HHM Wealth Managing Partner. "When we have the opportunity to bring a college graduate back to our city, it is a win-win for all involved."
E'tienne Easley heads development for Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga
Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga has added E'tienne Easley to its team in the fight against family homelessness. As the director of development, Easley will lead the work of fundraising and grant writing, as well as managing communication efforts.
Family Promise is a nonprofit organization that offers four programs to prevent, reduce and end family homelessness in the Chattanooga area. These programs help families and veterans become stable, employed, housed and linked to supportive and follow-up services to ensure a successful return to self-sufficiency through community partnerships.
"Our team is thrilled to have E'tienne join us," says Jackie Clay, executive director of Family Promise. "With E'tienne's experience and expertise, we can help even more families achieve and sustain independence in Chattanooga."
Easely is a certified grant writer, and her background includes being Hamilton County Department of Education's family partnership specialist, community engagement manager and health program manager, as well as the employment career specialist at Signal Centers.
Easley graduated with a bachelor's degree in speech communication and theatre from Tennessee State University in 2000. She earned her master's degree in administration from Central Michigan University in 2006.
Second Story Real Estate Management expands with three new Hires
Second Story Real Estate Management, a Chattanooga-based property management group, is expanding with the three new hires — Pamela Nease, Anne Najjar and Brian Chadwick.
Nease is a 17-year veteran of the real etate industry and has been a developer, landlord and property manager of a 24,000-square-foot medical office building for the past decade. She will be mainly working on medical office buildings and medical space with Second Story.
Najjar brings over 15 years of commercial investment, development and brokerage experience to her new job. In 2018, CoStar awarded Najjar their Power Broker award for being a top broker for the Chattanooga area. Najjar will be mainly working on retail, restaurant, medical and office representation, as well as investment, acquisition and disposition with Second Story.
Chadwick joined Second Story with 20 years of experience in commercial real estate specializing in the acquisition, disposition and financing of shopping centers and office buildings. When he was the director of finance and dispositions for a publicly-traded REIT, he was responsible for the underwriting, marketing, negotiating and closing of over $2 billion in property sales and loans. Chadwick will be mainly working on retail, restaurant and office spaces with Second Story.
"With their collective 50 years of extensive real estate experience, we are stronger as a team and in an excellent position to continue to grow our firm." Tiffanie Robinson, founder and CEO of Second Story, said in an announcement of the new hires. "As Chattanooga continues to grow, Second Story could not be more excited for the opportunities to contribute to the vision of the future."
Second Story Real Estate Management launched in the fall of 2016. The team manages The Tomorrow Building, 10 North, The Edge, J. Martin Building, 901 Riverfront Parkway, The Lyerly Medical Pavilion II, among other properties.
Kevin B. Wilson Law Offices relocates
Kevin B. Wilson Law Offices has relocated to 6148 Lee Highway Suite 115, and will share office space with former Judge Neal Thomas, his son Michael Thomas, and Al Secor.
The firm was originally organized as Wilson & Wilson in 1982 with Kevin and Scarlett Wilson comprising the firm and will revert to the "Wilson & Wilson" name except the firm will now be composed of Kevin Wilson and their son Seth Wilson who graduated from UT Law School in 2016 and has been with the firm since then. Seth is a graduate of Baylor School and UTC as well. They will continue to offer a variety of legal services in both civil and criminal areas.
— Compiled by Brandi Dixon
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