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Contributed Photo by Siskin Children's Institute/ Dr. Cindy Chestaro

Chestaro named chief medical officer for Siskin Children's Institute

Siskin Children's Institute announced in a news release this week the appointment of Dr. Cindy Chestaro as chief medical officer, effective May 1. In her new role, Dr. Chestaro will lead all aspects of our medical services delivered in both our Chattanooga and Nashville locations.

Since joining Siskin Children's Institute in September 2019, Dr. Chestaro has been instrumental in increasing access to medical care for children and families and will continue to work with senior leadership team to assure a clinical presence in management decisions.

"Together along with our amazing clinical providers, dedicated nursing team, and administrative staff who are committed to serving our mission, I am confident that our medical services at Siskin Children's Institute will continue to grow, innovate, and deliver exceptional care throughout Tennessee and the surrounding areas," said Derek Bullard, president and CEO of Siskin Children's Institute.


Partnership's director of victim support services wins statewide recognition

Carmen Hutson, director of victim support services for Partnership for Families, Children and Adults, received the 2022 Voices for Victims Award at a recent ceremony. The award was given to Hutson as part of National Crime Victim Rights Week in recognition of her outstanding service on behalf of victims of crimes.

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Contributed Photo by Partnership/ Carmen Hutson

"Carmen epitomizes the essence of this award and has demonstrated this type of service and support for years in our community," said Pam Ladd, Partnership chief executive officer, in a news release. "Our entire Partnership team joins me in congratulating Carmen for her outstanding service and commitment to the support, respect, and empowerment of crime victims.

Hutson, a licensed clinical social worker, earned her master's degree in social work from the University of Georgia. She was with the Partnership from 2010 until 2018 as its clinical director of stability services. After then working at United Way for almost three years, Hutson returned to Partnership in December 2021, to take the helm of victim support services.


Heaton joins Waterhouse PR as new account executive

Waterhouse Public Relations has expanded its team with the addition of Kayleigh Heaton as account executive, according to a news release.

"Heaton brings a strong understanding of politics and communication to her work and is experienced in delivering results," said Marissa Bell, the firm's vice president. "Her depth of experience and positive, energetic attitude make her a great addition, and we're looking forward to what we can accomplish together for our clients."

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Contributed Photo by Waterhouse Public Relations/ Kayleigh Heaton

As account executive, Heaton will help develop communication strategies for Waterhouse clients and work continuously to ensure that all strategies align with each client's specific goals.

Heaton most recently served as a constituent services representative for U.S Rep. Chuck Fleischmann's district office in Chattanooga. She supported constituent requests for assistance by communicating with federal agencies and managing a case load. Heaton's previous experience includes U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn's election campaign, the Republican National Committee and Astec Industries.

A native of Chattanooga, Heaton attained a bachelor's degree in political science and communications from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and is currently completing her master's in strategic public relations from George Washington University.


Market Street Partners among "Best Firms for Technology" list

Market Street Partners, PLLC, a Chattanooga-based accounting firm, has been recognized by Accounting Today as one of America's "Best Firms for Technology." The annual list features the 10 leading accounting firms across the United States for their "pragmatic" use of technology, utilizing it in such a way that it benefits firm operations and clients alike.

"From the day we founded Market Street Partners, we wanted our firm to be as modern and forward-thinking as possible for the benefit of our clients," said Kyle Bryant, co-founding partner at Market Street Partners in a news release. "While we are incredibly proud of being recognized by such an esteemed outlet like Accounting Today for our efforts, I am equally delighted in our team's proactive spirit in adopting technology that makes our organization stronger."

Market Street Partners was recently included in Edge Magazine's "Best Places to Work" list and was named a "Small Business of the Year" by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce.

— Compiled by Brandi Dixon

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