Business Digest: WeCouncel names Johnson as CEO

Business Digest: WeCouncel names Johnson as CEO

November 12th, 2017 by Staff Report in Business Diary

WeCouncel names Johnson as CEO

WeCounsel, a provider of secure telehealth and practice management solutions for the mental and behavioral health sector, has named Sam Johnson as the company's chief executive officer.

Johnson was the founder and CEO of Relatient, a provider of end-to-end, healthcare proactive messaging solutions. Under Johnson, Relatient realized triple-digit year-over-year growth.

Prior to launching Relatient in 2012, Johnson had a string of successes with health technology companies, including Greenway Health and AllScripts.

"We are thrilled to have Sam join WeCounsel as our new CEO," said Andy Zaback, managing member of Longmeadow Capital and WeCounsel investor. "His track record of building growth-oriented health technology companies, energizing teams and creating value makes him an ideal fit."

WeCounsel is the nation's leading telemedicine platform dedicated to building networks of behavioral health professionals and facilitating access for health systems, hospitals and other healthcare communities. WeCounsel offers a comprehensive telemedicine suite comprising secure video and end-to-end practice management tools like scheduling, document sharing and billing, as well as advanced workflow solutions designed for virtual patient encounters.

Trautschold, Wiese get CFP certification

UBS Financial Services said that Meredith Trautschold and Jeffery Wiese have become Certified Financial Planners.

Trautschold joined The Brown Ingle Group with UBS in 2010, after starting her career with a wealth management team in Knoxville, where she earned her degree in finance from The University of Tennessee. A Chattanooga native, she serves on the boards of the Baylor Alumni, Rotaract Club of Chattanooga and First Centenary Children's Enrichment Center.

Wiese joined The Vantage Point Financial Group with UBS as a financial advisor in 2017, after previously working as a UBS wealth planning analyst providing support to the Tennessee and Kentucky region. He and his wife, Tara, are both actively involved in their Lookout Mountain community.

Collier, Bell elected officers of HBAT

Two members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga (HBAGC) were recently elected to positions with the Home Builders Association of Tennessee.

During HBAT's fall meeting in Memphis, Ethan Collier was elected 2018 vice president-secretary and Jay Bell was elected Southeast Region area vice president.

Collier, founder and president of Collier Construction in Chattanooga, becomes the first HBAT senior officer from Chattanooga in 34 years. He will become vice president-treasurer in 2019 and assume the presidency of the 2,600-member statewide association in 2020. Collier is currently the chairman of the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission and is a past president of HBAGC.

"Being able to meet and connect with so many different people from the all corners of the state has been both fulfilling and challenging," Collier said.

Bell is a second-generation builder in Chattanooga and owns Bell Home Builders. In his role at HBAT, Bell represents local home builder associations in Chattanooga and Hamilton County, Warren County, Cumberland County, South Central and the Ocoee Regional Builders Association.

Aved joins Memorial Standefer Lung Center

Asad Javed has joined the Buz Standefer Lung Center at CHI Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Javed received his medical degree from American University of Antigua College of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Loyola University Medical Center in Illinois. He is board certified in pulmonary and critical care medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Javed joins seven other physicians at the Buz Stander Lung Center, which operates offices in Glenwood and Hixson.

Miller, Petherick join Carr Allison law firm

The Birmingham, Ala.-based law firm of Carr Allison has added Chancey Miller and Michael Petherick to its Chattanooga office.

Miller earned both a buisness degree in business analytics and a law degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. His concentration was in advocacy and dispute resolution. While in law school, Miller received multiple CALI Excellence for the Future Awards and was a member of the Tennessee Law Review and Transactions: Tennessee Journal of Business Law. As an associate at Carr Allison, Miller's practice will focus on transportation, premises liability and commercial litigation matters.

Petherick, who will concetrate on matters involving premises liability, construction and complex litigation, earned a history degree and his law degree from the Unviersity of Tennessee in Knoxville. He was named a Tennessee Law Student for Justice, an honor given by the Tennessee Supreme Court in recognition of pro bono service. Michael was also honored with CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for achievement in the studies of Contract Drafting and Civil Pretrial Litigation. Petherick served as research editor for the Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender and Social Justice, as a staff member for Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law and as an editor for the Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy.

CHI Pediatric group adds Daniels, Dyer

CHI Memorial Medical Group welcomes Alicia Daniels, M.D. and Trey Dyer, III, M.D. to CHI Memorial Pediatric Diagnostic Associates.

Dr. Daniels received her medical degree from Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. She completed her internship and residency in general pediatrics at Children's Hospital of New Orleans. She is a member of American Academy of Pediatrics and American Medical Association.

Dr. Dyer received his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. He completed his internship and residency in general pediatrics at Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children in Metairie, LA. He is a member of American Academy of Pediatrics and American Medical Association.

Drs. Daniels and Dyer join nine other physicians at Pediatric Diagnostic Associates.

Morning Pointe adds Haddock as executive

Morning Pointe Senior Living has appointed David Haddock Jr., CPA, Ed.D., as professional development and leadership executive, and consultant to Morning Pointe founders Greg Vital and Franklin Farrow.

Haddock, a former university administration veteran, professor of accounting and recent retiree from a top-50 CPA firm, will oversee, evaluate and enhance the company's business and teamwork strategy.

"David has been a trusted friend of Morning Pointe for many years, and we are proud to utilize his extensive management and training experience as we continue to evaluate and implement leadership strategies across all of our departments," said Vital, president and CEO of Morning Pointe Senior Living. "His coaching expertise is a valuable asset and aligns with our goal to equip our leaders with resources that facilitate effective business solutions for the senior living industry."

Haddock possesses more than 35 years of faculty and administration experience in higher education, and holds a doctorate of education in administration of higher education from Auburn University. The Chattanooga-native graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a bachelor's degree in accounting and master's degree in adult education.

He recently retired as the director of training for Brentwood-based financial services firm Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC. Earlier, he retired from Chattanooga State Community College as the associate vice president for academic affairs.

Woman's Alliance recognizes Willis as Woman of the Year

Dr. Marilyn Willis, a professor emeritus at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, was honored with the Woman of the Year Award from the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance (AFWA) Women Who Count Awards.

The Women Who Count Awards recognize women who demonstrate a drive to take on challenges and strive for success.

AFWA National President Lori Kelley said Dr. WIllis "blazed a trail and directly inspired many to follow. After 45 years in education serving both as a professor and a dean her impact on the industry is one that is truly lasting,," she said.

Willis' students have gone on to become CEOs, tax attorneys, partners and entrepreneurs.

Lookouts name Zito as ticket vice president

The Chattanooga Lookouts have promoted current Ticket Partnership Director Andrew Zito to vice president of the Minor League baseball team. Zito will be entering his seventh season with the Lookouts after beginning in 2012 as a food and beverage associate for the team.

"Andrew's hard work and dedication to the Lookouts and the Chattanooga community makes him a perfect fit to help lead this team as the vice president," said Lookouts President Rich Mozingo.

In his new position Zito will oversee the team's sales staff and assist in the day-to-day operations of the ballpark. He will also handle baseball operations, serving as the team's liaison to the Minnesota Twins.

"It has been a pleasure to see Andrew grow into a leadership role with the team and in the community," said Lookouts Managing Owner Jason Freier. "We will all continue to benefit from Andrew's passion, talent and energy."

After graduating from the University of Central Florida, Zito joined the Lookouts as part of the team's inaugural intern class in 2012.

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