Lauri Moyle joins Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga in its fight against family homelessness as director of development. Moyle will lead the work of fundraising and grant writing, as well as manage public relations efforts. Moyle comes from a rich background of nonprofit work, which includes serving on the boards of directors for Love's Arm, City of Chattanooga: Multicultural Affairs and Dynamo Studios. Before moving to Chattanooga, Moyle spent seven years as a political staffer in the United Kingdom, working on the policy side of nonprofits.
Takeyla Williams, M.D., joins CHI Memorial Breast Care Associates and the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial. Dr. Williams received her medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga. She completed her residency in general surgery at East Tennessee State University, and a fellowship in breast oncology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She has served as a breast surgeon in Chambersburg, PA, since 2017, and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Williams joins Betsy Washburn, M.D.; Nicole Walker, M.D.; Angela Reich, WHNP-BC; and Casey Waddle, FNP, at CHI Memorial Breast Care Associates.
Landon Smith joins Parkridge Health System as chief operating officer, co-ethics and compliance officer and chief staffing officer. A native of Dalton, Georgia, Smith oversees all construction on the Parkridge Medical Center campus and the Parkridge North Emergency Department, as well as laboratory services, radiation therapy and rehabilitation services. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's of Science degree, Smith earned a Master of Health Services Administration from Armstrong Atlantic State University. Prior to joining Parkridge, he served as assistant administrator and co-ethics and compliance officer at North Florida Regional Medical Center, in Gainesville, Florida.
Brian Baker is appointed as a partner for HHM Certified Public Accountants. Baker will focus his time in the firm's tax practice. Baker has been with HHM CPAs for several years and has more than 20 years of tax experience. He specializes in offering tax consulting and compliance services to businesses in a wide variety of industries. Baker serves as a partner on the tax team and has extensive knowledge of federal and state taxation while staying current with the ever-changing tax codes and regulations.
Patty Martinez promotes to regional vice president of operations for Vision Hospitality Group Inc. Martinez joined Vision in 2012 and has since become a leader in several capacities, including her most recent role as regional director of operations. Her 24-plus years in hospitality enabled her to gain a versatile skill set that she will continue to apply as she oversees Vision's Greater Nashville hotels, as well as The Edwin and DoubleTree by Hilton Chattanooga/Downtown.
Natalie McDonald is the new director of outpatient therapy services for Siskin Hospital. McDonald oversees the operations of multiple outpatient clinics. McDonald comes to Chattanooga from Springfield, Ohio, where she served as vice president of clinical operations for a corporation that contracts with hospitals as a management partner to operate their home health agencies across the United States. She has nearly 20 years of health care management experience specializing in leadership, strategic planning, marketing, client relations, staff development, project management, organizational development, human resources and business process development.
Evann Freeman joins EPB as director of government relations. Freeman leads EPB's government relations and economic development efforts. With more than a decade of experience as a government relations professional, Freeman has focused his public policy efforts on community benefit and coalition building. Since 2009, Freeman has worked for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander across Tennessee, most recently serving as the senior liaison in Middle Tennessee working closely with local, state, and federal stakeholders.
Reggie Piercy joins Sandler Training in Chattanooga as vice president. Piercy brings more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry ranging from sales, operations, human resources, and training and development. During his career, he worked most recently for Vision Hospitality as senior vice president of operations, developing and implementing their hospitality training program "Vision University". He has operated directly with and as a franchise partner with Marriott, Hilton and IHG hotel groups.
Candace McKee, MD, a fellowship-trained interventional pain management physician who specializes in non-operative spine care, joins The Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics. Dr. McKee is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine through the American Board of Anesthesiology. She will serve the needs of Chattanooga and the surrounding area from the practice's Atrium 2 location on Gunbarrel Road. Prior to joining the Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics, Dr. McKee practiced as a consultant physician at a pain center in Somerset, Kentucky, where she provided acute and chronic interventional pain management in a hospital-based outpatient setting. She is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the North American Neuromodulation Society.
Jeffrey Jump, M.D., is named medical director for primary care for CHI Memorial Medical Group. As medical director for primary care, Dr. Jump provides leadership for primary care practices (pediatrics, internal medicine and family practice) in the implementation of national, regional, and local strategic operational and clinical practices. He is accountable for all aspects of physician strategy and management of patient-centered quality initiatives, working collaboratively with nursing, advanced practice clinicians, clinical and administrative partners as they achieve high-quality, high-value care. Dr. Jump serves in a dyad relationship with the primary care operations directors.