Miles Huff joins Cempa Community Care as advocacy and development administrator. In this role, Huff will oversee development, outreach, and government relations. Huff previously served as vice president of talent initiatives at the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. He directed corporate social responsibility at Unum prior to his Chamber appointment. Huff, a recent "20 Under 40" honoree in Chattanooga, has long been involved with Cempa as a volunteer, and this full-time position is a natural extension of that partnership.
Corey Samples is named banking center manager and assistant vice president at the 25th Street First Horizon Bank in Cleveland, Tenn. Samples has been with First Horizon since October 2019, and has worked in financial services for more than 13 years. As Banking Center Manager, Samples manages all aspects of the customer experience, as well as operations of the center. He also helps clients achieve their financial goals, such as building their savings through bill consolidation and helping them grow their money by partnering with the local First Horizon Advisor.
Michaela Gaither joins the Austin Hatcher Foundation as its new child and family services coordinator. Gaither graduated from Lee University with her bachelor's degree in sociology and recently obtained her master's degree in social work from Louisiana State University. She is responsible for planning enrichment events for families and coordinating care for new and existing families.
Dr. Jason Rehm is appointed vice chair of the department of plastic surgery with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine/Health Science Center in Chattanooga. Rehm teaches and engages in scholarly activity and clinical research to provide the highest level of healthcare for area patients and trains physicians who are pursuing residency and fellowship training following graduation from medical school. UTHSC is a statewide system with campuses in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. He completed general surgery training at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, and plastic and reconstructive surgery training at UTCOM in Chattanooga. After completing plastic surgery residency, he completed a fellowship in hand/microvascular surgery at the University of Mississippi in Jackson.
Blake Ray promotes to vice president of asset management for Legacy Senior Living. In his new role, Ray helps Legacy Senior Living acquire strategic new developments that grow its capacity for serving seniors and their families with its time-tested model of care. He oversees construction and renovation projects, coordinate facility financing, and support executive leadership in real estate and operational analysis. Since joining Legacy Senior Living in 2014, Ray has served in a variety of other leadership roles, including administrator in training, special projects coordinator and financial analyst.
Melissa Graham is named to serve as student success manager for BlueSky Tennessee Institute, a workforce development venture with East Tennessee State University offering a bachelor's degree in computing in just over two years. Graham is a former middle and high school counselor and university student support expert who most recently served as coordinator of community schools for Hamilton County Schools. She brings more than a decade of successful student support and community engagement to this new role, with experience in team building and mentorship as well as outreach at both the secondary and college level.
Jamie Taylor joins the 6th Cavalry Museum as museum coordinator. Originally from Savannah, Ga., Taylor grew up in Southwestern, Ohio. He earned his bachelor's degree in art history from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. While at UTC, he interned at Manifest Gallery and Research Center, a nonprofit international art gallery, learning to design and manage exhibits and the handling of art. Taylor also interned at Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council assisting with arts and culture projects and grant writing. Taylor brings a broad base of experience with the research and management of art and antiques, cataloging, administration and client relations as an inventory assistant with case auctions and appraisals in the Chattanooga office.
Chris Warren, FNP-C, joins The Vascular Institute. Warren is working at the Chattanooga and Cleveland offices caring for patients. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Warren brings more than 10 years of nursing experience, as well the dedicated time she has spent working in the outpatient surgical setting at the VIC caring for patients. Warren joins the 13 member team of surgeons and nurse practitioners that are serving Chattanooga, Cleveland, North Georgia and Jasper.
Kasey Kohring, women's health nurse practitioner, joins CHI Memorial Women's Health Associates. Kohring earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and is a women's health care nurse practitioner board certified. She has 10 years of experience in providing high-quality healthcare to women with a variety of needs including routine well women visits, cervical and breast cancer screening, sexually transmitted disease screening, and other gynecological concerns.
Rhonda Adams Scott, RN, PhD, is named the new market chief operating officer (COO) and president of CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga. As COO, Scott leads efforts to optimize quality, safety, and the patient experience in partnership with physicians, and maximize clinical operations to deliver value to the community. She serves alongside the CHI Memorial executive leadership team as a partner and advocate, fostering a culture of transparency and accountability, and successfully navigating the organizational evolution to achieve operating, financial and service excellence outcomes, thereby strengthening CHI Memorial's brand as the regional adult acute care provider of choice. Scott has more than 22 years of administrative leadership experience in large complex health systems. Most recently, she served as the COO and executive vice-president of Grady Health Systems in Atlanta, Ga., a Level 1 trauma center with 953 licensed beds, employing more than 7,200 people, with more than $1 billion in total revenue.