Executive Appointments

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 12:00am


Webb joins ComFrame as manager

Barbara Webb has recently joined ComFrame Software Corp. as business development manager for the Tennessee office, headquartered in Nashville. Webb has more than 15 years of experience in new business development, key account management and operations. Formerly she was an account executive with US LEC of Tennessee, and prior to that, at Comdata Corp.

Cumberland Trust names Callaway VP

Cumberland Trust & Investment Co., a leading local independent trust company with offices in Nashville and Memphis, has named Jennifer L. Callaway as vice president. She was most recently vice president of Independence Trust Co.

Callaway began her career with Stewart, Estes & Donnell, following graduation from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. While serving with Independence Trust, Callaway developed and implemented various compliance measures, programs and procedures and was responsible for the administration of various trust accounts and managing client relationships. She is a member of the Estate Planning Committee of the Nashville Bar Association.

Gospel Music Channel appoints Rigsby

Gospel Music Channel has appointed Toni Rigsby as director of affiliate marketing. In her new role, Rigsby will drive marketing and cross-promotional efforts with the affiliates around the country, while working to build strong partnerships, and raise overall brand awareness for Gospel Music Channel.

Prior to joining Gospel Music Channel, Rigsby served as an independent marketing consultant and project manager for brand positioning, product and cable network launches, promotions and advertising. She has worked with several cable network start-ups, as well as Turner Entertainment Group and TBS Superstation. Prior to consulting, Rigsby worked at Cox Communications Inc. in Atlanta for 17 years.

Rigsby formerly served as president of the Atlanta chapter of Women in Cable & Telecommunications, and also as a national representative. She graduated from the College of Charleston, and received her M.B.A. from the University of Georgia in Athens.

Saint Thomas Hospital appoints Moran

Saint Thomas Hospital has announced the appointment of Loutiscia Moran to the position of director of Cath Lab.

Before coming to Saint Thomas Hospital, Moran served as regional RN manager of Cardiac Cath Lab at Hinsdale and LaGrange Hospitals in Illinois.

Moran earned a B.A. in organizational management from Concordia University in River Forest, Ill.

Three attorneys join Bass, Berry & Sims

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC announces that Clevonne M. Gaillard, Wendee M. Hilderbrand and Amanda Jane Elliott Stanley have joined the firm's Nashville downtown office.

Gaillard is an associate in the health care industry practice area. Prior to joining the firm, she was a member of the health care and tax practices of Thompson Hine LLP in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Furman University with a B.A. in business administration and received her law degree from Duke University School of Law.

Hilderbrand is an associate in the litigation practice area. Prior to joining the firm, Hilderbrand was an associate at Branham & Day P.C. Hilderbrand graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.A. degree in English. She received her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School.

Stanley is an associate in the commercial transactions and real estate practice area. Previously, Stanley practiced at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP in Washington, D.C., and in Atlanta. She graduated from Emory University School of Law, and received her B.A. degree in government from Georgetown University.

Davis joins Nashville Bank & Trust

Steve Davis, an attorney and banker with 32 years of experience in Nashville's financial services industry, has joined Nashville Bank & Trust as senior vice president and trust officer.

Davis comes to Nashville Bank & Trust from SunTrust Bank, where he has served as group vice president in the wealth and investment management department since 1994.

Previous to his tenure at SunTrust Bank, Davis was executive vice president in the commercial real estate department at First American National Bank (now AmSouth) for 21 years.

Davis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University and a juris doctor from the Nashville School of Law.

Saint Thomas Hospital names Wade chaplain

Saint Thomas Hospital recently announced the appointment of Lemuel Wade as chaplain in the Pastoral Care department.

Wade has been pastor of Glenwood Baptist Church in Nashville since 1991. Prior to that, Wade served as bi-vocational pastor at Hickory Hollow Baptist Church. In 1975, Wade completed one year of clinical pastoral education at Vanderbilt University Hospital. In addition, Wade served as hospital chaplain at Baptist Hospital from 1975-1978. Wade holds the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and was mobilized for the Gulf War in 1990.

Wade earned a B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University and a theology degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is expected to receive his Doctor of Ministry this month as well from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Vanderbilt Children's Hospital hires Cico

Stephen John Cico has joined the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt as an instructor of pediatric emergency medicine.

Cico has a special interest in the areas of child abuse and neglect and pediatric toxicology as it relates to neglect. His research interests include views and perceptions of HIPAA regulations and the ethical conduct of research.

Cico obtained his bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed a dual residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. He later completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Lauderdale to head VUSN's diversity efforts

Jana Lauderdale has been named the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing's first assistant dean for Cultural Diversity.

Lauderdale has worked with VUSN for a number of years as an advisor on cultural diversity issues that affect nursing education, and will continue to build on the work that has already been taking place.

Lauderdale, a Native American, has a Ph.D. in transcultural nursing. She has extensive experience working with Native American populations and program design focusing on minority nursing education issues.

Before coming to VUSN, Lauderdale was an associate professor and department head of Family Nursing at Louisiana State University College of Nursing. She has experience working as a reviewer for the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and was the former project director of the American Indian Nursing Student Success Program at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing.

Cuevas joins VUMC's faculty

Ramon Cuevas recently joined the faculty of Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a clinical instructor of Pediatric Neurology. Cuevas is concurrently finishing his fellowship training in Sleep Medicine, with special emphasis on pediatric sleep disorders.

Previously, Cuevas completed internships in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, as well as a residency in Neurology, at Vanderbilt. Cuevas received his medical degree at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City. His research focus will be on pediatric sleep.

HORNE adds Eubanks as partner

HORNE LLP has named SuzAnne Eubanks as a partner in the firm's Franchise Group, which focuses on serving clients in the quick serve restaurant industry. HORNE LLP is one of only a few accounting firms in the country that focuses on the franchising industry.

Eubanks joined the firm's Lucedale, Miss., office in 1989 and moved to the firm's Nashville office in 2003. Eubanks provides tax preparation and planning, business consulting, cash flow analysis and other general accounting and small business services for clients and is actively involved in staff development and training for the Franchise Group. Eubanks is a graduate of the University of South Alabama with a master's degree in accounting.

Churchwell named VCH chief of staff

Kevin Churchwell has been named the first chief of staff/associate medical director for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Churchwell, who currently directs the Pediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU) at Children's Hospital, will begin work in his new administrative position immediately.

As chief of staff, Churchwell will work to improve service to patients by improving patient flow and communication between departments. The role will echo that of the chief of staff for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Churchwell will have to cut back on his critical care duties, although he will continue to see patients in the unit, and he will step down as the medical director of the PCCU.

Halasa joins VUMC's teaching staff

Natasha Halasa has joined the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt as assistant professor of Pediatrics. Halasa was a fellow with the division from 2001 to 2004.

She is a graduate of the University of Akron and received her medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio. Halasa completed her pediatric residency at Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She received a master's of public health at Vanderbilt University in 2004.

Waller Lansden names new members

The Nashville office of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis PLLC has named the following attorneys as members of the firm: Jeffrey M. Clark, who practices in the area of commercial real estate and general corporate law; Stephanie Jennings Edwards, who focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, tax law, probate litigation and business succession planning; Karla Hyatt, who practices tax law; Michelle Bellamy Marsh, who practices in the area of health care law and regulatory issues; Michael S. Mizell, who concentrates his practice in the areas of environmental land use and utilities, and immigration law; Richard L. Pensinger, who practices commercial real estate law; M. Sean Sullivan, who practices in the areas of qualified retirement plans, welfare benefit plans, executive compensation and ERISA litigation; and Mark H. Wildasin, who focuses his practice in intellectual property, financial services and antitrust litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Clark was in-house counsel for The ServiceMaster Company in Memphis and an associate with The Stolar Partnership LLP in St. Louis, Mo. Clark received his B.A. in business administration from the University of Memphis. He also earned his M.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Memphis.

Before joining the firm, Edwards was an associate with Manier, Herod, Hollabaugh & Smith. Edwards earned her B.A. in business administration from Middle Tennessee State University, and her J.D. from the University of Tennessee. She received her Master of Laws in taxation from the University of Florida.

Hyatt served as a law clerk for Magistrate Judge William J. Haynes Jr., and she recently was appointed to serve on the small business subcommittee for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council. She earned her B.S. from the University of Tennessee, her J.D. from Tulane University and her Master of Laws in taxation degree from the University of Florida.

Marsh formerly was corporate counsel for Community Health Systems in Brentwood. Marsh received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University. She earned her J.D. from the College of William and Mary.

Mizell is legal counsel for the Tennessee State Executive Committee of the March of Dimes and also serves as chairman of the organization's State Public Affairs Committee. Mizell earned his B.S. from Nova Southeastern University. He received his J.D. from Samford University.

Before joining Waller Lansden, Pensinger was an associate with Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. He received his B.A. from Duke University, and he earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Sullivan earned his B.A. and his J.D. both from the University of Mississippi. He received his LL.M. in taxation from New York University.

Prior to joining the firm, Wildasin was a partner in the San Francisco office of the multinational law firm Coudert Brothers LLP. Between 1991 and 1993, he was a judicial clerk to The Honorable Thomas A. Higgins, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee. He received his B.A. from Duke University, and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University.

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