Executive Appointments

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 1:00am

National Renal Alliance adds Bradley

National Renal Alliance LLC has announced the addition of David C. Bradley to the company as director of mergers and acquisitions. Bradley will lead the organization's efforts to grow and expand its presence in the dialysis industry.

Formerly with Harpeth Capital, Bradley served as vice president, managing merger and acquisition, equity and debt transactions through a nationwide network of over 1,700 private equity and venture capital funds. While at Harpeth, Bradley was directly involved with health care services and devices, as well as various other industries. He has more than 15 years of business development experience and arranged the original equity infusion that funded National Renal in 2002.

Dalcon Business Systems appoints Dunham

Dalcon Business Systems Inc. recently announced the appointment of Gordon P. Dunham to the newly created post of chief technology officer. Dunham will lead development of Dalcon's information technology consulting practices and support integration of acquired companies.

Dunham joins Dalcon after more than 15 years in senior information technology, security, communications and related roles with HCA, Phyve Corporation, Vanguard Health Systems, Page-Campbell Cardiology Group, C&S Communications, Entergy Systems and Service and the U.S. Army.

Among Dunham's previous assignments, he was consulting security engineer and security team leader for HCA Information Security, as well as team leader for external connectivity infrastructure implementation.

Ardent Health Services names Meehan AVP

Ann Meehan has been named assistant vice president, health information management at Ardent Health Services. She will oversee all health information services for the company.

Meehan has more than 20 years experience in health information management and was most recently special projects manager for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Previous employers also include HCA and St. Thomas Hospital.

Meehan holds a bachelor of science degree in health information management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a member of the American Health Information Management Association, where she serves on the advocacy and policy committee, and the Tennessee Health Information Management Association.

Penny joins Stites & Harbison

Environmental attorney William Penny has joined Stites & Harbison PLLC as a partner in the Nashville law office where he will focus on environmental and health care law.

Penny has more than 20 years of environmental law experience. He has also provided counsel on a variety of health care matters including state regulatory and licensures. He was general counsel for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Department of Health and Environment under Govs. Lamar Alexander and Ned Ray McWherter. Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, he headed the Nashville law office of Wyatt Tarrant & Combs and was chair of the firm's environmental law practice group.

Penny is listed in the Best Lawyers in America for Environmental Law and is a council member of the American Bar Association's Section on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources. He is founding chair of the Tennessee Bar Association's Environmental Law Section and the Nashville Bar Association's Environmental Committee. Penny also teaches environmental law at Nashville School of Law.

Canon to direct Books from Birth

Susan Canon has joined the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt as the executive director of Books From Birth of Middle Tennessee. She will be responsible for leadership and management of the program that provides a free book each month to qualifying children under age 5.

Previously, Canon served as the executive director of the nonprofit Domestic Violence Intervention Center in Nashville for 17 years. She received her undergraduate degree from Ottawa University in Kansas and a master of divinity degree from Vanderbilt University.

City Club adds Smock and Stewart

The Nashville City Club, a member of the Club Corp. family of private clubs, announces the addition of two new executive staff members. Carol A. Smock and Thomas "Eddie" Stewart have joined the team as member relations director and executive chef, respectively.

Smock has spent the majority of her career focusing efforts on customer retention in a variety of industries and served most recently as a freelance consultant.

Stewart joins the Nashville City Club after having served as general manager/executive chef at AmSouth's executive dining room and with Cheekwood's Pineapple Room prior to that.

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