Executive appointments

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 1:15am

VUSN’s Taylor takes state post

Cathy Taylor, Dr.P.H., M.S.N., R.N., assistant professor of nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has been named assistant commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health’s Bureau of Health Services Administration.

In this role, Taylor will oversee a system of 13 regional health offices responsible for the oversight of services in 89 rural and six metropolitan county health departments.

In addition to her work at VUSN, Taylor previously served as director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance Disease Management Program, and worked in community health nursing and outreach. Taylor was appointed by Gov. Phil Bredesen to chair the Tennessee Center for Diabetes Prevention and Health Improvement Board in November 2006.

Moses & Townsend names partner, associate

Beth A. Townsend has been named a partner at Moses & Townsend, PLLC and Marissa Moses Russ has joined the firm as an associate.

Townsend, who has been associated with Moses since 2001, focuses her practice on family law. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her Juris Doctor degree from Vanderbilt University.

Russ received her undergraduate degree from Tulane University and received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Tennessee. Prior to joining Moses & Townsend, she was associated with Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin, PLLC, in the firm’s litigation department.

Ozburn-Hessey hires development leader

Ozburn-Hessey Logistics recently added David Heller as vice president of business development. In this newly created role, Heller will initially work with the supply chain management company's transportation group.

Prior to joining OH Logistics, Heller held various positions in the third party logistics, executive management training and food service industries. Most recently, Heller served as executive vice president of the PRIISM Group, a third party logistics company that he built and managed. His consulting and executive management training work led to the opportunity at PRIISM, when one of his clients, Best Services, tapped him as the leader for their new venture.

Heller has a B.S. in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Roycroft promoted at SunTrust Bank

SunTrust Bank announces thatLynn Roycroft has been promoted to senior financial officer.

Roycroft joined SunTrust in 1999. Prior to her promotion she served as a financial analyst / regional operations manager in Nashville’s SunTrust Investment Services Unit. Her prior work experience includes positions with ISI Systems, Sodexho USA, and Bentley College.

Roycroft received her BS in finance and MBA with honors from Bentley College in Waltham, MA.

Chamber taps Owens for management post

Perri duGard Owens, a leader in health care industry marketing, has been named vice president of marketing and communications at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Owens joins the Chamber from HCA/Tristar Health System (HCA), where she has worked in a marketing capacity since 2001. During her tenure, Owens has held several positions with HCA, most recently as marketing and communications director.

Prior to working for HCA/Tristar Health System, Owens served as an assistant marketing manager from 2000 to 2001 and marketing analyst from 1998 to 2000 for Innovative Recovery Services, Inc. She also held a position as interactive marketing coordinator from 1997 to 1998 for HCA, where she was eventually recruited for a second stint in 2001.

Owens earned her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina Central University.

InfoWorks names VP of consulting services

InfoWorks, Inc., a Nashville-based management and IT consulting firm, has named John Mason vice president of consulting services.

Mason joins InfoWorks with more than 20 years of experience in information systems, project management, telecommunications and information technology management. In his new role at InfoWorks, he will oversee the firm’s project management services and be responsible for maintaining the overall quality of consulting services the firm provides.

Mason served as a consultant with InfoWorks from 1998 to 2005 and is rejoining the firm after holding a senior leadership role in the project management office for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).

Mason received an MBA and bachelors degree in management information systems from Tennessee Technological University.

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