On the Move: 3 December 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 5:02pm
Staff reports

ReviveHealth welcomes CSO

ReviveHealth has added Robert Berra as its first chief strategy officer.

Berra brings 25 years of experience in directing and managing marketing communication and business development strategies for health services and health technology companies.

Previously, Berra served as executive vice president at a Bostonā€based health care marketing communication firm, leading its health technology and services practice and serving as a member of its executive committee. He also worked as vice president of marketing for Vital Data Technology, a health care technology company.

Prior to his work with Vital Data Technology, Berra served as a founding partner of FischerHealth, which sold in 2004 to Omnicom/Porter Novelli. During his time with VDT, Berra worked with Fortune 500 companies such as Boston Scientific, Elsevier, Ernst & Young, Fuji Medical, McKesson, Medtronic and Toshiba.

In addition to Berra joining the ReviveHealth leadership team, Joanne Thornton has been promoted to chief accounts officer from executive vice president. She will remain based in the company’s Santa Barbara office.

Sherrard & Roe add litigation practice group head

Samuel P. Funk has been named head of the litigation practice group at Sherrard & Roe, PLC. 

The group manages commercial disputes in state and federal courts, and with administrative agencies. It also handles various forms of alternative dispute resolution. Funk will represent individuals and businesses in matters including disputes and torts, breaches of contract, non-compete/confidentiality agreements, theft of trade secrets, securities/financial services claims and shareholder disputes.

A Nashville Bar Foundation Fellow and an inaugural member of the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law program, Funk graduated with honors from Wake Forest University and cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Tennessee, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

GS&F promotes five

GS&F has announced five promotions in three departments, including account management, project management and public relations.

Malea Barron is advancing from public relations account supervisor to an interdisciplinary account supervisor. Barron joined GS&F in 2008.

In the account management department, Betsy Curran has been promoted from account executive to account supervisor. Curran joined GS&F in 2010.

In the public relations department, Angie VanTassell has been promoted from account manager to account supervisor. VanTassell joined GS&F in 2010. She previously was vice president of Alday Communications for seven years.

Stephen McAllister has accepted a full-time role with GS&F, moving from intern to account coordinator. Previously, McAllister served as a tech supervisor at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

Alive Hospice names two administrators

Alive Hospice has named Leslie Baker as the nonprofit agency’s administrator of home hospice care. Baker will oversee the day-to-day operations of the nonprofit’s clinical teams  

Baker previously served as clinical director of Alive Hospice’s Murfreesboro-based team of caregivers. A hospice veteran of more than 15 years, Baker also once served as director of clinical services for the Memphis office of Aseracare Hospice, director of clinical services for Spring Valley Hospice in Olive Branch, Miss., and director of education and quality improvement at Unity Hospice Care in Germantown, Tenn.

Alive Hospice has also named Darlene Rutledge administrator of inpatient hospice care.In her new role, Rutledge will oversee the day-to-day operations of three care facilities: Alive Hospice Residence Nashville, Alive Hospice at Saint Thomas Hospital and Alive Hospice at Skyline Madison Campus.

Rutledge most recently served as clinical manager of inpatient hospice for Duke HomeCare and Hospice and previously held various management roles at Hospice of Palm Beach County for more 17 years. She earned an associate’s degree in nursing from Indian River State College.

Churchill Mortgage announces multiple additions

Churchill Mortgage has added various employees to support the company’s lending business across multiple branches.

Supporting efforts in the Brentwood office is Thomas Giles, who joins as junior developer and is responsible for supporting Churchill’s IT team. 

Tracey Graven arrives as a loan processor, where she brings more than 22 years of experience to Churchill.

Heather Brady joins as the newest underwriter for the Brentwood office, along with new set-up manager Kaylyn McClarren, who brings more than eight years of customer service and management experience.

Meredith Dozier joins the Brentwood location as loan submission coordinator.

Tamela Strony will serve as a loan originator, where she brings 10 years of mortgage lending experience. Larry Richards is the newest mortgage advisor, and Adrianne Titanski joins the secondary marketing team.

Samantha Dumont will work as a closer and Ted Ciuba as a loan officer with several years of international business development experience.

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