Constangy welcomes Ramsey as senior counsel
Constangy, Brooks & Smith has added Sally Ramsey  as senior counsel to its Nashville office.
Ramsey focuses her practice in comprehensive employment law litigation prevention and defense, as well as counseling on discrimination and EEO-related matters.
Ramsey joins Constangy after working briefly at the Nashville office of Adams & Reese. Prior to that, she served for 11 years as senior trial attorney at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Her expertise encompasses all areas of anti-discrimination law, including Title VII, ADA, ADEA, GINA and the EPA. She has successfully defended clients before the EEOC and has litigated both jury and bench trials in federal court.
A graduate of Touro Law Center, Ramsey earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Old Westbury. Prior to attending law school, she spent 20 years in the private sector.
With a focus on labor and employment law, Constangy, Brooks & Smith has offices in 25 U.S. cities and 16 states. William "Zan" A. Blue oversees the firm’s Nashville office.
Applied Health Analytics hires Hallman
Population health consultant Applied Health Analytics has hired Mark Hallman  as senior vice president of business development.
Hallman will be based in the firm’s downtown Nashville office and will focus on the Mid-America market.
Previously, Hallman led integration and retention for channel partners and has 11 years of experience working in health care. Prior to joining AHA, he worked at Health Care Dataworks and NUVON, Inc.
Hallman earned a bachelor’s degree in business and organizational leadership from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, earned his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Villanova University and is pursuing a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Cincinnati. He is a member of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development.
In addition, Applied Health Analytics has hired Luke Pitz  as senior vice president of business development, focusing on the Western region. He will be based in San Francisco.
With more than nine years of experience, Pitz previously worked at Total Living Choices, Sg2 and Cerner Corp. Pitz, who earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois, is a member of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development.
“Demand for our software application and consulting services continues to be robust, and we expect the addition of senior business development professionals like Mark and Luke will drive further growth,” Robert Chamberlain, AHA co-founder, chairman and CEO, said in a release. “Mark and Luke understand the challenges facing health system leadership and they bring with them the proven ability to help these executives navigate the new era in healthcare.”
Bernard Health adds to Nashville team
The announcement follows the Nashville-based company’s raising of $1.9 million earlier this year to expand its network of retail stores
Garcia will focus on supporting clients using BerniePortal, Bernard’s online benefits administration platform, as well as leading the company’s COBRA administration efforts.
Before coming to Bernard, Garcia wrote for national news source examiner.com. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business management and organizational development from Bethel University and her master’s degree in fine arts from Full Sail University.
With more than a decade of insurance industry experience, Whitaker joins the BerniePortal sales team.
Prior to Bernard Health, Whitaker worked as a sales and support consultant for Unum Corporation, a company that provides financial protection benefits. Whitaker graduated from Lee University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business management.
“Bernard’s aim is to be the most trusted advisor and national brand for health care advice,” said Alex Tolbert, founder of Bernard Health. “Kendra and Brent are a reflection of our company’s dedication to hiring smart and motivated individuals who are passionate about our mission. They are both tremendous assets to our efforts.”
Insight Genetics bring Burg on board
Insight Genetics has announced the hiring of four team members, including David Burg  as associate director of business development.
In addition, the Nashville-based molecular diagnostics company has hired Dan Bailey  as senior associate of new product planning and Tyler Nielsen  as a research associate, while promoting Lindsay Chatfield  to a research associate role.
Burg will lead the sales and marketing programs of the company’s Insight Molecular Labs. Prior to joining Insight Genetics, he served as regional sales director for Response Genetics, Inc., where he was responsible for the sale of predictive biomarker assays covering 26 Western states. Earlier in his career, he was senior executive oncology account manager with GlaxoSmithKline.
Bailey will lead the management and administration of Insight Genetics’ proprietary Biomarker Decision Support System and intellectual property portfolio. He interned with Insight Genetics while completing his M.B.A. at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Before pursuing his graduate degree, Burg was a technical services engineer for Epic Systems Corporation. Bailey received his B.S. degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University.
As a research associate III, Nielsen will design and conduct experiments as part of the company’s research and development team. Previously, he worked for Pioneer Hi-Bred and Aegis Sciences Corp. Nielsen received his M.A. degree in biomedical science from Des Moines University.
As a Research Associate I, Chatfield will work with the research and development team, including on multiple National Cancer Institute contracts. Chatfield, who started with Insight Genetics in fall 2012 as a research intern, graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University with degrees in neuroscience and molecular and cellular biology, and a minor in philosophy.
“Each of these professionals brings a breadth of knowledge and expertise that will enhance our research and business development operations,” Christopher Callaghan, Insight Genetics president and COO, said in a release. “We look forward to the contributions each will make to our company’s growth and the advancement of personalized cancer care.”