Executive Appointments

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at 1:00am

Lange joins Catholic Charities

Jossie Lange has joined Catholic Charities of Tennessee Inc. as a care coordinator in the agency's Bridges to Care Department. Lange, who is fluent in Spanish, was previously a certified interpreter at the Metropolitan Nashville Health Department.

Lange has more than 20 years of experience working in the health care field. She is certified as an advanced medical interpreter and is a graduate of St. Thomas University with a B.A. degree in psychology.

Nashville Zoo hires Hummell

Nashville Zoo announces the hiring of Rae Hummell as the zoo's development director. Hummell's primary responsibility is the development of sponsorships, corporate and community support for Nashville Zoo's $150 million long-term plan to build a nationally recognized zoological facility. She will work closely with staff in the areas of fund-raising, marketing, public relations, membership and special events to accomplish the zoo's goals.

Hummell offers more than 10 years of marketing, business and fund-raising experience including her work with White Way Cleaners, McNeilly Center for Children, and Robert Orr-SYSCO. Notably, she directed the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Jack Daniel's MS 150 "Bike to Jack and Back" fund-raiser, increasing proceeds from $130,000 to $400,000 in two years.

Thacker named chair at Watkins

Terry Thacker has been named the new fine arts chair at Watkins College of Art & Design. He will oversee the fine arts program at Watkins - one of the five bachelor of fine arts degree programs offered by the college.

Thacker has been an artist and educator for 20 years, receiving the title of distinguished professor in 1985. His most recent academic positions have been professor of art at Savannah College of Art and Design and associate professor of art at Middle Tennessee State University.

Thacker received his B.F.A. from Austin Peay State University and his M.F.A. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He later studied at Long Island University. His most recent educational experience was as an associate at the Atlantic Center for the Arts with resident artist Alice Aycock.

Lentz added at Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has announced that Liza Lentz is the foundation's new coordinator of The Women's Fund.

In her new role, Lentz is responsible for increasing the grant-making capacity of The Women's Fund. Lentz also will work on the development of other Community Foundation programs and funds.

Most recently, Lentz worked as a guidance counselor for Harding for grades K-8. From 1986 to 1997, she was the Upper School counselor and director of students and community services at Harpeth Hall School. Lentz also served as a staff member from 1991-1999 for the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools Student Leadership Conference. In 2000 she became the program director, a position she continues to hold.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and science from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and from Vanderbilt University with an M.Ed. in human development counseling.

Wade joins Tennessee Justice Center

Paula Wade, former Capitol Hill journalist and member of the Bredesen administration, has joined the staff of the Tennessee Justice Center as its communications director.

A 20-year veteran journalist, Wade covered TennCare from its inception as Capitol Bureau correspondent for The Commercial Appeal, Memphis' daily newspaper, from 1989 until January 2003. Wade joined the Bredesen Administration as director of policy and communications for the Department of Commerce and Insurance. In March 2005, Wade joined the Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration to provide process analysis, consulting and research to state agencies as part of a seven-member multidisciplinary management consulting team.

Wade has won awards from the Tennessee Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists, Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, Tennessee Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the Association of Retarded Citizens, the Tennessee State Employees Association and the Tennessee Medical Association. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee with a B.S. degree in journalism.

Logan's Roadhouse hires Daniels

Logan's Roadhouse Inc. has announced that it has hired Lucy Daniels to fill the newly created position of vice president, legal. As in-house counsel, Daniels will be responsible for all aspects of the restaurant company's legal function.

Daniels has more than 16 years of experience in the legal arena. Most recently, she served as associate general counsel for Applebee's International, where she was a key player in all aspects of the legal function. She received a number of their corporate awards, including the Crystal Apple Award 2004, the Integrity Award 2003, and the Guest Driven Award 2002.

Daniels has also been a private practice lawyer for two Kansas City, Mo., firms. She received her J.D. degree from Washburn University and also holds a master's of urban planning degree from the University of Kansas.

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