Executive Appointments

Friday, May 2, 2008 at 4:21am

Townsel tapped as CHART executive director

National health care policy, advocacy and management consultant Cheryl A. Townsel has been named executive director of Campaign for a Healthy and Responsible Tennessee (CHART).

Prior to joining CHART, Townsel managed her own independent consulting business. Before that, she served as the first full-time executive director for the National Association of Urban-Based HMOs (NAUHMO), now known as Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) in Washington, DC.

Townsel earned a master’s of science in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA and a bachelor’s of science in psychology from Oberlin College in Oberlin, OH.

Jones joins Sarah Cannon Research Institute

The Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI) has added Denise P. Jones, J.D. as associate corporate counsel.

In this new role, Jones will perform legal work on a broad range of legal matters affecting SCRI and will interact regularly with a variety of in-house clients.

Jones most recently held a position as associate corporate counsel at the American Cancer Society Inc.’s national office in Atlanta. She served as a subject matter expert on all aspects of regulatory compliance, transactional, corporate and tax issues.

Jones also has worked at Deloitte & Touche and KPMG in their tax practices in Nashville.

After completing her bachelor’s degree at the University of Tennessee, Jones concentrated in business transactions at the university’s College of Law.

Martin named CEO of Express Courier

Tim Martin has joined Express Courier, Inc. as chief executive officer of the regional same-day courier company with operations in five southeastern states. Martin was previously vice president and general manager of the specialty pharmacy services division and the specialty pharmaceutical distribution division at Cardinal Health, Nashville.

Martin focused on sales expansion, process and logistics improvements, customer service, and acquisitions as vice president and general manager at Cardinal Health. He earned a BA degree from Central State University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Aegis Sciences adds Shelby

Aegis Sciences, an international forensic sciences laboratory, has hired Dr. Melinda Shelby as assistant director of the company’s sports testing division.

Shelby is responsible for reviewing and interpreting test results, daily workflow management, team member management, analytical method development, validation, and troubleshooting. Previously, Shelby was a post-doctoral fellow and associate toxicologist at The Sports Medicine Research & Testing Lab in Salt Lake City, one of only two labs in the U.S. accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Shelby earned bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry from the University of Missouri in Kansas City and a Ph.D. in toxicology from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan.

American Water Heaters appoints brand manager

American Water Heaters, a Tennessee-based manufacturer of residential and commercial water heaters, recently appointed Jason Rowell as brand manager.

Rowell is charged with increasing American brand presence and recognition within the plumbing industry. His primary responsibilities will include leading marketing initiatives for the company’s product lines and executing branding campaigns.

Previously, Rowell served as a product manager based in Ashland City.

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