On the Move: 28 March 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 10:05pm
Staff reports

Alive Hospice adds two to leadership team

Alive Hospice President and CEO Anna-Gene O’Neal announced today that Sally Smallwood has been appointed vice president of community development.

In addition, Alive Hospice has added Eileen Johnson as director of quality operations.

As VP of community development, Smallwood is part of the nonprofit agency’s leadership team and overseesfundraising, marketing, public relations and community outreach.

“Sally has a long record of service with organizations that touch lives in meaningful ways,” O’Neal said in a release. “She is continuing that tradition with Alive Hospice, and we are very excited that she has joined us. Public awareness and donor support are critical in making our services accessible to all in need of them, and Sally is instrumental as we work to keep this commitment.” 

Smallwood’s community involvement includes launching All About Women, an organization that champions women’s health and wellness in Tennessee. Additionally, she has chaired or served on the committees of more than 85 programs and fundraisers for various nonprofit organizations. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Smallwood is a past president of the Ronald McDonald House and a four-time board member of the Junior League of Nashville.

In her role as director of quality operations, Johnson oversees the training of Alive Hospice’s clinical staff as well as continuing education, performance improvement and quality measurement.

Johnson previously served as senior analyst for quality and process improvement at private hospitalist company Cogent HMG. She is a certified professional in health care quality and began her career as an emergency RN with HCA. Johnson holds an MSN from the University of Texas.

“As the demand for hospice care continues to grow, maintaining the highest standard of care is more important than ever,” Barbara Brennan, Alive Hospice chief nursing officer and chief operating officer, said in the release. “Eileen brings to her work a wealth of experience in quality operations.

Change Healthcare promotes Pack

Health care cost transparency company Change Healthcare has promoted Tiffany Pack to vice president of implementation and engagement.

Pack previously was director of implementation and engagement at six-year-old Change Healthcare and came to the company in September of 2010 from eDoc4U, where she had been VP of channel development. Before that, she held implementation, strategic account management and marketing positions at Ceridian, ADP and what is now Onlife Health, among others.

“Health plans and self-insured employers are being challenged like never before to engage their members and employees to make value-based healthcare decisions that support cost savings,” said Change Healthcare President and CEO Doug Ghertner. “This means we must be steadfast in our execution and consistently deliver market-leading sustained engagement rates. Tiffany and her team assure this happens every day. We are fortunate to have her guiding our Implementation and Engagement efforts.”

Pack earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a master’s in public health from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Change Healthcare works with both employers and insurers to help people better understand their health benefits and more efficiently manage their health care spending. The company is backed by an investment group that includes BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Mitsui & Co. Global Investment, the West Health Investment Fund and local firm Solidus, which also is an investor in SouthComm, the parent of NashvillePost.com.

Bethea added at Civil Site Design Group

Josh Bethea has joined Civil Site Design Group as a project manager. Bethea will manage land planning and landscape architecture services for various residential, commercial, and mixed use projects.

Prior to joining Civil Site Design Group, Bethea owned Urban Roots Studio, a landscape architectural firm in Smyrna, Georgia. He has more than 12 years combined land planning, hardscape and construction documentation, garden design and project management experience.

Bethea earned a bachelor's of science degree in landscape architecture from Mississippi State University.

RealtyTrust Residential adds broker

RealtyTrust Residential of Brentwood has hired Jamie Wallace as an affiliate broker. 

Wallace brings with her 20 years of sales and marketing experience and specializes in residential sales and new custom home construction sales.

Wallace is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Tennessee Association of Realtors and the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.

Varley joins The Bradford Group

The Bradford Group has appointed Caitlin Varley as an account executive.

Varley arrives from Sanderson & Associates, where she managed several national publicity accounts as a senior account executive.

Varley graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science.

Airport Authority names corporate communications manager

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) has named Shannon Sumrall manager of corporate communications. 

Sumrall will serve as spokesperson and manage all aspects of media relations for Nashville International and John C. Tune airports. She will coordinate internal and external communications as well as assist with marketing and advertising efforts to promote airport services and the mission of MNAA. 

Prior to joining MNAA, Sumrall served as public information officer for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. 

Sumrall is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where she earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in public relations.

Westgate Commercial adds commercial agent

Terry Smith has joined Westgate Commercial, Inc., as a commercial agent.

A former executive for various Fortune 100 companies, Smith brings a 30-year history working with channels of distribution and offers expertise in manufacturing sites, office and warehouses.