On the Move: 4 June 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013 at 5:41pm
Staff reports

Aegis hires Dawling, promotes Heltsley

Aegis Sciences Corp. has hired Dr. Sheila Dawling as vice president of laboratory operations and has promoted Dr. Rebecca Heltsley to vice president of research and development.

“Sheila is a seasoned professional with a tremendous breadth of knowledge in laboratory operations, and Rebecca has been an integral part of our research and development team,” Dr. David L. Black, Aegis founder, chairman and CEO, said in a release. “Together, these extraordinary women will enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of our laboratory and advance Aegis’ efforts to innovative testing services for our clients.”

Previously the associate director of clinical chemistry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dawling has been involved in the maintenance and monitoring of quality standards and indicators, instrument maintenance and the writing of standard operating procedures for the past 13 years. In her new role at Aegis, she will oversee and direct laboratory operations and workflow. A London native, Dawling received her B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Surrey in Guildford and her PhD in pharmacology from University of London.

Heltsley has been part of Aegis’ R&D operations since 2007, serving as senior research scientist and assistant vice president of research and development. In her new role, she will manage all aspects of Aegis research and development, including the development, implementation and assessment of new technologies. Heltsley received her M.S. in chemistry from Western Kentucky University and her PhD in environmental toxicology from North Carolina State University.

Nashville-based Aegis is a forensic toxicology and health care sciences laboratory that provides drug testing services.

SSR's Sheffer appointed to USGBC board

Eric Sheffer, a principal at Smith Seckman Reid, Inc., has been appointed to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Middle Tennessee Chapter Board.

Sheffer, who oversees SSR’s sustainability consulting team, manages Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified projects and feasibility studies in the LEED for New Construction, LEED for Healthcare, LEED for Commercial Interiors, and LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating systems. His expertise lies in collaborating with the various disciplines of a project team to achieve both the sustainability goals and a high quality and environmentally sound building within the project’s design, operational, and cost considerations.

In addition to his new role with the USGBC Middle Tennessee Chapter, Sheffer serves on the United Nations Sustainable Building Climate Initiative’s Technical Advisory Committee for Water Conservation and is an adjunct lecturer on CE 298- building systems and LEED for Vanderbilt University’s Graduate School.


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