Michele Rikard, a Rome, a native, joined the Hardy team in late November. After graduating from the University of West Georgia, Rikard spent nearly a decade serving as a senior level executive assistant and marketing director before stepping away to pursue entrepreneurial aspirations, saying “after all it’s in my blood.”
Robert (Bob) Owens Jr., chief financial officer of OTR Wheel Engineering Inc., was recently sworn in as Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) newest board of directors member by Pete McDonald, president of GNTC, at a meeting held on the Gordon County Campus in Calhoun.
Redmond Regional Medical Center announces Tyler Dubs, MD has joined Redmond Physician Services Group. Dr. Dubs joins Redmond Medical Group as the family practice provider and is now accepting new patients. The practice is at 100 John Maddox Drive, on the campus of Redmond Regional Medical Center.
Redmond Regional Medical Center announces Stephanie Jones as Chief Nursing Officer. In her role, Jones will oversee operations of assigned clinical and non-clinical departments, ensuring that patient-care, clinical, and regulatory standards are met.
Ryan Earnest, president of Rome’s Heritage First Bank, announces the addition of veteran banker Anna B. Bridges to its team. Bridges will serve as assistant vice president/ credit administration at the bank’s main office, 501 Broad St.
Matt Gorman, administrator of Floyd Polk Medical Center in Cedartown, was elected to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Center for Rural Health Board of Trustees. Gorman will serve as an at-large trustee.
HardyRealty welcomes Lisa Sheerin. She is a new resident of Rome. Prior to moving to Rome, Sheerin lived in Douglasville, where she raised her three children. She was on the PTSO Board and volunteered at the schools with various fund-raising and educational activities.
Redmond Regional Medical Center announces that John Pittman, MD has joined Redmond Physician Services Group. Dr. Pittman’s practice, Rome Primary Care, is now Redmond Medical Group East. Dr. Pittman’s practice remains at its East Rome location, 715 East Second Ave.
Tejas Raiyani, MD, FACP has joined Redmond Physician Services Group. Dr. Raiyani will serve as the primary physician at Redmond’s new physician practice, Redmond Medical Group. This new clinic is at 100 John Maddox Drive, on Redmond Regional Medical Center’s campus. Raiyani is now accepting new patients.
Maryann Mugo, M.D., has joined Floyd Primary Care & Center for Diabetes as an endocrinologist. She will join the practice of Ann Ward, M.D., and Donna Childers, N.P.C., at 48 Hills Creek Road in Taylorsville.
The Georgia Society of CPAs presents the 2016 Distinguished Member Award to Beverly A. Smith, CPA, CTE, CGMA.Smith has 10 years’ experience in accounting with a focus on audits of small businesses and not-for-profits and is a partner at Whittington, Jones, & Rudert, CPAs in Rome.
Adam Lunsford, general manager of the Red Lobster at 700 Shorter Ave., has been presented with the company’s top honor – the Lighthouse Club Award. This award, which has been an integral part of the company’s culture for over 20 years, is presented annually to general managers throughout North America. Award recipients are recognized for demonstrating outstanding leadership and living Red Lobster’s core values of respect, integrity, genuine caring, hospitality, teamwork, excellence and fun, all while also achieving top financial performance in the company’s previous fiscal year.
River City Bank announces Beth Guice has been promoted to Retail Banking Supervisor. In this capacity, Guice will supervise the daily operations of the bank’s retail lobby by coaching, educating and mentoring the Community Banking Associates who serve our personal and business customers on a daily basis.
Primary Healthcare Centers, a member of Cedartown’s One Door Polk network, welcomes Dr. Amaris Daniels as its new pediatrician. She starts seeing patients today, but has already been out and about town, meeting and networking with local community leaders.
Harbin Clinic announces the addition of Interventional Cardiologist Kipp Slicker, D.O., to its growing medical team. Dr. Slicker joins the practice of Charles Baggett, M.D., Rahul Garg, M.D., Charles Jackson, M.D., Christopher Merritt, M.D., Hunter Myers, M.D., Himanshu Patel, M.D., Hector Picon, M.D., Robert Styperek, M.D. and Michael Ware, M.D., at 504 Redmond Road.
Barnsley Resort Regional Sales Manager Ginny Izydore is the recipient of the 2016 Phoenix Award for Supplier Member of the Year. This honor is awarded by the Meeting Professionals International Georgia Chapter (MPI Georgia).
Redmond Regional Medical Center has announced the appointment of two new members to its board of trustees — Harbin Clinic cardiologist Dr. J. Michael Ware, and Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters.
Harbin Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat welcomes Brandon Miller, M.D. He joins the practice of Mary Margaret Beauchamp, M.D. and Robert King, M.D., 1825 Martha Berry Blvd., and 150 Gentilly Blvd., Cartersville.
Harbin Clinic announces the addition of Jason Harrison, M.D., Ph.D., to its growing medical team. Dr. Harrison joins the practice of Neurosurgeons John Cowan, M.D, Andrew Stevens, M.D. and Daniel Webb, M.D., 550 Redmond Road.
Juan Pablo Selle, director of tennis at Coosa Country Club and Darlington Tennis Academy, received certification for completing the USTA High Performance Coaching Program on July 20. Selle is the only tennis professional in the Rome area with this certification. The program was completed in January at the USTA Training Center in Boca Raton, Fla., and comprised of three parts: on court training, written examination, and a three-month player development plan.
John Adams has been named a physician liaison with Floyd Healthcare. In his new role, he will market Floyd Wound Care and Hyperbarics and Floyd Physical Therapy & Rehab to the community and build relationships with local physicians and their staff.
Sgt. Nick Yarbrough has been named Employee of the Quarter for June 2016 by the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office. Yarbrough is recognized by co-workers as being an “exceptional employee who goes beyond his duties each day.” He is a great addition to the Jail Operations division.
Gregory Fisher has joined the Floyd Primary Care Network as a Physician Assistant. He will practice with Anthony Nazione, D.O., in Calhoun at 251 Ga. Highway 53, and in Cartersville with Ron Alleyne, M.D., at 1328 Joe Frank Harris Parkway.
Darius McAphee, a physical therapist in Floyd’s Outpatient Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation program, has received his designation as a Certified Orthopedic Specialist from the American Physical Therapy Association (ATPA). The certification process allows the ATPA to recognize physical therapists who provide the highest possible level of care.
Eddie Wilson, president of SouthCrest Bank’s Community Banking Group, announces that Linda Burch has been named vice president and market leader for the west Georgia region for SouthCrest Bank. In this capacity, Burch will be responsible for the development and growth of the bank’s operations in Polk County.
United Community Bank has added two bankers to its Rome team — Bryan Holland, an assistant vice president and commercial relationship manager, and Brandon Ball, a banking officer and relationship manager.
Herbert Harper, Model-area lead custodian, has been selected as the Distinguished Service Classified Employee of the Year for Floyd County Schools. Harper was presented with the award at the May Board of Education meeting along with a gift check for $250 presented by award sponsor Clear Concepts.