Movers & Shakers

Southern College of Optometry recently announced the addition of three optometrists to its faculty, Dr. Catherine Hogan, Dr. Laurel Roberts and Dr. Lily Wang.


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    Shantelle Leatherwood, CEO of Memphis-based Christ Community Health Services, has been appointed to Gov. Bill Lee’s Health Care Modernization Task Force focused on improving Tennessee’s approach to health care.



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    Chris Douglas, COO of COMP Performance Group, has been re-elected to SEMA's Board of Directors. Douglas, a Memphis resident, is returning as a board member to serve a second three-year term to guide the speciality automotive aftermarket industry association. 

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    Brazilian violist Amaro Dubois will join Iris Orchestra’s Artist Fellowship program for the 2019-20 season alongside cellist and Memphis-native Carrington Truehart, who will return for his second season. 

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    HopeWorks has named Lytania Black as director after receiving funding from the state of Tennessee to oversee adult education programming in Shelby County.

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    Il Hwan Kim, an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been awarded more than $1.5 million for research that could eventually help patients with disorders such as schizophrenia and autism.

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    Don Glays has been named president of the Tennessee Builders Education Foundation, a recently formed nonprofit that aims to correct the shortage of skilled workers in West Tennessee by reintroducing career technical education into local high schools.

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    Col. Zachary L. Miller will take command of the Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at a change of command ceremony Friday, July 19. He succeeds Col. Michael A. Ellicott Jr.

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    Dr. Glen Steele, Southern College of Optometry’s longest-serving faculty member and a co-founder of InfantSEE, has been inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame.

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    The American Association of Community Colleges has appointed Southwest Tennessee Community College President Tracy D. Hall to its Commission on Economic Workforce Development.

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    Jeffrey Taylor has joined the University of Tennessee Health Science Center as chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and director of the new UTHSC Human Performance Research and Clinical Care Laboratory.

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    The Memphis Zoo has promoted Matt Thompson to chief zoological officer, a role in which he manages the direction of all animal programs and leads all decisions about animal care.

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    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has named Donny D. Davidson Jr. the new Memphis District deputy district engineer for programs and project management, a role in which he is the senior civilian adviser to the district commander. 


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