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By Updated: January 02, 2019 4:00 AM CT | Published: December 31, 2018 8:47 PM CT

Audrey Gregory, Memphis market president and CEO of Saint Francis Healthcare, has received two accolades.

  • Becker’s Hospital Review named Gregory to its annual list of women hospital and health system leaders to know in 2018. Becker’s Healthcare, which accepted nominations for the list, selected the leaders based on editorial judgment after evaluating their management and leadership skills as well as career accomplishments.
  • Gregory also was named to the 2019 class of Nashville Health Care Council Fellows. The class includes 28 senior health care executives from across the country who will discuss and address challenges facing the industry.

Gregory has more than 25 years’ experience in health care leadership and has held various positions within Tenet Healthcare, the Dallas-based parent of Saint Francis Healthcare, including chief nursing officer and department director. As Saint Francis’ market CEO, she oversees Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis and Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett.



Jordan Bolin has joined Tioga Environmental Consultants as a project coordinator. Bolin is a certified lead-based paint inspector and risk assessor. In his new position, he will investigate commercial and industrial facilities to determine the presence of lead-based materials, develop assessment reports for Tioga clients and offer recommendations for abatement or removal of harmful materials. Bolin got his start in property development and project assessments from volunteering for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis during his high school years. He is a Memphis native and attended Northwest Mississippi Community College.
Additionally, Felipe Vazquez, a facility regulatory compliance specialist at Tioga, earned his professional engineer license in the state of Tennessee. As a licensed professional engineer, Vazquez can independently manage and execute civil engineering designs as well as manage the development of environmental plans. Vazquez joined Tioga in 2017 to manage environmental regulatory activities for clients, such as preparing facility permit applications for air, stormwater and wastewater. He earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of California at Irvine.


Patricia Ange has been named chief of staff for The Memphis Lift, a parent-led education advocacy organization. She replaces Deidra Brooks, who is leaving the organization to pursue higher education. Ange has worked in several Shelby County Schools including Booker T. Washington High School, KIPP Middle, Fairley High, and most recently, the Memphis Academy of Health Sciences. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Memphis and later graduated from the Teacher Education Program at Crichton College while also pursuing her master’s degree in management from Webster University.


Kristi Lofton has joined The Seam, a Memphis-based provider of agribusiness software and trading solutions, as a software engineer. In her new role, she is responsible for writing, debugging and maintaining software for The Seam, as well as contributing to the development of new and ongoing initiatives, such as the Cotton Technology Alliance. Lofton graduated from Columbia University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and earned her Code 1.0 certification from Tech901 last year. Before joining The Seam, she served as an office administrator and veterinary technician at Walnut Grove Animal Clinic.


Five attorneys from Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee P.C. have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019. Founding member Stevan Black was selected in the area of Family Law; Mike McLaren and Will Cochran, in the area of Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants; and Mark Griffee and Jana Lamanna, in the area of Commercial-Litigation.   


Inferno, a full-service advertising, public relations, design and digital marketing firm, received seven Davey Awards in the 2018 competition. The Davey Awards recognize the best in web, design, video, advertising, mobile and social work from small agencies worldwide. The award-winning pieces were:

Gold Awards

  • Outdoor/Environmental: Signage/Environmental Graphics – Carolina Watershed Signage
  • Individual Achievement: Art Illustration – Oliver in Wonderland Illustration
  • Websites: Consumer Products/Services – Sensaware Website

Silver Awards

  • Corporate Identity: Logos – Hope is Alive logo
  • Print Campaign: Promotional/Branding – Oliver’s Poster Invitations
  • Integrated Campaign: Promotional/Branding – The Fourth Awakens Invitations
  • Print Campaign: Promotional/Branding – The Fourth Awakens Invitations

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