Dr. Andrew Megison Joins the Practice of Oral Surgery and Other Career Changes in the Chattanooga Area



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Dr Andrew Megison Joins Oral Surgery Practice

Dr. Andrew Megison has joined the oral surgery team at the Center for Oral Facial Implant Surgery and Associates.

Megison is originally from Chattanooga and attended Baylor School before going to Louisiana State University where he earned a degree in biology. He then obtained his dental degree from LSU School of Dentistry in 2015.

Megison completed a six-year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans in 2021, where he also received his medical degree and completed a one-year internship in general surgery.

Gaither and Ibach join the Austin Hatcher Foundation

The Austin Hatcher Foundation announces the addition of two new staff members to its growing team.

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Michaela Gaither has joined the foundation as the new Child and Family Services Coordinator.

Gaither holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Lee University and recently received his master’s degree in social work from Louisiana State University. She is responsible for planning enrichment events for families and coordinating care for new and existing families.

“I am thrilled to join the Austin Hatcher team because I have always had a passion for working with children and families,” said Gaither. “I look forward to supporting the families of the Foundation as they receive the incredible services we provide at the Austin Hatcher Foundation.”

Sydney Ibach joined the foundation as a new graphic designer and photographer.

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Ibach graduated in Graphic Design from Chattanooga State Community College. She also has extensive experience photographing large events for private parties and organizations in the Chattanooga area. Ibach was the foundation’s graphic design intern before being added as a full-time staff member. She is responsible for supporting the AHFPC mission through brand marketing, creative design and photography.

“I am very happy to join the staff of the foundation because of the incredible mission to which they aspire,” said Ibach. “The impact of AHFPC on the lives of pediatric cancer patients and their families is incredible, and I am very grateful to be a part of it.”

HHM CPA promotes staff

HHM CPAs, a full-service CPA and consulting firm, announces the promotion of professionals within the Chattanooga office. Promotions include senior executives, managers, supervisors and senior accountants.

New senior executives include Stephenie Greene and Chase Lloyd. Stephenie Greene has been promoted to Senior Tax Officer. Greene has been with the firm since 2017. Chase Lloyd was promoted to senior executive in the audit department and joined the firm in 2019 after working for six years in the western United States.

Brad Culbreth and Chelsea O’Shields have been promoted to Group Manager, Dealer Services. John Eger and Jessica Hetzler have been promoted to Director of the Management Consulting Services group.

The professionals promoted to supervisors are Ellie Benoit, Kyle Briner, Marissa Cruz, Maria Krechetova, Amber Mueller and Austin Sams. Likewise, Jessica Boles, Blake Bryson, Alex Foote, Jessica Seard, Chris van der Merwe and Madeline Wade have been promoted to senior accountants.

“As our business continues to experience tremendous growth, these professionals have stepped up to lead different areas of our team,” said Donnie Hutcherson, Managing Partner of HHM. “Each professional promoted has demonstrated a great capacity and a desire to advance their career.”

Rehm named Vice President of UT Plastic Surgery College

Dr. Jason Rehm has been appointed vice chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the College of Medicine / Health Sciences Center at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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The College of Medicine and Health Science Center at the University of Tennessee is a medical education science institute providing the highest quality cutting-edge education to medical students, residents, and fellows. Rehm teaches and engages in academic and clinical research activities to provide the highest standard of healthcare to patients in the region and trains physicians who pursue residency and scholarship training after graduating from the faculty. of Medicine. UTHSC is a statewide system with campuses in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.

Rehm’s specialty is plastic and hand surgery. He has particular areas of interest and expertise in hand surgery, general plastic and reconstructive surgery, microvascular, maxillofacial trauma, and cosmetic surgery.

He graduated from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, Texas. He trained in general surgery at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and trained in plastic and reconstructive surgery at UTCOM in Chattanooga. After completing his residency in plastic surgery, he completed a fellowship in hand / microvascular surgery at the University of Mississippi at Jackson.

Rehm joined RefinedLooks Plastic Surgery and Hayes Hand Center in August 2004. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is an active member of the Chattanooga Hamilton County Medical Society as well as numerous societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

Legacy Senior Living Appoints Ray as Vice President of Asset Management

Legacy Senior Living, who runs a family of senior and memory-care communities in the Southeast, has promoted Blake Ray to vice president of asset management.

In his new role, Ray will help Legacy Senior Living acquire new strategic developments that will increase its ability to serve seniors and their families through its proven model of care. He will oversee construction and renovation projects, coordinate facility financing and support executive management in real estate and operational analysis.

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Since joining Legacy Senior Living in 2014, Ray has held a variety of other leadership roles including administrator-in-training, special projects coordinator and financial analyst.

“During his successful tenure as Executive Director of our Renaissance Marquis community in Rome, Georgia, Blake found his passion in special projects. He oversaw a large-scale renovation of the 100,000 square foot Class A property, transforming it Blake has always taken our mission to serve with excellence to heart, and his proven leadership within our organization has continued to impress us ” said Bryan Cook, Founder and President of Legacy Senior Living.

“I believe in the ministry of Legacy Senior Living with seniors and am grateful that I can contribute to his continued success in my new role,” said Ray. “Enriching the lives of seniors is a special call, and Legacy Senior Living takes that call to heart, planning not only for today, but for future residents who will call one of our communities home. “

Ray is an alumnus of Cleveland, Tennessee, originally from Lee University, with degrees in psychology and accounting.

Bozac Transport receives the Platinum Award

Bozac Transportation, Inc. recently received a Platinum Award from the Great West Casualty Company as part of the National Safety Awards 2020. In addition, Bozac received another Platinum Award for Workplace Safety for 2020. These are the sixth consecutive year that Bozac has won the highest awards available from Great West. These awards recognize motor carriers who have achieved rigorous year-end accident results and who have demonstrated their commitment to promoting safe driving practices and workplace safety within their companies.

Bozac Transportation Inc. is an asset-based family carrier headquartered in Cleveland, Tennessee.

“Without companies like Bozac Transportation and others in the trucking industry, our country would come to a virtual standstill,” said Randall Oligmueller, president of Joe Morten & Son Inc. “More than 32 million trucks are driven daily on the road. price, Bozac sets the standard for other trucking companies to follow. To achieve these results in the midst of a pandemic, it shows that these drivers epitomize the term “essential workers”.

Joe Morten & Son Inc. has worked in partnership with trucking companies for over 80 years and is the only agency owned by Great West Casualty Company, the leading provider of insurance products and services for truckers.

– Compiled by Brandi Hixon

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