VOL. 121 | NO. 245 | Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Women's Foundation Director Shines as Woman of Character
Dr. Amit Malhotra
Dr. Charles Burnett
Ruby Bright has been recognized as a 2006 Woman of Character by the Girl Scout Council of the Mid-South. Bright, who is the executive director of the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis, was recognized for her courage, confidence and leadership.
Eric Mehl has joined Youth Programs Inc. (YPI) as executive director. YPI is the governing organization for the Stanford St. Jude Championship. The new post was created to expand the capabilities of the tournament's existing staff and will serve as a complement to long-term tournament director Phil Cannon. George Bryan recently was elected president of the YPI board of directors; Ken Masterson was elected vice president; and Jack Blair was named secretary-treasurer. Patt Kerr Tigrett, Scott Notowich, Bill Levy, Bill Rhodes and Jack Sammons also were elected to serve on the board. Re-elected to another term on the board are Reggie Barnes, Grattan Brown Jr., Michael Glenn, Jackson Moore, David Porter, Dan Riley, Loren Roberts and Michael Starnes.
Jeff Weintraub, James H. Stock Jr. and Greg Grisham have been selected as 2006 Mid-South Super Lawyers by Law and Politics Magazine. Weintraub also was selected as a Top 50 Memphis Super Lawyer and a Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyer. They are partners in the firm Weintraub, Stock & Grisham PC. The listings appear in the December issue of the magazine, as well as at www.superlawyers.com.
Patricia Richardson has been named creative team leader at Signature Marketing Solutions. She previously was an art director. She is a 1995 graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in graphic design. Richardson has been with Signature for six years.
Lydia Green, Audrey Harnack, Dan LaVelle and Carole Presley have been selected to perform in the Lipscomb University Singers for the 2006-2007 season. The University Singers, conducted by Dr. Gary Wilson, perform a broad range of music with special emphases on Americana - from colonial singing-school tunes to African-American spirituals, contemporary praise and devotional music to popular and jazz styles.
Penne Campbell has joined INSOUTH Bank as a mortgage lender. She previously was a mortgage lender for Citizens National Bank at its Collierville and Oakland branches.
Robert C. Divine has rejoined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as a shareholder leading the Immigration Group within the firm's labor and employment department. Divine left the firm in July 2004 when he was appointed to serve as the first chief counsel of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) by President George W. Bush. After one year serving as chief counsel, Divine served for six months as acting director of USCIS, then six more months as acting deputy director.
The Girl Scout Council of the Mid-South has announced the following new members of its board of directors for 2006-2008: Frances Grace Hutchinson, second vice president; Holly Brewer, treasurer; and members James H. Ball, Suzanne M. Copeland, Mary T. Jones, Olliette Murry-Drobot and Isaac Northern. Sharon B. Goode and Sherry Whitten have been elected members-at-large. Elizabeth T. Collins, Joshua D. Poag and Mary T. Jones have been elected as members to the nominating committee for the 2006-2008 term.
Dr. Catherine Collins has joined The Exchange Club Family Center as a clinical psychologist. She will be responsible for overseeing clinical services for the center. Lisa Incardona has joined as family services coordinator. She will be responsible for interpreting and translating for Spanish-speaking clients, facilitating support groups for domestic violence victims and providing individual counseling and art therapy to clients.
Dr. Charles Burnett and Dr. Amit Malhotra have joined the Memphis Heart Clinic PLC, boosting the practice's total doctor count to 11. A 20-year veteran physician, Burnett is board certified in cardiology and internal medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a fellow of The Society of Cardiac Angiography. Malhotra completed his internal medicine residency in South Africa and at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, where he served as chief medical resident. He remained on staff at Cook serving as assistant program director for Internal Medicine Residency until 2002, when he left to complete his fellowship in interventional cardiology at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.