VOL. 130 | NO. 78 | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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Dr. Neil Bomar Joins Support Solutions
By Kate Simone
Dr. Neil Bomar has joined Support Solutions as its first staff psychiatrist, a role in which he will help individuals with intellectual disabilities and those with a history of long-term mental illness who are currently supported by the organization. Bomar’s addition makes Support Solutions one of the only industry providers in the Mid-South to provide this level of support.
Hometown: Bell Buckle, Tenn.
Experience: Primary care/urgent care medicine; corporate medicine and consulting; psychiatry
Family: Wife of 20 years and two sons (ages 15 and 9)
Favorite quote: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Ian MacLaren
Favorite movie: “Schindler’s List”
The sports team(s) you root for: The Grizzlies (My kids may never understand why a grown man will scream at the TV.)
What talent do you wish you had? I continually regret selling my Alvarez classical guitar for $50 while I was a cash-crunched freshman at Vanderbilt. I see my 15-year-old son practicing proficiently and I enviously wonder how good I could be at the age of 49 if I had just kept it.
Who has had the greatest influence on you and why? My folks equipped me quite well for the curveballs life has thrown me. I thank them and my sis for encouraging me in my faith walk.
What attracted you to your company? I was immediately struck by the level of professionalism I found at Support Solutions. Our team at Support Solutions goes above and beyond to provide the highest quality of care, and I appreciate that.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I love working with people who suffer and who admit they don’t have life completely figured out. Although I prescribe medicine, the positive feedback I receive most often is, “Thanks for making me believe I wasn’t crazy when I went through that tough time.”
If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Find out who your ancestors were and what worked for them; chances are it involved relying on their faith and family during tough times. Be intentional about your worldview and what you choose to believe from our culture. Solomon was correct when he said all is vanity and there is nothing new under the sun (although when you get a new iPhone it certainly does not seem that way).
Stephanie “Stevie” Wilbanks has joined the Memphis office of Pickering Firm Inc. as architect. Wilbanks has three years of experience and is the 2015 associate director on the AIA Tennessee board of directors. John Hamilton has joined Pickering as engineer intern. Hamilton has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and three years of experience.
Dwayne Mattox has joined Chris Woods Construction Inc. as project manager. Mattox has been involved in the construction industry since 1987 and has experience in both project management and estimating. His experience crosses a variety of sectors, including commercial, industrial, multifamily and residential.
Angela Mahaffey Watson has joined Simply Delicious Caterings as sales manager, where she will focus on developing new client relationships while supporting the company’s existing client base and vendor partnerships. Mahaffey Watson most recently served as outside sales and project manager at Mahaffey Tent & Event Rentals.
Ashley Robilio, vice president of Huey’s Restaurant, has joined the board of directors of DeNeuville Learning Center, a nonprofit providing education and support services to adult women and their families.
E. Franklin Childress Jr. and George T. “Buck” Lewis, shareholders in Baker Donelson’s Memphis office, have been named to the University of Tennessee’s President’s Council for a three-year term. The council, comprised of more than 50 members, advises UT President Joe DiPietro on issues impacting the university.
Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South has elected its officers and directors for 2015. Officers are: Craig Marshall, chairman; Kent Ritchey, first vice chairman; Ron Becker, second vice chairman; Reginald Peyton, secretary; Bruce Doane, treasurer; and Randy Hutchinson, president and CEO. Newly elected directors are Kate Bonner and David Elliott.
The Memphis Chapter of the Society for Information Management has named its 2015 board of directors: Michael Jones, president; Jarrett Morgan, vice president; Jim Boyd, treasurer; Ahmed Esmail, programs chair; Joe Cutrell, programs co-chair; Kevin Morgan, strategy series chair; Josh Siddon, strategy series co-chair; Danita Macon, community outreach chair; Ed Charbonnet, community outreach co-chair; Darrell Price, marketing chair; Debbie Smith, marketing co-chair; Mason Rotelli, membership chair; Susan Caldwell, membership co-chair; Rick Pride, SIM International liaison; Michael Boyd, governance chair; and Mario Simmons, immediate past president.
AIA Memphis has presented its 2015 Design Awards. Design Award of Excellence winners are brg3s architects (Memphis Slim Collaboratory), archimania (Hattiloo Theatre) and Belz Architecture (Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital south entry renovation). Award of Merit winners are archimania (Leadership Memphis) and Self Tucker Architects (National Civil Rights Museum renovations). Citation Award winners are Looney Ricks Kiss (FedExFamilyHouse) and archimania (Indigo).