Business Briefs 11-24-2016

Crain Construction, Inc.

screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-2-34-49-pmCrain Construction, Inc. has added to its team Luther Bowdoin as a superintendent and Hannah Shivas Fitzpatrick and Brett Gregory as project engineers.

Bowdoin is a superintendent with almost 40 years of construction experience and a great understanding of all phases of the construction process. He has worked in construction management in the Southeast on ground up projects with complicated site work including heavy civil water and wastewater projects. He holds an associate degree from Wallace Community College in Dothan, Ala., and is Procore certified.

screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-2-34-54-pmFitzpatrick is a project engineer who worked   for Washington, D.C.- area construction companies for five years prior to returning to her Nashville hometown. An Auburn University graduate, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in building science and has OSHA 30 certification, is a U.S. Green Building Council Green Associate and has Construction Quality Management for Contractors credentials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Gregory is a project engineer who spent the past three years constructing retail stores in the Southwest. A graduate of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management, is a LEED Green Associate and Procore certified.

The Family Center

Ascreen-shot-2016-11-23-at-2-35-01-pmpril Oberlin has joined The Family Center as director of development.  She brings six years of fundraising and management experience. Originally from Indiana, she has most recently worked as director of philanthropy with the YMCA of Greater Seattle.

Prior to her work with the YMCA in Seattle, Oberlin was Director of Business Development for the Muscular Dystrophy Associations in Fort Wayne, IN and Seattle, WA.  She holds a BA from Indiana Wesleyan University and M.S.Ed. from Indiana University.

Oberlin will lead The Family Center development staff, focusing primarily on major gifts.

screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-2-35-07-pmTrina Waters has joined The Family Center as Lead Children’s Facilitator/ Enrollment Coordinator. She brings six years of counseling and teaching experience, including work as adjunct faculty teaching undergraduate psychology courses at Cumber-land and Lipscomb Universities.

The Family Center works to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect by empowering parents to raise healthy children so they can reach their highest potential.

The Nature Conservancy

screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-2-35-13-pmBritt Moses, with more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, has joined The Nature Conservancy’s Tennessee Chapter as Director of Philanthropy. Moses comes to The Nature Conservancy from another land conservation organization, The Land Trust for Tennessee, where she served as Director of Development & Communications.

A native Tennessean, Moses held high-ranking positions as a fundraiser and fundraising consultant in Washington, D.C., for much of her career.

Moses returned to Tennessee and in 2014 joined the staff of The Land Trust for Tennessee, a not-for-profit land trust. There she led the organization’s fundraising, events and communications activities.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-2-35-19-pmLourdes Estrada, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named associate director for Academic Programs and Operations for the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP).

Estrada completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. She earned a Ph.D. in pharmacology at the University of Michigan, where she then completed her post doctorate research. After working in the private sector, Estrada came to Vanderbilt in 2004 as a scientific and education coordinator for the Center for Cancer Systems Biology.

screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-2-35-26-pmWilliam Stead, M.D., the McKesson Foundation Professor of Biomedical In- formatics, Professor of Medicine and Chief Strategy Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been chosen to serve as chair of the National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics (NCVHS).

He was selected by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell to serve in this role. As chair, he will serve a two-year, renewable term.

screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-2-35-33-pmRizwan Hamid, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University, has been named chief of the Division of Pediatric Genetics and Genomic Medicine,

He will replace John Phillips, M.D., David T. Karzon Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine and Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, who has led the division for more than three decades.

Hamid, who received his undergraduate degree from Allama Iqbal Medical College, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, and his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt, is an internationally recognized expert in the person-to-person variation in complex human disease presentation and outcome. He has successfully modeled these intriguing questions in two complex and fatal human diseases, acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and hereditary pulmonary arterial hypertension (HPAH).

Hamid’s appointment will be effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Zeitlin & Co., Realtors

screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-2-35-38-pmZeitlin & Co., Realtors has announced that Ryan Casassa has joined their group of agents serving Middle Tennessee. Casassa was raised in a successful real estate family in Nashville. He attended David Lipscomb High School, Lipscomb University,    and Middle Tennessee State University. He is partnered with his mother, Julie Casassa, a real estate veteran of 29 years. Casassa will be working from the Zeitlin Green Hills office