Business Briefs 12-1-2016

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has announce d that Alé Dalton, Brian R. Epling, and Racquel B. Martin have joined the firm’s Nashville office as associates.

screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-12-06-20-pmDalton has joined Bradley’s Health- care team, assisting clients with a wide range of transactional, operational, and regulatory matters. More specifically, she provides counsel on issues that arise during healthcare mergers and acquisitions. Dalton earned her J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she served as executive editor of the Tennessee Law Review. She was also highly involved in pro bono efforts, and was recognized by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a 2016 Law Student for Justice.  Dalton earned her B.S. (magna cum laude) from Lipscomb University.

screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-12-06-30-pmEpling has joined Bradley’s Litigation team, helping clients to navigate the complex realm of financial services litigation. Before joining the firm, he clerked for the Honorable Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, and the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr., in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He earned his J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he served as an editor for the Kentucky Law Journal, and his B.A. (summa cum laude) from Transylvania University.

screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-12-06-40-pmMartin has joined the firm’s Labor and Employment team. She developed litigation skills as an intern with both private law firms and the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Tennessee. She utilizes her training to assist public and private employers in employment-related litigation involving discrimination and retaliation, wage and hour, FMLA, and non-compete issues. Martin earned her J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she served as the articles and symposium editor of the Tennessee Law Review, a research editor of Transactions: Tennessee Journal of Business Law, and a member of the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Team. She earned her B.A. from Vanderbilt University.


INSBANK, a Nashville-based full-service bank and mortgage lender, has elected two new members to its board of directors: Stacey Garrett Koju, a founding member of Bone McAllester Norton PLLC and chair of the firm’s board of directors; and Page Barnes, Executive Vice President and CFO of Community Healthcare Trust.
screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-12-06-47-pmKoju concentrates her law practice in the areas of higher education, corporate transactions, healthcare, and government affairs. Stacey was formerly Deputy Chief of Staff for Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. of Memphis. She also served as Associate General Counsel for Back- ground America, Inc. and AMICUS Staffing Inc., and as Director of Legal Affairs for Corrections Partners, Inc.

screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-12-06-54-pmBarnes was co-founder, CFO and Chief Development Officer for Haven Behavioral Healthcare where he was responsible for raising a $100 million private equity investment and the acquisition/development of 12 hospitals. Page’s career has also included positions with Ardent Health Services and AmSouth Bank.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Geoffrey Fleming, M.D., associate professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named the Medical Center’s vice president of Continuous Professional Development.

In his new role, Fleming hopes to transform continuing medical education (CME) among practicing physicians by recognizing the educational value of daily learning opportunities that have an impact on patient outcomes.

screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-12-07-02-pmFleming earned his M.D. from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1997. He did his pediatric internship and residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center and a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan. He is program director of the Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship training program.

Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., assistant vice president for Global Health and a member of the Vanderbilt University faculty since 2005, has been named dean of the Yale School of Public Health. He will begin this new role at Yale on Feb. 1, 2017.

screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-12-07-10-pmVermund, the Amos Christie Professor of Global Health and professor of Pediatrics, Health Policy, Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt, directs the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH). An infectious disease epidemiologist and pediatrician with special experience in adolescent and women’s health, he is known internationally for his leadership of projects aimed at HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, HPV/cervix cancer prevention, and on maternal and child health in low resource regions.

A member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academies, Vermund is known for leading international projects in Zambia, Mozambique, China, Pakistan and elsewhere. Among other successes, these projects have brought to scale the prevention of HIV transmission from mothers to their infants. He also has spearheaded efforts to ease the burden of tropical and childhood diseases.

Zeitlin & Co., Realtors

screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-12-07-16-pmZeitlin & Company, Realtors has named Pat Patterson as managing broker of its Green Hills office. Patterson succeeds Jessica Averbuch, who was recently named CEO of the firm.

In his fifth year with Zeitlin, Patterson is a second-generation Zeitlin agent. His mother, Peggy Patterson, was an agent with the firm in the 1980s, and his sister is also currently a Zeitlin agent. Before joining Zeitlin, Patterson had a distinguished career in the financial services industry, working in a variety of management roles including as chief operating officer and senior vice president for a Nashville-area company that processed several billion dollars of annual credit card volume.