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Front Page - Friday, November 27, 2020

Newsmakers: Steedley joins Chamber as VP




The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Lorne Steedley as vice president of diversity and inclusive growth.

Steedley served as a board member for the Four Corners Development Corporation, which developed the Langham Court project in Boston’s South End community, and as a project manager for Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development.

Steedley also worked with the Council on Foundations as member relations director, managing philanthropic relationships in the Southeast.

Additionally, he served as program officer with the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore, examining and reporting on the e?ects of gentrification, regionalism and sprawl on vulnerable families in both high growth and no-growth communities.

Steedley also led Motus Consulting USA, a management consultancy that provided management, operations and training services to groups engaged in transformation, including nonprofit organizations, corporations and government entities.

Steedley is a former research fellow in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a former International Fellow of the Emerging Leaders Program in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Science in Human Services from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and a Master of Arts in Sociology from Boston College.

Hamilton Schools hires communications officer

Cody Patterson is the new communications officer of Hamilton County Schools. Patterson will begin working with the district Dec. 4.

Patterson most recently worked as a communications consultant in Kentucky and Indiana. Before working as a consultant, Patterson worked in various communications roles within the Kentucky state government, including the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, Kentucky Venues and the lieutenant governor’s office.

Patterson and his wife, Adrienne, have two young sons, Leo and Eli.

Thomas joins CHI Memorial

Hannah Thomas has joined CHI Memorial Convenient Care – Atrium. Thomas earned a degree in nursing from Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens. She then completed a master’s in nursing from Tennessee State University. The American Nurses Credentialing Center has certified Thomas as an advanced registered nurse practitioner and a family nurse practitioner.

CHI Memorial names physician adviser

CHI Memorial recently named Lee Jackson physician adviser and medical director of care management. Jackson will serve as a consultant and resource for attending physicians regarding hospitalization appropriateness, inpatient or observation status, resource utilization, regulatory requirements and length of stay management.

As a physician adviser, Jackson will serve as liaison to coding, documentation specialists, medical records and third-party payers when necessary.

To accomplish these endeavors, Jackson will no longer see patients in the clinic or perform surgery.

A graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a fellowship in renal transplantation and renovascular surgery from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Jackson has been a practicing physician for 32 years. He has played an active role in shaping policies and practices to advance patient care at CHI Memorial through his work as medical director for surgical services.

Harvey graduates forensic academy

Lieutenant Chris Harvey of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has graduated from the National Forensics Academy. Harvey serves in the Criminal Investigations Division.

Co-funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the NFA is a 10-week training program designed to meet the needs of law enforcement agencies in evidence identification, collection and preservation. The NFA is offered in-residence, utilizing a curriculum developed by forensic practitioners from across the U.S.

The goal of the National Forensic Academy is to prepare crime scene investigators to recognize key elements and improve the process of evidence recovery and submission.

The training Harvey received is Tennessee POST Certified and includes 400 hours of coursework. Graduates receive a diploma of completion and a Bloodstain Pattern Analysis 40-hour class completion certificate.

The curriculum also includes 170 hours of in-class work, 230 hours of field practicum and a practical final.

The National Forensics Academy is part of the UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s Institute for Public Service.