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Front Page - Friday, October 22, 2021

Newsmakers: Shegog joins Siskin Hospital

Bobby Shegog is the new director of the environmental services department at Siskin Hospital.

Shegog is responsible for the overall management of Siskin’s first line of defense in infection prevention and control. He will ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies, oversee the departmental operating budget and ensure all staff are trained in medical and safety guidelines.

Shegog brings more than 26 years of experience in health care environmental services to the role. He specializes in emergency incident management and preparedness and has completed advanced FEMA coursework. He is also a certified asbestos hazard evaluation specialist.

Shegog earned a degree in theology from the Jacksonville Theology Seminary in Jacksonville, Florida, and an associate degree in health care business administration from Concorde College in Memphis.

Johnson joins CHI as director of gifts

Jake Johnson will serve as the director of development and major gifts for CHI Memorial Foundation, the fundraising arm of CHI Memorial.

A native of Ringgold, Johnson brings nearly 10 years of fundraising experience to CHI Memorial. Most recently, he served as a director of development for the American Heart Association, where he led annual campaigns in Chattanooga and Northwest Georgia.

Before his time at AHA, Johnson was a senior consultant at Pennington & Company and worked to conduct feasibility studies and develop and manage capital campaigns. He has raised nearly $12 million during his career.

Salvation Army’s Echelon appoints new president

Chattanooga Echelon, a service organization of young professionals who promote and support The Salvation Army through networking, events, volunteer projects and fundraisers, has appointed Kyle Briner, supervisor at HHM CPAs, as its next chapter president.

Tripp Thurston, vice president of commercial banking at BancorpSouth and former chapter president, stepped down from the position in September after serving for three years. He will serve on the board as a general member.

Briner has served on the board since 2018 as the service chair. During his time in the role, he founded the Run with Reason fundraising event and raised over $40,000 for the Angel Tree Program.

In his new position as president, Briner will provide supervision for the board and develop, implement and oversee the board’s projects.

Partnership names Wilkerson HR manager

Sarah Wilkerson is now serving as the human resources manager of Partnership for Families, Children and Adults.

Wilkerson, a Sewanee: The University of the South graduate, joined Partnership in 2018.

Wilkerson will direct the administrative functions of human resources and oversee the duties of the human resources strategic analyst position.

Masterson joins CHI Memorial

Family physician Dr. Ashley Masterson has joined CHI Memorial Integrative Medicine Associates – Chattanooga.

A native of Red Bank, Masterson earned her medical degree from Lincoln Memorial DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate.

She completed an internship and residency in family medicine at Lonesome Pine Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

Masterson is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine.