Business Digest: Parkridge names Landon Smith as chief operating officer – Chattanooga Times Free Press


Landon Smith

Parkridge Health System has appointed Landon Smith as chief operating officer, co-ethics and compliance officer and chief staffing officer.

A native of Dalton, Georgia, Smith will oversee all construction on the Parkridge Medical Center campus and the Parkridge North Emergency Department, as well as laboratory services, radiation therapy and rehabilitation services.

After graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree, Smith earned a Master of Health Services Administration from Armstrong Atlantic State University. Prior to joining Parkridge, he served as assistant administrator and co-ethics and compliance officer at North Florida Regional Medical Center, in Gainesville, Florida. Before that, he was the strategy and planning manager at Memorial Health, in Savannah, Georgia.

“Landon brings a wealth of expertise in operations and will be a tremendous asset to Parkridge,” said Tom Ozburn, president and CEO of Parkridge Health. “We are excited to welcome him to the Parkridge family and are confident that he will play a critical role in our continued growth and expansion.”

Dr. Takeyla Williams joins Memorial Breast Care

Takeyla Williams, M.D., has joined CHI Memorial Breast Care Associates and the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial.

Takeyla Williams

Dr. Williams received her medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta and completed her residency in general surgery at East Tennessee State University and a fellowship in breast oncology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She has served as a breast surgeon in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, since 2017, and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Lauri Moyle heads development for Family Promise

Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga has added Lauri Moyle to its team in its fight against family homelessness. As the director of development, Moyle will lead the work of fundraising and grant writing, as well as manage public relations efforts.

Family Promise is a nonprofit organization that offers four programs to prevent, reduce and end homelessness in the Chattanooga area. These programs help families become stable, employed, housed and linked to supportive and follow-up services to ensure a successful return to self-sufficiency through community partnerships.

Lauri Moyle

“We exist to tackle the problem of homelessness for families and veterans,” said Mary Ellen Galloway, executive director of Family Promise. “Through community partnerships that our director of development fosters, we hope more families will achieve and sustain independence in Chattanooga.”

Moyle has served on the boards of directors for Love’s Arm, City of Chattanooga: Multicultural Affairs and Dynamo Studios. Before moving to Chattanooga, Moyle spent seven years as a political staffer in the United Kingdom, working on the policy side of nonprofits. His academic background is in social psychology, community development and philosophy. He earned his B.A. from Covenant College and his M.A. in theology and politics from Kings College.

“Nothing gets me going more than being a connector, strategic thinker and community catalyst,” Moyle said.

Compiled by Brandi Dixon. Business News is published each Sunday. Information about new hires, promotions and business awards should be sent to onthemove@times

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