Tallahassee People on the Move

Tallahassee People on the Move

Capital Regional Medical Center Appoints Lori Merritt as Assistant Administrator

Capital Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare North Florida Division, announces the appointment of Lori Merritt as Assistant Administrator and co-ECO.

Lori has been with Capital Regional Medical Center since September 2008 as a Speech-Language Pathologist and most recently the Director of Rehab Services. She has led eight departments including acute care and outpatient PT, ST, OT; Bariatric Services; Cardiac Rehab/Wellness; PBX; acute and outpatient HBO/Wound Care; and Burn Services. As Assistant Administrator, Lori will lead Food Services, EVS and Rehab Services.

Big Bend Homeless Coalition Names New Chief Executive Officer

The Big Bend Homeless Coalition (BBHC) announced it has named Holly Bernardo, a longtime advocate for the region’s most vulnerable families, as its new Chief Executive Officer. Bernardo will assume leadership of the organization on October 19, 2021, in a seamless transition as Sylvia W. Smith departs for a leadership position with another regional nonprofit, after six years at the helm of the BBHC.

“Our commitment to serving families, veterans, and those exiting chronic homelessness is our north star. Holly Bernardo’s skill set as a former COO, Development Director, and most importantly, as a former family therapist, for nonprofits in Nashville and Tallahassee, ensure we remain in steady hands as we move toward the future,” shared Board President Melanie Quinton.

Thomas Howell Ferguson’s Julian Dozier Named One of the CPA Practice Advisor’s “40 Under 40”

Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, a professional accounting, assurance, tax, and governmental consulting services firm, headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, announced that Julian Dozier was selected as one of CPA Practice Advisor’s “40 Under 40” in the accounting profession.

The 40 Under 40 Awards spotlight the top practicing public accountants, educators, and thought leaders who are leading their profession.

Julian received his Bachelor’s Degree in accounting and finance and his Master of Accounting from Florida State University. Julian is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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