DURHAM – Liberty HomeCare nurse Kelly Bennett of Durham has been awarded the national Sharon Baranoski Founder’s Award, according to a news release.
That award is given annually to honor the overall pursuit of excellence in the field of skin and wound care.
Bennett was recognized during the Skin and Wound Care Symposium in Las Vegas. Candidates for the award were nominated by clinicians in the wound care industry.
Nominees represent excellence in innovative educational approaches, cost-benefit approaches to practice, unique treatments which significantly impact patient care, or leadership that has fostered the profession of wound care, according to the release.
Winners of receive a $2,000 educational grant.
John Avery Boys and Girls Club adds board member
DURHAM – The John Avery Boys and Girls Club announced that Jesse Boulerice has joined the nonprofit’s board.
Boulerice is a retired NHL player who currently works with Merrill Lynch as a financial adviser.
In addition, he serves his community with his involvement in the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce.
Previously, he served the community by taking part in programs such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, The Jimmy V Foundation, Spare Some for Autism, and the Kids ‘N Community Foundation.
A member of the 1996 NHL draft class, Boulerice played professional hockey until his retirement in 2011. From 2001 to 2009, he acted as a member of the NHL Players’ Association in which he assisted the organization in reaching a collective bargaining agreement in the 2004/2005 season.
The John Avery Boys and Girls Club is a nonprofit dedicated to educating and protecting children while preserving the beauty and innocence of childhood.
Freelon Group gets intern development award
DURHAM –– The Intern Development Program Advisory Committee has awarded The Freelon Group, one of eight firms, the 2012-2015 Intern Development Program Outstanding Firm Award, according to a news release.
The awarded firms have satisfied the requirements for recognition with the IDP Firm Award and have demonstrated a commitment to the program.
The Intern Development Program started in 1976 as a pilot program developed by the American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards to ensure the continued support of interns by the changing profession of architecture.
IDP is a profession-wide, comprehensive training program that is focused on the professional development of architectural interns. The IDP Advisory Committee is a joint NCARB/AIA advisory committee to NCARB and AIA on matters relating to improving the Intern Development Program.
Consulting firm names compliance officer
CHAPEL HILL – Hill, Chesson & Woody, a health and welfare benefits brokerage and consulting firm that designs, manages and implements employee benefit programs, announced that the Katharine Marshall has been named the company’s compliance officer.
In this position, Marshall will be responsible for guiding clients and staff in regulation compliance for health and welfare benefit plans, including all laws that impact employee benefits.
Prior to joining the firm, Katharine worked for a number of years in a multi-national law firm before moving to a litigation boutique in New York.
Frontier announces Southeast environment, health, safety manager
CHARLESTON, W.Va.– Gary McConihay has been named the new environmental, health and safety manager for the Southeast operations of Frontier Communications.
Based in Charleston, McConihay is responsible for implementing Frontier’s safety program in West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi and Georgia, according to a news renease. In addition, he will develop safety programs for specific locations.
McConihay worked most recently as a director and safety team leader for K-o-S Consulting in Ashland, Ky. Before that he was corporate safety director for more than 16 years at North American Industrial Services, based in New York.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in occupational safety and health from Marshall University.