Names and faces: News about business people in Manatee, Sarasota counties

September 24, 2012 

Dr. Cathleen McCabe of The Eye Associates has been honored with the Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist Continuing Education Recognition Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The award is presented in recognition of her outstanding participation in the academy's education programs and publications. Dr. McCabe specializes in cataract surgery with high tech lens implants and LASIK procedures.

Leslie Wells Realty said the top agents for the month of August were Lisa Zimring as top listing agent and Patricia Baker and Marilyn Sakelaris as top selling agents.

Steve Jonsson of Insignia Bank has been named a member of the business and real estate banking team. He will be based out of Insignia Bank's Cattlemen Branch located at 5850 Fruitville Road in Sarasota. Jonsson has served as CEO of multiple community banks in Manatee County.

A group of professional property managers from Re/Max Alliance Group has formed an alliance to manage residential properties in Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties.

They include Beverly Hayden, Claudia Ridge, Lee Brewer, Greg Sheller, Pat Gillum, Randy Huberty, Carol Williams, Mona Haymore, Larry Haymore, Christine Huxtable and Daniel Hilts.

Nick Dunning has been promoted to Sarasota department manager, division of restoration by Karins Engineering Group Inc. Dunning started as an intern and after receiving his engineering degree from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in 2006 he became a full-time employee with the firm. He will coordinate and lead Karins' Sarasota engineers and project managers in their work with condominium associations throughout Manatee

and Sarasota counties.

Richard Russell has been named executive director of Sarasota Opera. Russell, who was Sarasota Opera's director of marketing from 2005-10, returns to Sarasota having served the past three seasons as general director of Opera New Jersey in Princeton, N.J.

Manatee Glens has added Katherine Robinson as director of human resources, Stacey Carollo as director of marketing and Sondra Guffey as director of public relations. Robinson is charged with strategic oversight of human resource support of 450 employees. Carollo will concentrate on new business development and marketing for Manatee Glens Hospital and Addiction Center and outpatient practices. Guffey will continue to expand the visibility of the mental health and addictions services.

Dan Guarnieri has joined Adam and Reese's Sarasota office as an associate. He has been practicing law since 2004, and has been principally engaged in commercial litigation.

Holly Stockell has been named a community representative for Tidewater Preserve, being developed by WCI Communities in Bradenton. Stockell is a licensed real estate agent specializing in waterfront properties and has more than 15 years of realty experience. She previously held a community representative position at Venetian Golf & River Club in Venice, a WCI community.

Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care, a private duty home health agency, has added members of its field staff. They include Nicholas Luncsford, Andre Coquillon, Gemma Paul, Jatarra Mitchell, Mary "Chris" Parker, Ninotchka Drobnak, Angela Butler, Angela Bellofatto, Beate Heyman, Renee Pender and Farbenzie Williams.

Dr. Melissa M. Boyette and Dr. Sara P. Simmons have joined Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine|Pain Management.

Boyette specializes in endoscopic carpal tunnel releases, fractures, sprains, ligament tears, tendon injuries, as well as joint replacement and reconstruction of the hand and wrist. Simmons' specialties include acute and chronic conditions of the wrist and hand, hand and wrist trauma, joint reconstruction for thumb arthritis, total wrist and elbow joint replacements, and Xiaflex injections to treat Dupuytren'scontracture.

Heather Crawford has recently joined Hornback Chiropractic and Wellness, P.A. in Lakewood Ranch. Dr. Crawford has studied a variety of chiropractic techniques including full spine diversified, Thompson drop, Cox flexion/distraction, extremity adjusting, and activator technique.

Tammy Zuknick has accepted the director of lockbox and community associations position at First Federal Bank of Florida. She will be working out of the Lockwood Ridge branch on 8307 Lockwood Ridge Road in Sarasota but will be responsible for community association relationships in Manatee, Sarasota and Nassau counties. She has been in the banking industry for 30 years.

Cortez Etheredge has joined Bayshore Technologies as a helpdesk engineer. He has more than eight years in the IT industry and has an extensive background in telecom and networking. Cortez will focus on the expansion of the Bayshore 360 Cloud Services division.

Christopher Allen Michaels has joined Rapid Pathogen Screening Inc. as vice president of strategic development and technology licensing. Michaels has more than 20 years of intellectual property law experience with Brown & Michaels PC, and has served as managing partner since 1994.

Jeannie Brantley of Water's Edge Senior Living was selected as Woman of the Month in the Bradenton Chapter of SWAT Networking -- Successful Women Aligning Together.

Dr. Elizabeth Callahan, founder and medical director of SkinSmart Dermatology in Sarasota, is the featured skincare expert in the current O Magazine's "Ask Val" column.

Dr. Callahan, who is a dermatologist affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Michael Cronin and Matt Sheils have joined Grapevine Communications as design professionals. Cronin is the new senior art director, and Sheils is the new webmaster.

Cronin worked on package design for General Foods Corp. as well as ad campaigns for major brands such as Burger King.

Sheils as a background in web and graphic design, photography and videography.

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