Names and Faces

August 26, 2013 

Julie Wilkinson, associate dean of curriculum for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy, completed the Academic Leadership Fellows Program with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The AACP Academic Leadership Fellowship is a yearlong program designed to develop the nation's most promising pharmacy faculty for roles as future leaders in academic pharmacy and higher education. The program includes self-assessment, peer-assessment, leadership development, team-building, exploration of leadership and public policy issues administrative competencies development and application of leadership experiences.

Dana Laganella Gerling of Affordable Attorney, Gerling Law Group, has received the AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. This achievement demonstrates she has earned the highest rating available from her peers and clients for her legal ability and professional ethics. She practices in estate planning, probate and trust administration.Mystery Slimick has joined BB&T Insurance Services as an employee benefits insurance agent in its Bradenton office at 1111 Eighth Ave. W. The Florida native has 15 years of experience in the insurance industry and specializes in working with businesses to design, negotiate, implement and maintain employee benefit solutions.

Walter E. Moscoso, M.D., is now practicing at Retina Treatment Center, 5219 E State Road 64, Bradenton. Moscoso specializes in treating macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, flashes and floaters, distortion of vision and second opinions before cataract surgery. Moscoso, who is bilingual, graduated with honors from Seton Hall University and earned his medical degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Debbie Lane has returned to RE/MAX Alliance Group. Based in the Siesta Key Office, she works in general real estate sales and specializes in residential investment properties on Siesta Key and surrounding mainland neighborhoods. She grew up on Siesta Key and has extensive knowledge of the island and its neighborhoods. Lane has served on the Sarasota Association of Realtors Scholarship Committee for five years and was committee chair for three years. She was a member of Women's Council of Realtors and served one year as the vice president of membership.

Kim A. French was recently appointed vice president-clients for Willis A.

Smith Construction. French has more than 40 years' experience in the management of construction and design firms, including the last 30 years in Florida with several national and regional firms specializing in construction management at risk and design build delivery formats.

He has been involved in numerous high profile projects for public and private sector clients throughout Southwest Florida including governmental, educational, health care, commercial, retail, industrial and religious projects.

All Faiths Food Bank brought in three new staff members to help meet the organization's growing needs. Laura Coyle joins the team as director of marketing, Jen Hayes is the new outreach programs coordinator, and Julie Smith has stepped in as donor information manager.

All Faiths Food Bank has served residents in DeSoto and Sarasota counties for almost 25 years. Coyle has worked in Sarasota's nonprofit sector for more than a decade. Her newly created position fills the communication and promotional needs necessary for raising awareness in the community.

Hayes replaces Elise Burgher, who left the Food Bank to earn an advanced degree. She will work with local educators and students to connect with families. Smith replaces Bev Beishline who retired after 15 years of service.

Before joining the Food Bank, Smith was director of grants and resources at Easter Seals Southwest Florida.

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