Dean Smith, MD, joins GlobalMed as CMIO

Dean L. Smith, MD, MBI, joins GlobalMed as Chief Medical Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Government Relations, effective Nov. 1.

Dr. Smith brings to GlobalMed nearly two decades of telehealth, medical informatics, and clinical and operational leadership experience from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Medical Services.

“With the fast pace of healthcare transformation happening before our very eyes, we are thrilled to have an executive of Dean’s caliber join our team to spearhead our Medical Informatics and Government Relations office, bring additional clinical expertise across all our products, and focus on security and compliance,” said Joel E. Barthelemy, founder and CEO of GlobalMed. “His long career with the State Department, trusted relationships with government agencies and vast global experience will be invaluable assets to ensuring we continue to stay ahead of the game. And his deep knowledge of healthcare informatics and clinical workflow will help our software engineers continue to create great products that facilitate virtual care for both government and private-sector providers.”

Dr. Smith, a licensed, board-certified physician, has held positions in the U.S. State Department since 2000. From 2008-2018, he served as the department’s Senior Advisor for Medical Informatics. In that role, he provided oversight and clinical informatics expertise to the teams responsible for creating a healthcare delivery model for State Department employees based on a secure, global telehealth solution. Together, Dr. Smith and his team successfully implemented an electronic prescribing solution; enhanced cyber security and HIPAA compliance of health information systems at the State Department; and upgraded all health information systems to the latest coding standards, including ICD-10.

CBRE’s Jackie Orcutt elected to CREW Board of Directors

CBRE announced that Jackie Orcutt, First Vice President with CBRE Industrial & Logistics in Phoenix, has been elected to the 2019 CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network Board of Directors. Ms. Orcutt is one of six new commercial real estate leaders from across the U.S. elected to serve on the global board, which now includes 11 members and officers. 

CREW Network is the premier business networking organization dedicated to transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally. CREW Network members comprise more than 11,000 professionals in 75 markets worldwide and represent nearly all disciplines of commercial real estate—every type of expert required to “do the deal.”

“Jackie’s appointment to the 2019 CREW Board of Directors is a testament to her outstanding leadership and commitment to the development and advancement of women in commercial real estate,” said Paul Komadina, Senior Managing Director for CBRE’s Phoenix office. “She has established herself as a powerful voice, a forward-thinking leader and an accomplished professional in the Phoenix commercial real estate community, and we look forward to seeing her contributions to the industry at a global level.”

Ms. Orcutt specializes in institutional landlord and buyer representation, industrial and back office leasing and sales. She as completed more than 12.2 million square feet of transactions valued at over $580 million in the last six years alone.

Wendy Cohen named executive director at Experience Matters

Wendy Cohen brings more than 20 years of strategic planning, business development, consensus building and leadership experience to her new role as Executive Director at Experience Matters, a Valley-based nonprofit that engages retired professionals with nonprofit organizations to build capacity and support meaningful social-purpose projects.

“With Experience Matters now financially stable, our immediate goal is to refocus on our core mission and to grow both the number of nonprofits we serve and our pool of talent to help solve social issues in the community,” Cohen said.  “Having operated over the past 13 months with a very small staff, Experience Matters maintained about 70 percent of its services that include Encore Fellows, Service by Design, RSVP and Americorps.  We are now at a place where we can build upon that foundation to make an even greater impact throughout Maricopa County.”

In 2017, the Experience Matters Board of Directors developed and implemented a financial restructuring strategy to manage costs resulting from shortfalls between funding and operating expenses.

“Even during the rebuilding phase, Experience Matters continued as a valuable asset to the nonprofit community by matching organizations with individuals whose critical skills, talent and experience can be leveraged to benefit the nonprofit and the populations being served,” said Laurie Buczek, chair of the Experience Matters Board of Directors.  “It’s time to ramp it up and Wendy brings the experience and expertise to guide that process.”

Terracon promotes Derek Koller

Terracon, an engineering consulting firm, has promoted Derek D. Koller, CHMM, to Tucson Office Manager.

Koller was promoted after serving as Terracon’s Environmental Department Manager in Tucson. He will continue to oversee the Environmental Department while taking on the additional responsibility of managing the office. The Tucson office has been performing environmental, geotechnical, and materials testing services for 25 years and will remain committed to producing quality services.

“We are thrilled that a team member with Derek’s industry experience will be the Tucson Office Manager,” said Brent M. Borchers, P.E., Regional Manager for Terracon and Tempe office principal. “He has been in the industry for the past 12 years and has been with Terracon for five years. His promotion means a lot to Terracon as we continue to grow.”

UA names new Title IX officer

The University of Arizona has announced the hiring of Ronald A. Wilson as Title IX director following a nationwide search. Wilson joined the university Oct. 29.

“As our chief Title IX officer, Ron will lead the university in determining what resources, policies and procedures are needed to make our Title IX program a national model,” said UA President Robert C. Robbins. “Ron is uniquely qualified for this role with a breadth and depth of experience that I have rarely encountered. His hiring underscores the university’s commitment to cultivating a campus environment that is free from all forms of sexual harassment and gender discrimination.”

Wilson, who reports to Robbins, will have oversight of the Title IX program. His first priority will be to assess the policies and processes of the current program and the level of support dedicated to Title IX investigations at the university. He will be responsible for developing comprehensive Title IX programs and implementing training.

“We can and we must go above and beyond compliance, and we will,” Wilson said. “It is an honor to return home to the University of Arizona and work for President Robbins in this role.”

Wilson, a former UA faculty member, has served as a chief diversity officer, equal opportunity administrator and investigator, agency open record officer, Title IX coordinator for gender equity in sport and Title IX investigator at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania.

CivTech hires industry expert Jay Yenerich

CivTech, a consulting engineering firm specializing in traffic engineering, transportation planning, and traffic design, is pleased to announce the addition of Jay Yenerich, P.E., as Director of Design.

Yenerich will be responsible for guiding the design staff of CivTech. He is on the forefront of the Smart City movement and will aid clients navigate this new and emerging technology. He is responsible for business development in the areas of traffic design, ITS, and transit. 

Yenerich brings 23 years of industry experience to CivTech, joining the Scottsdale-based firm from Valley Metro where he served as Manager of Capital Development. He is experienced on a wide variety of transit and highway projects including planning, design, and construction of projects.

“Jay brings a new skill to CivTech that can be immediately implemented by our clients to help them stay in front of the emerging technology,” said Dawn Cartier, P.E., PTOE, President/Senior Traffic Engineer of CivTech. “Transportation and traffic technology are the least expensive options to improve how people travel.”