Dr. SHARI COHEN opened her new practice at 555 N. New Ballas Road, in Creve Coeur. The practice shares office space with medical psychotherapist BRUCE SCHMIDT.

BJC Medical Group welcomed the following providers: women's health nurse practitioner SUSAN MITCHELL; nurse practitioner KELLY COMPAS; Dr. XIMENA SCHNURR, family medicine; Dr. J. COLLINS CORDER, internal medicine; cardiologist Dr. MELISSA KERSHAW; spine and orthopedic surgeon RAVINDRA SHITUT; and general surgeon CHRISTOPHER ALDRIDGE.

Mercy has promoted RANDY COMBS to executive VP of strategic growth.

Friendship Village Chesterfield broke ground on a $15-million expansion on Jan. 16 to create 30 new independent living apartments and a heated underground parking garage.

Castle Design announced that JAY EILER has joined the design team. 

Laura McCarthy Realtors welcomed new agents TERRY ROSS and JAMES KERLEY JR.

JEFF DEE joined The Business Bank of St. Louis as senior VP of commercial and industrial lending.

Circle Of Concern appointed CHRIS PALLOZOLA to the position of community relations director/acting executive director.

Doorways announced OPAL JONES as president and CEO.

JOHN KENNEDY, executive VP and chief financial officer of the St. Louis Equity Fund, Inc., was re-elected to a four-year term as an independent public interest director to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines.

International law firm Bryan Cave LLP elected three new St. Louis partners: TRAVIS CAMPBELL with the Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Client Service Groups; NICK WILLIAMSON with the Intellectual Property Client Service Group; and SETH FREDERIKSEN with the Transactions; Technology, Entrepreneurial & Commercial Practice; and Corporate Finance Client Service Groups.

Ladue Pharmacy welcomed MICHELLE CHESNUT to its team.

The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission announced MARTY BROOKS as its new senior VP and general manager of America’s Center.

Behr, McCarter & Potter, P.C. announced three new partners: JASON KINSER, who focuses on employment law and civil litigation; STACY JACKSON, who focuses on medical malpractice defense, legal malpractice defense, and personal injury claims litigation; and TIMOTHY REICHARDT, who focuses on health care law, municipal and construction law, personal injury, wrongful death and commercial litigation.

Professor and doctor DOUGLAS HANTO is the new associate dean for continuing medical education at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce welcomed BRIDGET NATIONS as its new membership director.

Pulaski Bank announced the following promotions: LINDSEY BERNAIX to VP commercial lending; TOM BITTING to VP commercial credit risk; VERONICA SUAREZ to VP credit administration manager, GAIL CRAMER to VP consumer banking operations manager; TOM MODDE to VP information systems; DANIELLE STANDISH to assistant VP bank manager; RUSS MILLER to assistant VP bank manager; and KYM CROWELL to assistant VP senior credit analyst.

St. Luke’s Hospital welcomed cardiologist Dr. DAVID MEYERS to Cardio-Pulmonary Associates.

JEFFERY JOHNSON joined Collaborative Strategies, Inc., as a consultant.

Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP announced MICHAEL GIBBONS and ANDREW SCAVOTTO as its two new St. Louis partners.

Mercy Clinic welcomed the following new physicians: pediatric oncologist and hematologist Dr. HEATHER BECHTEL; pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist Dr. JOSE DERDOY; internist Dr. MIKAEL GARRI; internist Dr. JOSEPH PANTELIS; Dr. MICHAEL CURTIS, plastic surgeon with emphasis on breast reconstruction surgery; internist Dr. AMY BECK; pediatrician Dr. HEATHER JOYCE; allergist Dr. JAMES TEMPRANO; critical care physician Dr. ANTHONY SADO; internist Dr. EJAZ ALAM; and Dr. DAYTON DMELLO, critical care and pulmonologist specialist.

Fr. DAVID CARON has been named president of the Aquinas Institute of Theology.

Keller Williams Realty St. Louis in Kirkwood welcomed realtors DAN DELPHA and DANIEL KAHMKE.

Fontbonne University announced DEBBIE MEYER is the new director of major gifts.

Psychological Associates promoted Dr. THOMAS BROOKS to president and JIM BOYD to chief operating officer.

MIKE DONNELLY, of Donnelly Creative Partners, Inc., purchased AlphaGraphics of St. Louis from 16-year owner BOB SANDERSON.

The Audit Group, Inc., appointed CAROL MORGAN as the firm’s first chief operating officer.

For the seventh year in a row, Dr. JAY PEPOSE has been selectedas one of the top eye specialists in the nation in America's Top Doctors.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse – St. Louis Area announced the appointment of HOWARD WEISSMAN as executive director effective April 1.

Becker and Rosen, Certified Public Accountants LLC welcomed SOPHIE BECKMAN in the practice areas of individual and business tax preparation.

Chesterfield Day School welcomes DANIELLE LEE as a full-time teaching assistant in the second and third grade program.

Midwest Regional Bank promoted TYLER BENDER to senior VP commercial lending.

Brown Smith Wallace promoted DAVID HEILICH to partner of the firm’s family wealth planning practice.



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