Woodlands Business News July 2012
Dena Roady has been appointed general manager at Hyatt Market Street – The Woodlands. Roady has a long history with Hyatt, which spans 15 years and various roles in 13 North America full service properties.
Most recently, Roady was executive assistant manager of Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz. Prior to Roady’s position in Scottsdale, she served the same function for Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio from 2008-10 and Hyatt Regency Irvine, Irvine Calif., from 2006-08.
Anita L. Long has joined Wayne Murray Properties in The Woodlands. She will assist home buyers and sellers in The Woodlands, Kingwood, New Caney, Porter, Splendora and Conroe. Long is a member of the Houston Association of REALTORS®, the Texas Association of REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS®.
Robert Cooper, head varsity baseball coach at Rosehill Christian School, has been named the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools 3A Baseball Coach of the Year for 2011-12.
Cooper has coached at Rosehill for 9 years and led the team to the final four in 2007. This spring the RCS Varsity team was District Champion, with three of the players making the All-State team.
In addition to his coaching duties at Rosehill, Cooper has been on staff at Baseball USA for 12 years and coaches the Pirates, a summer league team. He has also coached college ball for five years and has coached internationally for Christian-based UPI Ministries.
Jay Tompkins has graduated with the Leadership Montgomery County Class of 2012. Tompkins is a tax partner at Karlins & Ramey LLC. His expertise includes partnership, corporate, individual and state taxation.
Tompkins received his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and his master’s degree in professional accounting from Stephen F. Austin University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Houston Chapter American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a board member for the Montgomery County Better Business Bureau.
James Stilwell, a partner in Martin & Stilwell, LLP, has been named chairman of The South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the 2012-13 fiscal year. He is currently the vice president of financial viability.
Stilwell has a wide-ranging litigation practice that includes fiduciary litigation and probate, homeowners association work, builder and developer litigation, insurance litigation, and commercial
He was honored with The Chamber’s Chairman’s Award in 2005 and was the 2011 Volunteer of the Year. He was named a “Super Lawyer – Rising Star” in 2009-2010 by the publishers of Texas Monthly. He is vice president and director of The Woodlands Bar Association. He is also a director of Leadership Montgomery County and a 2008 LMC graduate.
Deborah Kaschik, co-founder and president of The Woodlands Young Learners Academy, was named to the Chamber’s Board of Directors.
Kaschik has spent more than 25 years as a professional educator in both the education and financial industries in Arkansas and Texas. She is a member of the South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber Community Relations Team and was named Community Relations team leader from 2010-12. She was also golf team leader from 2011-12, and was a member of the Chairman’s Ball Team and the Leadership Retreat Team.
Abbas Jafri, M.D. has joined Northwest Diagnostic Clinic. His current practice, Woodlands Health and Wellness, merged into Northwest Diagnostic Clinic on June 4.
Following receipt of his medical degree in Karachi, Pakistan, Dr. Jafri completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Jafri is board certified in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Jafri has been in practice since 1997. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the Texas Academy of Internal Medicine, the Texas Medical Association, and the Association of Physicians of Pakistani decent of North America.
Amy Milstead, president of Milstead Automotive, has been named chairman of the board for 2012-14 for the Texas Towing & Storage Association. Milstead has been an active member of the TTSA Board for 10 years.
Tracy Halverson is the new public relations and marketing manager for Interfaith of The Woodlands. Halverson brings more than 17 years of nonprofit experience to the position, which will include the continued development, maintenance and leadership of Interfaith’s communication strategy emphasizing marketing and public relations for the entire organization.
Halverson has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in communications from Sam Houston State University. Prior to joining Interfaith of The Woodlands, she served in marketing, development, and public relations positions for Boys & Girls Harbor, the Houston Area Women’s Center, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the city of Jacksonville, Fla., where she won the 1999 Mayor’s Goal Star Award for excellence in community service.
The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center was named a 2012 Paragon Award winner by the readers of Corporate Meetings & Incentives Magazine. Only 10 conference centers earned this prestigious award.
A founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers, The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center earned Paragon Award recognition for its facilities, equipment and meetings services.
The conference center offers 60,000 square feet of event space with top-of-the-line amenities such as executive conference chairs, planner supply kits, and 33 meeting rooms with natural light as well as views of the lake or forest. Other highlights include two full-service business centers, state-of-the-art audio-visual service and a concierge floor with private boardroom.
The Interfaith of The Woodlands Directory received five Gold Book awards including the ad submitted for local retailer R Salon in College Park Plaza.
The Publications and Residential Services team received the following awards: 2012 Gold Book first place, Excellence in Cover Design & Art – Product Branding award; a 2012 Gold Book first place, Excellence in Ad Design & Art – Print award for the Full Page Ad for R Salon. The team also received a 2012 Gold Book first place, Excellence in Marketing: Direct Mail Advertising award; second place, Excellence in Marketing: Sales Support Collateral award; and second place in Excellence in Marketing: Event award.
The Dave Matthews Band performed to a sold-out crowd on May 18, opening their 2012 tour at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. The group, which ranks as the biggest ticket seller worldwide of the past decade, took a year off from touring in 2011.
Seshasree Marupudi, M.D., hospitalist, has been named the “2012 Physician of the Year” by St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital. She was nominated along with Derek Schoppa, M.D., anesthesiology, and Charles Sims, M.D., infectious disease.
SLWH physicians were nominated for the award by the hospital’s management team and staff based upon their commitment to quality and excellence in health care, demonstrated level of patient-focused care, and leadership among physician peers and patient care staff.
Debra F. Sukin, senior vice president of St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System, and CEO, St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital and St. Luke’s Lakeside Hospital, presented Dr. Marupudi with a commemorative plaque in recognition of her dedication to quality healthcare.
Crystal Broussard, M.D., has joined Woodlands Internists, P. A., and the opening of Athena Wellness Center.
Dr. Broussard is a family physician and possesses specialized training in bariatric medicine, which deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity. She provides health and wellness care for the entire family, from infants to seniors.
She joins Woodlands Internists, having practiced bariatric medicine at the Sadler Clinic as a family medicine physician where she developed a bariatric clinic. Dr. Broussard received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and biology from Lamar University where she graduated summa cum laude, and earned a medical degree from The University of Texas’ Houston Medical School. She is board certified by The American Board of Family Practice.
John Manlove Marketing & Communications was named as a Silver winner (the highest award) in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for its piece titled“Our Story Will Be Told for Generations” for The Woodlands Development Corporation. There were nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries vying for this honor.
The 30-second TV spot depicts the story of a young couple traveling through the seasons of life — all taking place within The Woodlands. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.
A prestigious judging panel of more than 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work — entries do not compete against each other — rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit. Less than 10 percent of entries are chosen as winners of the Silver Telly, the highest honor. Approximately 25 percent of entries are chosen as winners of the Bronze Telly.
Northwest Diagnostic Clinic, PA, with offices in The Woodlands, the Cypress Station area of Houston and the Medical Center, was awarded Tier 1 recognition for patient-centered care from the Physician Practice Connections – Patient-Centered Medical Home of the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
CMH is a model of health care delivery that aims to improve the quality and efficiency of care. The standards are aligned with the joint principles of the PPC-PCMH established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.
PPC-PCMH identifies practices that promote partnerships between individual patients and their personal clinicians, where each patient’s care is attended to by clinician-led ‘care teams’ that provide for all of the patient’s health care needs and coordinate treatments across the health care system. Medical home clinicians demonstrate the benchmarks of patient-centered care, including open scheduling, expanded hours and appropriate use of proven health information systems.
St. Luke’s Hosts “Lights by the Lake” Candlelight Ceremony. In honor of the nursing profession, St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital and St. Luke’s Lakeside Hospital hosted “Lights By The Lake” with a candlelight vigil ceremonial walk around the quarter-mile Lake Wimberly on the medical campus. Dozens of nurses from both hospitals participated to honor the hard work and commitment of all registered nurses in America.