Three prominent local leaders have joined the board of trustees at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.
Robert Browning, MD, Erin McLeod and Veronica Thames will serve on the hospital board for three-year terms.
Browning is a general surgeon who specializes in robotic surgery and has performed more than 500 cases.
McLeod is the president and CEO of Senior Friendship Centers and Veronica Thames is the senior vice president for administration and chief operating officer at Gulf Coast Community Foundation.
The new board members will join other community leaders and physicians on the board advising the hospital leadership team on quality and hospital-wide improvements.
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, has announced staff promotions.
Supervisor Nicole Peterson has been promoted to manager. Advancing from senior accountant to supervisor is Jocelyn Jordan.
Elle Anderson, Manuel Chepote, Annie Landry and Samantha Rudolph, formerly in-charge accountants, are now senior accountants.
Madison Martin, Harry Sheppard, Michelle Teeter and Julia Turpin have been promoted from staff accountants to in-charge accountants.
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., one of the largest independent certified public accounting firms in Southwest Florida, has three locations, in downtown Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Tampa.
Aviva Senior Living, in Sarasota, has hired Carolyn Link as director of sales and marketing.
Link has been immersed in the world of senior living since high school. Her most recent experience was opening Continuing Care Retirement Communities, from concept to occupancy, developing a deep understanding of the unique wants and needs of this target market.
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Link volunteered at a Lutheran nursing home when she was in high school, her first experience in senior living.
She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in marketing and advertising, and moved to New Jersey, where she lived for 25 years, working in the senior living industry.
After a variety of positions in the senior living industry in New Jersey, Link moved to Florida, where she continued to build her experience for the next eight years.
Link’s responsibilities are to increase community awareness of the breadth of services, the high quality of care and the community spirit that is Aviva.
After the pandemic, she will also be in charge of community outreach.
Next-Mark, a full-service marketing and communications firm in Sarasota, has added three team members to meet demand and expand its service offerings.
The new employees are:
Digital transformation and client performance director Joseph “JT” Grano, III, a Sarasota native and graduate of Butler University.
Grano has over five years of experience managing end-to-end Salesforce and Kronos Software implementations for notable health care and financial institutions throughout the U.S., along with significant marketing communications experience.
Client experience manager Justin Mayfield, a graduate of East Carolina University.
Mayfield is an award-winning marketing communications professional who guided proactive public relations campaigns and crisis management initiatives for notable national brands as a partner at a Tampa-based agency.
Senior creative specialist, Sandy Hendrickson, who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from Radford University.
Hendrickson has spent two decades defining the look, feel and voice of some of the world’s most recognized companies, including Electrolux Major Appliances, Lowe’s, Rubbermaid and United Way.