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Goodwill to honor 13 for Community Volunteer Service

Goodwill Industries of Mississippi has named its 13 honorees to be recognized for their volunteer work and community service at its annual Volunteer Salute benefit. The Aug. 16 event honors individuals who are nominated for their contributions toward outreach and service in the Jackson metropolitan area. This year’s Goodwill Salute 2018 honorees are: Alicen Blanchard, Angela Byers, David Caddle, Harper ...

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Longleaf Alliance welcomes Robbie Fisher as new board member

Robbie Fisher of Water Valley has joined the Longleaf Alliance’sBoard of Directors in October. The mission of The Longleaf Alliance (a 501c3 non-profit conservation organization) is to ensure a sustainable future for the longleaf pine ecosystem through partnerships, landowner assistance and science-based education and outreach. Fisher grew up in the Mississippi Delta and is a lawyer, conservationist and filmmaker. In ...

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Hairston appointed corporate chair

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announces the appointment of Tray Hairston as the 2018 JDRF One Walk Flowood Corporate Chair. The One Walk Flowood Corporate Chair leads the effort in accelerating corporate and community support for One Walk to help JDRF achieve the ultimate goal of creating a world without ...

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Mississippi Blood Services names Kirkpatrick Vice President-Finance

Mississippi Blood Services has named Lisa Kirkpatrick as Vice President-Finance. Kirkpatrick has more than 20 years of health care and accounting experience, most recently as Bayou CFO for Ochsner Health Systems in Houma, La. In her new role, Kirkpatrick will be responsible for overseeing the accounting department, in addition to serving as the HIPAA Administrative Officer and Risk Manager for ...

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Bradshaw, named American Red Cross Mississippi, CDO

Erica Bradshaw joins the American Red Cross Mississippi Region as the chief development officer. Bradshaw was in the major gifts field for eight years with The Salvation Army. She began as a major gifts fundraiser traveling the Mississippi Delta and North Alabama. She quickly advanced to the divisional director of the major gifts department overseeing the Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi ...

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The Skills Foundation of Mississippi announces Board of Directors, Officers for 2018

The Skills Foundation of Mississippi, Inc. recently announced that Amy Tate, Government Affairs Director for the Tennessee Valley Authority has been elected to Chair the organization for 2018, succeeding former Hancock Bank CEO & former Mayor of Gulfport George Schloegel. The Skills Foundation of Mississippi is a Mississippi based non-profit focused on growing the quantity of in-demand skilled labor across ...

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Lunardini joins Catholic Charities as COO

John Lunardini has joined Catholic Charities Diocese of Jackson as Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Lunardini is responsible for the overall operations of Catholic Charities, a licensed social service agency which is an integral ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Jackson. He joins Catholic Charities after almost two years as Director of Communications & Business Development at Mississippi Primary Health ...

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MSU, Habitat for Humanity partner to build ninth Maroon Edition home

Mississippi State University and Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity officials recently broke ground on the ninth Maroon Edition home, which will be built this fall by volunteers from Habitat for Humanity and MSU. The groundbreaking ceremony officially kicked off construction of the house on Owens Street, which is being built for Habitat partner family Kareema Gillon and her two young ...

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