The Herd: New hires and promotions for 5.1.18


Katherine Bain has joined Nixon Law Group and is Of Counsel.  She focuses her practice in healthcare technology.  She had been with Hunton Williams.

Barry D. Gabay has joined Burtch Law.  He had been with the Board of Veteran Appeals in Washington, D.C.  He has degrees from the University of South Carolina – Columbia and the University of Richmond.

Ashley Dobbin Calkins has joined Hancock Daniel as a director.  She focuses her practice in healthcare and has degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Richmond.


Ray Santelli is a managing director-credit advisory services for Strategic Risk Associates.

Samantha Kickler has joined Thought Logic as a principal consultant.  She had been with ICF Olson and is a graduate of the University of Richmond.

Real Estate

Berkeley Ferguson has joined Dodson Commercial as a sales and leasing associate.  He had been with Divaris Real Estate Inc.

Joining S.L. Nusbaum:

Graham Sheridan is a leasing and brokerage associate.  He had been with Kotis Properties in Greensboro, N.C.  He has degrees from Washington and Lee University and Brown University

Henry Scott is a property manager, shopping center management.  He had been with NewLink Management Group and is a graduate of Virginia Tech.


Joining UrbanCore Construction:

Laura Small is director of human resources.  Frank Emrich, Bob McClendon and Patrick Vosburg are site superintendents.

Jeff Pollard is punch out carpenter.  Brett Driver is a maintenance technician.  Derek Meyer is a project manager.

Professional Services

Dewberry reports the following promotions:

Devin Keeler and Brian Batten are senior associates.  Heather Campbell is an associate.


Calvin D. Farr Jr. is director of Richmond’s Department of Public Utilities.  He had been with Atlanta’s Department of Watershed Management.  He has degrees from Old Dominion University, the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University.

Charlotte P.L. Gomer is press secretary for the Office of the Attorney General. She had been with the Governor’s Office.

Financial Services

Joining LendUp:

Mike Lempner is head of data.  He is a graduate of the University of Richmond.

Patricia Wooten is people operations business partner.  She had been with Hospital Corporation of America and has a degree from Southern Connecticut University.


The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association 2018-2019 officers are:  chairman, Mark H. Merrill with Valley Health System; vice chairman, Dr. Michael P. McDermott with Mary Washington Healthcare; secretary-treasurer, Steven C. Arner with Carilion Clinic; and immediate past chairman, Michael V. Gentry with Sentara Healthcare; and Sean T. Connaughton with the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association.

The executive committee is Mary N. Mannix with Augusta Health, Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace with UVA Medical Center, and John L. Fitzgerald with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital.

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