The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 11.30.21

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Dominic Barrett, executive director of Shalom Farms, will be stepping down effective Dec. 31 to join Richmond’s Office of Human Services. Erin Lingo has been named interim executive director.


Michael Pierce has joined O’Hagan Meyer as an associate in the labor and employment practice. He has degrees from Christopher Newport University and Regent University.

Real Estate

Brittany Davidson has joined the commercial property services group of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer as a portfolio manager. She had been with RangeWater Real Estate.

Josh Buffa is a sales partner with Mission Realty at eXp.

Joining Long & Foster Real Estate:

Matthew Pennington joined the Village of Midlothian office.

Karen Steen joined the Virginia Properties office.


Joining Techead:

Samantha Heard and Sara NewComb are recruiters. Heard had been with Lumbee Tribe Enterprises. NewComb is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Marcie Bombelyn is a senior recruiter. She had been with Peterson Technologies.


Caroline Prettyman has been promoted to senior account strategist with Whittington Consulting.


R Jay Weiland and Emily Tate have joined Heart & Mind as counselors.


Sarah Simmer is a partner with Heritage Wealth Advisors.


Diana Miller is 2022 president of the Richmond Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.


The 2022-23 board members for the Richmond Academy of Medicine: president, Dr. Sidney Jones with Bon Secours West End Internal Medicine; vice president, Dr. Tovia Smith with Virginia Women’s Center; secretary, Dr. Peter Buckley with VCU Health; and treasurer, Dr. Jake O’Shea with HCA Healthcare Capital Division. Trustees: Dr. Ike Ibe with VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital; Dr. Joynita Nicholson with Bon Secours Weight Management Center – Medical/Surgical Services; Dr. Jonathan Schaaf with Executive Health Group; Dr. Mark Townsend with Bon Secours Mercy Health; Dr. Deborah Barron with North American Partners in Anesthesia; and Rachel Downey with Dermatology Associates of Virginia.

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