Certification Commission names marketing director
DURHAM -- The Certification Commission, a specialty medical assistant certification provider, has promoted Julia Baldini to marketing director.
Baldini is responsible for communicating the value of the Specialty Certified Medical Assistant certification as it assists medical professionals in advancing their careers, and connects them with other professionals sharing the same values and interests.
A native of the Washington, D.C., area, Baldini has spent her professional career in North Carolina. Baldini also manages the marketing efforts for other companies affiliated with The Certification Commission.
Quintiles names Integrated Commercial Services president
DURHAM -- Quintiles has appointed W. Scott Evangelista as president of its Integrated Commercial Services and Solutions business.
Previously, Evangelista was a principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s life sciences practice and served as commercial practice leader.
In the role, he worked with biopharmaceutical customers across a spectrum of commercial operations, providing strategic consulting, business development and overall management guidance.
Before working at Deloitte, Evangelista was founder and managing partner of the Swiftwater Group, a management consulting firm.
Evangelista earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in management information systems from Boston University.
Quintiles is a provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services. It has a network of more than 28,000 employees conducting business in approximately 100 countries.
Alliance CEO announces retirement
DURHAM -- Alliance Behavioral Healthcare CEO Ellen S. Holliman has announced her retirement effective March 31.
Her retirement caps a 45-year career. Alliance is the largest of North Carolina’s 10 public behavioral health managed care organizations.
Holliman has served as Alliance CEO since the organization’s inception in July 2012. Prior to that, she was area director of The Durham Center, or the Durham County Area Authority for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, since 2002.
The Alliance Board will immediately begin the search for her successor.
Kopf joins FHI 360
DURHAM -- FHI 360 has named Gregory S. Kopf director of research and development for the nonprofit’s Contraceptive Technology Innovation Department.
He brings more than three decades of experience in biomedical and pharmaceutical research to the role.
Dr. Kopf comes to FHI 360 from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where he served as executive director of the Kansas University Medical Center Research Institute, Inc., associate vice chancellor of research administration and research professor of molecular and integrative physiology.
His research has focused on both female- and male-based contraception (hormonal and nonhormonal), disorders of the female reproductive tract, gametogenesis, fertilization and preimplantation development.
He will be based in FHI 360’s headquarters in Durham.
Old Chatham superintendent named association president
DURHAM -- Brian Powell, Old Chatham Golf Club’s head golf course superintendent, has been named the 2014 president of Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association.
Formed in 1954, the association has about 1,800 members. It provides access to education, research, services and networking opportunities to golf course maintenance professionals across North and South Carolina. The Carolinas chapter is the largest in the Golf Courses Superintendents Association of America.
Powell oversees resurfacing and other adjustments needed at Old Chatham Golf Club.
Quintiles board member elected
DURHAM -- Richard Relyea has been elected to Quintiles’ board of directors.
Relyea was designated by equity investor 3i to fill a vacancy on the Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. board.
This comes as the result of Denis Ribon’s pending departure from 3i and resulting resignation from the Quintiles board.
Prior to the Quintiles IPO, Relyea served as 3i’s observer to the Quintiles board.
Commuter awareness group honors Durham resident
DURHAM -- Richard “Dick” Sloane was honored Nov. 14 by the local nonprofit GoTriangle for his work promoting sustainable transportation in the Triangle.
Sloane received the Lifetime Achievement Award during the annual Golden Modes event in Cary.
A native of Rochester, N.Y., and an avid cyclist, Sloane moved to Durham in 1978 to become a biological lab technician with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Now an employee services program specialist in the NIEHS Office of Management, he supports institute programs such as recycling, alternative transportation and teleworking.
“Having lived in the Triangle for 35 years now, I’ve seen the growth in this area, like everyone else,” he said. “In that time, however, I’ve also seen a steady rise in single-occupancy vehicle usage, and I look forward to having more time to let people know of the other options available to them for getting around — options that are better for their health, as well as that of our environment.”
Sloane plans to stay on with GoTriangle as a Triangle Transit ambassador and cycling mentor, while also serving in similar roles with the Research Triangle Foundation and Waste Reduction Partners.
Agent to represent Chesapeake Homes at Durham development
RALEIGH -- Sherry Warf has joined Coldwell Banker Advantage New Homes as the on-site representative for Chesapeake Homes at Rustica Oaks, a development planned for Durham.
Warf is a member of the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors, the N.C. Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
She is also a member of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County, is a Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP) and has her Broker Price Opinion (BPO) certification.
Chesapeake Homes will build Charleston-style homes in Rustic Oaks, a 70-acre community in Durham County next to Research Triangle Park. It will have a community pool and natural areas.