Business Observer for Aug. 5, 2018 – News – The Fayetteville Observer



•Christine Kastner’s contract has been renewed for her to continue as president and CEO of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra through 2023. She was originally hired as president/CEO in November 2011. Under her leadership, the FSO has made significant progress, increasing its endowed chairs and adding to the number of concerts performed each season.

•Tracy A. Coffin has been named chief operating officer for Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity. She will oversee departmental performance as it relates to the overall success of the affiliate including finances, human resources and office operations. A native of Mars Hill, Maine, Coffin lives in Sanford and has served 25 years in the U.S. Army.

•Shawn Scott has returned as service manager with Wade Hardin Plumbing. He rejoined the company July 31.


•Brooke Locklear Clark has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to the District Court bench in Robeson County, where she has practiced law for more than 13 years including serving as the attorney for the Department of Social Services. She is a Family Drug Treatment Court team member and former parent attorney for the program. Clark is a native of Robeson County.

•Kristy Locklear of Pembroke has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities. Locklear is chief financial officer for Robeson Health Care Corp.


•Japonica Owens of FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care has received her Advanced Hospice and Palliative Care Certification through the Hospice and Palliative Care Credentialing Center. The certification is designed for experienced hospice and palliative care advanced practice registered nurses. FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care is associated with FirstHealth of the Carolinas and serves patients in Moore, Montgomery, Hoke and Lee counties.

•FirstHealth of the Carolinas has announced its 2018 Nursing Leadership Academy graduates: Zach Pessagno, Tammy Smith, Palesa Ford, Lindsey Mederos, Shannon Orwin, Hannah McNeill, Kori Morgan, Lisa Brooks, Juanita Kreider, Will Buffaloe, Jillian Peterson and Cynthia Whitaker. The academy, which is a year-long program, was created by FirstHealth nursing leadership to prepare charge/staff nurses for leadership roles.


•The Logistics Co., a Fayetteville defense contractor, has been awarded a three-year contract to perform data collection support services on Aberdeen Test Center at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. The contract service functions include data collection and coordination, data compilation, test monitoring, technical writing, editorial review and a variety of support at Aberdeen Test Center and Aberdeen Proving Grounds.


•Fayetteville Urban Ministry Inc. has received a $5,000 donation from Aetna Better Health to help fund construction of Urban Ministry’s new Youth Enrichment Center. Upon completion, the Youth Enrichment Center on Whitfield Street will house Fayetteville Urban Ministry’s Find-a-Friend Youth Mentoring Program.


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