• Dr. James Shamiyeh has been named senior vice president and chief quality officer for University of Tennessee Medical Center effective March 1. Shamiyeh joined the medical center in 2005 as a pulmonary and critical care medicine physician. Herecently served as medical director of the organization’s Heart Lung Vascular Institute.
• Carl Koella III has been named president of Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville, effective Feb. 4. Koella has served on the organization’s board of directors since 2015; and in his new role as president, he will oversee management, operations and clinical services for both Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville and Provision Radiation Therapy at the Dowell Springs campus in Knoxville.
• MEDIC Regional Blood Center has welcomed two new staff members: Kristy Altman as the director of Marketing and Donor Recruitment, and Ken Piety, MS, MBA, as the new materials manager. Altman has 20 years experience in public relations, marketing and organizational and non-profit management.
Piety has an MBA in corporate finance and Master of Science degree in process engineering from Western Kentucky University and a Master Certification in Lean Enterprise Solutions from Villanova University.
• New York Life Insurance Company agent Michael “Mickey” Moss, a Farragut resident, celebrates 50 years with New York Life in February. His career began in 1969, when he relocated from Alabama to Knoxville. His commitment did not end in the insurance office. He also is involved with youth sports and a local food pantry, where he and Rhonda, his wife of 46 years, continue to volunteer. A reception is planned and will be attended by Mark Brien, New York Life senior vice president, to present Moss with a Lifetime Achievement Award.