Dr. April Ulmer has joined Stone County Hospital, where she will specialize in pediatric gastroenterology. She will see patients at Stone County Family Medical Center adjacent to the hospital beginning Jan. 17. She is a graduate of University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed her post-graduate training at Washington Hospital Center, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Geisinger Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, where she obtained her specialty in pediatric gastroenterology. She operates her clinic, Kids and Tummies, in Gulfport and also visits patients in Ocean Springs.
Jake Cirbo of Keller Williams has joined the Gulf Coast Association of Realtors. A resident of Biloxi, he received his real estate license in October and joined the Gulf Coast Association on Dec. 1.
Dr. Maya Mathew has joined Memorial Cancer Center in association with Dr. Rod Krentel. She will practice radiation oncology at Memorial Cancer Center, 1340 Broad Ave, Suite 140, Gulfport. She completed her preliminary year in General Surgery at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and radiation oncology residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has named recipients of the third quarter Star Award for outstanding customer service: John Foxworth, environmental services; Greg Lefort, biomedical engineering; Sonya Williams, diagnostic imaging; Loretta Crocker, medical telemetry; Ashleigh Jones, hospitalist; Tammy Arcana, patient registration; Janice Monteleone, food and nutrition services; Bree Wallace, same day admit; Kim Bischof, food and nutrition services and Miles Davis, acute PT.
Myles Sharp and Robert Briggs III have joined the Gulfport office of Deutsch Kerrigan LLP, an insurance defense law firm. Sharp, who is vice president of Gulfport City Council, represents multiple Fortune 500 clients facing insurance defense litigation. He also has achieved successful outcomes for his clients against claims involving commercial litigation, corporate law, construction law, workers’ compensation, premises liability, Mississippi Torts Claim Ac, contract law and condominium law.
Briggs has 17 years of experience defending insurance and corporate clients against litigation and workers compensation defense claims. His practice also involves defending cases involving automobile and trucking accidents, premises liability, products liability, employment discrimination, construction litigation, school district and other governmental entities under the Mississippi Tort Claims Act. In 2009, he was appointed by the Mississippi Supreme Court to serve as a temporary chancellor for Jackson, George and Greene counties.
John Elstrott and Wayne Teetsel have been appointed to the advisory board of Cat Island Cookie & Cracker Co., which makes natural snacks in Pass Christian. Elstrott is former chairman of Whole Foods Market, past CFO of Celestial Seasonings and an Emeritus Entrepreneurship Professor at Tulane’s Freeman School of Business. He serves on the board of several companies in the consumer packaged foods, technology, biotech, manufacturing, oil field service and recorded and live sound industries.
Teetsel recently retired as a general partner at Stonehill Capital Management. He serves on the board of advisors of Tulane University’s School of Science and Engineering.