Merit Health Biloxi announced its honored employees and award recipients for 2015. Employee of the Year: Matthew Addison, registered nurse at Gulf Oaks. Clinical Manager of the Year: Brian Moody, director of cardiovascular services. Non-Clinical Manager of the Year: Mike Lyons, director of materials management. Volunteer of the Year: Veronica Johnson.
In recognition of their years of service, five-year pins were awarded to: Angela Grant, Lisa Tenace, Melissa Overton, Sandra Wilkie, Brooke Lefort, Jennifer Ward, Soumaiya Morjane, Samantha Tolbert, Jarrod Pomes, Jeffrey Fox, Brandi Lee, Angela Gibson, Reginald Larkins, Samantha Will, Doyle Allen, Darlene Huff, Tegan Smith, Rachel Flagg, Kristy Knotts, Micollette Richardson, Laurie Parker, Keith Jones and Rhonda Aikman.
10-year pin recipients include: Linda Hendricks, Tally Mayfield, Doreen McBeath, Elizabeth Shultis, William O'Neil, Katherine Springer, Karen Whalen, Erika Lett, Nicholas Neuchereno, Judith August, Elizabeth Potter, Elizabeth Gaston, Jennifer Wright, Jennifer Perkins, August Stierwald, Robert Young, Barbara Richardson, Terry Evans, Rebecca Musselwhite, Anthony Belson, Deborah Previto and Tyrone Thomas.
15-year pin recipients include: Angela Reid, Tarshundra Diggs, Gary Seliby, Cliff Hermes, Charlotte Bradley, Denise Dubuisson, Paige Sabbatini, Donna Griggs, Anita Bordeaux, Tiffany Cowan, Angela Louviere, Kerry Borden and Tonja Price.
20-year pin recipients include: Lori Bickel, Trudy Villarrubia and Susan Boettcher.
25-year pin recipients include: Debra Luber, Wanda Shaw, George Bickel, Barbara Breal and Kimberly Lee.
30-year pin recipients include: Alice Williams, Paulette Averhart and Glenn Andrus.
35-year pin recipients include: John Brauchle and Sheila Hall.
Deborah Duckworth was awarded a 40-year pin and Jacqueline White was awarded a 45-year pin.
Tish Williams, executive director of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, was selected as Mississippi's economic development panelist for the International Economic Development Council Leadership Summit in New Orleans. Williams and more than 400 other attendees focused on bringing resiliency to local economies.
Peter Abide, attorney and partner with Currie Johnson in Biloxi, was recognized as a 2015 Mid-South Super Lawyer in the area of personal injury defense.
Penny Patterson, museum manager at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport, and Salina Domino Sullivan, event coordinator, attended the fifth annual Backstage Pass Regional Festival and Event Coordinator Conference in Meridian. Patterson and Sullivan will use information from the conference to help build and grow local events.