Business Buzz: 1/19/22

January 19, 2022


  • The North Carolina Alliance of YMCAs has elected YMCA of Western North Carolina (WNC) President and CEO Paul Vest to chair its board of directors for a one-year term. In addition, Charles Frederick, Market Head-North Carolina for TD Bank, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the board. Vest, a second-generation YMCA professional who has led the Asheville-based association since 1996, will oversee the implementation of the Alliance’s strategic plan to advance the Y’s mission across the state. Frederick, who has 40 years of banking experience across the state, brings his business lens to the work of the Alliance, as well as his past experience serving on the YMCA of Western North Carolina Board of Directors as Chief Volunteer Officer and other roles.
  • AdventHealth Hendersonville has announced their newest DAISY Award winner. Tiffany Tolleson, RN, works on the Medical/Surgical unit at AdventHealth Hendersonville. Tiffany’s team members were greatly impressed when Tiffany went above and beyond to comfort a COVID-19 patient suffering from the sudden loss of his wife. Tiffany’s team member Larissa Bright, RN, nominated her for the award.  The DAISY Award was created by the family of J. Patrick Barnes in 1999 to thank the nurses who cared for Patrick and for them as he battled an autoimmune disease. Patrick lost his battle, but his family realized the impact his nurses had on the final days of his life. For that, they wanted to create an opportunity for all families who experience the benefits of the extraordinary care of nurses to show their appreciation. Read more about Tiffany’s story here.


  • JM Leadership Development is holding a free, virtual workshop on Leadership Development on February 25 from 9 – 9:30 am! Are you a first-time manager looking to up-skill? Are you an inspiring leader looking to reskill? Or do you just want to generally grow your leadership influence? This is the workshop for you! Register today here.


  • ​​AdventHealth has welcomed Amanda Bentley, PMHNP to her new role in the AdventHealth Hendersonville Behavioral Health Unit. Bentley will be providing care for the inpatient and partial outpatient programs offered at AdventHealth Hendersonville. Most recently, she served as a Behavioral Health Nurse Navigator in the Emergency Department. Bentley has extensive experience in serving as a registered nurse in the behavioral health care field. She has worked with minors and those suffering with substance abuse issues. She went on to earn her master’s degree in Nursing with a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration at Walden University in Minneapolis, MN. Read more about Bentley here.