Several medical professionals joined Southwest Medical Associates. Dr. Brent Devera specializes in primary care, Teresa Praus is an advanced practice registered nurse specializing in urgent care and Eric Haralson is a certified physician assistant specializing in primary care at the Nellis Health Center, 540 N. Nellis Blvd., Las Vegas. Dr. Girisha Kaur specializes in primary care, Janice Aguinaldo is an advanced practice registered nurse specializing in primary care, Aaron Bellow is an advanced practice registered nurse specializing in urgent care, and Marcus Pace is a certified physician assistant specializing in urgent care at the Eastern Health Center, 4475 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas. Dr. Anthony Welch is a hospitalist. Dr. Darlicia Alexander specializes in anesthesia at Southwest Medical’s Surgery Center, 2450 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, and Greg Peistrup is an advanced practice registered nurse specializing in urgent care and convenient care at the Durango Health Center, 7150 S. Durango Drive, Las Vegas.
Casey Eade is a public relations and social media specialist, and Gina Traficant is an account executive at Forté PR.
Members of the Las Vegas Hospitality Association’s 2016 board of directors are Chairman of the Board Cyndi Martin, Freeman; President Jamie Malloy, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore; President-elect Michelle Sharples, Base Entertainment; Vice President of Meetings Shannon Trujillo, PSAV; Vice President of Membership Kathy Dyke, By Dzign; Secretary Lauren Bauer, Shepard Exposition Services; Treasurer Bryan Kroten, Maverick Aviation Group; and Parliamentarian Mary Thomas, MKT Consultants. Directors include E.J. Cutliff, MGM Resorts International; Kristina Ghiloni, Hello! Las Vegas Destination Management; Mallory Maciuszek, Cort Event Furnishings; Kelly Messina, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; Stacey Purcell, Caesars Entertainment; and Erin Ward, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. Assistants to the board include Mindi Cherry, ConvExx; Donald Contursi, Lip Smacking Foodie Tours; Jessica Juadines, Blue Man Group; Larry Peterson, Cosmopolitan; Jason Vince, Totally Mod Event Furnishings; and Kassi Weist, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore.
Bernadette Mashas is a partner at Fair, Anderson and Langerman, an accounting firm.
Amanda Franchi is branch manager at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties’ West Sahara office, 7475 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 100, Las Vegas.
Jasmina “Mina” Djurka is event coordinator at Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar.
Larry Piparo is director of accounting firm Stewart Archibald & Barney.
Linda Montgomery, president of the Learning Center, was appointed to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Working Group’s training and certifications program.
Mike Korzen, a strategic marketing executive at Capstone Risk Management Insurance, is a member of the Million Dollar Club.
Elaina Mulé is vice president of collective impact and social innovation at United Way of Southern Nevada. Angel Williams is vice president of donor engagement.
Allison Raskansky is executive vice president of business development, Darren Strahl is executive vice president of operations and Gina Mann is vice president of groups and events at SpeedVegas. Pavy Mueller is director of global sales and Grant Blakeman is director of regional sales.
Dr. Nicole Flora is a medical operations director at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Chris Evans is vice president of media at R&R Partners. Ronaldo Jardim is interactive creative director.
Jersey Mike’s Subs opened at 2101 N. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas. It’s the chain’s eighth Southern Nevada location.
John’s Incredible Pizza Company opened at Boulevard Mall.
Williams Gold & Silver, which provides refining services, opened at 3638 E. Sunset Road, Suite 100, Las Vegas.
Henderson ranked No. 7 on U-Haul International’s list of Top 10 U.S. Growth Cities of 2015.
Loco Cantina opened at Town Square.
Las Vegas and members of the Las Vegas Medical District launched lasvegasmedicaldistrict.com.
Red Rock Fertility moved its main office to 9120 W. Russell Road, Las Vegas. The 12,000-square-foot facility includes two operative suites.
The+Source, a medical marijuana dispensary, opened at 2550 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 8, Las Vegas.
Neck and Back Clinics opened its eighth Southern Nevada location, at 3820 W. Ann Road, Suite 130, North Las Vegas.
Sutton Watkins Advertising & Marketing is the agency of record for Dynamic Minds Consulting Inc., a hospitality technology consulting and professional services firm.
All local Matt Smith Physical Therapy locations now are known as ATI Physical Therapy locations.
The Ronald Reagan Memory Support Suites opened at Las Ventanas at Summerlin. The suites will be staffed around the clock and will be home to people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
The Valley Electric Association received the Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Cornerstone award, given to businesses that are an integral part of the community.