Dr. Amirah Brown-Johnson has joined After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care at their Palm Harbor location. Johnson previously worked in the pediatric emergency department at North Broward Medical Center and in the pediatric emergency department at HCA East Florida Hospitals. Johnson earned her medical degree from the University of Florida and completed her residency at the University of South Florida.
Elizabeth S. Grebenschikoff has been named account executive at Comfort Home Health Agency for South Pinellas County. Grebenschikoff is the former marketing director of the Princess Martha in St. Petersburg.
Greg McCoskey has been named a shareholder at Akerman Senterfitt, Tampa. McCoskey joins the litigation practice group and brings 16 years of experience in complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation to Akerman Senterfitt. McCoskey was a past president at Glenn Rasmussen Fogarty &Hooker PA, Tampa.
Ahmad Yakzan has been an associate at Tucker & Ludin PA, Clearwater. Tucker & Ludin recently expanded its practice to include the areas of immigration law. Yakzan will help spearhead this area of practice. Yakzan earned his juris doctorate and master of laws in international law from Stetson University College of Law.
Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP, Tampa, announces that Lori Vella, Rebecca Appelbaum, David Maldoff, Mary Jo Kuusela, David Mercer and George McMullin. Have been named partners at the firm. Vella practices in the areas of property coverage, extra-contractual claims and construction defect litigation; Applebaum practices in the areas of third party liability coverage and third party liability defense. Maldoff practices in the coverage department of the firm; Kuusela practices exclusively in property subrogation and recovery; Mercer practices in the liability department of the firm; and McMullin practices in the areas of representation of insurance carriers in prosecution of subrogation claims against responsible third parties in various practices areas.
Trenam Kemker, Tampa, announces that the following attorneys have been named 2012 Tampa Lawyers of the Year. Marvin E. Barkin, litigation, banking and finance; Nelson T. Castellano, securities/capital markets law; Roberta A. Colton, bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law; Harold W. Mullis Jr., corporate law; and Roberta Casper Watson, employee benefits (ERISA) law.
Brian W. Anderson has been named to the board of trustees of the Tampa Bay Research Institute Inc., St. Petersburg. Anderson is managing partner at HealthEdge Investment Partners, Tampa.
Sherianne James has been named director of North America marketing at Transitions Optical, Pinellas Park. James has been with Transitions Optical since 2011 and served as director of global consumer and professional insights.
Shelley H. Roth-Kocsis has been promoted to operations manager at Kforce Professional Solutions, Tampa. Roth-Kocsis was operations coordinator for Kforce Services Corp.
Rebecca White has been elected president of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), an organization dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship. White is professor of management and the James W. Walter distinguished chairwoman of entrepreneurship at the University of Tampa.