People on the Move: Aug. 7, 2023

Mon, Aug 7, 2023 (2 a.m.)

Nevada Health & Bioscience Corporation, a nonprofit organization with the mission of developing health care research, education, clinical assets and programming, named Dr. Barbara Atkinson as its first-ever physician medical liaison. Her duties will include serving as primary adviser on clinical and general medical services as well as advising on future academic affiliations and partnerships. Prior to this position, Atkinson was a vital part in bringing to life NHBC’s first venture, the Kirk Kerkorian Medical Education Building.

Rich Wierzbowski, vice president of operations for Diversified Restaurant Group, has joined the board of directors for Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada. Responsible for the operations of 78 Taco Bell restaurants, Wierzbowski’s management, mentoring leadership development and problem-solving abilities will benefit JASN’s commitment to empowering youth through financial literacy and entrepreneurship education.

Agate Construction appointed Steven Johnson as its preconstruction services director. He will oversee all aspects of Agate Construction’s preconstruction department including all bidding and estimating processes, design management of all design build projects, as well as the maintenance of the company’s cost database. Prior to joining Agate, Johnson served as principal at Bergmann in Ohio.

TaChelle Lawson, president and chief strategist of Las Vegas-based FIG Strategy & Consulting, is president of the National Association of Women Business Owners’ Southern Nevada chapter.

Cragin & Pike announced that Greg McKinley, now serving as chairman emeritus, has been honored with the prestigious “Person of the Year” Big I award by Nevada Independent Insurance Agents. Cragin & Pike also announced its leadership team, which in addition to McKinley includes: Scott Kerestesi, CEO; Todd Morse, COO; Chris Campbell and Dulcinea Rongavilla,

executive vice presidents.

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This story originally appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.

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