Joel S. Arogeti has been named chair of the MJCCA’s board of directors. He was installed as chairman during the MJCCA’s 70th annual meeting last week.

Widely known for his leadership strengths and community involvement, Arogeti served as vice chair from 2015-2016 under chair, Douglas Kuniansky.

Arogeti’s involvement with the MJCCA began 53 years ago, when he attended preschool at the Midtown Center, played youth sports, was a member and officer of B’nai Brith Youth Organization, and attended the MJCCA’s Camp Barney Medintz, a tradition that has continued with his children. Throughout his many years of service as an adult on behalf of the MJCCA, he has served on various committees and gained a deep knowledge and a great appreciation for the agency.

“The MJCCA has been a big part of my life and my family, and I am honored to be serving an agency that impacts so many people on a daily basis,” says Arogeti, an attorney with Kitchens Kelley Gaynes, P.C. “I am also pleased to be working with Jared Powers, the agency’s new CEO, as well as the other members of the board.”

In addition to Arogeti as chairman, the new board includes: Ken Winkler, Vice Chair; Howard Hyman, Secretary; and Sammy Grant, Treasurer; as well as board members: Lillie Axelrod, Ron Brill, Steven Cadranel, Michael Dinerman, Lisa Galanti, Louis Goldberg, Sherie B. Gumer, Lee Katz, Michael Kay, David Kusiel, Josh Rosenberg, Amy Rubin, Rick Slagle, and Garrett Van de Grift.


Northside Hospital ranks 18th overall in the newly released 2016 Forbes survey of America’s Best Employers. 

The Atlanta-based health care leader broke into the top 20 after moving up from No. 23 overall in 2015. 

The rankings also list Northside Hospital as the No. 1 employer in Georgia, leading 14 other Georgia-based companies.

The rankings were based on anonymous, random and unannounced interviews with 30,000 employees from large companies (more than 5,000 employees). The sample size grew by 50 percent from 20,000 interviews last year. Forbes selected employers based on independent survey data from The mix of respondents varied in gender, age, region, education, and ethnicity.

Northside Hospital is one of the fastest growing health care organizations in the Southeast and currently employs more than 13,400 employees, including physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, administrative and support services personnel throughout the Atlanta Region and many parts of Georgia.

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Allconnect, a national leader in connecting consumers with essential home services, announced Dunwoody resident Chris Hodge as a 2016 Going the Extra Mile (GEM) award winner. The Award recognizes top-performing corporate associates who exceed individual job responsibilities and make measurable progress toward bottom-line results.


The Men’s Health and Wellness Center (MHWC) of Atlanta, a nonprofit dedicated to the health and wellbeing of men over 40 throughout metro Atlanta, has appointed Debbie Fuse as its new Executive Director. Fuse fills the position vacated by long-time executive director, Joe Blumberg, who passed away in early December and who did so much to elevate the programs and services of MHWC. Fuse brings a special vision to the world of men’s healthcare and related health policies. Under her direction, there will be a call to action for city leaders, clinicians, faculty, policy makers, consumers, residents, innovators and others committed to improving and sustaining the health and lifestyle choices for the men of Atlanta.

She has excelled as a leader in the nonprofit sector. Prior to coming to MHWC, she held executive director positions with the Dunwoody Preservation Trust and the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce, where she elevated the mission of these organizations, through a keen awareness of policies and networking. She is uniquely qualified to examine the impact of social determinants and policies on the effectiveness of MHWC programs and services going forward. Through collaboration with MHWC’s medical team and support staff, she will explore ways to maintain the charter of the Men’s Health and Wellness Center while exploring innovative ways to enhance, support and transform its mission and effectiveness across Metro Atlanta.

“Debbie is the new face of the Men’s Health and Wellness Center, taking the best of Joe Blumberg and our team of professionals, and blending that with her own creative skills and expertise. I have no doubt that we will do wonderful work together and I look forward to partnering with her in this new role,” stated Eric Seidel, Chairman of the MHWC.

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Dunwoody-based Hotel Equities (HE) recently promoted Brooke Stall to the position of general manager of the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Atlanta Perimeter Center, located at 1145 Hammond Drive, with responsibility for overseeing all financial, management operations at the hotel.  

Most recently, Ms. Stall served as the GM of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Alpharetta.  Last year, she won the Hotel Equities’ Leadership Development Award of the Year for giving her time and volunteering to identify, mentor and develop new leaders within the company. 

Stall joined HE more than 20 years ago in housekeeping at the Fairfield Inn Alpharetta and soon moved to the front desk and then into a management position.  She has served as general manager of both the Fairfield Inn & Suites Kennesaw and the TownePlace Suites Alpharetta.  In 2006 and 2009, Marriott International named her the national General Manager of the Year for the entire TownePlace Suites brand.

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