Dr. Krystal L. Culler Caroline Larimore

Dr. Krystal L. Culler has joined the staff of Memory Matters as associate executive director, and Caroline Larimore has joined the organization as program director.

Dr. Culler comes from the Cleveland area, where she launched a Center for Brain Health. She has a doctorate in behavioral health with a concentration in management, a Master’s Degree in adult development and aging, and a graduate certificate in gerontology.

She will serve as director of the organization’s state-licensed memory care programs and early-intervention memory retraining classes.

Larimore joins the organization after graduating from the University of South Carolina Beaufort with a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology and an undergraduate certificate in gerontology.

She will be teaching memory retraining classes to early-intervention families at Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church’s St. Andrew’s Hall on Pinckney Colony Road.

• Principal Senior Living Group and the Benton House communities have been honored with certification as a “Great Place to Work.” The certification process considered more than 500 employee surveys from across the Benton House locations.

Great Place to Work, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experiences on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning.

Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do.

Mike Allard, CEO of Principal Senior Living, said, “We’re so proud to receive this certification and are so grateful for the support of our 1,000-plus team members. Our communities are beautiful, but it is truly the love and dedication of our team that make Benton House a family.”

Todd Isbell, MSN, RN, NE-BC has joined Memorial Health in Savannah as chief nursing officer for the health system. In his role, Isbell will draw upon his vast healthcare experience to provide oversight of Memorial’s clinical nursing areas and patient experience.

Most recently, Isbell served as chief nursing officer at MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas.

Along with his more than 30 years of clinical and leadership experience, he brings with him expertise in improving the patient experience and driving quality outcomes.

Isbell received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, with academic honors, from the University of Phoenix. He later went on to earn a Master’s of Science in Nursing in health systems management from Vanderbilt University.

He also has contributed to several academic publications related to nursing and patient care.

Memorial Health provides the region’s only Level I trauma center for the most acute illness and injuries, as well as dedicated children’s, cancer and heart hospitals, to serve a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. For more information, visit MemorialHealth.com.

Joan Apple Lemoine, a Hilton Head Island resident and board member of the World Affairs Council of Hilton Head has been selected as secretary of the World Affairs Council of America’s board, effective July 1.

The announcement was made by Lee Wilwerding, president of the World Affairs Council of Hilton Head.

This organization, based in Washington, D.C., oversees the operation of 95 World Affairs Councils throughout the United States. As a secretary, Lemoine will be involved in the WACA national conference in November, Academic World Quest, Council relations and more.

Lemoine recently returned from a trip to Qatar, where she escorted the winning Academic WorldQuest High school team along with 10 other students who won an essay contest. This trip was paid for by the government of Qatar, a sponsor of the National Academic WorldQuest contest.

Lemoine is the former executive director of the WACHH and is currently a board member serving on the program committee. WACHH is a nonprofit organization that offers a forum on international affairs and American interests throughout the world. For more information about the WACHH or this program, visit wachh.org or contact Maureen Korzik at 843-384-6758 or wachhi@gmail.com.

Leslie Rohland, founder, owner and chef at The Cottage Café, the Juice Hive and May River Coffee Roasters, has won multiple honors in this year’s 2019 Artisan Flave Awards through the International Flavor Awards.

Rohland, whose food products all fall under the Cackalacky Kitchen brand, won awards throughout many different categories of this prestigious international food competition – helping to create additional exposure for the popular Bluffton-based products and restaurants.

The International Flavor Awards provide small and medium-sized food companies a platform by which to compete with similar-sized companies on an international stage. As an organization, the International Flavor Awards, LLC provides impartial and knowledgeable judging of food and drink products throughout a variety of genres and themes.

Rohland’s products and restaurants honored with the awards are:

• May River Coffee Roasters, Cold Brew, third place, Drinks and Mixers

• The Cottage, Cottage Caesar, third place, Dressings and Spreads

• Juice Hive, Memory Balls, second place, Sweet Treats

• Cackalacky Kitchens, Ragin’ Cajun Smack, second place, Herb Blend Seasoning

• Juice Hive, Lowcountry Kimchi Slinger, second place, Vegetables and Seasonings

For more information about the 2019 Artisan Flave Awards, and a complete list of winners, visit theflaveawards.com. For more information about The Cottage Café, visit thecottagebluffton.com, and for more information about the Juice Hive, visit thejuicehive.com.

Meghan Cline has been promoted to retail manager at Outside Brands.

Originally from Moultrie, Ga., Cline moved to Hilton Head Island and began her career at Outside in 2012. She came on board as a kayak guide and retail associate, quickly climbing the ranks to assistant retail manager in 2013.

While working at Outside, she completed her degree in sociology from Georgia Southern University.

Cline continues the tradition of female leadership at Outside, which includes the COO, three directors and 15 managers.

Outside is celebrating its 40th anniversary of local operations this year. For more information, visit OutsideBrands.com.