IN HONOR OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Biltmore Who’s Who Selects Pamela Phillips as this week’s Honored Member of the Executive and Professional Registry for 2010.
Pamela Phillips, Patient Care Coordinator at Baptist Health Breast Center, has been selected as an Honored Member of the Biltmore Who’s Who Executive and Professional Registry. The selection recognizes Pamela Phillips’s commitment to excellence in the Healthcare industry.
Phillips, who holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina, has been working in her field for over twenty years. Starting out in the Washington, DC area and traveling overseas to Germany, she settled in Montgomery.
As a coordinator for the Breast Center, Phillips helps patients once they have been diagnosed with breast cancer to get a surgeon or give them the resources to help them deal with the disease. She takes on the role of nurse and social worker very seriously, saying that patients either accept it or deny it completely. “I wanted to make a difference in the healthcare area by helping sick people get well,” she explained. “For those that would not get well, I wanted to be a comfort to them.”
Working many years as a medical-surgical nurse and nurse educator provided Phillips with the tools she needed to guide patients in the right direction for care. She learned how to deal with patients and provide top notch customer service skills in ways that would provide the best, quality care. In the future she hopes to become a consultant to help individuals who do not know what to do when faced with these serious health issues. “I love teaching others, but realize my passion is in seeing patients smile and knowing that in some way I have helped them to get the quality of care they deserve,” she added.
Phillips is certified in medical-surgical nursing from ANCC and also holds an instructor’s certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). She is a member of the HEAL Society and partakes in various public speaking opportunities on breast health. She has been named Employee of the Month and Employee of the Year for her company. In her spare time, Pamela volunteers with Joy for Life, and enjoys reading, sewing, and singing.
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Posted by Biltmore Who's Who on Friday, October 29, 2010
Biltmore Who’s Who Selects David Shamebo Sabore as this week’s Honored Member of the Executive and Professional Registry for 2010.
David Shamebo Sabore, Managing Director and Co-Owner, has been selected as an Honored Member of the Biltmore Who’s Who Executive and Professional Registry. The selection recognizes David Shamebo Sabore’s commitment to excellence in Language Services.
Sabore, who holds a BSc in Agriculture from Alemaya University (currently Haramaya University), followed by a MSc in Agronomy and Biological Engineering from the University of Catholic Louvan, has spent the last thirty years working as a freelance language service provider. He established Languages Translation Services in October of 2004 with his partner, with the expectations of servicing diverse, worldwide linguistics groups, individuals, and both private and public organizations.
As managing director and co-owner, Sabore’s responsibilities are vast. The company specializes in providing document and website translations, onsite simultaneous and consecutive interpretation, telephone interpretation, proofreading, editing of scientific papers, voiceover, transcription, localization, Desktop Publishing, teaching, film subtitling, interview research, cultural assessment, business and social affairs consultation, secretarial tasks, and public speaking. “We offer these services in more than 250 languages for public and private organizations and individuals throughout the world,” Sabore explained.
With experience in program management, research, technology demonstration, and language services at numerous previous organizations, Sabore is very in tune with his company goals and expectations. He hopes to explore servicing different companies in the future, as well as continuing to provide the best quality service to his existing clients.
Throughout his career, Sabore has established his reputation through agricultural research and work as an extension officer. From 1998-2001, he was able to achieve many positive results through research with fellow colleagues, management of projects that benefited farmers in central and eastern Africa, particularly Ethiopia, and contributed to the development of agricultural sciences. He demonstrated and disseminated new technologies to users that helped in their economic development and food self sufficiency. He was also able to bridge the communication gap during his language services career between different groups of people that spoke multiple languages all over the world.
Sabore is a member of the American Translators Association and is a strong supporter of ServingOthers.org, a non-profit humanitarian organization that supports needy people and communities worldwide. In his free time, Daniel enjoys spending time with his family and friends, volunteering, and reading.
For more information, visit http://www.languages-translation.info.
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Daniel Shamebo Sabore
Posted by Biltmore Who's Who on Friday, October 22, 2010
Biltmore Who’s Who Selects Gail Welborn as this week’s Honored Member of the Executive and Professional Registry for 2010.
Gail Welborn, Certified Area Operations Officer II and Assistant Vice-President of BB&T, has been selected as an Honored Member of the Biltmore Who’s Who Executive and Professional Registry. The selection recognizes Gail Welborn’s commitment to excellence in the field of banking and finance.
Welborn, a certified lender and series six licensee, boasts over thirty-six years in the field, where she began as a teller in 1969 for a large financial institution in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
In her current role, Welborn encompasses a lot of responsibility. Involved with three branches on a daily basis, she completes audits for each internal control item and documents these time-sensitive audits through an automated system. The audits are done on a schedule of monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and annual basis. She also handles facility issues, assists staff with operational problems, helps resolve client service issues, oversees and implements security procedures for each branch, and assists with training new employees to ensure that they have a complete understanding of what their responsibilities are in their position. “The most important thing that has helped me become successful in my role is that I have actually worked in the positions of all the employees that I interact with daily,” Welborn explained. “I know what their job responsibilities are because I have been where they are and they respect the fact that I understand what they do on a daily basis.”
Working amongst great mentors and co-workers who love a challenge, Welborn has been committed to taking on new and exciting challenges everyday. “Working for a company with a strong mission statement and impeccable values is inspiration in itself,” she said. “Being part of this mission, to help clients achieve economic success and financial security and to give employees a place to learn and grow and be fulfilled in their work is what makes me want to come to work each day.” Blessed to work in an environment that makes her everyday routine fun, exciting, and satisfied, Welborn plans to continue working with BB&T until retirement.
Welborn is a singer in the Down Home Gospel Quartet. She volunteers with Ronald McDonald House and is a supporter of the Victory Junction Gang, which is a NASCAR themed special camp for children with healthcare needs. In her spare time, Gail enjoys reading, studying 18th century history, NASCAR, and singing.
For more information, visit http://www.bbt.com.
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Posted by Biltmore Who's Who on Friday, October 15, 2010
Biltmore Who’s Who Selects Piano Marvel for this week’s Executive and Professional Registry for 2010.
Piano Marvel, a company that provides online music lessons for all ages and all levels, offers an innovative way to learn from home.
Piano Marvel offers its students the ability to learn at their own pace, on their own time. The program rewards students for practicing and reinforces music teaching. It provides an incredible tool for the music teacher, and it gives students an opportunity to grow and learn on their own. “The concept is working so well,” said inventor Aaron Garner, “that children who are using the program are learning at a rate four times faster than the traditional student.”
The company, which is now being launched nationally, was founded in the spring of 2009. Developed by Garner, a music teacher at a Title One school, the state-of-the-art program was intended to create a fun, effective, and educational environment for students. “My goal is to impact the lives of the students,” he said. “I love seeing these kids progress. All three hundred of my students are learning to read music. It’s like speaking and reading a language. I see an opportunity to revolutionize education in our world.”
Mostly self-taught, Garner grew up in a middle class family of nine children, with his father working in the steel mills. After pursuing music and becoming recognized at a talent show in high school and later winning a state piano competition in performance and composition, he decided to become a concert pianist. He earned his bachelor’s degree in music, and was later offered an assistantship at the University of Northern Colorado where he began teaching and working on his master’s degree.
Individuals, music teachers, schools, home school organizations, charter schools, universities, and even libraries can take advantage of the program. Guitar and drum programs are also being offered. For a FREE trial of Piano Marvel, visit http://www.pianomarvel.com/users/free-trial/250E81FD.
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Posted by Biltmore Who's Who on Friday, October 8, 2010
Biltmore Who’s Who Selects Roxane DeAngelis as this week’s Honored Member of the Executive and Professional Registry for 2010.
DeAngelis, who holds an engineering degree, has been working in the industry since 1984. After spending two years doing consulting work in bridge engineering, followed by ten years in aircraft structural design for an aerospace company, and a nine-year hiatus to raise her daughters, DeAngelis settled in with her current company, Butler America, in 2004.
As a structural design engineer, DeAngelis designs airframe structures using the CATIAV5 –dimensional CAD system. The design is something that must ensure that structures are able to endure fatigue loading for their entire design life without failing. In order to achieve balance of performance aerodynamics, materials technology, and manufacturing methods must be accounted for. “Before I started a family I used to travel around the country chasing all the good airframe design jobs with prestigious aerospace companies like Grumman, Boeing, Canadair, Lockheed, and Sikorsky,” she explained. “This is why I am so fluent in using this design tool.” She also learned how to design mostly metal parts, but has since been introduced to composite parts design as well. She designs the assemblies and the installations of these parts too.
Always good in math, DeAngelis took a CAD course as an elective while she was in college when she realized how inclined she was with structural design. From there, she knew that engineering was the right path for her to pursue. She plans to continue her training in fibersim sometime in the future, which is a composites design tool. She would also like to work on a conceptual design for a new or remodeled aircraft. One of her most noteworthy achievements was when she received an Outstanding Performance Award from Boeing in 1993 for her work on the Boeing 777 commercial aircraft. In her spare time, Roxane enjoys swimming and travel.
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Posted by Biltmore Who's Who on Monday, October 4, 2010