Local Briefs: Emory Hires Health CEO

Local Briefs: Emory Hires Health CEO

Emory Hires Health CEO

Jonathan Lewin, a member of the Baltimore Jewish community, has been named Emory University’s executive vice president for health affairs, executive director of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, president and CEO of Emory Healthcare, and chairman of the board of directors of Emory Healthcare.

Lewin will begin his Emory responsibilities Feb. 1.

Jonathan Lewin
Jonathan Lewin

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Lewin to the Emory leadership team,” Emory President James Wagner said in a university announcement of the hiring Thursday, Dec. 10. “Dr. Lewin joins us from Johns Hopkins Medicine with an impressive track record of innovative and high-impact research, exceptional patient care, and visionary administrative acumen. His insights as a leader, clinician and researcher will benefit our patients, faculty, students and staff, as well as the state of Georgia and beyond.”

Lewin is the senior vice president for integrated healthcare delivery and co-chair for strategic planning for Johns Hopkins Medicine. He also serves as Johns Hopkins University professor and chairman of the radiology and radiological science department, and he is the radiologist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, with secondary appointments as a professor of oncology, neurosurgery and biomedical engineering.

“I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to join such a strong leadership team and to be a part of a truly exceptional university,” Lewin said. “It is exciting to join the outstanding faculty and staff of Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center and Emory Healthcare in educating tomorrow’s health care workforce, pursuing discovery and innovation in the health sciences, and providing skilled and compassionate care to our patients.”

Before Johns Hopkins, Lewin led the magnetic resonance imaging division and was vice chairman for research and academic affairs in radiology at Case Western Reserve University and the University Hospitals of Cleveland, where he did his residency in diagnostic radiology.

Lewin is a 1981 graduate of Brown University and received his medical degree from Yale University in 1985. He is a fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and of the American College of Radiology.

He is a national leader in radiology, serving as the president of the American Roentgen Ray Society, president of the International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology, president-elect of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments, and immediate past president of the Association of University Radiologists and of the Academy for Radiology Research.

Lewin has published some 200 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts on magnetic resonance imaging and other imaging topics. He has developed more than 20 patents and has been the principal or co-principal investigator on more than $10 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health and other government agencies.


Federation Picks Marketing VP

The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta has hired Renee Kutner as its vice president of marketing, putting her in charge of all marketing efforts for the agency.

Renee Kutner
Renee Kutner

Her first day was Dec. 7.

Kutner spent most of her career at advertising firm Fitzgerald & Co. The past six years she owned an organizing business, Peace by Piece Organizing.

Her volunteer work within the Atlanta Jewish community the past few years included co-chairing the steering committee that oversaw the merger of Greenfield Hebrew Academy and Yeshiva Atlanta into Atlanta Jewish Academy and serving as a campaign manager for Young Israel of Toco Hills as it raised the money for its new building.

She has a bachelor’s in economics from the University of Michigan and a master of business administration from UCLA. She lives in Toco Hills with her husband, Davi, and three children.



Arogeti on Yemin Orde Board

Friends of Yemin Orde has added form Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta Chairman Robert Arogeti to its board of directors for a three-year term starting Jan. 1.

“Robert offers a wealth of advocacy experience in the Atlanta community and for Israel and will make a valuable contribution to advance the mission of our organization,” said Karen Sallerson, the organization’s executive director. “The Arogeti family has supported Yemin Orde for nearly 20 years, and we are thrilled to welcome Robert to the board.”

Friends of Yemin Orde is the U.S. fundraising arm of the Yemin Orde Youth Village and Yemin Orde Educational Initiatives in Israel.

The youth village is a haven that provides a quality education to approximately 440 emotionally fragile immigrant and Israeli-born at-risk youths. YOEI is an independent organization that brings Yemin Orde’s educational methodology, the Village Way, to other youth villages and schools in Israel.

Arogeti has hosted Yemin Orde youths in his Atlanta home and organized Atlanta fundraising and informational programs. He recently retired as a partner of Habif, Arogeti & Wynne.

“Being at Yemin Orde in June 2014 with my wife and daughters reminded me of a mantra I try to live by: living life being Jewish every day. That has been the essence of Yemin Orde since I first visited the village in the mid-1980s,” Arogeti said. “After 30 years of being an advocate, a funder, a believer and a champion of Yemin Orde, I am honored to be asked to serve on the Friends of Yemin Orde board.”v


LifeLine Donations Doubled

Through the end of December, Atlanta-based Anisa International is matching donations made to the LifeLine Animal Project, a nonprofit animal welfare organization trying to make Atlanta a no-kill community for animals next year.

Anisa will match up to $25,000 in donations.

In its third year managing animal services for Fulton and DeKalb counties, LifeLine has increased lifesaving by over 50 percent at those shelters to 85 percent and has increased adoption rates by 98 percent.

“Earlier this year we launched our I’m In campaign, which is truly a communitywide effort to help us reach our goal of making Atlanta a no-kill city,” LifeLine CEO Rebecca Guinn said.

“LifeLine is an extraordinary organization that will stop at nothing to give homeless animals the proper care and attention they deserve,” said Anisa Telwar Kaicker, the president of Anisa International and LifeLine’s board chair. “The Great Holiday Match program is an excellent way to give back to our community.

To donate, visit www.lifelineanimal.org/great-holiday-match.

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