Chris Kerr has been elected chair of the Heart of the Community Foundation. Kerr is a commercial and residential sales agent at Hardy Realty. A native of Rome, Chris returned in 2015 after working in New York and Los Angeles for 18 years. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and was chosen by the Georgia Rotary Student Program to attend the University of Oslo in Norway. He also received a Master’s degree from the Annenberg School at The University of Southern California.
In addition to the Heart of the Community Foundation, Kerr is a member of the City of Rome Public Arts Committee, the Rome Rotary Club and serves on the Board of Directors for the Rome Area Council for the Arts and the Rome Floyd Chamber. Kerr also is a graduate of the 34th class of Leadership Rome.
Other members of the Heart of the Community Board include: Angie Beard, Brenda Bowen, David Brearley, Kristy Stoner-Brown, Steve Graves, Nancy Hunter, Judy Ingram, Dawn Irmscher, Chris Jackson, Kristi Kent, Mary (Mai Mai) Kelly, Mandy Maloney, Monisha Patel, Elaine Price, Mimi Richards, Lauren Sklar, David Smith and Esther Vaughn.
Timothy W. Champion, FNP, has joined Floyd Urgent Care in Calhoun as a nurse practitioner. He will be seeing patients with Greg Asbury, M.D., at 251 Ga. Highway 53 in Calhoun. Nurse practitioners prescribe medications and other treatments under the direction of a physician. They also obtain medical histories, perform physical examinations, and order and perform diagnostic studies. Champion earned a Master of Science degree in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Chicago and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. He also holds a national certification for emergency nursing and is a certified flight nurse. He previously worked as a nurse in Floyd’s Emergency Care Center. Before coming to Floyd, Champion worked as a flight nurse and flight paramedic with Air Methods, Air Life Georgia. Floyd Urgent Care, Calhoun is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, call 706.625.4410.