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North Fulton Hospital names new CFO

North Fulton Hospital names new CFO

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Lyra Howalt has been appointed chief financial officer of North Fulton Hospital, the Roswell hospital announced Wednesday.

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Howalt has 28 years of accounting and finance experience. She comes to Georgia from Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford, N.C.

"I love North Fulton Hospital," Howalt said. "My husband came to North Fulton Hospital for care several times when we lived here previously. We had great experiences then, and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to join the administration here."

Howalt and husband Terry live in Roswell. They have two grown daughters.

Learn more about North Fulton Hospital at nfultonhospital.com.

North Fulton Hospital nurse wins national honor

North Fulton Hospital nurse wins national honor

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Elizabeth Lister, a registered nurse at North Fulton Hospital, received April's DAISY Award for Nursing.

The national honor is given monthly to nurses who go above and beyond in their jobs every single day.

Lister was nominated for the DAISY Award by one of her patients.

"Elizabeth made a wonderful lasting impression that I will always remember," the patient said. "Around the clock, she was very compassionate and reassuring, and she took the time to establish a caring relationship with me, attending to my every need. North Fulton Hospital has an extraordinary professional in the Surgical Care Unit!"

Lister has worked for the Roswell hospital since 2011. Alex Peterson, clinical manager of surgical nursing at the hospital, praised her caring and professionalism.

Olympian to host softball camp in Roswell

Olympian to host softball camp in Roswell

ROSWELL, Ga. -- A two-time Olympic medalist will hold a softball clinic in Roswell this summer.

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Jennie Finch Softball Camp will give budding softball players the opportunity to learn from one of the sport's most renowned players.

The camp will be held Saturday, July 27 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at East Roswell Park. It is open to girls in third grade through college.

Fees are $175 per camper. Visit roswellyouthsoftball.org to learn more and reserve a spot for your daughter. Spaces are limited.

AdvancED founder to speak at Eggs & Enterprise

AdvancED founder to speak at Eggs & Enterprise

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- The founding president and CEO of AdvancED is the keynote speaker at the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce's April Eggs & Enterpirse breakfast.

Dr. Mark A. Elgart is known as a leader in achieving educational quality. He developed the AdvancED School System Accreditation protocol, and is constantly working on ways to improve the accreditation model.

Before founding AdvancED, Elgart taught math and science, and was a school administrator at the middle and high levels. He lives in Alpharetta with his wife and two children.

Learn more about AdvancED at advanc-ed.org.

The GNFCC Eggs & Enterprise breakfast will be held Tuesday, Apr. 23 at Mt. Pisgah UMC. Admission is $25 for chamber members and $50 for non-members.

Visit gnfcc.com or call 770-993-8806 ext. 306 for more information.

Town hall meeting canceled

Town hall meeting canceled

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Georgia Senator John Albers (R-Roswell) has canceled a town hall meeting he planned to hold in Woodstock later this week.

Albers canceled the Thursday, Mar. 14 meeting early Monday afternoon. A new date was not immediately announced.

Kip's Angels opens Friday

Kip's Angels opens Friday

ROSWELL, Ga. -- This year's Kip Rogers art show will hold its opening reception on Friday, Feb. 15.

Kip's Angels will be on display through Friday, Mar. 1. The opening night celebration will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Roswell Area Park Visual Arts Building.

Every year, Rogers includes three of his Roswell art students in a group show. This year's featured artists are Christine Biasetti (the blond angel), Jennifer Ferris (the redheaded angel) and Amy Frank (the brunette angel).

"We like to pick a fun theme to go along with the shows. In the past we've had themes like 'Three's Company' and 'Grumpy Old Men,'" Rogers said in a statement. "I usually pick the group first and then think of an amusing parallel. The ladies featured this year all have different hair color and are around the same age ... which was perfect for a 'Charlie's Angels' spin-off."

Roswell Area Park is located at 10495 Woodstock Road.