Dr. Mark McKenna: Putting Warmth Back into Medicine

Since graduating from Tulane University’s School of Medicine, Dr. Mark McKenna knew that he would be destined for great things in the medical world. He set out to forge his own path, with the sole purpose of changing the healthcare market. He also holds an MBA and combines that with his medical training to provide his clients with innovative medical service they cannot receive anywhere else. After graduating, Dr. Mark McKenna went out into the world and began practicing with his father. While this was an exciting time for him, he knew that he wanted to do more with his life and he launched his very first business, Dr. Mark McKenna Venture Investments.

Dr. Mark McKenna initially when into real estate as his first passion. While his father practiced medicine and he wanted to join the family business, he found something very exciting about the real estate market. After the loss of his businesses to Hurricane Katrina, his relocation to Atlanta, and his change in perspective, Dr. McKenna chose to rejuvenate his love of medicine. He took the business savvy he learned in real estate and combined it with his medical knowledge to create ShapeMed, a new medical aesthetics company.

In 2014, he sold the booming practice and became the National Medical Director for Life Time Fitness Inc. While his time there was beneficial for him in a business sense and he gained a lot of knowledge, Dr. Mark McKennna knew that he wanted to build something truly amazing. On the heels of his decision to leave, he launched OVME. OVME, pronounced “of me”, is a medical aesthetics company that is approaching elective medical treatment with a twist. McKenna explains that he wanted the medical experience to feel homey and inviting. He wanted to take away the sterile, cold environment typically associated with medical procedures and replace it with something warm. With Dr. McKenna at the helm, OVME is poised to change the way that people chose to engage in elective healthcare treatment, such as Botox. Dr. Mark McKenna is showing that we now live in a world where clients can choose luxury and comfort with their healthcare.

The American Institute of Architects Evolves With The 21st Century

The American Institute of Architects, (AIA), the leading specialized membership group for licensed architects, up-and-coming experts and partners, continues to advance design excellence as it advocates for architects.

The AIA, which was launched in 1857 by 13 architects, initially intended to advance the standing of its line of work. Today with its nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA makes tools and strategies available to the architects to lend them a hand with their careers. In addition, the AIA works to collaborate with the building industry.

The AIA, whose more than 90,000 licensed architect members and associates follow a strong code of ethics, carry out its goals through support, facts and figures and community. The group also establishes the benchmarks for the industry regarding contract documents and provides Web-based resources.

Under Robert Ivy’s leadership as chief executive officer and executive vice president of AIA, the AIA has been working on operating within the architecture business in the 21 century.

Among his objectives are making the public more attentive to the significance and usefulness of architects. Work is ongoing to enhance decision making, develop a new digital framework and further advance public recognition.

The AIA is also tackling issues that involve changes in temperature, how design will influence public health and sustainability.

Before coming on board at AIA, Ivy held the position of vice president and editorial director at McGraw-Hill Construction and Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record magazine.

Ivy received the Crain Award, the McGraw-Hill Award for Management Excellence and was named Master Architect by the national architecture fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi.

Architects may sign on to any of the five levels of membership accessible through the AIA. For example, architect members are those who are licensed to practice architecture by a US licensing authority while associate memberships are available for those with a professional degree in architecture, who work under an architect’s direction or who are in a university program in architecture as a faculty member.

Additional levels of membership take in allied members, which may include engineers, landscape architects, artists and others associated with architecture and international associate members who are those with an architecture license from a non-US licensing agency.

Another membership level is available for new graduates or those who have graduated between 2017 and 2018 with a degree in architecture from an accredited school. The graduates may be qualified to receive a free membership up to 18 months. Learn more:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/robert-ivy-faia

 

Frontera Fund and DACA

What is DACA? DACA stands for Deferred Action for childhood arrivals, whose goal it is to provide undocumented youth meeting certain prerequisites a break from deportation, a social security number, and the opportunity to work in the U.S. for two years. This program also allows for earning a driver’s license and paying in-state tuition fees for educational programs. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxon released a letter to the Trump administration asking them to end the DACA program by September 5th, with a threat of legal action if their demands are not met. 9 attorney generals and one governor of a red state signed the document.

95% of DACA beneficiaries work or study and perhaps do both. They improve their earnings and pay higher taxes. They contribute funds to colleges and universities throughout the United States. DACA beneficiaries also buy homes and cars, and start businesses. The requirements for DACA are the following: under 31 years old as of June 15th, 2012, you lived in the U.S. before your 16th birthday, you have lived in the U.S. since June 15th, 2007 until the present, and you were physically in the U.S. on June 15th, 2012. Also, requirements include the fact you came to the United States without documents before June 15th, 2012, or legal status expired June 15th, 2012.

Also, other requirements to be DACA feature the fact that the individual must be studying and graduating from high school or earning a certificate of completion from high school or a GED, or honorable discharge from the Coast Guard or military. It is recommended that individuals who are qualified for DACA apply with an attorney. Required documents include: G-28 – Notice of Entry of Appearance As Attorney (Optional), G-1145 – E-Notification (Optional), Form I-821D – Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; Form I-765 – Application for a Work Permit; and Form I-765WS – Worksheet with explication on why a DACA recipient needs to work. Other requirements include a need to submit the application, background check and fingerprints. Final steps involve receiving a letter asking for additional information called a request for evidence or a final decision.

Securus Technologies Publishes Customer Feedback On Solving And Preventing Crime

Securus Technologies has published a number of comments from their clients regarding the use of technology to solve and prevent crimes. The company published a sample of letters and emails to prove to the public and potential clients about the benefit of using their services. I believe that this move has enhanced public trust in the company’s products and services. Securus’ solutions are used for public safety, corrections, monitoring, and investigations. They are carefully designed to enhance the safety of the public and that of inmates in different correctional facilities in the United States.

The letters and emails published by the company came from officials working for various correctional facilities across the United States. These officials are in charge of preventing and solving crimes in their respective prisons. Their work is to make the prison environment safe for inmates, officials and the public. Given the subsisting cordial relations between Securus and prison officials, it is my belief that prisons will continue to maintain the safety of inmates and their families.

While speaking about the published letters, Richard A. ‘Rick’ Smith said that his company produces a new product or service every week. These innovative products seek to help the law enforcement and prison officials to prevent and solve crimes. He added that his company has received thousands of feedback from clients who comment about its services. Rick reiterated his company’s commitment to enhancing safety in all its products and doing everything possible to protect and serve the society.

One of the feedback confirmed that Securus Technologies’ system has helped the correctional facility to investigate and arrest a corrupt member of staff. He was nabbed using the information that he shared through the phone calls that he made. The official thanked the company for its assistance in the case. I think that these positive comments encouraged the company to continue developing and offering innovative products and services. This information was originally reported on PRNewswire site.

About Securus Technologies

Securus Technologies offers innovative technology solutions that are used in civil and criminal justice. The Dallas-based company has a wide client base of over 3,450 law enforcement, corrections, and public safety agencies. Securus operates in North America where it serves over 1.2 million inmates. Securus’ services include communication, inmate self-service, biometric analysis, investigations, incident management, and monitoring products. These services aim at making the world a safer place for everyone. This information was originally mentioned on Linkedin.