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Newsmakers, July 20
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Neonatologist Castillo joins Longstreet Clinic
The Longstreet Clinic has announced that neonatologist Armando R. Castillo Jr., M.D., has joined the practice.

Castillo graduated from Mercer University in Macon and earned his medical degree at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. He completed his pediatrics residency at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. He also recently completed a fellowship in neonatology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

Castillo has medical staff privileges at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Research.

Lifeline coordinator Appling earns award
Dianne Appling, program coordinator for Lifeline of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, received the Exceptional Performance Award recently from Philips Lifeline at its headquarters in Framingham, Mass., as part of its academy program.

"The Philips Lifeline Academy, established in 2001, represents a membership of our best 150 community partners out of 2,500 nationwide who continue to demonstrate an extraordinary level of commitment to helping more seniors and their families benefit from Lifeline while at the same time serving the goals of their organization to live its mission successfully," said Ronald Feinstein of Philips Lifeline.

The Exceptional Performance Award is given to a small number of Philips Lifeline Academy participants for recognition of their outstanding work serving their communities. "It is an honor to be recognized in this very special way," said Appling.

Cammarata named as Rotary zone rep
Dianne Cammarata of the South Hall Rotary Club has been appointed as an Rotary international director and district representative for the nomination committee for 2010-2012.

Rotary International is managed by a president, president-elect and 17 international directors, with each director being responsible for two Rotary zones.

"Dianne’s appointment to this nominating committee is a testament to her service to Rotary not only on the local level, but also at the district and zone level," said Garland C. "Gary" Moore, district 6910 governor.

Cammarata will represent zones 33 and 34, which include Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, parts of Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the Caribbean islands of Suriname, French Guyana and Guyana. She is a past president of the South Hall club and served as district governor in 2005.

Scott, Kida working as Fockele Garden interns
Victoria Scott of Lucedale, Miss., and Bernie Kida of Lawrenceville are serving internships at The Fockele Garden Co. in Gainesville.

Scott, a landscape architecture student at Mississippi State University, will participate in all phases of landscape design, installation and maintenance. She earned an associate of arts degree at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in 2006 and is scheduled to complete her bachelor of science degree at Mississippi State University in May.

Kida, who recently accepted a permanent position with the company, serves as a landscape designer whose responsibilities include site analysis, garden design and plan presentation to clients.

Kida previously earned a bachelor and master of fine arts degree and has extensive experience in visual communications and medical illustration.

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