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Mariner Re­tire­ment Ad­vi­sors, a re­tire­ment plan ad­vi­sory firm, adds Thomas Hardy, AIF, CRPS, to the firm as vice pres­i­dent and re­tire­ment plan ad­viser in the firm’s Tulsa of­fice.

With nearly 12 years of re­tire­ment plan ad­vi­sory ex­pe­ri­ence, Hardy joins the firm from Ar­vest Wealth Man­age­ment where he served as the re­tire­ment plan ser­vices man­ager. He also has ex­pe­ri­ence serv­ing as a re­tire­ment ac­count man­ager for Alerus Re­tire­ment and Ben­e­fits.

Carissa Perkins joins MidFirst Bank as as­sis­tant vice pres­i­dent in the busi­ness bank­ing group. Her pri­mary re­spon­si­bil­ity is to de­velop new com­mer­cial bank­ing re­la­tion­ships through­out the metro Ok­la­homa City area. Perkins has been in bank­ing for more than 11 years in nu­mer­ous roles. Be­fore join­ing MidFirst Bank, Perkins was a credit an­a­lyst and lender at Pros­per­ity Bank. She grad­u­ated from the Univer­sity of Cen­tral Ok­la­homa with a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in fi­nance.

McAfee & Taft adds Michelle San­ders as a para­le­gal for the law firm’s Lit­i­ga­tion Group. In this role, she is re­spon­si­ble for pro­vid­ing com­pre­hen­sive le­gal sup­port to trial lawyers whose prac­tices are on fo­cused on ap­peals, class ac­tions, com­plex civil lit­i­ga­tion and high-ex­po­sure prod­uct li­a­bil­ity lit­i­ga­tion, par­tic­u­larly for the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try. Her re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in­clude draft­ing and fil­ing plead­ings, con­duct­ing re­search, re­view­ing dis­cov­ery, co­or­di­nat­ing and re­spond­ing to dis­cov­ery re­quests, co­or­di­nat­ing ex­perts and wit­nesses, prepar­ing and or­ga­niz­ing doc­u­ments and ex­hibits for trial, and as­sist­ing at­tor­neys at trial.

Arledge and As­so­ci­ates adds Jef­frey Collins to the Ed­mond­based ac­count­ing firm as tax di­rec­tor. Collins re­ceived his bach­e­lor’s de­gree from Ok­la­homa Pan­han­dle State Univer­sity and his mas­ter’s de­gree from Ok­la­homa State Univer­sity.

In­te­gris Ad­vanced Crit­i­cal Care Medicine adds Laura Swant, D.O. Swant com­pleted her in­ter­nal medicine res­i­dency in pul­monary/crit­i­cal care fel­low­ship at the Univer­sity of Ok­la­homa Health Sciences Cen­ter.

She joins the In­te­gris Ad­vanced Crit­i­cal Care Medicine team fol­low­ing her ten­ure as an in­ten­sivist at St. An­thony Hos­pi­tal in Ok­la­homa City. Swant is board cer­ti­fied in crit­i­cal care, pul­monary medicine and in­ter­nal medicine.

Je­didiah Per­due, M.D., M.P.H., a board-cer­ti­fied psy­chi­a­trist es­tab­lished his prac­tice with the Stephen­son Cancer Cen­ter.

He serves as di­rec­tor of men­tal health for the cancer cen­ter and has been named an as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor for the Univer­sity of Ok­la­homa Col­lege of Medicine. Per­due com­pleted a psy­chi­a­try res­i­dency and served as chief res­i­dent at Duke Univer­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

He earned his med­i­cal de­gree at OU Col­lege of Medicine. He earned a mas­ter’s of pub­lic health de­gree in bio­statis­tics from the OU Col­lege of Pub­lic Health and earned his un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree in psy­chol­ogy at OU in Nor­man.

Per­due is a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Psy­chi­atric As­so­ci­a­tion, Ok­la­homa Psy­chi­atric Physi­cians As­so­ci­a­tion, Amer­i­can Psy­choso­cial On­col­ogy So­ci­ety and Na­tional Coun­cil for Be­hav­ioral Health. He serves as pres­i­dent of the Cen­tral Ok­la­homa Psy­chi­atric So­ci­ety.

Ro­hitha In­turi, MD, joins Nor­man Re­gional Health Sys­tem to help fam­i­lies main­tain their health needs. In­turi is the sec­ond doc­tor to be­gin work­ing at the new Pri­mary Care — Tacoma clinic, 3201 W Te­cum­seh Rd., Suite 230.

In­turi be­gan her ed­u­ca­tion at Sri Chai­tanya Mahila Kalasala in Vi­jayawada, In­dia, to study bi­o­log­i­cal sciences, phys­i­cal sciences and chem­istry.

She at­tended med­i­cal school at Kami­neni In­sti­tute of Med­i­cal Sciences in Nar­ket­pally, In­dia. In­turi pur­sued her mas­ter’s of sci­ence in clin­i­cal in­ves­ti­ga­tion at the Univer­sity of Texas Health Sci­ence Cen­ter. She com­pleted her fam­ily medicine res­i­dency at the Univer­sity of Ok­la­homa, School of Com­mu­nity Medicine, and is board cer­ti­fied in fam­ily medicine.

Michelle San­ders

Carissa Perkins

Laura Swant

Ro­hitha In­turi

Je­didiah Per­due

Jef­frey Collins

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