People news: James Russell, Ashley Plauché, David Chandler

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Friday, May 3, 2019

AAHomecare’s board of directors has appointed James Russell, vice president and owner of URS Medical, to fill a vacant seat created by the departure of Randy Carson. Russell co-founded URS Medical in 2004 and has helped to grow the company to provide a wide range of products and services, including enteral and urological supplies and breast pumps, to more than 1,300 patients throughout Texas. He currently sits on advisory boards or councils for AAHomecare, VGM Group, Independence Medical, Baylor Scott and White Health, and the Texas Health & Human Services…AAHomecare will transition Ashley Plauché to the new role of manager of member and public relations. In addition to her continued leadership with councils and industry grassroots advocacy efforts, she will now develop platforms that deepen member engagement, expand networking opportunities and bolster prospecting. She will also advance association efforts with branding, marketing and communications, and special projects…AAHomecare’s Director of Payer Relations David Chandler has been tapped to serve on the board of directors for the Alabama Durable Medical Equipment Association. “The board decided to ask for a representative from AAHomecare to join our board as an advisor and liaison,” said Mike Hamilton, executive director of ADMEA. “Having worked with David as the chair of the Jurisdiction C Council, we are well aware of his expertise and are looking forward to having him join us.” The board has its first meeting on May 7.