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Albany Area Business Portfolio - Aug. 17, 2014

Dunn, Stephens accept Phoebe Putney-related positions

Clifford Dunn

Clifford Dunn


Clifford V. Dunn III, MD, has joined the faculty of the Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency Program and will be practicing at Phoebe Family Care Center.

Dunn is returning to work as a faculty member for the same residency program where he did his internship and residency. During his time as a resident in Albany, he served on numerous committees. He was named Resident and Resident Teacher of the Year in 2007.

He earned his medical degree at Ross University, Dominica, West Indies. He earned his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Dunn is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is a diplomate of the American Academy of Family Medicine

Dunn and his wife, Aarin, have eight children.


Jennifer Stephens

Jennifer Stephens has joined Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital as the Regional Director of Hospice Services. Stephens will be responsible for the overall coordination, administration and compliance of Albany Community Hospice, the Willson Hospice House and Phoebe Sumter Hospice.

A native of Cordele, Stephens has worked in the hospice industry for 13 years, working in various capacities in hospice administration throughout the region. During her career, she has received a deficiency-free state recertification survey, served on ethics committees, and the Committed to Caring Council.

Stephens has a Master of Social Work degree from Valdosta State University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Sociology Minor from Georgia Southern University. She is a licensed master social worker in Georgia.


Eric Hooper


Eric Hooper, an attorney with the law firm of Moore, Clarke, DuVall & Ridgers P.C., has been appointed to serve as a member of the Community Outreach Committee of the Real Property, Trust and Estate section of the American Bar Association. The committee is responsible for sponsoring and developing continuing legal education programs for minority lawyers across the country.

Hooper also was named a Trust and Estates Fellow for the Real property, Trust and Estate section in 2013. He has been selected to the 2014 Georgia Rising Stars list in the area of taxation.Hooper serves as an adjunct professor at the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, where he teaches a course on Taxation of Pass Through Entities.

Hooper received a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy in 2000, a J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer in 2009 and a LLM in taxation from the levin College of Law at the University of Florida in 2010.


Mitchell Scott


Mitchell “Mitch” Scott, grounds maintenance keeper in the Campus Operations department at Albany Technical College, has been named the 2014 Albany Tech Employee of the Year at a recent faculty/staff luncheon.

Scott has been a consistent face of the facilities and maintenance crew of Albany Tech since the summer of 2000. Although he is listed as the grounds maintenance keeper, he does much more for the campus than maintaining the grounds, according to school officials. Scott is often involved in school projects outside of campus operations, they said.