Beaumont Health System Appoints Emergency Medicine Chair: Ananias Diokno, M.D., chief medical officer of Beaumont Health System, has announced the appointment of Terry Kowalenko, M.D., of Brighton, as health system chair, Emergency Medicine, effective June 1. Dr. Kowalenko joins Beaumont from the University of Michigan Health System, where he served as director of Continuous Professional Development for the University of Michigan Medical School. He also held a faculty appointment at the University of Michigan Medical School as clinical professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Medical Education. His earlier responsibilities have included: program director, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan/St. Joseph Mercy Hospital; and program director, Department of Emergency Medicine, DMC/Sinai-Grace Hospital. He also served as an attending physician in Emergency Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital. An active researcher, Dr. Kowalenko has focused his interests on hemorrhagic shock, cardiovascular disease, education, international emergency medicine and workplace violence. Dr. Kowalenko received his medical degree from the University of Chicago and did his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has served on dozens of professional committees at the state, national and international level. He is currently a board member of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He has made more than 100 presentations nationwide and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and other professional publications, as well as book chapters and abstracts on topics related to emergency medicine. Dr. Kowalenko has received numerous awards, including the 2012 Distinguished Educator Award of the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors Academy for Scholarship and the 2011 Ronald L. Krome, M.D., Meritorious Service Award of the Michigan College of Emergency Physicians. The MCEP award is named for Dr. Krome, former chief of emergency medicine at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. The Emergency Centers at Beaumont, Royal Oak, Troy and Grosse Pointe are staffed and equipped to handle the most severe illnesses and injuries. With a total of 235,098 emergency visits in 2012, Beaumont Health System ranks among the highest-volume providers of emergency care in the nation. As the only Level I Trauma Center in Oakland and Macomb counties, the Emergency Center at Beaumont, Royal Oak is equipped to handle the most severe emergencies for patients of all ages, including children, and serves as a regional referral center for adult and pediatric emergency care. Air medical transportation is available for patients through Beaumont One, a twin-engine EC135 helicopter that can transport patients within Michigan and northern Ohio.

Jigar Shah Appointed to Empower Energies Board: Empower Energies, a Troy-based renewable energy consultant, announced the appointment of Jigar Shah, founder of SunEdison and the first CEO of the Carbon War Room, to its board of directors effective immediately. Shah joins Kay and Jornlin on a board of directors that includes vice chairman Abraham L. Morris and directors Joost Schellens, Joseph Fleck, and Jack DeLiddo. Shah is CEO of Jigar Shah Consulting and a board member of the Carbon War Room, the global organization founded by Sir Richard Branson and Virgin United to help entrepreneurs address climate change. He served as the Carbon War Room’s first CEO from 2009-2012. Shah founded SunEdison, now part of MEMC, which remains the world’s leading solar services company. Prior to SunEdison, Shah worked within strategy at BP Solar, and before that was a contractor for the Department of Energy on vehicles and fuel cell programs. Shah is an entrepreneur and visionary committed to leveraging the ‘next economy’ by deploying existing technologies that solve the challenging issues of our time. He is the author of the upcoming book, “Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy.” Shah holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and an M.B.A. from The University of Maryland. He also sits on the boards of the SolarNexus, KMR Infrastructure, Prometheus Institute, and Greenpeace USA. Empower Energies is focused on commercial-scale renewable energy, enterprise energy management, and clean transport infrastructure for General Motors and other customers, both in the United States and internationally. More at