Business Briefs

Business briefs 5.18.18

GABRIELLE ERBST has been named director of admissions at TUCSON HEBREW ACADEMY. A native Tucsonan and the first alumnus in this role, Erbst has been THA’s director of student support services for the past four years. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s in speech and hearing sciences. She earned her master’s in special education from Hunter College in New York City and worked at The Stephen Gaynor School, which specializes in techniques for children with learning disabilities. Erbst is a co-leader of Congregation Anshei Israel’s K’ton Time program and is chair of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s Young Women’s Cabinet and a member of the engagement and social action committee for the JFSA Young Leadership Team.

GERALD N. GOLDBERG, M.D., founder of PIMA DERMATOLOGY, has transferred ownership of his practice to his existing partner, MATTHEW W. BEAL, M.D., and new practice partner, SARAH E. SCHRAM, M.D.  Beal, who specializes in general dermatology with special interest in cutaneous oncology and psoriasis, joined Pima Dermatology in 2013 and became a partner in 2016. Schram joined as the practice’s full-time Mohs surgeon for skin cancer in 2015. Goldberg, who has led the practice for more than 30 years, will serve as the cosmetic and laser surgical center director. The practice will expand its physical space with a new laser center opening in early 2019.

CRYSTAL LUCHA, a faculty member in the TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER’s Early Childhood Education center, is among 30 educators nationwide selected for a JCC Association Sheva Center Leadership Institute for Early Childhood Professionals fellowship. The initiative will not only include the work with the fellow, but the nurturing of the entire JCC using “Growing Jewish ECE,” a new platform being developed to ensure a holistic approach to excellence. The fellowship will last 18 months and will include distance learning with the other fellows, mentors, and educators, as well as an opportunity to learn in Israel and Italy.

ACKERLEY ADVERTISING is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Principals are Gene Ackerley, who started the agency with his late wife, Gloria; William Ackerley (production); and Ed Ackerley, Ed.D. (client relations). Ed Ackerley also is a faculty member at the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University. For more information visit