May 2017 Around Town

Emory Ortho President

Johns Creek Healthcare Association, Inc. has elected Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center physician Dr. Oluseun Olufade as its new president. JCHA is a nonprofit organization committed to ensuring the highest quality of health care remains available in the community. The association, founded in 2006, is comprised of individuals in the healthcare industry from Duluth, Johns Creek, Suwanee and South Forsyth. Dr. Olufade says he hopes to educate the community and JCHA members about healthcare and promote patient access to quality care. Dr. Olufade is board certified in physical medicine & rehabilitation, sports medicine and interventional pain medicine. He is a team physician for Emory University, Georgia Tech and local high schools. He specializes in non-operative treatment of sports and orthopaedics problems such as concussion and muscle, ligament and tendon injuries. He performs various treatment options including stem cells and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. For more information about JCHA, visit

New Health therapy

LyfeWell, LLC, an affordable, one-of-a-kind wellness center, is bringing E-HBOT to Johns Creek. E-HBOT, Enhanced Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, combines the treatments of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) with Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF), allowing patients to experience the benefits of enhanced blood flow and increased oxygenation. This revolutionary treatment is conducted under the supervision of certified technicians. The exciting benefits have been scientifically proven to improve several illnesses, enhance athletic performance and combat aging. LyfeWell, LLC is the brainchild of visionary local entrepreneur Larry Butler.  Larry is dedicated to educating the community on the benefits of alternative healthcare through E-HBOT.

Cambridge High Skills

Cambridge SkillsUSA competed at the Georgia State Leadership and Skills Conference on March 24. They broke a 20-year record by winning 82 medals, the highest in Georgia history. The school will send a 30-member delegation to the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, in June. Connor Christiansen campaigned hard against a strong field of candidates from some of Georgia’s best schools to win a position as a SkillsUSA State Officer. This is Cambridge’s fifth straight State SkillsUSA leader. Connor will serve at the National Conference as a voting delegate and attend several leadership training events this summer, then serve the State of Georgia next school year.

Mother’s Day Night Out

College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors of Alpharetta/Johns Creek is the nation’s most respected, complete and professional resource helping busy families raise smart, confident, well-adjusted kids. Since 2001 they have built local professional teams across the country who have helped hundreds of busy parents carve out time for themselves with a sitter, have help on hand with a part-time or full-time nanny, or get their college-bound student the tutoring they need to succeed. 678.675.0303,

Golf For Good

Right now, there are 540 students enrolled in Forsyth County’s schools that identify as homeless. Even with such prosperity and affluent members of our community, local homeless families work day by day, struggling to make ends meet. With efforts from Elite Roofing & Restoration and Family Promise of Forsyth County, homeless children and adults will benefit from funds that will be raised on May 16 at The Manor Golf and Country Club. The first Elite Roofing & Restoration Charity Golf Tournament plans to bring our city together for an enjoyable yet meaningful day on the green. Taking place with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., this tournament will feature intermingling celebrity golf teams, a silent auction, raffle, door prizes, putting contests, an awards reception with live music, and awareness of a close-to-home issue within our community. A Hole in One and Longest Drive contest among others will entice all players to compete at their highest potential. Contact or 678.781.1998.

Inside Scoop for Students

It was a great day at Johns Creek City Hall recently, as Student Leadership Johns Creek class of 2018 members spent the day learning about the day-to-day operations of local government. I hope you might consider using the attached article and photos in an upcoming edition. Students heard presentations from Mayor Mike Bodker, City Manager Warren Hutmacher, and Johns Creek Advantage CEO Courtney Bernardi, followed by an interactive exercise planning City parks, and received an up-close tour of the Traffic Control Center. Johns Creek Fire Department Deputy Fire Marshal Chris Wall discussed fire operations and training, and talked about various equipment firefighters use in their public safety roles. The afternoon was spent with the Johns Creek Police Department, where Cpl. Kevin Rampley gave the students a lesson in CSI investigations, Sgt. Ronnie Young gave a traffic stop demonstration, and Sgt. Will Goins brought Johns Creek Police K9 Leo for a demonstration on how the dogs are used to fight crime.

For Animal Lovers

Passion for Paws is a local Atlanta non-profit organization that partners with other animal rescues for fundraising, networking and rescue efforts. According to the American Humane Association, each year about 3.7 million animals are euthanized, thousands here in Georgia. While this problem is overwhelming, it can be solved if rescue groups have the volunteer and financial help to get these animals forever homes. Founded in 2008, Passion for Paws has raised more than $125,000 for local rescue groups through fun, casual and lively events. Join us for the Southern Gentleman Pet Soiree on June 7 from 6-10 p.m. on the patios of Southern Gentleman and Gypsy Kitchen. Your $25 donation in advance includes admission, one drink, light bites, live music and a silent auction.  All proceeds will benefit PAWS Atlanta and Good Mews rescues. Buy tickets now at