Midwife joins
Samaritan team

Peggy “Lisa” McCullum, CNM, has joined Samaritan Obstetrics & Gynecology in Corvallis.

McCullum has nearly 20 years’ experience as a nurse midwife, most recently serving as the director of Maternal and Infant Services at Peace Health Medical Center in Florence. She earned bachelor’s degrees from Mills College and Samuel Merritt College/St. Mary’s Intercollegiate Nursing Program, and master’s degrees in nursing and public health from Emory University.

McCullum provides care for adolescent and adult women, including adolescent health, family planning, pre-conception care, wellness exams and menopause care.

Physician takes
new patients

Lance McQuillan, M.D., a family medicine physician, is accepting new patients at The Corvallis Clinic at 1705 Waverly Drive SE in Albany. To make an appointment, call 541-967-8221 or fill out an online form at Find a Physician Request.

Prior to joining The Clinic in April 2016 as its chief medical officer, he was the program director of Samaritan Health Services’ Family Medicine Residency Program and a family practice physician at Samaritan Family Medicine.

McQuillan is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is on the board of directors of the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians.

Prior to joining Samaritan in 2009, he practiced at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington, and at Marshfield Clinic in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

McQuillan completed his residency at Family Medicine of Southwest Washington, in Vancouver, in 2006, and his internship at Mercy Redding Family Practice in Redding, California, in 2004. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee, in 2003.

OSU professor
receives award

The Oregon Heritage Tree Program recently announced that the 2017 Maynard C. Drawson Memorial Award winner is educator and arborist Paul Ries.

Ries received a plaque recognizing his contributions to preserving Oregon's notable trees last April at the Oregon Department of Forestry in Salem. 

Ries was a founding member of the Oregon Heritage Tree Program and friend of Drawson. Drawson is considered to be the founding father of the program; the award was created in 2015 as a way to honor his name and encourage others to engage in the preservation of Oregon's historically significant trees. 

For over 25 years, Paul Ries' urban forestry experience has encompassed local, state, national, international, nonprofit and academic levels. Ries is an urban forestry instructor and extension specialist in the Oregon State University College of Forestry and was manager of the Oregon Department of Forestry Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program. 

At OSU, he teaches online urban forestry courses and is lead curriculum developer for new undergraduate and graduate degrees in urban forestry.

Broker joins real
estate agency

Town & Country Realty in Corvallis recently welcomed Angelica Rehkugler to its team as a broker, serving clients with over 15 years of experience.

Rehkugler has been a Realtor since 2000, and has earned her Graduate Realtor Institute and Accredited Buyer’s Representative certifications. After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, she worked for several years at Apple Computer, and then went to San Jose State University for her teaching credential.

She taught English as a Second Language for 10 years at both adult and high school levels. German is her first language and she has a working knowledge of Spanish.

Rehkugler can be reached at 541-740-0959 or angelica@tncrealty.com.

Bank hires
credit officer

David A. Frances joined Willamette Community Bank in Albany last July as its Chief Credit Officer. David has worked in the financial services industry for over 30 years with a focus on credit and risk management. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and an Master of Business Administration from Western Governors University.

David and his wife, Kim, recently relocated to the greater Albany community.

Land management
business started

Devon Durant recently started Epoch Land Management, a consulting and small equipment operation business focusing on sustainable land management for small to medium acreages.

Durant transplanted to the Corvallis area from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and has spent the last 11 years here, working in landscaping, horticulture, land management and restoration. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture from Oregon State University in 2009.

He owns and operates the one man operation which does consulting, excavator work, brush clearing, terracing, restoration, and more for small to medium sized properties anywhere in the greater Corvallis-Albany area. 541-231-8263, free estimates.

NuScale Power
adds executive

Diane M. Hughes recently joined NuScale Power, LLC, in Corvallis as vice president of marketing and communications.

She has responsibility for brand, marketing, external communication (public relations, media relations and public affairs), digital experience (web, social media and digital channels) and internal communication.

In her new role, Hughes reports to Tom Mundy, chief commercial officer, and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team. 

Hughes previously served as Director of Social Media and Digital Experience/Marketing at NextEra Energy, Inc./Florida Power & Light Company. She led a digital customer experience transformation, executed digital marketing and communication strategies, and built a social media all-hazards crisis communication team. Prior to that, Hughes was Director of Social Media and Web Engagement, as well as Deputy Crisis Team Officer at Baltimore Gas and Electric Company.

In addition, Hughes has held positions with the Greater Baltimore Committee, Hermann Advertising Design/Communications and contracted by MaCS GmbH to support Hewlett-Packard's public relations division in Germany.

Hughes holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Business Management and a Master of Science in Management Technology: E-Business from University of Maryland.

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