Officers & Directors

The Arts Center recently elected new officers to its board of directors.

Officers are Jeff Gunn, president; Nell O’Malley, vice president; Walter Barkan, treasurer; and Gail Milton, secretary. New board members are Deb Bynum, Brian Egan, Amy Jauron and Keith Moses. They join returning board members Alyce Chapman, Randall Milstein, Lauren Ohlgren, Sherrie Payne, Wayne Wiegand and Mary Wolfe.

The Arts Center has championed the arts in Corvallis for 52 years, and serves more than 25,000 individuals in Benton and Linn counties with arts education, healing arts and no-charge public art exhibitions.

People on the Move

Keller Williams Realty has announced the addition of Jessica Cardin.

Cardin originally is from the coast and has been in the Willamette Valley for about five years. She has a strong interest in rural and equestrian properties. She owns an adult foster care program and has a background in customer service. She can be reached at 541-760-0492 or jdcardin@kw.com.

Karl Mundorff, an entrepreneur and business development expert, has been named senior program manager of the Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator/RAIN Corvallis, an initiative focused on high-growth, innovative companies in the South Willamette Valley.

Mundorff most recently was director of research programs for Oregon BEST, a state signature research center focused on developing the Cleantech economy, in which he worked with university and national laboratory technologies. He helped secure an Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership designation from the Economic Development Administration, which created an opportunity for the Pacific Northwest Manufacturing Partnership to compete for more than $1 billion in new federal agency grant opportunities.

Mundorff also was president and chief executive officer of BioReaction Industries, an air pollution control technology firm, and has created and taught master’s-level courses in business model generation and commercialization at Portland State University and Concordia University. He is a graduate of the OSU College of Business and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Concordia.

The OSU Advantage Accelerator/RAIN Corvallis, recently designated an I-Corp site, is an integral component of the Oregon Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network, or Oregon RAIN, which is a collaboration of OSU, the University of Oregon, local governments, communities and economic development agencies.

Take a Bow

Four wines from the Pacific Northwest were awarded Best of Class in the 35th annual San Francisco International Wine Competition.

Cardwell Hill Cellars' 2014 Pinot Gris was one of the four, and the only wine from Oregon named Best of Class, with a double-gold, 95-point rating. This estate-bottled wine was grown exclusively by Dan and Nancy Chapel on Cardwell Hill Drive in Philomath. The wine was produced from grapes raised by sustainable agricultural practices. They are certified by LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) and Salmon Safe.

This year's competition featured 4,900 wines.

Wm. Lance Siebler is the newest partner in the firm Pittman & Brooks, P.C., located in Tigard.

Based on his 19 years of work, dedication and loyalty to the firm, he was chosen to be a shareholder.

Lance Siebler is a 1979 graduate of Crescent Valley High School in Corvallis. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Portland State University in 1988 and a master’s degree in taxation in 1999, also at Portland State. He is the son of Bill Siebler and Marilyn (Siebler) Roland of Corvallis.

Training & Development

Bart Pierce, lead MRI technologist at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, is among the first Magnetic Resonance Safety Officers certified by the American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety.

The certification demonstrates sound oversight of the physical and operational safety of MRI equipment and processes.

MRI is a noninvasive diagnostic procedure used in medical imaging to show inside living tissue.

Pierce teaches MRI physics as an adjunct professor at Portland Community College, and was involved in writing the certification exam for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Pierce began his career in imaging at Albany General Hospital, where he graduated from the School of Radiography in 1986. He first performed CT scans, a method of making multiple X-ray images of the body using a computer to construct cross-sectional views, and has performed MRI scans since the testing became available in Corvallis in 1988. Pierce has worked in the Radiology Department at Good Samaritan since 1994.

Further information about diagnostic imaging at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and Samaritan Health Services is available at samhealth.org/Imaging.

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