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The Oregon State University Foundation has appointed Alex Ichinoe to be assistant director of information technology services.

Ichinoe previously worked as associate director for advancement services at Willamette University. Prior to his tenure at Willamette, he was digital project director and web development for brass Media. He received his bachelor’s degree in information systems from Western Oregon University.


Samaritan Urgent Care, a walk-in clinic in Corvallis, recently welcomed its newest provider, Robin Page-Echols, D.O.

Page-Echols earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado and a medical degree at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed residency training in family medicine at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and is board-certified in family medicine.

Prior to attending medical school, Page-Echols worked as a medical assistant alongside his parents, both of whom are osteopathic family physicians.

Page-Echols cares for patients of all ages, and enjoys working in the urgent care setting. In addition to caring for patients at Samaritan Urgent Care in Corvallis, he will occasionally see patients at Samaritan Urgent Care/walk-in clinics in Albany and Lebanon.

Page-Echols also has a strong interest in sports medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine, and is passionate about helping care for underserved populations and participating in medical missions.


Therapeutic Associates in Corvallis recently welcomed a new physical therapist, Megan Swift.

Swift graduated with bachelor’s degrees in both human physiology and psychology from the University of Oregon in 2010, and went on to receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Pacific University this year.

Swift has late appointments, including 5:40 p.m. times. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 541-757-0878.


Keller Williams Realty Mid-Willamette has added Brandon Hanson to its team.

Hanson passed his state and national exam in June. Originally from the Willamette Valley area, he received a bachelor’s degree in finance and international business from Oregon State University. He has prior experience in the mortgage and manufacturing industries, where he developed skills in negotiation and relationship management.

Hanson works primarily out of the Albany office, but also serves all surrounding areas. He can be reached at 541-619-8382 or


OSU Federal Credit Union has named financial industry professional Matthew Burford as its new Woodburn branch manager at the Safeway store location at 1550 N. Pacific Highway.

Burford comes to OSU Federal after seven years in the financial industry, including the last four years in a similar role with Seattle-based Home Street Bank in one of its Portland branches.

OSU Federal’s selection of financial services is open to anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion or Polk County. The member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative serves a membership of more than 75,000.


The five hospitals affiliated with Samaritan Health Services have awarded a total of $198,022 in social accountability grants to 25 local service organizations, to be distributed over the next 12 months.

Social accountability grants are awarded within Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties. Funding decisions are made by committees consisting of employees and board members at each Samaritan-affiliated hospital. Funded programs typically address unmet needs of underserved populations and improve overall community health.

Social accountability grants awarded in Benton County include:

• The Benton County Oral Health Coalition — $35,000 for oral health support;

• The Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence — $18,000 for transitional housing services for domestic violence survivors;

The Corvallis Drop-in Center — $2,500 to support transportation to medical appointments;

The Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University — $10,000 for the Healthy Cooking for Families program; and

• The Old Mill Center for Children and Families — $26,400 for the Rally Around Families Together Relief Nursery.


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