Movers & Shakers (June 10)

2013-06-10T11:30:00Z Movers & Shakers (June 10) Corvallis Gazette Times
June 10, 2013 11:30 am

Officers & Directors

Old Mill Center for Children and Families elected officers for the 2013-14 year at its May board of directors meeting.

Officers are Dennis Hanson, chair; Brenda Coleman, chair-elect; Janet Gambatese, past chair; Dale Ramsay, treasurer; and Karen Misfeldt, secretary. Other board members are Meredith Baughman, Patricia Dixon, Sid Lasswell, Meg Swan, Tammy Thompson, Jim Van Olst and Bobbie Webber.

People on the Move

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center recently welcomed Janelle Iverson as the hospital’s public relations and marketing coordinator.

A graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications, Iverson has five years of experience in public relations, marketing and events coordination.

Prior to joining Samaritan in February 2012 as the public relations and marketing coordinator for Samaritan Health Plan Operations, she worked as a communications and public relations coordinator for ProWorks Corporation, a Corvallis company that provides web design and web marketing consulting.

Anna Peters joined The Corvallis Clinic Sleep Medicine Department in April.

Peters has 20 years of experience in health care, working as a nurse practitioner and nurse. As a nurse practitioner, she has focused her work on bariatric surgery. Peters received a bachelor of science degree in nursing in 1997 from the University of Phoenix in Salt Lake City, Utah, and received a family nurse practitioner degree in 2002 from Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu.

Peters will work in the Sleep Medicine Department and at the Sleep Lab at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.

Training & Development

The Oregon Bankers Association recently announced the graduates of the 2013 Northwest Bank Operations School, a program cosponsored by the Oregon, Idaho and Washington Bankers Associations.

Two of the graduates are Debra Heilman, an operations officer for Citizens Bank, Corvallis, and Alyssa Lewis, a new accounts representative for Citizens Bank, Corvallis.

The school provides participants with the opportunity to explore major issues facing bank operations personnel. Over an eight-month span, participants worked toward strengthening their leadership and management skills, and gained an understanding of the interrelatedness of key operations areas and how they contribute to a bank’s success.

M’Liss Runyon, graphic artist for the Linn-Benton Community College marketing department, has been chosen to participate in the Oregon Institute for Leadership Development, set for June 24 through 27 at Silver Falls State Park.

This program is for faculty, staff and administrators in Oregon’s community colleges interested in leadership, personal and professional growth. Runyon, from Corvallis, was chosen for her professional abilities and potential, and her interest in advancement. OILD is recognized by colleges throughout the state, and is modeled after the National Institute for Leadership Development.

Session topics include human relations skills, problem solving, balancing priorities, team building, leadership, and organizational transformation, as well as discussions with state experts and community college leaders on issues confronting community colleges during the next decade.


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