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Business in Brief (May 1)

Business in Brief (May 1)

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Old Mill adds
board members

Old Mill Center for Children and Families in Corvallis recently welcomed two new board members and a clinical supervisor.

Jerry Duerksen of Duerksen & Associates and Nick Hurley of the Corvallis Police Department joined the board of directors in January.

Christie Reed joined the Child, Teen and Family Counseling Program as its clinical supervisor in December.

Ochman joins
Corvallis Clinic

Lisa K. Ochman recently was hired as a licensed physical therapist at The Corvallis Clinic.

Ochman treats the full range of orthopedic conditions, along with balance and dizziness issues. Also, as a certified lymphedema therapist, she treats the swelling that can occur throughout the body due to lymphedema, using complete decongestive therapy.

She was a physical therapist at Doylestown Health in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, in 2015 and 2016. She earned a doctorate of physical therapy degree from Temple University in Philadelphia in 2015 and a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, in 2005.

Ochman said she likes to work with patients as a team and to incorporate new evidence-based practice and fresh exercises that are specific to each patient’s needs and goals.

Appointments are available at 541-754-1265.

Bank announces
operations officer

Citizens Bank recently announced the promotion of Dayna Dagan to operations officer at the Albany 14th Avenue Branch.

Dagan is a native of Albany and graduate of West Albany High School. She also graduated from the Oregon Bankers Association Operations School. She has worked for Citizens Bank for 12 years, all in the Albany area, in the departments of operations and new accounts.

Dagan can be reached at the Albany 14th Avenue Branch of Citizens Bank, 2315 14th Ave. SE, at 541-967-1992 or at

OSU professor
receives award

Elise Lockwood, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at Oregon State University, has received a five-year $800,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award for her project “Developing Undergraduate Combinatorial Curriculum in Computational Settings.”

The CAREER Award is the foundation's most prestigious award for early career faculty with the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education, and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. 

Lockwood is the first NSF CAREER award recipient in mathematics at Oregon State. Her research focuses on the teaching and learning of combinatorics at the undergraduate level. The field of combinatorics includes enumeration (counting) problems, especially those dealing with the numerical relationships in permutations and combinations.


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