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Health educator earns recognition

Hilary Harrison, health education coordinator at Samaritan Health Services, recently was recognized as one of the Top 100 Mental Health First Aid Instructors in the nation.

Mental Health First Aid is a national program that provides training courses to teach community members how to provide frontline help to someone who may be experiencing symptoms of mental illness or crisis. Samaritan hosts training sessions in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties with support from the Mullins Charitable Funds and the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation.

Out of more than 12,000 instructors nationwide, Harrison earned the recognition because she has taught more than 95 training sessions and certified more than 1,300 people in Mental Health First Aid.

To learn more or register for a Mental Health First Aid class, visit samhealth.org/MentalHealthFirstAid.

Nutritionist joins weight loss center

Maddison Greaves, a registered dietitian nutritionist, is the newest provider to join The Corvallis Clinic’s Nutrition Services and Weight Loss Center.

Greaves also is a doctoral student in health promotion and health behavior in the College of Public Health & Human Sciences at Oregon State University, where she has been a graduate teaching assistant since 2015.

She also was a clinical dietitian for Nutrition Plus in Wilmington, North Carolina, from 2013 to 2015; and a clinical dietitian and cardiac pulmonary rehabilitation dietitian at Wilson Medical Center in Wilson, North Carolina, from 2012 to 2013.

Greaves earned a Master of Science degree in nutrition from East Carolina University in Greenville in 2013; and Bachelor of Science degree in clinical nutrition from the University of California at Davis in 2010.

To schedule an appointment, call 541-766-2180.

OSU alumna named to board

The Bureau of Land Management recently announced selections for open positions on its nine-member National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.

Celeste Carlisle of Esparto, California, an alumna of Oregon State University, was appointed to the category of wild horse and burro advocacy.

Carlisle has 10 years of field biology and equine management experience, most notably serving as the biologist and science program manager for Return to Freedom, a private sanctuary for wild horses and burros in California.

Working with stakeholders, Carlisle played a pivotal role in the creation of a detailed proposal for wild horse and burro management that was presented to the BLM and the U.S. Congress last year. She and other wild horse advocates also participated in a meeting with Interior Secretary Zinke to discuss the goals and objectives for sustainable management of wild horses and burros.

Carlisle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in equine animal science from Oregon State, and a Bachelor of Arts in biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Changes take place at dental group

Husband-and-wife dentist team Jason and Rose Greyslak will continue to provide care at Corvallis Dental Group as doctors Steve Long and Greg Mann retire.

Jason Greyslak earned Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees from Arizona State University. Rose Greyslak earned a BS from Portland State University. The couple met in dental school at Oregon Health & Science University and married shortly after completing their doctorates of dental medicine. They have two young boys and have been practicing dentistry throughout rural Oregon for the past four years. 

The practice specializes in preventative and restorative dentistry, dental implants, root canal therapy and more. The office can be reached at 541-754-6116.

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