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Movers and Shakers (May 18)

Movers and Shakers (May 18)

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Oncologist Maury Blitman will be seeing patients for consultations and follow-up appointments from 8 a.m. to noon every Friday at The Corvallis Clinic at North Albany Village, 601 Hickory St., starting June 5.

Blitman can be reached at 541-754-1256. His main office is in the Aumann Building, 444 N.W. Elks Drive in Corvallis.

He has been practicing medical oncology and hematology since 1999. Prior to joining the clinic early this year, he had practiced at Providence Western Washington Oncology in Lacey, Washington, and High Desert Hematology-Oncology and New Mexico Cancer Care Associates in Sante Fe. He is certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Blitman completed an oncology/hematology fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, in 1999, and an internal medicine residency from Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, Pennsylvania, in 1996. He earned a medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, in 1986.

People on the Move

Keller Williams Realty Mid-Willamette has announced the newest addition to its team, Crystal Kimball.

Kimball has joined the Gregory Home Team as its director of operations. Kimball was born and raised in the Willamette Valley and has a background in coaching, promotions, events, title and escrow. She can be reached at 541-639-2170 or

Ann Buchele has been named the next vice president of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development at Linn-Benton Community College, succeeding Beth Hogeland, who is retiring June 30.

The 53-year-old Buchele, of Corvallis, has been employed full time at the college since 1991. She served 12 years as a faculty member before moving into various administration roles, including her most recent position as dean of Workforce Development and Program Effectiveness.

In addition, Buchele has served as dean of Healthcare, E-Learning and Media from 2013-14, and as dean of Business, Healthcare, and Workforce from 2008 to 2013.

Buchele’s education includes postdoctorate work through Breakthrough Model Academy in Massachusetts, a doctorate in community college leadership from Oregon State University, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in education from the University of Toledo. She starts her new position July 1.

Take a Bow

The Corvallis Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, staffed by the Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments, will receive the Federal Highway Administration’s 2015 Environmental Excellence Award next month.

Since 1995, the award program has recognized leaders across the country who make contributions to environmental stewardship and partnerships above and beyond traditional transportation project outcomes. In June, the FHWA’s Oregon Divison Administrator will recognize CAMPO and its partners during the monthly meeting of the Oregon Transportation Commission. The formal award ceremony will take place July 9 during the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Conference in Salt Lake City.

CAMPO shares the award with its state partners, the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development for the conduct of a strategic assessment of greenhouse gas emission that was completed last August.


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