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Movers & Shakers (April 8)

Movers & Shakers (April 8)

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People on the Move

Samaritan Stroke Services recently welcomed coordinator AmieJoe Roper.

Roper has worked at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center for more than eight years, and has served as a nurse and a clinical coordinator in the intensive care unit and emergency departments.

With a background as a neurological trauma nurse at a North Carolina hospital specializing in stroke care, Roper has taught classes for nursing students and staff at Good Sam on neurological assessment and brain anatomy and physiology, and she helped fellow Good Sam nurses prepare for the Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse exam.

In her new role, Roper will help ensure the Good Sam stroke response team is following the best methods to fast-track patients suspected of stroke, so that doctors immediately can begin brain-saving treatments. She also will work to ensure each stroke patient at Good Sam receives excellent care throughout the hospital stay, and thorough stroke management follow-up care after discharge.

Good Sam is certified as a Primary Stroke Center. Research has shown that stroke patients treated at Primary Stroke Centers experience better outcomes. For more information, visit


Keller Williams Mid-Willamette has announced the addition of a new agent, Angelica Rehkugler, to its Corvallis Market Center.

Rehkugler has been a Realtor since 2000, and has earned her Graduate Realtor Institute and Accredited Buyer’s Representative certifications. After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, she taught English as a second language for 10 years; she is fluent in German, and has a working knowledge of Spanish.

She has volunteered as a teacher of the first-time homebuyer class for Corvallis Neighborhood Housing Services Inc. In 2009 she was the chair of the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence Run Committee. She is chair of the Corvallis City Beautification and Urban Forestry Commission. She can be reached at 541-740-0959 or


Angie Bean has joined Piercey Neurology’s Headache Clinic in Corvallis.

Bean is working under the direct supervision of Esther Rawner, neurologist and migraine headache specialist. Bean completed her physician assistant training at University of Washington and then worked in family practice for several years prior to moving to the Willamette Valley in January.

Piercey Neurology’s Headache Clinic provides long-term headache management including, botulinum toxin treatment and acute treatment options for patients whose pain fails to respond to standard treatment options.

The clinic can be contacted at 541-207-3900 or


News & Notes

Mega Tech of Oregon, based in Corvallis, announced last month a complete rebranding of the company in conjunction with its 25th anniversary. Mega Tech became RelianceCM as of March 25, with a new look and a new website that reflects the evolving role of the company in the contract manufacturing market.

RelianceCM provides engineering, manufacturing and fulfillment solutions tailored to the high-tech, consumer product, transportation, medical, industrial product and clean-tech industries.

Capitalizing on 25 years of contract manufacturing experience, the new name positions RelianceCM to serve the needs of startups, emerging businesses and original equipment manufacturers.

For more information on RelianceCM, call 541-758-8242 or visit


U.S. Bank has committed $100,000 to Oregon State University’s Presidential Scholarship program, which supports high-achieving incoming freshman from Oregon.

It is the university’s most prestigious scholarship, and pays tuition costs for nearly 240 students each year.

U.S. Bank has been supporting scholarships at OSU since 1988. The bank’s most recent gift creates a permanent endowment for the scholarship in its name.

U.S. Bank’s gift is part of OSU’s Presidential Scholarship Match Program. As part of the match, OSU provides funds immediately to qualified students while donors complete pledge payments to fully fund their endowed scholarship.

Lake Oswego freshman Michael Conan was named the U.S. Bank Presidential Scholarship recipient as a result of this most recent gift. A business major with aspirations of becoming a certified public accountant, Conan credits the scholarship program as the reason he chose OSU.

The Presidential Scholarship program awards an average of $8,000 per year to students. Scholarships are renewed each academic year for up to four years to students who remain in good standing.

With this gift, donors have committed nearly $155 million in support of scholarships and fellowships, toward the Campaign for OSU’s overall $1 billion goal, including more than 500 new scholarship and fellowship funds.


AmeriTitle, a leading title and escrow agent headquartered in Bend, has been purchased by Futura Title & Escrow Corporation, headquartered in Boise, Idaho.

AmeriTitle’s Corvallis office is at 525 N.W. Second St., No. 2.

AmeriTitle will retain its employees, brand and all its individual branch offices. Linda Stelle, president of AmeriTitle, who has been with the company for nearly 30 years, will continue to serve.

AmeriTitle will become a sister company with another large title agent in the region, Alliance Title & Escrow, based in Boise, and also owned by Futura. With greater strength in the Pacific Northwest, AmeriTitle and Alliance will operate more than 70 offices in five states, including Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Alliance also will continue to do business and operate its branch offices under its existing brand name.

AmeriTitle offers title, escrow and 1031 facilitations. The sale of AmeriTitle is part of a strategy by its previous owner, Jeld-Wen, to focus on its core manufacturing business. The company owned AmeriTitle for 28 years.


Officers & Directors

Corvallis Elks Lodge No. 1413 recently installed officers for the 2013-14 year.

Installed as Exalted Ruler was Bret Miles. Other incoming officers are Leading Knight Bill McCormick, Loyal Knight Kevin Stucker, Lecturing Knight Michael Eck, Secretary Sharron de Montigny, Treasurer Darlene Rousey, Tiler Paul Myers, Inner Guard John de Montigny, Chaplain Kimberly Copeland and Esquire Fred Raw. Trustees for the coming year are Earl Scott, Katie Clennan, CoryAnn Imhof and Carolyn Locke Miles.


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