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Business: awards and achievements

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 12:01 am

•Heritage Park has hired Jennifer Deturk, LPN as a wound care specialist. She brings additional expertise to the nursing staff of the facility.

Lutheran Hospital administrative team welcomes Cully Chapman as chief financial officer. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Southern College, Collegedale, Tenn., and a master's degree in business administration from William Woods University, Fulton, Mo. He is a certified public accountant with more than 20 years of experience working in healthcare.

IPFW has appointed Kelley Hartley Hutton, head women's volleyball coach interim director of athletics. She recently completed her 14 season at the helm of the women's volleyball program. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo and earned a master of science in sports administration from Bowling Green State University.

Questa Foundation for Education announces it board for 2013-14. Officers: chair, Wil Smith, CEO and president, Smith & Associates Consulting; past chair, John Snider, vice president, retail logistics services, Do it Best Corp.; vice chair, Jon Steiner, senior vice president and manager, Lake City Bank; treasurer, Judy Roy, executive vice president of finance and administration, Indiana Tech and secretary, James Koday, partner, Bewley & Koday, LLP. New members: Dan Copeland, president and publisher, Business People; Frances Ganaway, community volunteer; Kerry Hubartt, editor, The News-Sentinel; Dave McFadden, executive vice president and dean of the College of Pharmacy, Manchester University; Jerrilee Mosier, chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast; Lisa

Updike, associate, Barnes & Thornburg,; Lisa Waterman, vice president, Fifth Third Bank; and Norm Yoder, Mayor of Auburn. Continuing members: Peter Henry, vice president of sales, Midwest Pipe & Steel; Maclyn Parker, partner, Faegre Baker Daniels; Richard

Poinsatte, vice president and treasurer, Steel Dynamics; Kathleen Randolph, president and CEO, NE Indiana Regional Workforce Investment Board; and David Smith, president, North Region, STAR Bank.

University of Saint Francis has named Kathleen Clemmer director. She earned a bachelor's degree in English at Saint Francis College, now University of Saint Francis.

Huntington University has bestowed the Edwina Patton Chair in the Arts and Sciences on Jeffrey Webb, professor of history. He has taught at Huntington University since 1999. He holds a master's degree in history from Cleveland State University and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago.

In addition, Mark Fairchild, professor of Bible and religion, has been named the Luke J. Peters Chair in the Arts and Sciences. He has more than 25 years of experience at Huntington University. He received his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Drew University and is a notable researcher. He replaces Professor Jim O'Donnell, who will be retiring.

The Fort Wayne Center for Learning announces its elected executive committee for 2013-14. President, Deb Overcash, FWRadiology; vice president, Tiffany Berry, St. Joseph Hospital; vice president governance, Sara Schneider, Parkview Health; and secretary, Jan Patterson, Lutheran Health Network. Board: Jennifer Jo Brown, Nationwide Retirements Solutions; Mary Ann Flueckiger, community volunteer; Kenn Kunze, Fort Wayne Fire Department; Dr. Jane Leatherman, IPFW; Bob Nicholson, Carson Boxberger; Dennis Rohrs, Fort Wayne Metals; and Donna Yngstrom, community volunteer.

Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis has appointed Cindy L. Konich president and chief executive officer. She earned both a bachelor of arts in economics and an MBA in finance from Indiana University, Bloomington. She is a certified public accountant,

Greater Fort Wayne has named Mark Becker chief executive officer. He previously served as deputy mayor of the city of Fort Wayne. He holds a bachelor's degree in urban planning from the University of Cincinnati and has served on the board of directors for numerous community organizations.

ACRES Land Trust welcomes Heather Barth as director of fund development. She will use her experience to manage donor relations, corporate support and membership growth to supervise the organization's contractual grant writing position and secure new income sources for ACRES.

Life Care Center of LaGrange welcomes Jeff Brinkman as executive director. He earned a bachelor's degree in health care administration from Indiana University.

EXTENSION Inc. has added Brian McAlpine as vice president of product management and marketing. He has 22 years in the medical device and health care IT market with a specific focus on the clinical workflow and integration between devices and enterprise IT systems. Johnathan Salyer will be director of strategic accounts. He will focus on strengthening partnerships with existing EHR vendors to elevate EXTENSION's one-of-a-kind, second generation platform to the preferred choice for managing hospital alarms, critical events, and clinical communications. He has more than 20 years in health care IT, primarily focusing on systems integration, medical device interfacing and clinical process improvement.

Mid-City Office Systems, Auburn has appointed Angela L. Boxell as administrative assistant. She has over 20 years of administrative experience focusing on providing exceptional customer service.

Sweetwater Sound has hired the following new employees. Kevin Christenson, director of Academy of Music. Sales engineers: Charlie Dembecki, Bart Amburn, Kenny Stratton, Aaron Hoff, Steffen Gastineau, James Masterson, and Greg Feaster. Assistant distribution manager, Bob Sallaz. Receptionist, Marisa Martin. Kitchen staff: Isaac Dees and Lisa Chantaca.

Tastefully Simple has promoted Michel Paris, Churubusco, as a team leader. She earned this promotion through sales achievements and by adding new consultants to the team.

Indiana Tech welcomes Paul Chodak III to the university's board of trustees. He is president and chief operating officer of Indiana Michigan Power, an operating company of American Electric Power. He is a member of the board of directors of the Indiana Energy Association and a member of the board for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. He also is a member of the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana, the American Nuclear Society, and the Sigma Xi Research Society.

•RE/MAX Results announces that the Sullivan Team lead by John Sullivan finished sixth in the state for closed sales in June for RE/MAX of Indiana.

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