ON THE MOVE – People – August

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 :: People and Business on the Move
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Susan May, president of Fox Valley Technical College, will serve on the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) Board of Directors. The NACCE is the nation’s leading organization in promoting entrepreneurship training through two-year colleges.

Verus of Appleton hired Dawn Nowakowski as director of client development. Nowakowski will be responsible for creating and managing a marketing program for the firm.

Amy Schindler is the new chief financial officer for Prospera Credit Union of Appleton. Schindler is replacing Sheila Schinke, who was promoted to chief executive officer. Schindler also serves as treasurer for the Fox Cities Chapter of Women in Management.

Bruce Deadman, attorney with Davis & Kuelthau in Green Bay, has been re-elected to the Ducks Unlimited (DU) national board as senior vice president for Youth & Education. Deadman also was elected to the DUMAC board, the Ducks Unlimited affiliate in Mexico.

Melanie Richardson is the new executive director of ThedaCare At Home. Board-certified internist Dr. Curtis Baltz, along with board-certified internist Dr. Steven Knaus, are joining the staff of ThedaCare Physicians-Internal Medicine in Neenah. ThedaCare also named Larry Sobal system vice president of Cancer and Cardiovascular Services, overseeing the Appleton-based health system’s cancer and cardiac business lines. Additionally, ThedaCare named Jenny Redman-Schell chief operating officer for Physician Services.

Sam Farrell has joined the staff of Huzzard Systems of Appleton as an application developer and will be responsible for designing and programming bar code and RFID applications.

Julie Hert, a client care coordinator for Valley VNA Senior Services of Oshkosh, was appointed to serve on the Oshkosh Committee on Aging.

Two ThedaCare nurses recently received the Nightingale Award: Mary Ann Berrens, a staff nurse in Ambulatory Surgery at Appleton Medical Center and New London Family Medical Center, and Dee Fietzer, a nurse in the Ambulatory Care/Outpatient Surgery department of Riverside Medical Center.

Lisa Kogan-Praska will be president and CEO of Catalpa Health, a new organization formed by Affinity Health System, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and ThedaCare to provide outpatient mental health services to children and teens. Kogan-Praska will work with area health care providers, schools and community organizations to ensure children have access to Catalpa Health services.

Laura Guy was promoted to President of Schaper, Benz & Wise Family Wealth Counsel of Neenah, a division of Schaper, Benz & Wise Investment Counsel, Inc. She brings more than 20 years of experience in wealth management and fiduciary administration.

Mark Rabas, CPA, recently joined Robinson Metal, Inc. as its chief financial officer. Rabas brings over 25 years of experience in finance and accounting to the company in his new role.

Greg Polacheck joined Smet Construction Services Corp. of Green Bay as director of market development.

Christina Trombley, director of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), has been named the university’s new director of Adult Degree Programs. Trombley will be responsible for the academic planning, administrative management and leadership of UW-Green Bay’s office of Adult Degree Programs.

The following faculty members were promoted at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure: Adam Gaines, Arts and Visual Design; Eric Hansen, Arts and Visual Design; Ekaterina Levintova, Public and Environmental Affairs; Randall Meder, Arts and Visual Design; Amanda Nelson, Human Biology; David Radosevich, Business Administration; Heidi Sherman, Humanistic Studies; Christine Smith, Human Development; Jennifer Zapf, Human Development. The following individuals were promoted to the rank of full professor: Kristy Deetz, Arts and Visual Design, David M. Dolan, Natural and Applied Sciences and Ellen Rosewall, Arts and Visual Design.

Somerville, Inc. added drafter Neil Yunk to the firm. Yunk is a 2012 graduate of the UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture. He is skilled in various design technologies, including Revit, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Lynette Bosin, a registered nurse with Agnesian HealthCare’s Home Care program, was among seven individuals recently presented with Nightingale Awards. She currently serves as maternal-child coordinator at St. Agnes Hospital Home Care. Other Agnesian HealthCare nurses nominated include: Rory Beebe, St. Agnes Hospital; Lanette Bruflat, Waupun Memorial Hospital; Dena Entringer, St. Agnes Hospital; Lisa Leblanc, St. Agnes Hospital; Melissa Luedtke, Fond du Lac Surgery Center; Cheryl O’Grady-Ritchie, Ripon Medical Center; Colleen Priest, St. Agnes Hospital; Patty Schwartz, Fond du Lac Regional Clinic; and Shirley Westra, Waupun Memorial Hospital. In addition, Agnesian HealthCare welcomes Karen Miljour, a family medicine physician, to a clinic at Walmart in Fond du Lac. Dr. Miljour offers a full range of general family medicine, preventive health care, annual physicals, well-child checks and immunizations and care for acute and chronic illness.

Associated Bank named Brian Elmer branch manager for the Associated Bank Manitowoc branch. Jeff Wichman has been hired as vice president, information security engineer. He is responsible for computer forensics, malware investigations and incident response for the bank. Jon Sattler has been promoted to senior vice president, research analyst and portfolio manager as part of Associated Kellogg Asset Management. Josh Dalke was named branch manager for an Associated Bank Sister Bay branch. Jessica Soik was promoted to vice president, bank secrecy act investigations manager. Nicholas S. Dercks was hired as vice president, database administrator where he is the lead ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) resource in designing and implementing Associated’s enterprise data warehouse. Mark Rabas was hired as vice president, project manager II.

Nicole Hangartner and Jennifer Gallagher joined the Legato Healthcare Marketing team in Green Bay as account executives.

Craig Otis was promoted to manage safety, training and quality control programs at Keller, Inc. in Kaukauna. Keller also added Tyler Rovinski to its Northeast Wisconsin project management team. Rovinski joins Keller with an eight-year background in project management, sales and service.

Jay Manufacturing of Oshkosh named Eric Meulemans director of supply chain. Meulemans will implement programs related to purchasing processes, contract/pricing negotiations, supplier selection and continuous improvement.

Baisch Engineering of Kaukauna named David Weyers, John Forster, Christina FitzGerald and Todd Van Gompel to its newly formed Executive Team. Patrick O’Connell has joined the firm as project financial lead.

Brian Epley and Matt Berg recently earned their Professional Engineering (PE) registrations from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. Epley is a structural engineer in OMNNI’s transportation group. His responsibilities include design and plan production for new bridges and rehabilitation projects.

Aurora Health Center in Fond du Lac recently announced that Maria Saleh, DPM, MS, has obtained certification in wound care through the American Board of Wound Healing (ABWH). This specialized certification is granted to physicians who have demonstrated an advanced knowledge in the field of wound care and have provided documentation of their excellence and leadership in this field of medicine.

Jennifer Van Den Elzen, manager for LIVE54218, a program of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, was awarded the 2012 Obesity Prevention Superhero Award. She was among 12 awardees statewide recognized by the Wisconsin Partnership for Activity and Nutrition (WI PAN) and the Wisconsin Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (NPAO) Program at the Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Summit. Other local award recipients included Randy and Julie Johnson from Ashwaubenon’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Sarah Inman from the Brown County United Way, and John Dye, formerly of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Assisted Living Manager Janet Meyer, and Kathy Nichter, of Touchmark in Appleton completed the Copper Ridge Institute Dementia Care Certification Course.

Kathy Paquette was hired as the client service supervisor for Citizens Bank’s New London office.

HiTech Control Systems, Inc. of Green Bay hired David Swanton as lead mechanical engineer. Swanton has more than 24 years of project management and mechanical experience.

Richard (Dick) Klak received Mayflower Transit’s Master Club Award at Mayflower’s recent national sales and operations conference in St. Louis. Mayflower’s Master Club is a reward and recognition program for agency residential sales representatives with exceptional sales achievement in the past year.

Management Women, Inc. in Green Bay appointed its new board of directors for the 2012- 2013 year: Kari Moody, president; Jessica Diederich, programs; Brandi Goodman, past president; Robyn Davis, bylaws; Jill Ullmer, secretary; Tori Szkodzinski, treasurer; Heather Weller, strategic planning; Brenda Heinzen, awards/recognition; Yuila Barstow, membership; Vickie Linssen, marketing; Denise Martin & Meg Kolb, fall seminar; Jeri Starich, president elect; Susan Nagel, meeting accommodations; Michelle Nikolai, newsletter; and Peggy Gibbons, treasurer elect.

The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) 2012 Board of Directors added new members: George Bruggenthies of the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce; Dan Eck of Lakeland College; Bob Heimerl of Abacus Architects; Alan Mayer of Wells Fargo; Steve Mech of CSA Commercial; Eric Sandvig of Alliant Energy; Jodi Schoerner of Masters Gallery Foods, Inc.; and Teresa Van Horn of Van Horn Chevrolet. Outgoing board members include: Mike DeLany, previously of Wells Fargo Bank; Joe Richardson III of Richardson Industries; Bob Ryan, former mayor of Sheboygan; former Vice-Chair Steve Schmitt of Jos. Schmitt & Sons Construction Co; and Mike Vandersteen of Sheboygan County. The SCEDC also selected Randy Hopper, former Wisconsin state legislator, as its new executive director. He is owner of Mountain Dog Media, a small group of radio stations in Fond du Lac and Sheboygan, and founder of Tall Corn Music, a music record label company.

On Broadway, Inc. of Green Bay hired two new full-time employees: Joanne Charles will be the office/property coordinator and Tara Gokey will be the marketing/communications coordinator.

The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce recognized Dr. Pat Warpinski, owner of the Animal House Pet Clinic in Green Bay, with a 2012 Business Recognition Award for his achievements and community leadership qualities.

Twelve executive management personnel from Wisconsin law enforcement agencies graduated from Fox Valley Technical College’s 15th annual Criminal Justice Executive Development Institute. The graduates are: Lieutenant James Busha, Oshkosh Police Department; Lieutenant Shane Collins, Holmen Police Department; Police School Liaison Officer Matthew Kuether, Appleton Police Department; Lieutenant Steve Lowe, Wisconsin Rapids Police Department; Sergeant Kevan Norin, Platteville Police Department; Lieutenant Shaun O’Bre, Neenah Police Department; Lieutenant Larry Potter, Appleton Police Department; Assistant Chief Marty Skibba, Stevens Point Police Department; Lieutenant Tammy Sternard, Door County Sheriff’s Department; Sergeant Douglas Teunissen, Sheboygan Police Department; Lieutenant Luke Pasterski, Ashwaubenon Police Department; Lieutenant Michael Velie, Grand Chute Police Department.