SUE WILLETT, LUKE BARTLETT and CARL ERICSON, agents with Oak Ridge Realtors, were presented achievement awards by the Iowa Association of Realtors. Willett received the Bronze Achievement Award, Bartlett received the Platinum Achievement Award and Ericson was presented the Diamond Achievement Award.
RUSSELL ADAMS is the chief medical officer at UnityPoint Health-Waterloo. Previously, Dr. Adams was the medical director of operations, medical staff president, medical director of UnityPoint Clinic IMPACT, assistant medical director of UnityPoint Hospice & Palliative Care and a hospitalist physician. Dr. Adams began his career as an internal medicine physician in 1982.
BRE SCHULTE is the clinic supervisor at UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine-West Waterloo. Schulte started with UnityPoint Clinic as an LPN in 2011, moved into a management position in 2014 and was the interim supervisor for two urgent care locations. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in health administration and is a graduate of the UnityPoint Health Emerging Leader program.
HEATHER HARMS is the clinic supervisor at UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine-Prairie Parkway. Harms has a clinical background as a respiratory therapist and worked with the informatics team as an ambulatory informaticist. She has a bachelor’s degree in health management.
SADIE FOREY is clinic supervisor at UnityPoint Clinic OB/GYN in Waterloo and Cedar Falls. She has nursing experience at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital as well as UnityPoint Clinic OB/GYN. She is enrolled in the UnityPoint Health Emerging Leaders program while pursuing a master’s degree in leadership and management in nursing.
SARAH BEHRENS is the operations coordinator at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital. She joined Allen Hospital in 2010.
KRISTINA MCKENNA is patient safety program manager for UnityPoint Health-Waterloo. She has a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Northern Iowa.
SHAWNA BUCKLEY is program manager in the medical staff office at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital.
CHARITY FECHT is the nurse manager of 4-Surgical at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital. She has an associate’s degree from North Iowa Area Community College, a bachelor’s degree from Allen College and was the trauma coordinator, EMS facilitator and emergency preparedness coordinator at Covenant Medical Center.
VGM Group’s Homelink division hired three new associates. SONJA THOMAS is a national account manager, a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and was at ExamWorks Clinical Solutions. ELIZABETH ABARCA is a bilingual patient care coordinator and a graduate of Waterloo West High School. NICK FEE is an intake patient care coordinator.
ROSS JENSEN joined TCF Equipment Finance as a sales associate in the healthcare division. He is a recent graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in finance.
CHRISTINA BRAINARD was promoted to general manager of the Olive Garden in Waterloo. She began her career with Olive Garden in 2009 at the same restaurant and was promoted to a management position in 2011. Brainard will graduate in December from Buena Vista University with a bachelor’s degrees in business management and organizational leadership (emphasis in human resources).