KAREN BLUME-SHAFFER joined Veridian Credit Union as core systems programmer. Blume- Shaffer, a Waverly resident, was a developer II at Assa Abloy Doorgroup. She has a bachelor of science degree in computer science and mathematics from Upper Iowa University.

VGM Group’s HOMELINK division added four new associates. ASHLEY WILSON is a patient care coordinator. She is a graduate of Hawkeye Community College and was employed at Advance America. ALYSSA BLAIR-CASEY is a transportation patient care coordinator. She previously was with Grainger. MICHELE PAAR, a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, is an outbound patient care coordinator. She was with Best Buy’s Geek Squad. MATTHEW MOODY is a transportation patient care coordinator. He graduated with two degrees from UNI.

DR. DAVID GIMER of Iowa Falls was presented the Iowa Dental Association’s President’s Award for his service to the Iowa Dental Association and the profession of dentistry. He graduated in 1976 from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He then spent four years in U.S. Navy Dental Corps. He was in private general practice in Iowa Falls from 1980-2011 and has been with Applewhite Dental Partners Inc. from May 2011-present.

ANESA KAJTAZOVIC joined the UnityPoint Health-Allen Foundation as the development director. She was the executive director at the Family & Children’s Council of Black Hawk County and also served in the Iowa Legislature. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and public administration from UNI.

MARY KATHRYN BOWEN, MD will join Peoples Community Health Clinic Inc. as a full-time pediatrician. Dr. Bowen, formerly of Omaha, Neb., is board certified in pediatrics. She most recently worked at Pine Ridge Indian Health Center in South Dakota.

KARLY PRICE was named manager of the College Square Mall Buckle store in Cedar Falls. Price began her career with the Buckle in 2014. She was the store manager at the West Dundee, Ill., Buckle. She attended UNI, where she studied international economics and Spanish.