VGM Group added four new associates. FELIX MARTINEZ joined VGM Homelink as a bilingual patient care coordinator. He previously was at Tyson Foods Inc. JEREME GUNNUSCIO joined VGM’s IT division. He is a systems architect and previously was at ACES. LIVVY BOECK is the new social media strategist at VGM Forbin. Prior to joining VGM, she worked at State Farm and graduated from Iowa State University. MANDI JOYNER also joined VGM Forbin as an account executive. She is a graduate of Buena Vista University and previously was at Mechdyne Corp.
Cedar Valley Hospice welcomed several nurses to its team. ABBEY GELNER is an on-call admissions nurse working at all four of its locations. She graduated from Hawkeye Community College in 2016. RACHEL DANCER of Cedar Falls is a nurse at the Hospice Home. She has nearly 10 years of experience in the health care industry. KIERNAN NICOL is a nurse in the Waterloo and Independence locations. She is a Kaplan University graduate and has worked in the medical field for five years. SUE ANDRIANO of Waterloo joined the organization as a PRN nurse at the Hospice Home. She has 24 years of experience working in the medical field and currently is a nurse at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo.
Cedar Valley Hospice is welcomed new aides to its team. JENESSA EDWARDS of Dike is as an aide at the Hospice Home. She is continuing her education at Hawkeye Community College. AMY GOMEZ of Allison joined the Waverly office as an aide. She has more than 17 years of experience in her position.
REDZO HODZIC was promoted at Veridian Credit Union to branch manager at its Oelwein location. Hodzic, of Waterloo, has worked at Veridian for five years. He previously was a loan officer at Veridian’s Martin Plaza branch in Waterloo. Hodzic has a degree in business management from the University of Northern Iowa.
RYAN SHERIDAN, president and CEO of Denver Savings Bank in Denver, was named a member of the Iowa Bankers Association’s Management Committee. The committee is comprised of bank management professionals from across the state.
DAVE BLUM was selected for the store director position at Hy-Vee in Cedar Falls. Blum started with Hy-Vee in 1993, and most recently was store director at Cedar Rapids No. 5. He graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City. Blum also obtained an operations degree from Hy-Vee University and is a certified wine specialist along with certified safety manager.
JANNELLE PRICE, JAY MORALES and TIM CORNELIUS joined Prairie Lakes Church. Price has joined the Cedar Falls campus as their NextGen administrative assistant. She has a bachelor’s degree in family services from the University of Northern Iowa and was an associate/cashier at J & C Grocery in Sumner. Morales is the creative video coordinator. He has a bachelor’s degree in interactive digital studies from UNI and was most recently employed as a video and worship intern at Orchard Hill Church in Cedar Falls. Cornelius is the website and social media coordinator. Cornelius, recently self-employed, has a bachelor’s degree in Bible and business management from Piedmont International University.