Movers & Shakers for Jan. 29
Natalie Cale has joined the law firm Garvey Schubert Barer as an owner based in the firm’s Alaska office. Her primary areas of practice include real estate, business organization, commercial and employment law. Cale has more than 15 years of experience representing corporate clients involved in both litigation and non-litigation matters. Prior to joining Garvey Schubert Barer, Cale was an attorney with Turner and Mede based in Anchorage. She has also served as a Superior Court Law Clerk for the Alaska Court System and has worked in the Family Law Division of the Alaska Public Defender Agency. Cale received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and her juris doctor from John Marshall Law School. She is a member of the Alaska and Anchorage Bar Associations.
Providence Alaska Medical Center has named Ella Goss, MSN, RN, as director for the Providence Cancer Center, responsible for the entire oncology service line. After serving as a nurse in rural Alaska, Goss joined Providence in 1997 as a staff nurse in the Emergency Department at Providence Alaska Medical Center and later as a flight nurse with LifeGuard Alaska. She has served as a clinical supervisor, assistant clinical manager and clinical manager in the Emergency Department, and staff nurse in the Intensive Care Unit. Most recently she was director of Medical Staff Services, Risk and Regulatory Programs. Goss has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing, Ill. She also has certification as a professional in health care risk management and health care quality.
Northrim Bank made several promotions in the Retail Banking Department and hired two new branch managers. Promotions in the Retail Banking Department include: Anita DeVore, AVP, regional sales and service manager; Cheryl Fellman, VP, regional sales and service operations manager; Erin Gage, AVP, retail banking operation manager; Tammy Kosa, VP, regional sales and development manager; Jill Milham, AVP, retail banking operations assistant manager; Gerlie Monta-Guevarra, AVP, branch manager II, Ketchikan Financial Center; Darci Ornellas, VP, regional sales and consumer lending manager; Diana Soliday, AVP, branch manager, Wasilla Financial Center. In addition to the promotions, Sarah Newhouse was hired as AVP, branch manager for the Sitka Financial Center. DeVore has been with Northrim Bank for nearly 20 years and has more than 32 years in banking, including 22 years in management. DeVore received the Northrim President’s Award in 2013. Fellman has more than 18 years of experience in banking and joined Northrim in 2014 as part of the merger with Alaska Pacific Bank. She has worked in banks in Massachusetts and Washington before moving to Juneau in 2000. Gage has nearly 20 years of experience in banking and has been with Northrim since 1999. She has worked at several branches throughout her time at the bank and has been in the Retail Banking department since 2008. Kosa joined Northrim Bank in 2004 and has 23 years of banking experience. She co-manages Northrim Investment Services operations and is involved in development and execution of Northrim’s bank-wide training program in addition to her duties as regional sales and development manager. She received the Northrim President’s Award in 2010. Milham has been at Northrim since 2010 and have been in banking in Alaska for 28 years. She was the assistant branch manager at Northrim’s Southside Financial Center before joining the Retail Banking Department in 2015. Monta-Guevarra joined Northrim in 2014 with the acquisition of Alaska Pacific Bank. She has more than 16 years of banking experience. Ornellas has been with Northrim Bank for nearly 20 years and has 37 years of experience in banking. She has held various positions at Northrim including financial sales manager, commercial cash management officer, branch admin support, and branch assistant operations manager. Soliday has more than 13 years of banking experience and has been with Northrim since 2006. She has been the assistant branch manager in Wasilla since 2011. Soliday is also a Northrim Investment Services investment advisor representative. Newhouse joined Northrim Bank after 11 years as a property and casualty insurance agent.
First National Bank Alaska announced promotions at the company’s two Juneau branches. Hired as a teller in 1986, Anita Bishop is the new branch manager at the Valley Centre Branch. Bishop has worked as a teller, customer service representative and operations supervisor in the state’s capital city since arriving at FNBA. Lisa Loupe takes over as branch manager at the Juneau Regional Branch after moving over from Valley Centre, where she held the same position. She’s been with First National since 1992.
Chugach Alaska Corp. appointed Tim “Hoops” Hopper as its new president of Chugach Government Solutions LLC, effective Jan. 1. Hopper is responsible for leading Chugach’s federal government contracting business line. Hopper has more than 40 years’ experience working for the government as an Air Force officer and as a government services contractor. He began his Chugach career as president of Chugach Industries Inc., which he grew from its infancy as an 8(a) company, to a large business entity. Hopper holds a bachelor’s degree from the United States Air Force Academy and earned his master’s degree in systems management from the University of Southern California.