Movers & Shakers 08/31/14



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The American Red Cross of Alaska announced several personnel moves. Celia Jackson was promoted to disaster program manager for the Tanana Valley District. She has five years of emergency response and incident management experience in government, volunteer and non-profit organizations. Jackson is also pursuing an master’s degree at the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a focus on community resilience and disaster preparedness. Julie Reich is the new chief development officer for the Alaska Region.  Reich is a long-time Alaskan whose professional achievements include team and national awards from her days in hotel sales and spa operations. In her new role, she and her team will be in charge of overall fundraising for Alaska. Lori Wilson is now the community relations manager for the Tanana Valley District. She was previously with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska for six years as the development director in Fairbanks. Andrew Bogar is the new disaster program specialist for the Tanana Valley District. Bogar has a strong operational background in the armed forces and is currently pursuing a degree in Emergency Management at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His prior experience includes managing and training teams for the Alaska National Guard, international interagency collaboration with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, equipment inventory and maintenance, and certifications in ICS and project management. Exie Hutcheson has been hired as the service to the armed forces coordinator for the Tanana Valley District. A former Red Cross volunteer, she is now responsible for all ARC related activities at Fort Wainwright, Fort Greeley, Eielson AFB and Clear AFB. Armenia Kreinbrink has been promoted from administrative assistant to donor relations coordinator. Kreinbrink has been with the Red Cross for three years and has invested much time in honing her administrative, volunteer management, customer service and office management skills. She is a graduate of Alaska Career College and Laguna College in the Philippines.

Lane Powell Shareholder Michael J. Parise was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization. Parise concentrates his practice in commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, complex loan transactions, real estate, bankruptcy, loan restructuring, maritime vessel financing, business litigation, foreclosures and litigation under the Uniform Commercial Code. He also represents parties in negotiations and litigation concerning oil and gas exploration financing, mining lease and royalty agreements, and timber sale and logging contracts.

Vicky Dunlap is the new president of Ahtna Support and Training Services LLC, a subsidiary of Ahtna Inc. Dunlap is a long-time Ahtna employee, having been with the Ahtna family of companies since 2006 when she was first hired by Ahtna Development Corp. In 2008, she became the vice president of business administration for ASTS, a position she held until March of this year when she was asked to be interim president.

Financial Advisor Joe Sheehan from First Command Financial Service’s Fairbanks office was named the New Advisor of the Year at the company’s annual Advisor conference, held this year in San Francisco. Sheehan also achieved membership to the company’s prestigious Pinnacle Medallion Club and was named to the company’s Advisor “Dream Team” for exemplifying company values, providing outstanding service to his clients and demonstrating an ongoing commitment to helping them pursue their financial goals. Originally from Delta Junction, Alaska, Sheehan served more than 23 years in the U.S. Army before completing his last assignment at Fort Wainwright in 2003 as the Inspector General for Alaska. He then served as a federal contractor and in federal civil service, as well as in various program/project management, national security and private industry roles before joining First Command in 2012.

Dr. Amy Murphy, DO, has joined Providence Medical Group Brain Injury Services. Murphy is skilled in caring for patients with traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries, concussions and patients in need of cognitive rehabilitation and specialized medical care. Murphy was born in Latrobe, Pa., and earned her doctorate in osteopathic medicine at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Va. She completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as a fellowship in brain injury medicine at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital/Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She recently co-wrote a chapter for a new e-book detailing practice guidelines for brain injury medicine for physicians in the U.S. and Europe and is currently on an expert panel for the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, helping to establish a toolbox and guidelines for non-traumatic concussion management.

Dr. Jared R. Kirkham, M.D., is the newest doctor to join the team of expert physicians at Alaska Spine Institute, located at 3801 University Lake Dr. in Anchorage. Kirkham’s training is quite vast, including a health and fitness certification from the American College of Sports Medicine, personal training for a comprehensive, multidisciplinary weight loss program at the PRO Sports Club in Bellevue, Wash., and the conducting of research on the use of new imaging studies to detect arthritis of the spine. He has also lectured on a variety of topics including the use of platelet-rich plasma for chronic tendinitis. Kirkham earned his doctorate of medicine from the University of Washington. He completed his internship in medicine and surgery at the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle and his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Utah. While in residency, he performed sports physicals for local high schools and provided physician coverage for local events such as the Salt Lake Marathon.

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