Movers & Shakers 12/23/12



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Sharon Marshall, who earlier this year won the Prosecutor of the Year award from her peers, is the new Anchorage District Attorney. Marshall has 25 years of experience in prosecuting cases ranging from misdemeanors to murder. Recent notable cases she has prosecuted include the cases of Michael Lawson, Cynthia Lord, and Anthony Rollins. Marshall has worked in district attorneys’ offices in New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, as well as Alaska. She has also been a volunteer lawyer in the United Kingdom, helping indigent individuals with employment issues and other civil matters. Marshall has been with the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office since 2001, primarily prosecuting violent felony crimes. She has prosecuted more than 500 felonies in that time. Marshall began her new position Dec. 17.

Terry Kinney has been hired as a mental health midlevel practitioner by the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Behavioral Health Division to work at the Haa Toowóo Náakw Hít outpatient behavioral health clinic in Sitka. Kinney is certified as a physician assistant with a certificate of added qualifications in psychiatry by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants. He attended the University of Washington in Seattle, where he earned his physician assistant credential through the University of Washington School of Medicine’s MEDEX program and also earned a bachelor of clinical health services degree. In addition, he holds a licensed practical nurse credential earned at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, Wash. Before moving to Sitka, Kinney worked in Bethel practicing primary care and psychiatry with the  Bethel Family Clinic.

Longtime community health aide/practitioner Anna Frisby recently earned her physician assistant credential and will return to the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Alma Cook Medical Center in Hydaburg to work as a midlevel provider. Frisby has been with SEARHC since 1995, when she started as a community health aide. She later was promoted to community health practitioner (the highest level in the CHA/P program), and in 2009 she received the “Shining Star” Health Aide of the Year Award from the directors of the Alaska Community Health Aide Program. Two years ago, Anna entered the University of Washington School of Medicine’s MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies Program, which now has a University of Alaska Anchorage campus. She graduated from the program this summer and recently passed her physician assistant certification board exams from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Anchorage-based kpb architects now has a new leadership team in design and architecture veterans Jeff Koonce and Michael Prozeralik. Koonce and Prozeralik, who both served on kpb’s previous leadership team, recently purchased the company from their colleagues. Koonce is a founding partner of kpb architects, and Prozeralik has been with the company since 1999. Together, they have nearly five decades of experience in the industry. While the firm plans to continue its work on large-scale, start-to-finish construction projects, the new leadership team hopes to expand their portfolio to represent the full gamut of architecture and design work, including more remodeling and restructuring projects of small and large scale.

Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development has selected Martin “Marty” Hester as the new Deputy Director of the Division of Insurance as of Dec. 17. Hester, a University of Alaska Anchorage graduate, previously worked at Progressive Insurance Company as a senior multi-line representative since 2003. He will be working out of the division’s Juneau office.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced the hiring of Jay Sterne to advise her on federal fisheries policies for the nation and the hundreds of thousands of square nautical miles off Alaska’s shores that fall under federal jurisdiction. Sterne, a 20-year veteran of fisheries and Arctic policy discussions, brings strong experience to a key position for a state where the fishing industry and emerging Arctic possibilities represent a growing economic engine. Attorney Leila Kimbrell of Anchorage, born in Soldotna and raised on the Kenai Peninsula, was hired to work in Washington, D.C., on economic policy matters. Matthew Shuckerow, born in Kodiak and raised in Anchorage, is being promoted from Legislative Correspondent to Press Secretary in the Communications Department to fill the opening left by Mike Anderson joining Rep. Don Young’s staff. Sterne’s hiring will fill the opening created by Stefanie Moreland joining Gov. Sean Parnell’s administration, and Kimbrell will fill the vacancy left by Miles Baker bringing his expertise back home to Alaska as Murkowski’s Alaska State Director.

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