Movers & Shakers 03/10/13

Isabelle Bornemann has been promoted to Director of Sales and Product for Explore Tours. Bornemann is a seasoned expert in Alaska tourism with an international influence. Born in Germany, Bornemann brings a fluency in the German language and the ability to provide personalized service to international clients. Bornemann’s experience and approach will enable her to offer top-notch service when guiding small group tours and create explorations of a lifetime for large group packages.

Local nonprofit association Anchorage Gateway Rotary announced the results of recent elections for positions within the group. They are: President Elect Ken Miller; Vice President Dave Sheffrey; Treasurer Syl Fowlis; Secretary Victor Montemezzani; Directors Jake Collins, Kevin Mader and Ron Fassett.

Jeffrey Davis, Dr. Larry Stinson, and David Morgan were reappointed to the Alaska Health Care Commission. Davis, of Anchorage, is president of Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, and has nearly 25 years of experience in health care issues. He serves as the chair of the Alaska Comprehensive Health Insurance Association, as a board member of the Alaska e-Health Network, and is a co-chair, along with his wife Suzanne, of the 2013 American Cancer Society Wine and Food Festival. He earned a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Whitman College. Stinson, of Anchorage, is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain specialist who is a co-founder of Advanced Pain Centers of Alaska. A University of Alaska Fairbanks and WWAMI graduate, Dr. Stinson is also a University of Washington adjunct clinical instructor. Morgan, of Anchorage, is the director of reimbursement for Southcentral Foundation. He is also the former chairman of the Municipality of Anchorage Health and Human Services Commission. He has worked in health care for more than 30 years, serving in Alaskan health care organizations’ community health center operations, financial planning, and government relations for much of that time.

Britteny Matero was appointed to the Alaska Council on the Homeless. Matero, of Anchorage, is the division manager of public health initiatives and partnerships for the Municipality of Anchorage. She currently serves as a board member for RurAL CAP, the Hope Community Library, and is the Human Service’s Community Sections Chief for the Emergency Operations Center. She was recently appointed to the board of directors for the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness. Matero received her bachelor’s degree in applied linguistics at Portland State University.

Suzie Klein was appointed to the State Vocational Rehabilitation Committee. Klein, of Chugiak, is the project coordinator at the Stone Soup Group, where she serves as a parent navigator for pediatric neurodevelopmental clinics throughout the state and in partnership with the State of Alaska. She is a board member of Alaska Career College. She has also worked as a recreation therapist and massage therapist, including as the owner of Bear Mountain Chiropractic and Healing Arts, Inc. in Chugiak.

John Fugett was appointed, and Joseph Dingman Sr., Randall Jones, Ilina Saucedo, and Stephen Sundby were reappointed to the Alaska Mental Health Board. Fugett, of Anchorage, is the executive director of Consumer Driver Services LLC. He is the former director of adult services for Anchorage Community Mental Health Services, and has worked as a counselor and psychotherapist. Dingman, of Barrow, is the assistant fire chief with the North Slope Borough Fire Department and co-founder of the Alliance for Mental Health Issues. He is an affiliate faculty member at Ilisagvik College, and a longtime leader in emergency service training and programs. Jones, of Anchorage, has worked as a psychotherapist with Providence Behavioral Medicine Group since 1997. He also worked for 18 years at the Langdon Psychiatric Clinic, eventually serving as CEO from 1995 to 1998. Jones provided substance abuse and mental health services in Cordova, and also developed an inmate sex offender treatment program for the Alaska Department of Corrections. Saucedo, of Anchorage, is currently a Senate Page for the Alaska Legislature. Formerly, she served as an outreach and volunteer coordinator for the Alaska Youth and Parent Foundation. She has worked in a variety of other jobs since completing her high school studies, and is looking forward to enrolling in college in the fall of 2013. Sundby, of Cordova, is the clinical director of Alaska Family Services. He has also worked in behavioral health in Indiana, Texas, and at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau.

Marianne Kerr was appointed to Serve Alaska. The commission aims to engage Alaskans of all ages and backgrounds in community-based service and volunteerism as a means of community and state problem solving, and promotes participation in the AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America programs. Kerr, of Anchorage, is an associate professor of 4-H and Youth Development with the UAF Cooperative Extension Service. Formerly, she worked with the Girls Scouts Susitna Council, Alaska Health Fair, Anchorage Center for Families, and Anchorage Senior Center. She earned a master’s degree in adult education from UAA and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Minnesota.

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