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Brad Archer (see photo) has joined MercyCare Community Physicians in Cedar Rapids as executive medical director. He previously served as chief of staff for Iowa Health System, Iowa Methodist Hospital and Methodist West Hospital, all in Des Moines.

Anthony Gaiffe (see photo), who had been with Schwab Private Client Investment Advisory Inc. in Phoenix, has joined Premier Advisors LLC, Cedar Rapids, as financial adviser.

Kinseth Hospitality Companies hired Jackie Edmonds (see photo) as corporate director of sales.

Patton Family Health Center in West Branch hired family nurse practitioner Theresa L. Jennings.

The city of Cedar Rapids hired Jasmine Almoayed (see photo) as its economic development liaison. She was formerly program director for Kirkwood Training and Outreach Services.

Community Savings Bank hired Kellee Evans (see photo) as retail services officer and branch manager for the Mount Vernon Road location, Cedar Rapids. She previously was with Liberty Bank.

Lisa Rowe, previously director of marketing and business development at Lindale Mall, was hired as general manager of Westdale Mall, Cedar Rapids.

Candice Maier (see photo) was hired as a therapist with the Tanager Place Mental Health Clinic.

Britt Nielsen was hired by Hy-Vee as the social media coordinator for all Cedar Rapids and Marion Hy-Vee Food and Drugstores.


Kris M. Wetrich (see photo) was promoted from commercial loan processor to commercial operations officer at F&M Bank in Cedar Rapids.

Josh Moore (see photo) of Bankers Trust was promoted to senior vice president, senior loan officer. He was previously vice president, commercial banking.

Heather Oberhaus (see photo), previously a member service representative, moved up to account executive with the University of Iowa Community Credit Union. She works out of the Towncrest office, 2525 Muscatine Ave., Iowa City.

The city of Cedar Rapids has promoted Angie Charipar (see photo), previously legislative liaison, to assistant to the city manager; Sandi Fowler (see photo), former assistant to the city manager, to assistant city manager; Joe Mailander (see photo), previously civil engineer, to development services program manager; and Joe O’Hern (see photo), previously flood recovery and reinvestment director, to executive administrator for development services.

Bruce Vander Sanden (see photo), who had been assistant director, became director of the Sixth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services.

Collins Community Credit Union hired Jack Emkes (see photo) as vice president of real estate lending. He was previously a branch manager at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Wichita, Kan.


Chad Ware (see photo), Mercy Medical Center, was appointed to a three-year term on the Iowa Board of Nursing by Gov. Terry Branstad.

Brian Privett (see photo), Iowa Eye Center in Cedar Rapids, has been elected to the Iowa Medical Society board of directors.

Rimas Nemickas was elected president of the Linn County Medical Society. Also elected were Richard Kettelkamp, president-elect; Logan Hoxie, vice president; Richard Seitz, secretary; Cindy Hanawalt, treasurer; and Clete Younger, director at large.


Goodwill of the Heartland recognized eight individuals from the Corridor who have provided opportunities to people served by the agency: Eric Benson, Tom Larson and Wendy and Dean Scheer, all of Cedar Rapids; Kelsey McVey, Ryann Sirois, Angela Strieder and Adam Young of Iowa City; Rockwell Collins, Contracts Partner of the Year; Van Meter Inc., Cedar Rapids Employer of the Year; and Legacy Pointe, Iowa City Employer of the Year.


Culver’s Garden Center & Greenhouse was voted one of Today’s Garden Center’s Revolutionary 100 for the second consecutive year.

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Iowa presented Engineering Achievement Awards to Ament Design, Cedar Rapids, in the categories of transportation, water and wastewater, and special project.

For the 30th consecutive year, Shive-Hattery is ranked on the Engineering News Record Top 500 Design Firms list. The firm is ranked at 208, moving from 232 in 2012.


Vanna Root, Bailey Burt and Chris Ockenfels, City Carton, have achieved Certified Secure Destruction Specialist status from the National Association for Information Destruction.

Dustin Davis (see photo), predictive maintenance supervisor with Advanced Technology Solutions Inc. in Fairfax, is now certified as a vibration institute category II analyst.

IDx LLC, an Iowa City medical diagnostics company, reported its first commercial product, IDx-DR, has received CE approval as a Class IIa medical device. The certification clears it for sale in the European Economic Union.


“Developing into a Dynamic Leader,” a Nonprofit Management Academy-sponsored workshop, will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 23, at the Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, 324 Third St. SE. Jane Goeken, economic-development specialist, will speak. To register, contact Connie Wier at or (319) 377-9839.

A Nonprofit Training Day will be held 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., May 29, at Mount Mercy University’s Donnelly Hall in Cedar Rapids. It is sponsored by the Hawkeye Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development, Nonprofit Network and the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation. Cost is $25 per person. For more information, contact Tiffany Kuehn, (563) 588-5754.

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