Kelley is coordinator
Heather Kelley has been named clinical coordinator at The Clinics of St. Alexius.
Kelley started at St. Alexius in 2009 as a registered nurse in urology. She attended Minot State University and graduated from Medcenter One College of Nursing.
Kelley will manage staff, orient new employees and help develop electronic health records.
Silicon Plains, LLC has hired Jamie White.
White completed his master’s degree in computer science from the University of North Dakota in 2012. He was previously employed at Esterel Technologies and Rockwell Collins.
White will be a project manager for large scale software and data consolidation projects.
Klein at BCC
The Bismarck Cancer Center has hired Sarah Klein as survivorship nurse.
Klein will be in charge of creating comprehensive care plans for patients.
Klein most recently worked at St. Gabriel’s Community managing post-acute care. Prior to that, she worked in medical oncology at St. Alexius Medical Center.
Klein attended Medcenter One College of Nursing.
Wetzel now director
Medcenter One Occupational Health Clinic has named Jeff Wetzel director of injury prevention and rehabilitation services.
Previously, Wetzel was executive director of Medcenter One MedEquip One and had been at Medcenter One Occupational Health Clinic for four years. He has worked for Medcenter One for 20 years.
Coventry Health Care has promoted Sandy Bauer to business manager in the claims and customer service department.
Bauer started as a supervisor at Coventry in August 2004.
American Bank Center has made Joel Finger a financial service representative at the Central Market location.
Joel has two associate’s degrees from Bismarck State College and four years of customer service experience.
Vision hires Schauer
Brittany Schauer has joined Vision Source of Mandan as a optometrist.
Schauer is a recent graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Ore. She also attended the University of Mary.
25 years for Karls
Ken Karls is in his 25th year as executive director of the Cystic Fibrosis Association of North Dakota.
Karls was recently presented with CFA’s “Caught in the Act of Caring” award for his 25 years of service.
J2 Studio hires four
Carrie Meyer, Kolby Harpstead, Lindsey Ankenbauer and Luke Diekman have joined J2 Studio Architecture + Design.
Meyer is a graduate of North Dakota State University, with a master’s degree in architecture and a bachelor of science degree in environmental design. She is also an associate member of the American Institute of Architects.
Harpstead is a graduate of North Dakota State University, with a master’s degree in architecture and a bachelor of science degree in environmental design. He is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Ankenbauer is an interior designer with a degree from the Southern Institute of Design in Birmingham, Ala. She is also a member of the International Interior Design Association.
Diekman is a summer intern and will return to North Dakota State University this fall to complete his master’s degree in architecture.
Spanjer at NDDOT
Denise Spanjer has joined the Civil Rights Division at the North Dakota Department of Transportation.
Spanjer will serve as a civil rights administrator and will be responsible for on-the job training, disadvantaged business enterprises and supportive services contracts.
Previously, Spanjer ran her own consulting firm, Capacity Solutions. She has also served as the coordinator for North Dakota Alliance for Renewable Energy and as the executive director of the North Dakota Small Business Association Women’s Business Center.
The American Diabetes Association has appointed five new Community Leadership Board members.
New members include Nancy Hostetter, Jeanine Larson, Tera Miller and Judd Wagner.
Hostetter is the education coordinator for the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Bismarck. She worked for the Women’s Health Initiative’s Coordinating Center and Cancer Surveillance System at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. She also worked in medical management for a Blue Shield company.
Miller is the director of the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program for the North Dakota Department of Health. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from North Dakota State University. Previously, she worked at NDSU under a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to educate people about food safety.
New bank president
Dennis Pederson has been named president of First National Bank & Trust in Williston.
Pederson has 21 years of experience in banking. He was a vice president for First International Bank & Trust from 2000-09. He then was president of People’s State Bank of Velva in Minot.
Pederson graduated from Minot State University with a degree in finance.
Sonya Larson of Northland Financial in Steele graduated from the Dakota School of Banking. Larson has been with Northland Financial since 2005.
American Family Insurance agents Dee Heintz, Tim Herman, Sherry Morris, Marv Splonskowski, Daryl Wahl and Terry Kraft have been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Insurance Agency Program.
The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America appointed Steve Bain of the Bain Agency, Inc. in Bismarck to the Government Affairs Committee.
Bain is president of the Bain Agency and is the state national director of IIABA for North Dakota. He is also a past president of the Big I of North Dakota.