Business and professional briefs, Aug. 18, 2013


Business and professional briefs, Aug. 18, 2013

New jobs

Carle adds doctors.Dr. Behrang Khoie, Dr. Amy Hope Chelin and Dr. Jeremy Hogg have joined the medical staff at Carle.

Khoie, who works in radiology, earned his medical degree from the University of Nevada. He completed his residency in radiology at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology.

Chelin, who works in emergency medicine, earned her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her residency at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Her certifications include advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, advanced trauma life support and neonatal resuscitation.

Hogg, who works in interventional radiology, earned his medical degree from Wayne State University. He completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology.

United Way hires one, promotes two. The United Way of Champaign County has hired Becca Guyette as director of leadership giving. She will be responsible for the Pillars leadership giving program as well as donor relationships.

She has 10 years of experience in fund development. She was previously director of development at the University of Illinois YMCA.

Nancy Suchomski was promoted to director of campaign development. She oversees the annual workplace giving campaign and maintains corporate and donor relationships. Suchomski was previously associate director of resource development.

Mary Noel was promoted to associate director of community engagement. She is responsible for communications and community outreach efforts as well as the Emerging Community Leaders program. She was previously assistant director of resource development.

Park district hires Donovan.Savannah Donovan has been hired as environmental public program coordinator for the Urbana Park District.

She will plan and execute programs at the Anita Purves Nature Center and park district natural areas.

Donovan previously worked for the Champaign County Forest Preserve District and has served as public relations committee chair for the Environmental Education Association of Illinois.

Paluska joins Christie Clinic.Dr. Scott Paluska has joined Christie Clinic's Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He will begin seeing patients Sept. 9.

Paluska received his medical degree from the University of Michigan. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

He is a faculty member at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Construction company adds McCune.Kaley Falls McCune has been hired as office clerk for Darcy Bean Custom Construction, Champaign, where she will assist with office management, purchasing and customer service.

She has construction and customer service experience, having previously worked at Luther Falls Custom Kitchens.


Abel earns Allstate award. Agency owner William Abel has achieved the Allstate Honor Ring award based on 2012 achievements in customer satisfaction, customer retention and profitability.

Abel's office is at 103 N. Dunlap Ave., Savoy.

Harper completes certification.Dr. Tisha Harper has completed the BioMetrix Universal Hip Certification Program and is offering total hip replacement surgeries.

She is a veterinary orthopedic surgeon at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Urbana.

Thies cited for client relationships.Mark A. Thies recently won the Edward Jones financial services firm's Jim Mc-Kenzie Award for exceptional achievement in building client relationships.

Thies is an Edward Jones representative in Champaign.

Mouser receives Eagle Award.Joe Mouser of Monticello has received the Eagle Award from the Edward Jones financial services firm.

About 1,510 of the firm's more than 12,000 financial advisers received the award.

Financial reps mark Country milestones. Financial representatives John Hendrix and Jim Nelson recently marked landmark anniversaries with Country Financial.

Hendrix, whose office is in Monticello, has been with the company for 40 years.

Nelson, whose office is in Rantoul, has been with the company for 30 years.

Great News, Burns receive award.Great News Radio and its president and general manager, Mark Burns of White Heath, have received the King David Humanitarian Award from Blue & White Israel Tours of Jerusalem.

The award was given for travel tours that included humanitarian work while in Israel.

Burns has developed, organized and hosted 25 group tours to Israel since February 2000 and plans to bring two more groups in 2014.

Great News Radio operates Christian radio stations WGNN and WGNJ.

Winston completes certification.James Winston of Service Barber Shop, Urbana, has completed certification courses from the America Shea Butter Institute, Atlanta, to become a Certified Shea Butter Technician.

Shea butter comes from the nut of the shea tree and is used in cosmetics and soaps as a moisturizer or lotion.

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