Business and professional briefs, Oct. 13, 2013

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Business and professional briefs, Oct. 13, 2013

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Bergstrom joins law office. Andrea Bergstrom has joined the Urbana law firm of Novak Weaver Solberg.

She will concentrate on criminal and driving-under-the-influence defense.

Bergstrom was a prosecutor for six years in Rockford and Champaign County. She has handled more than 30 jury trials.

She has experience in handling not only DUI cases, but also a variety of felony, misdemeanor and juvenile cases.

Salon adds Quigg. Hannah Quigg has joined Just Be Salon, Champaign, as a stylist.

Quigg formerly worked at Ruth's Salon, Champaign. She has background in wedding makeup, special events and photo shoots and expertise in multidimensional hair color.

Doctors come to Carle. Dr. Hari Puttagunta,Dr. Melissa O. Ajunwa and Dr. Kelly Kane have joined the staff at Carle.

Puttagunta has joined Critical Care. He received his medical degree from Siddhartha Medical College, NTR University of Health Sciences in Vijayawada, India. He completed a fellowship in critical care at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn N.Y. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Ajunwa has joined Ophthalmology as a glaucoma specialist. She received her medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta. She completed a fellowship in glaucoma at the Glick Eye Institute at Indiana/Purdue University Medical Center, Indianapolis. She completed a residency in ophthalmology at Boston Medical Center, Boston University. She is board-eligible for certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Kane has joined Neuropsychology. She received her medical degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago. She completed a residency in adult/pediatric neuropsychology at the Center for Clinical Neurosciences, Children's Learning Institute, at the University of Texas Medical School, Houston.

Qiu named staff accountant. Jun "Coco" Qiu of Champaign has been hired as a staff accountant for the Regency Apartments accounting team.

She will process financial data generated by on-site personnel. She will maintain accounting records and prepare monthly financial statements for apartment communities.

Originally from Ningbo in China's Zhejiang province, Qiu received a bachelor's degree in 2012 from China's Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics and a master's degree in accountancy this year from the University of Illinois.

She is a reporter for Global Account Magazine and is working toward becoming a certified public accountant.

McGladrey promotes McWilliams. Patrick McWilliams has been promoted to assurance manager in the Champaign office of McGladrey LLP.

McWilliams joined the firm in 2007 and is a certified public accountant.

Koren-Roth joins Tepper Electric. Hadar Koren-Roth has joined Tepper Electric, Champaign, as a lighting consultant in its showroom.

She will help clients with lighting layout and selections for new and remodel applications.

A graduate of Philadelphia University's interior design program, she has previous experience with both residential and commercial design.

Achievements

Marino cited as diplomate. Gennaro G. Marino has been recognized by the Academy of Geo-Professionals as a Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineer.

The certification is given for advanced expertise, superior experience, strong ethics, commitment to lifelong learning and professional development in geotechnical engineering.

Marino will be inducted at the Geo-Institute Congress in February 2014.

He is founder and principal engineer of Marino Engineering Associates, Urbana.

Center receives accreditation. The Ambulatory Care Center for Excellence in Surgical Services in Danville has been awarded a three-year accreditation for ambulatory health care by The Joint Commission.

ACCESS has 13 physicians on staff performing procedures in eight specialties and 12 anesthesia providers.

Council approves UI programs. Training programs for energy auditors and quality control inspectors at the University of Illinois' Indoor Climate Research & Training program have been accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.

The ICRT energy conservation training programs are the first to earn accreditation in Illinois.

Academy wins facility planning award. The Booker T. Washington STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Academy in Champaign has been named the winner of the 2013 James D. MacConnell Award by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International.

The award recognizes a comprehensive planning process that results in facilities meeting multiple goals.

A team of administrators, architects, school board members and teachers were instrumental in securing the award through an interview process.

The building was designed in partnership with Cannon Design and Bailey Edward architects.

Clark-Lindsey reps speak at conference. Two members of the Clark-Lindsey staff in Urbana made a presentation at the 2013 Senior Living Conference in Chicago.

Laura Beyer and Kellijo Leach discussed "Whole Person Wellness and Total Community Engagement."

Beyer is community relations coordinator for Clark-Lindsey, and Leach is wellness coordinator and restorative nurse at Meadowbrook Health Center at Clark-Lindsey.

Miles completes leadership program. Charlotte Miles of Champaign was one of eight graduates of the 2013 Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series.

The statewide leadership program trains and mentors Republican women.

The eight graduates, who began the fellowship in January, are among more than 190 women who have participated in the state program.

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