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Sun., Oct. 18, 2009

New faces

InCyte Pathology has hired Dr. Sanjay Logani in the practice of pathology, anatomic/clinical and cytopathology. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College, completed his internship and residency at Wayne State University and completed fellowships at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Christina Burns has been hired by Numerica Credit Union in Spokane as a business banking officer. She is a graduate of the University of Portland’s Northwestern Intermediate Banking School and has 20 years of financial industry experience.

Spokane Internal Medicine has hired Dr. Kristina Swiggum in the practice of internal medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and completed her internship and residency at Huntington Hospital.

Kylie Trout has been hired as branch manager for Numerica Credit Union’s Coeur d’Alene branch. She has 10 years of management experience and holds an associate’s degree from North Idaho College.

Marjoni Marketing has hired Kelly Christensen as a marketing assistant. She holds a bachelor’s in visual communication and design from Eastern Washington University and previously worked for the university and at Monterey Café.

Brian Scherr has been hired as a physical therapist for Pinnacle Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Post Falls. He holds a master’s degree in physical therapy from Loma Linda University and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He previously worked as minor league rehabilitation coordinator for the Los Angeles Dodgers and as a physical therapist for the Anaheim Angels.

Lisa Hawkins has been hired as director of quality for Unicep Packing Inc. in Sandpoint. She has more than 24 years of related experience and previously worked for Celeste Contract Packaging.

Gonzaga University has hired Terry Duffy as director of student internships for the Career Center. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Gonzaga University. He previously served as national associate director for Character Counts! national educational organization and as an executive director for the Boys Scouts of America in the western Los Angeles area.

Dr. Nauman Ahmad has been hired by Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center’s Psychiatric Department in the practice of psychiatry/child and adolescent psychiatry. He is a graduate of Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, and completed internships and residencies at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital.


McDirmid, Mikkelsen and Secrest, P.S. has promoted Lisa Kirishian and Nicholas Knapton from supervisor to manager.


Attorney Mike Ormsby and Of Counsel Jody Hamilton have been named in the 2010 publication of Best Lawyers in America. Both work for K&L Gates LLP.

Greg Moller and Remy Newcombe received the Water Environment Federation’s Eddy Wastewater Principles and Processes Medal for wastewater research. Moller works as an environmental chemist at the University of Idaho and Newcombe serves as chief technology officer for Blue Water Technologies in Hayden, Idaho.


The Hospice House of North Idaho has received a $250,000 pledge from Kootenai Health to support the organization’s Hospice House capital campaign.


Whitworth University has appointed Scott McQuilkin as vice president for institutional advancement. McQuilkin has been with university since 1985 and previously served as athletics director.

New business

David Guthrie, former president of Pacific Security Cos., and Fred Zirkle, former president and CEO of Key Tronic, have opened Guthrie and Associates, a full-service business brokerage firm. The company specializes in providing a wide-ranging suite of services to sellers and buyers of small and midmarket businesses and a unique database of business buyers and a proprietary software program. Location: 421 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 416 Contact: (509) 747-8100.


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