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NAC|Architecture has promoted architects Keith Comes to managing principal and Melissa McFadgen and Dan Kurtz to principals. Comes has been with the firm for 22 years and is working on the Pullman High School remodel. McFadgen recently completed the Phil Snowdon Elementary School in Cheney. Kurtz is managing the Kootenai Health Master Facility Plan, Phase 1 Expansion project in Coeur d’Alene.


Trindera Engineering has hired Katie Fitzpatrick as a business development coordinator. Previously, Fitzpatrick was an assistant in University Advancement at Gonzaga University. She has more than six years of experience in communications and client development.


U.S. Bank has named Kim Etherton as vice president and relationship manager for the Commercial Real Estate Group in Spokane. Etherton has been with the bank since 2004 and serves on the boards for Spokane-Kootenai Real Estate Research Committee and Impact Capital.

Health care

Frank Lamm has joined Spokane CyberKnife and Radiation Oncology Center of Spokane at the Spokane Valley Cancer Center. Lamm is a board-certified radiation oncologist who has more than 20 years of experience in his field. He is a member of the American College of Radiation Oncology, Yellowstone Medical Society, Montana Medical Association and the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.

William Voss has joined Group Health Riverfront Medical Center as a psychologist. Voss was previously a psychologist /co-investigator with the Veterans Health Administration in Spokane. He earned his doctorate and master of science in clinical psychology from Washington State University.


Lisa Malpass has joined Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers, PS as an attorney in the firm’s elder law practice. Malpass has practiced locally since 2003 and is a Title 11 Guardian ad Litem for Spokane County Superior Court. She is a member of the Spokane County Bar Association and the Washington State Bar Association, including the Elder Law and Administrative Law sections. She is also a member of the Spokane Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers, the Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.


Michael Morscheck has joined Unleashed Online Media as an account manager. Previously, Morscheck was the director of marketing for R&R Heating and Air Conditioning. He has more than 15 years of experience in account management.


Jo Ann Workland Stanley has joined the Leadership Council of the Inland Northwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Workland Stanley is a sales analyst at Itron.

Real estate

Debbie Spurgeon has been awarded the National Association of Realtors’ Green Designation. Spurgeon is with Team Idaho Real Estate in Moscow. To earn this designation, Spurgeon completed training in green and sustainable building features and practices.


Visit Spokane has appointed Sonja Hughes as director of national accounts. Hughes has extensive experience in convention management, association management, sales and marketing. She will work to bring meetings and conventions to the Spokane region in her new role.