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 Scott Gibson has joined ALSC Architects of Spokane as an architectural intern/designer. Gibson is currently working on the Washington State University Football Operations Building. Previously, he was with Helix Architecture + Design in Kansas City, Mo.


 Mike Wilson has been appointed to Community Colleges of Spokane’s board of trustees. Wilson is the former chief executive officer of Providence Health Care. He currently serves on the boards of Catholic Charities, Greater Spokane Incorporated, and Health Sciences and Services. Wilson will serve as the community campaign chair for United Way’s executive committee in 2014.

 Ken Casavant has been appointed to a three-year term as board economist of the Community Economic Revitalization Board by the Washington State Department of Commerce. Casavant is a professor of economics at Washington State University and has served on the Pacific Northwest Power Planning and Conservation Council, the Washington Transportation Planning Committee, and the Washington State Air Transportation Commission.


Storhaug Engineering has promoted Austin Storhaug to manager.

Coffman Engineers Inc. has promoted Chad Heimbigner to the position of principal in Coffman’s Spokane office. Heimbigner joined the company as a senior civil engineer in 2009. He has more than 17 years of experience in civil engineering consulting with an emphasis on site development and sustainable design.


 Wanda Buddrius has been named branch manager of Numerica Credit Union’s Wandermere branch. Buddrius is a public notary and has 18 years of experience in the financial industry. She also holds a Washington Limited Insurance License. Previously, she was branch manager and assistant vice president at Bank of the West.

 Eric Soles and Julie Bailey have joined Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management office in Coeur d’Alene. Soles is a financial adviser and Bailey is a client service associate. Previously, Soles was with Edward Jones for nine years.

Health care

The Health Sciences & Services Authority of Spokane County has awarded $150,000 in “Access to Care” grants to Project Access and Consistent Care Washington, both programs of the Spokane County Medical Society. The Spokane Prescription Assistance Network will receive $30,000. The grants are given to increase access to health care for uninsured or underinsured residents of Spokane County.

Kevin Bichler, PA-C and Janice Jordan RN, EMBA have opened a family practice clinic called Optimal Healthcare in Spokane Valley at 12418 E. Saltese Road.

Interior design

 Cassidy Lange has joined the design team at Design Source. Lange has four years of interior design experience and previously worked as a project designer at Callison in Seattle.


 Adam Chambers has joined the law offices of Dunn Black & Roberts, P.S. as an associate lawyer. Chambers is a graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law and practices business and construction law and complex civil litigation. He served as an extern at the United States District Court of Utah and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


 Liz Calderwood has been promoted to regional IT manager for Embassy Management LLC. Previously, she worked in network operations centers. Calderwood has 13 years of experience in the technology field.


The Inland Northwest Blood Center has launched the Blood Center Foundation of the Inland Northwest and named Melanie Fisher as executive director. The foundation will invest in education, research and partnerships in transfusion and transplantation medicine. Fisher has been with INBC since 2007.

The Ford Motor Company Fund has donated $3,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County. In addition, Gus Johnson Ford donated $2,000 to the BE GREAT Club and Wendle Ford donated $4,000 to the Northtown Club (Nevada-Lidgerwood) and the Lisa Stiles-Gyllenhammer (Mead) Club.


 Char Borchers and Sarah Merchant have joined the Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho council store. Borchers is the store manager and Merchant is a store clerk. Previously, Borchers was an account specialist and in billing support for Ecova and Humanix. Merchant was a stage crew member at International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.