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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018


Jimmy Grimm has been hired as principal fiscal/economic analyst at TischlerBise’s new Sandpoint office. He has previously worked as planning and community development director in Sandpoint and Buffalo, Wyoming. Grimm has also served as the Northern Rockies program officer at the LOR Foundation, focusing on grant-making for enhanced livability in towns throughout the Intermountain West.

Health care

Evelyne Ello Hart has been recognized as Paraprofessional of the Year by the national headquarters of Interim HealthCare. Ello Hart, of Interim HealthCare, Spokane, has been a certified home-care aide since 2017 and is currently studying to become a certified nursing assistance. Ello Hart, who has a doctorate in leadership studies, has earned Employee of the Quarter honors four times.

Maury Blitman has been hired at Cancer Care Northwest as a medical oncologist/hematologist. Blitman, who previously worked at The Corvallis Clinic in Corvallis, Oregon, as the director of hematology and oncology, is certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the Washington State Medical Association.

The outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute have been recertified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The certification represents a commitment to improving quality of life by enhancing standards of care and is the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to review individual programs based on AACVPR standards.


Jennifer Mendenhall has been promoted from account executive to carrier relations manager at Alliant Insurance Services.


Etailz has announced the hiring of Katie Hilton and Nolan Lilje. Hilton, hired as a private label sourcing specialist, previously worked at Scheels. Lilje, a search marketing coordinator, is a recent graduate of Washington State University.

Real estate

Ryann Louie has been hired as a broker at Windermere Real Estate’s Manito office. Ryann worked as an assistant and designer for Bornhoft LLC before coming to Windermere.

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