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The American Pharmacists Association has announced that clinical assistant professor at the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Kimberly McKeirnan has been selected for their Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management’s 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award in Pharmacy Practice. McKeirnan was selected primarily for her work to increase access to vaccinations.


NAC Architecture has announced several staff promotions in their Spokane office. Electrical engineer Jack Schneider has been promoted to principal. Architects Kris Jeske and Rob Kuffel have been promoted to associate principal. Operations accountant Tami Barnes, architectural designer Jeff Hyslop and regional marketing and business development manager Marty Orchard have been promoted to senior associate. Electrical engineering group member Nathan O’Neel and architectural designers Heather Farrell and Scott Nicks have been promoted to associate.


Spokane Teachers Credit Union has elected two newcomers and re-elected two people to the institution’s nine-member board of directors. New board members include Addy Hatch and Brian Myers. Hatch works in communication for WSU Health Sciences Spokane and Myers is vice president of programs at Empire Health Foundation. Incumbents are Chris Morlan and Kevin Spohr. Morlan owns Christopher Morlan Architect PLLC and has been a board member since 2013. Spohr joined Audit Committee in 2015 and works as director of accounting for Nuvodia. All four will serve three-year terms starting in March.


Summit Cancer Centers has hired Dr. Anne Kieryn as a surgical breast oncologist. She is an expert in breast conservation, oncoplastic surgery, genetic testing and risk reduction intervention. Kieryn is active in the American Cancer Society and Imagine Reborn Foundation, and previously served as a member of the Utah Breast and Cervical Cancer Medical Advisory Board of the Utah State Department of Health.

Home Instead Senior Care has named Spokane-resident Coleen Handforth the Pacific CAREGiver of the Year. She is being recognized along with seven other regional caregivers from the U.S. and Canada, selected from over 65,000 Home Instead CAREGivers in North America. Along with the other nominees, Handforth will be considered for the national CAREGiver of the Year award at the Home Instead Senior Care network’s annual international convention on April 24.

Real Estate

Windermere/Manito LLC has hired Sydney Colvin as a broker for the company’s Spokane Manito office. Sydney was previously a property manager for Colvico Inc. in Spokane.

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