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Cancer Care Northwest has added two nurse practitioners to their staff. Susan Burchill is a board-certified nurse practitioner with more than 35 years of experience as a registered nurse, caring for acutely and chronically ill patients encompassing infancy through older age groups in the areas of oncology, family care, pediatrics, public health and emergency medicine. Burchill received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science in Nursing at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York. Christine Fiorentino has more than 22 years experience in nursing, with six years providing oncology care. Fiorentino received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and Master of Science in Nursing degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her work has focused on treating various acute and chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, CKD, heart failure, asthma and COPD, as well as managing infusion reactions, chemotherapy and immunotherapy side effects.


The Inland Northwest Business Alliance has appointed Isabella Moses as part-time executive director, replacing Executive Director Janice Miller.

Empire Airlines, of Hayden, has announced several promotions and changes in management. Scott Marikis was promoted to president and chief operating officer. Marikis joined the company in 2007 as the chief financial officer. Robert Henrich has been promoted to chief financial officer after preciously serving as the company’s controller and director of finance. He joined the company in 2016. Henrich received an MBA from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, and is a licensed certified public accountant. John Russack was promoted to director of operations in the flight operations department. Russack returned to Empire in 2018 after roughly a year in Papua New Guinea managing a fixed and rotary wing aviation services operator, providing transportation solutions for oil, gas and mining industries. He received a master’s degree in aeronautics from Florida Institute of Technology. Tony Tollefson has been promoted to 121 chief pilot and has served as a Part 121 captain for Empire since 2017. He received as bachelor’s degree in commercial aviation from the University of North Dakota. Tim Hurley has been promoted to 135 chief pilot after serving as a Part 135 captain and check airman for Empire since 2017.

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