Literacy Chippewa Valley recently hired Elizabeth Hart to join its small team of dedicated employees at their Banbury office. Hart worked for CESA 10 in Education Technology as a distance learning French teacher and is the general manager of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra. She earned a PhD in French from SUNY Buffalo, a master’s degree in comparative literature from UMASS-Amherst and a bachelor’s degree in music and comparative literature from UW-Madison. She is passionate about reading and wants to kindle that spirit in others.
Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire recently held its 41st Annual Meeting where two Cooperative members were re-elected to the Cooperative’s Board of Directors, and one new member was elected. Re-elected and newly elected Cooperative Board members include:
- Lucas Salter – a Cooperative member through Trubilt Collision Center, where he is the automotive manager.
- Mary Steinke – a Cooperative member through Huebsch Services, where she is the general manager.
- Charity Zich – a Cooperative member through Eau Claire County, where she is the airport director of the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport.
Nurse practitioner Aaron Jelinek recently joined the Critical Care Unit at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Jelinek earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing from UW-Eau Claire. Previously, he served as a nurse practitioner in the Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine departments at Marshfield Clinic and as a registered nurse in the Critical Care Unit at Sacred Heart Hospital, both in Eau Claire. Jelinek is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Wisconsin Nurses Association.
Prevea Health announced that Prevea Women’s Care is now available at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital. Prevea Women’s Care, featuring Michael Tiffany, DO, FACOG is dedicated to caring for women all of ages. Tiffany offers a variety of services including routine gynecologic, pregnancy, high-risk pregnancy and urogynecology care. He also performs minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery with laparoscopic and robotic medical technology.
The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau (BBB) Foundation Center for Character Ethics has announced that EO Johnson Business Technologies is among the finalists for its prestigious BBB Torch Awards for Ethics. The BBB Torch Awards for Ethics is a statewide competition that honors businesses and non-profit organizations who do business in Wisconsin and that demonstrate excellence in ethical practices, service excellence, reputation, honest advertising, peer recognition, management practices, and employee training in ethical behavior. This is the 12th award program by the Wisconsin BBB Foundation, a nonprofit organization. Award categories are based on the size of the company. Winners will be announced at the BBB Torch Awards luncheon ceremony on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the Harley-Davidson Museum® in Milwaukee.
Chippewa Valley Technical College is offering a series of three eight-week fully online classes leading to what is officially called an Unmanned Aerial Systems Certificate begins this summer. The certificate is designed to give the student a solid foundation in understanding unmanned aerial vehicle systems technologies, capabilities, regulations, safety and legal responsibilities. The three classes include UAS Fundamentals and Theory, UAS Operations, and Commercial UAS Policy Development. All classes will be fully online, with operations training through a simulator.