| 2014 Q3 |
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OrthoKansas, LLC Welcomes Four New Providers
OrthoKansas, LLC welcomes Lindsay Davison, PA-C; Mallory Larkin, PA-C, Jamie Madl, PA-C and Deva Bonnel, DPT to their clinical staff.
Davison received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, Exercise and Health Sciences with Highest Distinction, from the University of Nebraska in 2009. She later received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in 2011. Davison brings more than three years of experience working in outpatient orthopedics, specializing in acute and chronic orthopedic injuries and conditions with extensive experience in evaluation of the foot and ankle.
Davison is Board Certified through the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants (NAPA) and the Physicians Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS).
Larkin received her Bachelor of Science in Education, Sport Science/Pre-Physical Therapy with Highest Distinction, from the University of Kansas in 2008. She later received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2011. Larkin brings more than three years of experience working inpatient and outpatient settings previously in Bend, Ore.
Larkin is Board Certified through the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).
Madl received her Bachelor of Science in Education with Highest Distinction, from the University of Kansas in 2012. She recently completed her Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) from Wichita State University in May 2014. Madl is Board Certified through the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Bonnel received his Physical Therapy Assistant degree in 2009 and his Bachelor of Health Service Administration degree in 2011 from Washburn University. He recently completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University in May 2014, and is Board Certified through the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts. He has experience in both acute care and outpatient settings and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and an APTA Sports Section Member. His specialties include orthopaedic and sports medicine, movement assessment and analysis and musculoskeletal injuries.
Davison, Larkin, Madl and Bonnel now join the staff of 21 providers, which include Board Certified Orthopaedic Physicians & Surgeons, PA-C’s, and Physical & Occupational Therapists.
CritiTech Names New Chief Commercial Officer
Drug delivery and reformulation company, CritiTech, has named Larry Dickinson as its new chief commercial officer. Dickinson was previously a consultant with the Capitus Group, a consulting group based in Leawood, Kan., that specializes in corporate transition strategies.
As chief commercial officer, Dickinson is responsible for leading the commercialization of CritiTech’s propriety supercritical fluid technology. He will also be working with other members of the senior management team to implement the company’s long-term growth strategy.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with CritiTech since last year, and I am very excited to join the team on a full-time basis,” Dickinson said. “I feel great about the company, its vision, the leadership team, the technology and the unique offering it brings to the pharmaceutical industry. CritiTech’s propriety supercritical fluid technology enables new and improved pharmaceutical products and is a significant new tool that pharmaceutical companies can use to achieve their life-cycle management goals. I look forward to helping CritiTech achieve its growth objectives and creating value for the shareholders.”
Dickinson brings more than 30 years of successful leadership and execution in pharmaceutical industry to CritiTech. He has deep experience and expertise in sales, sales management, licensing, marketing management, product marketing, product branding, product positioning, strategic planning and lifecycle management.
The Economic Development Corporation Announces the Dwayne Peaslee Training Center Executive Director
The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is pleased to announce that Marvin Hunt has been named Executive Director of the Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center. Hunt will oversee the daily operations of the Peaslee Center and coordinate the outreach efforts to drive economic development and training activities toward the training center.
“We are very pleased with the results of our collaborative hiring effort between the City of Lawrence, Douglas County and the Chamber. Marvin Hunt has a proven track record and the perfect mix of experience, passion and knowledge of the community to lead the launch of the Peaslee Center,” said Peaslee selection committee member, Cynthia Yulich.
Hunt served for 22 years at the University of Kansas, first in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing, then at Continuing Education as Assistant Dean. He founded the KU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and served as its first director. Hunt completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communication Studies at KU and his doctorate in Education from the University of Nebraska. For the past four years, he has served as Dean of Business and Continuing Education at Kansas City Kansas Community College where he has increased focus in workforce development and entrepreneurship.
“I live in Douglas County because of the superior quality of life. However, we lack specific aspects of training, which I want to help develop. With increased technical training, our outstanding community will be enriched and will attract more businesses. This, in turn, will drive economic growth and prosperity for individuals and the community,” Hunt said.
The mission of the Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center is to be a catalyst for economic growth providing technical training to a diverse community of learners to meet the current and emerging needs of our communities and employers.
The Crystal Image is celebrating 10 years in business.
As a thank you to their clients and the community, the studio hosted a party and fundraiser for Ballard Community Services. The event was held September 4th at Abe and Jake’s Landing and included a silent auction and raffle that incorporated donations from other locally owned businesses. The event raised almost $1900 for Ballard Community Services.
Studio owner, Crystal McWhirt, said, “I am so excited to be celebrating 10 years in business and to be involved with such an amazing community—it only made sense to do something to give back to this community that has given me so much. I am continuously amazed by the generosity of those around me and am so grateful to be a small business owner here in Lawrence. I look forward to the years to come.”