TriCore Logic hires Chad Fryer

TriCore Logic has added Chad Fryer as its support services representative.

“With years of experience in the IT industry and a veteran of the United States Air Force, Fryer is a perfect fit for the support services representative role,” according to a news release. “At TriCore, he works with daily help desk interactions, cyber security monitoring, as well as compliance needs for HIPAA and PCI DSS.”

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Women’s Health Advantage adds 3 physicians to growing practice

Women’s Health Advantage, one of the largest full-service providers of women’s health care in northeast Indiana, is growing its independent, locally based practice with the addition of three experienced medical providers.

Dr. Emelia Winston, OB-GYN, joined the practice in mid-July. She completed her residency at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, and has been a member of the Army National Guard since 2001.

Dr. Michelle Durrant, OB-GYN, joined the practice in mid-August. She completed her undergraduate education, medical school and residency at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and has completed several notable research presentations within her areas of expertise in the OB-GYN field. She has earned certification in the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation programs.

Dr. Ryan Arnold, OB-GYN, joins the practice Sept 28. A Fort Wayne native, Arnold earned his medical degree from St. George’s University in Grenada and completed his OB-GYN residency at the University at Buffalo in New York.

Winston, Durrant and Arnold are all members of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the National Medical Association and American Medical Association.

MKM principal Matt Sparling, AIA, receives AIA Indiana Young Architect Award

MKM principal Matthew Sparling, AIA, LEED AP, was awarded the AIA Indiana Young Architect Award on Sept. 25 during the 2020 AIA Indiana Convention in Indianapolis. The award was created to recognize proficiency and exceptional accomplishments in, and contributions to, the profession by a licensed architect who has been a member in good standing of AIA Indiana and is 40 years or younger. Sparling received the award in part for his work on developing design solutions to combat the spread of COVID-19. He quickly reacted to work with many of MKM’s clients to make needed modifications to their facilities to prepare for the initial surge of pandemic patients. His swift actions provided facilities with actionable solutions that carried into their ongoing management of COVID-19.

As a principal, Sparling has been instrumental in helping MKM grow and become one of the “Top Healthcare Architecture Firms” in the country by Modern Healthcare Magazine for 14 consecutive years. With an extensive background in managing complex health care projects for large institutional clients, he has a reputation for successfully planning, designing, and executing large-scale healthcare projects throughout Indiana.

David Millhouse joins PNC Wealth Management

PNC Bank, N.A. announced the appointment of David Millhouse as senior vice president and senior investment advisor for PNC Wealth Management for northern Indiana. In his position, Millhouse is responsible for delivering comprehensive investment advice and solutions, implementing strategies to help enhance after-tax returns and managing client risk.

Millhouse has more than 25 years of banking experience, including investment banking and portfolio management, stocks, bonds and alternative investments. He previously served as an executive director and investment advisor at JPMorgan Chase and vice president and regional manager for National City Bank.

He earned his master of business from Indiana University and a bachelor of science from Purdue University. He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the Association for Investment & Management Research and CFA Society of Indianapolis.

Fletcher Van Gilder LLP adds Audrey Van Gilder as attorney

Fletcher Van Gilder LLP announced that Audrey Van Gilder has joined the firm as an attorney. She is a Fort Wayne native and the daughter of partner David Van Gilder. After graduating from Carroll High School, she earned a B.A. in international studies from American University and a juris doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

During law school, she participated in Loyola’s Rome Summer Program with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and interned at Portolano Cavallo law firm in Rome. In college she studied for a year at Sciences Po in Paris, and in high school she was a Rotary youth exchange student in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Most recently, she was a judicial clerk for Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Paul Mathias and a special-education teacher at ReNEW Schools in New Orleans.

She will assist the firm in practice areas including appeals; business formation and transactions; commercial and business litigation; estate planning; family law matters; mediation; municipal law; personal injury; probate; and Social Security disability.

LaGrange County REMC promotes two

LaGrange County REMC recently announced two promotions in its operations department: Randy Troyer, engineering and operations manager, and Delmar Bontrager, operations foreman.

Grunden Law Office promotes Karri Duhaime

Grunden Law Office has promoted Karri Duhaime to senior paralegal.

She has been elected to newsletter chair, The Paralegal Press Newsletter for Northeast Indiana Paralegal Association.

Watson named assistant VP for TrineOnline enrollment

Trine University has named Jason Watson assistant vice president and dean of enrollment for TrineOnline.

In this new position, Watson will provide direct oversight of enrollment management operations for TrineOnline. He will develop recruitment strategies and admission policies to enroll new students in TrineOnline programs.

Watson brings nearly two decades of experience in management, human resources and sales in multiple industries to the role. He has been at Trine since 2016, most recently serving as a career coach and industry liaison within the university’s Career Center.

Before working at Trine, Watson was recruitment advertising supervisor for Fort Wayne Newspapers. He also has served as director of career services at Brown Mackie College in Fort Wayne and held several managerial roles with Spartan Staffing.

Watson holds a bachelor of science in management from Indiana University in Bloomington and a Master of Business Administration from Trine University. He also is president-elect for the Indiana Council for Continuing Education.

Osos joins Trine as campus safety director

An experienced leader in asset protection and protective services has joined Trine University as its new director of campus safety.

Doug Osos comes to Trine with nearly four decades of experience in protective services in a variety of roles at Meijer, from store detective to regional asset protection manager, where he supervised professionals at 46 stores.

He also has served as a reserve police office and squad leader at the Grandville and Hudsonville Police Departments in Michigan, and as a campus safety officer at Trine.

Osos holds an associate of applied science in law enforcement and criminal justice from Lake Michigan College in Benton Township, Michigan.

As director of campus safety at Trine, Osos will be responsible for the overall safety and security of students, visitors and employees, as well as the safety and security of the university facilities.

New hires and promotions announced at PHP

The following individuals have recently joined the Physicians Health Plan team:

Breauna Alexander – claims analyst

Laurie Metel – office services assistant

Callie Ehinger – customer service representative

Taylor Haaff – business analyst, analytics

Carrie Lukins – medical management clinical supervisor

Rhonda Collins – nurse case manager

Denise Ehle – account manager (ProClaim Division)

The following individuals have recently been promoted at PHP:

James Ford – to VP of IT and digital technology

Zach Rambo – to director of information systems

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