Movers & Shakers 2/19/2016

Michael Ellensohn


Riverview Community Bank has hired Michael Ellensohn as a mortgage specialist.

In his new role, Ellensohn will help the local community with their mortgage needs in Battle Ground, Salmon Creek, Hazel Dell, Orchards and Longview.

“We are pleased to have Michael join our team and expand our mortgage lending efforts in the area,” said Richard High, SVP, retail lending manager. “Michael’s vast client service background and mortgage lending expertise is a tremendous asset to both Riverview and our clients.”

Ellensohn earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Linfield College and enjoyed a successful 20-year career in manufacturing before transitioning into mortgage lending.
He will be based out of Riverview’s Battle Ground branch.


James Holder, CPA, has joined NWCPA, a certified public accounting firm in Ridgefield.

Holder has 21 years of experience in public accounting, much of it here in Clark County and the Portland metropolitan area.

NWCPA prepares financial statements, income tax returns for corporations, partnerships, LLCs, individuals, trusts and estates. The company also offers business consulting, tax planning, bookkeeping, construction accounting and payroll services.


Eric Fuller & Associates, Inc. recently announced the addition of Lance Brown to its commercial brokerage team.

Brown has been a commercial real estate broker in the Portland Metro and Southwest Washington markets since 2008, specializing in multi-family and investment transactions.


Vancouver-based LSW Architects has added Alex Lawson to its team as architectural design staff.

In her new position, Lawson will be assisting in graphic support, design and architectural renderings.

Originally from Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Lawson graduated with a 5-year degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico. During her studies, she worked for the interior design and architecture firm L’art de Vivre.


Michael MacnabChrissy TrammellThe Community Foundation for Southwest Washington recently welcomed two new employees: Michael S. Macnab as vice president of gift planning, and Chrissy Trammell as operations assistant.

In his new role, Macnab will be responsible for strengthening partnerships with professional and financial advisors throughout the region and to help meet the financial, estate planning and charitable goals of prospective donors.

Macnab grew up on a family ranch in Sherman County, Oregon before receiving his bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University. He has worked in the trust and investment management arena for nearly four decades and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.

Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Macnab worked as the senior director of gift planning at the Oregon Health and Science University Foundation. He is the current president of the NW Planned Giving Roundtable, vice president of the Southwest Washington Estate Planning Council and a member of the Portland Estate Planning Council.

In her new role, Trammell will focus on coordinating office management and administrative duties to support the work of Foundation staff.

Trammell brings 15 years of administrative experience to her role at the Community Foundation. Most recently, she worked in scheduling and diagnostics for the PeaceHealth Southwest Cardiology Clinic. Before that, Trammell ran a residential interior design business while raising a family.


Allen HendyMorgan HainesAllen Hendy has joined Otak’s Vancouver office as a senior project manager.

Hendy has more than 14 years of experience, including a wealth of road experience gained from previously working as an assistant engineer and transportation engineer 1, 2, & 3 for WSDOT.

Currently, Hendy is managing several road projects for Otak, including the West Main Street Revitalization for the City of Kelso, and McGilchrist Street SE Corridor Improvements for the City of Salem.

Hendy earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering (Cum Laude) from the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls; he is a Professional Engineer licensed in the state of Washington.

Additionally, Otak announced that Morgan Haines has joined the firm as a civil engineering intern, supporting the water and natural resources team at the company’s Vancouver office.

Haines previously worked as a fisheries biologist for the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, and most recently for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

She received her bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of Portland, and is currently working towards her master’s degree in civil engineering.


Cindy DavisMarla SangerPeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has added two new members to its leadership team: Cindy Davis as chief nursing officer for PeaceHealth Southwest, and Marla Sanger as director of community benefit and advocacy for the PeaceHealth Columbia Network, which includes PeaceHealth Southwest and PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview.

Prior to joining PeaceHealth, Davis served as chief nursing officer and chief operating officer for Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center, where she led nursing operations and played a key role in the opening of the hospital. In her new role, she will lead the strategy, operational effectiveness and development of nursing practices at PeaceHealth Southwest.

Davis’ past experience includes executive nurse leadership positions at the Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Providence Willamette Medical Center and the University of Arizona Medical Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in business.

Sanger most recently served as CEO for Wrangell Medical Center in Alaska, which was operated under a leadership agreement with PeaceHealth. In her new role, she will drive PeaceHealth’s comprehensive community benefit approach in order to meet the growing needs of people in the Vancouver and Longview communities, including advocating on behalf of vulnerable populations.

Sanger has held a number of leadership positions at PeaceHealth, including managing system-wide quality initiatives and overseeing quality and patient care services at PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. She also served as director of the emergency department at Seattle Children’s Hospital for seven years. She is a licensed registered nurse and holds a master’s degree in business administration.


Riverview Community Bank recently announced the promotions of six employee-owners, as voted by its Board of Directors:

MacArthur Branch Manager Collette Tynan, with 30 years experience in the banking industry, has been promoted to vice president.

Longview Branch Manager Connie Hladek, a Riverview employee for 10 years, has been named vice president.

With 18 years banking experience, Goldendale Branch Manager Cynthia Furlong has been elevated to vice president.

15-year Riverview employee, Aumsville Branch Manager Julie Wisser has been named vice president.

Tech Center Branch Manager Jamie Birkland, a 10-year banking professional, has been promoted to vice president.

Credit Analyst Melissa Pearce, a 5-year Riverview employee, has been elevated to assistant vice president.

“Collette, Connie, Cynthia, Julie, Jamie, and Melissa all have a track record of strong leadership, hard work and dedication,” said Riverview Chairman & CEO Patrick Sheaffer. “Each of them play an integral role in the success of our company and our community, and we are pleased to recognize their efforts with these well-deserved promotions. On behalf of the Bank, I congratulate all five officers on their advancements and look forward to their continued contributions and growth.”


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