Movers & Shakers: 5/2/2014


Corriher has more than 15 years of spay/neuter surgery experience and previously worked as a shelter veterinarian for the ASAP partner, Cat Adoption Team. She has also worked with race horses by providing drug testing services and has served as a member of the United States Equestrian Federation.

“HSSW will truly benefit from Dr. Corriher’s years of expertise in high volume animal care,” said Lisa Feder, HSSW VP of shelter operations. “With the addition of a second veterinarian, we can provide a higher level of medical care to our animals and a broader support system to our volunteer foster families.”

Corriher received her bachelor of science degree in animal science at North Carolina State University, where she also completed her doctor of veterinary medicine. She recently completed the University of Florida Online Shelter Medicine Certificate Program and currently is enrolled in their Online Veterinary Forensics Certificate Program.


The Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed Joanne Krumberger as the new director of the Portland VA Medical Center (PVAMC), effective May 18, 2014.

PVAMC consists of a tertiary care medical center located near downtown Portland and the PVAMC Vancouver Campus located near downtown Vancouver. The organization also operates eight community-based outpatient/outreach clinics throughout Oregon.

Krumberger is currently the director of the VA Central California Health Care System. In her new role, she will oversee the delivery of healthcare to more than 85,000 Veterans and an operating budget of $656 million.

“We are excited to bring Ms. Krumberger on board as the new director of Portland VAMC,” said Larry Carroll, network director, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 20. “Her strong leadership qualities and proven experience will be valuable assets for the VISN, the employees and volunteers, and most importantly, for the Veterans we are honored to serve.”


Home Team Funding, a Vancouver-based division of Pinnacle Capital Mortgage Corp., recently hired Timothy Hicks as a mortgage advisor.

In his new role, Hicks will serve clients and referral partners by structuring home mortgages for purchase and/or refinance. He is licensed in both Washington and Oregon.

“We’re thrilled to bring Tim on board,” said Gabe Terreson, branch manager. “He’s an awesome loan originator with drive and persistence, and he’s always trying to learn how he can be better for his clients. Tim’s a great fit here, and we’re excited to have him.”
Hicks has worked in the mortgage industry since 2003.


Columbia Credit Union has hired Connie Preece to serve as vice president/branch manager of its Salmon Creek Branch.

Preece has 23 years of industry experience and an award-winning background in branch sales and service. In her new role, she will be responsible for ensuring the branch’s overall success, meeting goals for production, sales, service and market growth. She will also have oversight of staff professional development and will ensure branch compliance with regulations and policies.

“Connie has a successful history of in-depth sales and service that make her the ideal leader for our Salmon Creek branch,” said Paul Stednitz, Columbia Credit Union vice president branch services. “Her expertise will be central to growing our market share in the North Vancouver area.”

Prior to coming to Columbia Credit Union, Preece maintained a long career for a Utah credit union, most recently serving as a branch manager.


Share has hired Kim Hash as its new director of development and communications.
Hash’s career history includes four years as director of development at the Children’s Center and 11 years as director of programs and donor relations at the Fort Vancouver National Trust.

“We are delighted to have Kim join the Share family as our new director of development and communications,” said Diane McWithey, executive director. “For the past 14 years, Kim has built a successful career in development and fundraising. Her strong leadership skills and strength of relationships with local businesses, non-profits and individuals will be an incredible asset to Share.”


The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) recently appointed Dean Watanabe to its Board of Directors. Watanabe is vice president, Oregon Region for Washington Trust Bank in Beaverton.

“I am looking forward to being an integral part of the NWABA and representing Washington Trust Bank in the communities that the NWABA serves,” said Watanabe in a press release.

A Vancouver-based nonprofit, NWABA’s mission is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired.


DiscoverOrg, a Vancouver-based provider of technology sales and marketing intelligence tools, has named Andrew Steckley as its new chief technology officer.

Steckley is the former vice president and CTO of energy management systems provider Makad Energy.

“With our nonstop growth, both internal and external, it has become essential that we fulfill this leadership role,” said Michelle Milner, director of operations and talent for DiscoverOrg. “Andrew’s position will allow us to maintain our growth and support the continuous demand for our services.”

Steckley holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and engineering physics from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Western Ontario.

“We are very excited to welcome Andrew as the newest member of our leadership team,” said Henry Schuck, co-founder and CEO of DiscoverOrg. “His experience in technology product development and his deep understanding of Internet technologies, along with his strong leadership background, will help us continue on a strong track of innovation and growth.”

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