Accounting

Angela Berger joined KerberRose as a manager in its Antigo office. She is an Antigo resident and has more than 18 years of public-accounting experience. KerberRose has offices in Shawano, Green Bay, the Fox Cities, Clintonville, Sister Bay, Rhinelander, Oshkosh, Stevens Point, Antigo and Wausau.

Construction

Karissa Westfall joined Miron Construction Co. in its Wausau office as a reception professional. She has eight years of administrative experience and is pursuing a degree in business management from the Upper Iowa University – Wausau Center.

Healthcare

Bolanle Gbadebo joined the family medicine department at Ascension St. Michael’s in Plover. Board-certified in family medicine, Gbadebo provides care to people in all stages from pediatric to adult and geriatric patients. He has special interest in helping his patients manage and treat hypertension and diabetes. He earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth, Dominica. He completed his residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Chad Gregory, a physician assistant joined the family medicine department of Ascension St. Michael’s in Stevens Point. He completed the physician assistant program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and spent four years as a certified athletic trainer at St. Michael’s Hospital, Stevens Point.

Cynthia Sullivan has been named jointcare coordinator for Aspirus Riverview Joint Center in Wisconsin Rapids. Sullivan obtained her nursing degree from Bellin College of Nursing in Green Bay in 1992. She has many years of nursing experience, including adult medical nursing and pediatric nursing with an emphasis on pediatric hematology/oncology. While in Green Bay, she assisted with the opening of a pediatric hematology/ oncology clinic. Sullivan also has served in the roles of clinic float nurse, outpatient surgery nurse, and most recently as anticoagulation nurse at Aspirus Riverview.

Krista Meier, a certified personal trainer, recently began providing services at Aspirus Therapy & Fitness in Medford. She is certified as a personal trainer by the International Sports Sciences Association. She is also a certified fitness instructor, certified Insanity Live instructor and certified Core De Force instructor.

Nonprofit

Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes named Karmen Lemke as its chief executive officer. Lemke comes to the Girl Scouts from Wisconsin Public Service where she has served in a variety of positions including manager of community relations and director of the WPS Foundation overseeing direct grants, scholarships, and an employee matching gifts program. She was the recipient of the 2010 NWTC Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2007 Leo Frigo Leadership Award and is a graduate of Leadership Green Bay.

Karla Lodholz joined the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin as director of donor services. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector, having served most recently as the Regional Vice President of the American Heart Association. She is committed to people, business and community in order to have the greatest impact on people’s lives and the communities where we live. A native of Wausau, she is passionate about Northcentral Wisconsin.

Awards/Achievements

Benjamin Laska of Midwest Professional Planners Ltd. (MPPL), Wausau, received the professional designation of certified financial planner (CFP). He joined MPPL in 2014.

JoLene Nollenberg was named recipient of the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 RUBY Award. She was chosen by the chamber because of the time she gives to organizations. Nollenberg works for WDUX Radio. To be nominated for the award, individuals had to be between ages 18 and 40, work in the Waupaca area, be making a notable impact on their business or industry, and demonstrating service and commitment to the community.

Donations

Northcentral Technical College (NTC) received a $50,000 donation from Connexus Association in support of the college’s new Garden to Table program that is being developed.

mBank donated $15,000 to support local nonprofits in the Greater Merrill Area. The contribution was divided into four grants to help serve four different organizations that make a positive impact in the Merrill Community. The Optimist Club of Merrill was given $5,000 to help construct a handicappedaccessible playground at Normal Park. Merrill Area Public Schools was given $5,000 to assist in purchasing a new trailer for band equipment. Schmidt-Manecke-Donner Post No. 1638 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States was given $2,500 to assist in construction of the new Northwoods Veterans Post in Merrill that will feature meeting rooms, an education center, wellness room, fitness center, and more. The Merrill Community Homeless Center Inc. was given $2,500 toward the opening of the Habitat Home in Merrill. mBank has a number of branches in northern Wisconsin including a branch in Merrill.