Caleb Guillaume joined Keller Inc. as a building craftsman at its Wausau office


Leah Krueger, a family-medicine physician, joined Ascension St. Michael’s in Plover. She completed her family medicine residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Fox Valley Family Residency Program. Krueger provides care to people in all stages from pediatric to adult and geriatric patients. She has special interest in chronic disease management and women’s health. Bruce Abrams, a women’s health specialist, is now providing women’s health and obstetrics and gynecology services at Ascension Medical Group clinic’s in Tomahawk and Eagle River. Abrams previously provided patient care in Rhinelander for more than 17 years. He earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and his OBGYN residency at Southern Illinois University and Affiliated Hospitals. Ascension Medical Group also added Jeffery Van Lier Ribbink, a general surgeon, who will see patients at the St. Mary’s Hospital campus in Rhinelander and the Sacred Heart Hospital campus in Tomahawk. Van Lier Ribbink performs a variety of surgical procedures including advanced laparoscopic surgery and has special interest in endocrine, biliary, and breast surgeries.Van Lier Ribbink completed his surgical residency at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minn.

Maykong Leepalao, a general surgeon, joined the medical staffs of St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston, and Good Samaritan Hospital, Merrill. Both hospitals are members of the Ascension Medical Group. She provides specialized surgical care for people of all ages with advanced training in bariatric surgery. Leepalao has special interest in complex minimally invasive and robotic surgery including foregut, hernia and bariatric surgery. Leepalao completed her general-surgery residency at Marshfield Clinic Health System. She completed a bariatric surgery fellowship at Peachtree Surgical and Bariatrics, Atlanta.

Nurse practitioner Elizabeth Horwath joined the family medicine department in the Dr. Kate Clinic on the campus of Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. She is board certified in family medicine and adult/gerontologic acute care. She has special interest in chronic disease management.

Nurse practitioner and certified lactation consultant Alicia Wojtalewicz joined the OB/GYN department on the campus of St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point. She has special interest in adolescent care, anxiety and depression management, reproductive health, menopause, incontinence, breast care and breast feeding. Wojtalewicz completed the family nurse practitioner master’s program at Chamberlin University, Downers Grove, Illinois.

Pediatrician Adarsh Kancharla joined Aspirus Medford Clinic. His special interests include children’s health, preventive medicine, well-child checks, breastfeeding education, developmental delays, ADHD and behavioral concerns. He is also certified in pediatric advance life support, the neonatal resuscitation program and basic life support. He previously worked for the Ascension Medical Group in Stevens Point where he provided general pediatrics services. He completed his pediatrics residency at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield.

Aspirus Therapy & Fitness added physical therapist Katie Zenner. Zenner’s special interests include vestibular/balance retraining, dizziness and headaches, Parkinson’s disease, orthopedic manual therapy and post-surgical rehabilitation, especially rotator cuff rehab. Zenner earned her bachelor’s degree in biology and her doctorate in physical therapy from Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. She did an internship at Aspirus during graduate school in both outpatient and inpatient physical therapy.


Tim Steinke has been promoted to acting director of engineering at ESE Inc., a control- system integration company in Marshfield that designs and develops plant automation systems for the food and beverage industry. Steinke joined ESE as a control engineer in 2008 and has worked in the automation and process controls industry for 29 years. His focus in the food and beverage segment includes dairy, eggs, sauces and energy drinks. His expertise involves HMI/PLC programming, process-control engineering, sales and project planning, project management and mentoring other ESE team members.


Trena Larson joined CAP Services as chief financial officer. She joins CAP with more than 23 years of experience in the finance sector. Larson most recently worked for City of Oshkosh where she served as the finance director. She has a degree in business administration from Viterbo University and an associates in accounting from Western Technical College. Stacie Hazlett-Rothe joined CAP Services as engagement and communications specialist. Hazlett-Rothe has more than three years experience in external communications, membership recruitment and retention, event planning and relationship building within the nonprofit sector. CAP Services is a private, nonprofit community action agency that has been advancing social and economic justice for people and communities in Marquette, Outagamie, Portage, Waupaca and Waushara counties since 1966.

Real Estate

Shelly Grant, a realtor, joined EXIT Midstate Realty in Weston.


Jennifer Marshall, marketing coordinator from Ascension at Home was recently honored with the third quarter High Five Award. Award recipients are honored for their continuous rolemodel behavior and compassionate presence in the work place. She has worked with Ascension at Home for 8.5 years.