PEOPLE AND PROFESSIONS: Reported March 19, 2017 – Herald


Alicia Mohr, quality coordinator, administration for Blessing Physician Services, has met the requirements to retain certification in nursing informatics from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Nursing informatics integrates nursing information and knowledge with management of information and communication technologies. Requirements for retaining certification included 75 or more hours of continuing education in the field and a minimum of 1,000 hours of practice in the specialty. Mohr has nursing degrees from Loyola University-Chicago and Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She has a master’s degree in business administration from Culver-Stockton College. A 15-year member of Blessing Health System, Mohr worked in the Blessing Hospital Emergency Department, Information Systems and Informatics, before joining Blessing Physician Services. She is a member of the American Nursing Informatics Association, the National Association of Healthcare Quality, American Nurses Association, ANA-Illinois and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing-Pi Pi Chapter.


Quincy University Music Department faculty members recently participated in the Illinois Music Educator’s Conference College Fair. Christine Damm, assistant professor of music, presented a lecture to over 100 Illinois music educators titled “Clarinet Playing Made Easy: Improve Your Section in 5 Easy Steps.” In addition, Bill Machold, assistant professor of music and director of bands, performed with the Quincy Community Concert Band. The band was the only community band selected to perform.

Laura Doran has been inducted into Delta Gamma, the local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. DKG is an international honor society for female educators that promotes professional and personal growth and excellence in education. Doran began her teaching career as a speech therapist in Jefferson City, Mo. While living in Quincy, she taught third grade at Berrian, kindergarten at Dewey and worked in the Parenting Program at Quincy High School.


Dr. John Roth, MD, has joined Hannibal Regional Medical Group. He is a board-certified surgeon with over 17 years of experience. Roth has a medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his surgical residency at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. As a general surgeon, Roth manages a variety of surgical conditions affecting all organ systems. Common procedures include gallbladder removal, appendectomy, hernia repairs, breast surgery, cancer removal, abscess drainage and screening colonoscopy. Roth also is trained in robotic surgery.

Kindel Kestner has joined Bower and Associates Inc. Realtors. She has successfully completed all education and exams and has been awarded a real estate broker license for Illinois. Kindel has applied to be a member of the Quincy Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She has a master’s degree in education counseling from Quincy University.

Scott Hayes of Monroe City, Mo., was elected to a three-year term on the National Pork Producers Council at its annual business meeting in Atlanta. The council is the global voice for the U.S. pork industry, protecting the livelihoods of America’s 60,000 pork producers.

Laura Harcharick has been named resource development and marketing associate for United Way of Adams County. She has six years of experience in marketing/graphic design and comes from Culver-Stockton College. Harcharick will strengthen and expand marketing/donor communications as well as provide staff support for the annual campaign. She is a Quincy native and a John Wood Community College graduate. Harcharick has a bachelor of fine arts degree from Stephens College and a master’s degree in business administration from William Woods University.


Heather J. Barnett, branch manager of Barnett Financial Partners Inc., associated with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC, in Keokuk, Iowa, has been recognized as one of “America’s Top 200 Women Advisors” by Forbes. Barnett has over 21 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has a master of science in business administration from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a board member of the Keokuk Economic Development Corporation, a previous chairman of the Board of Directors for the Keokuk Area Community Foundation, a previous member of the Keokuk Rotary Club, and a Paul Harris Fellow.

Matt Loos, a carpenter with Matt Holtmeyer Construction, was recently recognized for 20 years of service. He was hired in 1997 and has many skills in home construction.

Jeannie Hildebrand, registered radiology tech, has received Quincy Medical Group’s most recent Experience the Difference Award. Hildebrand has been with QMG for nearly 33 years and was nominated by Dolly Little.

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