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ACHIEVEMENTS      October 2015
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Christie Clinic welcomes Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens, DMD , to the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Implant Center located at 101 West University Avenue in Champaign. He diagnoses, and surgically and medically treats diseases, injuries and defects of the mouth, jaw and associated regions. He received his DMD from Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine in Alton, in 2010, and completed an oral and maxillofacial surgery internship at Carle Foundation Hospital. He then went on to complete his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Banner University Medical Center/University of Arizona located in Phoenix, Arizona.



Tegan McCormick joins Christie Clinic

Christie Clinic welcomes Tegan McCormick, DO , to the department of internal medicine located at 1801 West Windsor Road in Champaign. As a physician in the department of internal medicine, Dr. McCormick diagnoses and treats non-surgical illnesses in adults, as well as provides regular health examinations and wellness information. She received her medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania, and fulfilled her residency in internal medicine at Saint Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She is a member of the American College of Physicians.


RE/MAX adds Patrick Ireland to team

RE/MAX Realty Associates welcomes Patrick Ireland to the Russ Taylor Team. A native of Mahomet, Patrick looks forward to combining his high level of personal service with the area’s market leading firm and the most recognized brand in real estate worldwide. Patrick earned his bachelor of arts in communications from the University of Missouri at St. Louis in 2010 and his real estate license in 2015. Before moving to RE/MAX Realty Associates, Patrick worked as the sales manager for the Wilcox Company overseeing sales at the Villas at Ashland Farms.


Kuchefski certified in Indiana

Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire Realty is now an Indiana real estate licensed firm, in addition to Illinois. The company is pleased to announce that Larry Kuchefski, CCIM , also obtained his license in Indiana and will be serving the needs of Indiana commercial real estate clients.  Kuchefski currently operates primarily out of the Danville, Illinois market and is looking to extend into the Terre Haute and Lafayette markets. Being a licensed broker in Indiana as well as Illinois allows him to serve a unique set of markets and is able to create new opportunities for himself as well as Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire Realty.


Hill Larimore receives CFRE

Cloydia Hill Larimore , vice president of philanthropy for Cunningham Children's Home in Urbana, joins over 5,300 professionals around the world who hold the certified fundraising executive (CFRE) designation. Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education, demonstrated fundraising achievement and a commitment to service to not-for-profit organizations. At Cunningham, her chief responsibility is working with donors on major, planned, and capital gifts. Cunningham is currently in the quiet phase of a campaign to build a school and recreation center on its Cunningham’s main campus.


Smith joins branch as manager

Della Smith has joined Marine Bank as branch manager at Village Green Place in Champaign. Smith has extensive experience in all aspects of branch management and customer service. Originally from Danville, she currently resides in Champaign with her husband.


Prabhakar an addition to hospital medicine

Christie Clinic at Presence Covenant Medical Center welcomes Deepa Prabhakar, MD , to the department of hospital medicine. She provides quality medical treatment to individuals while they are in the hospital. She manages and coordinates inpatient care for Christie Clinic patients and works close with patients’ primary care physicians. She received her medical degree at J.J.M Medical College in Davangere, India. She fulfilled her residency in internal medicine and completed her fellowship in infectious disease at the University of Missouri.


Lesemann brings experience to Christie Clinic

Christie Clinic welcomes Carmilyn Lesemann, APN, NP-C , to the department of spine and pain management located at 101 West University Avenue in Champaign. Carmilyn comes to Christie Clinic with over 13 years of experience in spine care. As a nurse practitioner, Carmilyn’s knowledge of spine related disorders allows her to diagnose and treat a wide variety of both acute and chronic spine conditions. Carmilyn received her bachelor’s and master’s in nursing from Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal, and is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.


Christie Clinic welcomes Dakshinesh

Paramesh Dakshinesh, MD , joins the department of pulmonary medicine located at 101 West University Avenue in Champaign. As a physician in the department of pulmonary medicine, Dakshinesh treats and cares for patients suffering from diseases of the lungs and respiratory system, including emphysema, asthma, lung cancer and pneumonia. 



Jeffers new media specialist

Lauren Jeffers of Homer has joined Regency Apartments in Champaign as the media specialist. Jeffers is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois. She will work with regional and property managers to coordinate media advertising and will be responsible for all media related activities engaged in by the corporate office and the properties.

Hughey joins Regency as accountant

Amanda Hughey of Savoy has joined the accounting staff of Regency Apartments in Champaign.  Hughey grew up in Dewey and brings over 18 years of experience to her position as staff accountant.  She will process financial data generated by property personnel and will also maintain accounting records and prepare monthly financial statements for Regency’s apartment communities.



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