Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors members Rita Beaty of 1st Choice Realty Group, Juan Villarreal of Villar Real Estate, Jennifer Parham of Lighthouse Realty and Cynthia Williams of Berkshire Hathaway Executive Realty recently graduated from the Indiana Association of Realtors Leadership Academy. They were honored recently at IAR’s annual conference in Indianapolis. IAR’s Leadership Academy is a year-long training program designed for emerging Realtor leaders.
Amy Bowman was recently promoted to officer and branch manager at Centier Bank’s Hobart Strack & Van Til in-store branch. The appointment was announced by Centier President and CEO Michael Schrage. Bowman is a board member of the Lake Station Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Hobart Chamber of Commerce and Hobart Jaycees, and is co-captain of Centier’s Making Strides team.
Dragana Kalaba has been named director of selection for John Dawson of Northwestern Mutual. Her role will be "drawing individuals of exceptional talent, drive and ability to the company’s career opportunities." Her career in recruiting spans 10 years in a variety of industries.
Community Hospital recently welcomed new physicians to the Community Care Network. The CCNI physicians of Community Healthcare System are closely affiliated with Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. The new physicians are: cardiovascular surgeon Vsevolod Tikhomirov, who has joined the Community Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons practice in Munster, Hobart and East Chicago. cardiothoracic surgeon Jason Frazier, who has also joined the Community Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons practice; orthopedic surgeon Brian Evanson, whose office is located at 1545 W. U.S. 30 in Schererville; ear, nose and throat specialist Akta Kakodkar, who has joined CCNI otolaryngologist Kedar Kakodkar in practice at 1950 45th Ave. in Munster; rheumatologist Natalie Sessions, whose office is located at 921 Fran Lin Parkway in Munster; and internal medicine specialist Karen Noriega, who has offices located at 9122 Columbia Ave. and 801 MacArthur Blvd., suite 402, in Munster.