Names and faces

Anne Sherwood has joined the Helena law office of Morrison, Sherwood, Wilson & Deola, PLLP as an associate attorney. Sherwood graduated with honors from the University of Montana School of Law in 2017 after receiving her master's degree in communication from UM in 2014. Sherwood previously interned for the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Political Practices and in the Montana Attorney General’s Office in the Consumer Protection Division. A Helena native, Sherwood will practice law alongside her father, Rick Sherwood, and focus her practice in the areas of consumer protection, campaign finance, employment, personal injury, intellectual property and constitutional law. Sherwood can be reached at anne@mswdlaw.com or by calling MSWD at 442-3261.

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Patrick Newby, a licensed professional counselor, has joined Cornerstone Counseling. Newby has nine years of mental health care experience. He provides counseling and neurofeedback treatment for children, adolescents and adults. Neurofeedback can be effective in improving brain efficiency and reducing or eliminating a variety of mental health difficulties. Contact Newby at 449-4800 extension 5.

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First Community Bank has announced that Austin Gleich has joined the organization as a residential loan officer based in the Helena office. Gleich is responsible for originating residential loans of all types.

Gleich comes to First Community Bank with more than five years of banking experience. Prior to joining First Community Bank, Gleich was a customer service representative at Valley Bank in Helena.

Gleich may be reached at 449-9800 or at the Helena Real Estate Branch of First Community Bank, 212 N. Rodney St. 

News and notes

Workers receive ServSafe certification

The following individuals have completed a 16-hour ServSafe manager’s certification class offered by Lewis and Clark Public Health. The class trains workers in how to store, prepare, and serve food to the public safely. 

Emilee Donaldson and Dawn Lee, Apple Rehabilitation Cooney; Carrie Branson, Bob’s Valley Market; Luis Marquez, Café 406; Jeanie Weasel Tail, Cookie Bar Express; Tatiyana Grotbo, Just for Kids Daycare; Valorie Duvall and Roy Putra, Lincoln Log Hotel; Jesse Worthen, Montana Club; Amanda Rios, Mountain View Co-op; Misty Jepson and Shawn Russell, Real Food Market & Deli; Emmet Matthews, Residence Inn; Casey Curley, David Marshall, Josh Schwen, and Joel Shockley, Steve’s Café; Tim Draper, Town Pump; and Michael Broadbrooks and Katie Christenson, Windbag Saloon.

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Providers selected for leadership program

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The Montana Medical Association announced local physicians Keith Foster, M.D. of Shodair Children’s Hospital and Timothy Wetherill, M.D. of Fort Harrison’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center have been nominated for participation in the MMA Physician Leadership Effectiveness Program. In addition, the program has expanded to include nurse practitioners. Britt Ballinger, NP-C, of St. Peter’s Medical Group of Helena, will be the first nurse practitioner participating in the program.

The MMA Physician Leadership Effectiveness Program, designed by physicians, expands the leadership skills of Montana physicians preparing them for the emerging leadership roles within health care practices and systems and to have impactful influence on health care policy. Participating physician leaders will come together for seven sessions, located across the state over the course of eight months, to hold conversations on leadership and to learn about health care policy challenges facing Montana.

For more information visit www.mmaoffice.org or contact Jean Branscum, CEO of the Montana Medical Association at 443-4000. 

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