Names and faces

Ryan O’Connell has opened Aspen Medical Solutions, a professional medical billing and practice management company in Helena. The company serves individual and small group medical and dental practices, handling the entire insurance billing process including filing claims, following rejected or denied claims, and collecting unpaid claims.

In addition to billing services, the company offers practice management software, electronic medical record (EMR) software, and a suite of personalized services. O’Connell is a former health insurance executive. 

For more information, call 406-205-1440, or email roconnell@aspenmedsolutions.com. Additional information is available at www.aspenmedsolutions.com.

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Kathryn A. "Kathy" Munro and Joseph "Joe" Passamani have joined Silverman Law Office in Helena.

Munro received her B.A. from Montana State University, her Juris Doctor from the University of Montana School of Law in 2003, and a Master's in taxation from the University of Washington School of Law in in 2004.

Her practice areas include school contracts, both employment and acquisitions (including finance leases); nonprofit setup and compliance; estate planning, probates, and guardianships and conservatorships. Before joining Silverman Law, Munro worked in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Passamani graduated Magna Cum Laude from Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law at Arizona State University in 2011. He received his LL.M. in taxation from New York University in 2012. 

Prior to joining Silverman Law Office, Passamani for a transactional and business firm in Naples, Florida, where he practiced in the areas of commercial and residential real estate transactions, business acquisitions and development, estate planning and corporate transactions.

Call Silverman Law Office at 449-4829, or visit www.mttaxlaw.com.

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Lewis and Clark Public Health has hired Eric Henrich to work with its Licensed Establishment Program as an environmental health specialist. He joins a team responsible for inspecting restaurants, public accommodations, pools, day-care centers, and other facilities. He has a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Montana Tech.

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Tetra Tech, Inc. has moved all of its operations to one office located at 825 W. Custer Ave.

The company also announced the promotion of Mike Hatten, P.E. to the ECA Unit Operations Manager. Hatten has been with Tetra Tech for more than 11 years and provides environmental engineering services to federal, state, and private clients across Montana and the U.S. He will be responsible for 50 professional staff in Helena, Bozeman, Missoula, Billings and Salt Lake City.

Colin McCoy, P.E. has been promoted to the EMI Unit Operations Manager. McCoy has been with Tetra Tech for more than 10 years and will provide environmental engineering services to federal, state, and commercial clients across Montana and the U.S. McCoy will be responsible for 25 professional staff in offices in Helena, Spokane and Butte.

Tetra Tech is a publicly owned, full-service environmental engineering company with 40 employees in Helena, 100 employees in Montana, and over 16,000 employees worldwide.

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Keri Hill has joined the Boise office of Great West Engineering as an associate project manager. Hill is an Idaho native and University of Idaho alumni with eight years of experience in water and wastewater issues. 

News and notes 

Dr. Adam Ostby and Dr. Marlene Ostby, have joined the team at Ballweber Orthodontics, which will now be called Ballweber-Ostby Orthodontics.

Marlene received her dental degree at Baylor College of Dentistry in 2003. She was in the private practice for two years and went on to earn her Master’s and a Certificate in Orthodontics in 2007 at the University of Iowa. She is board certified. Since 2008 she has been in orthodontic private practice in Montana and a member of the State Cleft Lip/Palate Team.

Adam received his dental school training at the University of Iowa School Of Dentistry in 2008 and his orthodontic training at the University of Minnesota graduating in 2010. Adam also has his board certification. He has a special interest in airway/sleep apnea and related orthodontic treatments.  

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