•Community Action of Northeast Indiana has added Alysia Shaw to the Head Start staff.
•Hylant Group executive vice president and employee benefits leader Patrick S. Sullivan has earned the registered employee benefits consultant professional designation from The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He holds the chartered life underwriter, chartered financial consultant and the registered health underwriter designations.
•Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast has named Ryan Voorhees program chair of construction technology. He will grow and improve the construction technology program. He earned a bachelor of science in building construction management from Purdue University. Jonathan Keck has been named instructor in construction technology. He will teach classes in the construction technology program. He earned a bachelor of architecture as well as bachelor of science in environmental design from Ball State University.
•Tastefully Simple has added Jessica Goodpaster and Lori Shoemaker as independent consultants. Tastefully Simple is a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 delicious, easy-to-prepare foods.
•United Way of Allen County welcomes Jeanne Zehr as director of impact. She will lead United Way's education initiatives and community involvement. She earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Indiana State University.
•McMahon Tire & Car Care, Coldwater Road next to Glenbrook Square, welcomes Scott Townsend. He will diagnose and service vehicles. He studied natural physics and optics at Purdue University and has a passion for automotive diagnostics. McMahon Tire has purchased new state-of-the-art equipment to assist him in providing customers with leading-edge diagnosis and factory-level repairs. He has experience in the European and Asian cars.
•Tri-State Physical Medicine has hired Julie G. Hall, certified family nurse practitioner, at the West Jefferson Boulevard location. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing at St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer; her master's of science in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion; and her board certification as family nurse practitioner from the American Nursing Credentialing Center.
•The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has hired Tonia Brown as the marketing and communications associate to better facilitate communications about the programs and services it offers to the community. She has thirteen years of nonprofit experience. She is one of the Greater Fort Wayne Business Journal's “40 Under 40” in 2011.
•McMillen Center announces its board for 2012-2013. Officers: president, Zachary Klutz, Barrett & McNagny LLP; vice president, Arthur Mandelbaum, CindaB; secretary, Jerome Nix, AIA, Morrison Kattman Menze; and treasurer, Brian Bowman, CPA, Baden, Gage and Schroeder LLC. New members: Patti Brahe, Parkview Regional Medical Center; Connie Heflin, Junior League of Fort Wayne; Mary Hess, FWCS; Dr. Rudy Kachmann, Fort Wayne Neurological Center; Dr. Jerry Mackel, retired; Connie Scott, Indiana Tech; and Beth Wolf, Resource Financial Company. Returning members: Marcia Crawford, community volunteer; Dave Davis, Lake City Bank; Stasha
Dirrim, Parkview Foundation; Lynne Gilmore, AWS Foundation; Grant Goeglein, Northwestern Mutual; Betsy Hartman, Do it Best Corp.; David Jankowski, Weigand Construction;
, Asher Agency; Eric Looper, St. Joseph Hospital; and Becky Trimbur, Indiana Surgical Specialists.
•Fort Wayne Ballet announces its board for 2012-2013: president, Hope Huber; vice president, Mitchell McKinney; secretary, Catherine Christoff; treasurer, Vonda Yanez; along with H. Bix. Benson; Susan Blade; Todd Cummings; Julie Enloe; Stephanie
Fisher; Tony Frantz; Connie Heflin; Susan Johnson; Marita O'Neil-Maloley; Jeanne Mirro; Kathryn Roudebush; and David Stewart.
ENS Group integration consultant Mike Smith has earned his VMware certified professional 5 certification.
•NIPSCO recently appointed Larry Graham a 35-year NIPSCO veteran, and his replacement, Fort Wayne native Jill Perillo, to the company's Public Affairs Department. Graham earned his associate's degree in industrial supervision and bachelor of arts in communication from Purdue University. Perillo earned her bachelor's degree in public and environmental affairs from IPFW.
•Cirrus ABS director of product development and a recognized social media authority, Kevin Mullett will speak at the Blog Indiana Blogging and Social Media Conference to be held Aug. 10 in Indianapolis.
•MidWest America Federal Credit Union has hired Douglas L. Duncan as manager of facilities. He is a licensed plumber and is CFC certified in HVAC. He will oversee the 12 branches in Indiana.
•Fort Wayne Newspapers announces that Dana Tinsley was an Above & Beyond second-quarter winner in Leadership Initiative and Maggie Ramos was a winner in Outstanding Performance.
•Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana has elected attorney Lewis H. Griffin, The Griffin Law Office, and Huntington attorney Matthew Roth, DeLaney, Hartberg, Roth and Garrott, to its board. Roth is also president of the Huntington County Bar Association.