Business Briefs | April 2014

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Photo Courtesy DCVB

Beth Marchetti—Photo Courtesy DCVB

Beth Marchetti has been promoted to deputy director for the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). Marchetti has worked for the DuPage CVB since December 1999, when she handled both marketing and membership. She transitioned into marketing director, then to director of development in 2008. Prior to joining the DuPage CVB, Marchetti served as senior account manager for Ivy Integrated Marketing in Downers Grove, and as marketing manager for the Chicago Office of Tourism. Marchetti has served as a guest instructor for the College of DuPage Hospitality Management Program and secretary of the Chicago Plus Regional Tourism Development Office, and she has been honored as an Influential Woman in Business.

C. B. Conlin Landscapes of Naperville is pleased to announce that Craig LaBudde, a veteran in the landscape profession, has been hired as operations manager. LaBudde has more than 40 years of experience in the horticulture industry. His background includes extensive knowledge in residential and commercial landscape installation, as well as maintenance. LaBudde has a bachelor’s degree in Plant and Soil Science and has attained the status of Certified Landscape Professional through the National Organization of Landscape professionals.

Photo courtesy Edward Neurosciences Institute

Dr. William Schueler—Photo courtesy Edward Neurosciences Institute

Neurosurgeon Dr. William Schueler and neurologist Dr. Yonghua Michael Zhang joined the Edward Neurosciences Institute in affiliation with the Northwestern Medical Group. Dr. Schueler, board eligible in neurological surgery, earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed his neurological surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. Dr. Schueler treats and performs neurosurgical procedures on patients with brain tumors, aneurysms, vascular abnormalities in the brain, brain trauma, pituitary tumors, spinal trauma, spinal cord tumors, degenerative spine conditions, spinal fractures, chronic neuropathic pain and median/ulnar nerve decompression.

Dr. Yonghua Michael Zhang—Photo courtesy Edward Neurosciences Institute

Dr. Yonghua Michael Zhang—Photo courtesy Edward Neurosciences Institute

Dr. Zhang is board certified in neurology. He received his medical degree from Shanghai Medical University in Shanghai, China and completed his neurology residency at The State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Zhang’s areas of interest include general neurology, stroke, headaches, Botox injections, neuromuscular disorders and small fiber neuropathy.

Corey Benjamin has been promoted to vice president of operations, from director of business initiatives at EDC Technology based in Bolingbrook. EDC was established in 1964 to provide administrative technology-based services and support to the education market. Originally formed as Educational Data Center by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, the company grew from a focus on data processing for affiliate schools, to developing and licensing financial and administrative software.

Adam Skibley has been named strategy manager at Glanbia Performance Nutrition in Aurora, from business consulting manager at ZS Associates. Glanbia Nutritionals manufactures and sells nutritional and functional ingredient solutions to the food, beverage, supplement, and animal nutrition industries. Glanbia has more than 4,300 employees worldwide, with manufacturing facilities in seven countries and sales and technical support in 14 countries.

Nickie Chapman is named chief compliance officer of Sikich Investment Banking and Wealth Management. Chapman is responsible for the regulatory elements of the Investment Bank at a firm that has expanded to employ nearly 600 people with 14 service lines. In addition, Chapman will take over compliance for the firm’s wealth management service area upon meeting additional regulatory requirements. Previously Chapman was the vice president of operations and compliance, and financial and operations principal for Sikich Investment Banking. In her new role as chief compliance officer, Chapman will also continue to oversee the investment bank’s operations and financial books and records. Chapman holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational development from DePaul University in Chicago.

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The City of Naperville has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that will assist the Naperville Fire Department in funding firefighter-paramedic positions over the next two years as part of the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) program. The grant will allow the Fire Department to hire and maintain full-time firefighter-paramedics, thereby increasing the department’s ability to efficiently respond to the needs of the community. This funding will help the department fill positions that were lost through attrition, six of which are firefighter-paramedic positions.



Gina Sharp—Photo courtesy Linden Oaks at Edward

Chicago Health Executives Forum (CHEF), the largest independent chapter of the American College of Health Executives (ACHE), has named Gina Sharp, president, Linden Oaks at Edward, as the recipient of its 2013 Early Career Healthcare Executive Award, which recognizes executive achievement for those under 40. The CHEF Awards recognize teamwork, service, innovation and community health leadership. Sharp began her career at Edward Hospital & Health Services in 1999 in the Finance Division and was promoted to controller at Linden Oaks in 2004, where she continuously grew her responsibilities from finance to operations and physician practice development. Among Sharp’s accomplishments at Linden Oaks: An improvement in financial operations; a focus on high-quality, patient-centered care; integration of behavioral and medical care; and the successful redesign of operations of the Resource and Referral Department, with a resulting increase in annual behavioral health assessments from 6,300 to nearly 10,000, and 120,000 clinical calls a year on the Linden Oaks “Help Line.” She has been a Naperville resident since 2000, where she lives with her husband and three children.


Northwest Community Healthcare’s (NCH) Physician Hospital Organization (PHO) has agreed to join Illinois Health Partners (IHP), effective immediately. More than 500 physicians who represent Northwest Community Health Partners, NCH’s PHO, and NCH’s Clinical Integration Program will be joining the IHP network, which will expand to be one of the broadest systems of primary and specialty care physicians who care for HMO patients in Illinois. Through this agreement, IHP will represent 1,800 affiliated physicians and serve more than 110,000 patients in the West, Southwest and Northwest suburbs of Chicago with the potential to add additional physicians to the network in the future. DuPage Medical Group and Edward Hospital were the founding joint venture members when IHP was created in 2011. ELMCARE, the physician hospital organization which includes 430 affiliated and independent physicians on the Medical Staff at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, joined Illinois Health Partners in January 2014.