Business Briefs | March 2014

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Nicki Anderson has been named president and CEO of The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce. Anderson, who is a longtime Naperville resident, small business owner, and member of the Chamber, started her new position on February 3, 2014. Anderson has ambitious plans for the Chamber, including maintaining its reputation as a Five-star Accredited Chamber – a designation belonging to only one percent of chambers nationwide. Anderson previously served as owner and CEO of Reality Fitness Inc., in Naperville, and became an active Chamber Member in 1995. The homegrown business became one of the top personal training facilities in the region, and won the Naperville Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Award for Service in 2001. Anderson sold the business in 2012 and has been on the speaking circuit, active in community organizations, and is a freelance writer for Naperville Magazine.


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Dr. Mark Ottolin, a board-certified interventional cardiologist earned his medical degree and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, followed by his Fellowship in Cardiology at Loyola University Medical Center. Ottolin currently serves as chairman of the Department of Medicine at Edward Hospital and is on the Edward Hospital Executive Committee.

Lynn Hoffman has been named the new deputy director of the Naperville Public Library. Hoffman, who will work out of Nichols Library, received a bachelor’s degree in English from Boston University and a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Iowa. For more than 15 years, she has worked in the library setting, starting as a children’s librarian and moving to a variety of positions in public service and administration throughout her career. Hoffman began her new position for the five-star-rated library system on January 6, 2014.


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Dr. Sujith Kalathiveetil, a board-certified clinical cardiologist earned his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. He served as chief medical resident at John Cochran V.A. Medical Center. He then completed his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Kalathiveetil is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, adult comprehensive echocardiography and cardiovascular CT.

DuPage Medical Group, the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in the Chicago area, welcomed four cardiologists and staff from Cardiovascular Consultants of Naperville. The physicians will remain at their existing location on the Edward Hospital campus at 100 Spalding Drive, Suite 212, in Naperville.


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College of DuPage has named McAninch Arts Center (MAC) Interim Director Diana Martinez director of the MAC effective immediately. Since September 2013, Martinez has served as the MAC’s interim director following the departure of former MAC Director Stephen Cummins, who left in July 2013 to take a position at California State University, Chico. Martinez, a native of Glen Ellyn, has an extensive resume of arts management experience including The Second City; the Aurora Civic Center Authority & Paramount Theater; and Pheasant Run Resort.

Martinez spent the last year developing her own consulting company, DLM Creative, where she handled projects for The Auditorium Theatre and Broadway in Chicago, and facilitated more than 30 workshops and keynotes focused on improving creativity, collaboration and innovation for companies in the medical and manufacturing industries as well as international nonprofit organizations.


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Dr. Sharon Cline, a board-certified interventional cardiologist who earned her medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, joins DMG. She completed her residency and later served as chief resident at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed both her general and interventional cardiology fellowships at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology at Indiana University.

Karen Dunford transferred as library manager of Naper Blvd. Library to 95th Street Library. Olya Tymciurak transferred as library manager of 95th Street Library to Nichols Library. Dave Della Terza was promoted from computer lab supervisor to library manager of Naper Blvd. Library.

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Dr. James P. Ostrenga, a board-certified interventional cardiologist who earned a medical degree from the University of Illinois School of Medicine, joins DMG. He completed his residency at Hines V.A. Hospital, and served as co-chief cardiology fellow during his training at Loyola University Medical Center. He later founded Cardiovascular Consultants of Naperville in 1988. Ostrenga has served as Chairman of the Department of Medicine and President of the Medical Staff at Edward Hospital.

New Business

Illinois Health Partners ACO has been selected as one of 123 new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in Medicare, providing approximately 1.5 million more Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States. Doctors, hospitals and health care providers establish ACOs in order to work together to provide higher-quality coordinated care to their patients, while helping to slow the growth of health care costs. Since passage of the Affordable Care Act, more than 360 (ACOs) have been established, serving more than 5.3 million Americans with Medicare.