Business Briefs | November 2014

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Photo courtesy City of Naperville

Mike Anders has been named Naperville Deputy Police Chief for the Patrol Division. Anders most recently served in the Naperville Police Department as Patrol Watch Commander. In his new role, Anders will be in charge of the Patrol Division, which employs 166 individuals. As the largest and most visible division of the Police Department, the Patrol Division provides the first response to emergency and non-emergency incidents. Since first joining the Naperville Police Department as a patrol officer in 1990, he has served as a selective enforcement unit, general assignment, and major crimes investigator; a patrol and traffic section sergeant; and traffic section, research and development section, and special response team commander. In addition, Anders also served as deputy coordinator of the Office of Emergency Management. 

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Photo courtesy Edward Cancer Center

Marcelle Bullard, a board certified physician assistant who specializes in surgery, has joined the Edward Cancer Center. As a physician assistant, Bullard works with surgical oncologist Dr. George Salti, co-medical director of the Edward Cancer Center and medical director of the Edward Hospital Surgical Oncology Program.

Bullard is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. She received her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in Downers Grove and Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from DePaul University.

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Brenda C. Barnes, the former President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sara Lee Corporation and first female President and CEO of Pepsi Cola North America, is joining the board of directors at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). The RIC is the nation’s leading provider of comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation care to patients from around the world. Barnes’ expertise in global marketing, her proven leadership and her tenure with organizations in the midst of transformational change make her an ideal addition to the board as it prepares to open a new research hospital in 2017. Barnes earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Augustana College and an MBA from Loyola University Chicago.

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Dr. Rohini Bhat, a board certified internal medicine physician, has joined Edward Medical Group’s (EMG) office at 3033 Ogden Ave. in Lisle. Dr. Bhat received her medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut and completed her residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Bhat has a special interest in the treatment of high cholesterol, hypertension, asthma and diabetes. 


DuPage Medical Group, the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in the Chicago area, welcomes four new cardiologists to its team. Dr. Matthew Nora, board-certified in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular disease, earned his medical degree from Loyola University Medical Center. Dr. Nora completed a residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic and later completed a fellowship in cardiology at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Robert Andrew Rauh, board-certified in cardiology, cardiac electrocardiography and cardiac nuclear medicine, earned his medical degree and completed his residency at Loyola University Medical Center as well as a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Peter Kerwin, board-certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology, earned a medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Loyola University Medical Center. Dr. Michael O’Toole, board-certified in cardiovascular disease and cardiac electrophysiology, earned a medical degree and completed a fellowship at Loyola Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He also completed a residency in cardiology at the University of Chicago.



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Dr. Henry Echiverri, a neurologist with the Edward Neurosciences Institute in affiliation with Northwestern Medicine, has been named the Philippine Medical Associationin Chicago 2014 Physician of the Year. Dr. Echiverri was honored on September 20 at the Philippine Medical Association in Chicago Annual Gala that was held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont. Earlier this year, Dr. Echiverri visited two cities in the province of Zamboanga del Norte in the Philippines with 50 other medical volunteers from the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America. The group performed about 180 major operations, including 51 for cleft lips, and 250 minor surgeries, and saw more than 2,800 outpatients.


Naperville CARES celebrated its 15th anniversary and announced the establishment of a new agency endowment fund at The DuPage Community Foundation, which will allow the agency to develop a planned giving strategy and provide the agency with a vehicle to receive non-cash assets such as stock and real estate holdings. The mission of CARES is to help local families in financial crisis meet their essential needs by providing emergency financial support and resources. The DuPage Community Foundation seeks to raise the quality of life throughout DuPage County by fostering philanthropy, connecting donors to area needs and building community partnerships.

New business

The Plant Hunters exhibit is open for business at The Morton Arboretum. The exhibit offers a fun look at plant exploration and collecting. Housed at the Sterling Morton Library, the new library exhibit highlights the research that takes place at The Arboretum and brings awareness to the work of other notable plant researchers throughout history. Visitors can explore modern plant hunting by getting a close look at instruments used in the field and during scientific study. The exhibit also features interactive elements, challenging visitors to identify various plant species while they learn about the state of threatened trees and plants.