People in Business
iQ Credit Union announced that Jeremy Wiersma has joined the credit union as vice president of business services. Wiersma will lead iQ’s business services department. Most recently he was employed as a commercial team leader at Gesa Credit Union.
Share recently promoted Katie Louis and Nicky Ferguson, and hired Marques Giles. Louis was promoted to replace Dee Sanders, who retired, as the director of the Affordable Housing and Stability program. Louis has worked at Share for seven years, beginning as a part-time case manager at Share Homestead. Giles was hired to replace Louis as the director of the Collaborative Housing program. Giles recently moved back to the Portland area from Arizona, where he managed a 400-bed shelter. Ferguson was promoted as the director of the Family Pathways program, where she will oversee the daily operations of Share Homestead and Share Orchards Inn, both of which are shelters for families and single women.
Gov. Jay Inslee appointed two officials from Vancouver to boards and commissions during February. Clark County Councilor Temple Lentz was appointed to the state’s Affordable Housing Advisory Board and will represent the Washington Association of Counties – Western Washington. Judy Kuschel, who was a community corrections specialist with the Department of Corrections, will serve on the state Investment Board, which works to invest and reinvest money from the state’s trust and retirement funds.
SYNERGY HomeCare of Vancouver received Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice awards from Home Care Pulse, an independent research firm for home care. The awards are given to home care providers based on client and caregiver satisfaction scores gathered by the firm. Providers contract with Home Care Pulse, a third-party company, to gather feedback from their clients by conducting phone interviews with their clients each month. To learn more, visit www.synergyhomecare.com or call 360-891-1506.