People & Professions

PEOPLE AND PROFESSIONS: Reported May 7, 2017

Posted: May. 7, 2017 12:01 am


Dave Schlembach recently observed 40 years as a licensed architect. He continues to work part time at Poepping, Stone, Bach & Associates, Inc. in Quincy. He was licensed on Feb. 25, 1977, after completing a four-day examination in Chicago. PSBA has been in business since 1968 and has offices in three states including Quincy; Keokuk, Iowa; and Hannibal, Mo. The firm offers architectural, engineering, surveying and planning services.


Doug Groth has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Memorial Hospital in Carthage. The board also includes Dan Asbury, Charles Gilbert, Carol Gronewold, Luann Haas, Kathy Holst, Dr. Christopher Jones, Peggy Latherow, Larry McClintock, Sharon Morrison, Terry Pope, and Dennis Rankin. Groth is a partner and veterinarian at Carthage Veterinary Services LTD. He has a bachelor's degree in animal science and a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine, both from Iowa State University. He has also been an educator and presenter to many organizations and conferences over the years. Groth is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Before becoming a partner at CVS, he managed Swine Technical Services for Schering-Plough Animal Health from 2000 to 2003. He was also owner/veterinarian of Groth Swine Services.

Kyle Venvertloh has joined Quincy Recycling as general manager of the Quincy industrial recycling facility. His responsibilities include managing plant profit and loss, identifying profitable diversification opportunities, maintaining a safe working environment, and managing all sales, customer service relations and plant labor. Venvertloh has a bachelor's degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and a master's degree in business administration from Quincy University.


Susan J. Corbridge is the recipient of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing Judith Lloyd Storfjell Distinguished Award for Scholarly Practice. The award recognizes a UIC College of Nursing faculty or alumnus who has made an outstanding contribution to nursing practice. Corbridge is the daughter of Phyllis Smith of Ursa, and the late John T. Smith. She is a clinical associate professor in the College of Nursing, Department of Biobehavioral Health Science, and Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine at UIC. She is director of graduate clinical studies in the College of Nursing, leading two master's programs and the doctor of nursing practice program, which includes 12 specialty concentrations delivered on six campuses throughout Illinois. Corbridge is an expert educator who has developed and disseminated innovative teaching strategies, including simulation, team-based learning and interprofessional initiatives. Her practice as an acute care nurse practitioner has focused on caring for patients with pulmonary conditions. She has been recognized as a fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Nationally, she was the nurse practitioner representative from AANP for an initiative with the American College of Physicians. She also is the first nurse practitioner representative from AANP to the Executive Committee and Scientific Program Committee for the American College of Chest Physicians. Internationally, Corbridge has championed nurse practitioner education and practice as she has consulted and lectured in such countries as Korea, Germany, Latin America, Greece and Japan. She has been honored with the UIC Graduate College Mentoring Award, UIC College of Nursing Alumni Award in Education, Nurse Educator of Illinois Award, and Nurse Practitioner Educator of the Year Award from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.

Reid Echelmeier has been recognized by the Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education as an Outstanding Beginning Teacher. He is in his first year of teaching high school English in Bowling Green, Mo. He is a graduate of Hannibal-LaGrange University. The award recognizes teachers in their first two years of service who demonstrate excellence in serving children in school districts across Missouri. Only 59 of the approximately 8,000 teachers who were certified in the last two years were given engraved glass apples for their dedication and service to Missouri's schools and communities. Award recipients were selected based on recommendations from Missouri's state and nationally recognized teacher education programs, and a recommendation from candidates' school districts.

Heather J. Barnett of Barnett Financial Partners Inc. in Keokuk, Iowa, has been named a member of Wells Fargo's Premier Advisors Program for the 13th consecutive year. This distinction reflects Barnett's achievement of professional success by meeting or exceeding Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Networks' high standards as measured by one or more of the milestones for business production, completion of educational components and professionalism. She has been a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network and its predecessor firms for 21 years and has 24 years of experience in the brokerage industry. She has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Truman State University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in Hamilton, Ill.

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