Cindy Shinn, lead social worker at Blessing Hospice and Palliative Care, has earned recertification as an advanced certified hospice and palliative care social worker from the National Association of Social Workers with the support of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. She has worked at Blessing for 26 years. Shinn has a master's degree in social work from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Kristi Fenton has joined the sales staff of Davis and Associates Inc. Realtors. She has completed all educational requirements and was awarded an Illinois real estate broker license. Fenton is a member of the Quincy, state and national realtors associations. Her career will be focused on assisting clients with buying and selling homes, acreage and investment properties in Quincy and surrounding areas.
Will Spear of Hansen-Spear Funeral Home has joined the Blessing Foundation Board, replacing the late Harry "Bo" Eaton. Spear has a degree from Worsham College of Mortuary Science and from Illinois Wesleyan University.
Brooke Baldwin has joined Sunset Home as director of independent living, responsible for Sunset Apartments and Villas. She has over 15 years of experience working for a nonprofit organization. Most recently she was director of forensic interviewing at Advocacy Network for Children. Baldwin has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Nova Southeastern University and an associate's degree in deaf communication studies from St. Louis Community College.
Andrea Chbeir, a clinical pharmacist supervisor at Blessing Hospital, has been appointed to the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Section on Pharmacy Practice Managers' Advisory Group on Patient Care Quality. Chbeir has worked at Blessing for nine years. She has a degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy.
Betsy Rush, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Palmyra, Mo., received the firm's Field Trainer Award for her efforts in voluntarily training new financial advisors. Only 1,265 of the firm's more than 16,000 financial advisors received the award. Edward Jones provides financial services in the United States and Canada.