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Employee Spotlight: Lori Watkins, Caregiver for FirstLight Home Care

FirstLight-Employee-Spotlight-Lori-WatkinsLori Watkins grew up in Crown Point, where she attended schooling all the way through high school. Once she graduated, she went on to continue her studies at Robert Morris University where she obtained an associate degree in business management.

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Sauers Ford and Lincoln Employee Spotlight: John Kabzinski


“Managers can be bosses, or they can be coaches. You have team players that are after the common goal. Your job as a coach is to make sure that they get there.”

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Tracey L. Crandall Joins Methodist Hospitals as Vice President of Human Resources

Methodist-Hospitals-TCrandallTracey L. Crandall joined Methodist Hospitals on January 3, 2017, as Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer. She joins Methodist from Inova Health Systems in Falls Church, Virginia, where she was Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to that, she worked as Vice President of Human Resources at Fresenius Medical Center. Tracy brings a strong background in talent acquisition, employee relations and organizational change. Tracey holds her MBA from DeVry University Keller Graduate School of Management in Downers Grove, IL.

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Indiana Chamber Names Craig Dwight to Indiana Board of Directors

Horizon-Dwight-CCraig Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive of Horizon Bank has been named to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

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Kristi Dresbaugh is Franciscan Health's Ambassador of January 2017

Kristi-Dresbaugh-01Kristi Dresbaugh, a certified surgical technician who has been with the hospital 17 years, is Franciscan Health Michigan City’s January Ambassador of the Month.

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#BehindTheRibbon: Meet Overhead Door of Northwest Indiana Service Technician Joe Gerber

ohd-joe-gerberJoe Gerber, a service technician for Overhead Door of Northwest Indiana, has been with the company for just about six years now. However, he did not start out working in the garage door industry.

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FirstLight HomeCare Employee Spotlight Kristi Calder

kristi-calderKristi Calder did not plan for a career in the caregiving industry, but when it happened she fell in love. As the Human Resources Coordinator and Recruiter for FirstLight Home Care, she is part of a system that helps people in need.

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NWI Innovators of January 2017


NWI Innovators of the Month highlights new Society Member Dwayne Walker, Chicagoland Popcorn CEO, who keynoted the 11th Annual Adjunct Innovators Conference as a Muhammad Ali impersonator. His focus: “Delivering knockout strategies to Build the Mind of a Champion” aimed at motivating students. Also featured was Society Team Member Danita Johnson Hughes who announced an “integrated model” of total health offering both primary care and behavioral health for patients.

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Horizon Promotes Dan Carroll to Vice President, Senior Commercial Credit Officer

Dan-CarrollTom Edwards, President and Chief Credit Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Dan Carroll to Vice President, Senior Commercial Credit Officer.

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St. Mary Medical Center Welcomes New Women’s Health Practitioners in 2016

St-Mary-Medical-Center-Welcomes-New-Womens-Health-Practitioners-2016St. Mary Medical Center recently welcomed several new practitioners to the Community Care Network, Inc. – the physician and health professional group affiliated with St. Mary Medical Center and Community Healthcare System hospitals. The new practitioners join the providers of Innovative Women’s Health, with offices in Hobart, Portage, Winfield, Merrillville and Valparaiso.

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Food Bank Names Steve Beekman as Executive Director


The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has named Steve Beekman Executive Director of the Region’s largest hunger relief organization, effective immediately. Beekman had served as the Food Bank’s Deputy Director and Head of Development since 2013, and was the Interim Executive Director for the past several months.

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