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Change Companies announces promotions

The Change Companies has named Frankie Lemus senior vice president and Shane Newsome as senior vice president of Operations.

Lemus is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Drug and Alcohol Counselor and Supervisor. He is the liaison to the national research community, he ensures the effective integration of evidence-based strategies in all of The Change Companies' programs and curricula. He has contributed his clinical oversight to more than 50 of The Change Companies' curricula in the substance abuse, offender treatment, impaired driving and health-improvement fields in the past nine years.

Newsome has directed web and video production and overseen warehousing, distribution and shipping operations for the Change Companies for past 10 years. His team has led The Change Companies into the digital realm, creating new possibilities for training and programming delivery.

The Change Companies also promoted Scott Provence, writer and director of Project Management, and Du Anne Young, director of Special Projects, to the role of vice president in their respective fields. Susan Peterson was named Senior Editor.

For more information about the Change Companies call 775-885-2610 or visit

Carl E. Heard named medical director at Saint Mary's

Carl E. Heard has been named medical director of Saint Mary's Health Plans. Dr. Heard has more than 25 years of clinical and medical management experience including University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Valley Health Systems in California and most recently, Carson-Tahoe Regional Healthcare.

Dr. Heard is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his residency in family practice medicine at the University of California, Irvine. He also holds a master's degree in medical management from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.

- Northern Nevada Business Weekly

BBB Accredited Businesses

New BBB Accredited Businesses with the Better Business Bureau serving northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe Basin include:

Carson City: Kellie's Kleaning, NAPA Auto Parts - Capital City Auto Parts, Naughty or Nice, Pioneer Motel and Wags to Whiskers Mobile Grooming.

Reno: AJ Electric LLC, American Sign & Crane Service Inc., American Tire & Car Care Company, Associated Management Inc, Banner Construction Inc., Communications Installation Services Inc., Diamond G Construction Inc., Express Employment Professionals, Haven on Earth Bread & Bakery Co., JP & Son Lawn and Landscaping, K9 BnB, Murphy Plastic Surgery Ltd., NetCom Solutions LLC, New American Mortgage LLC, Our Home Adult Living LLC, Root-O-Matic Inc., RS Wait Chtd., Small Strides Inc., Stephens & Edwards, Attorney at Law LLP and Williams Brothers Corporation of America.

Sparks: D & S Electric Inc.

Elko: Flying Fish, Great Basin Janitorial, Luciano's, Neff's Diesel Repair & Performance LLC, Shabonya Dutton State Farm, Steven D. Glaser DDS and Steven Day OD.

Spring Creek: Purchem Environmental & Supply LLC and Safety Troubadour LLC.

Carlin: Marin's 50/50 Machine Shop.

South Lake Tahoe: On Premise Laundry Sales and Truckee Overhead Door of South Lake Tahoe.

- Northern Nevada Business Weekly


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