Business People (12/17/12)

Hope Community Resources, Inc. announced the promotion of Kathy Tonsgard from CFO to senior deputy director of fiscal services and operations. In her 13 years at Hope, she has served as the director of accounting, controller and most recently, CFO. She earned a BBA majoring in accounting, an MBA majoring in information technology and recently her Juris Doctorate degree majoring in health care and contract law. Tonsgard came to Hope after working for Deloitte and Touche CPA firm for a number of years. Hope Community Resources, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services to Alaskans who experience intellectual or developmental disabilities.

ABC of Alaska has announced its board of directors for 2013. Officers are, Tom Even with Klebs Mechanical, chairman; Jim Watterson with Watterson Construction, immediate past chair; Serena O'Donnell with Willodell Enterprises, secretary; and Ron Alban with Alban & Company, CPAs, treasurer. Directors serving on the board include Jon Boone with Northstar Electric, Ron Neffendorf with Alaska Air Balancing, Jon Pfeiffer with E/P Roofing, Dennis Smedly with Criterion General, Paul Kovach with Spenard Builders Supply and Julie Duquette with Slayden Plumbing & Heating. ABC is the nation's leading commercial and industrial construction trade association.

Anchorage District Attorney Adrienne Bachman will be moving into a new role for the Department of Law, handling special assignments for the Criminal Division Central Office. Her first assignments will be to review the department's policies and practices in prosecuting domestic violence and sexual assault cases to ensure they are aggressively prosecuted. Bachman has more than 25 years of experience as a prosecutor in Alaska, taking on tough criminal cases from Ketchikan to St. Paul Island. Bachman has spent a significant portion of her career focused on domestic violence and sexual assault cases. Sharon Marshall, deputy district attorney in the Anchorage district attorney's office, will serve as acting district attorney until a permanent replacement is appointed.

Roy Olpin, MBA, MPH, FACHE, CQIA, has joined Providence Alaska Medical Center as director of Providence Cancer Center, responsible for the oncology service line. Olpin comes to Providence after working as regional vice president of oncology for Sarah Cannon Cancer Services with Hospital Corporation of America in Denver. His prior work experience includes senior director of oncology services at Providence Regional Cancer System in Olympia, Wash., and a series of roles at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Olpin earned a bachelor of science in international business management from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., and dual master's degrees in public health and business administration from Boston University. He also has earned a certified quality improvement associate designation from the American Society for Quality and is a fellow in the American College of HealthCare Executives.

Tanguy Libbrecht is the new chief executive officer American Red Cross of Alaska. Libbrecht joins Red Cross from the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel, where he led award-winning sales teams as their director of sales and marketing. Libbrecht has served on several local boards and committees including the Boys & Girls Clubs, Anchorage Sister Cities Commission, Anchorage Youth Symphony and Anchorage Mayor's Ball. Libbrecht has worked closely with Alaska communities statewide. His expertise will be an asset to the Chapter and Red Cross mission outreach and service delivery in Alaska.

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