• Jeremy Lynn recently attended Re-Using Contaminated Land: Transactions and Technologies. The daylong conference in Tacoma focused on redeveloping viable urban infill projects with an economically and environmentally sound approach. Lynn is a geologist and hydrogeologist with Fulcrum Environmental Consulting in Yakima, providing cleanup and remediation planning.
• Cascade Summit Physical Therapy Workforce has hired Jackie Earl as its director of return-to-work services. Earl will assist employers, injured workers and local providers with safe and comprehensive return-to-work programs. Earl has a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Alberta and a master’s of business administration from the University of Washington.
• Central Washington Internal Medicine, an affiliate clinic of the Central Washington Medical Group, has added Qilin “Q” Lu to its staff. Dr. Lu completed medical school in South Africa at the University of Witwatersrand in 2006 and has international experience in internal medicine and is board-certified. Lu did his internal medicine residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
• Stokes Lawrence has hired AndrePenalver as an associate in its litigation and employment law practices in Yakima. Penalver previously worked at Gordon Thomas Honeywell in Tacoma, where he focused primarily on employment matters. Penalver earned his law degree from Cornell Law School.
• The Southeast Yakima Community Center has appointed Melissa Furneaux to its board of directors. Furneaux, office manager for FirstFruits Marketing of Washington, has volunteered at the center for two years.
•The Pacific Northwest chapter of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals has selected Brynn Kloster as its Associate of the Year. Kloster, director of convention and group sales with the Yakima Valley Visitors & Convention Bureau, was recognized for service as a chapter board member and for her assistance in improving the chapter’s website and educational programs.