Medical nonprofit hires program manager
Resources for Medical Education and Collaboration has announced the appointment of Mary Nicholson as program manager.
RMEC is a nonprofit organization supporting the advancement of evidence-based medicine and the improvement of health-care quality through medical education, online collaborative opportunities, internships, and bringing clinical health care and education to emerging countries. RMEC is located on the campus of Mercy Regional Medical Center.
Nicholson has been involved in sales management and general management at The Wells Group and Durango Mountain Realty for the last 20 years. Her activity in area nonprofits includes serving on the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of La Plata County, on the Allocations Committee of United Way and as board member of Community Foundation. Additionally, Nicholson served as a director of the Durango Area Association of Realtors.
For more information, call Nicholson or Caitlyn McCullough at 375-3647, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write 1 Mercado St., Suite 202, Durango, CO 81301.
Great Old Broads adds coordinator for groups
Great Old Broads for Wilderness, a national nonprofit organization based in Durango, has hired Elsa Jagniecki for the newly created position of broadband coordinator.
Jagniecki brings experience in organizational development, visioning and strategic sustainable development. She earned a masters degree in sustainable development from Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden, where she studied and researched sustainable community renewable energy. She holds a degree in cultural anthropology and environmental affairs from Colorado State University, and she has worked in a number of fields on the local, state and federal levels maintaining backcountry wilderness trails, doing field archaeology, guiding wilderness therapy and substitute teaching in kindergarten through 12th grade.
As broadband coordinator, Jagniecki is charged with keeping the lines of communication open between broadband leaders, the home office and each other. Broadbands typically form around a particular local issue. They further the nonprofits mission through education, advocacy and volunteer projects.
For more information, visit www.greatoldbroads.org.
Mesa Propane to open office in Bayfield
Mesa Propane will open a new office in Bayfield on Monday at 271 N. Mountain View Drive, Suite No. 103, in Aspen Plaza, which is adjacent to Brendas Restaurant.
Brad Townsend, a propane industry veteran in La Plata County, will serve as general manager of the Bayfield location along with longtime area resident Marsha Ashburn, who will be the office manager. In addition, Robert Mansell, Mesas lead driver in Bayfield, will continue to provide service to customers in the area.
Mesa Propane serves customers in the Four Corners from two other offices in Durango and Aztec.
For more information, call 884-7300 or visit www.mesapropane.net.
Sen. Ellen Roberts to speak Aug. 17
Eggs and Issues, featuring state Sen. Ellen Roberts, will be held at 7:45 a.m. Aug. 17 at the DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio.
The cost is $14 for members of the Durango Chamber of Commerce and $20 for nonmembers. Roberts will update attendees on state politics and how it relates to and affects Southwest Colorado. A brief question-and-answer session will be held after her presentation. Reservations are required.
To sign up, visit www.durangobusiness.org or call 247-0312.
Business After Hours to meet Aug. 18
August Business After Hours will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Durango Discovery Museum, 1333 Camino del Rio.
The cost is $5 for Durango Chamber of Commerce members and guests.