• 2020 Member Accolades and News

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    Heyl Royster announces Tyler Pratt has become partner in the firm.  

    Tyler Pratt focuses his practice on medical malpractice, professional liability defense, and trucking litigation. He regularly defends physicians, nurses, hospitals, and clinics in professional liability claims involving significant injury or death. Tyler also represents clients in business and commercial litigation and estate litigation. Tyler obtained his J.D., cum laude, from Valparaiso University and his B.A., magna cum laude, in History from the University of St. Francis. Tyler practices in the firm’s Champaign office.

    Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire Realty has earned the 2019 Commercial Elite award which is bestowed upon the top 15 Coldwell Banker Commercial® affiliated companies globally. The company ranked #7 within the global network. This marks the 15th time in 16 years the offices have earned this distinguished award.

    CBCDR is also pleased to announce that Timothy Harrington has earned the organization’s Silver Level Circle of Distinction based on transaction revenue for 2019. The Circle of Distinction is an honor bestowed upon the top ranking producers among Coldwell Banker Commercial® professionals.

    A leader in the Central Illinois area for commercial leasing, sales and management, Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire Realty is highly recognized as a high-quality developer and premier provider of commercial services. They are also affiliated with Allied Capital Title, located on the 1st floor of 201 W. Springfield. For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.cbcdr.com.

    Clark-Lindsey is excited to welcome its newest leadership team member, Crystal Bailey. Crystal, a Certified Public Accountant, recently filled the role of Accounting Manager. A native of East Central Illinois and an alumna of the University of Illinois, Crystal brings a breadth of experience with her to Clark-Lindsey. Professionally, as a finance and operations executive with a range of functional experience, she has a special interest in organizational structure and processes in support of growth strategies.

    Please join Clark-Lindsey in extending a warm welcome to Sandra Jones, COTA/L, our new Therapy Director.

    Sandra grew up in Arcola, IL and attended Parkland College, where she obtained an AAS is Occupational Therapy more than thirteen years ago. Since then, she has worked in area hospitals serving individuals of all ages. More recently, she has worked in Life Plan Communities like Clark-Lindsey, where she has concentrated on care for older adults. Over the years, Sandra has acquired many new skills, with an emphasis on increasing independence and improving quality of life. At Clark-Lindsey, Sandra will oversee the therapy department at Renewal Therapy Center, which provides inpatient and outpatient occupational, speech and physical therapies, along with outpatient aqua therapy.

    Clark-Lindsey is excited to welcome Mario Cartagena, Executive Chef to its team. Cartagena has an eclectic background, having worked throughout the country in a variety of high-end restaurants, including under a Michelin star chef in Las Vegas.

    Cartagena began cooking at age five, after falling in love with the TV show “Iron Chef.” Originally from Miami, Florida, his parents moved to the Urbana area after several of his siblings attended the University of Illinois. At the recommendation of his sister, he attended culinary school at Kendall College in Chicago. From there, he worked as a chef for Norwegian Cruise Line, at the world-famous Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas and at the Dearborn Tavern in Chicago. Chef Mario loves to cook Italian and Spanish food, and hopes to incorporate these cuisines into the menus at Clark-Lindsey. He is excited to call Champaign-Urbana home, be closer to his parents, and is especially glad he took former Executive Chef, Kyle Thompson’s recommendation to apply at Clark-Lindsey.

    Developmental Services Center - Jodie Harmon joins Developmental Services Center as the director of development and communications. Jodie brings expertise in a multitude of areas including fundraising, donor stewardship and planned giving. DSC is thrilled to welcome her talent and leadership to the agency.

    Rosecrance Health Network announced today that effective February 2, David Gomel, Ph.D., has been named President and Chief Operating Officer. The appointment is the first step in the transition to retirement for current Rosecrance President/CEO, Philip Eaton.
    Eaton began his career with Rosecrance as a social worker in 1971, and has served as the agency’s leader since 1982.While Dr. Gomel will be responsible for Rosecrance operations, Eaton will remain as CEO for the coming months during the transition. It is anticipated that Dr. Gomel will take over full responsibility of Rosecrance Health Network and report directly to its board of directors beginning in January 2021.
    “The members of the Rosecrance board of directors – current and former – will be forever grateful to Phil Eaton for his leadership, vision, and service,” said Dan Pecora, chair of the Rosecrance Health Network Board of Directors. “Without his leadership, there is no question that thousands of individuals seeking treatment for substance use or mental health disorders would not have been served.”
    Dave Gomel began working at Rosecrance in 1993 as a counselor in adult substance abuse treatment. He has served in many roles since then, from supervisor at the former Alpine Campus to administrator of the Griffin Williamson Campus, and most recently, regional president of Rosecrance, Inc. He holds a doctorate of philosophy in public policy and administration with an emphasis in nonprofit administration, a master of science degree in health service administration, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He has overseen the day-to-day services at Rosecrance’s many sites and the expanding organization for several years. Outside of work, he is active in the community, coaching basketball, serving on the YMCA of Rock River Valley Board of Directors and volunteering for Special Olympics. He is also a member and past chairman of the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health Board of Directors.

    Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announced the promotion of Chad Osterbur to Project Manager. 

    Osterbur, who works in the firm’s Champaign office, manages several municipal and private engineering projects. 

    Osterbur, who joined Fehr Graham in 2012, designs infrastructure and works on transportation, construction stakeout and inspection, project management, and boundary and topographic surveys. He also designs highway improvements, including storm sewers, culverts, pavement, sidewalks and bike paths. 

    Osterbur earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000.


    Safeworks Illinois - Governor JB Pritzker has appointed Dr. David J. Fletcher to the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission (IWCC) Medical Fee Advisory Board (MFAB).

    The MFAB consists of nine members appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the Illinois Senate. Three members represent employees, three represent employers, and three represent medical providers. The MFAB advises the IWCC on the establishment of fees for medical services and the accessibility of medical treatment for injured workers. In 2005, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) established a Medical Fee Schedule (MFS) for services to injured workers that led to the creation of the MFAB.

    Previously, Dr. Fletcher had been appointed to the MFAB Board by former Republican Governor Bruce Rauner in 2016 and served until November 2018.

    In addition to his reappointment to the MFAB, Dr. Fletcher has served since 2011 as the senior physician member of the Illinois Advisory Committee for the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), a 12-person committee comprised of the major stakeholders in the Illinois Workers Compensation system, including the IWCC Chairman.

    Dr. Fletcher has taken care of more than 19,000 Illinois workers hurt on the job through his private occupational medicine practice, SafeWorks Illinois, (www.safeworksillinois.com) located in Champaign, IL, having established himself as one of Illinois’ most knowledgeable physicians on issues pertaining to all facets of the Illinois workers’ compensation system – clinical, legislative, regulatory, policy, and research.

    Village of Rantoul - The state of Illinois has earmarked half a million dollars in capital appropriations for the new $20 million artificial turf sports complex that will be built in west Rantoul. CLICK HERE for more information. 


    The Atkins Group -  Congratulations to The Atkins Group on the completion of their new 60,000 square foot warehouse in north Champaign on Boardwalk Dr. Read more here