People You Should Know

AUG. 21, 2018

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Sanford Health

Brooke Fitts

Brooke Fitts has been hired as the senior director of creative services at Sanford Health. She has a background in technology, marketing and financial services and has led design, digital marketing, product and operations. She most recently was vice president of operations at Central Bank of Kansas City and previously was director of product at

Sanford Health has named its Employee of the Year winners. Here are the recipients from the Sioux Falls region:

Arlys Nelson Executive Assistant of the Year: Susan Choal, executive assistant at Sanford Chamberlain Medical Center.

Birkeland Administrative Innovation Employee of the Year: Rebecca Sotebeer, learning and development specialist.

Birkeland Clinical Innovation Employee of the Year: Bette Schumacher, clinical nurse specialist.

Broekhuis Family Information Technology Employee of the Year: AJ Waldner, clinical applications support analyst.

Carlson Family Outstanding Pediatric Oncology Employee of the Year: Sara Beck, registered nurse.

Conradi Family Intensive Care Nursery Employee of the Year: Tige Bjornson, neonatal nurse practitioner.

Donna Gaspar Rising Star Nurse of the Year: Joni DeJong, clinical care leader.

Dr. Ben Perryman Sanford Research Employee of the Year: Jacob Cain, post-doctoral fellow.

Egger Family Employee of the Year: Lee Christenson, clinical care leader.

Eide Bailly Business Employee of the Year: Teresa Mohnen, financial counseling representative at Sanford Chamberlain Medical Center.

Electric Supply Company Award for Sanford Health Network Employee of the Year: Sandy Fultz, lead office coordinator at Sanford Tracy Medical Center.

Excellence in Women’s Health Employee of the Year: Carol Anderson, clinical care leader.

Outstanding Surgical Services Employee of the Year: Kelli Brooks, provider practice coder.

Patricia K. Van Wyhe Nurse of the Year: Kay Wiederhoeft, clinical care leader.

Sanford Clinic – Clinical Employee of the Year: Renae Hoyer, licensed practical nurse.

Sanford Clinic – Management Employee of the Year: Jon Pociask, clinic director.

Sanford Clinic – Physician of the Year: Dr. Alla Zamulko, internal medicine.

Sanford Clinic – Support Services Employee of the Year: Brittany Hassebroek, patient access representative.

Sanford Health Network Clinical Employee of the Year: Holly Nestegard, senior pharmacist at Sanford Jackson Medical Center.

Sanford Health Network Management Employee of the Year: Brady Carda, inpatient nursing manager at Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center.

Sanford Health Network Support Services Employee of the Year: Mikael McKee, lead maintenance mechanic at Sanford Health Dell Rapids Orchard Hills.

Sanford Health Veteran Advocate Employee of the Year: Capt. Paul Weckman, head of diversity, inclusion and military and veteran affairs.

Sanford USD Medical Center President’s Leadership Award: Teresa Beach, nutrition and food services director.

Sweetman Family Employee of the Year: Jamie Stucky, lead RN clinical educator.

Weisser Distributing

Weisser Distributing has promoted six employees:

Collin Citrowske

Brian Burroughs

Nick Beck

Nick Beck to assistant freight manager. Beck was hired as a forklift/inventory assistant three months ago.

Brian Burroughs to assistant inventory manager. He was hired as an inventory assistant two months ago.

Brittany Vlaminck

Cole Heyd

Ryan Hamilton

Collin Citrowske to assistant shipping manager. He has been with the company for three months and recently had been promoted to second-shift warehouse lead.

Ryan Hamilton to assistant FBA manager. He has been with Weisser for a year as a warehouse assistant.

Ashley Christensen

Cole Heyd to assistant receiving manager. He had been a shipping assistant for almost two years.

Brittany Vlaminck to private label content writer. Vlaminck has worked at Weisser for a year as a customer service representative.

Weisser Distributing has hired Ashley Christensen as an accounting assistant.


Spencer Mannes

Hegg Realtors

Spencer Mannes has joined Hegg Realtors as a broker associate. Mannes has a background in film, digital media and customer service.



Sasha Forrester

Swier Law Firm

Sasha Forrester has joined Swier Law Firm as director of community relations.

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