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Movers and Shakers July 25, 2012

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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:15 am

Cindy Reed receives Idaho's 'Dream Team Nurse Award'

Hospice of North Idaho announced that Cindy Reed received Idaho's "Dream Team Nurse Award."

The honor goes to one hospice nurse in the state for their commitment to being a hospice and end-of-life champion.

Reed will receive the award at the annual Idaho End-of-Life Conference on July 30 in Boise.

"I was totally shocked and surprised, but humbled," said Reed about the award. "There are so many nurses who work just as hard as I do."

Reed has been a hospice nurse at Hospice of North Idaho for more than 26 years. She was the first nurse in the state of Idaho to become a certified hospice and palliative care nurse, and is now the director of Idaho's first inpatient hospice facility, Hospice House.

Under her leadership, the Hospice House has served more than 200 patients and their loved ones since opening its doors in August 2011.

Hospice of North Idaho began as an all-volunteer hospice in 1981. Reed began working at the nonprofit in 1986 when there was only one nurse working per day and there were eight patients on a daily basis. Since then, Reed has seen and been a crucial part of the growth of the organization, which now has more than 120 employees and 200 volunteers.


Robyn Shea returns to Tomlinson Sotheby's International Realty

Robyn Shea has returned to Tomlinson Sotheby's International Realty.

Shea has 20 years experience in the housing industry and is using her talents to assist home owners through the short sale process with her Certified Distressed Property Expert training and experience.

She is a graduate of Boise State University and has been a real estate agent for the past 12 years. She can be reached at (208) 819-9009.


STCU's Bill Before elected to board of corporate credit union

STCU Chief Financial Officer Bill Before has been named to the board of Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial cooperative.

Before's appointment gives the Northwest two representatives on the board for Catalyst, which meets the daily liquidity needs and provides other services to 1,230 credit unions that are Catalyst members. Previously, board members came primarily from Southern states, with the exception of one from a Western Oregon credit union.

"It's important to provide geographical diversity," Before said. "The needs of Northwest credit unions could be far different than those of a credit union in Little Rock, Ark."

Before previously was secretary/treasurer for a board representing WesCorp member credit unions that were looking into the possibility of creating a new corporate credit union and buying some of the WesCorp assets. Those assets were later purchased by Catalyst.

Founded by educators in 1934, STCU has more than $1.6 billion in total assets and 107,000 members. STCU has 15 branches in Eastern Washington and North Idaho, with its 16th scheduled to open later this year on Moran Prairie.

If you have a new, relocated or expanded business, or announcement of events, promotions or awards, The Press wants to let our readers know. The service is free and items run Tuesday through Saturday. To get the word on the street on your movers and shakers, call city editor Bill Buley at 664-8176 Ext. 2016 or email

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