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October 27, 2011

SIU School of Medicine Employees Honored for Service

The School of Medicine has honored 58 employees for their years of service working in Springfield, Decatur and Quincy.

Employees recognized for 30 years of service were Luann Carron, reimbursement coding specialist, surgery; Jerry Colliver, Ph.D., professor, statistics and research; Rodger Elble, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair, neurology; Richard French, director, information resources; James Hale, senior applications analyst, SIU HealthCare information systems; Deanna Lauderdale, library operations associate, medical library; Susan Redding, clinic nurse,  internal medicine; Leonard Rybak, M.D., Ph.D., professor and distinguished scholar, surgery; and William Wiant, laboratory animal care technician, laboratory animal medicine.

Awards for 25 years of service went to Lisa Adams, benefits counselor, human resources; Timothy Carroll, clerical assistant, SIU HealthCare clinic support operations; Karen Coe, library assistant, medical library; Eugene Gronewald, chief building operating engineer, capital planning and service operations; Joseph Henkle, M.D., professor and division chief, internal medicine; David LeVault, police sergeant, Capital Planning and Service Operations; Robert Meech, researcher, surgery; Deborah-Lynn Slater, ambulatory care assistant, SIU HealthCare coding; and Suzanne Tin, fundraising specialist, development.

Employees recognized for 20 years of service were John Bradley, M.D., professor, family and community medicine in Decatur; Sherry Cline, clinic nurse, internal medicine; Erik Constance, M.D., associate professor and associate dean, student affairs; Mary Ellen Hammond, office support specialist, SIU HealthCare core; Laura Katterhenry, information technology manager/administrative coordinator, SIU HealthCare information systems; Tracy Lower, M.D., associate professor, pediatrics; Steven McNeil, medical insurance manager, SIU HealthCare patient business services; Peggy Ostermeier, administrative aide, psychiatry; Shari Beckman Randall, researcher, neurology; Julie Robbs, director, alumni affairs; Dee Ann Scott, ambulatory care supervisor, surgery; Mary Catherine Sprinkle, clinic nurse, surgery; Gayle Stauffer, office support specialist, surgery; Gail VanDenBossche, reimbursement coding specialist, SIU HealthCare coding; and Andrew Varney, M.D., associate professor, internal medicine.

Awards for 15 years of service went to Caryl Baugher, clerk, purchasing; Michael Blair, assistant director, SIU HealthCare patient business services; Cynthia Brewer, account technician, medical library; Catherine Brower, instructor, internal medicine; Carol Buettner researcher, surgery; Cheryl Camp, ambulatory care manager, surgery; Gregory Coady, urological device specialist, surgery; Lisa Daniels, business/administrative associate, Alzheimer’s Disease center; Billie Edson, computer information specialist, internal medicine; Robert Ewart, M.D. associate professor, family and community medicine in Springfield; Donna Higgins, medical insurance specialist, surgery; S. Darlette Howard, office support associate, internal medicine; Miao Li, researcher, OB/GYN; Vicky Matthews, library assistant, medical library; Mary Ellen McAsey, Ph.D., research associate professor, OB/GYN; Nancy McCann-Stone, curriculum coordinator, education and curriculum; Jason McKelvey, building service worker, capital planning and service operations; John Melito, building service worker, capital planning and service operations; Sudha Pai, researcher, medical microbiology, immunology and cell biology; Gayle Tegeler, clerical assistant, SIU HealthCare clinic support operations; Anna Travelstead, flow cytometry laboratory coordinator, research and faculty affairs; Richard Triebe, collection specialist, SIU HealthCare patient business services; Paul Wells, financial analyst planner, Institutional Planning and Management Information; Sharon Wheat, ambulatory care assistant, internal medicine; and Donna White, M.D., assistant professor, family and community medicine in Quincy.

Established in 1970, the mission of SIU School of Medicine is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health needs through education, patient care, research and community service.  Its Website is and its main number is 217-545-8000.