People on the Move – October 13, 2011

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E Light Electric Services, Inc., a commercial electrical contractor, announced the promotion of Jason Wheeler to vice president of operations. Wheeler has been with E Light since 2005, and through his oversight, managed field productivity, manpower, scheduling, budgeting and the completion of projects to maximize profits.

Penrose–St. Francis Health Services welcomes local and established vascular surgeons, Thomas Crepps Jr. and Laura Kissell, to the Penrose Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery practice. Both surgeons have vast expertise and experience in diagnosing and treating common, complex and rare vascular diseases, as well as in traditional open and endovascular procedures. Crepps is board-certified in vascular surgery with 22 years of surgical experience. Kissell is board-certified in general and vascular surgery and has practiced vascular surgery in Colorado Springs for more than five years.

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence recognized Cheyenne Mountain Zoo board member and long-time supporter Sally Veitch as “Outstanding Individual Donor” during the 12th Annual Partners in Philanthropy Awards held at The Broadmoor. Her support of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo began in 1990 with a gift to help renovate Primate World. Since then, her contributions have been an integral component of other zoo improvements, including African Rift Valley, Rocky Mountain Wild and now, Encounter Africa.

Chuck Murphy, founder and CEO of Murphy Constructors, was named the Business Arts Leader of the year at the fourth annual Business & Arts Luncheon. Murphy was honored for his decades of leadership in the arts, particularly in board service and support for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Business of Art Center, the Art on the Streets program and numerous historic preservation projects with institutions such as the Pioneers Museum. Murphy also is amateur photographer.

Dallas R. Henslee, LPC, has attained certification as a National Certified Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. Henslee fulfilled the requirements for NCC including a graduate degree in counseling from a regionally accredited institution; supervised post-master’s counseling experience and a passing score on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification. Henslee opened Windows of Hope, LLC in 2008 and sees clients ages 5 years and up in her private practice.

Michelle Reed, D.O. joins Lloyd L. Strode, D.O., Derrick Hurst, D.O. and Dawn Roberts, D.O. in the Cheyenne Mountain office of Strode Family Practice at 730 W. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Reed brings 15 years of experience in Family Practice with a certification in geriatric medicine and in the treatment of chronic conditions. She focuses on preventative medicine, patient centered care and women’s health.

The Independence Center Board of Directors has named Patricia Yeager its new CEO. Yeager has served as the executive director of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers in Sacramento, Calif. She has been active in independent living for 30 years including developing and implementing services at Independent Living Centers in Denver and San Diego.