Kevin Schitoskey has joined AirLink Critical Care Transport in Bend as program manager. In this position he will manage pilots, medical personnel, mechanics and administrative staff. Schitoskey recently served as director of emergency services at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M. and was previously a volunteer firefighter. He graduated from EMT school, earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from University of New Mexico and is working on a master's degree in administration and finance.
Karen Bushnell has been named NeighborImpact's employee of the month for September. Bushnell is a housing advocate based in Bend and assists clients with housing resources and community services. She has been with NeighborImpact since February 2011.
Beth McKnight, president of McKnight Communications in Bend, has been appointed to the board of advisors for the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems at the University of Hawaii. McKnight has produced videos and outreach programs for PISCES and a web-based science education program for students called spaceclass .org. McKnight's clients also include NASA and Lockheed Martin.
John Ropp and Chris Quinn of Team Ropp Quinn at RE/MAX Key Properties in Bend have been awarded the Accredited Buyer's Representation designation for continued education, specialized training and issues involved in representing home buyers.
Jeff Hinman has joined Karnopp Petersen LLP in Bend in the litigation department. Hinman spent more than two years as an assistant district attorney for Lane County and also previously served as a judicial clerk at the Lane Country Circuit Court. He has a bachelor's degree in political science from Oregon State University and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law. Hinman is a member of the Bend Chamber's Business Success Program Planning Council, a board member for the Bend Spay and Neuter Project, a member of the Oregon State Bar Litigation Section and a member of the Deschutes Country Bar Association.