People in business

Sandy Guymon, RN, nurse manager of the Emergency Department of Memorial Hospital in Belleville, was honored recently with a Patriot Award from the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. She was nominated by Jennifer Stoner, RN, of O'Fallon, a first lieutenant in the Air National Guard and a nurse in Memorial's Emergency Department.

Joe Chappell, an Edward Jones financial adviser, recently received the A.F. McKenzie Achievement Award for his outstanding sales and service efforts over the past year.

Also, Chappell and Cyndy Robb recently received the firm's Client Service Excellence award.

They both work out of the Shiloh office.

Todd Peek, of Shiloh, an engineer in the Environmental Department of Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen Inc., which has offices in Swansea, Waterloo, Edwardsville, Carbondale and St. Charles, Mo., recently passed the Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam and is licensed as a professional engineer in Illinois. He works out of the Swansea office.

Stephanie Muentnich, project manager at Oates Associates, which has offices in St. Louis and Collinsville, received the Young Engineer of the Year Award from the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers.

Southwestern Illinois Visiting Nurse Association has announced that two registered nurses have joined: Krista Rose and Bob Baur. Rose has 10 years' experience, and Baur has 14 years of experience.

Janet Lynn Klein, CFE, CPA manager at the CPA firm of Ganim, Meder, Childer & Hoering P.C., which has offices in Belleville and St. Louis, has earned her CFE designation.

Kelly Simpson, P.E., LEED AP, recently became an accredited professional in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, by passing the LEED AP exam. She is the director of Water Services with Kaskaskia Engineering Group LLC.

Kim Widel has joined the Breast Health Center at Memorial Hospital in Belleville as center coordinator.

The center provides bone density testing, breast ultrasound services, minimally invasive breast diagnostic procedures and breast MRIs.

Dr. Andrea Foley has opened Foley Dental Group in Maryville. The new facility includes five exam rooms with state-of-the-art equipment and a new dental lab and sterilization center.

Dr. Ellen Helmers has joined Hawthorne Animal Hospital in Glen Carbon. She worked at Hawthorne for five years as a veterinary technician before continuing her education. She rejoined Hawthorne with her DVM degree in June.

Kristina Scherrer has joined Ranken Jordan, a pediatric specialty hospital in St. Louis, as a certified pediatric nurse practitioner.

She will be responsible for direct clinical management of medically complex children in transition from hospital to home. She will act as a liaison between the Ranken Jordan multi-disciplinary team and the specialists, consultants and primary-care providers.

Rene Bassett Butler, an attorney with Bassett Law Office, P.C. in Wood River, attended the Illinois Institute of Continuing Education seminar on Eminent Domain and Land Acquisition in Springfield.

Todd Stonewater, of O'Fallon, a financial adviser with Edward Jones, recently received the Jack Phelan Award.

The Flood Prevention Districts for Madison, St. Clair and Monroe counties announced the official formation of the Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention Districts' Council and the appointment of three council members to serve as officers of the board. They are Jim Pennekamp, special assistant to SIUE's chancellor for regional economic development and executive director of University Park, will serve as president. Dan Maher, director of administration for St. Clair County, and chairman of the county's Flood Prevention District, will serve as vice president. John Conrad, editor and publisher of the Monroe County Independent and chairman of the Monroe County Flood prevention District, will serve as secretary/treasurer.

New physician Richard Gray, D.O., who served his internship at Scott Air Force Base, has received the 2009 Student Doctor of the Year Award from the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association. The award is presented to a fourth-year osteopathic medical student in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the areas of academic achievement, leadership and service to the community and the osteopathic profession.