NAI Horizon adds SE Valley expert to Phoenix team

NAI Horizon kicks off 2019 by adding to its team of experienced professionals with the hiring of Joan Krueger, former Vice Mayor of Gilbert, Arizona.

Krueger will focus on office, retail, light industrial, and land in the vibrant Southeast Valley. She brings experience working in local government after spending four years on the Gilbert Town Council including a year as Vice Mayor; and six years with the Gilbert Planning Commission.

Krueger joins NAI Horizon after four years at Bliss Realty and Investments. Prior to that she worked at JHA Properties and REMAX Commercial. For more than 30 years Krueger worked in the tech sector in international business development.

“I am delighted that we are able to add Joan to our NAI team,” said Terry Martin-Denning, Principal and CEO of NAI Horizon. “Her unique and diverse background combined with her relationships in the East Valley make her a great fit.”

Solera Health appoints chief medical officer

Solera Health today announced that the former chief medical officer of the U.S. Medicaid program, Andrey Ostrovsky, MD, will be joining the company as its chief medical officer and vice president of behavioral health. Solera has continued to expand its platform capabilities to support a diverse ecosystem of community and digital network partners, while matching health plan members to a curated network of chronic condition prevention and management, social determinants of health and behavioral health providers. In his new position, Dr. Ostrovsky will play a significant role in shaping the next phase of the company’s strategic evolution which will include an emphasis on behavioral health and substance use disorder.

Dr. Ostrovsky brings to the role a wealth of healthcare policy, technology, operations, and behavioral health experience. Most recently, he was responsible for leading an addiction treatment center, Concerted Care Group, situated at the front lines of the opioid use disorder crisis in Baltimore, Maryland. Previously he held an executive position at the U.S. Medicaid program, the nation’s largest health insurer, with an annual budget of almost $600 billion and coverage of almost 75 million low-income Americans and people with disabilities.

W.E. O’Neil Construction Company adds two key players

W.E. O’Neil announced the addition of Matt Carosi to its team of construction professionals. Matt will serve in the role of Project Engineer/Assistant Superintendent in its Phoenix office.

Matt graduated from John Carroll University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, as well as, the Columbus Culinary Institute at the Bradford School with an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts. Matt brings enthusiasm and unique experience to W.E. O’Neil with his professional work in equipment engineering and project management for a local firm.

W.E. O’Neil also added Brandon Ver Steeg in the role of Project Superintendent in the Phoenix office.

Brandon’s diverse background includes more than 20 years of experience in the local construction market, where he has served in similar roles for other construction companies. Brandon has a proven history in all aspects of on-site construction administration and supervision resulting in delivering safe, fast-track, profitable, high quality and complex projects. His extensive experience includes mixed-use, hospitality, commercial, healthcare and many of the markets W.E. O’Neil serves. 

Amendola Communications adds account director.

Amendola Communications, a nationally recognized, award-winning healthcare and technology public relations and marketing agency, today announced that Rachael Britnell has joined the agency as account director.

Britnell specializes in health IT brand marketing and creative and strategic campaign planning, management and implementation. Well-versed in content marketing, media relations and social media, Britnell is a perfect fit with Amendola’s emphasis on digital marketing and lead generation.

“What impressed us about Rachael was her strong ability to communicate our clients’ brand messages. She’s a pro at driving awareness,” said CEO Jodi Amendola. “Like the rest of our team, she also has a strong background in and knowledge of the healthcare technology industry.”