Making Good: Idaho job changes, recognition and other achievements © 2013 Idaho StatesmanJuly 9, 2013 


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Cisco Systems Inc. has donated $200,000 worth of information-technology equipment to the School of Technology on the Boise campus of Stevens-Henager College.

Students will use the equipment for hands-on classroom learning. The donation includes routers, PoE (power over Ethernet) blades, servers, Wi-Fi equipment, VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) phones, Cisco catalyst switches and other equipment. Cisco regularly donates surplus equipment to its Networking Academies.

The school's associate dean is Glenn Pfautsch, a Cisco-certified Networking Academy instructor for 15 years. Academy status enables the school to have access to the most current curricula, textbooks, lab equipment and other academic resources at no charge. Students are also able to receive discounted fees for Cisco certifications when they score well on certification exams.

Stevens-Henager College offers 10 degrees in information technology, including emphases in programming, networking and information systems security. For more information, visit

Michael Caughlin, Kevin Hulsey, Rick Ogle, Dr. Richard Roberge and Julie Taylor have been added to The College of Idaho board of trustees.

Caughlin, a 1974 graduate of the college, is a former executive who spent more than 35 years working for the First Security Corp. and Wells Fargo. He retired in 2011 as an executive vice president for Wells Fargo, with operational oversight of 6,000 storefronts. He also played a role in Wells Fargo's expansion into the East Coast and southeastern U.S.

Hulsey, class of 1988, is the founder and CEO of RehabAuthority. He has served on the board of directors of several American Physical Therapy sections, filled leadership roles with the Idaho Physical Therapy Association, received the American Physical Therapy Association's Emerging Leader Award and served as a rehabilitation consultant for C of I athletics.

Ogle, class of 1966, is an adviser for The Ogle Co., which provides personalized advice for individuals and their personal, financial and religious activities. His career includes nearly 20 years at Ore-Ida Foods and 17 years as president and owner of the Office Environment Co. in Boise.

Roberge, chairman of the Idaho Board of Health and Welfare, has been a medical professional for half a century. Roberge opened his own practice in Caldwell in 1969. He has served on the Caldwell School Board and as president of the Caldwell Rotary Club.

Taylor is the CEO of West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell. She previously served as chief operating officer at Medical Center of Aurora in Colorado. Taylor also is a board member and chair of the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce, a board member of the United Way-Treasure Valley and a Leadership Circle member of the Caldwell YMCA Strong Kids campaign.

The trustees will serve four-year terms beginning July 1. The board forms the executive arm of the Caldwell liberal arts college's administration along with President Marv Henberg.


Anna Pratt, Jessica Fernandez, Meghan Fulcher, Greg Casey Jr., Max Head, Sean Rinehart, John Loebs and Luke Kilcup have been selected by U.S. Sen. Jim Risch from around Idaho to serve as summer interns in four of his Senate offices. The interns have the opportunity to engage in the national level of government while assisting with constituent services and legislative research.

In the Washington, D.C. office:

Pratt is a sophomore at the University of Idaho and is a native of Blackfoot. She is pursuing a degree in agricultural science as well as leadership and communication. She is a cowgirl, having worked at Pratt Land Cattle as a ranch hand for more than a decade. She is the daughter of Mark and Wendy Pratt.

Fernandez is a senior at Idaho State University and a native of Pocatello. She is double majoring in sociocultural anthropology and sociology with plans to attend law school at the University of Idaho. Fernandez works as a floral designer at Dellart Floral in Pocatello and has completed internships at Walt Disney World and the University of Fairbanks. She is the daughter of Robbin DePew.

Fulcher is a graduate of Boise State University and is a native of Meridian. She studied international business and Mandarin Chinese at Boise State. Fulcher has served previously as an assistant to Idaho Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis and is the daughter of State Sen. Russ Fulcher and Kara Fulcher.

Casey is a junior at Hamp-den-Sydney College and is a native of Alexandria, Va. He is pursuing a degree in English with a minor in history. He previously served Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo as a summer intern. He is the son of Greg and Julia Casey.

Head is a senior at Boise State University and a native of Boise. He is pursuing a degree in international business with a minor in Spanish business. Head has interned previously at the Idaho Department of Commerce and as a Latin American market research intern at Scentsy Inc. in Meridian. He is the son of Alan and Patty Head.

Rinehart, who will intern in the Boise office, is a senior at the University of Idaho and a native of Nampa. He is pursuing a double major in political science and economics with plans to apply for law school. He is the son of Mike and Suzanne Rinehart.

Loebs, who will intern in the Twin Falls office, is a sophomore at Middlebury College and is a native of Twin Falls. He is considering a major in classical studies and enjoys reading and traveling. He is the son of Grant and Anne Loebs.

Kilcup, who will intern in the Coeur d'Alene office, is a sophomore at North Idaho College and a native of Gig Harbor, Wash. He is studying pre-law curriculum and economics. He has interned previously at the office of U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho. He is the son of David and Stacy Kilcup.


Mark McKellar and Susan Morris have joined, and John Culbreth has rejoined, the board of directors of the Idaho Foodbank.

McKellar has been president of the North American Food Group at the J.R. Simplot Co. since 2010. The New Zealand native has worked for the Boise company since 1995 in Australia and Idaho. He started as plant manager in Tasmania and later was named to Simplot Australia's Board of Management as executive general manager-operations. In 2003, he was named executive general manager-food service, and in 2007 he took on the additional responsibility of the Emerging Business Division.

Before Simplot, McKellar worked for Foster's Brewing Group in Australia. He has a degree in biotechnology and a master's degree in business administration.

Morris is Intermountain Division president of Albertsons. She began her career with Albertsons in Denver in 1985 while attending Colorado State University. After graduation, she took a job at the Denver division office. Morris worked through positions of increasing responsibility in the Denver area and Northern California until she was named the company's corporate grocery sales director in Boise.

Morris later became president of bakery and operations, and upon the sale of some of Albertsons Inc.'s assets to Supervalu in 2006, she became vice president of customer satisfaction. When she left Supervalu to join the Southwest division of Albertson's LLC, she was senior vice president of sales and merchandising. Her most recent prior role with Albertson's LLC was president of marketing and merchandising. She was named president of the Intermountain Division in March.

Culbreth has rejoined the Idaho Foodbank Board of Directors after a three-year absence. Culbreth, a senior finance director at Micron Technology, initially served on the board from 2003 to 2009 as treasurer, chairman of the finance committee and chairman-elect.

He resigned when he was transferred to Singapore, then rejoined upon his return.

In Asia, apart from his work with Micron on two assignments, Culbreth also served in leadership positions on the Singapore American School board for six years.

Scott Blades, a student pursuing a master's of business administration degree at Boise State University, is the Idaho Foodbank's first board fellow in a new partnership with Boise State's MBA program to provide an opportunity for a student to have a board experience with a nonprofit.

Blades has a bachelor of science degree in molecular biology and biochemistry and a master of science degree in plant science.

He has completed the International Trade Certificate Program at Boise State.

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