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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2012 6:00 am

New hires

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures has hired Ben Collinsworth as museum outreach educator. In this role he will bring the museum to classrooms for a multi-sensory experience. Collinsworth is pursuing certification in Elementary Education at NAU Tucson, with an emphasis on preschool to second grade.

John Dunne has joined Rosemont Copper as plant maintenance planner. Dunne is experienced in the mining, technology, engineering and maintenance fields. He will be responsible for insuring that all equipment operates efficiently, as well as promoting the safe use of equipment in the workplace. Before joining Rosemont, Dunne was with Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold in Morenci. Dunne holds a bachelor’s of science degree from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and a master’s of arts degree in administrative management from Western New Mexico University.

James Dinkle has been hired as director for the Central Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation (CAREDF). Dinkle has 24 years experience in economic development. Dinkle was previously president of Dubois Strong in Jasper, Ind. CAREDF is a nonprofit corporation designed as a regional partnership between the public and private sectors. The corporation’s purpose is to improve and promote the economies of Casa Grande, Coolidge, Eloy and Pinal County through job creation.

Dr. Esther Sternberg has joined the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine as director of research. She also joins the faculty of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and the UA College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (CALA), where she will establish and direct the Institute on Place and Well-Being. Sternberg comes to Tucson with her research team and program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md. She has a medical degree and trained in rheumatology at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and was on the faculty at Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., before joining the National Institutes of Health.

Regier Carr & Monroe, LLP has hired Steven A. Ivanoff as a staff accountant. Ivanoff will be responsible for preparation of income tax returns, tax compliance and planning, audit, review and compilation services and general accounting. Ivanoff earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Concordia University in Seward, Neb.

Home Instead Senior Care-Tucson has hired Julie Stafford as community relations manager. Stafford will be responsible for presenting information to the healthcare community and related fields regarding the service offerings of Home Instead Senior Care. Before joining Home Instead Senior Care, Stafford worked in the senior care industry in a variety of senior living and hospice settings.

Kittle Design and Construction has hired Preston Godfrey as a document specialist. Godfrey is an architect and LEED Accredited Professional who ensures LEED compliance and complete project documentation on Kittle’s commercial construction projects.


Dr. Iman Hakim, dean and professor of the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona, has been appointed chair of the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission (ABRC). Hakim was appointed to the ABRC Commission by Gov. Jan Brewer in December 2011. Hakim is internationally known for her translational research and work on the role of phytochemicals such as green tea and limonene in modulation of oxidative damage and prevention of chronic diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases. She has been the principal investigator of several large-scale, behavior change interventions and clinical trials. The wide scope and significance of her work can be seen in the range of her current other academic appointments at the University of Arizona, which include the Arizona Cancer Center, the Sarver Heart Center, the College of Medicine and the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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