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Museum of Idaho welcomes new member

Carolyn Harwood has joined the Museum of Idaho’s board of trustees.

Harwood is a loan officer at Washington Federal in Idaho Falls. She has worked with Washington Federal for nearly two years as a customer service representative, personal banker, and loan officer, a museum news release said. She is a member of the Idaho Mortgage Lender Association and the Greater Idaho Falls Realtor Association. She graduated from Idaho State University in 2015 with a degree in political science.

“I believe the Museum is a wonderful resource in our community for all ages,” Harwood said in the release. “I am excited to be involved at such a foundational point in the history of the Museum. With the current expansion underway, and the wonderful world premiere of the Discover Steampunk exhibit, I could not think of a better time to be involved.”

The museum’s Board of Trustees is comprised of 16 executives, educators, and prominent locals who are collectively responsible for overseeing the institution’s strategic direction and operations. Board members serve three-year terms.

Fall River Electric elects new board representatives

Brent Robson and Dede Draper were re-elected to Fall River Electric’s board on June 16 during the utility’s annual meeting. Newcomer Brent “Husk” Crowther also was elected to the board.

Robson represents members in the Tetonia area of Teton Valley while Draper represents those in the Ashton and southern Fremont County area, a co-op news release said. Crowther was the top vote-getter in a seven-way race for the board position representing owner-members who live in Madison and Jefferson counties. The Madison-Jefferson race was a result of 15-year board member Dan Skene not being eligible for re-election due to having reached the term limits specified in the cooperative’s bylaws.

Crowther has lived in the Rexburg area for over 16 years and is president of Civilize, a consulting engineering firm based in Rexburg, the release said. He has an MBA in strategy and finance in addition to being a registered professional engineer. Crowther has served on the Madison Economic Partners board, the Eastern Idaho Water Rights Coalition board and also serves on the Rexburg Area Chamber of Commerce board.

Robson, of Tetonia, has served on the Fall River Electric board for six years and was a former Teton County Commissioner. He is self-employed in the gravel and excavation business.

Draper has been on the board for nearly four years and serves as its secretary/treasurer, chairwoman of the Administrative Committee and a representative and board member of the Idaho Consumer Owned Utilities Association.

All three elected board members will each fill a three-year term extending into mid 2021 and will join the other seven members that comprise the board charged with overseeing the co-op’s business affairs and ensuring it remains financially sound.

ISU hires Health Education director

POCATELLO — The Idaho State University Institute of Rural Health in the Kasiska Division of Health Sciences has hired Diana Campanella Schow to head an area health education center, created to improve access to primary care in southeast Idaho’s underserved and rural communities.

Schow took the helm this spring as center director of the Southeast Idaho Area Health Education Center on the ISU campus, a university news release said. The center, one of three in the state, will serve 24 counties in the region and promote interdisciplinary training for ISU health professions students and continuing education resources for working health practitioners. Its Area Health Education Center Scholars Program will provide health professions students with specific opportunities to focus on rural and underserved communities.

Schow holds a doctorate in physical activity and public health from Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, where she served as a research associate and graduated magna cum laude in 2017. She also holds master’s degrees in medical anthropology and health education from ISU, and a bachelor’s degree in mass communications/public relations from University of Utah.

Schow, who’s been affiliated with ISU since 2002, has served as coordinator of the Hispanic Health Projects, a grants specialist, and an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and ISU Honors Program.