People on the move, 12/19/13

Dr. Laurie Brion has joined the dental staff at Interfaith Community Health Center, where she will provide care to adults who will qualify for Medicaid’s expanded adult dental  coverage, which becomes effective Jan 1. Brion is a graduate of the University of Washington’s School of Dentistry.

She was in private practice in Bellingham for 11 years and, most recently, was affiliated with the dental program at Bellingham Technical College, both as a teacher and a practicing dentist. Additionally, she has four years’ experience at Yakima Valley Migrant Farmworkers Clinic and worked briefly at the Swinomish Tribal Dental Clinic.

Interfaith Community Health Center can be reached at 360-676-6177.

Karlee Deatherage has joined Lehman McShane Strategies as a policy assistant to the company’s managing partners, Cathy Lehman and Lisa McShane. Deatherage is a graduate of Western Washington University and holds a degree in environmental planning and policy from Huxley College.

She was most recently the coordinated campaign manager in the Whatcom Wins campaign, where she worked to coordinate four candidate campaigns, nine staff members and 359 volunteers during therecent Whatcom County Council races. She directly managed a team that made more than 47,000 phone calls and contacted more than 42,000 voters at their doors.

Lehman McShane Strategies can be reached at 360-224-8877.

Evan Marczynski has been named associate editor of The Bellingham Business Journal and Marczynski has been a member of the BBJ’s staff since January 2012, when he began a stint as an editorial intern. He was hired as a staff reporter three months later.

Originally from Pullman, Wash., Marczynski moved to Bellingham in 2005. He graduated from Western Washington University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Marczynski can be reached at 360-647-8805, Ext. 5052, or

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