Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Juneau entrepreneur Dan MacLeod is the National Federation of Independent Business' state Small-Business Champion of the Year for 2006. The honor was awarded May 16.

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MacLeod, a professional accountant for 30 years, opened his own firm, R. Daniel MacLeod CPA, in Juneau in 1987. He is chairman of the Juneau Area Action Council.

His civic and community involvement includes membership in the Alliance for Juneau's Future and the Juneau Chamber of Commerce, and preparing Christmas boxes for needy families for the last eight years.


Jeffrey Lawrence, chief physical therapist at the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium's Juneau Medical Center, received the 2006 Therapist Junior Officer of the Year award, a national honor from the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

Lawrence is being recognized for his significant contribution to clinical health care or health care delivery.

The award was presented during the first week of May at the U.S. Public Health Services Commissioned Officers Association meeting in Denver.


Shad Engkilterra was promoted on May 6 to the role of Southeast district director for the American Red Cross in Juneau. Engkilterra will spearhead efforts for the Southeast Alaska region.

Engkilterra began working with the American Red Cross as a member of the Greater Kalamazoo Area's Health and Safety instructor team in Michigan. In August 2004, he moved to Anchorage to become the health and safety manager for the Alaska chapter.

For more information on programs and services provided by the American Red Cross of Alaska, contact the Juneau office at 463-5713.


Gail Napiha'a, a Juneau resident, was named to the 2005 fall and 2006 spring semester dean's lists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The dean's honor roll includes the students earning grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher for the semester. Napiha'a is enrolled in a master's program, focusing upon rural development.

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