Zentz receives Alzheimer’s award
ANDERSON — Sandy Zentz, who is retiring from Community Hospital Anderson this month, recently received a lifetime recognition award from the Alzheimer’s Association. Only two other people in Indiana have received this award.
Zentz was touched by Alzheimer’s when her father was diagnosed with it and eventually passed away. She saw a need in Madison County for special care for these patients and their families. While working as a nurse in the former Extended Care department 16 years ago, Zentz started Community Anderson’s Alzheimer’s support group. Soon after this group began, the hospital recognized the need for further care for Alzheimer’s patients and opened Monticello House.
Ballard named service coordinator
MUNCIE — Amy Ballard will assume a new position as service coordinator for the Bridges of Indiana Muncie office, serving Muncie, Delaware County and the surrounding nine counties.
Ballard has more than 15 years of experience working in social services. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from Indiana University East in Richmond.
She plans to become a licensed social worker and prepare for graduate school for a master’s in social work. Ballard and her family reside in Losantville.
Collins named director at Bridges
MUNCIE — Randall Collins, formerly of Fairmount, has assumed his new position as director of the Muncie office of Bridges of Indiana, serving Muncie-Delaware County and the surrounding nine counties.
Collins has nearly 20 years of experience working in social services and management. He earned his bachelor of science degree in sociology, psychology and athletic training and a master’s of science in management from Indiana Wesleyan University. He plans to complete his doctorate in organizational leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University.
Collins lives in Marion.