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Posted on Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 5:15 a.m.

People & achievements in the greater Ann Arbor area, including Charles Reinhart Co. and Packard Health

By Staff


Joe Peoples

From new hires and promotions to industry awards, read on to learn about achievements by businesses and individuals in the greater Ann Arbor area:

• Charles Reinhart Co., Realtors Sales Manager Joe Peoples has been elected to the Michigan Association of Realtors Finance Committee for a three-year term. The Finance Committee ensures that the Michigan Association of Realtors' financial reserves are properly allocated and oversees preparation of annual budgets that support the association's operations. In related news from Reinhart, the Ann Arbor-based company recently promoted Stacey Burmeister to design and marketing specialist for agent services. Burmeister will continue her administrative role at the Ann Arbor South Office part-time, in addition to working part-time as design and marketing specialist.

Nancy Allcroft has been appointed executive director of Packard Health. For the past 15 years, Allcroft has been president and principal of The Allcroft Group LLC, providing consulting services to the healthcare industry. She replaces Thomas D. Biggs, who has been serving as interim executive director. Packard Health Inc. is a nonprofit family care practice with offices on Packard Road and on North Maple Road in Ann Arbor.

• Metro Consulting Associates, based in metro Detroit, has hired Thomas J. Covert as a senior project manager, focused on serving clients throughout Southeast Michigan in the residential, retail and municipal land development markets. Covert is registered landscape architect and a certified land planner. He is a resident of Dexter.

• The University of Michigan Health System, based in Ann Arbor, and Trinity Health-Michigan, based in Novi, have signed a new master affiliation agreement that paves the way for cooperation between the two health systems that officials hope will benefit patients around the state. The goal is to use the complementary strengths and geographic location of UMHS and Trinity-Michigan services to help patients get the care they need. UMHS has three hospitals in Ann Arbor and a network of primary care and specialty outpatient centers in three counties. Trinity Health's presence extends from Saint Joseph Mercy Health System in the metro Detroit area with hospitals in Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Howell, Livonia, Pontiac, Port Huron and Saline; up to Grayling and Cadillac in northern Lower Michigan, and to the west with Mercy Health in Grand Rapids and Muskegon. Both health systems will now contribute members to a leadership group that will approve all proposed cooperative agreements and to teams that will work on specific proposals.

Domino's Pizza, headquartered in Ann Arbor, is partnering with the National Fire Protection Association to provide fire prevention and safety tips on pizza boxes throughout the month of March. To see some of those tips, visit

Ann Arbor SPARK, a public-private partnership whose mission is to advance economic development in the greater Ann Arbor region, recently finalized the agreement to assume management of business attraction efforts for the Economic Development Council of Livingston County. As part of those efforts, Ann Arbor SPARK hired economic development professional Jay Bahr, who will serve as a business development manager for Livingston County.

• After 20 years of providing professional blind cleaning, repair and custom blinds to thousands of customers across Washtenaw, Wayne and Oakland Counties, SFS Services is now Aria On-Site. Sporting new truck logos and uniforms and a new website at, the company's brand image change was effective March 1.

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