New pediatrician, director of clinic operations

In the photo: Andrea Boettger, Turner Hall; Dr. Obehi Okojie, Brie Taralson, New Ulm Medical Center; Terri Budahn, Kohl’s Wheelborg Chevrolet; Lori Kollmann, Citizen’s Bank.

NEW ULM — The Willkommen Committee of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce stopped at the New Ulm Medical Center Allina Health to welcome Dr. Obehi Okojie, pediatrician, and the new Director of Clinic Operations Brie Taralson.

Dr. Okojie is a Washington, D.C., native who completed her residency in Kansas City. She moved to New Ulm in August and studied for her medical board exams. After passing, she started at the New Ulm Medical Center in October. She said she preferred working with children because of their honesty and listening skills.

Brie Taralson has just moved to New Ulm from Fargo. She oversees the clinic and gives support to providers and nursing staff. She attended Luther College earning a degree in chemistry and political science and also studied health administration. She grew up in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and spent a lot of time in Iowa. She says one thing that drew her to New Ulm was the Heart of New Ulm project.