HAGERSTOWN, Md. —Eric Eichelberger, a native of Hagerstown, has been named assistant general manager of Younger Motorcars Inc., which includes Younger Toyota, Younger Mitsubishi and Volvo Cars Hagerstown.
His responsibilities are to assist the general manager in the oversight of daily operations and controls of the sales and service departments, setting and reaching department sales and profit objectives, and increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Eichelberger began his career with Younger in 2007 as a business manager.
WVU Medicine welcomes oncologist to cancer center
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and University Health Associates welcome Dr. Sowmini Medavaram, hematologist/oncologist, to the medical staff of the WVU Cancer Institute in Martinsburg.
Medavaram will provide hematology/oncology care at both Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center. She also serves as an assistant professor for the WVU School of Medicine.
WVU Medicine welcomes obstetrician, gynecologist
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and University Healthcare Physicians (UHP) announce the addition of Dr. Erin E. Miller, obstetrician/gynecologist, to WVU Medicine OB/GYN in Martinsburg.
She is a member of the medical staff at Berkeley Medical Center and serves as an assistant professor for the WVU School of Medicine.
Berkeley Medical Center gives quality service award for July
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. —Reyian Mangontong, food/nutritional services, was recently named WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center’s Quality Service Award winner for July.
Each month, the hospital’s service award committee selects a Quality Service Award recipient. Mangontong was nominated by a patient he assisted in the hospital’s cafeteria.
“I was at the hospital for extended testing and unable to eat. I visited the cafeteria with my husband so he could eat, but later returned to get something for myself. Things were closed down at that point because it was after 2:00 p.m. Rey remembered me from my first trip to the cafeteria with my husband. I wanted a hot meal, so Rey took the time to personally fix one for me. His kindness was unexpected and truly wonderful. Rey gives a positive impression for customer service,” the patient said.
Pediatrician joins WVU Medicine Spring Mills
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine University Healthcare Physicians recently announced that Dr. Rebecca Furby, a pediatrician, has joined the staff at WVU Medicine Primary Care in Spring Mills.
An Eastern Panhandle native, Furby serves as an assistant professor for the WVU School of Medicine and is a member of the medical staff at Berkeley Medical Center.
Quarantillos join WVU Medicine primary practice
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine East and University Healthcare Physicians recently announced that Dr. Edward Paul Quarantillo III and Dr. Pamela Quarantillo have joined WVU Medicine Primary Care — Tuscarora in Martinsburg.
Paul Quarantillo is board-certified in family medicine, is an assistant professor for the WVU School of Medicine.
Pamela Quarantillo is board-certified in pediatrics and serves as an assistant professor for the WVU School of Medicine.
Prior to joining WVU Medicine, both physicians practiced in Berkeley Springs.
LaPadula named mall’s marketing coordinator
FREDERICK, Md. —Angela LaPadula has been named the new Marketing Coordinator at Francis Scott Key Mall by mall owner Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT).
In this management position, she is charged with creating and implementing strategic marketing and public relations programs that will increase the center’s visibility and help generate increased sales for its retailers. She will focus on building the social media platform for the mall and building relationships with shoppers through a broad range of customer services and special events.
PREIT announces CFO transition
PHILADELPHIA — PREIT recently announced its intention to promote Mario C. Ventresca Jr., executive vice president of operations, to executive vice president and chief financial officer.
He will replace current executive vice president and chief financial officer Bob McCadden, who will leave the company effective Dec. 31. McCadden will transition his current responsibilities to Ventresca over the balance of the year.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Central Pennsylvania has welcomed new agents.
Among them were La Shae Scalia, Bryce Barnes and Brian Gipe of the Chambersburg, Pa., office, and Kirsten Mills of the Waynesboro, Pa., office.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage operates 13 offices with approximately 600 affiliated agents in Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties in Pennsylvania.
Local insurance professional named to state board
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Insurance Commissioner Al Redmar Jr. recently appointed Blakeley Barker of Wright-Gardner Insurance Inc. to serve on the Maryland Producer Licensing Advisory Board.
The Board assists the Maryland Insurance Administration in reviewing continuing education courses, examinations, and other matters relating to the education and qualification of insurance producers.
The Life and Health Producer Licensing Advisory Board and the Property and Casualty Producer Licensing Advisory Board are filled by appointed members, all volunteers, who serve four-year terms.
Travel agent completes Tauck training
FREDERICK, Md. —Barb Cline, a travel agent from Barb Cline Travel dba/Cruise Planners in Frederick, recently completed an in-depth training program with Tauck, joining fewer than 1% of the company’s worldwide network of travel agents who have completed the program.
Cline was enrolled in the company’s agent training program Tauck Academy, and by successfully completing its curriculum, she becomes a Tauck certified agent who qualifies for special benefits and other exclusive opportunities provided by the company.
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Shenandoah hires ‘Santa Girl’ director Blayne Weaver
WINCHESTER, Va. — Director Blayne Weaver, who directed “Santa Girl” at Shenandoah University, brings Hollywood know-how to the university as the school’s first director in residence.
A resident of California, Weaver wrote, directed and starred in the award-winning thriller “Cut to the Chase” (with Lance Henriksen) and the romantic comedy “6 Month Rule” (alongside Martin Starr, Natalie Morales and John Michael Higgins). Previous films he’s written and directed include “Weather Girl” (with Mark Harmon, Jon Cryer and Jane Lynch) and “Outside Sales.” He also co-wrote and acted in “Manic” (with Don Cheadle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Weaver most recently wrote and directed “Santa Girl,” a holiday film co-produced by Shenandoah University and Los Angeles-based Capital Arts Entertainment that stars Hollywood actors Barry Bostwick and Jennifer Stone. Approximately 60 Shenandoah students were involved in the project, serving as a majority of the cast and crew.
Illumine8 founder named to 40UNDER40 list
FREDERICK, Md. — Illumine8 Marketing & PR, a marketing consultancy in Frederick, has announced that founder and chief marketing officer Christina May was recognized as a 2019 DMN 40UNDER40 honoree.
Each year, DMN — a leading resource for marketing and senior sales professionals that covers all aspects of digital and data-driven marketing analysis, research, and content — highlights “40 of the world’s best, most accomplished, high-level leaders in the business of marketing” that are under the age of 40.
WVU Medicine East names new board director
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The board of directors of WVU Medicine East, Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center recently announced the appointment of Lindsey Hash to the health system board.
Hash works for the Berkeley County prosecuting attorney’s office as a victim’s advocate. She provides a range of services for victims and witnesses of crime including advocacy and referral services. She also assists with testimony preparation, arranging meeting with prosecutors and managing arrangements for victims.
Hash, a resident of Charles Town, W.Va., was appointed to a three-year term on the WVU Medicine East board. The 15-member board includes representatives from Berkeley and Jefferson counties as well as Morgantown.
Steptoe & Johnson named to ‘Best Lawyers’ list
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Best Lawyers in America ranked Steptoe & Johnson PLLC first in the U.S. in the area of Energy Law for the fourth year in a row. Best Lawyers also included 88 firm attorneys in its 2020 rankings in practice areas including litigation, energy, oil and gas, labor, health care, tax and others. They practice throughout Steptoe & Johnson locations in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Included in the rankings from Steptoe & Johnson’s Martinsburg office are Kenneth J. Barton Jr., Tracey B. Eberling and Alyssa A. Sloan.
First United promotes Spralls to VP
OAKLAND, Md. — First United Bank & Trust has promoted Donna Spralls to vice president and community relationship manager.
Spralls has 18 years of financial services experience. Currently, she serves as manager for two different branches in Frederick, Md.
Real estate firm welcomes Waynesboro agent
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Twelve real estate agents recently affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in central Pennsylvania.
The list includes Emily Hopkins, a new agent who has joined the firm’s office in Waynesboro, Pa.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage operates 14 offices with approximately 600 affiliated agents in Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties in central Pennsylvania.
Walsh joins Shenandoah Community Health
MARTINSBURG, W.Va — Shenandoah Community Health recently hired Belinda Walsh, a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
She will join the clinical staff of SCH Behavioral Health in Charles Town W.Va. She brings over 20 years of clinical experience with her as well as training for Medication Assisted Therapy, as required by law, to prescribe medications for opioid use disorder.
WVU Medicine East welcomes neurosurgeon
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center recently announced the addition of Dr. Mark A. Lyerly to WVU Medicine Brain and Spine in Martinsburg, operated by University Health Associates.
Lyerly, a board certified neurosurgeon, is a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, an assistant professor for the WVU School of Medicine and a member of the medical staff at Berkeley Medical Center.
Vrcic joins Coldwell Banker Innovations
HAGERSTOWN, Md. —Kathy Vrcic has been added to Coldwell Banker Innovations’ roster of professional real estate agents serving Maryland and Pennsylvania.
She joined the Baldyga Group located in the firm’s Hagerstown office. She also runs a professional networking group in the Tri-State area that supports local businesses and raises funds for several nonprofit organizations. Her primary focus will be residential sales in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Brown a Chartered Financial Consultant
HAGERSTOWN, Md. —Jerred Brown of Antietam Wealth Management has earned the Chartered Financial Consultant professional designation from The American College of Financial Services.
Before joining Antietam, Brown was a financial advisor with Edward Jones and a commercial loan officer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Mathis receives regional leader award
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. —Scott Mathis, facilities manager at WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center, was recently recognized by the American Society for Health Care Engineering at its 56th annual Conference and Technical Exhibition in Baltimore.
Mathis received the ASHE’s Regional Leader Award for Region 3, which recognizes 10 people from each ASHE region for their leadership skills and commitment to the field of health care facility management through their local and/or national involvement with ASHE.
Meritus Medical Center recognizes employees
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Two nurses and a nurse’s aide from Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md., were honored recently.
• Jennifer Toman, an aide from the hospital’s operating room area, was selected as the summer 2019 winner of the Champion Nursing Assistant award. The award is given to a nursing assistant who has gone above and beyond, providing a patient with a positive health care experience. Toman’s nomination from a coworker noted, “Jen demonstrates dedication to the OR team, embodies exceptional work ethic and exhibits distinguished interpersonal skills. She is self-motivated, attentive and completes all of her duties. In an emergency situation, she is calm and collected.”
• Cathy Ware, a registered nurse serving in the infection control area, was selected as a Nurse of the Year 2019 Health Care Hero this summer by The Daily Record, based in Baltimore. The awards honor those who have made an impact on the quality of health care within Maryland and were selected by business and health care leaders. Ware and other winners were recognized at a special event held in partnership with the Maryland Hospital Association.
• May Hoffman, a registered nurse from the hospital’s critical care unit, was selected as the June 2019 Daisy Award Winner. Her nomination by a co-worker noted her recent efforts going above and beyond patient care: “May extended her compassion to an elderly man whom she met in a grocery store parking lot. The man was lost, but was wearing a visitor badge from Meritus Medical Center which provided her his name. When she asked about visiting the hospital, he was able to tell her that his wife was a patient in the hospital, but upon leaving the campus, he became confused. May immediately got on the phone, called the resource nurse in her unit and was able to connect to the man’s daughter who was still at the hospital. May stayed with the gentleman until his daughter arrived.”
Palliative care now offered at Western Maryland Health
CUMBERLAND, Md. — Western Maryland Health System recently welcomed palliative care physician Dr. Benjamin Goldstein, who has been practicing since mid-August in the Medical Arts Center.
Palliative care is specialized care provided for someone with a serious life-limiting illness at any stage — not necessarily just at the end of life. It provides patients time to get a good idea of the process of the disease they have.
In addition to discussions and spending time making decisions, Goldstein also helps with symptom management and works with curative treatment for patients with diseases like cancer and heart failure.
Coldwell Banker Premier agent earns certification
FRONT ROYAL, Va. —Melinda Ball with Coldwell Banker Premier recently earned the Pricing Strategy Advisor certification. The National Association of Realtors offers the PSA certification to realtors, as determining property values depends on professional expertise and competence, the best use of technology, and a commitment to approach the pricing assignment from various perspectives.
The required course for the PSA certification provides realtors with knowledge and skills to select appropriate comparables and make accurate adjustments, guide sellers and buyers through the details of comparative market analyses and the underlying pricing principles that inform them, and interact effectively with appraisers.
Ball can be reached at Coldwell Banker Premier’s Front Royal office.
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McGarrah joins bank office in Martinsburg
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — BCT-Bank of Charles Town recently announced the appointment of Kim McGarrah as relationship banker of its Martinsburg, W.Va., office.
McGarrah will be responsible for developing business in the Martinsburg market as well as leading the Martinsburg banking team and their branch operations.
Greenbeck joins First United Bank & Trust
HAGERSTOWN, Md. —Denise E. Greenbeck has been named community relationship manager at First United Bank and Trust’s Emerald Pointe Community Office in Hagerstown.
Greenbeck has more than seven years of financial services experience. She began her financial services career as a branch banking team leader in the Baltimore area. She moved on to commercial branch manager, where she successfully helped local businesses reach their goals, before coming to First United.
Lewis joins Coldwell Banker Premier
WINCHESTER, Va. —Nicole Lewis has joined Coldwell Banker Premier as a sales associate.
Originally from New York, Lewis’ career background includes 20 years working in the hospitality industry.
Real estate agents honored
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The 2019 Real Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals report has recognized multiple agents and teams affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as being among the most successful in the central Pennsylvania area.
Among them were Kim Mills of the Waynesboro office, who ranked No. 82 for top real estate agent by transaction sides.
Holt joins Orrstown Bank
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Orrstown Financial Services Inc., the parent company of Orrstown Bank and Wheatland Advisors Inc., recently announced that Christopher D. Holt has joined Orrstown as executive vice president and market pesident for the Maryland Region.
Holt will be responsible for managing all business lines in Orrstown’s Maryland market.
Statler honored in 30 under 30 list
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC recently announced that Jake Statler, affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Central Pennsylvania, has been named to the Coldwell Banker 30 Under 30 list for 2019. Statler is affiliated with the Greencastle, Pa., office.
Statler, 26, said he started in real estate because he wanted a profession that would turn into a career and allow him to earn income based on results. He has been affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Central Pennsylvania since 2016.
Rzomp named to F&M Trust’s board
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. —Kimberly Rzomp recently was appointed a director of Franklin Financial Services Corp. and F&M Trust.
As a Class A director of the corporation, she will serve a term to expire at the annual meeting of shareholders in 2020. With her appointment to the Board of Directors, Rzomp was named a member of the Audit Committee. Franklin Financial is the bank holding company of F&M Trust.
Rzomp is vice president and chief financial officer at WellSpan-Summit Health, where she has worked since 1983.
Buck named to college board
CUMBERLAND, Md. —Mirjhana Buck, first vice president – investment officer with Boggs Wealth Management of Wells Fargo Advisors, has been named to the board of trustees of Allegany College of Maryland.
Through ACM’s early college (or dual enrollment) program, Buck attended the college while a junior and senior at Allegany High School. She transferred a semester’s worth of general education courses to the Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
Her mother, Deborah “Debbie” Boggs, is a graduate of the college’s dental hygiene program. The Boggs family established the Dorothy and David Roberson Dental Hygiene Memorial Scholarship at ACM in 2009.
Berkeley Medical Center nurse receives leader award
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A registered nurse at WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center has been selected as a Future of Nursing WV Emerging Nurse Leader Award winner.
Jan Augusta Nieves serves as Berkeley Medical Center’s substance use recovery coordinator and has worked in various departments of the hospital for nearly 20 years.
Nieves and colleagues formed Healthcare Advocates for Recovery Inc. (HART) in 2016, a group aimed at bringing the community together to support the treatment and prevention of substance use disorder.
WVU Medicine welcomes child, adolescent psychiatrist
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and University Healthcare Physicians recently announced the addition of Dr. Samira Khan, psychiatrist, to WVU Medicine Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry in Martinsburg.
A member of the Berkeley Medical Center medical staff, Khan serves as an assistant professor of medicine at the WVU School of Medicine. She specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Martinsburg practice.
WVU Medicine Martinsburg practice welcomes physician
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine East and University Healthcare Physicians welcome Dr. Sarika Bagree, board-certified internist, to the physician staff at WVU Medicine Internal Medicine in Martinsburg.
Bagree, who has been practicing at WVU Medicine Primary Care in Inwood since April 2018, is a member of the Berkeley Medical Center medical staff.
WVU Medicine East appoints Behavioral Health Director
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. —Sally Anne Schneider has been named director of behavioral health services for WVU Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center.
In her new role with WVU Medicine East, Schneider will oversee both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health for the Eastern Panhandle including mental health, addictions and crisis evaluation. She will focus on developing an integrated service line that benefits both internal health system and community partners.
WVU Medicine welcomes orthopedic surgeon
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and University Healthcare Physicians announce the addition of Dr. Dwight Kemp, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, to WVU Medicine Orthopedics at Spring Mills.
For the past 25 years, Kemp has been in private practice. His special interests include sports injuries, shoulder joint replacement, hip and knee replacement and general orthopedic surgery.
WVU Medicine welcomes psychiatrist
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and University Healthcare Physicians announce the addition of Dr. Raja Mogallapu, psychiatrist, to WVU Medicine Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry in Martinsburg.
Mogallapu is a member of the Berkeley Medical Center medical staff and serves as an assistant professor of medicine at the WVU School of Medicine. In addition to general psychiatry, he specializes in neurologically based behavioral issues including traumatic brain injury and dementia.
Pediatricians join WVU in Martinsburg, Spring Mills
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine and University Healthcare Physicians recently announced that three new pediatricians have joined the medical staff at Berkeley Medical Center and are practicing in Berkeley County.
Dr. Urooj Khan and Dr. Rebecca Lee have both joined WVU Medicine Pediatrics — Martinsburg. Dr. Mohammad Saeed has joined WVU Medicine Primary Care — Spring Mills.
F&M Trust announces new hires, promotions
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — F&M Trust has announced some recent hires and promotions:
• Cynthia Marconi is assistant vice president, treasury manager. In her new position, Marconi is responsible for actively contributing to the efforts to grow both deposits and noninterest income by offering treasury management services to existing and prospective customers, leading the bank’s treasury team and maintaining a relationship with the bank’s third-party merchant services and credit card program vendors, Basys and Elan respectively.
The Greencastle resident is based in F&M Trust’s corporate headquarters in Chambersburg.
• Brian Reidell is a deposit product officer. In his new position, Reidell is responsible for growing deposits, managing the bank’s cost of funds and providing direction in the pricing and marketing of F&M Trust’s deposit products. Reidell reports directly to Timothy G. Henry, the president and CEO of F&M Trust. Reidell is based in the F&M Trust corporate headquarters in Chambersburg.
Adesina to lead Hood’s Georgetown Hill Lab School
FREDERICK, Md. —Emily Kraatz Adesina has been named director of the Georgetown Hill Lab School at Hood College.
In the spring, Hood’s Onica Prall Child Development Laboratory School partnered with Georgetown Hill Early School for the 2019-20 school year to extend the lab school’s hours, add to the curriculum and provide after-school programs.
Gable receives distinguished alumni award
CUMBERLAND, Md. — Allegany College of Maryland and the ACM Alumni Association have announced that Heather Gable is the inaugural recipient of the ACM Distinguished Alumni Award.
The ACM Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes Allegany Community College/Allegany College of Maryland graduates who exhibit excellence in their career, dedication to their communities and support of the college.
Gable, chair of Frostburg State University’s Department of Nursing, received her Associate of Science in nursing in 1997 and Associate of Science in general studies in 1999 from ACM.
Maryland state delegate names legislative aide
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Del. Paul D. Corderman has welcomed Mary Teal Medina as his new legislative aide.
Medina graduated from Liberty University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in government and politics and a minor in business administration. Most recently, she has worked as the marketing Director for Chick-fil-A in Hagerstown and will continue her employment with Chick-fil-A during her time as legislative aide.
Alter joins board of Mount St. Mary’s
EMMITSBURG, Md. —Wayne “Trey” Alter III of Hagerstown, Md., has begun a four-year term on the Mount St. Mary’s University Board of Trustees.
Alter serves as president and CEO of Hagerstown-based Dynamark Security Centers. He is responsible for strategic planning, operational resource planning and overall performance of the firm and is credited with leading multiple acquisitions, and developing new technologies for the industry.
Shockey named Patriot retail business development officer
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Patriot Federal Credit Union recently appointed of Kim Shockey of Waynesboro, Pa., as a retail business development officer.
Shockey has more than 20 years of banking experience, with particular emphasis on sales strategies, lead generation and business development.
Hagerstown Allstate owner gets grant for charity
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Allstate agency owner/financial specialist Princess Fagan recently secured a $500 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grant to support 29 11 Inc.’s
efforts to see a world where children thrive in their own community and grow to impact future generations.
29 11 Inc. is one of thousands of organizations this year to receive Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grants secured by agency owners, personal financial representatives and licensed sales professionals on behalf of the nonprofits where they volunteer. The grants support organizations addressing domestic violence, youth empowerment, disaster preparedness, hunger and other causes.
Shepherd professor presents at conference, wins award
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. —Jennifer L. Penland, director of Shepherd University’s School of Education, attended the fourth Canadian International Conference on Advances in Education, Teaching and Technology 2019 at the University of Toronto.
Penland presented a paper titled “Exploring Fractal Imagery to Promote Culturally Responsive Dialogue and Healing: An Indigenous Focus,” which will be published in the conference proceedings in the fall.
Penland was awarded best presenter in her session, Studies of Teaching and Learning, and served as a session chair for Education and Teaching in Different Lands.
Shenandoah welcomes Muslim community coordinator
WINCHESTER, Va. —Hanaa Unus has joined Shenandoah University as chaplain and Muslim community coordinator.
Unus started July 29 in the Office of Spiritual Life on the university’s main campus in Winchester. She is the first clergy person in the school’s nearly 150-year history who does not identify as Christian.
Unus will work with both Muslim and non-Muslim students to address their spiritual care and needs. Unus will collaborate with the Center for Islam in the Contemporary World opened on Shenandoah’s Loudoun campus at Scholar Plaza in support of its goals to promote teaching, acceptance, research and recruitment of Islamic studies, principles and students.
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Coldwell Banker Premier welcomes King-Kulik
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. —Brieanna King-Kulik has joined Coldwell Banker Premier as a sales associate.
King-Kulik is the current Mrs. Virginia United States 2019, which keeps her involved in the community. She is the founder of a children’s volunteering club called Little Hands Big Hearts, as well as the Brieanna Project, which promotes awareness and help for individuals with eating disorders.
Coldwell Banker Premier offers residential and commercial property sales and leasing services. The firm has offices in Winchester and Front Royal, Va.; and in Martinsburg, Berkeley Springs and Shepherdstown, W.Va.
F&M Trust announces new hires and promotions
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa — F&M Trust recently announced four staff changes.
• Miriam DeFehr has been promoted to relationship manager with the bank’s treasury department. In her new position, she is responsible for contributing to the efforts to grow treasury management services, commercial loans and noninterest income, achieving established sales and customer service goals and demonstrating a commitment to community involvement, among other duties. She is based in Carlisle, Pa.
• Alicia Beecher has been promoted to assistant community office manager of the bank’s Carlisle Crossing office in Pennsylvania. She previously served as a floating financial services representative for F&M Trust’s Cumberland County, Pa., market. In her new position, Beecher is responsible for servicing the financial needs of F&M Trust customers, growing and deepening the bank’s customer and community relationships and leading the team at the Carlisle Crossing Community Office.
• Jenny Spriggs was promoted to community office manager for the bank’s community office in Orbisonia, Pa., where she previously held the position of lead financial services representative. In her new role, Spriggs is responsible for fostering both customer and noncustomer relationships, representing F&M Trust within the local community and leading team members at the Orbisonia community office.
• Cynthia Marconi has been hired as assistant vice president and treasury manager. Marconi, who has more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry, is rejoining the bank from Strait Steel Inc. Prior to Strait Steel, Marconi worked as the assistant vice president, community office manager for F&M Trust’s Greencastle and Marion, Pa., offices. She is based in F&M Trust’s Memorial Square office in Chambersburg.
First United promotes Small to VP, senior wealth advisor
OAKLAND, Md. — First United Bank & Trust promoted Shane M. Small to vice president and senior wealth advisor serving the Washington County, Md., and Franklin County, Pa., markets.
In addition, Small maintains several relationships within West Virginia, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Surgeons join WVU Medicine Surgery at Spring Mills
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine University Healthcare Physicians recently announced that Dr. Hannah McKeever and Dr. Mazin Shackour have joined the physician staff at WVU Medicine Surgery Berkeley at Spring Mills.
McKeever, a board-certified general surgeon, has special interests in advanced laparoscopic surgery, breast surgery and endoscopy.
Shackour, a board-certified general surgeon and fellow of the American College of Surgeons, has special interests in trauma and robotic/laparoscopic surgery. He has extensive training in robotic surgery, specifically the da Vinci Surgical System.
Both physicians are members of the medical staff at Berkeley Medical Center and are accepting new patients at the Spring Mills Medical Building.
Orrstown Financial names Brugger exec VP and CFO
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Orrstown Financial Services Inc., the parent company of Orrstown Bank and Wheatland Advisors Inc., recently announced that Thomas R. Brugger has joined the company and the bank as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Brugger will be responsible for the company’s financial plans, policies and financial compliance.
DMP expands team, announces promotions
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Direct Mail Processors (DMP), a response processing firm based in Hagerstown, recently announced several new employees and staff promotions.
New hires include:
• Heidi Bryan – senior account manager
• Valerie Azadi – senior account manager
Recent leadership additions include:
• Becca Sites to director of client services
• Jeanne Williams to acknowledgement & fulfillment manager
• Laura Walker to corporate training manager
• Kevin Lynch to network administrator/programmer
• Molly Brandenburg to data entry manager
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Swope named manager
HAGERSTOWN, Md. —Kerry J. Swope, CPA, has been promoted to manager in the firm of Albright Crumbacker Moul & Itell.
A resident of Hagerstown, Md., Swope has been a member of ACM&I’s team since September 2011.
ACM&I also announced that Ryan C. Lewis, a Hagerstown resident and staff accountant with the firm, has successfully completed the examination to earn his CPA designation.
Spedden appointed to board
HAGERSTOWN, Md. —Dan Spedden, president of Visit Hagerstown, the Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to a four-year term as a member of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.
The organization governs The Maryland Heritage Areas Program and is administered by the Maryland Historical Trust.
The authority provides targeted financial and technical assistance within 13 locally designated heritage areas. One of those areas, the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area represents Carroll, Frederick and Washington counties. Spedden recently served as president of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area and remains an active member of its board of directors.
This is Spedden’s second appointment by Hogan. He was named to the Maryland Tourism Development Board in 2015 and is still serving the organization in that capacity.
Coldwell Banker Premier welcomes Kerns
WINCHESTER, Va. — Coldwell Banker Premier recently announced that Elizabeth “Beth” Kerns has joined the firm as a sales associate.
Kerns holds an associate degree in business. Her career background includes caregiving and business administration. Kerns is a mother and an active member of Burnt Factory United Methodist Church.
Hannigan saluted for client satisfaction
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys has recognized attorney Joseph Hannigan of Hagerstown, Md., as a 2019 10 Best DUI Attorney for Client Satisfaction.
The American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 DUI attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass AIDUIA’s selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, research and AIDUIA’s independent evaluation.
Adviser learns sign language
HAGERSTOWN, Md. —Kathleen “Katie” Schwartz of Edward Jones has completed the necessary courses to be fluent in American Sign Language.
Schwartz has been a financial adviser with Edward Jones since 2010. Her office is at 18352 College Road.
Real estate agent named to ‘10 Best’ list
FREDERICK, Md. — The American Institute of Real Estate Agents has recognized the performance of real estate agent Craig Marsh of Marsh Realty in Frederick as Two Years 10 Best Real Estate Agents for Client Satisfaction.
The American Institute of Real Estate Agents is a third-party rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Real Estate Agents in each state. Agents who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass a selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, research, and AIOREP’s independent evaluation.
Seibert joins Re/Max Results
FREDERICK, Md. — Re/Max Results recently welcomed its newest real estate agent, Jason Seibert.
Seibert is a longtime real estate investor and a Realtor since July of 2018. As a military member and airline pilot, he hopes to increase his circle of influence and productivity.
WVU Medicine welcomes new physician
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine East and University Healthcare Physicians recently welcomed Dr. Richard Catlett, internist/pulmonologist, to the physician staff at WVU Medicine Internal Medicine — Martinsburg.
Catlett is board-certified in internal medicine and pulmonary disease and has been practicing in Winchester, Va., since 1992. He is a member of the medical staff at Berkeley Medical Center.
WVU Medicine welcomes orthopaedic surgeon
RANSON, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center and University Healthcare Physicians has added Dr. David P. Richards,
a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, to WVU Medicine Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Charles Town.
A member of the Jefferson Medical Center medical staff, Richards brings more than 16 years of practice experience to WVU Medicine, specializing in arthroscopy, arthroscopic reconstructions of the shoulder and knee, and sports medicine. He joins Dr. G. Bradford Wright and Dr. Craig Clark, both board-certified orthopaedic surgeons, at the Charles Town practice.
Rodeheaver to lead Md. bankers’ group
ANNAPOLIS, Md. —Carissa L. Rodeheaver, president, chairwoman and CEO of First United Bank & Trust, was elected the 2019-
2020 chair of the Maryland Bankers Association at the group’s 124th Annual Convention on June 4.
Rodeheaver will lead the association’s board of directors and executive committee for a 12-month term and work directly with the association’s president and CEO on all matters relating to the banking industry.
Also elected to the board’s executive committee as chairman-elect was Robert “BJ” E. Goetz Jr., president and CEO of Middletown Valley Bank.
Mannick earns cardiac rehab certification
CUMBERLAND, Md. —Amanda Mannick, a registered nurse with the Western Maryland Health System, has earned certification as a cardiac rehab professional.
Mannick, who is a registered nurse clinician, has worked for WMHS for more than nine years.
The milestone, which makes her the only WMHS employee with this certification, was achieved after hours of studying and doing practice tests. The three-hour, 140-question test was administered at Allegany College.
Professor named president of honor society
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. —Ann Marie Legreid, dean of Shepherd University’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, was installed as the president of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars during the group’s 33rd annual International Conference held at Shepherd.
A number of Shepherd faculty and staff made presentations or participated in panel discussions during the conference, including Keith Alexander, associate professor of history; Denis Berenschot, associate professor of Spanish; Samuel Greene, assistant professor of political science; David R. Hixson, adjunct professor of sociology; Aart Holtslag, associate professor of political science; Rachel Krantz, associate professor of French; Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt, director of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities; Siriki Diabate, international recruiter and admissions officer; Amy Garzón Hampton, Region III PRIDE coordinator/child welfare trainer; Maria Skowronski, director of the intensive English language program; and Yin Star, director of the study abroad program.
Thomas joins Coldwell Banker Premier
WINCHESTER, Va. — Coldwell Banker Premier recently announced that Kathryn “Katie” Thomas had joined the firm as a sales associate.
Thomas is a native of Virginia, and her career background also includes education and retail/customer service.
The firm has offices in Winchester and Front Royal, Va.; and in Martinsburg, Berkeley Springs and Shepherdstown, W.Va.
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Karn joins real estate firm
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bowen Realty recently welcomed Doug Karn to its office.
Karn, who has an extensive background in residential home marketing and sales, holds an associate broker license in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Oasis Senior Advisors franchisee wins recognition
FREDERICK, Md. —Kriste Kidd, the Oasis Senior Advisors franchisee for Frederick and the surrounding areas, was named the company’s Rookie of the Year during its convention on April 6 at the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel in St. Louis.
The honor goes to the first-year franchisee who generates the most revenue. As an Oasis senior advisor, she provides seniors and their families with a no-cost service that connects them with housing communities that best fit their needs.
Kidd covers Frederick, Myersville, Washington County, Carroll County, Loudoun County and beyond.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine welcomes Dr. Leslie S. Foster to Berkeley Medical Center and WVU Medicine Brain and Spine, operated by University Health Associates.
Foster is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as pain management. He specializes in the use of an evidence-based approach to diagnose and treat painful spine disorders as well as medication management.
WVU Medicine welcomes psychiatrist
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and University Healthcare Physicians announce the addition of
Dr. Michael Ang-Rabanes, a psychiatrist, to WVU Medicine Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry in Martinsburg.
A member of the Berkeley Medical Center medical staff and assistant professor of medicine at the WVU School of Medicine, Ang-Rabanes is board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic/consultation-liaison psychiatry and addiction medicine. He specializes in ECT and medication-assisted treatment.
WVU Medicine welcomes obstetrician, gynecologist
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and University Healthcare Physicians recently announced the
addition of Dr. Lori A. Tucker, obstetrician/gynecologist, to WVU Medicine OB/GYN in Martinsburg.
A member of the Berkeley Medical Center medical staff, Tucker brings 17 years of medical practice experience to UHP including high risk obstetrics, reproductive endocrinology, urogynecology, adolescent gynecology and menopausal medicine.
Md. Realtors Leadership Academy graduates class
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Three area real estate agents recently completed the Maryland Realtors Leadership Academy.
This was the 19th class to graduate.
Academy classes were conducted over seven months with an emphasis on the value of professional and personal commitment to business, charitable and civic endeavors.
The graduating honorees from the Crossroads Business Journal area included Terry L. LaScola and Peter S. Murray of Frederick and Kimberly Lewis of Hagerstown.
Knecht joins Plamondon Hospitality Partners
FREDERICK, Md. — Plamondon Hospitality Partners recently announced that Leah Knecht was appointed to the role of talent manager at the company’s corporate office in Frederick. In this new role, Knecht will oversee associate training, development and engagement.
As an office manager, Knecht was responsible for recruiting and hiring new teachers, creating job postings, interviewing candidates, conducting reference checks and onboarding new employees.
Dioguardo named Brethren Mutual director of claims
HAGERSTOWN, Md. —George Dioguardo recently joined Brethren Mutual Insurance Co. as director of claims.
In that role, he oversees the company’s claims operations and its 28-member staff. Bringing 30 years of experience to the position, Dioguardo has spent his career working in claims leadership roles for Travelers, Zurich and Nationwide insurance companies.
Agent joins RE/MAX Results
FREDERICK, Md. —Arch Hodges recently joined Re/Max Results in Frederick, Md., as a real estate agent.
Hodges moved in January to Brunswick, Md., from Georgia, where he was previously licensed as a real estate agent. He is experienced in residential, commercial, farm and timber sales, as well as commercial leasing.
F&M Trust announces new hires, promotions
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — F&M Trust recently announced the following hires and promotions:
• Alissa Myers has been hired as assistant community office manager for F&M Trust’s Newville office.
• Karen Metz has been hired as community office manager for the bank’s Greencastle, Pa., and Marion, Pa., offices.
• Jill Reddecliff has been promoted to marketing operations officer. Reddecliff joined the bank in 2016. She is based at the F&M Trust corporate headquarters in Chambersburg.
• Melissa Miller has been promoted to assistant vice president, marketing manager. Miller has been with the bank for 13 years. She is based at the F&M Trust corporate headquarters in Chambersburg.
• Rachel Bowers has been promoted to community office manager for the bank’s Orchard Park Community Office in Chambersburg.
• Cheyann Harshman has been promoted to assistant community office manager for the bank’s Marion Community Office. In her new role, Harshman is responsible for overseeing routine operations to meet the goals of the community office while also motivating and supporting staff.
Coldwell Banker agents win nine awards
WINCHESTER, Va. — The Blue Ridge Association of Realtors recently announced its award winners for 2018 sales production, and several Coldwell Banker Premier agents achieved top honors.
Tim Shamblin and Kim Gengler were presented the Chairman’s Award for sales totaling over $2 million. Judy Wolfrey has earned the President’s Award for achieving more than $4 million in sales.
Matt Bradley, Sharon Cales and Ken Evans are Hall of Fame members and received the Platinum Award for superior sales production of more than $6 million for at least the past five years in a row.
Craig Alexander and John Feldman were given the Team Award – Sapphire Club for joint sales of over $6 million. Alexander was also honored with the Past Appreciation Award in recognition of his contributions to the success of the realtors association.
FREDERICK, Md. — iHire’s Freddie Rohner and Natalie Winzer have received Certified Master Resume Writer credentials from Career Directors International.
To earn the certification, Rohner and Winzer had to demonstrate superior knowledge and experience in contemporary resume development.
Rohner, resume services product manager, joined iHire in 2010 with a background in copywriting and broadcasting. In addition to specializing in accounting/finance and HR resume writing, he works with the iHire product team to grow the company’s professional resume writing solutions and expand its self-service resume tools.
Winzer, resume writer and content marketing supervisor, also came to iHire in 2010, bringing experience in copywriting, marketing and advertising. Along with specializing in health care and HR resume writing, Winzer leads iHire’s copywriting and content marketing efforts to publish and curate online resources for both job seekers and employers.
Local Home Helpers owner earns national award
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. —Lisa Fausey of Martinsburg earned the Shooting Star award at the 2019 Home Helpers Home Care National Conference in New Orleans.
The Shooting Star is a regional award that highlights Home Helpers office owners who consistently grow their business in all areas through operational efficiencies, client satisfaction responses, successful local marketing and exceptional service.
Fausey was recognized along with other award winners for the performance of her office in 2018 at the company’s annual awards night dinner. Home Helpers provides in-home care to seniors and others through independently owned and operated offices in more than 900 communities across the United States.
Helmstetter named Social Worker of the Year
CUMBERLAND, Md. —Jen Helmstetter, a social worker at Western Maryland Health System’s Frostburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, was recently named the 2018 Social Worker of the Year by the Garrett and Allegany Caucus of the National Social Work Association.
Helmstetter was nominated by a former colleague, Carolyn O’Dell. In the nomination form, O’Dell said Helmstetter embodies all the gifts a social worker must have, including a tireless work ethic, humility, a strong grasp of ethics and patience.
Manwiller joins The Crowley Co. as CFO
FREDERICK, Md. —Jeffrey Manwiller has joined The Crowley Co. as its chief financial officer.
Manwiller previously served the company as an account manager while at Cherry Bekaert LLP. A partner at Cherry Bekaert LLP, he oversaw large commercial audits and dealt with issues such as business combinations, fair value measurements, non-controlling interests, variable interest entities, revenue recognition and complex reviews and compilations. He specialized in manufacturing and distributing, technology, and government contractor client engagements. Additionally, he has experience with risk management/internal audit engagements in the banking and quasi-government industries.
Eagler appointed sales director at Plamondon property
ALTOONA, Pa. — The dual-branded Fairfield and TownePlace Suites by Marriott Altoona recently announced that Eva Eagler was named the hotel’s new director of sales.
The Fairfield and TownePlace Suites in Altoona is owned and operated by Plamondon Hospitality Partners of Frederick, Md. It opened in February 2017 and is one of the first of its kind for Marriott.
Eagler has worked in the hospitality industry for several years, serving as the director of sales and marketing for the Courtyard by Marriott Altoona for the past five years.
Bodenheimer graduates as health coach
BOONSBORO, Md. —Heidi Bodenheimer of Boonsboro recently graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition as a health coach.
She studied more than 100 dietary theories and is an experienced wellness professional trained in diet, fitness, lifestyle and wellness coaching.
As a health coach, she guides and mentors people to take responsibility for their health and supports them in making sustainable lifestyle choices.
She has opened her own company, Heidi Bodenheimer Health Coaching LLC. She facilitates one-on-one, group and corporate health coaching in person and virtually.
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Wanko becomes cancer center medical director
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and University Health Associates has welcomed Hematologist/Oncologist Dr. Sam O. Wanko as the new regional medical director of the WVU Cancer Institute in Martinsburg.
In his new role, Wanko will oversee hematology/oncology care at both Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center. He is an assistant professor of medicine at the WVU School of Medicine.
Potomac Bancshares welcomes Kothari to board
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. —Potomac Bancshares Inc., holding company of BCT-Bank of Charles Town, recently announced the appointment of Dr. Mitesh Kothari to its board.
Kothari has been serving on the company’s Advisory Board for Washington County, Md., since 2014, most recently as its chairman.
Kothari is a partner of Capital Women’s Care, a medical practices for female health services in Washington County.
Alcorn promoted to general manager at Marriott Frederick
FREDERICK, Md. — Plamondon Hospitality Partners has announced the promotion of Jennifer Alcorn to general manager of its TownePlace Suites by Marriott Frederick.
Plamondon Hospitality Partners is a hotel management and business development company located in Frederick, Md.
Plamondon appoints Long as GM at Altoona hotels
ALTOONA, Pa. — The dual-branded Fairfield and TownePlace Suites by Marriott Altoona recently announced that James Long has been appointed as the hotel’s new general manager.
The hotel is owned and operated by Plamondon Hospitality Partners of Frederick, Md.
The Fairfield and TownePlace Suites in Altoona opened in February 2017 and is the first of its kind for Marriott.
Triple Crown hires three
FREDERICK, Md. — Following a year of growth at Triple Crown Construction, the general contractor has continued to expand its team with a trio of recent hires.
• Megan DeRose is an estimating coordinator and comes to the company with a wealth of field experience in new construction.
• Zoe Eackles is the company’s administrative assistant/receptionist.
• Bob McNichol is Triple Crown’s newest traveling superintendent. He oversees daily onsite activities for Triple Crown projects.
Johnson named VP at construction firm
MOUNT AIRY, Md. — R-PCI Construction, a commercial general contractor headquartered in Mount Airy, Md., has promoted Rachel Johnson to vice president, regional manager, based out of Greenville, S.C.
Her primary areas of increased responsibility focus on talent and business development.
Wolfe joins Middletown Valley Bank
MIDDLETOWN, Md. — Middletown Valley Bank recently welcomed Bob Wolfe as senior vice president and controller.
Throughout his career, he has held positions in accounting, financial planning and corporate leadership.
Hawkins among ‘Top 50 CEOs of Frederick’
FREDERICK, Md. —David Hawkins Jr. of Hawkins Landscaping was included in the Frederick County Office of Economic Development’s Top 50 CEOs list.
Emphasis was given to his unique strategic leadership concepts and significant growth under his leadership.
Callas employees celebrating milestones
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Several employees of Callas Contractors Inc. of Hagerstown are marking milestone anniversaries this year. They include:
• Frank Rhodes, 25 years in January
• Archie Mills, 25 years in February
• Nick Hill, 35 years in March
• Darrin Snyder, 25 years in April
• Janet Boyers, 25 years in October
• Jesse Cline, 25 years in December.
WVU Medicine East HR executive promoted
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. —Justin Ruble was recently promoted to vice president of human resources at WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center.
Ruble joined WVU Medicine East in April as the director of human resources, bringing more than 13 years of human resources experience in manufacturing and higher education to the health system.
Coyne on agenda for Invest In Women Conference
HAGERSTOWN, Md. —Karen L. Coyne, strategic wealth adviser with Raymond James was on the agenda for the fifth annual Invest In Women conference in Atlanta.
Coyne was scheduled to moderate a keynote presentation with Lauren Simmons who, at age 23, became the youngest and only full-time female trader at the New York Stock Exchange. Simmons also the second African American woman in history to work as a trader on the floor. She was to share her story and how she wants to help other women break glass ceilings.
Coyne’s office is in Hagerstown, Md.
Washington County Social Work Alliance
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Liz Church was recently awarded the Fred Hirsch Social Worker of the Year award during a luncheon marking Social Work Month and honoring all social workers. The event is put on by the Washington County Social Work Alliance.
The award, named in 2016 for an inspirational social worker who had recently died, is meant to recognize and honor a fellow social worker in the Washington County area who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. Church, who has been a social worker for the Washington County Commission on Aging for 19 years, “has become the ‘go to’ for for many community members and agency professionals,” according to her nomination. “… She combines the patience of a saint with the tenacity of a bulldog in her role.”
Bowen receives Berkshire Hathaway’s Top Five award
HAGERSTOWN, Md. —Taylor Bowen received the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network’s 2018 Top Five Award during its annual sales convention in Las Vegas.
The annual award recognizes the top five sales professionals who have attained the highest commercial gross commission income in the network.
Bowen was ranked No. 4.
He entered the real estate field in 2007 and opened Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bowen Realty in June 2015. Prior to winning the Top Five Award, he had received the President’s Circle Silver, Chairman’s Circle Gold and Chairman’s Circle Platinum awards.
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Sullivan honored for client satisfaction
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The American Institute of Real Estate Agents has recognized the performance of real estate agent Cynthia Moler Sullivan of Sullivan Select in Hagerstown, Md., as a Two Years 10 Best Real Estate Agents for Client Satisfaction.
The institute is a third-party rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Real Estate Agents in each state. Agents who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass AIOREP’s selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, research and AIOREP’s independent evaluation. AIOREP’s annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the selection process.
Optometrist joins Frederick practice
FREDERICK, Md. —Dr. Chad Tiede has joined Dr. Padmini Nathan and Dr. April Miller in their practice in Frederick, Md.
After four years of military service, Tiede returned to the Mid-Atlantic area to pursue his interests in ocular disease and vision management.
Yazbek joins Coldwell Banker Premier
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. —Jessica Yazbek has joined Coldwell Banker Premier as a sales associate.
Originally from Los Angeles, Yazbek has lived in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia for more than 17 years. With a background in customer service, Yazbek has developed skills in building relationships, solving problems and listening to people’s wants and needs.
Yazbek is licensed in Virginia and is working on obtaining her West Virginia licensure.
Frostburg names VP for enrollment management
FROSTBURG, Md. —Arlene Wesley Cash, most recently vice president for enrollment management at Guilford College in North Carolina, was named to Frostburg State University’s recently established position of vice president for enrollment management.
Bringing together admissions, financial aid, the office of the registrar, Programs Advancing Student Success, the Center for Academic Advising and Retention and TRIO programs, Cash will bring a student-success focus to the university’s enrollment initiatives.
iHire appoints Flook to CEO
FREDERICK, Md. — iHire has promoted President Steve Flook to CEO.
As president and CEO of the Maryland-based recruitment technology provider, Flook will drive growth initiatives while continuing to lead the company’s day-to-day operations.
Founder and former CEO David MacFadyen will resume his role as executive chair of iHire’s board of directors.
Cardiologist, thoracic surgeon join WVU Heart and Vascular
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute recently hired Dr. Imad Ahmado and Dr. Mark Sullivan to the cardiology practice in Martinsburg.
Ahmado is board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.
Sullivan will help lead the practice of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg.
Sullivan is a board-certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon.
Four join Foundation’s board
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The Community Foundation of Washington County has elected four new members to its board of trustees.
The new trustees are Todd Baer, Brett McKoy, Tom Newcomer and F. Christian Wright IV, according to a news release from the foudation.
• Baer, a retired, local investor, founded T.A. Baer Inc., T.A. Baer Logistics LLC and Warehouse & Terminal Properties LLC.
• McKoy recently retired after 30 years as a police officer with the Hagerstown Department of Police and a senior pastor of Cutting Edge Ministries.
• Newcomer is the president and owner of R. Bruce Carson Jewelers.
• Wright is president of Wright-Gardner Insurance Inc. and is a certified risk manager and insurance counselor.
Leaving the board this year after many years of service are the Rev. Dr. D. Stuart Dunnan, headmaster at Saint James School; Louis Giustini, regional president at The Columbia Bank, John Hershey III, senior vice president of The Hershey-Fitzsimmons Group of RBC Wealth Management; Steven O’Farrell, vice president of William G. Bowen Inc., and Robin Twigg, vice president of Twigg Cycles.
First United names market president for Washington Co.
OAKLAND, Md. —Alan D. Mullendore was recently named Washington County market president for First United Bank & Trust, overseeing the bank’s strategic sales and growth initiatives in the county.
Mullendore brings more than 19 years of banking and customer service experience to the company. Most recently, he was regional operations manager at NautraLawn of America, providing guidance for independently owned franchises within the national system.
FCPS announces new HR director
FREDERICK, Md. —Timothy D. Thornburg has been named director of human resources with the Frederick County (Md.) Public Schools.
He fills the vacancy created following Paula Lawton’s retirement.
Coldwell Banker Premire hires new sales associate
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va — Coldwell Banker Premier recently announced that Paula Lawrence has joined its firm as a sales associate.
A native of West Virginia, Lawrence’s career background includes more than 30 years of experience in sales and marketing. She obtained her real estate license in 2005 . The office is at 116 E. German St.
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Coyne named to Women’s Advisory Council
HAGERSTOWN, Md. —Karen L. Coyne, strategic wealth advisor with Raymond James in Hagerstown, Md., was recently appointed to the Raymond James Women’s Advisory Council.
The council includes advisors from across the country and is behind the firm’s women’s initiatives. Members serve on the council for three years and act as mentors and advisers who support a variety of programs, all with the goal of supporting Raymond James’ women advisors and bringing more women into the industry.
Keystone Health doctor receives teaching award
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. —Dr. Yvette Brown, medical director and obstetrician and gynecologist at Keystone Women’s Care in Chambersburg, Pa., has received the 2018 Penn State College of Medicine Affiliate Site Teacher of the Year Award.
Each year, clerkship directors identify one faculty member and recognize that person for excellence and commitment to the education of medical students.
Stoner named to FCMC Foundation board
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. —Heidi Stoner has been named to the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors.
Stoner lives in Mercersburg, Pa.,with her husband, Mark.
They own Stoners on the Square, where she focuses on marketing and finance.
Stoner joins the 11-member FCMC Foundation Board, which is in its 11th year. The foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Fulton County Medical Center. Its mission is supporting health and wellness in the community.
Sales director joins exclamation labs
CUMBERLAND, Md. —Amy Reisdorf, an operations and marketing professional with more than 25 years of experience in sales and client relationship management in the financial industry, has joined Exclamation Labs to help grow the company’s identity access management product.
At Exclamation Labs, Reisdorf will lead sales efforts for Provision, which is identity access management software geared toward mid-sized banks and credit unions.
SEK announces promotions
SEK recently announced the following promotions:
• Gabriella O. Lucas was promoted to senior associate in the Carlisle, Pa., office. She has experience in corporate auditing, financial reporting and internal control standards, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance requirements, risk-assessments and data analytics.
• Barry C. Lyons was promoted to senior associate in the Carlisle office. Lyons provides audit services to nonprofit, governmental, health care and real estate development clients.
• Kevin C. Grimm was promoted to senior associate in the Hagerstown, Md., office. Grimm provides tax, payroll, financial statement preparation and accounting service work to clients.
• Stephanie E. Shepard was promoted to senior associate in the Hagerstown office. Shepard provides tax and accounting services as well as QuickBooks software services for individual and small business clients.
• Stephen J. Wishard was promoted to senior associate in the Hanover, Pa., office. He focuses primarily on tax compliance and tax planning for closely-held business and individuals.
• Stacy G. Maun was promoted to administrator in the Chambersburg, Pa., office. Maun is part of the firm’s Retirement Plan Services Group.
SEK also announced that Craig E. Witmer, a member of the firm, completed the certification process with the American Institute of CPAs to earn the Advanced Single Audit Certificate.
The program provides a way for audit practitioners to demonstrate their competencies surrounding single audit engagements and to distinguish themselves in the marketplace.
MVB names Cordelli branch manager
BOONSBORO, Md. —Ashley Cordelli has been named banking officer and retail branch manager of Middletown Valley Bank’s branch in Boonsboro, Md.
Cordelli started her MVB career in 2017 as a customer service manager at the Boonsboro branch. She most recently served the Hagerstown community as a customer service manager at MVB’s Eastern Boulevard Branch and will assume her new role in early 2019.
Houser named executive director at clinic
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The Community Free Clinic of Washington County announces Nicole Houser as the new executive director for the organization. Houser began her partnership with the agency in mid-November 2018.
The clinic is also expanding mental health services and partnering with other agencies in the community. The Community Free Clinic’s mission is to make health care accessible to all uninsured citizens of Washington County, Md.
Williams joins Leadership Washington County
HAGERSTOWN, Md. —Christina Williams has joined Leadership Washington County, a nonprofit leadership development program, as its full-time director of graduate engagement.
Williams, who had been executive director of the Washington County Public Schools Education Foundation, will be in charge of planning and administering programs and generating funds to develop graduate engagement.
Schwartz published on political science website
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Hagerstown Community College political science instructor Eric Schwartz recently had a scholarly article published on the website, PoliticalScienceNow.com, a site maintained by the American Political Science Association, to cover people, research and news in political science.
The article, “Navigating Partisan Differences in Class Discussions: Engaging Students’ Policy Recommendations,” was written in response to a call for submissions related to educational reflections on the 2018 election.
Quality service award recipient announced
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. —Russell Miller, of the interventional radiology department, was recently named WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center’s Quality Service Award winner for November 2018.
Miller was nominated by the parents of a young child who needed to undergo a procedure to allow for extended home IV antibiotics. According to the patient’s mother, the child already had hospital anxiety. Russell immediately went to work, not only in his medical role but in calming the young boy.
Sullivan receives real estate awards
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Cynthia Sullivan of Sullivan Select LLC has been honored with three awards from HomeLight, a service that analyzes real estate data to determine top agents within a certain market area.
For 2018, Sullivan was awarded top 1 percent producer, top 1 percent seller’s agent and top 1 percent sells for more.
Other real estate associations also recognized Sullivan. The American Institute of Real Estate Agents recognized her as one of the Ten Best Real Estate Agents for the state of Maryland for 2018-2019. America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents also welcomed her to their self-titled group of esteemed agents throughout the entire nation, Sullivan being in the top 1 percent.
Chaney to lead Frederick County Bank board
FREDERICK, Md. — Frederick County Bancorp Inc., the parent company for Frederick County Bank, announced the appointment of Kimberly Chaney to chairwoman of the board of directors and Nicholas Damoulakis to vice chairman of the board.
The previous chairman, Raymond Raedy, is stepping down to serve as a member of the board. He joined the board when the bank opened in 2001 and was appointed chairman in 2012. He has decided to take on a smaller role within the bank due to his permanent residency in North Carolina.
The former vice chairman, Denny Crum, also will continue to serve the bank as a member of the board.
WVU Medicine East names chief financial officer
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Grover “Zach” Kerns was recently named vice president of finance for Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center.
Kerns has been employed at WVU Medicine East as the system’s controller since May 2018.
McGreevy named to Century Club
FREDERICK, Md. — Morgan Stanley recently announced that Matt McGreevy, a senior vice president, financial advisor and senior portfolio manager in its wealth management office in Frederick, has been named to the firm’s Century Club, an elite group composed of the firm’s top financial advisors.
The appointment recognizes McGreevy’s consistent creativity and excellence in providing a wide range of investment products and wealth management services to his clients.
MVB names Hagerstown branch managers
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Middletown Valley Bank has named leaders for its two branches in Hagerstown, Md.
Kelly Michaelhas been named banking officer — retail branch manager of MVB’s Eastern Boulevard Branch, and Danielle Chappell has been named banking officer — retail branch manager of the Paramount Branch.
Kathy Stevens, current vice president and retail branch manager of the Eastern Boulevard Branch, will now play an active role in both branches as vice president — client relationship officer. In that role she will oversee both offices and the Hagerstown market.
Three physicians join Meritus
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Meritus Medical Group recently welcomed three doctors.
• Dr. Rose J. Griffin is the newest member of the team at Meritus Primary Care in the new Meritus Medical Plaza, 13620 Crayton Blvd.Griffin is board certified in family medicine with the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a special interest in prevention and health education.
• Dr. Hussein Hijazi recently joined the team at Meritus Family Medicine in Williamsport, Md.Hijazi is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
• Dr. Maria D. Merzouk has joined Meritus Women’s Health Specialists.Merzouk is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of obstetrician and gynecology by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
BCT Investments welcomes Hutzler as investment rep
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — BCT Investments recently announced the appointment of Caleb A. Hutzler as investment representative.
His responsibilities include client development as well as managing investment strategies for individuals in the markets served by Bank of Charles Town and its affiliates.
Face time for February 2019
Face time around the region:
WVU Medicine hires physical medicine, rehab specialist
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center recently announced the opening of the Interventional Spine Care Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., and the addition of Dr. Shoji Ishigami to the medical center staff.
The Interventional Spine Care-Procedure Based Management program, a part of WVU Medicine Brain and Spine, focuses on the safe and accurate performance of spine injection procedures to ease acute pain and ensure patient comfort.
Some of the conditions treated include degenerated, bulging or herniated discs; stenosis; whiplash; osteoporosis; spinal and pelvic fractures; and facet joint or hip joint arthritis.
Scott named FSU business alumnus of the year
FROSTBURG, Md. — Wayne Scott, a graduate of the class of 1989, was recognized as Frostburg’s 2018 College of Business Alumnus of the Year in May, acknowledging his significant contributions to the College and its students. Today, Scott is senior director of internal audit for SourceAmerica’s Washington, D.C., field office.
A member of the College of Business Advisory Board since September 2017 and vice chair since fall 2018, Scott leveraged 15-plus years of experience as vice president of internal audit for Universal Service Administrative Co. to help the college shape and implement the new Business Analytics concentration for the MBA program.
Karstetter earns top health care management credential
CUMBERLAND, Md.— Jamie Karstetter, vice president and chief nursing officer at Western Maryland Health System, recently became a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.
Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. To obtain fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination, meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits and demonstrating professional/community involvement. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.
Bushong joins Bowen Realty
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Berkshire Hathaway Bowen Realty recently announced that Jamie Bushong has joined the company as a Realtor.
Now licensed in Maryland, Bushong also holds an inactive real estate license from North Carolina.
Home Builders Association has new director
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The Home Builders Association of Washington County recently announced that Kris Detrow as the organization’s new executive director.
Detrow is working to organize and promote the 2019 Home Show at Hagerstown Community College in March and also hopes to attract new members to the Home Builders Association of Washington County.
SEK announces staff changes
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — SEK CPAs & Advisors recently announced that two managers were promoted to members of the firm.
David L. Maaskant, a CPA, provides business valuation and tax services to clients. He performs valuations for a variety of purposes, including buying and selling a business, federal estate taxation and planning, personal goodwill analysis, forensic accounting, and commercial loan underwriting for Small Business Association.
Kevin B. Stouffer, a certified public accountant, has focused his professional career on the local governmental industry. He is an instructor at SEK’s in-house training programs on governmental accounting, which include topics such as uniform grant guidance, fraud avoidance and internal controls.
The company also announced that the following staff members were promoted to manager:
• William H. Souders,
a CPA, works in the Hagerstown office where he serves business clients in a variety of sizes and industries, working closely with nonprofit, governmental and for-profit entities. His expertise includes performing single audits and financial statement audits for nonprofits.
• Daryl L. Staley, a CPA, is part of SEK’s accounting, consulting and tax services department. He works with closely held businesses and individuals focusing on tax planning and compliance, financial statement preparation and general business consulting. Staley also works in a variety of industries, including construction, retail, manufacturing, professional services and restaurants.
• Evan M. Wabrick, a CPA, works in the tax department and assists the accounting services department on various bookkeeping jobs. He works with clients in a variety of industries, including medical practices, construction, manufacturing, retail and distribution, real estate, financial services and individuals.
The firm also announced that three staff members were promoted to supervisor. They include:
• Victoria A. Fiorino, a CPA, primarily focuses on tax compliance, state and local taxes and tax planning for closely held businesses and individuals.
• Whitley R. Gladfelter works on governmental, nonprofit and employee benefit plan audits.
• Hillary M. Grove primarily provides tax and accounting services. She also assists with payroll and on-site audits.
SEK, CPAs & Advisors has regional offices in Hagerstown, Md., and Camp Hill, Carlisle, Chambersburg, Hanover and York, Pa.
Holloway to lead plan review, permitting in Washington Co.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The Washington County Board of Commissioners recently announced the appointment of Ashley R. Holloway as director of the division of plan review and permitting.
Wood to manage Heidler Roofing division in Md.
YORK, Pa. — Heidler Roofing Services Inc. has named Ashley Wood as general manager of its Hagerstown, Md., Division.
Wood joined Heidler in 2015 as project manager, then was promoted to assistant manager in 2017. She is working to continue developing relationships with local organizations, schools and trade organizations to encourage employment in the trades.
Shenandoah University hires new business school dean
WINCHESTER, Va. — Astrid Sheil will join ShenandoahUniversity as the new dean of the Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business on July 1.
Sheil will be the sixth dean of the business school and the first woman to serve in the role. She is currentlythe dean’s fellow for program outreach and promotion and a tenured professor of communication and business at California State University San Bernardino.
Sullivan among top real estate agents in America
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Cynthia Moler Sullivan of Sullivan Select Real Estate Services was recently named one of America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents for 2019.
Selection to the list is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most esteemed and skilled real estate agents and brokers with a history of routinely selling homes above market value.
WVU Medicine names quality service award recipients
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center has named monthly quality service award winners for August, September and October.
The hospital’s service award committee selects a recipient for each month.
Criteria for the award include demonstrating a consistently high level of productivity and quality of work.
• For August, Chelsea Welch of central sterile.
• For September, registered nurse Michelle Mongan of orthopedics.
• For October, Andrew Brown of care management/social services.