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Swope

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

Spedden

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.

Kerns

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

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

Catlett

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,

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-

Rodeheaver

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

Mannick

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

Legreid

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

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

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

Kidd

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.

Physical medicine, pain management specialist hired

Foster

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

Ang-Rabanes

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

Tucker

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

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

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

Hodges

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:

Reddecliff
Metz
Myers

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.

Harshman
Bowers
Miller

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.

iHire resume writers earn master-level certifications

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.

Fausey

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

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

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

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

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.

Face Time around the area for May 2019

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Wanko becomes cancer center medical director

Wanko

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

Kothari

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

Alcorn

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.

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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.

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Eackles

DeRose

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

Johnson

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.

Wolfe

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.

Hawkins

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

Ruble

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.

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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

Bowen

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

Cynthia Sullivan

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.

Tiede

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

Yazbek

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

Cash

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

Sullivan
Ahmado

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

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Newcomer
McKoy
Baer

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.

Mullendore

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.

Thornburg

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

Lawrence

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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Karen Coyne

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.

Yvette Brown

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

Heidi Stoner

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

Amy Reisdorf

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

Barry Lyons
Gabriella Lucas

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.

Stephanie Shepard
Kevin C. Grimm

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.

Craig Witmer
Stacy Maun
Stephen Wishard

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.

Ashley Cordelli

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.

Nicole Houser

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.

Christina Williams

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.

Eric Schwartz

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.

Russell Miller

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.

Cynthia Sullivan

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.

Nicholas Damoulakis
Kimberly Chaney

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.

Grover “Zach” Kerns

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

Matt McGreevy

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.

Danielle Chappell

Kelly Michael

Kelly Michael has 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. Maria D. Merzouk
Dr. Hussein Hijazi
Dr. Rose J. Griffin

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.

Caleb A. Hutzler

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.

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WVU Medicine hires physical medicine, rehab specialist

Shoji Ishigami

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

Jamie Karstetter

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

Kris Detrow

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.

Kevin Stouffer
David Maaskant

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:

Evan Wabrick
Daryl Staley
William Souders

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:

Hillary Grove
Whitley Gladfelter
Victoria Fiorino

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.

Ashley Holloway

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.

Ashley Wood

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

Astrid Sheil

WINCHESTER, Va. Astrid Sheil will join Shenandoah  University 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 currently  the 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

Cynthia Sullivan

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.

The winners:

Andrew Brown
Michelle Mongan
Chelsea Welch

• For August, Chelsea Welch of central sterile.

• For September, registered nurse Michelle Mongan of orthopedics.

• For October, Andrew Brown of care management/social services.

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Family Healthcare of Hagerstown adds pediatrics

HAGERSTOWN, Md.

Dr. Mutsa Nyakabau

Dr. Mutsa Nyakabau, known as “Dr. N,” a pediatrician, has joined Family Healthcare of Hagerstown and is seeing patients at 201 S. Cleveland Ave. in Hagerstown.

Nyakabau was born in Zimbabwe and trained in the United States. He completed a pediatric residency at Geisenger Health System in Danville, Pa., and received a medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he was awarded a master’s degree in public health with a concentration in infectious diseases from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

Nyakabau has earned multiple honors, awards, and scholarships throughout his educational career.

Along with pediatric care, the office provides onsite dental care, integrated mental health, lab and pharmacy services, case management, and classes on an array of health topics.

Cancer center chief appointed to state council

Ben Kosewski

CUMBERLAND, Md.Ben Kosewski, executive director of the Schwab Family Cancer Center at Western Maryland Health System, was recently appointed to the Maryland State Council of Cancer Control.

The council is a 25-member body appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan.

It consists of members from state agencies and administrations involved in cancer screening, prevention and treatment services, as well as members representing the general public, the business community and the health and scientific disciplines concerned with cancer control.

As a member, Kosewski attends quarterly meetings that includes a statewide annual conference held in Annapolis. The Council advises the Governor, other government officials, public and private organizations and the general public on comprehensive state policies and programs necessary to reduce and control the incidence and mortality of cancer in Maryland.

Sheetz names president, COO

ALTOONA, Pa. — Sheetz, a family-owned and operated convenience store chain, recently announced that Travis Sheetz has advanced from executive vice president of operations to president and chief operating officer.

He is the first COO in the 66-year history of the company.

His brother, Joe Sheetz, will remain Sheetz’s CEO.

Sheetz also named Adam Sheetz, grandson of founder Bob Sheetz, and representing the company’s third generation, as its new vice president of operations.

Harriger to lead Chambersburg chamber foundation

Virginia Harriger

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.Virginia Harriger has been named executive director of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, joining the chamber’s leadership team.

Harriger most recently served as the general manager of the Public Opinion in Chambersburg for 22 years.

A native of Lancaster County, Pa., Harriger holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa.

Her background as the general manager/advertising director with Gannett (publisher of the Public Opinion) included overseeing a $10 million budget, leading a 20-member team through significant operational transitions, developing relationships with community decision makers and thriving in a fast-paced environment.

Harriger has volunteered extensively, including involvement with the Boy Scouts of America, Chambersburg Area School District booster clubs and St. John’s United Church of Christ. Most recently, she completed the Certified Tourism Ambassador program through the Franklin County Visitors Bureau.

Prior to moving to Franklin County, Harriger’s early career took her to Cincinnati in the hospitality and weight loss sales/management industries. She and her family moved to the area in 1996 when her husband accepted a teaching position with Wilson College. In her spare time, Harriger enjoys catching up on the latest news or watching baseball. She and her husband Dana have two sons.

Real estate agent named a ‘warrior’

Sharon Cales

FRONT ROYAL, Va. — Coldwell Banker Premier recently announced that Sharon Cales has earned the American Warrior Real Estate Professional designation, upon successful completion of a special training course in October.

The objective of the American Warrior Initiative is to provide a platform to train and equip real estate professionals to handle the home-purchase needs of active-duty and former military clients. The course also makes real estate professionals aware of the unique challenges facing military men and women when returning from combat areas.

It also has spearheaded more than 50 give-back for wounded heroes of America, helping them obtain mortgage-free housing, business grants, home upgrades, service dogs and more.

SEK leader named chairman of Allinial Global Board

John R. Schnitzer

HAGERSTOWN, Md.John R. Schnitzer, CPA and managing member of SEK, CPAs & Advisors, has been appointed as chairman of the Allinial Global Americas’ Regional Board for 2019.

Allinial Global is a membership association comprised of 137 legally independent accounting and consulting firms in North America and throughout the world who share resources such as education, client service, best practices, marketing and various ranges of expertise.

Schnitzer joined SEK 32 years ago after graduating from Shippensburg University. He was elected managing member in 2010. He provides overall leadership and guidance to the firm and specializes in providing business planning and consulting services to closely-held businesses, contractors, healthcare providers and manufacturers.

SEK has six regional offices in Hagerstown, Md., and Camp Hill, Carlisle, Chambersburg, Hanover, and York Pa. The firm was founded in 1963.

Schnebly graduates from Leadership Maryland

Mark A. Schnebly

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Leadership Maryland recently announced that Mark A. Schnebly, senior vice president and loan operations manager at MidAtlantic Farm Credit, has completed the professional development program.

Leadership Maryland honored Schnebly, a resident of Clear Spring, and the entire Class of 2018 at its 26th annual graduation ceremony Dec. 4 at the Lord Baltimore Hotel.

Schnebly was one of 50 applicants chosen by committee to complete Leadership Maryland’s eight-month hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic and environmental issues.

Leadership Maryland is open to senior-level executives with significant achievements in either their careers and/or their communities.

Meritus Medical Group welcomes new providers

Dr. David J. Rossi

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Meritus Medical Group has welcomed two health care providers.

Dr. David J. Rossi, D.O., joined the team at Meritus Primary Care.

Rossi received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, and completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, now known as Rowen University, in Stratford, N.J.

He received internship training in family medicine at Kennedy Hospital in Stratford, N.J., and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, N.J.

Rossi is board certified in family medicine with the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Meritus Primary Care is located at the new Meritus Medical Plaza that recently opened north of Hagerstown.

Wendy M. Orfan

Meritus Endocrinology Specialists recently added nurse practitioner Wendy M. Orfan.

Orfan received a master’s degree in nursing/family nurse practitioner from Walden University, an online institution headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. She is a certified diabetes educator and has her board certification in advanced diabetes management.

Orfan is a member of the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators, Obesity Medicine Association and American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is also board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Gynecologic oncologist joins WVU Medicine

Dr. Neil B. Rosenshein

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center announces the opening of the Gynecologic Oncology Center in Martinsburg and the addition of Dr. Neil B. Rosenshein to the medical center staff.

Rosenshein, a board-certified gynecologic oncologist, received his medical degree from the University of Florida Medical School in Gainesville, Fla. He completed his residency in gynecology/obstetrics and fellowship in gynecologic oncology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Rosenshein, who has practiced in the Baltimore area for many years, has devoted his medical career to advancing surgical techniques to treat female tract cancers including ovarian, cervical, uterine and endometrial. His surgical precision minimizes incision size and patient time in surgery.

Known nationally for his lifetime commitment to gynecology and women’s cancers, Rosenshein has written books, published articles, conducted medical research and won numerous awards.

The Gynecologic Oncology Center is in the McCormack Center on the Berkeley Medical Center campus, 2000 Foundation Way, Suite 3650.

Daisy Nurses named at Meritus Medical Center

Melissa Pennington

HAGERSTOWN, Md.Melissa Pennington of the medical/surgical, renal oncology and palliative care unit at Meritus Medical Center was selected as the August Daisy Nurse.

The wife of a patient nominated Pennington, stating, “My husband has cancer and was hospitalized on his birthday. Melissa was his nurse, found a blue ribbon and pinned it on him, offering a ‘Happy Birthday!’ Later, we walked down the hall to a beach birthday party including a plate of ice cubes arranged in the shape of a cake because my husband could only have liquids! Melissa reflects everything a good nurse should be — kind, considerate, helpful and patient. She took a very hard time and brought a ray of sunshine to his day.”

The September Daisy Nurse award was shared by Kayla Mayes of the staffing office and Tami Steiner of the infusion center.

Tami Steiner
Kayla Mayes

A husband of a patient nominated the pair, writing, “We entered the infusion treatment area and met Tami and Kayla, two nurses who delivered exceptional care to both my wife and the many other patients who were in the center. They provided medical care with smiles, humor and professionalism — literally jogging between patients! In between delivering care, they took time to interact with the patients on a personal level. When you are really sick, human touch makes all the difference in the world. These two nurses get it!”

Patients, visitors and employees may nominate a deserving nurse for the Daisy award by picking up a form at Meritus Medical Center or visiting meritushealth.com to print one.

Caperton named Shenandoah’s 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year

Caperton

WINCHESTER, Va. — Shenandoah University’s Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business has honored Gaston “Gat” Caperton, CEO of Gat Creek, a home furnishing company headquartered in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., as its 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year.

Caperton serves as vice chairman of Shepherd University’s board of governors. He co-founded and serves on the board of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, an eco-friendly furnishing organization, and chairs the board of the Natural Capital Investment Fund, an organization that provides loans and support to small businesses along the East Coast, according to a university news release.

He received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and lives in Berkeley Springs with his wife, Susan, and three daughters, Eliza, Katie and Evie.

The business employs more than 150 artisans and sells its products in more than 200 independent retail stores.

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Shaffer joins CNB Bank as assistant VP

Shaffer

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Steven Shaffer was recently named assistant vice president and cash management officer at CNB Bank.

Shaffer has more than 25 years of experience in his field. He is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Payments Association.

Shaffer attended Northern Virginia Community College, where he studied business management with a specialization in finance, and is a graduate of the Barret Graduate School of Banking in Memphis, Tenn. He is a member of the chambers of commerce in Morgan and Berkeley counties of W.Va. and Washington County, Md. He is a 2012 graduate of the Leadership Berkeley program.

Shaffer lives in Inwood, W.Va., with his wife Nicole and son Emerson.

CNB Bank is a full-service, locally owned community bank with assets of more than $380 million. CNB Bank has eight locations in Berkeley County and Morgan County, W.Va., and Hagerstown and Hancock, Md.

Soto joins construction firm

Soto

FREDERICK, Md. — Triple Crown Construction has hired Cassandra Soto as brand and marketing strategist.

Soto will focus on brand awareness in the construction and hotel renovation industries, as well as the company’s involvement in the local community. She will oversee Triple Crown’s participation in local events, sponsorships and partnerships, and the means by which the company helps the Frederick community continue to thrive and grow.

Before joining the Triple Crown family, she served as project manager for Catoctin Construction Management DC Inc. in Middletown for nearly six years, handling marketing, sales, business development, project administration and other duties.

Soto has a bachelor’s degree in interior design from La Roche College in her hometown of Pittsburgh and serves as the vice chairwoman for Blue Crabs and Blue Prints, an annual crab feast to raise money for Frederick County Habitat for Humanity build projects. She also volunteers at the local Habitat chapter in Frederick.

Plamondon Hospitality expands management team

Martin
Emerson
Tootill

FREDERICK, Md. — Plamondon Hospitality Partners has added three new employees to its management team, one at the company’s corporate office in Frederick and two at the company’s newest hotel, The Residence Inn by Marriott Columbia Fulton, opening later this year.

Joanna Tootill, area sales manager, brings a wealth of hotel experience to Plamondon. Before joining PHP, she worked in the Washington, D.C., market as an area account executive for Marriott International. As the new area sales manager, she will oversee account management for the company’s six hotels in Frederick and Hagerstown.

Meredith Emerson joins the PHP team as the director of sales at the new Residence Inn by Marriott Columbia/Fulton. She formerly served as the dual director of sales for Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott Salisbury, giving her experience with the Marriott brands.

Stan Martin joins PHP as the general manager of the new Residence Inn by Marriott Columbia/Fulton. He brings more than 30 years of hotel experience in a wide variety of management and above property roles, for both independent management companies and Marriott International. Most recently, he served as the interim general manager for Plamondon’s Fairfield Inn & Suites and TownePlace Suites in Altoona, Pa.

Plamondon Hospitality Partners is a hotel management and development company located in Frederick. Its portfolio includes several Marriott and Hilton properties across three states.

HCC instructor named to state, national panels

D’Ambrisi

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Richard P. D’Ambrisi, allied health instructor at Hagerstown Community College, was recently appointed to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Pharmacy Technician Forum Educational Steering Committee and the Maryland Pharmacists Association Foundation Board.

Each appointment is for a one-year term.

The ASHP is a national organization that represents pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in an institutional environment.

The MPhA represents all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Maryland.

D’Ambrisi has been a certified pharmacy technician for 19 years and has more than 30 years of experience in the medical device, life science research, and pharmaceutical products industries.

Three join Penn State Mont Alto advisory board

Worthy
Harmon
Bloyer

MONT ALTO, Pa. — Tiffany L. Bloyer, Robin H. Harmon and Linda L. Thomas Worthy will join the Penn State Mont Alto’s Advisory Board.

Made up of of alumni, friends and corporate leaders, the board helps link the campus and surrounding communities. Board members not only serve as ambassadors for the campus and the university, but also as a conduit for community feedback regarding campus programs and activities.

Bloyer is Franklin County, Pa., government director of human resources and a Penn State Mont Alto lecturer in management. She previously served as an employee relations and organizational development specialist for the Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md., and was a personnel officer for the State of Maryland in Frederick. She holds a Penn State bachelor’s degree in applied behavioral science and two master’s degrees from the University of Maryland, University College, in human resource management and business administration.

Harmon is the site administrator for Pennsylvania CareerLink Franklin County. She previously served as executive director of the Greater Chambersburg (Pa.) Chamber Foundation, the executive assistant and program coordinator for the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation and Downtown Chambersburg Inc., and worked at The Manitowoc Co. as an engineer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in business administration from Boston’s Northeastern University. In addition, she has completed all but her thesis for a master’s degree in industrial engineering and operations research from Penn State.

Worthy is Franklin County Housing Authority executive director. She was previously an education consultant and student development specialist with Worthy Consulting & Training LLC, assistant vice president for University Life at the University of San Francisco, associate dean of students at Bucknell University, and assistant professor in the General Education Department and director of the Black Cultural Center at Berea College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Tougaloo College. She also holds a master’s degree in sociology and a doctorate of philosophy in education from Washington State University.

Kaseman is executive in residence at Shenandoah

Kaseman

WINCHESTER, Va. — Businessman Dan Kaseman is bringing his industry knowledge to Shenandoah University’s Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business as its newest executive in residence.

Kaseman is a resident of Purcellville, Va. He owns Kaseman Capital Partners, a commercial real estate investment firm that owns and operates buildings in Northern Virginia. He is also the managing partner and co-owner of Middleburg Real Estate/Atoka Properties, a residential and commercial real estate brokerage firm serving Northern Virginia and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.

Kaseman serves on the board of NOVA Parks, which oversees 13,000 acres of parkland in Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun counties and the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church and Fairfax.

The executive in residence is meant to be a liaison between the school and the business community who leverages industry connections to assist students. The executive in residence also does guest lectures and serves in an advisory role providing mentorship and career advice to students in the business school. They also work with the business school’s leadership team to provide input for new programs.

BB&T’s Malfregeot moving to new market

Malfregeot

LANCASTER, Pa. — BB&T recently announced it has named James Malfregeot as market president for Lancaster and Lebanon counties.

He previously served as market president for Western Maryland, based in Hagerstown, Md.

Malfregeot, 30, joined BB&T in 2012 as part of the bank’s leadership development program. He served as a portfolio manager in Alpharetta, Ga., and a business services officer in north central West Virginia before going to the Western Maryland market.

A native of Clarksburg, W.Va., Malfregeot received a bachelor’s degree in finance from West Virginia University, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi and is a 2019 graduate candidate of the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

He is a former board member of the United Way of Washington County, Md.

BB&T operates 232 financial centers in Pennsylvania and divides its footprint into community bank regions, each with its own president to keep decisions local and close to the customer.

Colaianne named director of marketing

Colaianne

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The Brethren Mutual Insurance Co. has named Ken Colaianne to be the company’s director of marketing.

Bringing 28 years of experience to the new position, Colaianne is expected to bring a new focus to Brethren Mutual’s marketing efforts. The plans include building a fully dedicated marketing department that brings value to the overall relationships the company has with its independent agency partners.

Colaianne has both a company and agency background. A graduate of the University of Maryland College Park, he began his insurance career as an underwriter with Granger’s Mutual Insurance Co. in Middletown, Md. Over the years, he has held sales and underwriting positions with USF&G, St. Paul Insurance Co., Travelers and BB&T/Frederick Underwriters. Before joining Brethren Mutual, he served as assistant vice president of field operations for Frederick Mutual Insurance Company in Frederick, Md.

Colaianne lives in Middletown, Md.

Established in 1897, Brethren Mutual is headquartered in Hagerstown and writes personal, commercial and farm business in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia through independent insurance agents.

Intellectual property law firm hires patent agent

Davenport

FREDERICK, Md. — McBee, Moore, Woodward and Vanik IP LLC recently hired Destiny Davenport as a patent agent.

Davenport
 joins MMWV after serving as a patent agent for eight years at Bayer Corp., supporting the Seeds business, which was recently divested to BASF Corp. Prior to joining Bayer, she worked for a large law firm serving industry and academic clients in a wide range of biotechnology fields, including vaccines, antibodies, cancer detection tools, plant and animal breeding mechanisms, genetically modified plant biotechnology, disease screening tools, molecular markers, and a range of laboratory tools.

Davenport is an alumna of Francis Marion University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She attended the University of South Carolina for her post-graduate program where she received her doctorate in biomedical science. Following graduate school, she served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences / National Institute of Health.

MMWV is a law firm specializing in intellectual property in a variety of technical fields such as biotechnology, chemistry, engineering and software.

Lowery named ‘distinguished volunteer’

MARTINSBURG, W.Va., — Charles Lowery of CNB Bank recently received the Distinguished Volunteer Award from the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle.

Lowery has volunteered his time with the Boys & Girls Club since 2010 and currently serves as the club’s president. He is active every year with planning the club’s President’s Day Dance.

In addition to working with the club, Lowery has been involved in Rotary since 2002, serving as a member of the Martinsburg Sunrise Rotary since 2008, along with serving on the board.

Lowery has been with CNB Bank since 2007 and is an assistant vice president/commercial lender.

CNB Bank is a locally owned, full-service community bank with assets of more than $380 million. CNB Bank has eight locations including Berkeley County and Morgan County of West Virginia and Hagerstown and Hancock in Maryland.

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Attorney named to ‘Top 10’ list

Bradley Jay Reed of Hagerstown, Md., has been recognized by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys in its most recent list of 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction.

The institute is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the top 10 personal injury attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected must pass the organization’s selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, research and the institute’s independent evaluation.

The annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process.

Shepherd names director of facilities management

Jim King

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — James R. “Jim” King of Charleston, W.Va., has been named director of facilities management at Shepherd University.

King will be responsible for the overall operations of Shepherd’s physical facility assets and of maintenance, grounds, custodial, office and contract personnel. He will serve as the liaison with architects, engineers, contractors and subcontractors providing services to the university, oversee the university-wide hazardous waste management program, and oversee and execute the campus facilities master plan.

In addition to his duties as director of facilities management, King will lecture in his area of expertise for courses related to historic preservation and/or architectural history and theory, and environmental studies related to sustainability, energy efficiency and management.

King has served as the director of facilities and sustainability at the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission since 2010. He previously served as professor/facilities director at Bridgemont Community and Technical College in Montgomery.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Marshall University and a master of architecture degree from Virginia Tech University. He currently is in the Ph.D. program at West Virginia University.

He is the owner of Brick Street Architectural Consulting, which offers architectural assistance as well as design and production of residential and selected commercial projects.

Dermatologist joins practice in Frederick

Dr. Kirk Volker

FREDERICK, Md. — Dr. Kirk Volker has joined Warner & Van Meter Dermatology in Frederick.

Warner & Van Meter Dermatology is made up of the family teams of Dr. Larry Warner, Dr. Charles Van Meter and Dr. Jonathan Van Meter. The practice uses procedures such as biopsies, excisions and referrals for Mohs Micrographic skin surgery when necessary.

Volker is a Frederick native and board-certified dermatologist. His focus is on medical and surgical dermatology, with a special interest in the detection and treatment of skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.

Family physicians join WVU Medicine

Brittany Gusic
Kalah Ainsworth

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine University Healthcare Physicians recently announced that Dr. Kalah Ainsworth and Dr. Brittany Gusic have joined the physician staff at WVU Medicine Primary Care and Pediatrics — Spring Mills.

Ainsworth is a graduate of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg. She completed a residency in family medicine at the West Virginia University Rural Family Medicine Residency Program in Harpers Ferry and is a member of the medical staff at Berkeley Medical Center, Martinsburg.

Gusic is a graduate of the WVU School of Medicine in Morgantown and completed a residency at the WVU Rural Family Medicine Residency Program in Harpers Ferry. Since 2015 she has been practicing at Berkeley Family Medicine in Martinsburg and is a member of the Berkeley Medical Center medical staff.

Both physicians are accepting new patients at the Spring Mills Medical Building.

Gerlock promoted at Frederick chamber

Jennifer Gerlock

FREDERICK, Md. — The Frederick County (Md.) Chamber of Commerce recently announced the promotion of Jennifer Gerlock to vice president of marketing and communications. She has been with the organization for five months.

The vice president of marketing and communications serves as the chief brand officer for the chamber and ensures that all chamber events, services and programs reflect the essential elements of Chamber membership.

BCT promotes Hadley

Kristie Hadley

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — BCT, Bank of Charles Town, recently announced the promotion of Kristie Hadley to vice president, market leader. 

She will oversee business development and operations of the branch network throughout the Eastern Panhandle region of West Virginia.

Hadley began her career with BCT in 2013. She most recently served as assistant vice president and had previously worked in other leadership positions within the BCT branch network.  

Before joining BCT, she worked in various positions within the financial services industry, including retail and mortgage lending.

Hadley sits on the board of directors for the Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce and serves on several committees. Additionally, she has been serving with the Children’s Home Society for the past 11 years and is currently a member of the local and state boards of directors.

Hadley was raised in southern Berkeley County and graduated from Musselman High School. She attended Lord Fairfax Community College in the field study of business management and is currently attending Barrett Banking School in Memphis, Tenn.

She lives in Hedgesville, W.Va., with her husband and three daughters. 

WellSpan appoints incoming CEO

Roxanna Gapstur

Roxanna L. Gapstur will become president and CEO of WellSpan Health on Jan. 2. She will succeed Dr. Kevin H. Mosser, who will retire on Jan. 1.

A native of Minnesota, Gapstur currently serves as president of Methodist Hospital and senior vice president of HealthPartners, a $7.2 billion, Minnesota-based integrated health plan and care delivery organization.

The appointment follows a national search that was led by the system’s community board of directors.

Gapstur holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minn.; a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Minnesota; and a doctorate in nursing from the University of Minnesota. She and her husband, Kevin, have four adult daughters. The couple will relocate to central Pennsylvania.

WellSpan Health serves central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization includes a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and more than 140 patient care locations.

Russell promoted at BWise

Rob Russell

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — BWise Manufacturing LLC recently announced the promotion of Rob Russell to weld supervisor.

Russell joined BWise Manufacturing in October 2013 on the production line as a trailer welder. He previously held a weld position with Bri-Mar Manufacturing, and before that was employed at a fleet rental company. In his time with Bri-Mar and BWise, he has had the opportunity to weld every model of trailer offered.

His responsibilities at BWise now include direct supervision of a team of small parts and trailer welders. Russell is responsible for maintaining constant contact with the production and sales departments to ensure on-time, quality delivery of weldments and trailers in the company’s Chambersburg, Pa., facility.

In his spare time, Russell enjoys the outdoors, including boating and hiking with his wife of 17 years and their daughter. He also likes hunting, fly-fishing and riding his Harley-Davidson.

BWise Manufacturing is a manufacturer of utility, tilt, equipment and dump trailers based in Chambersburg. BWise manufactures trailers under two brands, Bri-Mar Trailers and BWise Trailers.

Heather Stauffer

Stauffer joins Coldwell Banker Premier

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Heather Stauffer has joined Coldwell Banker Premier as a sales associate.

Born and raised in northeast England, Stauffer moved to the United States in 2004 and settled in Berkeley Springs in 2008. With a previous career background in the health care industry, Stauffer has developed skills in building relationships and listening to people’s wants and needs.

Law firm welcomes marketing specialist

Lauren Pogue

FREDERICK, Md. — The firm of McBee, Moore, Woodward and Vanik IP LLC has added Lauren Pogue as a marketing specialist.

The marketing specialist’s main goal is to increase brand awareness and engagement with current and prospective clients as well as the community at large. Pogue’s hiring brings the firm’s employee total to 22. Employment is up 38 percent over the past three years.

Pogue previously served as the marketing specialist for Washington County, Md., government for five years. She also performed functions in managing social media, devising and implementing a marketing plan, creating graphics and collateral materials, planning events and serving as a photographer.

She serves on the Leadership Washington County board of directors, the Habitat for Humanity marketing committee and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts membership committee. She holds an associate degree in graphic design from Hagerstown Community College and is working toward a bachelor’s degree in graphic media.

She lives in Hagerstown, Md., with her husband, Matt, and two pugs, Winston and Panini.

Householder joins CNB as senior vice president

Josh Householder

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Joshua Householder was recently named senior vice president/chief banking officer at CNB Bank.

He has served in information technology, credit risk, commercial lending areas, and most recently as a senior vice president/commercial lending division manager.

Householder holds a master’s degree in business administration from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va., and a bachelor’s degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University of Emmitsburg, Md. He also is a graduate of the West Virginia School of Banking, the Risk Management Association Commercial and Graduate Commercial Lending Schools, the American Bankers Association Graduate Commercial Lending School and the Barret School of Banking.

Householder volunteers with United Way of the Eastern Panhandle, where he has served as campaign chair and chairman of the board. He currently serves on the board for Hospice of the Panhandle and the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.

Householder lives in Martinsburg, W.Va., with his wife, Amber, and their two sons.

CNB Bank has eight locations in Berkeley County and Morgan County of West Virginia and Hagerstown and Hancock, Md. 

Washington County names business specialist

Linda Spence

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Linda Spence was recently appointed business specialist in the Washington County (Md.) Department of Business Development. Her appointment began Sept. 18.

 

She began working for the county in 1998 as an administrative assistant and has served as an administrative specialist, a business support specialist and most recently as the business and event coordinator.

Spence is a member of the Maryland Economic Developers Association, the International Economic Development Council and the Regional Manufacturers Institute. She serves as the county’s enterprise zone and foreign trade zone administrator and is a member of the Entrepreneur Council of Washington County.

In her new role, Spence will be responsible for developing and implementing programs to attract business; assist with site tours and selection while providing information to allow for the expansion of the business base; and facilitate the expansion of employment opportunities for citizens.

Williamson reappointed to HCC board

John Williamson

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — John Williamson was recently reappointed by Gov. Larry Hogan’s office to serve another six-year term on the Hagerstown Community College board of trustees.

Williamson has been a member of the board since 2012 and currently serves as the vice chairman. 

“It is a privilege to serve as a trustee, providing governance and helping to shape the strategic direction of an institution that is so important to the future of Washington County,” Williamson stated in a news release

Williamson also is serving as the president of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges. And he served on the board of directors of the HCC Foundation from 2007 to 2013.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and a master’s degree in business administration from Virginia Tech University. He is a principal of Veridian Capital Partners, a financial planning and asset management firm affiliated with Ameriprise Financial.