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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.