Face Time for December 2017

Family Heritage Trust Co.
Wanda Mounts

FREDERICK, Md. — Wanda Mounts has been promoted to Family Heritage Trust Co.’s vice president of trust administration, which correlates with her increased responsibilities in administering individual and business accounts.

Mounts has served as the primary trust administrator for FHTC since the organization opened its doors in January 2008. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Shepherd University and received her certified trust and financial adviser certification from ABA National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University.

Middletown Valley Bank

MIDDLETOWN, Md. — Brian Ropp recently became chief financial officer of Middletown Valley Bank. Previously, he was an investment analyst at T. Rowe Price for nearly 15 years where he was responsible for analyzing the U.S. and Canadian banking industry as well as other industries. Ropp’s experience also includes roles in accounting, corporate treasury and finance. He also maintains a certified public accountant designation in the state of Maryland.

Ropp earned his MBA from the University of Chicago with a concentration in accounting and finance and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md. His community involvement include serving as treasurer for the Maryland School for the Blind, as first vice president of the Weinberg Center for the Arts Inc. and as treasurer of Mountain Valley Baseball Inc. Little League in Myersville, Md.

Salvatore & Morton LLC

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Salvatore and Morton LLC recently announced that founding partner John Salvatore has been named as the top lawyer on Hagers-town Magazine’s 2017 Hot List. Additionally, the law firm of Salvatore and Morton was recognized as one of the top law firms in Hagerstown.

Salvatore, a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, has been practicing since 1972. Salvatore and Morton LLC is a full-service, general-practice law firm that regularly practices in Washington and Frederick counties and in all Maryland Courts including District Court, Circuit Court and the Court of Special Appeals.

C&O Canal Trust

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — C&O Canal Trust recently welcomed three new members to the Board of Directors: John Schnebly, Anthony Stacy and Anne Wallace.

Schnebly is from Hagerstown, where he served as president of Keller Stonebraker Insurance for 37 years, as well as on the Washington County Board of Commissioners.

Stacy of Alexandria, Va., is presently employed by Booz Allen Hamilton and has more than 25 years of experience working at the top levels of the private, public, and nonprofit sectors as well as in higher education.

Wallace, a longtime resident of Potomac, Md., was a trustee on the board of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School for 12 years, including four years as board chairwoman.

Heidler Roofing Services Inc.
Ashley Wood

YORK, Pa. — Heidler Roofing Services Inc. recently named Ashley Wood as assistant manager at the company’s Hagerstown Division. Wood has been with Heidler Roofing for two years as a project manager. She was instrumental in successfully managing numerous concurrent projects, safety compliance and field-personnel hiring and allocation. In her new role she will continue to develop and improve all project phases to include cost control and quality, and continue assisting in hiring and safety compliance.

In addition, Benjamin Knox, foreman at the company’s Hagerstown Division, has completed the NRCA – ProForeman Certificate Program. The program consists of more than 20 elements ranging from in-person programs to online modules in different categories critical to a foreman’s job. Knox has been with Heidler Roofing for four years.

First United Bank & Trust
Denise D. Phelps

OAKLAND, Md. — Denise D. Phelps recently was promoted as Berkeley County market president at First United Bank & Trust, overseeing the bank’s strategic sales and growth initiatives in Berkeley County, W. Va.

Phelps has more than 20 years banking expertise and experience with First United. She started her career in Martinsburg, W.Va., as a customer service representative. She served as a customer service officer in 1997 and was quickly promoted to a mortgage originator for the Martinsburg area. In 2007, she was promoted to the sales and service leadership manager.

WVU Medicine University Healthcare Physicians
Dr. Naseem Alexa Jahdi

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine University Healthcare Physicians recently announced the opening of WVU Medicine Rheumatology in Martinsburg and welcomed Dr. Naseem Alexa Jahdi to the practice.

Jahdi, a board certified rheumatologist, is a graduate of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa. She completed fellowship training in rheumatology at Nova Southeastern University Larkin Community Hospital in South Miami, Fla.

For the past three years, Jahdi has been an attending physician for rheumatology practices in Annapolis, Md., and Fredericksburg, Va. As a UHP physician, she has joined the medical staffs at Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg and Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson.

WVU Medicine Rheumatology is in the McCormack Center, 2000 Foundation Way, Suite 3650 on the Berkeley Medical Center campus in Martinsburg.

WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center
Joanna Gaither
Bethany Barahona Hudson

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Bethany Barahona Hudson, environmental services, was recently named WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center’s Quality Service Award winner for August.

Joanna Gaither, environmental services, was recently named WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center’s Quality Service Award winner for September.

Each month, the hospital’s Service Award Committee selects a Quality Service Award recipient. Multiple nominations were received on Hudson’s behalf. One department commented, “She goes above and beyond to ensure our department is clean. Bethany is friendly with all staff, always polite and has a smile. She takes the time to put extra effort into her work.”

Gaither was chosen because she demonstrates and exhibits initiative and effective time management in completing her tasks in a timely manner. Recently, she took it upon herself to learn how to use the buffer to clean and polish floors in the hospital’s main lab area.

WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center
Crystal Lillie-Mauck

RANSON, W.Va. — Crystal Lillie-Mauck, special care unit nurse, was recently named WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center’s Quality Service Award winner for the third quarter 2017.

According to colleagues, Lillie-Mauck consistently follows the values of the organization, including quality, teamwork and respect.

Each quarter, the hospital’s Service Award Committee selects an employee to receive the Quality Service Award.

WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center, University Healthcare Physicians
Dr. John W. Miles

RANSON, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center and University Healthcare Physicians welcome Dr. John W. Miles, board certified anesthesiologist, to the Eastern Panhandle and the hospital’s medical staff.

Miles is a graduate of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Mo. He completed his residency in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, and fellowship training in pain management at University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif.

Since 2010, Miles has worked as a staff anesthesiologist in practices in Tennessee, California and Nevada. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology and the American Osteopathic Association.

Jefferson County Development Authority
Nicolas “Nic” Diehl

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — The Jefferson County Development Authority recently announced Nicolas “Nic” Diehl has been named executive director. After an extensive search, the JCDA selected Diehl from a group of many qualified candidates from across the United States. Diehl has spent the past 12 years working with the West Virginia Department of Commerce in various capacities. Most recently, Diehl was a regional manager for business and industrial development, focused on business expansion and retention in the Eastern Panhandle region of West Virginia.

F&M Trust
Marisol Feliciano

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — F&M Trust recently announced that Marisol Feliciano has been promoted to community office manager at the bank’s Memorial Square office in Chambersburg.

Prior to F&M Trust, Feliciano managed the call center for another financial institution. As community office manager, she will be responsible for consumer lending, business development, deposit services, customer service and strengthening relationships within the community.

Feliciano is involved in the Centro Hispano-Americano de Chambersburg’s Harvest Festival and teaches a bilingual Sunday School class at her local church.

Face Time for November 2017

Arbonne International

Jessie Kretzer

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Jessie Robinson Kretzer, a native of Hagerstown, has promoted to regional vice president of Arbonne International, a health and wellness, anti-aging skin care company. Kretzer has been active in promoting the downtown business movement, as well as other community projects, including mentoring young women, and creating a memorial fund in honor of her mother to help those suffering from cancer. She also offers free workshops on entrepreneurship. As part of her position, she was awarded a white Mercedes Benz at a celebration Oct. 6 at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, as well as a trip to Riviera Maya.

 

 

Herrera Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Aryeh Herrera

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Dr. Aryeh Herrera of Herrera Reconstructive Surgery in Hagerstown, is celebrating 25 years as a board certified plastic surgeon on Nov. 6. Herrera is a graduate of The City College of New York and The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed residencies in general surgery and reconstructive surgery with fellowships in burn trauma/critical care, microvascular surgery, hand surgery, and head & neck cancer surgery. Herrera started practicing in Hagerstown in 1989.

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Jones

Brian Yurek

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. — Brian Yurek with financial services firm Edward Jones in Williamsport, has achieved the professional designation of accredited asset management specialist (AAMS). Yurek successfully completed the professional education program from the Denver-based College for Financial Planning. Those who complete the program, pass a final exam, and sign a code of ethics and disclosure form earn the AAMS designation. This advanced training offers investment professionals the hands-on information needed to provide comprehensive financial services.

 

 

 

 

 

Steptoe & Johnson

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Steptoe & Johnson PLLC recently announced that Katherine M. Moore has joined the firm’s litigation team. She practices in the firm’s Martinsburg, W.Va. office. Moore recently served as judicial law clerk for Chief Judge Gina M. Groh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. She was also a legal extern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of West Virginia and intern for the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Moore earned her law degree and undergraduate degree from West Virginia University.

 

D.L. Martin Co.

Benji Brown

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — D.L. Martin Co. recently recognized Benji Brown as Employee of the Month for September. Brown lives in Hagerstown and has been with the company for one year. A painter in Building 4, he is being recognized for his suggestions that extended the useful life of airline and paint supply line hoses; reduced the amount of thinner used to clean spray guns; increased the amount of rack space available for painting small parts; reduced paint usage and overspray; reduced the number of filter changes required in the paint booth and the amount of used filters generated for disposal.

The company also recognizes Jeff Ficks, Ken Hege, Cory Kaiser, Derrick MacDowall and John Miller for their suggestions implemented through the Continual Improvement Program in the month of September.

 

Baxter Group Inc.

Greg Crider

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Greg Crider of Baxter Group Inc. hit his 10-year anniversary with the company in September. Originally from Waynesboro, Pa., he serves as project foreman and asbestos abatement supervisor. In his free time, he likes to play a round of golf. Baxter Group CEO Jocelyne Melton in a news release that she commends Crider on his loyalty to the company, dedication to his team and devotion to improving the environment for the community.

 

 

 

 

Middletown Valley Bank

Jim Fahey

MIDDLETOWN, Md. — Jim Fahey joined Middletown Valley Bank as a commercial relationship manager on Oct. 2. He had served as director of athletics at Saint James School for five years. He was also owner and general manager of Hub City Builders in Hagerstown for more than 20 years. Fahey is a graduate of Shippensburg University and served in the U.S. Army Reserves for eight years. He has been married to his wife, Sue, for 27 years and they have 3 grown children.

 

 

 

 

WVU Medicine University Healthcare Physicians

Dr. Alexandria “Nikki” Arvon

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine University Healthcare Physicians recently announced the opening of Primary Care — Pendleton and welcomed Dr. Alexandria “Nikki” Arvon to the practice. Arvon, who is board certified in family medicine, is a graduate of the WVU School of Medicine and the WVU Rural Family Medicine Residency program at Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Since April 2015, she has worked for UHP providing inpatient care at Berkeley Medical Center. WVU Medicine Primary Care — Pendleton is at 299 Medical Court in Martinsburg.

 

 

 

 

F&M Trust

Frank Severa
Kofi Odoom
Joe Maxwell

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — F&M Trust recently made several new hires. Joe Maxwell is vice president, investment and trust services relationship manager. He will provide investment, trust, administration, estate planning and retirement planning services in the Carlisle area.

Kofi Odoom, credit analyst, is responsible for completing analyses and assessments with regard to credit for prospective and current F&M Trust commercial customers.

Frank Severa Jr., commercial credit recovery officer, is responsible for managing F&M Trust’s legal, financial and reputation risk associated with collection of the commercial loan portfolio.

First United Bank & Trust

Laura Lowery

OAKLAND, Md. — Laura C. Lowry was recently promoted to vice president and community relationship manager at First United Bank & Trust.

Lowry has more than 36 years of business experience and joined First United in 2005. She began as a staff accountant and investment assistant. She also held positions ranging from marketing coordinator, retail banking manager and assistant to the director of finance for the City of Hagerstown. She is a graduate of Hagerstown Community College with a degree in applied science, majoring in accounting and business management. She also maintains a state of Maryland Producer Insurance license.

Lowry also serves on the Horizon Goodwill Industries Board of Directors and is the Finance Committee chairwoman. She also serves on the Operations Committee for Goodwill. Lowry is also a member of the Ambassador Committee with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.

R. Troy Linton was recently hired as wealth adviser serving the Frederick County for First United Bank & Trust.
Linton will counsel his clients through investment management, retirement concerns and financial planning. He more than 20 years of local trust and investment experience. He began his financial services career as a wealth investment adviser after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in finance and a master’s degree in business management from Mount St. Mary’s University. From there, he progressed through various trust and investment roles.

Linton, who lives in Woodsboro with his wife Cathy and their son Connor, is a board member for the Woodsboro Medical Center as well as a good Samaritan for the Frederick Memorial Hospital. He also serves as treasurer for the Church of the Brethren. In addition, Linton received a certificate of recognition from the Frederick Affordable Housing Council for his work bringing corporate attention to diverse, not-for-profit organizations.

Success Mortgage

Chris Corno

WINCHESTER, Va. — Success Mortgage recently hired Chris Corno as vice president of operations.

Corno got his start in the mortgage brokering field with Success Mortgage more than 14 years ago and later moved out of state with his family. He returns to Success with more than 20 years’ experience in mortgage banking, mortgage brokering and financial industry concepts. He will be responsible for talent attraction and leadership, driving revenue, marketing and business strategies, daily operations, compliance, licensing and more.
Success Mortgage, at 27 West Jubal Early Drive in Winchester, provides financing services to customers in Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland.

WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center

Dr. Tiffany Guglielmo-Roxby

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center recently created the Department of Pediatrics within the hospital’s medical staff and Dr. Tiffany Guglielmo-Roxby, a pediatrician with Shenandoah Community Health Center in Martinsburg, has been named the new chairwoman of the department.

She was selected by her peers to represent the pediatricians and neonatologists on the Medical Staff Executive Committee.

Guglielmo-Roxby has been on staff since September 2015. She is a graduate of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency in pediatrics at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.