Marge Angello, Carbondale native, will be heading up the new Medicaid company. The company is a joint venture between health insurer, Hospital Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania and AmeriHealth Mercy Health Plan. Ms. Angello was born in Carbondale, grew up in Forest City and graduated from Forest City High School. She attended Marywood University, and received her nursing degree from St. Joe’s Hospital.
Attorney Jamie J. Anzalone recently lectured at a seminar on «Trying Auto Law Basics» which was sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Mechanicsburg and Philadelphia. Mr. Anzalone received his undergraduate degree in government and law from Lafayette University and his juris doctorate from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates
Leslie Francis has been hired as a saleswoman for the Bushkill office. Ms. Francis has lived in the Pocono area for the past 10 years. She took the required real estate courses, passed the necessary exams and is a graduate of the Pocono Real Estate Academy. She received her real estate license in February of 2012. Ms. Francis has a Bachelor of Arts in business management.
Jennifer Hopkins, John F. Patton and Krista Schneider were elected to the foundation’s board of directors.
Ms. Hopkins is the president of Sustainable Energy Fund. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and has an MBA from the University of Scranton. Ms. Hopkins is also a certified public accountant and a certified renewable energy professional.
Mr. Patton, C.P.A., has been general manager of The Standard-Speaker in Hazleton since 2007 and before then was the controller/treasurer since 1995. Mr. Patton is a graduate of King’s College with a Bachelor of Science in accounting as well as being a certified public accountant. He resides in Barnesville with his with wife, Trish, and children, Jessica, Janine and John.
Ms. Schneider is a licensed landscape architect with over 15 years’ experience in the design and planning of parks, streetscapes and communities. As a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professional, she currently works part-time with the multidisciplinary planning and engineering firm of Barry Isett & Associates Inc. in Hazleton. Ms. Schneider is also a founding partner and principal of Heritage Strategies LLC. Ms. Schneider is a graduate of Penn State and Harvard University, as well as a former officer of the Army Quartermaster Corps. In 2008, she founded the Center for Landscape Design & Stewardship. She lives in Conyngham with her husband, Robert, and two children.
Ed Nikles Custom Builder Inc.
Ed Nikles Jr. was recently elected as chairman of the Craftsmen Builder 20 Club. Mr. Nikles was elected to serve a two-year term as the chairman at the fall meeting in Port Townsend, Wash. He will be in charge of creating the meeting agendas, arranging for top speakers from around the country to provide educational programs and to coordinate housing tours of custom homes in host club member’s cities.
Raymond J. Fox, C.P.A., has joined the bank in the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. Mr. Fox’s professional experience is extensive and includes serving as an account manager for a diverse client base of Fortune 500 companies and working as an adjunct professor of accounting at the University of Scranton. Mr. Fox earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in English from King’s College. He earned his Master of Science in taxation from Villanova University. He resides in Roaring Brook Twp.
James M. Bone Jr., C.P.A., has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Bone assumes responsibility for leadership of the finance and accounting functions, providing critical strategic direction to the company’s executive leadership team. A 26-year veteran of the company, Mr. Bone most recently served as executive vice president, information technology & operations. He joined the bank in 1986 as an internal auditor. A resident of Exeter, Mr. Bone is a certified public accountant and a graduate of King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in information systems and accounting. Mr. Bone succeeds Edward J. Lipkus, who was instrumental in completing the company’s regulatory filings and achieving current SEC reporting status.
Erin Schutter has been appointed vice president of the employee benefits division. Ms. Schutter has nine years of experience in Employee Benefits. She is a graduate of Shippensburg University and lives in New Cumberland with her husband and daughter.
Leadership Lackawanna, the leadership affiliate of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, has elected several new members to its board of directors. The newly elected board members include: Holly Carron, HW Roever Inc./Dunkin Donuts; Michael Karcutskie, the Quandel Construction Group Inc.; John Errico, NET Federal Credit Union; Alana Roberts, PPL; Gerard Hetman, Lackawanna County; and Mark Volk, Lackawanna College.
Misericordia University celebrated Mercy Week 2012 by honoring staff and faculty for service during the 33rd Annual Awards Dinner. The 55 honorees were recognized for five year increments of service, and included special recognition for associate professor of social work Dennis Fisher, M.Ed., of Harveys Lake, and Vice President of Academic Affairs Mari P. King, Ed.D., of Scranton, who were commended for 35 years of service. Bookstore manager Diane Morreale of Wyoming was honored for 30 years of service, and information technology users coordinator Christine Collura of Sweet Valley was recognized for 25 years of service.
Employees recognized for 20 years of service were: Frank DiPino, Shickshinny; Judith Ellis, Kingston; Amy Lahart, Exeter; Cynthia March, R.S.M., Dallas; Michael Moran, Tunkhannock; Patricia Sweetz, Shavertown; and Patrick Touhey, Dallas.
Honored for 15 years of service were: Denis Anson, Noxen; Gwen Bartolacci, Dallas; Michele Castle, Wilkes-Barre; Joan Foster, Dallas; Brenda Hage, Dallas; Jeanne VanDuzer, Tunkhannock; and Marianne Vitale, West Pittston.
Those who received awards for 10 years of service were: Susan Barker, Mountaintop; Kimberly Caffrey, Dallas; Robyn Fedor Stahovic, Plains; Janet Gow, Nanticoke; Diane Iorio, Wilkes-Barre; Susan Lazur, Dallas; David Marks, Harveys Lake; John Mellon, Drums; James Ricardo, Dallas; Donna Samanas, Dallas; Anthony Serino, Shavertown; James Siberski, West Nanticoke; Catherine Silveri, Plains; Theresa Thomas, Dallas; Ann Vodzak, Dallas; and Paulette Wolanski, Shavertown.
Celebrating five years of service were: Michele Brague, West Wyoming; Kelly Dinan, Mountaintop; Peter Egbert, Shavertown; Marcia Frank, Shickshinny; Kathleen Gelso, Dallas; Richard Haydt, Mountaintop; Lisa Jucket-Shaw, Hunlock Creek; Sylvia Maas, Dallas; Paige May, Dallas; Patrick McKamy, Wyoming; Allen Minor, Roaring Brook Twp.; Paul Nobile, Wyoming; Rachel Oberg, Shavertown; Larry Pellegrini, Pittston Twp.; Kathy Pesta, Lehman; Marianne Puhalla, Forty Fort; Susan Sheridan, Dallas; Corina Slaff, Shavertown; Mark Stull, Dallas; Daniel Williams, Shawanese; and Ruixia «Rachel» Yan, Mountaintop.
Exemplary Service Awards were also presented to Peter Calkins, Dallas, project manager for facilities planning, design and construction; Johanna Evans, Shavertown, executive secretary in the university president’s office; Stephen Filipiak, Harding, web content coordinator for marketing communications; and Larry Pellegrini, Pittston Twp., director of corporate, government and foundation relations.
Nazanin Ehsani, M.D., M.P.H., urogynecologist, will be published in various international and national medical journals. The articles written by Dr. Ehsani include «Risk Factors for Mesh Extrusion Following Prolapse Surgery: A Case-Control Study» in the Journal of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery; and «Use of Patient Reported Outcome Questionnaires in the Urogynecologic Literature» in the Journal of Neurology and Urodynamics. Dr. Ehsani holds a Doctor of Medicine and a Master of Public Health from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Public Health, located in Washington, D.C. She completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the George Washington University and a fellowship in urogynecology at St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem. She is a fellowship-trained urogynecologist.
United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Twelve employees honored at an employee appreciation dinner for reaching a service milestone with the agency include: Mary Clare Hopkins, 20 years; Angel Atell, 10 years; Donna Hine, 10 years; Noemi Calderon, 10 years; Shannon Kapmeyer, five years; Nita Barrett, five years; Jill Moyle, five years; Nelson Guevara, five years; Wendy Carlin, five years; Bob O’Brien, five years; Migdalia Sandy, five years; and Barbara Cole, five years.
Three new teachers who joined the school’s faculty include Jonelle Marie Lasky of Jenkins Twp. She holds a Bachelor of Science in elementary education with a concentration in early childhood education from Misericordia University and graduated magna cum laude.
Brian Palladino of Larksville, graduated magna cum laude from King’s College with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and special education.
Gina Zilla of Scott Twp., graduated magna cum laude from Wilkes University with a bachelor’s degree from the Wilkes School of Education and a minor in psychology.
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