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Educator awarded

Dickinson College Children’s Center teacher Mandy Gutshall has been named a 2016 recipient of the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL® National Child Care Teacher Award by the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation.

Awards were given to 49 teachers nationwide, selected by a panel of expert educators. Each award comes with a $1,000 grant.

The Dickinson College Children’s Center serves children from the college and surrounding Cumberland County community, providing care and instruction for infants through Kindergarten, as well as summer camps for ages 5 to 12.

The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation was started in 1987 by by Kay and Fred Lokoff to honor the memory of their daughter, a devoted teacher who died in an automobile accident.

BSSF hires

Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, a Camp Hill-based CPA firm, has announced the hire of Monica Martin as a staff accountant.

Martin graduated from Cameron University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She served in the United States Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where she received numerous medals for her service. She will be based out of the BSSF office in Lancaster.

Giant donates

Giant and Martin’s have raised $599,688 for the Children’s Miracle Network through this year’s balloon campaign.

The grocery companies, a division of Carlisle-based Ahold USA, are one of the top ten national fundraisers for CMN, both through in-store collections as well as employee volunteer events

CMN-affiliated hospitals benefitting from Giant/Martin’s donations include Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, The Janet Weis Children’s Hospital at Geisinger, Children’s National Medical Center, University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, and Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

Doulas anniversary

Lancaster Doulas LLC, a maternity assistance agency serving the Midstate region, is celebrating is second year in business.

The company provides services from pre-conception through the baby’s first year. Medical and education services are available, as well as assistance with housework, meal preparation, and support with integrating older children.

For more information, visit www.LancasterDoulas.com.

Orrstown hires

Christian Heckman has joined Shippensburg-based Orrstown Bank as a VP for the commercial lending team.

Heckman will support Orrstown’s expansion into the commercial lending market of Lancaster and Berks counties.

Heckman is a long-time area resident and has spent the past 12 years at BB&T and its predecessor banks, Susquehanna Bank, CommunityBanks, and Blue Ball National Bank.

Boyer & Ritter expands

Camp Hill-based accounting firm Boyer & Ritter has added five new staff accountants.

Daniel Ryan graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and interned with Boyer & Ritter in 2015. Emily J. Griffith graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2015 and previously worked with two area accounting firms.

Jordan Sallavanti graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and interned with Boyer & Ritter in 2015. Christine Shontz graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2016. Evan J. Dickinson graduated from Moravian College and interned with Boyer & Ritter in 2012.

Ondek honored

Carlisle Midas franchise owner Matt Ondek was recognized as a President’s Award winner for 2015 by Midas’ corporate office.

Out of nearly 1,300 franchises in the US and Canada, Midas gave out only 21 President’s Award honors for last year. Ondek was presented with the award at the at the 2016 Midas Managers’ Summit at Midas Headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

FNB hires

First National Bank has announced the hiring of Bill Feist as Senior Vice President, Business Banking Team Leader for the bank’s Capital Region division, which serves Central PA.

Feist will lead FNB’s team of bankers for small- to mid-sized companies in the greater Harrisburg region, offering financing, credit, and cash flow solutions.

Feist has more than 20 years of banking experience in the Harrisburg area. Prior to joining FNB, Feist was Vice President, Commercial Services Relationship Manager at F&M Trust in Mechanicsburg.

Swanson hired

Members 1st Federal Credit Union has announced that Steven Swanson has been named a relationship manager. He is based out of the Market Plaza branch in Mechanicsburg.

Swanson was previously Regional Sales Manager at Inova Payroll. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and is currently involved with the Lancaster Society for Human Resource Management.

Attorneys named

Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott, LLC has had three of the firm’s Midstate attorneys named to the peer-reviewed Best Lawyers in America for 2017.

Daniel Clearfield was named for energy law, Robert B. Hoffman for health care law, and Renee C. Mattei Myers for labor and employment litigation.

Inclusion in the award list is determined by more than 5.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

Berkshire adds

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty has hired Tash Kelley as a realtor for the firm’s Carlisle office.

Kelley holds a master’s degree from Millersville University. Berkshire Hathaway has six offices in the greater Harrisburg region, including Carlisle.

Husic honored

Patricia A. Husic, President and CEO of Centric Bank, was named Business Woman of the Year by Business Women’s Forum (BWF) and Carlisle and West Shore Chambers of Commerce.

Husic was one of the founders of Centric Financial Corporation and Centric Bank and led the turnaround and growth of the financial institution to over $421 million in assets the end of the second quarter of 2016 and record profits and growth of the bank in 2015.

Husic was previously chair of the Pennsylvania Bankers’ Association, and is currently chair of the PBA’s Women in Banking Initiative. She serves on the board of Holy Spirit Health System as well as the Communications Council for the American Bankers’ Association.

Urology hires

Camp Hill-based Urology of Central PA has announced the hiring of Alicia Mills as a Physician Assistant.

Mills is a graduate of Arcadia University with a master’s of science and master’s of public health. She has several years of prior experience in family practice.

Surgeon added

Daniel Calderon, MD, has been hired as a vascular surgeon for PinnacleHealth’s CardioVascular Institute.

Calderon recently completed his vascular surgery residency at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Prior to his residency, he completed medical school at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston.

PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute treats cerebrovascular arterial disease, renal/visceral arterial disease, lower extremity arterial disease, aneurysm disease and venous disease.

Board appointed

The Capital Region Partnership for Career Development, a nonprofit founded to develop relationships between employers, educators, and community groups, has welcomed new board members.

New members are Krystell Fox of the United Way of the Capital Region, Jamal Jones of ResCare Workforce Services, Claire Kilbourne of Armstrong World Industries, Elizabeth Martinec from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Rachel Mathias from Members 1st Federal Credit Union, Victor Rodgers of Harrisburg Area Community College, and Kim Sprought from Harrisburg University.

Geisinger names COO

Geisinger Health Plan has named Lisa Golden as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing management and operational improvements throughout the healthcare network.

Golden joined Geisinger Health System as a registered nurse in 1990. She most recently served as chief administrative officer at Geisinger Community Medical Center, overseeing growth of services in the Scranton area.

Golden is a member of the Pennsylvania Trauma Board of Directors, the Children Advocacy Center Board of Directors and the American Case Management Association. She is also a member of Circle 200, a forum for senior-level executive women.

Triad adds

Midstate consulting firm Triad Strategies has hired Kristin Snow as a communications consultant.

Snow was the bureau director for Commonwealth Media Services for seven years under former Gov. Ed Rendell. She later served as Rendell’s chief of staff and chair of his two political action committees.

Snow has been a consultant with America Votes on a statewide “Get Out The Vote” initiative, and most recently served as the Director of Communications for the Department of Aging under Gov. Tom Wolf.

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