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Newsmakers: New partners join Barley Snyder

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Manheim Township-based The Walz Group named Daniel T. Massey a principal. He will continue to provide audit, review and business advisory services to construction, entertainment production and nonprofit clients. He was a manager in the audit division. He is a CPA and a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College.

Manheim Township-based RKL LLP named H. David Padden a partner in the tax services group. He has nearly four decades of accounting, tax and consulting experience. He is a CPA, has a bachelor’s degree from Grove City College and an MBA from the University of Southern Mississippi. Karin M. Guerrini and Allyson R. Hornbaker were named partners in the audit services group. Guerrini was also named a member of the financial services industry group. She has more than three decades of experience in bank and credit union auditing. She is a CPA, certified fraud examiner and chartered global management accountant and has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State. Hornbaker will provide assurance and management advisory services. She is a CPA and has a bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University. Stefanie M. Knaub was named a partner in the senior living services consulting group. She will specialize in all aspects of medical billing. She has a bachelor’s degree from Albright College. Rick Miller and Nathan J. Babinsack were named managers in the audit services group. Miller has more than two decades of accounting experience in assurance and regulatory compliance for nonprofit, senior living and commercial clients. He is a CPA and has a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Mennonite University. Babinsack has more than a decade of experience helping senior living providers and nonprofit organizations manage regulatory compliance and financial record-keeping. He is a CPA and has a bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University. Padden, Guerrini, Hornbaker, Knaub, Miller and Babinsack joined the firm as part of its merger with Padden, Guerrini & Associates and will be primarily based out of the Upper Allen Township office.


Tioga County-based First Citizens Community Bank named Chris Pierce to its southcentral regional board. He is president of South Annville Township-based Heritage Poultry Management Services Inc. He will assist the lending team as it services the financial needs of the local agricultural community, particularly in the egg industry.

Health care

York Township-based WellSpan Health named Dr. Cindy Wu a member of WellSpan General Surgery in North Cornwall Township. She specializes in advanced colorectal surgery and also performs colonoscopies and general surgery.


Lancaster-based Barley Snyder named attorney Drake D. Nicholas a partner with its business and employee benefits groups. Attorney Stanley A. Smith was named a partner with the personal planning and business groups. Thomas J. Nehilla and John M. Coles were named partners in the real estate and business groups; Thomas Anthony French was named a partner and William C. Boak an associate in the litigation group. Robert J. Tribeck was named of counsel and Sara E. Myirski an associate in the litigation and employment groups. Kevin M. Scott was named of counsel in the business and tax groups. Stephanie E. DiVittore was named of counsel in the litigation and finance and creditors’ rights groups. They will all work in the Harrisburg office, and all were employed with Rhoads & Sinon.

Manheim Township-based Saxton & Stump named Scott Alan Mitchell a shareholder. He will lead the trusts and estates practice. He was a partner with Mitchell & Young and has more than 22 years of estate planning experience. He has an undergraduate degree from Millersville University and a law degree from Regent University School of Law.

Harrisburg-based McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC named Penny Pollick continuing disclosure specialist in the financial services and public finance practice groups. She will work in the Lancaster office. She has 10 years of township management experience and was manager of South Hanover Township.

Susquehanna Township-based Mette, Evans & Woodside named attorney Paul J. Bruder a shareholder. He was chair of Rhoads & Sinon’s environmental practice group and was employed with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. He is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College and has a law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law.


Red Lion based 18 South Youth Ministries Inc., which owns and operates 18 South Youth Center, elected Paul Dauenbaugh president, Jimmy Ilyes vice president, Sondra Tabeling treasurer and Becky Schor secretary. Dauenbaugh is pastor of Pleasant View Brethren in Christ Church. He is a graduate of Messiah College and Evangelical Seminary. Ilyes is a service technician at Hoober Inc. Tabeling is a bookkeeper. Schor is a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway and also co-owns The Bees Knees, a home goods and gift shop in Red Lion.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation named Trisha Salvia its staff attorney in Pennsylvania. She will provide legal advocacy and litigation support. She reviewed and drafted legislation, regulations, technical guidance and policies with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. She has a bachelor’s degree from Elon University, a law degree from Widener University School of Law and a master of laws degree from Pace University School of Law.

Real estate

New Cumberland based D’Angelo Realty Group Inc. named Stephen Fleming general manager. He will oversee recruiting and expansion efforts and business operations. He is a professional engineer, Realtor and graduate of Penn State. Chris Wyman was named director of property management. Chris Jordahl, Mike Fleegal and Britney Sweger were named real estate sales professionals.

Derry Township-based Zeustra LLC named Joseph Gugluizza vice president of health care real estate investment services. He will expand U.S. market capabilities in support of the health care real estate market. He was employed with Hines.

Manor Township-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty named Alison McLaughlin a Realtor and member of The McLaughlin Team. She will focus on residential sales throughout Lancaster County.

Lancaster-based Realty One Group Unlimited named Gary Hoover, Linda Novotny, Jim Martin and Liza Steele Realtors. Hoover is also a professional photographer. Novotny will focus on Berks County home buyers and sellers. She has an associate degree. Martin and Steele will work as The Martin & Steele Team and focus on Lancaster.


Giant Food Stores named Kilene Knitter an in-store nutritionist at the Lancaster Shopping Center store. She will provide one-on-one nutrition consultations for Lancaster-area customers, assist shoppers with healthy eating tips, conduct store tours and lead nutrition classes. She is a registered dietitian and licensed dietitian nutritionist and was employed with Brock & Company.

Senior care

East Drumore Township-based Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community named Diane Aston vice president of finance. She will be responsible for all fiscal operations. She was CFO. She has a bachelor’s degree from Millersville University. Joel Clausen was named vice president of health care services. He will be responsible for health care operations and activities. He was administrator of health care services. He is a licensed nursing home administrator and certified nursing home administrator and has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State and an MBA from The University of North Florida.

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