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Author Archives: CPBJ Staff

STEPHANE SMITH (access required)

STEPHANE SMITH PRACTICE LEADER RKL LLP Stephane Smith uses her multi-faceted business acumen to help employers throughout the U.S. maximize their people power and lead a team of consultants as the practice leader of the Human Capital Management (HCM) service line at RKL LLP. “What sets me apart from my peers is my diverse background of experience and collaborative approach ...

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MARY GRACE SIMCOX (access required)

MARY GRACE SIMCOX PRESIDENT PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES Mary Grace Simcox has served as president of the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences for 25 years, overseeing its transition to an accredited, degree-granting college and leading the process to build a new campus. “I see the positive difference my job makes every day — in hospitals, clinics, even our own ...

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FINA SALVO (access required)

FINA SALVO DIRECTOR OF MARKETING BOYER & RITTER LLC Fina Salvo is a professional marketer, storyteller and strategic problem-solver focused on people development, client experience and meaningful growth. “Telling the great news about the Boyer & Ritter team and our valued clients is my passion,” she said. “Success is my adrenaline rush, and my energy source is the smart, successful ...

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GENNIFER RICHIE (access required)

GENNIFER RICHIE PRESIDENT AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR ODESSA DESIGN, INC. Gennifer Richie launched her own business at age 24 and is celebrating Odessa Design’s silver anniversary this year. The company offers branding, graphic design and marketing services. “I believe my achievements have allowed young creatives to see that there is more than one path to success, that you don’t have to ...

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KIM PIZZINGRILLI (access required)

KIM PIZZINGRILLI CHAIR, PENNSYLVANIA STATE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY Kim Pizzingrilli helps clients across the energy, water, transportation and technology sectors navigate government processes so that they can contribute to making Pennsylvania a great place to do business and provide consumers with valuable services while achieving their business objectives. “My 28 years of public service provide a unique ...

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CHRISTY PIERCE (access required)

CHRISTY PIERCE VICE PRESIDENT, PROVIDER PARTNERSHIP MARKET EXECUTIVE HIGHMARK HEALTH Christy Pierce works with physicians and hospitals to implement solutions that will transform how care is delivered and paid for. “Being resourceful has enabled me to consistently get outstanding outcomes regardless of the size of my team or budget,” she said. Creating the rigor, structure and process needed to successfully execute ...

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DARLA PERDUE (access required)

DARLA PERDUE CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER VIBRA HEALTHCARE As a leader of a large health care organization, Darla Perdue impacts the lives of more than 7,000 healthcare workers to ensure safe and efficient work environments. “I am a transformation leader,” she said. “Building relationships with team members is critical to the success of our organization, listening and understanding in a turbulent ...

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DR. KATHRYN PALISOC (access required)

DR. KATHRYN PALISOC HOSPITALIST MEDICAL DIRECTOR UPMC MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Dr. Kathryn Palisoc was promoted to her current position in the middle of 2020, perhaps one of the most challenging times to be a new leader in a healthcare system. “Despite the pandemic, however, she has become the leader that the program needed to bring them through this storm,” said Elena ...

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CHRISTINE E. NENTWIG (access required)

CHRISTINE E. NENTWIG SHAREHOLDER CGA LAW FIRM Christine Nentwig’s independence and self-reliance have been critical to her success. “In some sense it has made me work harder, but it has also made me more well-rounded and knowledgeable,” she said. In addition to being a shareholder at CGA Law Firm, she is the co-chair of the firm’s labor and employment law ...

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NAKESHA N. MULDROW (access required)

NAKESHA N. MULDROW VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE – ACCESS & SCHEDULING WELLSPAN HEALTH Nakesha Muldrow serves as vice president for access and scheduling for WellSpan Health, but her work goes beyond the office and into the wider community. “Nakesha Muldrow is a woman who commits herself completely to any endeavor in which she is involved,” Kimberly Brister, chief diversity, equity and ...

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MICHELLE MOWRER (access required)

MICHELLE MOWRER REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERS 1ST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION While Michelle Mowrer’s career has gone from strength to strength, one throughline is obvious: her interest in and work for the community. “I have a strong passion for helping and supporting my community daily,” she says. “I feel that my support is going to help to grow and develop my ...

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MEREDITH MILLS (access required)

MEREDITH MILLS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER COUNTRY MEADOWS RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES AND ECUMENICAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY For some, taking over the family business is the last thing on their minds. Not so with Meredith Mills, president and chief operating officer for Country Meadows Retirement Communities in Hershey. Her grandparents, former Gov. George M. Leader and his wife, Mary Jane, founded Country ...

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ERIN G. LETAVIC (access required)

ERIN G. LETAVIC SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER HERBERT, ROWLAND & GRUBIC, INC. Throughout her career, Erin Letavic has used her skill at environmental engineering to give back to her community over the course of the last 17 years. The senior project manager for Herbert, Rowland & Grubic (HRG) in Harrisburg has always tried to think of the bigger picture in her ...

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AUDRA HUNTER (access required)

AUDRA HUNTER DIRECTOR OF RETAIL DELIVERY, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT PENNIAN BANK Audra Hunter would be the first to tell you she’s taken full advantage of the opportunities offered throughout her career. Hunter, now the director of retail delivery and senior vice president at Pennian Bank in Mifflintown, remembers her first job interview after high school graduation well. “I was a ...

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JACQUELINE HOWER (access required)

JACQUELINE HOWER DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS ZIMMERMAN’S AUTOMOTIVE TIRE PROS In her role as director of operations for Zimmerman’s Tire Service in Mechanicsburg, Jacqueline Hower is well aware that she works in a male-dominated industry. She devotes her time outside the office being an advocate for young women. “I live my life by this [Pablo Picasso] quote, “The meaning of life ...

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