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Making professional moves: October women newsmakers

Each month we will compile a list of women newsmakers (hires, promotions, appointments) for the midstate.


Hanover-based RLH CPAs & Business Advisors named Marcia Howe a senior accountant. She is a certified public accountant with more than 15 years of accounting experience and was employed with a local real estate developer. Megan Kennis and Albana Sayeedy were named accounting supervisors. They will oversee audit fieldwork, and train and develop audit team members. Kennis is a member of the employee benefit plan audit team, and Sayeedy oversees audits and financial engagements.

Manheim Township-based Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP named Pamela M. Mahoney director of information technology. She will oversee the internal IT department, as well as support and maintenance of applications and technology. She was a senior IT manager with another accounting firm. She has a bachelor’s degree in information management services from Eastern University.

Architecture and engineering

New Cumberland-based Navarro & Wright Consulting Engineers Inc. named Gretchen Yarnall a transportation, environmental and engineering specialist. Manyi Yeung was named a project engineer with its site and civil infrastructure department. She is an engineer in training. Hannah Graham was named an administrative assistant with the Bradford County office.

Lititz-based Beers Hoffman Architects named Naoko Elder a senior interior designer with the interior design department in its Lititz and Harrisburg offices. She has 10 years of design experience.

York-based Core Design Group named Kelly Rebert a business development employee for Hanover, Adams County and Westminster, Md., based in the Hanover office. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing and psychology from Millersville University.


Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services named Julie Hungarter president, Brooke Wenger immediate past president, Amy Meadows treasurer, Jennifer Smyers secretary, and Cristina Barnes director-at large. Hungarter is director of operations with Providence Engineering Corp.; Wenger is director of business development with Triad Engineering Inc.; Meadows is a marketing specialist with Reynolds; Smyers is a marketing manager with Boyle Construction Inc.; and Barnes is a marketing manager with Stahl Sheaffer Engineering.

Banking and finance

Mount Joy-based Union Community Bank named Dawn Ruppert manager of its Old Philadelphia Pike branch. She was an assistant branch manager with PNC Bank. She is a graduate of Carson Newman College.

Lower Allen Township-based Members 1st Federal Credit Union named Veronica McBreen vice president of retail services. She has been with the credit union for 17 years, most recently as assistant vice president and regional manager.

Millersburg-based Mid Penn Bank named Linda A. Goldstein a community banking liaison. She was vice president and COO of Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corp. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from the University of North Carolina.

San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. named Allison McCanney a senior vice president and relationship manager with its middle market commercial banking division based in Reading. She will focus on companies with more than $20 million in annual sales in Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon and Schuylkill counties. Previously, she was head of the bank’s Philadelphia-area credit department and a salary administration and employee benefits manager for the Philadelphia market. She has a degree in psychology from Dickinson College.

Leacock Township-based Bank of Bird-In-Hand named Kathleen Zeh assistant vice president of deposit operations. She will oversee and manage deposit operations functions. Christine Diehl was named manager of the Bird-In-Hand branch. She also will oversee the Intercourse branch. She was an assistant branch manager. Ruth Ann Zimmerman was named an assistant branch manager with the Intercourse branch. She was a customer service manager.


Lancaster-based Wickersham Construction and Engineering Inc. named Angie Martinozzi an assistant project manager for the industrial services division. She has a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Pennsylvania College of Technology.

High Construction Co. named Michelle L. Miller an estimator and buyer. She will prepare cost estimates for negotiated and competitive bid projects, and for performing constructability reviews and conceptual estimating. She was a cost estimator and project manager. She has an associate degree in architectural engineering technology and a bachelor’s degree in structural design and construction engineering technology from Penn State.

Wormleysburg-based Pyramid Construction Services Inc. named Amy Goropoulos director of marketing. She will oversee public relations, collateral production and social media and digital marketing. She was a marketing graphic designer with the Central Penn Business Journal for 11 years. She has an associate degree in graphic design from the Art Institute of York and a bachelor’s degree in English from Wagner College.


Iowa-based Transamerica Agency Network Harrisburg named Pamela Morris and Tiffiney Portee insurance representatives with its Lower Allen Township office.


York-based CGA Law Firm named Barbara Sardella of counsel. Sardella concentrates on dispute resolution and mediation. She also is secretary and general counsel with the Gettysburg Foundation. Prior to retirement, she was vice president and general counsel with Kinsley Construction Inc. She has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Bucknell University and a law degree from American University.

Harrisburg-based Skarlatos-Zonarich LLC named Jessica L. Wilson a member of its estate planning and administration group. She also focuses on real estate and civil litigation. She has a bachelor’s degree from Millersville University and a law degree from the University of Toledo.

Philadelphia-based Post & Schell PC named Cynthia A. Haines co-chairwoman of its information privacy and security practice group, which represents clients in matters related to information security, data security and data breaches. She is a principal with the Harrisburg office and also a member of the health care practice group. Prior to joining the firm, she was an attorney with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 22 years and a privacy officer with the former Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

Harrisburg-based Thomas Thomas & Hafer LLP named Julia A. Morrison an associate. She has experience in civil litigation, including product and premises liability. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and pre-law from Boston University and a law degree from Penn State Dickinson. She also has studied Chinese law at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Hong Kong University.


York-based Grit Marketing Group named Bethany Slapinski a senior account executive. She was an account executive with Nxtbook Media in Lancaster. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Penn State and a master’s degree in communication management from Towson University. Lexi Petry was named a senior graphic designer. She was an art director with EZMarketing in Lancaster, and before that, a graphic designer with Grit. She has an associate degree in graphic design from the Art Institute of York.

Lancaster-based Godfrey named Lindsay Derecola and Ashley Millhouse senior designers. Derecola was a junior graphic designer with the Profero Group. She has a bachelor’s degree in communication design from Kutztown University. Millhouse has 10 years of publishing experience and was a book designer with Fox Chapel Publishing. She has a bachelor’s degree in communication design from Kutztown. Kate Hemmerich was named an account planner. She was an account director with Reese Integrated Marketing. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from William Smith College.

Emily Spillar was named a public relations coordinator. She will assist with project coordination, media database management, press release distributions and publicity. She was a marketing coordinator with Grit Marketing Group. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Penn State.


Lancaster-based CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health elected Mary Kennedy vice chairwoman and Jodie Reinhart treasurer. Kennedy is a parent educator with Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia and Reinhart is vice president and CFO of Vision Corps. Lorraine Gutierrez, Lisa McCracken, Carol L. Powell, Michelle A. Reaser, Kathleen Troy Smyser and Elaine G. Ugolnik were elected to the board. Gutierrez is a caseworker with Lancaster County Children and Youth Agency; McCracken is senior vice president of senior living research and development with Ziegler; Powell is assistant superintendent of the School District of Lancaster; Reaser is chief nursing officer of Lancaster Regional Medical Center; Smyser is director of communications with Pennsylvania College of Art & Design; and Ugolnik is a partner with Appel & Yost.

York-based Children’s Aid Society named Emily Alvarez an art therapist with its Lehman Center. She has a bachelor’s degree in art, education and psychology from Swarthmore College and a master’s degree in art therapy from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Wormleysburg-based American Heart Association of the Capitol Region named Linda R. Evers board member of its Great Rivers affiliate, which includes Delaware, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Evers is chairwoman of Stevens & Lee’s energy, communications and public utility group in the Reading office. Patricia A. Husic was named chairwoman of the annual Capital Region Go Red for Women luncheon and the new Red Couch series, which will seek testimonials from regional women about what inspires them to live a healthy life and how heart disease and stroke has touched their lives.

East Pennsboro Township-based Capital Region Partnership for Career Development named Melissa Snyder of Jump Street vice president, Krystell Fox of the United Way of the Capital Region treasurer and Kim Sprought of Harrisburg University secretary. Larissa Bailey of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC, Claire Kilbourne of Armstrong World Industries, Elizabeth Martinec of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and Rachel Mathias of Members 1st Federal Credit Union were named to the board.

Red Lion-based People That Care Youth Services Inc. named Marilyn Carrigan and Carolyn Holtzinger board members. Prior to retirement, Carrigan was employed with Pier One Imports and Holtzinger was a dialysis equipment maintenance specialist with Wellspan Health for 13 years.

Real estate

Manor Township-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty named Millie Caccamo, Judy Conyers, Jessica Engle, Stephanie Frysinger, Tash Kelley, Marlene Leighty, Lori Ober, Meisha Sams, Jacque Sengia, Liza Steele, Amy Sullivan and Jennifer Weitzel real estate agents. Caccamo has more than 30 years of experience; Conyers has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in education; Engle is a veteran of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and has a bachelor’s degree in art from Millersville University; Frysinger has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master of social work degree; Kelley has a master’s degree from Millersville; Leighty was an East Lampeter Township police officer; Ober was a business owner; Sams is a licensed practical nurse; Sengia has a bachelor’s degree in art education from Millersville University; Steele has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education; Sullivan has a bachelor’s degree in fashion design from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science and Weitzel has a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Eastern University. Terri Matlock was named director of operations for the Gettysburg office. She is an associate broker with more than 26 years of real estate experience and previously owned a real estate firm.

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