People: promotions, appointments and hires
Swatara Township-based Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association elected Drs. Anthony E. DiMarco president, George D. Vermeire president-elect, Joan M. Grzybowski vice president and William A. Wewer secretary and treasurer.
DiMarco is managing physician of Parkesburg Family Medicine in Chester County and medical director of LG Health Urgent Care–Parkesburg. He also is an adjunct faculty member with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Derry Township-based Penn State University College of Medicine. He is a graduate of LaSalle University and PCOM. Vermeire is medical director of Aetna Inc.’s northeast region and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and PCOM.
Grzybowski is a physician with PCOM’s Roxborough Healthcare Center in Philadelphia and a graduate of King’s College and PCOM.
Wewer has been practicing family medicine in Steelton since 1981. He is a partner with Family Practice Center PC and a graduate of Elizabethtown College and PCOM.
Dr. Carol L. St. George was elected a trustee-at-large. She is an otorhinolaryngologist in private practice York County and a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and PCOM.
Dr. Jeffery J. Dunkelberger was elected speaker of POMA’s House of Delegates. He is a family physician with Enola Family Practice and a team physician for East Pennsboro Area School District. He is veteran of the U.S. Army and Air Force and a graduate of Penn State and PCOM.
Affiliate Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society elected Drs. Richard A. Ortoski president and Deanne S. Endy vice president. Ortoski is a regional dean, chairman of the primary-care education department and a clinical professor of family medicine and human sexuality with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also is a certified HIV specialist, HIV medical director of the Northwest Pennsylvania Rural AIDS Alliance and chairman of the Erie County Board of Health. He is a graduate of Allegheny College and PCOM. Endy is chief medical officer of the Harrisburg military entrance processing station and has a private practice in Hummelstown. She is a graduate of Elizabethtown and PCOM.
South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants elected David J. Manbeck president, Rachel Sargent president-elect, Brenton Way secretary and Patricia A. Lauchle treasurer.
Manbeck is a director with East Pennsboro Township-based Boyer & Ritter LLC. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Bloomsburg University.
Sargent is a CFO of PPC Lubricants Inc. in Jonestown. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Lebanon Valley College.
Way is a financial controller with Hampden Township-based West Shore Window and Door. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Francis University.
Lauchle is a tax supervisor with Boyer & Ritter. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Penn State Harrisburg.
Harrisburg-based Pennsylvania Bar Association named Kim L. Lengert of Lengert Law LLC in Berks County chairwoman of the solo and small firm practice section, which provides small firms a forum to exchange ideas and information.
Heidi B. Masano of Masano Bradley LLP was named chairwoman of the judicial independence committee, which protects the integrity of the court system and promotes the fair administration of justice.
Mark R. Ashton of Fox Rothschild LLP in Chester County was named chairman of the family law section, which deals with laws relating to marriage, divorce, nonsupport and domestic relations, adoption and juvenile delinquency.
John C. Cameron was named co-chairman of the health care law committee, which monitors legislation and litigation affecting the health care system.
Stacey L. Fuller of Gawthorp Greenwood PC was named chairwoman of the municipal law section, which deals with laws relating to the commonwealth’s municipal subdivisions.
James C. Sargent Jr. of Lamb McErlane PC was named chairman of the amicus curiae brief committee, which identifies legal issues that have relevance to the bar and that are appropriate subjects for “friends-of-the-court” briefs.
David A. Fitzsimons of Martson Law Offices in Carlisle was named co-chairman of the legal ethics and professional responsibility committee, which deals with rules of professional conduct. Kathryn H. Silcox, a magisterial district judge in Hampden Township; Kendra Ann Mohr of Pannebaker & Mohr PC in Londonderry Township; and William F. Hoffmeyer of Hoffmeyer & Semmelman LLP in York were named co-chairs of the unauthorized practice of law committee that investigates complaints against those unauthorized to practice law.
Rodney R. Akers of the Governor’s Office of General Counsel in Harrisburg was named co-chairman of the in-house counsel committee, which works on issues that concern lawyers employed as in-house corporate counsel.
Madelaine N. Baturin of Baturin & Baturin was named chairwoman of the legal services to persons with disabilities committee, which educates the public and the legal community about the legal rights of the disabled.
Eric L. Brossman of Saul Ewing LLP in Harrisburg was named chairman of the business law section, which concerns laws dealing with banking, business and nonprofit corporations, partnerships and associations, including bankruptcy, insolvency and receiverships.
John W. Carroll of Pepper Hamilton LLP in Harrisburg was named co-chair of the shale energy law committee, which deals with shale energy legislation, regulations and education.
James P. DeAngelo of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC in Harrisburg was named chairman of the large law firm committee, which studies membership development and attorney retention in large firms, and also develops programs and services that enhance PBA membership.
Richard H. Friedman, also of McNees, was named chairman of the environmental and energy law section, which focuses on issues of law relating to the environment, ecology and mineral and natural resources.
Vincent C. DeLiberato Jr. of the Legislative Reference Bureau of Pennsylvania was named chairman of the statutory law committee, which assists in the drafting of legislation.
Stephanie F. Latimore, also of the LRBP, and David L. Narkiewicz of the Pennsylvania Department of General Services’ Office of General Counsel were named co-chairs of the editorial committee that oversees PBA publications.
Shelby A. Linton Keddie of Duquesne Light Co. in Harrisburg was named chairwoman of the public utility law section, which deals with public utility law in Pennsylvania and the United States.
Jonathan D. Koltash of the Office of Attorney General was named chairman of the government lawyers committee, which deals with concerns of government-employed lawyers.
Jessie L. Smith, also of the OAG, was named co-chairwoman of the Commission on Women in the Profession committee, which looks at the status of women in the legal profession, and chairwoman of the agricultural law committee, which studies problems affecting rural and agricultural interests in Pennsylvania.
Lora Ann Kulick of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue’s Office of Chief Counsel was named chairwoman of the tax law section, which specializes in state and local tax issues.
Leo L. Dunn of Dunn Law, and chairman of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, was named chairman of the corrections system committee, which studies Pennsylvania’s corrections system.
Lucinda C. Glinn of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania was named chairwoman of the administrative law section, which deals with the effectiveness of government-issued regulations.
Lisa M. Benzie of Navitsky Olson & Wisneski LLP in Susquehanna Township was named co-chairwoman of the Bar Leadership Institute, which works to recruit and develop future PBA leaders, and co-chairwoman of the PABAR-PAC, which raises funds and contributes to the campaigns of incumbent legislators and legislative candidates.
Anna P. Hemingway of Widener Commonwealth Law in Susquehanna was named chairwoman of the plain English committee, which works to improve access to the law by removing “legalese.”
Leonard Tintner of Boswell Tintner & Piccola in Harrisburg and Forest N. Myers of Law Offices of Forest N. Myers in Shippensburg were named co-chairmen of the senior lawyers committee, which is the voice of senior lawyers within PBA.
Maribeth Wilt-Seibert of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s Office of Chief Counsel was named chairwoman of the appellate advocacy committee, which deals with post-trial and appellate advocacy.
Ralph A. Germak of Juniata County was named chairman of the criminal justice section, which deals with the rights of all individuals involved in criminal court proceedings.
Niles S. Benn of Benn Law Firm in York and Scott Blanchard, Sunday editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, were named co-chairmen of the bar/press committee, which works to promote and increase cooperation and dialogue among the press, the bench and the bar. R. Burke McLemore Jr. of Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP in Harrisburg was named to the review and certifying board, which makes recommendations concerning legal certifications.
York-based Buchart Horn Inc. named Keith G. Falco principal architect for its industrial market segment. He is a licensed architect with more than 30 years of industrial architecture experience and a bachelor’s degree from Penn State.
Mount Joy-based Union Community Bank named John Z. Havas a senior vice president and senior commercial lender with its Harrisburg Region. He has more than 10 years of experience, most recently as a senior commercial loan officer with Bryn Mawr Trust. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in leadership and business ethics from Duquesne University.
Lower Paxton Township-based Centric Bank named Christopher Bickel a senior vice president and commercial lending officer focused on the Dauphin and Cumberland county markets. He was vice president of commercial lending with Metro Bank. He has a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University.
Terence McGlinchey was named a vice president and business development officer based in Bucks County, focused on the suburban Philadelphia market. He has 30 years of banking experience and was a vice president, relationship manager and branch manager with Harleysville National Bank/First Niagara.
William Kitsch was named a senior vice president and market leader with the Lancaster County loan production office. He will provide banking and agribusiness services. He has 17 years of agribusiness banking experience, most recently as a vice president and regional lending manager with MidAtlantic Farm Credit. He also is an adjunct professor with Delaware Valley University and Temple University. He has a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from Delaware Valley College and an MBA from Millersville University.
Derry Township-based Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center named Dr. Thomas Tracy Jr. chief medical officer. He will oversee the medical center and Penn State Medical Group. He was chief medical officer and senior vice president for medical affairs with Lifespan health system’s Miriam Hospital, surgeon-in-chief at Lifespan’s Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and vice chairman of the department of surgery with Alpert Medical School. He is a graduate of Colgate University, Albany Medical College and Sackler School of Medicine.
Silver Spring Township-based AllBetterCare Urgent Care named Tara Cross a physician assistant. She was employed in PinnacleHealth System’s emergency department and taught wilderness medicine with Wilderness Medical Associates. She has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State and master’s degree in health science from Lock Haven University.
Harrisburg-based McNees Wallace & Nurick named Danny J. Kim a patent agent with its intellectual property and patent practice groups. He was a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and a master’s degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Lancaster-based Make Films named Allen Clements a senior producer. He was a video producer with JPL in Swatara Township and co-owner of Postage Inc. He has a marketing degree from the University of Louisiana.