Managing Director Holly K Pilcavage was selected from just 40 applicants across 13 states to attend the Appalachian Leadership Institute, an exclusive nine-month program that empowers regional leaders and trains them with best practices to transform their communities.
The scholarship program, administered by the Appalachian Regional Commission, runs October through July and includes seminars focused on skills and best practices. The program will help grantees design effective economic development project proposals, integrate community assets into long-term economic development strategies, identify available resources to spur economic and community development, find and access investment capital from a variety of public and private sources, prepare competitive applications for public funding opportunities and leverage extended connections and leadership skills to build strong regional partnerships.
Each year, the bank hosts a dinner to recognize and honor its employees who are celebrating five-year career anniversaries. This year 13 employees were honored: Cynthia Burdick with 45 years of service; Ruth Daniels at 35 years; Cindy Galloway at 30 years; Irene Selvaggi at 25 years; Catherine Pereyra with 15 years; Kim Metz, Donna DiChiaranti and Laura Novak each with 10 years of service; and Jeffrey Roche, Cassandra Dean, Jared Newbon, Katelyn Donat, Briana Connelly each with five years of service. 37 honorees from 2020 and 2021 were also invited to this year’s dinner to celebrate with their teammates as dinners were not held due to COVID and the bank instead donated the value of the dinner to food banks in the area.
Michael D Borick was promoted to Vice President, Controller.
Borick joined the bank in 2015 as a mortgage loan processor. In 2016 he was promoted to Accounting Supervisor. Before joining the bank, Borick worked as an assistant controller at a manufacturing company. In his new role as Controller, Borick will lead Treasury in accounting and regulatory functions, including overseeing the day-to-day accounting operations of the bank, providing insight into investment alternatives considering liquidity needs, yield and compliance with asset and liability requirements and policies as well as preparing all regulatory reports, and other related activities.
Anna Maria Rittle was promoted to vice president, regional retail sales manager for the bank’s Lehigh Valley region.
Rittle brings more than 27 years of community banking experience to her new role overseeing the branch administration sales functions. She develops, implements and achieves annual targets for the retail banking division and ensures that the department meets all regulatory and operational requirements.
Rittle holds an associate degree in business administration from Northampton Community College, Bethlehem. She is Treasurer of the Easton Business Association and a member of the Program Committee of the Easton Area Chamber of Commerce.
The bank recently recognized 19 employees with 10 years of service or more during an employee appreciation event at Glenmaura Country Club, Moosic.
The following employees were honored at the event: Mary Ann Gardner (Compliance), 45 years of service; James Bone (finance), Dawn Diehl (retail banking) and Tom Lunney (Facilities), 35 years of service; Jerry Champi (Manager), 30 years of service; Pat Barrett (commercial) and Holly Fortese (credit business), 25 years of service; Tiffany Bator (note), MT Constantino (private banking), Anton Grande (facilities), Ted Kowalick (mortgage origination), Jamesin Mbae (retail credit), Lois Sirila (commercial) and Karen wolves (Retail Banking), 15 years of service; Michael Cummings (Marketing), Michelle Jacques (Board), Nancy Pipcho (Recognition), Margaret Woody (conformity) and Johann Zielinski (Technological Services), 10 years of service.
Foley law firm
Lawyer Michael Foley The law firm spoke at the American Association of Justice (AAJ) 2022 Summer Conference in Seattle, Washington, in July. Foley lectured as part of the AAJ Stalwarts Committee Program on Presenting Expert Trial Testimony in the COVID-19 age.
Foley is a past President of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (2008-2009) and a former PAJ member of the AAJ Board of Governors. He has been recognized as “Best Lawyers in America” (since 2010) and “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers” (since 2004). Foley has taught legal issues and strategy to attorneys in the United States and Europe.
The 2022-2023 core program class of the program met on September 8 for their first session, which included an orientation and introduction to leadership fundamentals. This is the organization’s 40th anniversary. The organization strives to enhance the skills, connections and knowledge of emerging and established leaders to strengthen our communities, workplaces and organizations.
In the 10-month core program, through monthly sessions, participants acquire direct and indirect leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills, as well as an enhanced understanding of issues relevant to the Greater Scranton region. Areas of focus may include community development, economic development, government, healthcare, law, education, quality of life, sustainability, history and media, with sessions featuring widely recognized specialists. Class members also devote a large portion of their time to developing and implementing community projects, enhancing their leadership skills, encouraging teamwork and benefiting local non-profit organizations. The program accepts applications from candidates who live, work or play in Lackawanna County.
Program participants include:
Yasu AcharyaCommunity Bank, NA; Jennifer AglialoroAdvocacy Center for Children of NEPA; Ariana ArgusAllied Services; Kristin ArmstrongNBT Bank; Paul BallardUniversity of Marywood; Kristin BenderGertrude Hawk Chocolates; Patricia CastilloBarry Callebaut; Rebekah CerraLackawanna College; Thomas Chairgeregulatory finance; Joseph Holkoconstruction work by Sordoni; Paul DePrimoTobyhanna Army Depot; Dee DesaiHilton Scranton & Conference Center; Kelley Dougherty Lairdloyalty bank; Lisandra GarciaPNC bench; Kyle, GattusoPNC bench; Hannah GallTobyhanna Army Depot; Ciera GrimsleyProcter & Gamble; Caleb HicksNortheast Pa. youth for Christ; Joy HubshmanUnited Neighborhood Centers of NEPA; Drew KirbyMontage Mountain Resorts LP; Ted KowalickFNCB Bank; Brianna LaroseProcter & Gamble; Taylor Lewis CaritoBenco Dental; April MartinboroughReal by Nature LLC; Alyssa McQuillanNBT Bank; Jessica MislinskyGirl Scouts in Heart of Pa.; Nicole PaulicelliPenn State Scranton; Tressa ParkerGreater Scranton YMCA; Joel PerkinsPenn State Scranton; Karl Perkstrengthen retirement; Antony PortanovaTobyhanna Army Depot; Carmelo RiveraEl Coqui Construction LLC; patrick ruanTobyhanna Army Depot; Alexandria KleinGeisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine; jennifer thomasFNCB Bank; Gerhard Walschthe Azek Company-Vycom; Jim Warren, Warren Construction; and Alisa WeissHonesdale National Bank.
NeighborWorks Northeast Pennsylvania (NeighborWorks)
Named the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). death Pousley, Neighborhood Revitalization Manager, to attend Class 2022-2023 of the Appalachian Leadership Institute, a free leadership and economic development training opportunity for individuals currently living and/or working in any of ARC’s 13 Appalachian States. The Class of 2022-2023 is comprised of a diverse network of professionals representing all 13 Appalachian states and a broad spectrum of perspectives and sectors, including tourism, healthcare, education, and public service.
The nine-month curriculum is anchored through six multi-day seminars throughout the Appalachia region that focus on each of ARC’s strategic investment priorities aimed at strengthening economic and community growth in Appalachia.
Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers
Lake Region Urgent Care, part of the health care system, was recently welcomed Perry Longlegs, CRNP, as the newest provider. The Emergency Center, located on Grandview Ave. 273, located in Honesdale, sees patients seven days a week for non-life threatening conditions from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m
Langbein earned his master’s degree in nursing from the University of Scranton and a BS in nursing from Misericordia University, Dallas. He completed clinical rotations for his nursing degree at the Lake Region and Honesdale Family Health Center, another WMCHC facility.
In addition to his CRNP training, Langbein has experience as a state-certified emergency and trauma nurse.
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Olivia Giambraa student in the class of 2024, was elected to the school board.
The Board of Governors oversees the financial, business, and educational policies under which the state’s largest medical school operates. It consists of nine members appointed by the governor of West Virginia and three elected representatives, one each from the faculty, staff and student body of the school.
Giambra, originally from Scranton, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Physiology and Biochemistry from Penn State University in 2019. During her graduation, she served four years as a Division 1 athlete on the university’s track team.
Before joining the Board of Governors, she served as a historian for the Student Government Association and as a representative on the school’s curriculum committee.
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