PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE
The Pennsylvania State Police announced that 83 men and women graduated from the State Police Academy and were assigned to troops across the commonwealth. Of interest in northeastern Pennsylvania:
Assigned to Troop F, Montoursville: Kurtis S. Benjamin of Mildred, Sullivan County; Ryan P. Gilleran of Susquehanna, Susquehanna County.
Assigned to Troop H, Harrisburg: Jack D. Laspee III of Pocono Lake, Monroe County; Andrew J. Lucas of Muncy, Lycoming County; Andrew J. Pflugfelder of Kunkletown, Monroe County; Jacob X. Sukal of Sugarloaf, Luzerne County; Brandon M. Welch of Shickshinny, Luzerne County.
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REALM ESTATE WILKINS & ASSOCIATES
Christine A. Wilkins, executive vice president and general manager, announced the hiring of Beata Jazwiec. Jazweic will work from the BHG campus in Stroudsburg. Jazwiec speaks multiple languages including, Polish, Russian, and some French. She is a graduate of the University of Opole. Also, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates is hosting a Career Night on Oct. 29 at the BHG Business Campus. Registration is suggested but not required. Featured speakers include Karlton Utter, senior director of learning technologies and solutions and Brett Calltharp, talent attraction director.
BRODHEAD WATERSHED ASSOCIATION
Brodhead Watershed Association will honor two Monroe County organizations for “Growing Green” at its annual membership celebration, to be held 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at Northampton Community College (NCC). NCC’s board of trustees will be honored for creating an environmentally responsible Monroe Campus, conserving water with rain gardens and utilizing solar energy. Darryl and Jackie Speicher will be honored for their 15 years as founders and operators of Pocono Avian Research Center. The Brodhead Watershed Association is a nonprofit environmental organization formed in 1989. BWA is dedicated to protecting and preserving water resources and the environment of the Brodhead watershed and the water quality of the Brodhead, Cherry, Marshalls, McMichael, Paradise and Pocono creeks and their tributaries. The BWA assists municipalities, residents, businesses and groups with protecting natural resources through education, workshops, seminars, public programs and stream monitoring.
METZ CULINARY MANAGEMENT
Metz Culinary Management has hired Catherine Dorian as nutrition director. In this role, she will be responsible for implementing the PrimeroEdge state menu program, training regional managers, and providing wellness education to businesses, colleges and school districts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Dorian plans to incorporate a wider variety of nutrition education programs in the classroom to encourage kids to eat healthy. She plans to introduce healthier food alternatives that consist of fewer additives. She is also responsible for managing state reviews across all school district accounts and will ensure general managers are staying up to date on national school lunch programs and regulations based on USDA guidelines. Prior to her role as nutritional director, Dorian served as a nutrition educator for Metz Culinary Management at the Altoona Area School District and director of Foodservice at South Side Area School District in Hookstown.
HOURIGAN, KLUGER & QUINN
Atty. Richard S. Bishop, a principal at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, will be honored by Lackawanna Pro Bono Inc. with its annual Robert W. Munley Distinguished Service Award for helping to provide legal assistance to clients in civil matters who cannot afford to hire a lawyer. Bishop will receive the award at this year’s Lackawanna Pro Bono Gala, to be held Oct. 22 at the Scranton Cultural Center. Other recipients of this year’s Munley Award are Dr. Robert Wright and the Women’s Resource Center. Lackawanna Pro Bono is a nonprofit corporation that recruits volunteer attorneys to provide a broad range of free civil legal services to the poor in Lackawanna County. Bishop, who has been a principal of HKQ since 1985, specializes in estate planning and administration, as well as elder law matters, real estate transactions, business transactions and corporate matters for clients in Luzerne, Lackawanna and surrounding counties.
BARRY ISETT & ASSOCIATES
Dan Wilusz, PE is the new addition to the Municipal Engineering Department of Barry Isett & Associates (BIA), a multi-discipline engineering firm with offices in Hazleton and Forty Fort. In addition to being a professional engineer, he is a certified professional in erosion and sediment control. He has a 15-year history in his field with experience in project management, construction management, and infrastructure improvement projects. Previous to BIA, he spent five years as a project manager for Gilmore & Associates before moving on to Reilly Associates, where he took on construction engineering duties with a focus on sewer/water projects. He also worked as a municipal engineer in the Luzerne County area, covering the areas of Pittston, West Pittston, and Hanover Township. Also, Stephanie Milewski, RLA has joined the BIA landscape design staff. She was a trail manager and environmental program officer with Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area. She also worked with family-owned Milewski Excavating & Landscaping Inc., and assisted in a multi-million dollar project with Shoener Environmental Consulting Services. Outside of landscape architecture, she holds a background in project management and has experience in plant curating and grounds keeping.
BOARDS & COMMITTEES
AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
Steven P. Johnson, president and CEO of Susquehanna Health has been selected to serve on the board of trustees for the American Hospital Association (AHA) for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2016. The board of trustees is the policy-making body of the AHA and has ultimate authority for the governance and management of its direction and finances. Johnson is the president and chief executive officer of Susquehanna Health in Williamsport, a clinically integrated, faith-based health system that includes Williamsport Regional Medical Center, Divine Providence Hospital, Muncy Valley Hospital, Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital, Susquehanna Health Insurance Network, Susquehanna Health Medical Group, Tioga Health Care Providers, two skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, Susquehanna Health & Hospice services, Susquehanna Regional EMS, and a joint venture with Pinnacle Health in the River Health ACO. Johnson is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the boards of VHA Mid-Atlantic, the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, Little League Baseball International and is currently serving as the board chairman for the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania. He is also chair-elect of AHA’s Regional Policy Board 2.