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20 Under 40: JenniferDessoye

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Dr. Jennifer Dessoye is assistant professor of occupational therapy at Misericordia University and owner of Bright Beginnings Early Learning Academy (BBELA). Discontent with the early education curriculum and understanding of human development and neurolo (read more)

20 Under 40: Amy Hlavaty Belcher

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Amy Hlavaty Belcher, 39, owner and artistic director of Abrabesque Academy of Dancing, believes that for those who have been given much, much is expected. “I just try hard to do my best,” she said. I have been blessed with many opportunities and many gift (read more)

20 Under 40: Christopher Hetro

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Chris Hetro, 33, works hard and plays hard. “A strong work ethic is important, but finding balance outside of work is important because life is too short and you need to enjoy it,” he explained. As an electrical engineer and project manager at Borton-Laws (read more)

20 Under 40: C. David Pedri

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For attorney C. David Pedri, 37, it’s all about a combination of qualities that contribute to success. “My philosophy is simple: be open and honest, treat people the way you would want to be treated, with respect, and work hard to attain your dreams. The (read more)

20 Under 40: Ed Frable

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Ed Frable, 28, believes “if I work hard and stick to my word, good things will happen. My crew will not be deterred. We will re-evaluate our game plan and not give up until the job is complete,” explained Frable, the owner/operator of Ed Frable Constructi (read more)

20 Under 40: William H. Bender II

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William H. Bender II, CFP, CIMA, CRPC, loves what he does. “I’m lucky. I come to work every day excited to help the people and institutions we work with,” explained Bender, 34, first vice president at Bender Wealth Management Group, Merrill Lynch. The fam (read more)

20 Under 40: Angelo Venditti

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Angelo Venditti, 38, heard a call to the helping professions early on. Geisinger Northeast’s chief nursing officer answer was to volunteer for his local fire company. After high school, he became a paramedic, then enrolled in nursing school. Three years a (read more)

20 Under 40: Donald Mammano

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At 20, Donald Mammano began his own company, while attending the University of Scranton. Mammano, now 33, and president of DFM Properties, recalls, as a youngster, holding a flashlight while his father fixed the kitchen sink. “From that point on I was fas (read more)

20 Under 40: William J. Fennie III

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William J. Fennie III, 27, is always knocking on the proverbial door, because he knows one day, one will open. As an investment specialist with Integrated Capital Management (iCM) he cannot take “no” for an answer. “I make cold calls every day to invite f (read more)

20 Under 40: Marcus Magyar

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As an advisor at CAPTRUST Financial Advisors, Marcus N. Magyar, CFP, 30, provides comprehensive wealth management and investment portfolio services to business owners, executives, families and high-net worth individuals. His multi-disciplinary team of pro (read more)

20 Under 40: Heather Davis

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Heather M. Davis, 33, director of marketing and communication, is responsible for creating, overseeing and implementing a strategic marketing and comprehensive communications plan for The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC). She is also responsible for pr (read more)

20 Under 40: Alexandria Duffney

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Alexandria Duffney, 30, is competitive by nature and loves a good challenge. These qualities have led her to her position as associate director of graduate admission at Wilkes University. Here she works with prospective students interested in enrolling in (read more)

20 Under 40: John Culkin

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John Culkin’s tenets inform: “Less haste equal more speed; the same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg, it is all about what you are made of, not the circumstances surrounding you; and don’t ask someone to walk a mile in your shoes, bef (read more)

20 Under 40: Conor O'Brien

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“What could be worse than getting to the end of your life and realizing you hadn’t lived it,” mused Conor O’Brien.” As co-founder and executive director of the Scranton Fringe Festival, O’Brien, 25, is responsible for leading the development of the overal (read more)

20 Under 40: Jessica Siegfried

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Jessica Siegfried, 38, is senior designer with BlackOut Design Inc., where she is responsible for all creative design at the full-service agency, from traditional branding and print to collateral and front end web design. “I’ve always had an interest in t (read more)

20 Under 40: David Johns

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David Johns’ career path has been shaped by his diverse experiences. As director of structural engineering at Greenman-Pedersen Inc., Moosic, Johns, 39, ensures that his engineering and consultant teams provide clients with their best effort. “We complete (read more)

20 Under 40: Robyn Jones

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Robyn Jones, 38, president of ReferLocal LLC, has learned just as many lessons from her business successes as she’s had from her failures — and she believes it’s important to share that knowledge with her employees. After graduating from American Universi (read more)

20 Under 40: Nisha Arora

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Nisha Arora, 36, tries to be the best version of herself every day. As general counsel for ERA One Source Realty Inc., she realized she cannot control other’s behavior so “I try to focus on myself and how I can be better,” she explained. Arora’s responsib (read more)

20 Under 40: Justin Sandy

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Starting at a young age in Hazleton, Justin C. Sandy, 33, found a passion for running. He became a member then a coach for Misericordia University’s cross country and track and field programs. “It was at Misericordia that I also garnered the profound sati (read more)

20 Under 40: Dr. Ariane Conaboy

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As a doctor of internal medicine at Physicians Health Alliance, Dr. Ariane M. Conaboy, 34, realizes the importance of human life and how fragile it can be at times. Conaboy graduated from Scranton Prep and the University of Scranton with a double major in (read more)

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HEALTHCARE

COMMONWEALTH HEALTH

Fred Usoh, M.D., has joined the staff of Commonwealth Health Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Usoh specializes in interventional pain management and is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He will see patients at Suite 5, Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion, 468 Northampton St., Edwardsville. A graduate of the Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth, Dominica, Usoh completed a residency in surgery and anesthesiology at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York and a fellowship in interventional pain management and addiction at the Spine Care and Pain Management, Northeastern Georgia Anesthesiology Services, Athens, Georgia. He will perform special procedures to treat and manage pain. Interventional procedures may include an injection of an anesthetic medicine or steroid around nerves, tendons, joints or muscles; spinal cord stimulation; or insertion of a drug delivery system. Patients needing interventional pain management services suffer distress and discomfort caused by a variety of conditions and disorders including: chronic low back and neck pain; chronic reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or complex regional pain syndrome; chronic head, mouth and face pain; post-surgical procedures; post-traumatic pain syndrome and muscle and bone pain

Maria C. Escano, M.D., has joined Commonwealth Physician Network and will practice trauma surgery at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She is a graduate of Florida International University, Miami, and earned a medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine.She worked at Columbia University Bassett Healthcare/New York Presbyterian Hospital Department of Internal Medicine and Neurology and completed a surgical residency at St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. Escano completed a fellowship at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland and holds an MBA from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. She previously worked as a trauma medical director at Lake Charles (La.) Memorial Hospital where she developed the trauma program registry. She is certified in advanced trauma life support, advanced cardiac life support, basic life support and the fundamentals in laparoscopic surgery. Her advanced certifications include: instructor of advanced trauma operative management; instructor of advanced surgical skills for exposure in trauma; and instructor of fundamentals of critical care services.

GEISINGER HEALTH SYSTEM

Gregory W. Bormes, M.D., has joined Geisinger Health System as a plastic and cosmetic surgeon. After a 16-year career in private practice, Bormes will continue to provide surgical services in the community, seeing patients at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. Board certified in plastic surgery, Bormes sees pediatric and adult patients in need of reconstructive plastic surgery for facial and body defects arising from birth disorders, trauma, burns and disease. He performs procedures such as breast reconstruction, skin cancer removal and tendon repair and procedures that treat conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger. Bormes also specializes in cosmetic surgery procedures such as facial rejuvenation, including face, eyelid and neck lifts; skin rejuvenation, including botox, juvederm and spider vein treatment; facial contouring, including rhinoplasty; body contouring, including tummy tucks and arm and thigh lifts; and cosmetic breast surgeries. A member of the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, Bormes earned his medical degree from Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., and completed general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bormes at GCMC, call the physician and services referral line at 844-703-4262.

THE WRIGHT CENTER

Edward Walsh has begun employment with The Wright Center for Primary Care as a Center of Excellence case manager. Walsh is a graduate of The University of Scranton and Marywood University and joins The Wright Center from Little Creek Outpatient Services in Hamlin, where he previously served as clinical director. Walsh has extensive experience in the clinical environment, having served as a clinical supervisor and director for nearly 20 years. He has been recognized for his contributions to his community and was awarded the UNICO Outstanding Citizen Award.

Caroline Kropp has also begun employment with The Wright Center for Primary Care as a Center of Excellence Case Manager.Kropp is a graduate of Rosemont College and is currently pursuing her masters in rehabilitation counseling at The University of Scranton. Kropp joins The Wright Center from Woodfords Family Services in Portland, Maine where she served as a behavioral health professional. During her undergraduate studies, she was recognized as one of Who’s Who among American Universities and Colleges.

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