Dateline Pittsburgh for 07/01/12

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Brunner hired Ashley Grim, digital traffic coordinator; Amy Gustafson, associate media director; Annabelle McGee, media billing manager; Adam Denzel, integrated graphic support specialist; and Chris Jezowicz, visual developer.

Associations & Organizations

Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania appointed Denis Lukes, vice president of payor relations and reimbursement, and Carmela Breslin, coordinator of data and special projects.

Communications

Deniz Sonmez-Alpan was hired as a public relations intern at WordWrite Communications.

Education

Robert Morris University has named Wendy Beckemeyer its new vice president for enrollment and financial aid, effective today.

Sean Weaver has been named director of Duquesne University's Office of Freshman Development and Special Student Services, effective Monday. His primary responsibility will be to help freshmen and their families transition to life at Duquesne.

Health

Premier Medical Associates said Lydia J. Manzini has joined the family medicine division as a nurse practitioner.

Manufacturing

United States Steel Corp. said Eric K. Schomer was named general manager, procurement.

Nonprofit

Johanna Shoulder was appointed to the board of LifeSpan Inc.

The Early Learning Institute named officers for the 2012-13 fiscal year. The new Board of Trustees' Executive Committee is as follows: president, Jewel L. Amoruso, vice president of operations, TowerCare Technologies; first vice president, Ashley J. Nayden, Alcoa; second vice president, Kenneth G. Scholtz, Tucker Arensburg; secretary, Dean W. Datre, general manager of the UPS Division, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc.; treasurer, David P. Duessel, Maher Duessel; past president, William C. Price, Thorp Reed & Armstrong LLP. In addition, Scott Marentay, director of client services at HyperActive Technologies to its trustees.

Family Services of Western Pennsylvania elected its officers for the 2012-13 term: chair, James Kelly, Carlow University; first vice chair, Nicholas Barcellona, UPMC Mercy; second vice chair, Annmarie Lyons, UPMC; secretary, Jeanette Meachem, Big Ideas Advertising & Promotional Services; treasurer, Philo Holcomb III, USX/US Steel, retired; and assistant treasurer, Paul Shetler Fast, Veteran's Administration. Elected as trustees for a three-year term were: Louis T. Alexander, Byars and Alexander Financial Group; Cynthia Bradley-King, University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work; Steve Hooman, Armin Hooman Financial Advisors; Justin McCabe, Performance Review Institute; Christine Probert, Presenting Pittsburgh; and Lorelei Stein, Point Park University. Elected as trustees for a second three-year term: Mr. Holcomb; Ms. Meachem; Barbara Farina, community volunteer; and Robert B. Schaub, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Pittsburgh Branch.

Mt. Lebanon Village named Tracy Scanlon Limegrover, executive director, and Ann Bateman was appointed program director.

Transportation

AIReS hired Brad Stevenson as family services partner manager.

Awards/Honors

Julie A. Caponi -- vice president, internal audit, Alcoa Inc. and member of the First Commonwealth Financial Corp. board of directors -- was selected as the 2012 CCAC Outstanding Alumna and received the Legends in Leadership award as one of the visionaries of CCAC and its community.

Linda Almasy-Hohmann, certified teacher of the visually impaired at the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, was selected as the nation's Outstanding Teacher of Students who are Blind/Multiply Impaired by the Principals of Schools for the Blind.

Danielle M. Cordes, accountant, Cottrill, Arbutina & Associates, received her license as a certified public accountant by the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy.

Premier Medical Associates said LaDonna H. Fuge, a family medicine physician was named one of Best Doctors in America for 2011-12. The list was published in the May issue of Pittsburgh Magazine. Dr. Fuge was nominated by her peers for her work in family medicine.

Launcelot Brown, associate professor and chair of the educational foundations and leadership department in Duquesne University's School of Education, received the Sizemore Spirit Award at the school's third annual Barbara A. Sizemore Summer Conference. The award is presented to a faculty member whose extraordinary research and/or teaching efforts have advanced the School of Education's focus on urban education. Mr. Brown was selected for his ongoing support of the Sizemore Pipeline Initiative, which works with Pittsburgh Public Schools to facilitate high academic achievement and prepare students for future careers as teachers.

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Dateline Pittsburgh appears every Sunday. Send information to nhill@post-gazette.com. First Published July 1, 2012 12:00 AM


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