Dateline Pittsburgh for the week of 06/30/13

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Associations & Organizations

National Organization on Disability announced that John M. Quain was elected to its board. Mr. Quain is an attorney with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and is the immediate past chair of the firm's Energy and Utility Law Practice.


Christopher J. Barrick, West Liberty University music professor, was selected as the new chairman for the department of music and theater.


Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc. hired David A. Foltz, staff scientist (ecological services); Gregory J. Hillard, staff consultant (civil/site); Caitlin T. Mehall, staff consultant (civil/site); Ingrid M. Reiland, staff scientist (ecological services); and Eric J. Roach, technician I (civil/site).


Stephen Feller was named to Southwinds' board of directors. Mr. Feller serves as chief executive in the Council-Manager community of Mt. Lebanon.

Family Hope Connection, the adoption division of Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh, hired Jessica Catalano as an adoption and permanency specialist.


Kings Family Restaurant appointed Chris Whalen as president of KCS Management, a holding company and operator of Kings Family Restaurant.


Chemistry hired Amie Ley as vice president of social media and consumer engagement.

Awards and Honors

Alexander Peric, business analyst, Allegheny County Airport Authority, was awarded the distinction of Accredited Airport Executive by the American Association of Airport Executives.

Carlow University has selected five distinguished alumnae as its 2013 Carlow Laureates, the University's most prestigious alumnae award. The 2013 Carlow Laureates are: Margaret Meis Armen, chief president and executive officer of MicroCredit NOW; Barbara K. Mistick, president of Wilson College; Carol Awkard Neyland, vice president of community development, Dollar Bank; Sister Cynthia Serjak, minister in the Office of New Membership, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.

Another Carlow Laureate award will be presented posthumously to Rita McGinley, educator and philanthropist.

The College for Financial Planning announced that Pamela J. Howryla completed the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselors Professional Designation Program. Individuals who complete the program, pass a final exam, and sign a code of ethics and disclosure form can earn the right to use the CRPC mark. Ms. Howryla is the vice president of NexTier Wealth Management.

Premier Medical Associates has announced that eight physicians from the organization have been selected among Pittsburgh Magazine's 2013 ranking of "Pittsburgh's Best Doctors of the Year." They are:

Robert D. Beasley, D.O., was selected for his work in family medicine. He has been working in the Penn Hills community for more than 20 years. In addition, Mr. Beasley volunteers as medical director for Sheep Healthcare, a free clinic located at the Monroeville Assembly of God Church.

Frank Colangelo, honored for work in internal medicine. Dr. Colangelo gained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, and trained in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Colangelo leads quality improvement initiatives focused on providing the highest quality care for premier patients, including a campaign to encourage colon screenings.

James S. Costlow, was chosen for his work in internal medicine. Dr. Costlow is also a clinical associate professor at the Pitt School of Medicine.

Aashish Dua, honored for work in cardiology. Dr. Dua gained his medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College in India. He specializes in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology at the One Monroeville Center office and is involved in an effort to screen patients for peripheral artery disease and venous insufficiency.

Monica Dua, was chosen for her work in internal medicine. Dr. Dua obtained her medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Dua was a resident at Western Pennsylvania Hospital and a member of the faculty there for more than 10 years.

Richard N. McQuigg, was selected for his work in internal medicine. He has been in practice for more than 25 years, and is a clinical instructor at the Pitt School of Medicine.

Richard H. Rosenthal was recognized for his work in internal medicine.

Jeffrey P. Ubinger, was chosen for his work in pediatric medicine. Dr. Ubinger obtained his pediatric residency training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and is a clinical associate professor at the Pitt School of Medicine.


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