Dateline Pittsburgh for 12/01/13

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Three new principals – Thomas P. Wiley, Lawrence J. Payne and Warren T. Bulseco have joined the WTW Architects management team. 

Associations & Organizations

The National Hospice Work Group, a league of 26 leading nationwide nonprofit hospice organizations, has named Barbara Ivanko, president and CEO, Family Hospice and Palliative Care, a CEO member.

The Pennsylvania Bankers Association announced that William C. Marsh, chairman, president and CEO, The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton, was elected to its board.

Lina Dostilio, director of academic community engagement, Duquesne University, was elected chairperson of the board of International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement.

Lynn Swann, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was named the independent director on the PGA of America board of directors.


Bank of America Merrill Lynch named Adam Jones, business banking senior client manager in Pittsburgh.


Sagewell Partners named Mike Secrist, director of data analytics; Gary Betts, senior consultant, disability and life; and Karlynn Gould, sales coordinator. 


Mohan M. Patel and Michael C. Ong joined Allegheny Health Network. Drs. Patel and Ong are with the medical practice of Mohan M. Patel with offices in Vandergrift and Natrona Heights.


Waddell & Reed hired Philip T. Webb as financial adviser.


Carnegie Museum of Art hired Catherine Evans as chief curator.


Tama M. Carey was appointed executive vice president for service integration at Presbyterian SeniorCare .

The Village of FPC announces the election of four new board members. They are: Louis Panza Jr., president and chief executive officer, Mon-Vale Health Resources Inc. and its subsidiary Monongahela Valley Hospital, Inc.; Connie Armitage, retired assistant professor and reading specialist, California University of Pennsylvania; Colleen Nowak, Weight Watchers counselor, child advocate, community leader; and Andrew Spergel, physician specializing in OBGYN.

Pittsburgh Green Innovators hired Marie Fechik-Kirk as program development director and Christine Graziano as projects director.

Professional Services

Sue McCurdy joined Endeavor Management as a senior adviser for strategy, technology and governance.

Select International promoted Doug Wolf to chief executive officer.

Real Estate

Donna Wetherbee, a real estate sales professional, joined the Keller Williams Realty Pittsburgh Market Center.

Awards and Honors

The Family Wealth Alliance named Gregory Curtis, chairman, Greycourt, as “Thought Leader of the Decade” in the financial services industry at its Fall Forum & 10th Anniversary Gala. Mr. Curtis is the author of “The Stewardship of Wealth” (2103) and “Creative Capital” (2004) and he is the developer of the Moneybags mobile financial application.

Ronald L. Thomas, director of the division of maternal-fetal medicine at Allegheny Health Network, was chosen as the March of Dimes Western Pennsylvania Medical Honoree of the year for his work promoting the organization’s goal of giving all babies a healthy start in life. In addition to working with March of Dimes families, he serves on the March of Dimes Programs

Public Affairs Board for the Pennsylvania Chapter and has spoken on behalf of the organization with numerous media outlets.

In recognition of her extensive clinical knowledge and work as an accomplished educator, Leah Vota Cunningham has earned a 2013 Cameos of Caring Award in the Nurse Educator category. An assistant professor and assistant dean for student services at the Duquesne University School of Nursing, Ms. Cunningham was presented with her award at the Cameos of Caring Program and Awards Gala on Nov. 2.

The Cameos of Caring awards, which are presented by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, are designed to spotlight nursing role models and to impact nursing retention as well as recruit talented and committed members of the profession.

Smart Business Network Inc. recognized Charley Kennedy, managing principal, Fiducia Group, as an emerging business pacesetter honoree at the 27th Annual St. Barnabas CEO Leadership Conference. The Smart Business Pittsburgh’s 2013 Pacesetter Awards honor local business entrepreneurs for outstanding leadership and contributions to their region.

The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants recognized Jacqlyn A. Belsito and Kelli M. Hartman with Young Leaders Awards for 2013-14. They received this distinction for demonstrated leadership skills that will propel their success in a profession committed to protecting the public interest. Ms. Belsito and Ms. Hartman are both senior tax associates with Sisterson and are both members of PICPA’s Pittsburgh Chapter Emerging CPAs Committee. The award program recognizes members under the age of 40 who demonstrate their commitment to the accounting profession through active PICPA or community volunteer efforts.

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