Dateline Pittsburgh: 03/14/14

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Yearick-Millea hired Heidi Dezayas as an account coordinator.


Hot Metal Harley-Davidson hired Emily Donaldson as office manager.


The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation elected Nick Wytiaz to a one-year term as the new practitioner representative on its board. Mr. Wytiaz is a point-of-care pharmacist at West Penn Hospital. Also, the foundation elected Maria Osborne, to a two-year term on its board. Ms. Osborne is a clinical pharmacist within UPMC St. Margaret Family Practice offices involved in the SCRIPT Project (Successful Collaborative Relationships to Improve Patient Care).


Aali Ghufran joined Fairmont Pittsburgh as director of sales and marketing.


Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh announces the appointment of three new board of trustee members. In his capacity as board president of Pittsburgh Public Schools, Thomas Sumpter (District 3) will represent the Pittsburgh School District on the library board. Theresa Kail-Smith (District 2) and R. Daniel Lavelle (District 6) were appointed by Pittsburgh City Council President Bruce Kraus to serve as the city's newest representatives to the library board.


Egalet Corp. appointed Timothy P. Walbert, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Horizon Pharma, to its board of directors.

Awards and honors

Juniper Village at Forest Hills announced that Lessie Murray was selected as Employee of the Year for 2013. Ms. Murray is a care aide and was selected because of her attention to detail, compassionate care, and dedication to the overall well-being of residents.

Thomas W. Glasgow, associate director of valuation and advisory, Cushman Wakefield of Pennsylvania, Inc., earned his MAI, a professional designation held by appraisers experienced in the valuation and evaluation of commercial, industrial and residential properties. Appraisers holding the MAI designation have met rigorous requirements relating to education, testing, experience, and demonstration of knowledge, understanding, and ability.

Baptist Homes Society announced its annual MVP Employees of the Year for 2013. MVP (Mission and Vision Personified) award winners are selected by their peers at Baptist Homes and Providence Point on a monthly basis and monthly awards are presented. At year end, one winner from each campus is selected as the MVP of the Year. This year, the winners are: Barb Cook, a housekeeper who has worked at Baptist Homes for over 16 years, was named Baptist Homes' MVP of the Year. Gerri Edkins, who joined Providence Point for more than three years ago and is the Personal Care Coordinator, was chosen as that campus' MVP of the Year. Each also received $1,000 and three PTO days.

Pamela Peele, chief analytics officer for UPMC Health Plan, was voted one of the top "Innovators, Up and Coming" by Healthcare. She is responsible for data analytic activities, economic modeling, predictive modeling, statistical analysis and machine learning at UPMC Health Plan. Her work focuses on the application of economic and statistical models to improve the health and The H.I.T. Men & Women awards honor people "who through their vision, talent and perseverance are advancing the adoption of technology to improve the effectiveness of healthcare."

Hill, Barth & King LLC (HBK) announced that Gerd Franke, William Dickinson and Michael DeLuca have been accepted by the Internal Revenue Service as Certifying Acceptance Agents (CAA). As Certifying Acceptance Agents, they are authorized by the IRS to assist individuals and other foreign persons in obtaining Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs). The IRS issues ITINs to help individuals comply with the myriad of U.S. tax laws which enable them to conduct business remotely.

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