Dateline Pittsburgh for 04/03/11

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Associations & Organizations

Rebecca Lucore, executive director of the Bayer USA Foundation, was named chair of the newly formed Change the Equation Underrepresented Groups Committee, which will focus on issues pertaining to underrepresentation and diversity in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Ron Alvarado was appointed to the board of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Alvarado is president of Novus Staffing Solutions.

Citizens Bank said Tim Moriarity, vice president and relationship manager, commercial enterprise banking, was named to the board of the Homeless Children's Education Fund.


Wells Fargo Advisors promoted Michael Marion of the Marion Wealth Management Group to managing director, investments; Douglas Melzer and Paul Frey, vice presidents, investments; Randy Dahl and Troy Nunes, associate vice presidents, investments; and Tim Weishorn, associate vice president, investments.


Jeanne Cotter was name director of quality for GAI Consultants, Inc.


St. Clair Hospital named Nick Canzano manager of planning and decision support.

Matt Hiser was named director of annual giving and stewardship at St. Clair Hospital Foundation.

Rita Schwab joined Allegheny General Hospital as program director for its Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery.


TJ&S Inc. hired James Barry Jr. as a senior employee benefits consultant and Nanette Paracca as an account executive in the elite business unit.


Channellock Inc. promoted Dan Cochran to full-time shift supervisor, polishing and assembly department at Plant Two, second shift; Travis Demarches, full-time shift supervisor, first shift, polishing and assembly department, Plant Two; Bob Holder, previously production manager for Plant One, will now oversee both Plants One and Two; Marc Johnston, director of workforce development; Kathy Moon, manager of quality and continuous improvement; Bryan Smith, general supervisor, at Plant Two; Joan Sweeney, benefits manager, administration of benefits including group insurance and retirement plans.


The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh named Stacey Reibach sales and marketing manager for its South Hills branch.

Chevette L. Davis was hired as a supportive services coordinator with the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force.

Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation hired Jean Nelson-Sims as its manager of development services.

Awards & Honors

Business owner Pauline George was honored as an Inscape Publishing Sapphire Award winner. Ms. George integrates Inscape Publishing Assessments (including DiSC) and Learning Resources, into her client solutions, to unlock the potential of individuals and teams. Her focus is on team development, leadership, management, customer service, emotional intelligence and other employee-development needs.

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit said Dr. Linda B. Hippert, executive director, received the Tri-State Area School Study Council's Distinguished Educator Award at the 63rd Annual School Board and Distinguished Educator Banquet. The award honors those who have made extraordinary contributions to public education. Dr. Hippert was nominated by her peers for her educational leadership and dedication to the success of all students.

Carnegie Mellon University's Jeannette Wing, whose ideas have helped shape conceptions of what computer science is and can be, received the 2011 Distinguished Service Award of the Computer Research Association, a leading advocate for computer science research and education. Ms. Wing is the president's professor of computer science and head of the computer science department within Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science. The award is presented to a person whose leadership and service in government affairs, professional societies, publications or conferences has had a major impact on computing research.

Kenneth R. Melani was recognized for his remarkable contributions when the American Red Cross Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter presented him with the Distinguished Leadership Award at the annual Red Cross Ball March 26. During his 30-plus-year professional career, Dr. Melani has saved lives as a physician, given countless people medical security as the president and CEO of Highmark Inc., and devoted untold hours to an array of charitable causes as a humanitarian.

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