Dateline Pittsburgh for 05/13/12

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Associations & Organizations

Leo R. McCafferty, a Pittsburgh plastic surgeon and past president of the Allegheny County Medical Society, was named president of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

G. Alan Yeasted, senior vice president and chief medical officer at St. Clair Hospital, was elected governor of the Pennsylvania Western Chapter of the American College of Physicians, the national organization of internists.


Brentwood Bank said Karen Grainy joined as an assistant vice president of deposit operations and David Ghilani as commercial loan officer.

Contractor & Construction

The Joseph B. Fay Co. promoted Tom Westrom to senior vice president; and Dennis Watkins and John Greene, both as vice president-operations, all for the Pittsburgh region.


Steven Little, associate professor and Bicentennial Alumni Faculty Fellow of the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, was appointed chair of the department of chemical and petroleum engineering.


Pennoni Associates promoted Thomas Blank to associate vice president in its Monroeville office.

Professional Service Industries Inc. appointed John Miller, principal consultant for its NDE service line.

Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc. hired the following individuals at its Robinson location: David W. Kirtz, senior consultant, ecological; Eric D. Deliere, technician, civil/site; William D. England, staff scientist, environmental

Environmental Consulting

American Geosciences Inc. hired Cory Lieb as an environmental scientist.


Fredric Price was named director of minimally invasive gynecological surgery for West Penn Allegheny Health System.

Family Hospice and Palliative Care named David Colley, caregiver training education facilitator.


The Renaissance Pittsburgh promoted Kristina Bush to director of sales and marketing.


Kevin V. Heher was named president of Liberty Insurance Agency of Pittsburgh.


Father Ryan Arts Center named Staycee Pearl, choreographer and co-founder of PearlArt, dance program coordinator.

Jewish Family & Children's Service hired April Artz, director, Squirrel Hill Psychological Services/Quest Camp Therapeutic Program; and Elizabeth Waickman, public relations associate.


Koppers appointed Amanda Battisti and Raymond Koch, environmental managers, in the safety, health and environment department and Ram Amruthavakkula, senior programmer analyst, information technology department.

Awards and Honors

St. Clair Hospital has bestowed its 2012 Physician Recognition Award on Stephen M. Colodny, who specializes in infectious disease. Dr. Colodny is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He earned his medical degree at New York Medical College. Dr. Colodny practices with Pittsburgh Infectious Diseases, Ltd.

The Ironworker Employers Association of Western Pennsylvania honored the following individuals, along with their employers, for winning the 16th Annual "John P. (Jack) Daley Safety/Craftsmanship Award" for work completed in 2011. They are: Project Category -- 0 to 5,000 Man-Hours, Gerald Murray, Somerset Steel Erection Co. Inc.; project category -- 5,000 to 10,000 Man-Hours, Harvey Meyer, Alvarez Inc.; project category -- 10,000 to 15,000 Man-Hours, William Tritschler, Century Steel Erectors Co.; project category -- over 15,000 Man-Hours, Ronald Potts, Abate-Irwin Inc.; and project category -- maintenance, Joseph Bordas, Songer Steel Services Inc. The award is presented to the company and their individual supervisory personnel based on outstanding performance in project safety and craftsmanship for the year 2011.

Research Corporation for Science Advancement honored Geoffrey R. Hutchison, assistant professor of materials chemistry, Pitt, with a prestigious academic award, the Cottrell Scholar Award. The award, one of 11 issued nationally this year, recognizes leaders in integrating science teaching and research at America's top research universities.

Judith L. Dodd was named an Outstanding Dietetic Educator of the Year from the Pennsylvania Dietetic Association and The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association). Ms. Dodd is an adjunct assistant professor for Pittsburgh for the department of sports medicine and as a corporate nutritionist for Giant Eagle.


Dateline Pittsburgh appears every Sunday. To propose an item, send information to Natalie Hill, Dateline Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 34 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh 15222; or email to Photos submitted for the print edition version of this column may be sent via e-mail in JPEG format, 170 DPI, to Photo size should be an 8- by 10-inch or 4- by 5-inch head shot at 170 dpi. First Published May 13, 2012 12:00 AM


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