Dateline Pittsburgh for 08/05/12

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Association & Organization

The Emerging Leadership Board of the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association elected its 2012/2013 board of directors: Albert Ciuksza Jr., Pittsburgh Regional Alliance; Dan Croce, Birchmere Ventures; Christopher Evans, Saul Ewing LLP; Gary Gardiner, Idea Foundry; Zach Malone, Draper Triangle Ventures; Kaitlin Mansfield, Alpern Rosenthal; Barbara Morgan, JumpStart Inc./North Coast Angel Fund; Mark Opitz, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP; Leah Yomtovian-Roush, eFuneral; Erin Senior, PNC Bank, SBA Group; Rushabh "Shubs" Sheth, SparkBase Inc.; Joe Slezak, KFMR Katz Ferraro McMurtry PC; Jared Sullivan, Sisterson & Co. LLP; Jennifer Susco, UBS Financial Services Inc.; and Ian Szejko, Tikes Inc.


Buck Consultants hired Robert D. Fick as a principal in the retirement practice.

Contractor & Construction

Becky Williamson joined Nello Construction Co. as project coordinator.


Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc. hired Jeffrey M. Carpenter, staff consultant, waste; Andrew R. Celender, staff consultant, civil/site; Travis W. D'Amico, assistant project manager, civil/site; Phlander J. Hart, survey technician I, civil/site; Timothy M. Hickey, survey technician I, civil/site; Michael P. Krepsik, assistant project manager, civil/site; and Sean D. Windt, staff consultant, civil/site.


Jeb Northern, a licensed clinical psychologist, has joined has joined Cognitive Dynamic Therapy Associates.

WESTARM Physical Therapy hired Michael C. Lovgren as a staff physical therapist at its New Kensington facility and at its new Aquatic Facility in Vandergrift, opening in the fall of 2012.

Kevin G. Kotar joined Preferred Primary Care Physicians and is on staff at St. Clair Hospital.

St. Clair Hospital named Michael Kritiotis director of decision support and planning.


Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. named Dara Ware Allen chief operating officer and program director.

St. Margaret Foundation named its board of directors and executive officers for 2013.

Chairperson: Timothy Bernard; vice chairperson: Robin Baum; secretary: Alex D. Condron; and treasurer: C. Talbot Heppenstall Jr.; and president: Mary Lee Gannon.

Elizabeth W. Brunins, Peter J. Counihan, David R. DiBenedetto Sr., Edward J. Donnelly III, Peter G. Ellis, Kevin O. Garrett, David M. Garzarelli, John C. Harmon, Jeanne C. Iasella, John Lagnese, David T. Martin, David E. Massaro, Teresa G. Petrick, Leo Phillips, Vincent J. Silvaggio, William H. Simpson, Neil Y. Van Horn, Eric A. Wissinger and C. James Zeszutek

Professional Services

Ernst & Young LLP promoted William Fera and Robert Vuillemot to principals and Timothy Calhoun and Jeffrey Veleke to executive directors.


Seegrid Corp. appointed Michael M. Hasco chief growth officer.


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