Dateline Pittsburgh for 10/21/12

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The Binkley Kanavy Group promoted Michael Wassil to partner, consulting practice.

Newton Consulting, LLC hired Jeff Corsello, senior consultant, ERP practice; Carol Long, senior consultant, application support practice; Geanie Tilley senior consultant, application support practice; and Steven Rodgers, operations strategy practice lead.


Two Duquesne University professors with interest in global matters have been named the holders of the newest endowed chairs.

Clifford Bob, associate professor of political science in the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, and Lisa Lopez Levers, professor in the department of counseling, psychology and special education in the School of Education, have been selected to hold the latest endowed chairs. Mr. Bob will hold the inaugural Raymond J. Kelley Endowed Chair in International Relations and Ms. Levers has been installed as The Rev. Francis Philben, Endowed Chair in African Studies.


Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. hired Michael F. Singleton, principal (Civil/Site); Jessica L. Lukus, technical assistant (Civil/Site); and Darius Singleton, survey technician I (Civil/Site).


Chris Hughes was named executive director at The Education Foundation.


Premier Medical Associates has announced the addition of a new orthopedic specialty at its practice, which is the largest multi-specialty physician practice in the Greater Pittsburgh region. Dr. Charley B. Gates, M.D. will lead the orthopedic practice and will be based at One Monroeville Center.

Drs. Ann K. Gaines and Megan Groh Miller joined the practice of Tri Rivers Surgical Associates. Anna K. Gaines, M.D., as a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, and Megan Groh Miller, M.D., as a primary care sports medicine specialist.


Children's Museum of Pittsburgh elected officers to its 2012-13 board of directors: President: Jennifer F. Broadhurst, active community volunteer; vice presidents: Michael Duckworth, private wealth advisor, The Private Banking and Investment Group, Merrill Lynch and Pete Eberhart, managing director, Henry H. Armstrong Associates Inc.; secretary: Winston Simmonds, rail operations/engineer officer, Port Authority; and treasurer: Robert Denove, managing partner, Deloitte&Touche LLP.


Catholic Charities Diocese of Pittsburgh Inc. named Brian Eddy, manager of Major Gifts and Corporate Relations; and Katherine Heart, grant manager.

Professional Services

Deloitte announced that Jeffery Craft and Daniel Potetz were named partners, Deloitte & Touche LLP; Jason Stevens and John Tweardy named principals, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Dorrie Guest and Tadd Morganti promoted to directors, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Angela Abernethy and Colleen Dimitroff promoted to directors, Deloitte Tax LLP; and Patricia Tuite promoted to director, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP.


Robert Noll, a pediatric psychologist at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, was awarded a one-year Supportive Care Research grant of $98,917 from the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research.

Danny J. Diveley, trust administrator at First Commonwealth Advisors, was awarded the certified trust and financial advisor (CTFA) designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers, a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association.

The National League for Nursing's Academy of Nursing Education selected Dr. Joan Such Lockhart, professor of nursing and associate dean for academic affairs at the Duquesne University School of Nursing, as a fellow in recognition of her many contributions to nursing education.

Vickie Dellaquila, owner of Organization Rules, Inc., received her certification as a certified professional organizer in chronic disorganization from the Institute of Challenging Disorganization. Ms. Dellaquila specializes in working with clients who have chronic disorganization and hoarding issues.


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