Dateline Pittsburgh for 01/06/13

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Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP promoted Erika F. Deiseroth, manager; Adam D. Smith, senior accountant, assurance and advisory services group; and Nicholas A. Mannerino, senior accountant, tax services group.


Donna L. Imhoff was named campus president of the Community College of Allegheny County Allegheny Campus.

Carlow University selected Patrick Cunningham as its vice president for finance and administrative services.


Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc. hired Anthony W. Eith, vice president, waste management; Patrick J. Sullivan Jr., principal, water resources; Scott T. Karns, project consultant, civil/site; and Kenneth D. Robertson Jr. , staff gechnician, environmental.


Laurie Gottlieb was named chief communications officer for the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and its operating arms, the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative and Health Careers Futures.


Children's Museum of Pittsburgh elected new members elected to its 2012-2013 board: Melissa Bizyak, partner, Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP; Barrett Donovan, relationship manager, Wells Fargo's Pittsburgh Regional Corporate Commercial Office; and Jodie Welge, an active community advocacy specialist.


The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council named new members: Eric Ash, director of public relations and social influence, Mullen; Darcel Madkins, CEO, Umoja African Arts Co.; Joseph B. Smith, senior vice president marketing, Dollar Bank; Janera Solomon, executive director, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater; and Shelly Sponholz, senior vice president of real estate and development, Giant Eagle Inc.


Michael Hull was named finance manager at North Hills Toyota.

Awards and Honors

Aleem Gangjee, distinguished professor of medicinal chemistry and holder of the Van Kaam, C.S.Sp., Endowed Chair in Scholarly Excellence at Duquesne University, was recognized with the elite American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Award in Drug Discovery and Development Interface. The award reflects Gangjee's efforts to produce efficient, hard-working compounds that abate cancer by acting in ways that usually require more than one agent.

The Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators honored a Duquesne University professor of educational leadership.

James Henderson, professor and co-director of the University Council for Educational Administration Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice, received the PASA 2012 Award of Achievement for Service to the Profession. Mr. Henderson was recognized for his commitment to excellence through notable service.

Graig T. O'Shane, vice president of Schneider Downs Corporate Finance, LP, earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation administered by the CFA Institute.

Dr. Susan Manzi received the Clinical Practice Award from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians in recognition of her exceptional service to patients, community and profession. Dr. Manzi is co-founder of the Lupus Center of Excellence and serves as Chair of the Department of Medicine for West Penn Allegheny Health System.


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