Dateline Pittsburgh for the week of 4/14/13

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Accountants Kaitlin Vukich and Valerie A. Wasik have joined Cottrill, Arbutina & Associates.


Rothschild Doyno Collaborative announced an expansion of ownership. Geoff Campbell, Mike Gwin and Kate Tunney join as partners. In addition to their roles as partners, Mr. Campbell will be the director of operations and services; Mr. Gwin, director of design; and Ms. Tunney, director of communications and urban design.

Associations & Organizations

Susan Dopico, president/CEO, Hands-2-Help Senior Services Inc., was appointed to the board of the Mon Yough Area Chamber Of Commerce.

Donnelly-Boland and Associates said James Scherich, manager, was appointed as an executive board member of the Clairton Area Chamber of Commerce.


Jessica Urbanik was named interim vice president for university development and Cal U for Life at California University of Pennsylvania.

Duquesne University named Dean B. McFarlin the new dean of the Palumbo Donahue School of Business.


Allen & Shariff Corp. promoted the following individuals: Anthony E. Molinaro Jr., president of engineering; David C. Price, senior vice president; Donald K. Beyer, vice president; and Gregorio P. Torchia, vice president.

Edward M. Stetz joined Skelly and Loy as director of marketing.


West Penn Allegheny Health System said Sherif L. Rizk was named clinical director of its division of colorectal surgery. Dr. Rizk will see patients in his new office in the Mellon Pavilion at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Bloomfield.

Edward J. Heckert Jr. will join the Pittsburgh office of UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania as vice president of key account sales and account management and specialty benefits.


John R. Pendel has joined Knichel Logistics as its vice president of over-the-road services.


Richard Hardie was promoted to regional operations manager at Thermal Industries, a division of Atrium Corp.

Tsudis Chocolate Co. hired Brian Rosenbaum for its newly created director of procurement and planning position.


The board of The Pittsburgh Promise named new members: Debra Kline Demchak, community leader, and Robert L. Hanson, CEO of American Eagle.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Pittsburgh Inc. announced appointments to its board and the board of Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center. Catholic Charities board: John M. Hartzell Jr., director, Houston Harbaugh PC; Richard Kidwell, senior associate counsel and vice president of risk management, UPMC Corporate Legal Dept.; Katherine Darragh Larsen, international financial adviser and senior vice president, wealth management, Merrill Lynch; Stephanie Novosel, senior vice president, PNC Bank Global Services; and Helene Paharik, associate general secretary, Diocese of Pittsburgh. Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center board: James A. Szilagy, chief supply chain officer, UPMC; and the Very Rev. Lawrence A. DiNardo, vicar for canonical services, Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Professional Services

PEAK Technical Staffing USA named Kevin J. Kutzavitch, president, and Michael Iandoli, director, strategic staffing.


Ruth's Chris Steak House promoted Brandon Giles to assistant manager.


Robert Arnold, medical director of the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Giselle Auger, assistant professor of journalism and media arts in Duquesne University's McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, was named a Page Legacy Educator by the Arthur W. Page Center and an expert speaker by Enrichment Voyages. As a Page Legacy Educator, Ms. Auger was awarded $2,500 to develop a teaching module and instructor's guide on organizational transparency.

Kathy Agostino, small/disadvantaged business coordinator, Mascaro Construction Co. LP, was honored as one of two inductees into the Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Hall of Fame for 2013.

The American Liver Foundation Allegheny Division honored Thomas Cacciarelli, transplant surgeon, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, at its annual Tribute to Excellence awards luncheon. The foundation's luncheon honors individuals such as Dr. Cacciarelli for leading the charge in the fight against liver disease.

Children's Museum Pittsburgh said that Chris Siefert, deputy director, was selected as a 2013-14 Noyce Leadership Fellow. Each Fellow will focus on a strategic initiative which will address a current challenge facing their institution, while increasing the institution's positive impact and reach in the surrounding community.


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