Active Performance Chiropractic

CAL LISMAN

CAL LISMAN

Dr. Cal Lisman has joined the office in Plains Twp. Lisman is a Pennsylvania board-certified chiropractic physician who earned his doctor of chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College. He earned his bachelor of science in exercise science from the University of South Carolina. Lisman holds advanced certifications in sports, human performance and golf biomechanics. In addition, he is certified in Active Release Techniques, the gold standard in the treatment of athletic injuries. He is joining Dr. Laura Bovee, who has served the Greater Wyoming Valley for more than a decade.

C.A. Leighton Co. Inc.

BRIAN LEIGHTON JR

BRIAN LEIGHTON JR

Brian Leighton Jr. joined his uncle, Tom Leighton Sr., as a licensed real estate agent at the company earlier this year. A member of the Luzerne County Association of Realtors and its multiple listing services, the 100-year-old family firm offers professional selling, listing and purchasing of residential and commercial real estate, along with providing auto, home, flood and business insurance, property management services and appraisals. Leighton is also a member of the Pa. Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. He perfected his client relationship skills as a public accountant with many large and successful firms over the past four years and is now eager to build client relationships in the real estate industry.

CoalCreative

SAMUEL OCONNELL

SAMUEL OCONNELL

Samuel O’Connell will serve as the marketing agency’s first chief creative officer.

The veteran storyteller, one of the company’s first employees, will now set and advance its creative agenda. That means he ensures every project meets an exceptional standard of excellence, and that the team continues to push the limits of creative innovation.

O’Connell, whose most recent title was creative director, worked to build out the agency’s award-winning video production team before stepping up as its first creative director.

Commonwealth Health

MICHAEL CAMPENNI

MICHAEL CAMPENNI

MICHAEL SOCHER

MICHAEL SOCHER

Michael Campenni, D.O., board-certified urologist and Pittston native, has joined Commonwealth Health Physician Network to expand access to urology services in both Pittston and in Scranton. Campenni is a member of the medical staff at Regional Hospital of Scranton, Moses Taylor Hospital and Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Campenni earned his medical degree from Midwestern/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Illinois. He completed his general surgery residency at Michigan State University/Riverside Osteopathic Hospital and completed his urology residency at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia.

Board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist Michael Socher, M.D., has joined Commonwealth Health Physician Network and is a member of the medical staff at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Socher joins the health system from Primary Plus in Maysville, Kentucky.

Socher is committed to helping women get healthy and stay healthy in all stages of life, whether maintaining wellness, embracing motherhood or making life transitions.

He received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey and completed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii.

Socher offers a wide range of services, including routine annual exams, obstetrical and postpartum care, high-risk pregnancy care and preventive screenings.

First Keystone Community Bank

REBECCA HOOPER

REBECCA HOOPER

Rebecca Hooper, vice president/senior trust officer for the trust and financial services department of the bank, has been appointed to serve as a member of the MainStreet Advisors Advisory Board. The advisory board consists of MainStreet clients who have demonstrated a commitment to the success of their own organization through their relationship with MainStreet Advisors.

Hooper has 19 years of experience with trust services and administers trusts, estates and investment accounts. She is a graduate of Cannon Financial Institute and is a certified fiduciary and investment risk specialist. She also is a graduate of Pennsylvania Bankers Association Trust School.

Geisinger

The health system has recognized 10 employees who go above and beyond in their dedication to patients at work and in the community with the Susan M. Robel Nursing Scholarship and Caring Award.

Created to honor the legacy of Sue Robel, the health system’s former chief nursing officer and co-chief patient experience officer, the two award programs annually recognize the dedicated work of Geisinger employees.

The Caring Award honors Geisinger employees who are dedicated to caring for others in the workplace and beyond. Like Robel, who defined collegiality and was an exemplary colleague to all, these people demonstrate a steadfast commitment to serving others and are incredible advocates throughout our community. They inspire with their compassion, thoughtfulness and selflessness. In addition to other honors, winners receive $500 in cash and $500 for their charity of choice.

The Caring Award winners are: Carlos Castillo, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center; Candace Cremard, RN, Geisinger Community Medical Center; Ashley Hoffman, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center; Judy Rockey, RN, Geisinger Scenery Park; and Michele Swida, RN, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

The Nursing Scholarship program recognizes employees currently enrolled in nursing school who exemplify what it means to go above and beyond in providing patient care. These people continually show a commitment to meeting the highest standards of bedside care and work tirelessly to make sure patients are treated with the utmost compassion and kindness. Each scholarship recipient receives $1,000 toward their tuition, funded by the Alice E. Steele Endowment.

The Nursing Scholarship winners are: Brianna Benscoter, RN, Geisinger Medical Center; Megan Harshbarger, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital; Jasselis Pozo-Guzman, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center; Terri Seidel, RN, Geisinger Medical Center; and Katelyn Urbina, RN, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

Brenda Goodrich, D.O., Geisinger Medical Group family practice physician and medical director for Geisinger Convenient Care Clinic, is joining Geisinger 65 Forward in Scranton. Geisinger 65 Forward is a health care program designed exclusively for people age 65 and over where patients get longer appointments, more on-site health services and social, educational and wellness activities.

With more than 25 years of experience as a family practice physician in Pennsylvania, Goodrich earned her doctor of osteopathy from Philadelphia College of Osteopathy after completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Scranton. She completed her family practice residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital in 1996.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Three representatives of the medical school were invited to speak at the 2022 Association of American Medical Colleges’ Health Professions Financial Aid Administrators Conference.

Michelle M. Schmude, Ed.D., MBA, associate dean for admissions, enrollment management and financial aid and an associate professor of medical education, Department of Medical Education; Suzanne McNamara, director of financial aid; and Roxanne Seymour, MBA, associate director of financial aid, delivered a session titled “Developing and Deploying a Comprehensive Financial Wellness Program for Medical Students using Active Learning Pedagogies” at the conference, which took place virtually Feb. 23-25.

The conference brings financial aid and student records administrators from across the health professions together to learn about the latest professional trends and connects colleagues facing similar challenges and opportunities in financial aid and student records management.

During their session, Schmude, Seymour and McNamara examined the various components of GCSOM’s financial wellness program, including debt management and financial literacy and how the school has used active learning strategies to engage medical students. In addition, they discussed the use of case-based learning, didactic sessions, independent learning, simulation, team-based learning, workshops and reflection to effectively deliver a financial wellness program.

Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce

MATTHEW_BICKERT

MATTHEW BICKERT

Matthew Bickert, CPA, has been promoted to chief financial officer and vice president of finance.

He joined the chamber in 2015 as a senior accountant, and has spent the last seven years leading the finance department in cleaning up the organization’s balance sheet to better enable the chamber and its affiliates to look to the future and to be an agent of change in the Wyoming Valley.

In his new role, he will lead and manage all aspects of the accounting department, including bank reconciliations, payroll, managing cash flow, financial reporting, yearly budgets and coordinating with the organization’s board of directors and finance committee, as well as mapping out current and future strategic planning models.

Honesdale National Bank

THOMAS ZURLA

THOMAS ZURLA

Thomas Zurla has joined the bank as assistant vice president, area manager of the bank’s southwest area.

Zurla will be providing oversight of the local teams and operations within the bank’s Kingston, Montdale and Clarks Summit offices.

Zurla began his career in banking at Franklin First Savings, which was later named M&T Bank, as a teller and customer service representative in 1997, and has since held positions including relationship manager (1998-2002) and assistant branch manager/branch manager (1998-2018). He continued as retail banking training coordinator from 2018-2020, and assistant vice president, community office manager at FNCB Bank from 2020-2021.

Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania

DANIEL_CHEJFEC

DANIEL CHEJFEC

The federation announced that Daniel Chejfec has been named executive director. He assumed his new role on Jan. 1, succeeding Mark Silverberg, who retired after 22 years at the helm of the organization.

An experienced leader, Chejfec comes to Northeast Pennsylvania with extensive achievements, including more than a total of 20 years as the executive director at Jewish federations in Central Kentucky, Duchess County, El Paso, and most recently, Augusta, Georgia.

Born and raised in Argentina, Chejfec is fluent in English, Spanish, Hebrew and Yiddish. He holds an MSW from the University of Southern California as well as degrees from Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, and universities in Buenos Aires.

Keystone College

SEAN PATRICK LOUGHRAN

SEAN PATRICK LOUGHRAN

Sean Patrick Loughran has been named the college’s new major gifts officer.

Loughran brings more than 15 years of experience as an advancement and legal professional. He has served as senior counsel on United States congressional, senatorial and two presidential campaigns. He has served as director of development for Changing Our World and senior vice president of development for E-merge Consulting Services. Prior to that, Loughran served as director of planned giving for Carnegie Associates.

Loughran received a juris doctor degree from Emory University School of Law.

Misericordia University

ALICIA NORDSTROM

ALICIA NORDSTROM

AMY_KLINE

AMY KLINE

Alicia Nordstrom, Ph.D., professor of psychology and department chairperson, co-authored the book, “Innovative Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Programs Across the World,” in conjunction with Wind Goodfriend, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Buena Vista University, Iowa. The book was published by Routledge Press and is available for purchase on Amazon.

The 304-page book, released in October, offers practical stigma and discrimination reduction programs in a range of domains including mental health, disability, ethnicity and sexuality.

Nordstrom is a child clinical psychologist who joined the Misericordia University faculty in 2004.

Amy Kline has been named director of the Student Success Center. Kline joined the university’s community in January after 10 years with the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine where she served as assistant and then associate director of the Center for Learning Excellence.

Some of her many responsibilities overseeing the center include supervising the delivery of academic support programs to the campus community, overseeing the university’s retention programs such as Student Alert, Choice and First Year Experience, and working collaboratively with administrators, faculty and other departments to establish processes to identify at-risk students and to develop intervention strategies for academic success.

Moses Taylor Foundation

DANIELLE BRESLIN

DANIELLE BRESLIN

Philanthropy executive Danielle Breslin has been appointed as president and CEO of the private foundation whose mission is to improve the health of people in Northeast Pennsylvania. Breslin has more than 25 years of experience optimizing health outcomes, with a focus on historically marginalized communities. Throughout her career, she has built an extensive network within the health care, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

Breslin is a graduate of Leadership North Carolina, a fellow of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations’ Change Leaders in Philanthropy and a fellow of the Southeastern Council of Foundation’s Hull Leadership Program.

Breslin assumed her her responsibilities as president and CEO on March 14.

NBT Bancorp Inc.

HEIDI HOELLER

HEIDI HOELLER

Heidi M. Hoeller has joined the boards of directors for the holding company and NBT Bank, NA. Hoeller is a retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP with more than 25 years of experience as a leader in audit and financial services.

Hoeller held numerous positions at PwC from November 1993 until her retirement in June 2019. She spent most of her career in the Northeast, including assignments in Syracuse, Hartford and Boston, where she served as audit partner on a diverse portfolio of clients within the insurance sector. Prior to her retirement, she was a financial services partner in PwC’s National Quality Organization for three years. During that time, she also led diversity and inclusion for a group of approximately 120 professionals.

Penn State Scranton

MATT_NIED

MATT NIED

PAUL MOYER

PAUL MOYER

Matthew D. Nied was promoted to the position of director of Student Services and Engagement.

Nied graduated from Alvernia University in Reading in 2007 with a bachelor of arts in business management and a minor in communication.

After completing his undergraduate degree, he continued on to Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania, where he worked as an associate coordinator of student activities and later as the assistant director of student activities. In 2009, while working at Neumann, he earned his Master of Science in organizational and strategic leadership.

Nied has been with the campus for 12 years. He resides in Moscow.

Paul Moyer has been selected as the new athletic director for the campus.

Moyer graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in St. Mary’s City, Maryland, in 1981 with a bachelor of arts in social science and economics. He later went on to graduate from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, with a master of business administration, and in 1994, he graduated from Columbia University in New York City, with a doctorate of education with a focus on higher education administration and finance.

Since 2011, he has been the director of athletics and recreation at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.

Moyer currently resides in Honesdale.

Step by Step Inc.

SUSIE ODONNELL

SUSIE ODONNELL

The organization has announced the promotion of its longtime controller, Susie O’Donnell, to the position of vice president of finance.

O’Donnell has been with the nonprofit for more than 20 years and has a deep understanding of financial and operational positions.

O’Donnell possesses a master’s in finance degree from King’s College and a bachelor’s in accounting. She was recently a trustee and missions committee treasurer for the Trucksville United Methodist Church, and is active with a variety of school and community organizations. Prior to her time with the organization, she served as an accounting manager for CIW Enterprises.

Sweda Advertising

MEGAN KOLIS

MEGAN KOLIS

Megan Kolis has recently been promoted to senior account executive. In her role, Kolis manages day-to-day interactions between the agency and its clients. Her responsibilities also include social media, public relations, digital and traditional media, branding and campaigns.

Kolis joined the agency in 2018 after graduating from the University of Scranton with a bachelor’s degree in strategic communication and a minor in political science.

The Wright Center

SALMAN ALAM

SALMAN ALAM

NATHAN HOFF

NATHAN HOFF

CHRISTINE LU

CHRISTINE LU

ROSA PEVERINI

ROSA PEVERINI

ASHLEY ZHAN

ASHLEY ZHAN

ANGELINA SINGH

ANGELINA SINGH

ERICA SCHMIDT

ERICA SCHMIDT

SANJAY_CHANDRAGIRI

SANJAY CHANDRAGIRI

BILAL_KHAN

BILAL KHAN

LINDA THOMAS HEMAK

LINDA THOMAS HEMAK

JUMEE BAROOAH

JUMEE BAROOAH

SATYA UPADHYAYULA

SATYA UPADHYAYULA

The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education’s Psychiatry Residency Program: Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) cohort recently placed in the top 10 nationally on the American College of Psychiatrists’ Psychiatry Resident in Training Examination.

The two-part exam, administered three to four times during the four-year residency, tests performance in comparison with other resident physicians at a similar level of training in the United States, Canada and elsewhere. It consists of 300 questions and addresses content areas, such as neurosciences, clinical psychiatry, epidemiology, behavioral and social sciences.

The cohort of Drs. Salman Alam, Nathan Hoff, Christine Lu, Rosa Peverini and Ashley Zhan scored in the 97th percentile among the 230 psychiatry residencies in the nation, which places the Wright Center’s test-takers among the top 10 PGY1 cohorts. In addition, Lu’s individual test score placed her in the 98th percentile for all PGY1 residents in the country and 93rd for all psychiatry residents in the nation.

The psychiatry residency was approved recently for three more resident physicians. The additional residents will join the residency in July, bringing a total of 25 psychiatry resident physicians to serve Northeast Pennsylvania.

Two scholarly research teams at the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education have had their abstracts accepted for presentation at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Drs. Angelina Singh and Erica Schmidt, resident physicians in the four-year psychiatry residency, and Dr. Sanjay Chandragiri, program director of the psychiatry residency and a psychiatrist at the Wright Center for Community Health’s Scranton Practice, co-authored the scholarly paper, “Catatonia Presenting as Major Depressive Disorder with Psychotic Features: The Case for Increasing the Use of the Lorazepam Challenge.”

The team’s case report demonstrates the importance and challenges of recognizing and treating catatonia, such as schizophrenia, in severely depressed patients with psychotic features, including delusions, hallucinations and paranoia.

Drs. Bilal Khan and Nathan Hoff, resident physicians in the psychiatry residency, co-authored the paper “Serotonin Syndrome in a 50-Year-Old Female,” with Bretty Aziz, a fourth-year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, and Chandragiri.

The case report illustrates the potential for severe side effects that may result from interactions between multiple serotonergic agents in patients with serotonin syndrome.

The American Psychiatric Association was founded in 1844. It is the oldest medical association in the United States and the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 37,400 physician members specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of mental illnesses.

Dr. Linda Thomas-Hemak, president and CEO of the Wright Centers for Community Health and Graduate Medical Education, is the governor-elect for the eastern region of the American College of Physicians’ Pennsylvania Chapter (PA-ACP).

Beginning in April, she will serve one year as governor-elect concurrently with Dr. Lawrence H. Jones, governor of the eastern region, whose term expires in 2023. Her four-year term as governor begins in April 2023.

Founded in 1915, the American College of Physicians is a national organization of internists, who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and care of adults.

Thomas-Hemak also recently earned board certification in obesity medicine, better preparing her to help patients manage obesity and its many comorbidities and to lose weight.

Thomas-Hemak received the certification from the Colorado-based American Board of Obesity Medicine, which gives physicians the insights and tools to help patients who are struggling with the complex issue of obesity.

Thomas-Hemak teaches and provides comprehensive primary health care, including addiction, recovery and weight-related services, at the center’s Mid Valley Practice in Jermyn, offering treatment to multigenerational families and individuals of all ages.

Dr. Jumee Barooah, the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education’s designated institutional official and a primary care physician, recently earned board certification in lifestyle medicine — an approach that uses small lifestyle changes to treat and potentially reverse chronic disease and prevent illness.

One of the fastest growing fields of medicine, lifestyle medicine differs from mainstream medical approaches by emphasizing nonpharmaceutical, noninvasive treatments such as wellness, resiliency, movement and a nutritious diet.

Lifestyle medicine represents her fourth board certification. Barooah also is certified in internal, addiction and obesity medicine.

Dr. Satya Upadhyayula, a board-certified general practice dentist at the Wright Center for Community Health, recently received a faculty appointment to NYU Langone Dental Medicine, enabling him to share his oral surgery and dental treatment know-how with dental residents training locally.

The Wright Center became a dental training site and welcomed its first two residents in 2021 through a new affiliation with NYU Langone Dental Medicine. The Brooklyn, New York-based organization operates the world’s largest postdoctoral dental residency program of its kind, training about 400 residents annually at partner sites including community health centers, hospitals and other affiliates in nearly 30 states.

Upadhyayula is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.

University of Scranton

PATRICK KEEHAN

PATRICK KEEHAN

HOPE BAYLOW

HOPE BAYLOW

HENGAMEH HOSSEINI

HENGAMEH HOSSEINI

JOSEPH PELLEGRINO

JOSEPH PELLEGRINO

ABHIJIT ROY

ABHIJIT ROY

JANETTE SCARDILLO

JANETTE SCARDILLO

YAMILE SILVA GUALTEROS

YAMILE SILVA GUALTEROS

BRIAN SNEE

BRIAN SNEE

HANK WILLENBRINK

HANK WILLENBRINK

Patrick Keehan ’19 ’G20, business consultant for the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center, recently earned the title of Certified Green Belt from the International Association for Six Sigma Certification.

According to IASSC’s website, IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is “a professional who is well versed in the core to advanced elements of Lean Six Sigma Methodology.”

Keehan will use this knowledge and expertise to assist small business clients of the Scranton SBDC with problem identification, solutions and implementation as well as discussing simple ways to improve operational efficiency.

Keehan joined the SBDC in June 2020.

The university awarded faculty development intersession grants for 2022 to eight faculty members.

Hope Baylow, D.A., assistant professor of health and human performance, received a grant to research “Voice Problems and Quality of Life in Individuals with Marfan Syndrome.” She earned her bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University, master’s degree from Long Island University and doctoral degree from Adelphi University. She has worked for the university since 2020.

Hengameh Hosseini, Ph.D., assistant professor of health administration and human resources, received a grant to research the “Development of a new Undergraduate Minor in Public Health.” She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tehran, master’s degree from King’s College and doctoral degree from Marywood University. She has worked for the university since 2018.

Joseph Pellegrino, Ph.D., assistant professor of health and human performance, received a grant to research the “Quantification of the Physical Load and Physiological Strain on Division III Women’s Basketball Players.” He earned his bachelor’s degree from Cook College, master’s degree from the University of Montana and doctoral degree from Rutgers University. He has worked for the university since 2019.

Abhijit Roy, D.B.A., professor of management, marketing and entrepreneurship, received a grant to research “A Hierarchical Model of Social Justice Initiatives by the Jesuits: Embeddedness of Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation.” He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Allahabad, master’s and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Arizona and doctoral degree from Boston University. He has worked for the university since 2006.

Janette Scardillo, D.P.T., faculty specialist for the Physical Therapy Department, received a grant to research “Utilizing Best Practice to Implement Simulation-based Experiences in the DPT Curriculum.” She earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Scranton. She has worked for the university since 2017.

Yamile Silva Gualteros, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures, received a grant to research “A Critical Edition of Dominican Writer Abigail Meja’s Transatlantic Journalism.” She earned her bachelor’s degree from Los Andes University, and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has worked for the university since 2009.

Brian Snee, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication and media, received a grant to research “Columbus Uncancelled: Reflective Rhetoric in the Third and Fourth Personae.” He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton, and master’s and doctoral degrees from the Pennsylvania State University. He has worked for the university since 2020.

Hank Willenbrink, Ph.D., associate professor of English and theater, received a grant to research “The Wyoming Option: Will Arbery, Rod Dreher and Conservative Catholicism.” He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tulsa, and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has worked for the university since 2009.

Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers

POOJA CHUGH

POOJA CHUGH

Pooja Chugh, DDS, has joined the health centers’ dental practices. Chugh provides general dentistry for all ages at both the Together for Health Dental Center in Honesdale and the Pike Dental Center in Lords Valley.

Chugh received a doctor of dental surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in Richmond and a bachelor of dental surgery degree from M.M. College of Dental Sciences & Research in Ambala, India. She also holds a master’s in public health from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky.

Chugh formerly served as the managing dentist at Affordable Dentures & Implants in Exton, and managing clinical director of Aspen Dental in Belle Vernon.

WBRE-TV l Nexstar Media Inc.

WBRE 28 and WYOU 22 announced that Craig Hume has been named news director of Eyewitness News serving Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (DMA 58). In his new role, Hume will oversee the Eyewitness News team of award-winning journalists and digital news platforms. Hume will assume his new role immediately and report to Andrew Wyatt, vice president and general manager of WBRE-TV28.

Hume has more than 25 years of experience as a news director and general manager in broadcast television and local cable news. He specializes in transforming traditional TV newsrooms into dynamic, multi-platform content centers. Most recently, Hume was news director for Hubbard Broadcasting’s ABC affiliate, KAAL-TV in Rochester Minnesota. Hume attended Vanderbilt University.

WBRE-28 and WYOU-22 announce Rachel Malak has been named co-host of “PA Live!,” the region’s only locally produced afternoon lifestyle program. In her new role, Malak joins co-host and Wilkes-Barre native Chris Bohinski each weekday afternoon at 4 p.m. on WBRE-28. Malak’s first day with the show was Jan. 24.

Malak is a native of Luzerne County, born and raised on a Christmas tree farm in Shavertown. Malak is a familiar face to sports fans in Northeast and Central Pennsylvania. She is the in-game entertainment host for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, where she hosts on-ice intermission entertainment and promotional games at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. She also hosts for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, keeping fans engaged at the 10,000-seat PNC Field throughout baseball season.

WVIA

KRISTEN MACKRELL CLARK

KRISTEN MACKRELL CLARK

The PBS and NPR affiliate for Northeast and central Pennsylvania has announced attorney Kristen Mackrell Clark as the organization’s new chief financial officer and general counsel.

Mackrell goes to the station from Myers, Brier, & Kelly LLP, where she represented educational institutions and nonprofit organizations. While there she focused on helping clients with corporate governance, business planning, tax planning, and individual and corporate tax audits.

Prior to working for Myers, Brier, & Kelly LLP, Clark worked as a certified public accountant specializing in individual and corporate taxation.

She attained her juris doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law.

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