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February 11, 2003

O'Neill Physical Therapy Services

Lorraine O'Neill, physical therapist and owner of O'Neill Physical Therapy Services in Hagerstown, recently completed a seven-week course titled "Differential Diagnosis for the Orthopedic Physical Therapist."

The course focused on diagnostic techniques for musculo-skeletal disorders and pain syndrome.

Four Points Sheraton

David Melugin, general manager of the Four Points Sheraton in Hagerstown, was named Hotelier of the Year - 2003 by the Maryland Hotel & Lodging Association at its annual "Stars of the Industry" awards ceremony Jan. 29 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

The award honors the general manager who has demonstrated outstanding contributions of leadership, community service and/or civic affairs. Nominees are judged on work performance that goes beyond normal job responsibilities and outstanding and unusual service to the hotel property, guests and community.

Bella Salon and Spa

Bella Salon and Spa stylists Tammy Shindle, Renee Doub, Dawn McLeod, Karen Nave and Alysia Grove recently attended a hair design and color seminar at the Redken 2003 International Symposium in Las Vegas on Jan. 19-21.


In addition, Chelsea Courtney of Redlands, Calif., has joined the staff of Bella Salon and Spa as a stylist.

Synergy Healing Arts Center and Massage School

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Synergy Healing Arts Center and Massage School has announced that the following graduates of the 550-hour Massage Therapy Program have passed the National Certification Exam given by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Steve Raynor, Hagerstown; Kelly Beacham, Littlestown, Pa.; Linda Ehrhart, Chambersburg, Pa.; and Kim Taylor, Frederick, Md.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Vicki Silvestri has joined the Greencastle office of Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA as a sales associate.

Silvestri has just completed Jack Gaughen's New Agent Development Program, a six-week in-house training program.

Sharon Berry and Julianne Lesniak, sales associates with Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA in Waynesboro, are attending an advanced training program.

To graduate from the academy, sales associates must complete seven missions, demonstrate their ability to use the new techniques and exceed minimum standards.

Beverly Healthcare

Helen Carpenter was selected Associate of the Month for January at Beverly Healthcare in Hagerstown.

Carpenter has been employed by Beverly Healthcare for two years.

Penn State Mont Alto

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Joyce McCormick, field work coordinator and instructor in the occupational therapy assistant program at Penn State Mont Alto, has been named to the professional advisory board of the Franklin and Adams County Easter Seals Society.

McCormick will be responsible for developing the low vision rehab program for older adults in Franklin and Adams counties.

Dorothy "Doadi" Rockwell, director of the occupational therapy program at Penn State Mont Alto, was selected to serve a three-year term with the Academic Evaluators for Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. The organization is a part of the American Occupational Therapy Association that establishes the standards for Occupational Therapy education.

Edward Jones

Mary-Ellen Fidler recently graduated from a trainee position to branch office administrator at the Hagerstown office of the financial services firm Edward Jones.

Dave Walker, a local Edward Jones investment representative, said Fidler was promoted after completing the firm's training program.

J. Greg Garner of the financial services firm Edward Jones has achieved the professional designation of accredited asset management specialist.

Garner completed the Accredited Asset Management Specialist Professional Education Program from the Denver-based College for Financial Planning.

Homewood at Williamsport

Mary Sue Cochran is the new assistant director of nursing for the Health Care Center and delegating nurse for assisted living at Homewood at Williamsport.

Cochran started working at Homewood at Williamsport in 1995 and has worked as day shift supervisor, on-call coverage and staff development director.

Tastefully Simple

Nicole Row of Clear Spring recently became a consultant for Tastefully Simple Inc., a national gourmet foods direct sales company based in Alexandria, Minn.

Marie Thompson

Marie Thompson was recently appointed by the governor to the newly formed Maryland State Advisory Council on Pain Management.

Thompson is active in several organizations that deal with medical ethics and is a part-time faculty member at Penn State Mont Alto who teaches nursing informatics, adult health and death and dying.

Quincy United Methodist Home

QUINCY, Pa. - Vita G. Davis, director of nursing at Quincy United Methodist Home, recently became a certified nursing director in long-term care.

Davis, of Greencastle, Pa., a 20-year employee of Quincy, attended a two-day seminar in Harrisburg sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Directors of Nursing Administration.

Twigg Cycles

Ronald "Buck" Gelwicks, a 12-year employee of Twigg Cycles in Hagerstown, has completed HondaPro technical training at American Honda's Training Facility in New Jersey.

Gelwicks received up-to-date training on advanced engine service and advanced fuel induction service and completed several update training modules to re-certify as a Honda registered technician.

McLean, Koehler, Sparks & Hammond

FREDERICK, Md.- Jamie Iseminger of Hagerstown has joined the accounting firm of McLean, Koehler, Sparks & Hammond as an in-charge accountant.

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