Business People

April 13, 2008

PNC Merchant Services

Paula Keser has joined the staff of PNC Merchant Services as a regional account executive for the Western Maryland region of the Greater Washington area.

Keser will work with local businesses and organizations to establish a custom program for their credit and debit card processing, including gift card capability, Internet payments and wireless technologies.

Keser formerly was an account executive with NBC25 in Hagerstown.

Blue Ridge Community & Technical College

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Steven "Buddy" Wilson ?recently was hired as admissions counselor at Blue Ridge Community & Technical College.

Wilson will work with the EDGE coordinator, focusing on high school students and working adults who would not or could not attend college, helping them create their educational game plan.


Wilson is a 2006 graduate of Shepherd University with a degree in recreation and leisure studies. He will receive a master's degree in college student development and administration from Shepherd in May.

The Shook Home

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Margaret E. Lake has accepted the position of registered nurse assessment coordinator with The Shook Home and The Quarters at The Shook.

Lake has more than 20 years of nursing experience. She started her career as an LPN and became an RN in 1993. She has been in an RNAC position for eight years.

Lake is a graduate of Penn State Mont Alto.

Callas Contractors

Bryan Burton and Greg Maciulla of Callas Contractors Inc. recently completed the seven-day NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) Project Management Academy at Clemson (S.C.) University.

Maryland Classified Employees Association

Royden (Roy) P. Gilleo, a prison case manager at Roxbury Correctional Institution, has been elected to serve the remainder of a vacant term on the board of directors of the Maryland Classified Employees Association (MCEA).

Gilleo also serves as the legislative committee chairperson of the MCEA Public Safety Non-Custody Employees Chapter. Before his employment as a prison case manager, he was a correctional officer at Roxbury.

MCEA is an independent public employee union representing state and county employees in Maryland.

Roxbury Correctional Institution

Timothy P. O'Brien, correctional dietary officer II, was named Employee of the Month for March at Roxbury Correctional Institution.

O'Brien, a 19-year employee of RCI, has become an excellent employee, outstanding in the way he applies his work ethics and the way he handles his inmate details. He also has been an intricate part of helping with staffing problems over the last four years.

O'Brien also has played a large part in ensuring the Food Service Department has achieved perfect inspections from the health department the past two years.

Alternative Drug & Alcohol Counseling

James Reagan, clinical director of Alternative Drug & Alcohol Counseling LLC, recently attended 15 hours of training with West Virginia University to address the issue of American veterans returning from Iraq.

The course, titled "Social Work Practice with America's Veterans: A Detailed Look at Today's Combat Veteran," addressed the issue of alcohol and drug abuse among veterans returning home to possibly deal with post-traumatic stress and mental health problems. The course also addressed the impact on families in the readjustment process.

Michael E. Starsinic

Michael E. Starsinic recently received a certificate from the Graduate School at Penn State University recognizing the 25th anniversary of receiving his doctoral degree.

Starsinic received his Ph.D. in polymer science in 1983.

The graduate school each year gives certificates to alumni celebrating their 25th and 50th anniversaries of receiving their doctoral degrees. The program is aimed at reconnecting hundreds of alumni in an effort to have them return to campus and meet the current class of graduate students.

Nichols DeHaven & Associates CPAs

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The following employees of Nichols DeHaven & Associates CPAs PLLC recently were winners of the NDA Peer Award.

Tina C. Dillow won a peer award for her excellent work with the year-end payroll returns.

Christa E. Lopez won a peer award for her willingness to help wherever needed to prepare for tax season and for her great attitude with customers and employees.

Pamela J. Nichols won a peer award for the fast pace that she worked to ready the firm for tax season and her willingness to help wherever needed.

J.P. Trucking

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Bert Nichols of J.P. Trucking Inc. was honored for eight years of safe driving and longevity at J.P. Trucking Inc.'s quarterly safety breakfast in January at Conococheague Red Men Tribe 84 in Williamsport.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Paul Gunder and Matt Gunder of the Waynesboro office of Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA were recognized for excellent performance in February.

The decision was based on the number of new listings, sales and referrals; attendance at real estate meetings and workshops; and customer satisfaction reports.

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