Business People

June 22, 2008

National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses

Linda Altizer, a charter member of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON), spoke at NAON's 28th Annual Congress May 17 to 23 in San Jose, Calif.

Altizer, who recently completed a four-year term on NAON's board of directors, spoke on the topics "The Role of the Forensic Nurse," "Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Nursing Documentation" and "The Definition of a DNP."

Altizer also led the event's Sunday Devotional, which was titled "A Soldier in the Army of the Lord."

Altizer also has been working with the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Stakeholders Task Force from the American Nurses Association to more clearly define and differentiate the roles of advanced practice nurses.


Cornerstone Wealth Management Group

Amy Voorhaar has joined Cornerstone Wealth Management Group as the firm's new business and client service coordinator.

Voorhaar served as a branch operations coordinator at Legg Mason (Smith Barney), where she was responsible for overseeing all branch operations and regulatory compliance. She also spent time as a finance associate with All American Harley-Davidson, where she assisted customers in obtaining financing.

Voorhaar is experienced in both the financial industry and property management industry, and holds Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.

WVU School of Nursing

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Joy Buck, associate professor at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center in Martinsburg and the West Virginia University School of Nursing in Morgantown, W.Va., recently was awarded a $6,000 internal grant from the WVU School of Nursing Research Fund.

Buck's research will target improvements to health-related quality of life in chronically ill elders and their caregivers by collaborating with rural and transitional communities. Her efforts also are being supported by a $24,000 grant from WVU.

Buck, a policy researcher and advocate for palliative-care professionals, has presented her research on "The Impact of Policy on Hospice and Palliative Care" to state, national and international audiences. She has authored several book chapters and research journal publications. One of her most recent articles, "Netting the Hospice Butterfly: Politics, Policy and the Translation of an Ideal," was published in 2007 in Home Health Care Nurse.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

The Hagerstown office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announces its top associates for May.

Cynthia Moler was the top listing sales associate by volume, top listing sales associate by units, top selling sales associate by volume and top selling sales associate by units.

Nick McLeod of Realty Associates was the top sales associate by settled volume and as the top sales associate by settled units.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage welcomed Linda Weller to The Home Team, as the newest sales associate to join the Hagerstown office. She is licensed in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Darrell Morgan and Jean Rosenberger of the Waynesboro office of Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA were recognized for their performance in May.

They received the recognition based on their number of new listings, sales and referrals; attendance at real estate meetings and workshops; and customer satisfaction reports.

Morgan recently won Jack Gaughen's Rising Star award, and Rosenberger has more than 25 years of experience in the real estate business.

Menno Haven

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Valerie Albert recently joined the staff of Menno Haven as a member of the Penn Hall Life Enrichment Department.

Albert has a bachelor's degree in equestrian management from Wilson College in Chambersburg. She has been employed by Wilson College for 14 years.

Hood College

FREDERICK, Md. - Seven Hood College faculty members were promoted to associate professor with a grant of tenure and one other was granted tenure by the college's Board of Trustees.

Ingrid Farreras was granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor of psychology to associate professor.

John George was granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor of education to associate professor.

Laura Moore was granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor of sociology to associate professor.

Lynda Sowbel was granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor of social work to associate professor.

Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs was granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor of political science to associate professor.

Kimberly Tysdal was granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor of mathematics to associate professor.

Stephen Wilson was granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor of religion and philosophy to associate professor.

Terry Martin, associate professor of psychology and thanatology, was granted tenure.

Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown

Dr. Tara Cumley has been hired as a full-time veterinarian at the Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown.

Cumley is a 1999 graduate of Musselman High School in Inwood, W.Va.

She received her degree in animal science from West Virginia University in 2003 and her DVM from Tuskegee (Ala.) University in May.

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