Business People

November 16, 2008

Real Estate Today

Toby Wantz has joined Real Estate Today as a Maryland Realtor.

Wantz, who was born and raised in Washington County, graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 2002 and earned an associate of arts degree in business management from Kaplan College in 2005.

Real Estate Today has offices at 123 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown.

RE/MAX Achievers

Peachy O'Connor, a Realtor with RE/MAX Achievers, recently obtained the Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation (SRES). O'Connor completed training designed to assist seniors with selling and buying homes.

The First National Bank of Greencastle

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Richard L. Siegel has been named chief credit officer for The First National Bank of Greencastle.


Siegel, who most recently was vice president and senior credit officer for First Capital Bank in Louisville, Ky., brings 38 years of banking experience to the job.

He has experience in commercial lending, loan underwriting, loan review, loan operations, credit analysis, compliance and loan policy development.

Siegel has a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Louisville.

Menno Haven

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ronda Layton of Chambersburg has been named controller for Menno Haven Retirement Communities.

Layton will be responsible for directing, coordinating, maintaining and controlling Menno Haven's accounting system. For the past 16 years, she served as a controller in the banking and construction industries.

Menno Haven is a not-for-profit retirement community with three campuses that house 1,500 residents.

Menno Haven has more than 500 employees, including the following who are celebrating milestone anniversaries this month:

One year - Jill Colon, Laura Lentz, Hayley Wildeson, Vonda Zeger, Ronda Layton, Stephanie Chace and Barbara Kukola

Five years - Lana Washabaugh, Pamela Martin, Nancy Hess, Ruby Beidel, Ann Burns and Cathi Horst

Ten years - Kenn Anne Kane, Anna Mae Rauhut, Marjorie Christie, Hope Price and Deborah Rotz

Twenty years - Joan Miley

Lutheran Home Care & Hospice

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Kelli Heebner recently received the 2008 Karen A. Rohaly Award at Lutheran Home Care & Hospice's annual employee appreciation dinner.

The award was established after the death of Rohaly, the agency's first administrator, and is presented annually to the employee who best upholds the ideals set by her work.

Heebner has been employed by the agency for 21 years.

She started as a visiting nurse, then became a nursing supervisor and now serves as the agency's quality improvement coordinator.

Brook Lane Health Services

The following women were honored as employees of the month for October at Brook Lane Health Services:

Cheryl Hade, registered nurse, child and adolescent partial hospitalization program

Donna Needham, working supervisor, nutritional services

Long & Foster Co.

Michelle Liefke, an agent in Long & Foster's Hagerstown office, has become the first certified EcoBroker in the area.

The EcoBroker program educates and assists real estate agents in helping consumers identify energy efficiency and sustainable design in properties.

To earn designation as an EcoBroker, licensed real estate professionals must complete 18 hours of online courses that address housing-related energy and environmental issues.

As an EcoBroker, Liefke will help clients and the community to identify and understand available alternative energy solutions and eco-friendly features that provide cost savings and a better quality of life.

Shady Grove Medical Clinic

SHADY GROVE, Pa. - Dr. Joe R. Ferguson III has joined Shady Grove Medical Clinic, an affiliate of Summit Health, at 1964 Buchanan Trail East.

Ferguson, who is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, has spent most of his 30 years in medicine teaching training programs in Colorado and Louisiana. Since 2002, he has been in full-time family practice at community health centers in Franklin and Adams counties, including Keystone Family Medicine in Chambersburg, Pa., and Family First Health in Hanover, Pa.

Ferguson received his medical degree from Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans, completed his internship at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, Wash., and completed his residency training at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, Calif.

Hospice of the Panhandle

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Hospice of the Panhandle and the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Eastern Division, welcome Dr. Jason Harrah as associate medical director.

Harrah becomes Hospice's second full-time physician. His primary responsibilities include consulting on the care of hospice patients in Hampshire, Jefferson and Morgan counties.

Harrah is a West Virginia native who completed his undergraduate studies at WVU, attended medical school at Marshall University and completed his residency at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Harrah began his hospice work in Alabama, where he served as part-time associate medical director for a hospice program in his community while managing his own private practice.

Harrah also will serve as assistant professor in the department of family medicine for the WVU School of Medicine, Eastern Division.

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