Business people

July 03, 2010
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Summit Health

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Amy Stouffer, occupational therapist with Summit Health, recently was certified in hand therapy by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission Inc.

Stouffer is an occupational therapist for Summit Health at its location on Walnut Bottom Road in Shippensburg, Pa. She has been with the organization for 17 years.

Certified hand therapists are required to have at least five years of experience treating patients, more than 4,000 hours in direct practice of hand therapy and must pass a comprehensive test of advanced clinical knowledge.

Fort Ritchie Community Center

CASCADE - Robert N. Spence Jr. recently was named executive director of the Fort Ritchie Community Center.

Spence will be responsible for overall management of the facility, including day-to-day operations, finances, community relations, marketing and long-range planning.

Spence comes to the Fort Ritchie Community Center following a long career in the media, working as a radio and television executive and as a marketing and public relations consultant. He spent the last 16 years at the C-SPAN television networks in Washington, D.C.


Spence also has an extensive background in the volunteer sector, including administrative management positions in the fire rescue service. He is president of the Mount Aetna Volunteer Fire Department in Washington County and recently served as executive vice president of the Kensington (Md.) Volunteer Fire Department.

Parkway Neuroscience & Spine Institute

Michael DeMarco, D.O., co-director of the Electrodiagnostic Laboratory at Parkway Neuroscience & Spine Institute, recently was invited to become an oral examiner for the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM).

The ABEM certifies qualified physicians in the use of electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS). It represents the highest level of certification for the subspecialty of electrodiagnostic medicine. EMG/NCS typically is used to evaluate patients with possible nerve damage or muscle disease. Symptoms include weakness, numbness, tingling or pain in the spine or extremities.

DeMarco is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Before joining Parkway Neuroscience and Spine Institute, DeMarco served eight years in the U.S. Army.

Knob Hall Winery

CLEAR SPRING - Stephanie Frederick recently was hired as director of events at Knob Hall Winery.

Frederick, a Hagerstown native, has worked in the financial industry for more than 17 years.

Maryland Correctional Training Center

Ralph Stotler, a correctional officer II, has been named Employee of the Month for June at the Maryland Correctional Training Center (MCTC).

Stotler has a positive attitude and excellent work habits, according to an MCTC press release. He is an outstanding officer and always takes on additional tasks, according to the release.

Stotler has been employed by the Maryland Correctional Training Center since February 2005.

Callas Contractors Inc.

Ron Fritz was named safest superintendent winner for April by Callas Contractors Inc.

Fritz has been employed by Callas since 2003.

Mike Cole and Chris Kerns were named safest employee winners for April.

Cole and Kerns are carpenters and have been employed by Callas since March 2007.

Con-way Freight

Scott Griffin of Con-way Freight placed first in his division at the 2010 Maryland State Truck Driving Championships.

Griffin, a Smithsburg resident, won first-place honors in the 5-Axle Sleeper division. This was his third year taking part in the competition.

Griffin will move on to compete at the National Truck Driving Championships, which will be in August in Columbus, Ohio.

Griffin is based out of the company's Hagerstown service center. He has been a professional driver for 17 years and has worked for Con-way Freight since 1996. He previously was honored by the company with an award for five years of safe driving.

AgChoice Farm Credit

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sarah Wickard recently began a summer internship with AgChoice Farm Credit.

As one of four students in the internship program, Wickard will work out of AgChoice's Cumberland Valley branch office in Chambersburg.

Wickard, of Newville, Pa., will be a senior at Penn State University this fall, majoring in animal sciences. At Penn State, she is involved in the Dairy Science Club, Collegiate Farm Bureau and Ag Advocates.

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