Business people

July 24, 2010
  • Brenda DeSutter-Gue

Volvo Powertrain North America

Dan Hathaway, material handling supervisor, was named Employee of the Month for June at Volvo Powertrain North America.

Hathaway is known for bending over backwards to show his colleagues their opinions and ideas are appreciated, according to a Volvo Powertrain North America news release. He takes the time to follow up on all suggestions for improvements in productivity, safety and morale of employees, according to the release.

O'Neill Physical Therapy Services

Brenda DeSutter-Gue, a physical therapist at O'Neill Physical Therapy Services in Hagerstown, recently attended a course on caring for elderly patients with dementia.

Physical therapy teaches patients adaptive techniques for activities of daily living, helping them remain independent for as long as possible.

In the later stages of dementia when patients lose their independence, physical therapists help caregivers by educating them on stimulating activities to do with patients. Physical therapists also can teach caregivers how to transfer and care for patients without injury to the patients or themselves.


The Laser Vein Center for Excellence

Anhtai Nguyen, MD, MBA, FACS, medical director of The Laser Vein Center for Excellence, recently received certification from the American Board of Phlebology.

Nguyen joins an elite group of health care professionals who have earned the certification. According to the American Board of Phlebology, less than 1 percent of all phlebology professionals in the U.S. have earned this certification. There are 412 board-certified phlebologists nationwide.

To become certified, an applicant must complete the requisite training or experience qualifications, meet the continued medical education requisites, and pass a stringent certification examination offered by the American Board of Phlebology. Certification periods are 10 years .

Leadership Washington County

Leadership Washington County announces several additions to its board and staff.

o Tara Horst has been named executive director of the organization.

Horst served as a member of the Leadership Washington County board for more than a year.

Horst is an assistant professor at Shippensburg (Pa.) University.

o Seven new board members have joined the organization, including Melinda Cannon of Washington County Hospital; Lieba Cohen of Hagerstown Community College; Kelly Colbert of Citi; Patrick Flickinger of Susquehanna Bank; David Hanlin of Washington County Free Library; Tim Peters, CPA, of Smith Elliott Kearns & Co.; and Scott Reuschling of 2nd Floor.

o New board officers for 2010-11 are president, Julie Gaver of Julie Gaver Training & Development; vice president, Amy Black of First Data Corp.; secretary, Kent Reynolds of Keller Stonebraker Insurance and Suzi Menard of Salesforce; and Dale Bannon of Washington County Public Schools, immediate past president.

Leadership Washington County is a nonprofit organization that offers a nine-month intensive program for leaders seeking to deepen their understanding of issues affecting their employer and the business and nonprofit community.

Roxbury Correctional Institution

The following employees of Roxbury Correctional Institution recently were honored.

o Lt. Mark Gonzalez, a supervisor on the 7-3 shift, was named Supervisor of the Quarter for July, August and September.

Gonzalez was selected not only because he does an excellent job as the unit manager for Housing Unit 1, but he also started a morale committee. The morale committee has brought different departments closer and has enhanced the overall operation of RCI, according to a news release.

Gonzalez has been employed by the Division of Correction since 1995.

o Tina Mellott, an officer on the 11-7 shift, and Tracy Nalley, a registered nurse, were named Employees of the Month for July.

Mellott and Nalley responded to a call to attend to an unresponsive inmate and began CPR on the inmate, alternating between giving rescue breaths and chest compressions. CPR was performed for more than 30 minutes before EMS staff arrived to relieve them. Their training and knowledge was evident in how they handled the situation, according to a news release.

Mellott has been employed by the Division of Correction since 2007 and Nalley has been employed by Correctional Medical Services since 2009.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

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

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

Sylvana Institute

FREDERICK, Md. - The following employees recently joined the staff of Sylvana Institute, a Frederick provider of medical aesthetic services.

The Institute has recently hired an additional six employees, including a Licensed Esthetician, two administrative staff

o Michele Daiger joined the staff as marketing manager.

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