Business People - Dec. 18

December 18, 2011
  • Lisa Beaver, RN
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Lutheran Home Care & Hospice

Lutheran Home Care & Hospice recently presented its 2011 Karen A. Rohaly Award to Lisa Beaver, RN, hospice nurse, at the agency’s annual employee appreciation dinner.

The award was established after the death of Lutheran Home Care & Hospice’s first administrator, Karen Rohaly.

The award is presented annually to the employee who best upholds the ideals set by Rohaly’s work. The nominations are made by co-workers. An awards committee, made up of individuals from throughout the agency’s service areas, evaluates the nominations and a recipient is selected.

Beaver has been with the agency for nine years. During that time, she became certified in hospice and palliative care.


• Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, and LIFE Lutheran Services recently presented the second annual physician of the year award to Dr. Dwight Michael.

The award recognizes a physician who shows dedication to the health, comfort and quality of life of his or her patients; shows commitment to bettering the community through actions; provides the highest quality of health care; and recognizes the value of home- and community-based services in achieving these goals.

Michael received his Bachelor of Arts in biology from Gettysburg (Pa.) College in 1978, and his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1982. He completed his residency at St. Margaret Memorial Hospital in Pittsburgh in 1985.

In July 1985, Dr. Michael joined Gettysburg Family Practice Inc. He is president of that office and is board-certified in family medicine.

Albright Crumbacker Moul & Itell LLC

Certified Public Accountant Jordan R. Pearson was promoted to senior accountant and Lindsey E. Close was promoted to in-charge accountant at Albright Crumbacker Moul & Itell LLC CPAs.

Pearson, a Keedysville resident, has been a member of ACM&I’s team since February 2005. She successfully passed the CPA examination to become a certified public accountant in 2006.

Close, a Hagerstown resident, has been a member of ACM&I’s team since October 2007.

ACM&I also recently welcomed Debra L. Chaposky and Kery J. Swope to its team.

Chaposky, a Carlisle, Pa., resident, obtained her Bachelor of Science in accounting and is a certified internal auditor. She joined the team as an audit supervisor.

Swope, a Greencastle, Pa., resident, obtained his Bachelor of Science in agribusiness with a concentration in accounting and successfully passed the CPA examination to become a certified public accountant. He joined the team as a staff accountant.

Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — Jef Bohn, a partner in the certified public accounting firm of Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC, made it to the quarterfinals at the third annual Open International Petanque Tournament on Amelia Island, Fla.

Petanque is the French cousin of horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling game. The aim is to roll a number of hollow steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden target ball. Players take turns, and the winning team is the one that ends up nearest to the target ball when all balls are played.

More than 260 competitors (in teams of two) competed in the event, hailing from 23 states, Canada and Europe.

Martin & Seibert

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Kay Fuller, director of litigation at the Martinsburg office of Martin & Seibert L.C., spoke Dec. 1 about the ethics of attorney-client privilege and work product protections at the 22nd National Advanced Forum on Bad Faith Litigation in Orlando, Fla.  

Fuller recently appeared in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the Defense Research Institute to litigate to a national mock jury on the issue of punitive damages in insurance-related cases. She is engaged in an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on a matter of privacy rights and commercial speech that should clarify the relationship between individual privacy rights, and governmental and industry reporting requirements.  

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