Business People - Sept. 23

September 23, 2012
  • Greg Long
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O'Bleness Health

ATHENS, Ohio — Greg Long, a 1977 graduate of Boonsboro High School, chief operating officer at Doctors Hospital Nelsonville, recently accepted the position of president and chief executive officer at O’Bleness Health System in Athens, effective July 16.

Long replaces former O’Bleness president and CEO John Yanes, who resigned from the position on May 17.

Under Long’s leadership, Doctors Hospital Nelsonville received the 2011 Physician Best Place to Practice award, and successfully completed the 2011 Health Facilities Accreditation Program and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services validation surveys.

In his new role, Long will be employed by OhioHealth as part of a management agreement between O’Bleness and OhioHealth.

Prior to his position at Doctors Hospital Nelsonville, Long served as vice president of support services at Berger Hospital in Circleville, Ohio. He also was vice president of logistics at Berger Hospital, and has more than 20 years of health care leadership and experience in a variety of roles while serving in the U.S. Air Force.

Long received his Bachelor of Science in business administration with a specialization in health care administration from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas. He received his Master of Public Administration from Wilmington (Del.) College.  

Long and his wife, Valorie, have a son, Tyler, 25, and a daughter, Lauren, 23.

Donald B. Rice Tire Co.

Charlie Blubaugh recently was named assistant manager at Donald B. Rice Tire Co. in Hagerstown.

Blubaugh has provided personal and professional service to the motorists of the Hagerstown area for more than 20 years.

RE/MAX Achievers

RE/MAX Achievers announced the top agents for July:

• Top agent with commissions: Jeanine K. McVicker

• Top agent with new listings: Barbie S. Harshman

• Top agent with new sales: Caryn Simms-Williams

• Top team with commissions, new listings and new sales: The Powell Team, consisting of Steven L. Powell, Stephenie Rinehart, Linda Hansen and Steve Souders

Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC

Edward D. Warren recently joined Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC as director of marketing.

Warren earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Baltimore and a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University of Maryland.

He joins Smith Elliott Kearns with more than 25 years of sales, marketing, business development and general management experience.

His focus with Smith Elliott Kearns will be to facilitate growth in each of the firm’s regional offices, as well as within the firm’s niche service areas.

He will have responsibility for all aspects of marketing, communications and new business development.

D.M. Bowman Inc.

The following drivers reached safe driving mileage milestones with D.M. Bowman Inc.:

Kenneth Kelley of Falling Waters, W.Va. — 3 million miles. He has been employed by the company since July 1975.

Joseph Eakin of Morgantown, W.Va. — 2 million miles. He has been employed by the company since May 1995.

David Weikert of Waynesboro, Pa. — 1 million miles. He has been employed by the company since May 1997.

Cumberland Valley School of Music

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Cumberland Valley School of Music recently added three new faculty  members:

Corey Evan Rotz, voice. A Chambersburg native and principal artist with the Washington National Opera, he has amassed more than 400 performances and was mentored by Placido Domingo for more than 15 years. Concert appearances have included his Carnegie Hall debut, as well as performances in the East Room of the White House, the Supreme Court, and concert halls, cathedrals and opera houses of Europe and Japan. Locally, he has performed in many of CVSM’s musicale series and galas, and has organized and produced many concerts. Rotz is experienced in a wide range of musical styles with teen and adult students.

Gabrielle Sanfilippo, voice and violin. She has a Bachelor’s of Music Education from Cedarville (Ohio) University. While in attendance, she studied voice with Mark Spencer and was a member of the Cedarville University Women’s Choir, and played flute in the Cedarville Symphonic Band. Sanfilippo completed her student-teaching requirement at St. Alban’s College in Pretoria, South Africa. She has been involved with CVSM since a young age, taking private lessons in voice, violin, flute, cello and piano, as well as participating in several of its summer camps. She was the choral director for the Youth Arts Initiative, a collaboration with the Chambersburg Area School District in the spring. Sanfilippo is accepting voice and beginning violin students.

Myrna G. Gowing, piano. She began her formal music training (piano) at the age of 6. Her advanced musical education was achieved at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, and as a scholarship student at the Royal Conservatory, University of Toronto, where she received her degrees in piano performance and pedagogy.

Over the years, Gowing has founded music schools in Toronto, Calgary and San Diego. She also continues to be a featured piano soloist of classical and sacred repertoire, and an accomplished accompanist of individuals, ensembles and choirs. She is a renowned children’s choir director, accompanist and clinician. She is accepting piano students of all ages and levels.

For more information, go to or call 717-261-1220.

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