Business People - Oct. 7

October 07, 2012
  • Norine Dagliano
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ekm Inspirations

Norine Dagliano, owner of ekm Inspirations, a local provider of customized career-transition services, recently spoke at the annual conference of the National Capital Area Branch of the American Society for Laboratory Animal Science in Washington, D.C.

Her presentation, delivered to research and animal-science professionals, was titled  “Leveraging LinkedIn to Boost Your Career.”

Dagliano has been guiding professionals through successful career transitions for more than 25 years. An award-winning résumé writer and one of only 35 nationally certified résumé writers in the country, Dagliano’s specialties include custom-designed résumés and LinkedIn profiles, job search coaching and training, as well as outplacement services for companies and individuals.

For more information, go to, send an email to or call 301-766-2032.

Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce

The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed the following people to its 2012-13 executive committee and board of directors:

Executive committee: Elizabeth A. Thompson, HM (Herald-Mail) Media, chairman of the board; John A. Latimer IV, Keller-Stonebraker Insurance, chairman elect; Sam E. Cool, Planet Technologies, immediate past chairman; William F. Fritts II, Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC, treasurer; Michael L. Baker, First Data; Brent A. Feight, Bushey Feight Morin Architects Inc.; Douglas A. Fiery, Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Board of directors: John M. Berry, Global Data Consultants LLC; Jason M. Divelbiss, Divelbiss and Associates; Jill F. Estavillo, City of Hagerstown; James V. Fakult, Potomac Edison — A FirstEnergy Co.; Julie A. Gaver, Julie Gaver Training & Development LLC; Neal R. Glessner, Glessner Alarm & Communications; Clarence E. Horst, Coldwell Banker Innovations; Dr. Tara L. Horst, Leadership Washington County; James F. Kercheval, Greater Hagerstown Committee Inc.; Theresa A. Leiter, Leiters’ Fine Catering Inc.; Brian A. Lynch, Antietam Cable Television; Franklin P. Morrisey, Volvo Group Hagerstown; W. Christopher Motz, Kaplan University; Jason L. Rappaport, Innovative Inc.; Thomas B. Riford, Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau; Andrew H. Sargent, Trust Development and Management; Elizabeth K. Stull, Hagerstown Community College; and Patricia E. Young, First United Bank & Trust

Cushwa Wealth Managers LLC

• Susan J. Small, client relations and business development director of Cushwa Wealth Managers LLC in Hagerstown, has earned her life and annuities insurance license through a required 24-credit-hours course of study, including an examination.

In addition to earning her insurance license, Small is active in the community and in the nonprofit sector. She is a member of Cumberland Valley Society for Human Resource Management and Hagerstown Business and Professional Women’s Club, and volunteers for committees of nonprofit fundraisers, such as the Community Free Clinic in Hagerstown. She teaches at the Waynesboro (Pa.) YMCA and enjoys spending time with her family in Waynesboro.

Small plans to specialize in women’s financial interests and small business owner planning.

• David Cushwa of Cushwa Wealth Managers is dually registered with Spire Securities LLC and Spire Wealth Management LLC. The firm works with individuals, small business owners/professional practices and institutions in various wealth-planning and retirement-planning capacities.

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War Memorial Hospital

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Dr. Benny Bhaskar recently joined the medical staff of War Memorial Hospital as an internal medicine physician.

Bhaskar provides comprehensive health care for adults, including the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of acute illness, and chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, kidney disease and related conditions. His special interests include hypertension and diabetes management.

Bhaskar received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Zimbabwe. He completed his residency at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.

He is seeing patients at Community Physicians of War Memorial Hospital, which is at the hospital at 1 Healthy Way (off Fairview Drive) in Berkeley Springs.

For more information, call 304-258-6981.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA’s Waynesboro office recognized Kim Mills, Paul Gunder, Matt Gunder and Casey Frost for excellent performance in August.

The decision was based on their high production, including new listings, sales and referrals.

Mills earned Accredited Buyer Representative, Cartus Network Affinity Specialist and Seniors’ Real Estate Specialist designations. She is licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Paul Gunder has been a licensed Realtor since 1979, and holds licenses for Pennsylvania and Maryland. He is among the top 2 percent of NRT’s sales professionals, based on gross income. He specializes in residential and developments.

Matt Gunder also is licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland. He is continually a top-producing agent in the Waynesboro office. He focuses on residential sales and enjoys working with first-time home buyers.

Frost recently earned her Realtor designation. She was named Rookie of the Month, which is a category for agents in the business for less than five years.

Fulton County Medical Center

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — Audiologist Susan Parr began seeing patients Sept. 27 at Fulton County Medical Center.

Parr is a board-certified audiologist who specializes in assessing, diagnosing and treating patients with hearing and balance disorders. She can perform a complete assessment, which includes audiometric testing; auditory processing testing and rehabilitation; tinnitus evaluations; counseling and retraining therapy; otoacoustic emission testing; industrial hearing screenings; hearing aids; and middle ear evaluations.

Parr enjoys helping patients who have not been happy with previously fit hearing aids by using the most advanced technology to custom fit the patient’s hearing loss, needs and lifestyle.

Parr was the owner of Parr’s Pro Hearing Services, a multioffice practice in Huntingdon and Lewistown, Pa., for 20 years. She also has been the director of audiology in hospital settings.

Parr earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, education and Spanish from West Virginia Wesleyan College, a master’s degree in communication disorders with emphasis in audiology from Pennsylvania State University and Doctor of Audiology from the University of Florida. She is a course director for the Council for Accreditation Occupational Hearing Conservation and is certified by the American Board of Audiology.

For more information, call 717-485-6110.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Members from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, along with police officers from other Maryland agencies, gathered Sept. 7 in Annapolis to be recognized for their contributions to highway safety in Maryland.

The Traffic Safety Specialist Designation is awarded to law enforcement officers who have attainted exceptional levels of experience, training and proficiency in highway safety, and traffic enforcement methods and procedures.

Deputy 1st Class Alan Matheny, Deputy 1st Class Bryan Teets and Deputy 1st Class Daniel Watson Jr. of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office were recognized as 2012 Traffic Safety Specialist Award recipients.

The Traffic Safety Specialist Designation is awarded by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission, and the program is open to all police officers, deputy sheriffs and state troopers from all Maryland law enforcement agencies.

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