Business people - Aug. 18

August 18, 2013
  • Lisa McCoy
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Washington County Health Department

Lisa McCoy was named the Washington County Health Department’s employee of the quarter for the third quarter of 2013.

McCoy began working with the health department in 1983, in the home health, WIC and Partners in Prevention (cardiovascular disease) programs. In 1991, she left the health department to broaden her educational and professional skills, returning in 2001 to work with the department’s nutrition and wellness program, where she developed and implemented many nutrition and chronic disease program offerings. 

Recently recognized as the region’s Nutritionist of the Year by the Western Maryland Area Health Education Center, she is active with many community organizations and coalitions, and is currently conducting chronic disease self-management and diabetes-prevention programs throughout the community.  

Hagerstown Community College

Hagerstown Community College recently announced that the following faculty members received promotions:

Frances Cade was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor, human services.


Sonjurae Cross was promoted from instructor to assistant professor, developmental English.

Daniel Madron was promoted from instructor to assistant professor, sociology.

Daniel Ryan was promoted from instructor to assistant professor, sociology.

Daniel Webber was promoted from instructor to assistant professor, art, music, humanities.

In addition, James Niessner, assistant professor, developmental composition, and Joseph Mason, associate professor, mathematics, were granted tenure.

Unified Community Connections

HUNT VALLEY, Md.— Diane K. Coughlin, president and chief executive officer of Unified Community Connections, or UC2, was elected to the board of directors of Community Health Charities of Maryland, an organization that raises funds for more than 100 statewide, regional and national member health organizations through workplace-giving campaigns. 

With more than 25 years of experience in director, president and chief executive positions in the field of disabilities services, Coughlin joined UC2 in 2007, providing executive leadership and management for the nonprofit agency that supports people with developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and autism.  

Prior to joining UC2, Coughlin worked for the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration, the Governor’s Office for Individuals with Disabilities, the State Coordinating Council and the Rosewood Center.

Coughlin was a member of the board of directors for nine years and served as president of the National Association of Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services. She also served as a board member of the Martin Pollack Project.

The American Association on Mental Retardation awarded Coughlin the Region IX Leadership Award and State Leadership Award in 1997, and the National Leadership Award in 1998. 

In 1999, she received the President’s Cup Award from Arc of Maryland and the Award for Excellence in State Policy Collaboration from the President’s Committee on Mental Retardation.

She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a master’s degree in community-clinical psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Coughlin also completed 30 credits of advanced studies in developmental psychology and statistics at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Based in Hunt Valley, UC2 operates agency centers in Hunt Valley, Middle River, Cumberland, Frederick and Hagerstown in Maryland.

F&M Trust

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — Joyce E. Ritchey recently joined F&M Trust as vice president and market manager for the Fulton and Huntingdon County market.

With more than 27 years of experience in banking, Ritchey most recently was branch administration division manager at Community State Bank of Orbisonia, Pa. She also previously served as a marketing manager, branch manager and customer service representative.

As Fulton and Huntingdon County market manager, Ritchey will be responsible for development of new small-business and retail customer relationships, directing public relations and community involvement activities, providing leadership for the bank’s community offices within Fulton and Huntingdon counties, and serving customers’ financial needs with a variety of services.

A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Ritchey graduated from the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Advanced School of Banking at Bucknell University and the American Bankers Association School of Bank Marketing at the University of Maryland, College Park. She also completed various courses offered by the American Institute for Banking, attaining a general banking diploma. 

Ritchey has been an active community servant, supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Huntingdon County and Huntingdon County Business & Industry, where she served as a board member and on various committees. She previously served on the Fulton County Medical Center board of directors and has been treasurer for her church.

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