Commonwealth Health Physician Network
Interventional cardiologist Adil Sattar, MD, FACC, RPVI, has joined the network and is now seeing patients in Wilkes-Barre.
Sattar is a board-certified interventional cardiologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating heart disease with advanced training in catheter-based treatments of valvular heart diseases. He is experienced in a range of cardiovascular procedures, including cardiac catherization, peripheral arterial disease, endovascular treatment of blockages in the lower extremities, angioplasty and stenting, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography.
He is currently seeing patients at 545 North St. in Wilkes-Barre.
First Keystone Community Bank
Senior Vice President Christopher Zlobik has been named the bank’s new chief banking officer, based out of its main office in Berwick.
Zlobik has been with the bank since 2011 and has served the past five years as deposit operations manager. Zlobik is a graduate of American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking and the PA Bankers Advanced School of Banking, both three-year programs to enhance knowledge of all aspects of the banking industry.
Zlobik is a graduate of Luzerne Community College with an associate degree in computer information systems, as well as a graduate of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in elementary/special education.
Shuping Ge, M.D., has joined the health system as system chair of the department of pediatric and adult congenital cardiology.
A specialist in pediatric cardiology, Ge cares for babies before and after birth, children and adolescents with congenital heart disease. He has clinical and translational research interest and expertise in non-invasive cardiovascular imaging, fetal cardiology and pediatric preventive cardiology.
Ge joins pediatric and adult congenital cardiac surgeon Gerhard Ziemer, M.D., Ph.D., to lead the health system’s congenital heart program, which cares for patients from their prenatal days through adulthood.
An avid academic, Ge will also mentor future providers and scientists as a professor of cardiovascular medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
Honesdale National Bank
Wendy Davis has joined the bank as branch supervisor of the HNB Lake Wallenpaupack office.
As branch manager, Davis will be responsible for running and growing the Lake Wallenpaupack branch as effectively and efficiently as possible.
She is a graduate of Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake, New York, with a degree in liberal arts/elementary education.
Her previous banking experience was with the most recent Wells Fargo, First National Bank of Pennsylvania, Wayne Bank, HSBC and Provident Bank. Her first job in the industry was with LA Bank.
Janney Montgomery Scott
Alex Pucilowski, account executive in the company’s Scranton office, has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation.
This certification signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and is the culmination of intense coursework and exams focusing on the ability to implement portfolio strategies that meet a defined standard of care. Only those financial planners who demonstrate the requisite experience, education and ethical standards are awarded the AIF designation.
Pucilowski is a member of Wilson Wealth Advisory of the firm’s team. The office is located at 72 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic.
Penn State Scranton
The campus has announced the following staff promotions.
Amy Gruzesky has been named director of strategic communications. Dharti Ray has been promoted to assistant director of student services and engagement. Stacy Shattuck has been named financial aid coordinator. Sarah Tichenor has been promoted to assistant registrar.
Gruzesky began working at the campus in 2007 as coordinator of community relations and communications.
In her current role, she retains her current responsibilities, while also working with campus and university administrators to advance university initiatives through internal and external communications; implementing strategic media and branding initiatives to assist student recruitment and community engagement; and working with the campus’ marketing committee to further promote the campus via traditional means, as well as social media platforms and the web.
A 1990 graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, she resides in Old Forge.
Ray has been with the campus in a full-time capacity since 2019 and most recently served as coordinator of co-curricular programs.
In her new role, Ray will supervise the student activities and diversity, equity and inclusion coordinators, as well as student employees, while also overseeing the SGA and student clubs/organizations and advising student leadership programs and community engagement and service activities.
Ray is currently working toward her master of human resources and employment relations from Penn State’s World Campus.
She resides in Scranton.
Shattuck joined the campus in 2015, starting as an enrollment specialist in the admissions department, where she assisted with student recruitment, financial aid and worked with student veterans.
In her new role, she will work with current and prospective students and their families regarding the financial aid process, eligibility requirements and funding sources, and serve on the campus’ Scholarship Committee, which oversees the awarding of scholarships at the campus. She also continues her work with student veterans as the campus’ VA Certifying Official, helping them through the admissions and financial aid processes.
She resides in Throop.
Tichenor joined the campus in August 2015 as an administrative assistant for the campus’ Learning and Writing Center and the Advising Center.
As assistant registrar, she will provide direct administrative support to the campus registrar and general support to the academic functions of the campus, including student academic record changes related to enrollment and registration; assist with developing and maintaining class schedules for each academic term; and assign classroom spaces.
Tichenor received her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology in 2015 from Baldwin Wallace University, in Berea, Ohio.
She resides in Clarks Summit.
The Wright Center
Nicole Lipinski, RN, a certified dementia practitioner and director of the Wright Center for Community Health’s Geriatric Service Line, recently made a presentation at the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program’s National Learning Collaborative: 2022 Autumn Summit about the Wright Center’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program.
The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program, based on the award-winning program at UCLA, launched in 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wright Center’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program offers screenings at its Mid Valley Practice, 5 S. Washington Ave., Jermyn.
During her presentation, Lipinski shared with participants the steps taken by the Wright Center to implement the program and how the nonprofit organization has marketed it to the community while initiating the program with current patients of the Wright Center.
Meaghan Ruddy, Ph.D., senior vice president of academic affairs, enterprise assessment and advancement, and chief research and development officer, recently participated in the panel discussion, “Fostering Workplace Wellness through the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond,” for members of the health care community.
The Health Resources and Services Administration webinar featured a panel discussion with health center staff from throughout the country describing specific strategies they use to foster workplace wellness.
Ruddy participated in the panel discussion, “Fostering Workplace Wellness — Strategies and Recommendations from Health Center Management,” by panelists from San Diego, California, and College Station, Texas.
University of Scranton
Robert W. Davis Jr., Ed.D., has been named vice president for university advancement. Davis previously served as the vice president for student life at Scranton. In his new position, he will continue responsibility for athletics and for managing the University’s food service and bookstore partnerships. He will also continue to serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
A graduate of the University of Scranton, Davis joined the staff in 2006 and has served in several capacities, including interim vice president for development and alumni relations and as chief of staff in the president’s office at Scranton, prior to his tenure as vice president for student life.
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