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On the Move
Openings, closings, hirings and retirings in our region, and more.

by Staff

 Mark Kelty has joined the commercial lending team at Franklin Bank. Kelty, a University of Pennsylvania graduate, brings three decades of experience to the job and is known for his expertise in finance and lending areas, including customizing financial solutions for many business owners.

The law firm of Stark & Stark has welcomed Philip J. Degnan as a shareholder. Degnan, a Moorestown resident, will serve as a member of the firm’s accident and personal injury group, focusing his practice on premises liability, product liability, construction accidents, transportation fraud investigation and insurance coverage disputes.

Inspira Health has welcomed Kimberly Talley as vice president of patient care services for Inspira Medical Centers Vineland and Elmer, Inspira Health Center Bridgeton and Inspira Health Center Woodbury’s inpatient behavioral health program. Talley recently served as the vice president of patient care services for the Christiana Care Health System in Delaware and formerly was the director of surgical services for Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Carman Ciervo, DO, has been named chief physician executive of Cooper Care Alliance, Cooper University Health Care’s community-based physician group. Ciervo has served in roles such as residency program director at SOM-UMDNJ and subsequently the chair of family and community medicine. He is also the former chief physician executive for Kennedy Health System and in 2011, Ciervo led a medical staff redevelopment plan that established the Kennedy Health Alliance.

On the move

Melissa Orsen is the first female president of South Jersey Industries (SJI) as she takes over for the outgoing Dave Robbins who is retiring at the end of the year. Orsen, currently senior vice president of SJI and COO of South Jersey Gas, stepped into her new role at the beginning of August and has been with SJI since 2017. Prior to that, she was the CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

Deborah Heart and Lung Center has announced the appointment of Dr. Saman Safadjou as vascular and endovascular surgeon. Safadjou recently completed his specialty training at Deborah in vascular surgery and previously served his surgical residency at Weil Medical College of Cornell at Lincoln Mental and Medical Health Center, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.

Elisa Charters has been appointed to the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s (NJIT) board of trustees. Charters, who earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the school, is a principal in the consultancy EAC Business International. She also serves as president of Latina Surge, the national nonprofit advocacy organization she co-founded back in 2015. Joining her on the board will be Dhiraj Shah, an entrepreneur and investor behind the technology services company, Avaap. Like Charters, Shah is an alum of NJIT.

John Mangini has been named vice president and director of marketing and communications for the New Jersey Bankers Association.

Burlington Stores Inc. has named Travis Marquette as its new president and COO. Marquette had been with Ross Stores Inc. since 2008, where he most recently served dual roles as executive vice president and CFO. He will take over his new position this October.