Comings, goings, hirings, retirings and more in South Jersey.
Comings and Goings
Christopher Henderson (pictured) joined Wolf Commercial Real Estate (WCRE) as a sales associate. Henderson comes to WCRE from the sales and customer service field. His areas of expertise include client services, marketing, social media and entrepreneurship. Henderson will be responsible for advising and supporting clients throughout their various commercial real estate transactions.
Burlington County College’s (BCC) chief academic officer, Dr. David Spang, was appointed interim president of the college by the BCC Board of Trustees. Spang, who joined BCC in 2005, has served as provost since the post was created last April. Prior to the appointment, Spang has been concentrating on completing the college’s periodic review report for the Middle State Commission on Higher Education, an important milestone for the college’s accreditation.
Cooper University Health Care made two recent appointments. Terry Ricca, RN, BSN, was named senior vice president and chief experience officer. Ricca joins Cooper with more than 30 years of health care experience. In her new role, she will provide the direction for customer-centric approaches to improve the experiences of patients and their families. Prior to coming to Cooper, Ricca served in a variety of nursing and leadership roles at Virtua Health, most recently as vice president of customer experience. Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, was named chief medical officer. Mazzarelli is a physician, attorney and bioethicist who has had various roles at Cooper since 1999, most recently as senior vice president of operations and deputy chief medical officer.
Hutchinson Mechanical Services announced the promotion of Pete Hatton to director of commercial services. Previously, Hatton served as director of commercial sales and operations. Hatton is now responsible for the overall management and administration of the daily operations of commercial lines of business. He will also oversee implementation of the annual strategic business plan and manage a team of direct reports.
Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital, a provider of pediatric rehabilitation services in the Delaware Valley, announced the appointment of Kristine S. Parsons as director of communications. Parsons, who most recently served as communications director for Philadelphia’s six-branch Settlement Music School, has also worked extensively in the health care field with such organizations as the American and Pennsylvania Nurses Associations, Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Pa., and Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport, Pa. She has also been the marketing consultant for TLC HomeCare Services in Moorestown.
Diana Meyer-Counard was named director of membership for the Camden County Regional Chamber of Commerce (CCRCC). Meyer-Counard joins the CCRCC team with a decade-plus of experience in membership-driven organizations and most recently a nonprofit in Trenton.
Eisenberg, Gold & Cettei, P.C., a Cherry Hill law firm specializing in civil and commercial litigation, real estate and creditor’s rights law, announces Amar A. Agrawal joined its staff of attorneys. Agrawal will represent numerous lending and financing institutions in a variety of transactions, and assist business owners in corporate formation and documentation. Agrawal previously worked for Scott H. Marcus & Associates in Washington Township.
Roy Fazio, partner and executive vice president of The Protocall Group, and Terriann Procida, founding partner of Innovative Benefit Planning, LLC, were named the 2014 recipients of the Samaritan Circle of Excellence Awards. The awards were presented at The Gatsby Gala last month, the nonprofit’s annual Celebration of Life fundraising event. The Circle of Excellence Award celebrates those advancing the field of hospice and palliative care through personal and corporate commitment and community service.
DuPont recognized Ray Angelini, Inc. (RAI) of Sewell recently with its 2013 Contractor Safety Excellence Award, an honor bestowed on companies with the highest level of safety consciousness.
Twin Oaks Community Services, of Westampton, announced Colleen M. Crandall as the newest member of their board of trustees. As a shareholder at Shectman Marks Devor, PC with more than 20 years of accounting and auditing experience, Crandall brings a wealth of knowledge to the private, nonprofit behavioral health organization. In addition, Twin Oaks announced Anthony Sevick, the retired director of Clinical Services and Mental Health at the Bucks County Department of Mental Health, as the new chairman of the board; Joseph Aristone, senior vice president of leasing for PREIT, as first vice chair; David Gaskin, COO of Wescott Financial Advisory Group, LLC as second vice chair; and Chelsea Carter of Morgenstern & Associates and Aaron Nelson of Evesham Capital as co-secretaries and treasurers.
Capital Bank of New Jersey recently announced its 2013 earnings. The bank reported a net income of $2.614 million for the year ending Dec. 31, 2013, a 28 percent increase over its 2012 earnings of $2.042 million. In addition, Capital Bank’s total assets were $318 million, representing growth of more than 10 percent compared to its assets of $288 million at the end of 2012.
Republic Bank opened the doors of its newest store location in Cherry Hill on March 1, marking its third South Jersey location and 14th overall. It’s also the first to feature the bank’s new design—an all-glass cube. Another location is scheduled to open in Voorhees in May.
West Deptford resident Denise DiSimone, senior vice president, corporate finance and group manager, Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey corporate finance for PNC Bank, was named to the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia board of directors. Her term as a member of the board will begin March 18.
Concord Engineering, based in Voorhees, was recently awarded a contract to be the Commissioning Agent for Rutgers University’s new Chemistry and Chemical Biology Building project. The four–story, 135,000-square-foot facility will focus on providing research laboratory space and shared core facilities as well as collaborative and instructional spaces. The approximate construction value for the new facility is $75 million.
New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance, based in Hammonton, was named a 2014 Customer Champion by J.D. Power, one of only 50 companies nationwide across nine industries to earn this distinction. This year’s accomplishment represents the third time NJM has earned this honor. J.D. Power considered more than 600 brands before culling the list down to the top 50. To qualify, companies must not only excel in their own industries but compare favorably among all the industries evaluated in the analysis, including: insurance, energy, financial services, health care, pharmacy, retail, auto, telecom, and travel.
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) was named one of the “2014 Top 10 Non-Profit Companies for Executive Women” by the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE). NAFE selected Horizon BCBSNJ based on the company’s application which included more than 200 questions on female representation in the workforce, concentrating on women reaching high levels of leadership in their organization. The vetting process includes tracking access and usage of programs and policies that promote the advancement of women as well as the training and accountability of managers in relation to the number of women who advance.
Dr. Alfred DiPiero, longtime member of the Kennedy Health System staff, Marianne Kraemer, chief nursing officer in Stratford, and Dr. Claudia Petruncio, a staff member for more than 25 years, were named 2014 recipients of the Beacon Awards presented by the Kennedy Health System. The awards were given at the Kennedy “Cruisin’ Along Together” fundraising gala last month in Philadelphia. The awards are given annually to extraordinary individuals in recognition of their outstanding contributions to health care in our community and to the success of the Kennedy Health System.
Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Biz, Volume 4, Issue 3 (March, 2014).
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