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On The Move

by Editorial Staff--South Jersey Biz

Comings, goings, hirings, retirings and more in South Jersey.

Comings and Goings

June DePonte Sernak (pictured) was named executive director of the American Red Cross for the Camden and Burlington chapters. She is focused on core mission delivery, fundraising and external relations of the Red Cross.

Clarence Fullard, an accountant with more than 35 years of business experience, was named director of the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers University – Camden. He replaces Gary Rago, who was named director of finance and administration at the Rutgers School of Nursing – Camden.

Susquehanna Bank announced Pamela Merkey joined the company as a residential mortgage banker. She will be originating residential mortgage loans and is based at Susquehanna's office in Vineland.

Duly Noted

Capital Bank of New Jersey announced several officer changes. Anthony J. Altadonna, chief lending officer, will retire June 13; Joseph F. Rehm, senior vice president, will be promoted to executive vice president and chief lending officer; and the bank also hired Brian Timberman as vice president/Gloucester County and Salem County market manager.

Greg Taylor, D.O., was named medical director of the Kennedy Health Alliance, a network of primary and specialty care medical practices. He will be responsible for clinical oversight of practices in Cherry Hill, Marlton, Sicklerville, Stratford, Washington Township, West Deptford and Voorhees. Taylor has been a member of the Kennedy Health Alliance since 2013 and practices family medicine in Washington Township.

The New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) awarded Philadelphia-based architectural design firm Interface Studio Architects with a Merit Award for its imaginative design of the Nueva Vida Homes, an affordable housing community in nearby Camden.

Cross County Connection Transportation Management Association launched a new website ( to inform the commuting public about the I-295 Direct Connection Project. The site offers real-time traffic information, live camera feeds, detailed interactive maps, timelines and detour notices.

South Jersey Gas and Wawa announced a joint project that will introduce compressed natural gas fueling at Wawa’s Logan Township location. Both companies anticipate having infrastructure in place to begin serving natural gas-fueled vehicles by early 2015.

Republic Bank opened its newest location in Voorhees earlier this month. To mark the official opening, the bank is making a donation to the AWA based on the number of accounts opened in the first 30 days.

The Law Offices of Charny, Charny & Karpousis, P.A. in Mount Laurel announced partners Karen Rose Karpousis, Esq. and Michelle F. Altieri, Esq. were named New Jersey Super Lawyers in Family Law for 2014. The Super Lawyer honor is awarded using a process including peer nominations plus independent research incorporating 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Carl H. Bagell, of Voorhees, and Diane M. Belz, of Medford, were appointed to the Board of Advisors of the Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation. Bagell is South Jersey managing partner of Friedman, LLP Accountants and Advisors, and has over 30 years of public accounting experience. Belz is a certified MBTI practitioner, career and outplacement coach, inspirational speaker and author.

1st Colonial Community Bank is moving its administration office, residential and commercial lending departments to larger office space. The new offices are located at 210 Lake Drive East, Woodland Falls Corporate Park, Suite 300 in Cherry Hill.

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Biz, Volume 4, Issue 5 (May, 2014).
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