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By Pittsburgh The Tribune-Review
Sunday, June 20, 2010
 

ACCOUNTING

Stephen H. Heilman , a partner with Malin Bergquist & Co., was named to The Pittsburgh Foundation's professional advisors committee.

LEGAL

Carol A. Behers , a principal in Raphael, Ramsden & Behers P.C., was elected to serve a second term on the Pennsylavnia Bar Institute's board of directors.

Penina Kessler Lieber , who practices nonprofit and tax-exempt law in the Pittsburgh office of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, was elected treasurer of the Pennsylavnia Bar Institute's board of directors.

Ellen Freeman , an immigration lawyer in the Pittsburgh office of K&L Gates LLP, was re-elected chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association's Pittsburgh chapter.

HEALTH CARE

At UPMC Health Plan: Dr. Qi Zhou was named executive director for quality performance management; and Dr. Stephen E. Perkins was named senior medical director of the plan and senior medical director of UPMC Work Partners.

OTHER

• EQT Corp. promoted: Steven Schlotterbeck to senior vice president; M. Elise "Lisa" Hyland to president, commercial operations; and William Lucas to executive vice president, Equitable Gas Co. Schlotterbeck will continue to serve as president of the corporation's exploration and production business.

• Pittsburgh Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA) elected to the Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation's board of directors: the Rev. Janet Edwards , member at large of Pittsburgh Presbytery; David Lavender , retired industrial magazine editor and marketing manager, named board secretary; Robert Patton, retired lawyer and former chairman of Union National Corp.; and the Rev. Carl Templin , former president of New Wilmington Missionary Conference Endowment Foundation.

AWARDS

James Kunkel , director of the St. Vincent College Small Business Development Center, and Vickie Gyenes , senior market analyst of the St. Vincent College Center for Global Competitiveness, accepted the President's "E" Certificate for Export Service from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Claire Santagati Vatz is this year's honoree of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Speech, Language and Hearing Association. She owns Claire Santagati Vatz, M.A.,C.C.C, INC.

• The Pennsylvania Bar Association recognized as Pro Bono Award winners: Duquesne University School of Law Unemployment Compensation Clinic ; Judge Joseph M. James , Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Judges Award; Deborah Kutzavitch , The Hillman Co.; F.J. Lucchino , Uptown Legal Clinic based at Bethlehem Haven; Judge Michael E. McCarthy , Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Judges Award; Nicole Scialabba , Neighborhood Legal Services Association, Joanne Ross Wilder , Wilder & Mahood P.C.; and University of Pittsburgh School of Law Unemployment Compensation Practicum .

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