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By Pittsburgh The Tribune-Review
Sunday, March 18, 2012


• First Commonwealth Advisors, the wealth management division of First Commonwealth Bank, hired Suzanne M. Majocha as a financial adviser.

• Northwest Savings Bank promoted Robert Wicker to vice president, commercial lending, in Washington County and Pittsburgh's South Hills markets.


? Thomas J. Dempsey Jr. joined Sikov and Love P.A. The focus of Dempsey's practice is litigation in Orphans' Court matters and in the planning and administration of estates and trusts.

• Leech Tishman welcomed Steven Toprani to its Pittsburgh office. Toprani, who most recently served as district attorney of Washington County, joined the firm's litigation practice group.

• Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC added Elizabeth S. Goldberg as an associate in the firm's employee benefits group, resident in the Pittsburgh office.


Drs. Patrizia Guerrieri and Daryl Y. Makishi joined West Penn Allegheny Health System's department of radiation oncology. Guerrieri is based at Western Pennsylvania Hospital; Makishi is based at the system's outpatient care center in Peters.

• Employer members of the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health elected as officers: President Cheryl Melinchak , Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC; Vice President Amy Cox , director, corporate benefits, Wabtec Corp.; Treasurer Myra Kilgore , Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC; and Secretary Wendy Doolan , benefits manager, Clearview Federal Credit Union. Board members elected: Scott Kovaloski , Alcoa Inc.; Karen Marchi , Bayer Corp.; Vanessa Davis , Consol Energy Inc.; Kim Kapfe r, Dick's Sporting Goods Inc.; Donna Steed , Duquesne University; Marie Russo , Ellwood Group Inc.; Michelle Ward , FedEx Ground Package System Inc.; and Donna Frisch , H.J. Heinz Co.

• Eyetique hired Erin Marietti as an optician at the Norman Childs Boutique in Shadyside; Barb Miller as an optician and frame stylist at the South Hills Village store; Denina Robinson as an optician at the Robinson and Shadyside locations; Samantha Steele as an optician at the Squirrel Hill location; Mike Smalls as an optician at the Wilkins location; Stacey Stout as an optician at the Shadyside location; and Talisha Taylor as an optician at the Wexford location.

Drs. Elie Abdallah and Richard Kucera , medical staff members at Excela Health, received additional board certification in sleep medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Both practice with Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates in Greensburg.


• The Pittsburgh Child Guidance Foundation board of trustees elected these officers: President Charlotte Brown , associate professor of psychiatry at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Vice President Pamela W. Golden , marketing and communications consultant; Secretary Charles R. Burke Jr. , chairman, The Grable Foundation; Treasurer Frank N. Domeisen , area president, Yanni Partners, a division of GBS Investment Consulting LLC.

• Redstone Presbyterian SeniorCare promoted Kimberly Kelly to executive director of the Redstone Highlands Greensburg campus.


• Hot Metal Harley-Davidson appointed Soel Pineda director of sales and development.

• The Master Builders' Association Young Constructors elected as secretary Dustin Giffin of Giffin Interior & Fixture Inc.


Eric W. Springer , of counsel at law firm Horty, Springer & Mattern P.C., received the A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

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