AUSTINTOWN -- Marla Sferra has joined Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services as director of community relations. A Poland resident, Sferra had been an account executive and public relations coordinator for Winner Advertising in Sharon, where her clients included some large health care systems in Western Pennsylvania. She has a bachelor's degree in advertising and public relations from Youngstown State University.
AUSTINTOWN -- AustinWoods has appointed Sandra Chatman its supervisor of housekeeping and laundry services. Chatman came to the company from Tartan Textiles, where she had been a supervisor, and she has 25 years experience in the industry. She lives in Youngstown.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Bob Anness, a Youngstown resident, has been named executive director of the Canton Regency Retirement Community in Canton, a 290-unit continuing care retirement community. Anness has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Youngstown State University and has taken graduate level courses at the University of Dayton. He has nearly 30 years experience in the health care industry and has served as sales representative, marketing director and administrator at other health care facilities.