CAREER PATHS & LIMELIGHT


Atty. Shawna L’Italien, who resides in Salem, has received the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s statewide community-service award for lawyers, age 40 and under. A graduate of Mount Union College and The Ohio State University Law School, she is a partner in the Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell law firm, working in its Salem office, and serves on the boards of directors of Salem Community Hospital, the Columbiana County Mental Health Clinic and the United Community Scholarship Foundation. Last year, L’Italien received the Athena Award for professional excellence and community leadership from the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber and The Vindicator.

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Alliance Community Hospital recently announced that Dr. Christ-Roi Cheres, a member of the Alliance Hospitalist Group, is now board-certified in internal medicine. He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies, and completed a residency at Coney Island Hospital in New York. The ACH hospitalist program began in 2005 and offers inpatients faster, coordinated bedside care by offering plans in conjunction with family physicians and other medical specialists.

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The Liberty Business Association recently announced Xpress Shell, on the corner of Logan Way and state Route 304, as the winner of the 2011 Beautification and Safety Award. The award is given annually to a Liberty business that has made a significant contribution to its community by making its business more caring, dynamic, beautiful and safe. The award will be presented at the Liberty Township Trustees meeting Monday at the Administration Building.

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Denise Iannucci recently joined the Robert Carr Insurance Agency of Warren as an account executive. Iannucci is licensed in Ohio and Pennsylvania and focuses on Group Health, Life, Commercial, Home and Auto Insurance. Iannucci also has extensive health-care sales experience from her previous management responsibilities with Executive Health Group and Combined Insurance, where she ranked nationally in field sales and was a consistent member of the Achievers Club.

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Jennifer Roller, a program officer for The Raymond John Wean Foundation, was one of 10 professionals selected for a national leadership-development program. Roller, who has been with the foundation since 2007, will participate in a yearlong program operated by the Association of Black Foundation Executives. The Fellowship program seeks to promote the professional mobility and visibility of midcareer black executives who are working in philanthropy. Roller will have the opportunity to focus on her professional development, explore key issues in the black community and best practices in philanthropy. She also will put her leadership skills into practice through a community-based learning project where she will be working closely with a local organization to help it expand its capacity.

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Klacik Real Estate recently announced the addition of Terry Ryan to the company. Ryan has been a rRealtor for three years and has been involved in investing in real estate for the past 18 years. While owning and managing apartment buildings in Poland and Boardman, he also has invested in real estate in Mobile, Ala., Florida, as well as the Turks & Caicos Islands near the Bahamas.

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Emergency-medicine physician Dr. David Shellenbarger, a Hermitage, Pa., native, recently was appointed medical director of Sharon Regional Health System’s EMS Educational Institute. As medical director, Dr. Shellenbarger will provide medical oversight to expand Sharon Regional’s EMS Educational Institute program, community EMS training opportunities and the Automatic External Defibrillator Program. He also will serve as a medical specialist on the Health System’s Emergency Management Team. Shellenbarger is board certified in emergency medicine and a member of Emergency Medicine Physicians, the physician group that provides emergency medicine coverage for Sharon Regional’s Emergency Care Center. He completed an emergency-medicine residency at University of Pittsburgh Associated Residency in Emergency Medicine and received his medical education from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

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Bruce & Merrilees Electric Co. of New Castle, Pa., is the 2011 recipient of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Foundation/Contractor National Safety Award. Bruce & Merrilees, a member of The Builders Association of Western Pennsylvania, recently was honored for its worker-safety programs and performance during the 2011 ARTBA National Convention. Representatives from finalist companies were invited to make a presentation before a panel of industry professionals who judged programs based on corporate safety culture, operational safety plans and worker training programs. Awards were presented in three categories, based on the number of employee hours worked during the previous year. Bruce & Merrilees was the winner of the 500,000-hour-or-less category.

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Dr. Raymond Wynn, FACR, radiation oncologist, has joined the UPMC Cancer Center at UPMC Horizon as the center’s medical director. Wynn is associate director of UPMC Cancer Centers Radiation Oncology Network and is a clinical professor of radiation oncology. He most recently served as executive medical director of The Regional Cancer Center, Erie, Pa., an affiliate of UPMC Cancer Centers. Wynn has served as a member of the board of trustees for the Nat-ional Medical Association and is active in the American College of Radiation Oncology, the American College of Radiology, by which he has been honored as a fellow, and the American Society for Radiation Oncology. He earned his medical degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Louisville in Kentucky and a residency in radiation oncology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where he also was chief resident. An American Cancer Society Clinical Oncology Fellow recipient, Wynn was fellowship-trained in neuro-radiation oncology at the University of Rochester.

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The Board of Directors of Seven Seventeen Credit Union recently appointed Michael Robinson as its newest member. Robinson is the Regional Director for Humility of Mary Home Health Services and has a bachelor’s degree from Xavier University, a master’s degree in health administration from St. Louis University and a master of business administration from Youngstown State University. He has been named Young Healthcare Executive of the Year by the National Association of Health Service Executives. Robinson has experience serving on the boards of various organizations such as the Area Agency on Aging, Access Health Mahoning Valley and Catholic Charities.

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Gary and B.J. Abrams recently were named 2011 Heart & Soul Award recipients, an annual award given out at the Taste of Salem event, an event the couple organized for many years. Gary served as a Salem City Councilman and was president of the Salem Retail and Business Association for five years. In 2006, he served as the president of the board of Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. He has been involved in many civic events where he has volunteered his time and talents. B.J. has volunteered for numerous causes, and she was the co-chair of the 2006 Salem Bicentennial celebration. She is active with her high-school class of 1968, the Reilly Wall Project and New Year’s Eve-Salem. The Abramses, in 1979, started a children’s clothing store in Salem, naming it after their daughter, Tennille.

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Seth H. Winter, Financial Services Representative with the Metlife Boardman office, recently announced the addition of Kimberly Covan as personal marketing assistant. She will help clients by researching policies, providing case-status updates and facilitating policy changes.

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