The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 15, 2014

BUSINESS PEOPLE | Blum joins MASSolutions

— Blum joins MASSolutions

Lindsay Blum has been hired as an intern specializing in messaging and public relations for MASSolutions Inc., an integrated marketing and PR firm based in Pittsburgh, with a regional office in Johnstown.

Blum, a senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is majoring in marketing.

Pharmacist earns oncology certification

William M. Pinkowski Jr. of Johnstown has earned certification as a board certified oncology pharmacist through the board of pharmacy specialities.

Pinkowski is one of 53 pharmacists certified in this specialty within Pennsylvania and one of almost 1,400 pharmacists nationwide.

He is employed by Memorial Medical Center, where he is the pharmacy manager at the Conemaugh Cancer Care Center.

He resides with his wife, Cindy.

Windber adds physician assistant

Windber Medical Center has announced the addition of Melissa Leonardis, certified physician assistant. She joins Dr. Amy Anderson and Les Drennen, certified registered nurse practitioner, at Windber GYN Associates.

Leonardis brings to Windber Medical Center more than 10 years of experience within the community. She has experience in the field of gynecology, performing complete gynecological care at Central Rockies OB/GYN in Vail, Colo.

Leonardis completed the collaborative physician assistant program of Towson University and the Community College of Baltimore County. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Virginia Tech.

Two promoted by Wessel & Co.

Wessel & Co., a full service certified public accounting and business consulting firm with offices in Johnstown, Ebensburg and Bedford, has announced the following promotions:

Brittany Conrad was promoted to staff accountant level II. She is a graduate of Pitt-Johnstown with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She is pursuing a certified public accountant license.

Jeffrey Lehman was promoted to staff accountant level III. He is a graduate of Pitt-Johnstown with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in economics. He is  pursuing a certified public accountant license.

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