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February 9, 2013

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JOHNSTOWN —

Murtha joins practice 

Dr. Kevin Murtha has joined Conemaugh Physician Group and opened a new primary care practice in Richland Township.

Board certified in family practice, Murtha completed his residency training at Memorial Medical Center in affiliation with the Pennsylvania State University and Temple University medical schools. He continued to practice in the region, most recently in Somerset.

“I am looking forward to returning to practice in the Johnstown area,” Murtha said.

Murtha is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

He will join Conemaugh Physican Group

Drs. Kavitha Manjunath, Lisa Wirfel and Geraldine Amper at Conemaugh East Hills, 1450 Scalp Ave., Richland Township.

 Appointments can be scheduled by calling 269-9551.

Penn Highlands hires instructor

 Kevin Slonka of Johnstown was been hired as a full-time computer science instructor beginning with the spring term in January at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.

His primary focus will be to lead the implementation of the college’s new associate of science in computer science degree. 

Slonka holds a bachelor of science in information technology from Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, and dual master’s degrees in information security and assurance and information technology project management from Robert Morris University. 

Currently, he is pursuing a doctor of science in information systems and communications from Robert Morris. 

Slonka previously served as an adjunct faculty member at both Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and Mount Aloysius College and was employed at Northrop Grumman as a cyber software engineer. 

He will remain current with the rapidly

changing industry through ongoing professional development and consulting in systems engineering.



HR conference registration open

 Cambria Somerset Human Resources Association, the local affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management, has announced registration is open for its fifth annual conference, which will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 30 at the Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.

The registration deadline is April 15.

The annual conference will offer participants workshops on topics such as conducting effective employee and vendor investigations, leveraging social networking opportunities for a competitive advantage in human resources, the human resources practitioner in the 21st century, diversity, employment law updates and the impact of interactive diversity on the workplace.

At the start of the conference, all participants will receive a thumb drive, which will include copies of the presentations, so participants should bring laptops if they wish to view the presentation notes throughout the day.

Participants will have an opportunity for open discussion with the professional speakers regarding any employment-related concerns. 

The keynote speaker will be Jeff Tobe of Coloring Outside the Lines, Pittsburgh.

The cost is $75 for association members, $100 for nonmembers and $50 per student

Fees includes breakfast, lunch, materials and certificate of attendance.

All human resources practitioners, business owners, managers, educators and students of a related field are invited. 

Registration forms, workshop descriptions, conference agenda and forms for sponsorships for businesses offering services or products are available at www.hrmacs.org - Events page.

 

Catanese announces promotions

The Catanese Group has announced several promotions within their staff.

Lauren Speelman, certified public accountant, has been promoted to supervisor.

She joined the Catanese Group in 2006 and is a graduate of Pitt-Johnstown and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Mark Luther, certified public accountant, has been promoted to senior staff accountant.

He joined the Catanese Group in 2008 and is a graduate of Pitt-Johnstown and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Joseph Adamoski has been promoted to senior staff accountant.

He joined the Catanese Group in 2008 and is a graduate of St. Vincent College, Latrobe.

He is currently pursuing his CPA license and is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Sandra L. Frantz has been hired as a new member of the management team.

She will be the new firm administrator for both the Johnstown and Pittsburgh locations.

Frantz is a graduate of Pitt-Johnstown with

a bachelor of arts degree in business/account-ing.

In her position, she will be responsible for office administration, firm development and accounting services for both offices.

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