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April 28, 2013

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JOHNSTOWN — Physician joins Conemaugh group

Dr. Christine M. Lesosky, formerly of Johnstown, has joined Dr. Brian Lieb in practice at Conemaugh Physician Group – St. Benedict.

She joined as a family practice physician.

Lesosky is a graduate of Bishop McCort Catholic High School, Pitt-Johnstown and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie.

She has a special interest in osteopathic manipulative treatment to ease muscle pain, promote healing and increase mobility.  

Puchko financial president earns honor

Douglas P. Puchko, president of Puchko Financial Associates Inc., Johnstown, has qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table.

MDRT requires its qualifying members to demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and outstanding client service.

Puchko is a general agent of Ohio National Financial Services, a registered principal with the O.N. Equity Sales Co., and a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and General Agents and Managers Association.

Boyer employee attends conference

Michael Boyer of Boyer Financial Planning recently attended the Masters 2013 conference, an event for top advisers at LPL Financial, the nation’s No. 1 independent broker-dealer.

The conference provided an educational forum for qualifying advisers and rewarded their excellence and accomplishments during the past year.

Laurel Holdings names treasurer

Michael W. Puruczky has been named treasurer of Laurel Holdings Inc., Johnstown, which owns and operates Laurel Management Co., Safari Contract Cleaners, Hastings Machine Co., Sunburst Turf Solutions and Highlander Tool. The company also has ownership interests in DRS Laurel Technologies and National Gunite.  

Puruczky also will serve as treasurer for Safari Contract Cleaners, Hastings Machine Company, Sunburst Turf Solutions and Highlander Tool.  

He was recently the controller of Laurel Holdings Inc., a position he held since April 18, 2000.  Prior to working at Laurel, he was an audit supervisor at Wessel & Co., and an operations accounting manager at Crown American.  

Puruczky graduated from the John B. Gunter Leadership Program, and served as an advisory board member for Junior Achievement. He is the treasurer and is serving on various committees of the United Way of the Laurel Highlands.  

He graduated from Pitt-

Johnstown, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance.  

Puruczky resides in Richland Township with his wife and two children.

New employee joins Community Foundation

Jack Anderson has joined the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies as a senior development specialist.

Following a 31-year career in commercial banking, Anderson devoted 11 years to helping needy students at Mount Aloysius College obtain an education and an opportunity for a better life.

Anderson is a 1972 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where he received a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics. In 1997, he earned a master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and in 2008, he earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from Drexel University.

He began his banking career in 1972 as a branch manager with Marine Bank in Erie, and capstoned it by 2002 as the chairman and CEO of Promistar Financial Corp. in Johns-town.

Following his time in banking, Anderson joined Mount Aloysius College as the vice president for institutional advancement.

Throughout his career, Anderson has been a very active community advocate. His many involvements were chairperson of JARI, the Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped, Keystone State Games and the Jacob Fend Foundation.

In 2005, Anderson was elected to the Cambria County Business Hall of Fame and was named a Top 100 Influential Business Person by the Central Pennsylvania Business Times on several occasions. He has also been honored by the Laurel Highlands Council of the Boy Scouts, Penn Highlands Community College Foundation, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

In 2006, Anderson was awarded the Prince Gallitzin Cross by the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.

Adelphoi’s names supervisor

Mark Burke, son of Bonita and Paul Burke of Ebensburg has been named supervisor of Adelphoi’s Multisystemic Therapy programs in Blair and Cambria counties.

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive, in-home, family and community-based treatment service for adolescents who display serious antisocial behaviors and are at-risk of placement out of the home due to their behaviors.

Burke began his career at Adelphoi Village 14 years ago as a counselor. He is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

He resides with his wife, Keri-lyn.

Johnstown resident becomes partner

Keith Leckey of Johnstown has become a partner at LaurelNet Services, a local business communications company.  

Leckey has 22 years of experience in the telecommunications field, primarily consisting of the implementation and maintenance of business telephone systems, data equipment and county 911 communication equipment.

LaurelNet Services provides sales and service of business telephone systems and structured wiring plans in a six-county area.

Elementary teacher serves on council Sharon Robb, a K-4 teacher at Windber Area Elementary School, has been selected to serve for a three-year term on the Early Childhood Education Advisory Council for the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Division of Education.

She was recommended by members of the division and current council members as someone whose ideas would be very beneficial to the teacher education program.


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