The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


January 12, 2013

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Physical therapy office hires clinical director

Kristen (Petrunak) Pasierb of Portage has joined Allegheny Chesapeake Physical Therapy as clinical director of the Portage office, 711 Caldwell Ave.

Pasierb earned a doctorate in physical therapy from Slippery Rock University and a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Penn State.

In her practice, she frequently uses Kinesio Taping, a therapeutic taping method that enhances the function of different tissues and physiologic systems. The modality can be used for joint pain, swelling, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and many other symptoms.

Two recognized at Pitt-Johnstown

Two members of the staff at Pitt-Johnstown, Karen Barrick and Todd Shaffer, have been recognized for outstanding service by campus President Jem Spectar.

Barrick, office manager for Housing and Residence Life, received the President’s Staff Award for excellence in service to the community. A member of the staff for seven years, Barrick was recognized for her involvement in the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania, American Red Cross, and Windber middle and high school color guards.

She volunteered for more than 15 years as a Girl Scout troop leader and has recently transitioned into a volunteer role with the Girl Scouts’ Camp Conshatawba program team, where she serves as a service unit manager.

She is a first aid and CPR instructor with the American Red Cross.

Shaffer, associate director of Housing and Residence Life, received the President’s Staff Award for excellence in service to Pitt-Johnstown.

An eight-year employee, Shaffer was recognized for improving service to students while maximizing efficiency by establishing and nurturing positive working relationships with other departments.

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