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Rochester Business Journal
October 6, 2000
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DigiQuick Portrait Studios announces the appointment of Amy Bates as Event Division director.

Davie Kaplan Chapman & Braverman P.C. announce the following promotions: Dave Koch, Gabriella Phillips and Sarah Reynolds, senior accountants; Brian DiGiacco, Rob DiSibio, Michelle Velten and Vicky Williams, senior assistants; and Daniel Newman and Thomas Wideman, senior tax accountants.

Thomas Graham recently has been named director of the St. Joseph's Villa of Rochester Residential Treatment Program and Residential Treatment Facility. Previously, Graham directed acute services and clinical quality management for ViaHealth's Behavioral Health Network.

Phillips, Lytle, Hitchcock, Blaine & Huber LLP announces the addition of Jennifer Tumminelli as associate. She practices in the firm's litigation department.

Brighton Securities Corp. announces the appointment of Michael Graves as a financial consultant. He brings training in financial planning, mortgage lending and insurance products to the position.

The School of the Holy Childhood announces the following new appointments: Teresa Leicht, Amy Russo, Marcia Biata and Becky Baker, One-On-One classroom aides, children's program; and Bo Van Lam, occupational therapist, clinic program.

The Sonnenberg Gardens' board of trustees has appointed John Murphy as the new CEO.

Jeff Dillon has been selected to coordinate the Monroe County School Business Partnership. This regional collaboration links 14 school districts with community businesses and agencies to provide school-to-work experiences for area students.

Previously, he had been job developer at the Monroe #2/Orleans BOCES Alternative High School.

M&C Leasing Co. Inc. has named John Villareale account executive for Rochester. He will be responsible for the distribution of the M&C Leasing "Partnership Program," a customized leasing program for vendors targeted at increasing sales volume and maximizing profits. Villareale will also help end users secure the lease funding necessary to expand their current operations.

Per-Lennart Westesson M.D., DDS has been appointed professor in the department of radiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In his new position, Westesson will be active in the neuroradiology section within the department, with responsibility for maxillofacial, head, neck and spine studies. He will specialize in diagnostic and interventional images of the spine.

Brad Rye has been promoted to director of public relations services at Eric Mower and Associates' Rochester office. He will assume management responsibility for the agency's public relations group. Rye also will be involved in a variety of new business initiatives.

Allendale Columbia School announces the following new appointments: Diane Kingsley, head of the lower division; Jeffrey Mao, technology coordinator; Martha Bjorklund, first-grade teacher; Lisa Crandall, nursery program teacher; Rob Doran, mathematics/computer science teacher; Sandra Ebling, director, Language Training program; Susan Ginn, English teacher; Elizabeth Guzzetta, science teacher; Keith Jones, Latin/world history teacher; Ellie Lampeter, Spanish teacher; Amy Sullivan, speech/language teacher, Language Training program; and Martin Zemel, chemistry teacher.

Alfred State College announces the addition of the following new faculty members: Dexter Davis and Susan BetzJitomir, assistant professors, business technologies department; Bruce Fuller, assistant professor/chair, mechanical

engineering technology department; Frank Atuahene, assistant professor, civil engineering technology department; Loren Gibson, lecturer, civil engineering department; and Benjamin Richards Jr., assistant professor, civil engineering


Carol Osborne has recently been appointed assistant executive director at Rochester Children's Nursery. She is responsible for overseeing all program services that include universal prekindergarten, full-day child care, certified kindergarten, before/after school care, special education services and training for family child care providers.

George Heissen-berger Jr. has been appointed vice president of advertising for Messenger Post Newspapers. He is responsible for all advertising issues related to the company's 10 weekly newspapers in Monroe County's suburbs and the Daily Messenger, which is based in Canandaigua and serves Ontario. In addition, Heissenberger is also involved in the company's new Web site,

Kenneth Crosby Cos. has recently hired David DeGraff as vice president of operations. He will be responsible for operations in the Roch-ester facility and development and utilization of the vendor base for all locations of the company.

Lin Bandemer has joined Ronco Specialized Systems Inc. as an account executive specializing in institutional audio and video distribution, master clock, intercom and nurse call systems. Lin has over 16 years experience in communications equipment sales, marketing and systems design.

EDS announces that Ben LeVan has been named the regional human resource manager for the company's New York and New England offices. All HR employees will report directly to him.

The local Edward Jones office has named Charles Speer to the position of investment representative.

Tom Cavanaugh has been named operations director for Wolff/SMG-Synergy Marketing Group. He specializes in production, inventory management and operations.

Getinge/Castle Inc. announces the following promotions: Bob D'Orsaneo, lead project manager; Marcie Ghysel, senior sales administrator; Ken Johnson, senior development program manager; Mike Kelly and Paul Ventresca, facility design analysts; Rachael Laing, microbiology validation technician; Mark Tubbs, site manager; and Kris Wing, project manager. In addition, the company announces the following new hires: James Brown, credit analyst; John Nufryk, senior materials manager; Jan Pingel, senior market manager; and Hana Scheichenost, associate market manager.

Fiber Technologies announces the addition of Jim Baase as vice president of engineering and Wally Short as director of network operations. Previously, Baase had managed engineering and operations for Verizon Wireless in upstate New York. In addition, Short brings over 35 years of experience in the telecommunications industry to the position.

10/6/00--Rochester Busines Journal

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