A brief look at hires, promotions, awards and honors

New hires and promotions

— Brian E. Wiser has been promoted to the corporate associate level at Keller Engineers Inc., Holli­days­burg.

Wiser, who serves as assistant director of transportation, specializes in transportation structural engineering and related services. His responsibilities include client management, team leadership, project management and quality management.

— Dr. Kim Hanlon has been named medical director of Conemaugh Health System’s Corporate Care and Occupational Medicine.

A Cambria County native, Hanlon is a graduate of Saint Francis University in Loretto and Penn State Hershey College of Medicine. She is board certified in emergency medicine and completed her emergency medicine residency training at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

— Amy Riley of Altoona has become a registered nurse at the Hillview Healthcare & Rehabilita­tion Center.

Riley received an associate’s degree in Nursing from Mount Aloysius College. She previously worked as a Certi­fied Nursing Assistant at Hillview while studying to become a Licensed Nurse Practi­tioner and an RN.

— Dr. Parag Parekh, a board-certified and fellowship-trained ophthalmologist, has joined the Tyrone Hospital medical staff.

Parekh is the founder of ClearView Eye Consult­ants and specializes in high-level eye surgery care including cataract, refractive/ LASIK, cornea and glaucoma surgery.

— Renee Staib, executive director of Managed Care at Conemaugh Health System, has been named administrative director of Conemaugh’s newly created clinically integrated network AdvantagePoint Health Alliance.

Staib will assume her new role while maintaining her current position as executive director of managed care, a position she has held since 1994.

Conferences and seminars

— Joel N. Myers, founder, chairman and president of AccuWeather, was a featured speaker at the Mobile World Con­gress “Cars as a Service” conference in Barcelona, Spain.

Myers discussed how AccuWeather is enhancing the in-car experience with advanced weather forecasting technology — and why it will save lives.

— Dr. Ralph McKibbin of Blair Gastroenterology Associates coauthored with Bonita Mazzei, an abstract which was presented at the National American College of Gastroenterology meeting that was held in Las Vegas.

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