New hires

and promotions

Larry Garman Jr. of Huntingdon has joined Tyrone Regional Health Network

/Tyrone Hospital as director of ancillary services.

In this position Garman will oversee the management staff of the Radiology, Laboratory and Cardiopulmonary Services departments as well as all operational aspects of these departments. He will also perform patient radiologic services in the radiology department.

Dr. Huaitao Yang, a board-certified pathologist, has joined Conemaugh Physician Group – Pathology.

Yang, who previously was chief resident for Conemaugh Memorial’s Pathology department, spent the last four years as an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He will provide pathology services for patient diagnosis at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.

Bob Yahner has been promoted to vice president at Reliance Bank.

Yahner, who has been with Reliance for 30 years, previously served as treasurer and controller.

Nancy L. McClelland has been promoted to vice president at Reliance Bank.

McClelland, who has been with Reliance for 28 years, serves as a personal banker at Reliance’s Lakemont branch.

Chris Kerwin has been promoted to senior vice president at Reliance Bank.

Kerwin has been with Reliance for 17 years and during that time has managed positions within the areas of business and retail banking.

Becky Crilly has been promoted to senior vice president at Reliance Bank.

Crilly, who has been with Reliance for 14 years, serves as senior operations manager.

Deborah Sabo has been named as food service director at Homewood at Martinsburg. Before coming to Homewood, Sabo worked as a food service director for Global Healthcare in State College,where she directed the overall operation of the dining and nutrition services department. She also worked in the Nutrition Services Department at UPMC Altoona Hospital for more than 17 years.

Awards and honors

Steven Treschow of Hollidays­burg, Geological Services Director at P. Joseph Lehman Inc. Consulting Engineers, has been named an alternative member of the Storage Tank Advisory Committee, an advisory committee of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, representing the hydrogeologists.

Treschow, a certified underground storage tank remover, has been with the firm for three years.

Dr. David J. Kerstetter Jr. of Blair Gastro­enterology Associates has been chosen as a United Healthcare Premium Provider for Gastro­enterology.

Kerstetter meets the programs criteria for providing quality and cost-efficient care.

Dr. Ralph McKibbin of Blair Gastro­­enterology Associates was elected President of the Digestive Disease National Coalition in Washington, D.C.

The Digestive Disease National Coalition is an advocacy organization comprised of the major national voluntary and professional societies concerned with digestive diseases and focuses on improving public policy and increasing public awareness with respect to diseases of the digestive system.

Conferences and seminars

Dr. Amy E. Nedostup of Hearing Solutions at ENT Associates of Central Pa. recently presented at the National Phonak Practice Development Conference in the Cayman Islands. Nedostup presented to her peers the importance of offering new options for affordable hearing aids and hearing health care services to patients within income and insurance levels for their areas. She also shared her success with offering rechargeable hearing aids and hearing aids that stream directly from iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices that are covered by Security Blue Medicare Insurance.

Course completions and certifications

Robert Clark, assistant professor, Criminal Justice and Social Sciences; Kevin Slonka, assistant professor, Computer Science; and Dennis Miller,

assistant professor, Criminal Justice, faculty members at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, were recently certified as Cybercrime Investigators by the International Fraternity of Cybercrime Investigators.

By completing the IFCI-CCI Professional Certification exam, Slonka, Clark, and Miller received in-depth, hands-on technical training from some of the top experts in federal law enforcement, as well as first-class instruction from highly recognized university professors.


Maureen Wright retired from her position in the patient financial services department at Tyrone Hospital after more than 36 years of service.

During her 36-year career at Tyrone Hospital, Wright worked in several different positions including data processing, admissions, social services, central registration and billing.

She also served for a short time on the Tyrone Hospital Safety Committee.