A brief look at hires, promotions, awards and honors

New hires and promotions

Nicole Germaux of Hollidaysburg has been named executive director of Contact Altoona.

Prior to accepting her new position, Germaux had worked as HR coordinator for Blair Companies; police department administrator for the Allegheny Township Police Department and was recently the homeless program director for Blair County Community Action.

She is a 2006 graduate of Central High School and graduated from Geneva College in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business.

Danielle L. Lockard has joined Drs. Alice and John Joyce at Altoona Dermatology Associates as a physician assistant.

Lockard, who will see both pediatric and adult patients, is a graduate of Hollidaysburg Area High School and had practiced for six years with UPMC in Pittsburgh.

She is the daughter of Doug and Beth Lockard of Hollidaysburg.

Dr. Robert Gillio of Huntingdon, a pulmonologist, has joined the medical staff of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.

Gillio will serve as the medical director for the health system’s new Pulmonary Care Center in which he will oversee a new program of lung disease education, prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment.

Melody Tisinger, a Johnstown native, has been hired as program operations manager at The Bottle Works Arts on Third Avenue in Johnstown.

Tisinger has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than eight years. After earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she began working at the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, where she later became the development officer in 2015.

Frank Catherine of Philipsburg has been promoted to geological services director and Kaleb Hammond of Bedford to senior project geologist at P. Joseph Lehman, Inc. Consulting Engineers.

Catherine, who has been with the firm since 2015, will supervise the development of solutions for environmental projects, including hazardous waste sites, underground storage tank clean up projects, environmental site assessments, and asbestos, lead, mold and air quality projects.

Hammond, who has been with the firm since 2012, is the primary professional geologist responsible for the procurement, scheduling and oversight of subcontractors for the collection of soil samples, installation of various types of environmental wells, aquifer testing and water sampling.

Course completions and certifications

Mary Groskin of Weehawken, N.J., has achieved the CPIM and CSCP certification from the American Production and Inventory Control Society.

A graduate of Altoona Area High School and Penn State, Groskin is the demand manager for diabetes care at Becton, Dickinson & Co. in Franklin Lakes, N.J.

She is the daughter of Robert and the late Janice Groskin of Altoona.

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