New hires and promotions
-- Jocelyn Myers of Lilly has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 foods.
Myers offers food samples at home taste-testing parties, along with ideas for everyday meals, recipes and serving suggestions.
-- Dr. Amit Nanavati has joined Cardiology Associates of Altoona, LLP.
Nanavati recently completed an Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Fellowship at the University of Florida where he received advanced training in coronary and peripheral vascular disease intervention.
Awards and honors
-- Brian H. Lehman, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Reliance Bank has been elected to the Pennsylvania Bankers Association board of directors.
Lehman, who has been CFO of Reliance Bank since 2002, will serve a two-year term beginning July 1.
-- John Davidhizar of Altoona, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Town and Country Real Estate, has been named as part of the 2013 International President's Circle.
This membership is awarded to the top 6 percent of all sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker System.
Course completions and certifications
-- Dr. James Hayden, a member of the medical staff of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, recently was recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine with his recertification.
To achieve recertification by the ABFM, Hayden was required to verify the completion of continuing medical education each year; possess a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States; and successfully complete several assessments during a 10- year period.
He also was required to pass an examination, which covered the disciplines of family medicine, patient safety, medical ethics and new advances in the medical field.
-- Jeffery Demarest, professor emeritus of biology, and Judy Katz, professor emerita of English, have retired from Juniata College.
Demarest joined the Juniata faculty in 1994 and was chairman of the biology department from 1994 to 2004. His research has focused on cell biology and the physiology of osmoregulation and electroreception in fish. He also studied epithelial transport in the renal and gastrointestinal systems.
Katz came to Juniata in 1988 and was appointed to the full-time faculty in 1991.
She has been instrumental in acting as an advocate at the college for women's programs. She created the college's first "Women in Literature" course, and in 1994 established "Unlock Your Voice," a program of readings from women's literature. This celebrated program, along with "Lift Ev'ry Voice," a program centering on readings from African-American literature, is among the most popular public programs at the college.
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