Jennifer Rizel, Kingston, a Misericordia University physician assistant graduate student, and a graduate of Yeshiva University, New York, N.Y, was published in the March edition of PA Professional magazine. She was recognized for her article titled “Behind Bars: Treating Patients in Prison,’’ in relation to her month-long clinical rotation at the State Correctional Institution at Muncy.
Attorney Elaine Cook has been elected the 50th president of the Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association/Bar Association of Luzerne County. She is the second woman to hold this position in the association’s history. The W-BLLA is composed of over 700 area lawyers, judges, and law makers. She received her juris doctorate degree from the Texas Southern University Law School.
Attorney Neil T. O’Donnell, of the O’Donnell Law Offices in Kingston, was the moderator and a featured presenter at the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. The seminar, held March 25 in Scranton, focused on settlements, arbitrations and mediations.
Dr. Glenn Steele Jr., president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System, has been named to the Becker’s Hospital Review’s list “40 of the Smartest People in Healthcare,” which highlights individuals who stand out as having the intellect and acumen needed to spearhead successful reform. Nominees of providers, payers and policymakers were sought out and researched by the Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team, which based its decision on leaders who found the best ways to contain costs while improving the quality of care.
Jeri Scaramastro, of Old Forge, has been selected as the employee of the month for April at Golden Technologies in Old Forge. The Employee Recognition Committee received compelling support for Scaramastro’s selection, noting her professionalism, attention to detail, and ability to work as a team player.
Keystone College faculty members Dorothy Anthony, of Brooklyn Township, and Patricia Bederman Miller, of Dalton, presented a paper they co-authored with Keystone administrator Karen Yarrish, at the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research in Biloxi, Miss. The paper was titled, “An Analysis of Gender and the Desire to Study Abroad in a Liberal Arts College in Northeastern Pennsylvania.”
Yarrish resides in Kingston Township and received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from King’s College, a master of science degree in human resources administration from the University of Scranton, and a doctorate degree in workforce education and development from the Pennsylvania State University. She currently serves as Keystone’s vice president for strategic planning and human resources.