THE COMMONWEALTH MEDICAL COLLEGE
John J. Menapace, Edith Mitchell, M.D., and Gregory Threatte, M.D., have been appointed to the Board of Trustees effective June 25. Menapace is president of Menapace Business Consulting, a human resources consulting firm in Clarks Summit. He is a graduate of Susquehanna University and holds an MBA from Bucknell University. Dr. Mitchell is a clinical professor of medicine and medical oncology and program leader, gastrointestinal oncology at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She is also associate director for diversity programs and director of the Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities for the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson. Dr. Mitchell earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, and is a retired brigadier general in the Air National Guard and has received more than 15 military service medals and ribbons. Dr. Threatte is a retired professor and chair of the department of pathology and deputy to the president for minority affairs at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He graduated from Colgate University and received his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed a residency in anatomical pathology at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, served as chief resident in clinical pathology at the University of California at San Francisco, and was a hematology fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.
LACKAWANNA COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
Susan Estler, a native of Morristown, New Jersey, has been named executive director.
Estler is a career tourism professional who comes from Florida with over a decade’s worth of industry experience in both Panama City Beach and Bradenton, Florida.
WILKES-BARRE GENERAL HOSPITAL
Lee G. Saltzgaber, M.D., has been named chief medical officer. A veteran of the Army and Air Force, Lee served as medic, battalion commander and personnel officer before starting medical school in 1988. He then served as a practicing physician and physician executive in the military in both Japan and the United States. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences at Bethesda, Md. Dr. Saltzgaber earned a master of public health degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health and completed residencies in preventive medicine and aerospace medicine at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine in San Antonio, Texas. He earned a master of medical management degree from the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
COMMONWEALTH PHYSICIAN NETWORK
Dr. Henry S. Bobeck, an internal medicine practitioner, has joined the medical staff of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He is a graduate of LeMoyne College, Syracuse, N.Y., with a bachelor’s degree in biology and earned a medical degree from Autonomous University of Guadalajara. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at South Baltimore General Hospital. He also completed a residency in internal medicine at Stamford (Connecticut) Hospital.
PRUDENTIAL POGGI & JONES
Edmund H. Poggi, owner of Prudential Poggi & Jones, REALTORS, welcomes Charlene Modlesky to their professional sales team in their Forty Fort office.
Charlene was born and raised in the Wyoming Valley and currently lives in Edwardsville with her husband, David, and her two sons. Alex and Tyrell. She is a graduate of Northwest Area High School and the Pennsylvania Real Estate Academy and is a member of the Greater Wilkes Barre Association of Realtors. For the past 10 years Charlene has been a foster parent with Concern of Eynon fostering children.