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Westchester County Newsmakers, 2.9.2015

KeyBank awards Dominican Sisters grant

Ossining-based Dominican Sisters Family Health Service Inc., a visiting nurse service in Westchester, Putnam, Orange, the Bronx, Manhattan, Nassau and Suffolk counties, has been awarded a $7,500 grant from KeyBank Foundation to support its charitable programs in the Bronx.

One program that will benefit is the infant and toddler program, a community-based charitable program providing early childhood education, assessment and intervention for children from birth to 3 years of age, along with family-support services for parents. The program is center-based at the DSFHS location at E. 148 St. at Brook Avenue in the Bronx.

Simonelli joins United Way

Claire Simonelli of Brewster has been named senior vice president of resource development at The United Way of Westchester and Putnam. Formerly a banker, Simonelli specialized in nonprofit fundraising and cultivation of high-net-worth donors and brings more than 30 years of experience in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors to the United Way.

Prior to her appointment, Simonelli was the head of her own consulting firm, which offered advice to both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. From 2009 through 2011, she was the development director for Primary Care Development Corp., a nonprofit agency in New York City, which offers lending plus operational and emergency preparedness assistance to community health centers throughout New York state.

ENTA adds doctors to staff

Tarrytown-based ENT and Allergy Associates LLP (ENTA) has added Anastasiya Kleva to its Tuckahoe office, as resident allergist. She will also be serving ENTA’s Bronx location.

Kleva, who speaks fluent Russian, earned her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at NSLIJHS/Hofstra School of Medicine and her fellowship in adult and pediatric allergy and immunology at the Hofstra/North Shore-LIJ Health System. She is board-certified in internal medicine.

Calamari joins Julia B. Fee

Lori Calamari, a Westchester County resident and former Rookie of the Year recipient, has joined Scarsdale-based Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty as a licensed associate real estate broker and will be working from the firm’s Scarsdale brokerage.

Prior to entering the real estate industry in 2004, Calamari was a credit officer with a major Wall Street firm, where she was responsible for making business recommendations based on the financial condition and stability of large financial corporations. In addition, Calamari has a mortgage banking background.

Fordham event to feature Saturno

Sherry Saturno, executive director of the Hudson Valley Care Coalition in Tarrytown, has been named the featured speaker at Fordham Institute for Women and Girls Powerful Women in Social Work event in New York City on Feb. 19. Saturno will discuss her documentary short film, “Human Investment,” which will be shown at the national American Society on Aging Conference this March. The film explores what drives professionals to invest themselves in care management and to serve a vulnerable population.

Health system appoints Salvatore

The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), comprised of Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, has promoted Frank Salvatore Jr. to administrator of ancillary services.

Salvatore joined ORMC in 2009 as director of respiratory, pulmonary and sleep services. In his new role he will have direct responsibility and oversight of respiratory care medicine at Catskill Regional and Orange Regional medical centers. He has also been charged with developing a system-wide strategic plan to further integrate and strengthen existing services across the GHVHS.

With more than 26 years experience in health care, Salvatore has served in the American Association for Respiratory Care and since 1996 he has served it on both the state and national levels and was recently elected president.

Madison honored for volunteerism

Allison Madison, president of Madison Approach Staffing Inc., was presented with the Lillian Vernon Award for Community Service by the Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC), at its event held at Eileen Fisher in Irvington.

Since childhood Madison has been committed to volunteerism, a commitment she brings to her company, which contributes time and resources to various not-for-profits throughout the community. She holds resume and interview workshops at Westchester One Stop, the annual Youth Summit, Westhab employment training centers and is a supporter of WEDC and its efforts.

Madison has owned Madison Approach Staffing since 2006. The company is a staffing firm providing temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire placements. In an expansion move, she acquired EAB Personnel in 2006 and Hire Choice Staffing (formerly Career Blazers) in 2012. Her company serves more than 1,000 companies throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Nebrasky named to advisory council

Monroe-based Nebrasky Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has announced that its founder and President Paul Nebrasky has been appointed to the 2015 Kohler Company Plumber Advisory Council. Nebrasky has “demonstrated brand loyalty to Kohler products and innovation in customer satisfaction, while consistently excelling in outstanding business practices,” according to a press release.

As a member of the Plumber Advisory Council, Nebrasky will directly influence products, programs, communications and marketing materials and promotions by providing feedback that improves the products and services Kohler provides to consumers. Only best-in-class plumbers are named to the council. Nebrasky’s business has been serving residential and business customers since 1988.

Staff moves at Palisades Hudson

Palisades Hudson Financial Group, a wealth-management firm in Scarsdale, has added three employees and promoted a manager.

Amy Laburda was promoted from administrative associate to administrative manager and will continue to serve as the firm’s editorial manager.

An Indianapolis native, Laburda received her Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College with a focus in dramatic literature.

Carmelo Bueti and Tim Meyer joined the firm as client service associates. Bueti, a Mount Kisco resident, is a 2014 graduate of the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in finance. Meyer recently graduated from Union College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in managerial economics. He hails from Brewster.

Nicole Merigliano of Larchmont joined as an administrative associate. A 2014 graduate of Union College, where she majored in political science and minored in Spanish, Merigliano handles the telephones and mail and coordinates the firm’s travel and meeting arrangements. She is a resident of Larchmont.

KeyBank adds staffers

Seven professionals have been added to the Hudson Valley and metro New York market team of KeyBank.

The commercial banking team has hired John Sullivan as senior vice president and senior banker, David Lewing as senior vice president and senior relationship manager and Neeraj Gupta as senior vice president and senior relationship manager.

Key Private Bank has hired John A. Gianni as senior vice president and wealth adviser and Janine M. Otis as portfolio management associate and trust associate. Retail banking added Cabrine A. Calamari as manager of Key’s Pound Ridge branch and Edward V. Landis as manager of the Mount Kisco branch.

“I’m very excited about these appointments,” said Ruth Mahoney, president of KeyBank’s Hudson Valley and metro New York market. “Each of these individuals brings a great deal of skill and experience and they will allow Key to meet the increasing needs of our clients throughout the Hudson Valley/metro New York region.”

White Plains Hospital increases medical staff

The following have joined White Plains Hospital in White Plains:

Michael Bang, D.D.S., a specialist in dental surgery, received his dental medicine degree from University of Michigan, where he remained for his residency in general dentistry.

Dean Basulto, M.D., a specialist in hospital medicine, received his medical degree from Cornell University and then went on to complete both his internship and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He is board certified in internal medicine.

Robert Goodman, M.D., Ph.D., a specialist in neurosurgery received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his general surgery internship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, followed by a research fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is board certified in neurological surgery.

Hasan Khondker, M.D., a specialist in hospital medicine, received his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical College and completed both his internal medicine internship and residency at North Shore University Hospital. He is board certified in internal medicine and the subspecialty of nephrology.

Ramzi Anz, a physician assistant specializing in general surgery, received his Master of Science degree from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. He is certified as a physician assistant by the National Commission on Physician Assistants.

Charlene Grinion, a nurse practitioner specializing in emergency medicine, received her Master of Science degree from Pace University. She is certified as a nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Matthew MacSweeney, a nurse practitioner specializing in emergency medicine, received his Master of Science degree from Pace University and is certified as a nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Lorice Massias, a nurse practitioner specialist in general surgery received her Master of Science degree from Pace University.

Jodi Shulman, a physician assistant specializing in emergency medicine, received her Master of Science degree from Touro College School of Health Sciences. She is certified as a physician assistant by the National Commission on Physician Assistants.

Hye Heo, M.D., a specialist in maternal fetal medicine, received his medical degree from New York Medical College and completed both his internship and residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as the subspecialty of maternal fetal medicine.

Ellen Landsberger, M.D., a specialist in maternal fetal medicine, received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as maternal fetal medicine.

Pamela Tropper, M.D., a specialist in maternal fetal medicine, received her medical degree from Columbia University New York Presbyterian where she remained for her internship, residency and maternal fetal medicine fellowship. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal fetal medicine.

Diana Wolfe, M.D., a specialist in maternal fetal medicine, received her medical degree from Ben Gurion University and completed her internship at UCLA Medical Center followed by her residency at University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.

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