Mercyhurst Magazine Summer 2016

Class notes Anne Marie Canalli Hermann ’68, an attorney, was the subject of a StoryCorps interview by Eileen McIntyre. The conversation focused on her impressive pro bono and volunteer work over many years in the feld of community mental health services for older adults with serious mental health issues. To listen to the interview, visit and search for Anne Hermann. Joanna Nezovich Reynolds ’79 has been promoted to chief counsel with the Pennsylvania State Police. She has been employed by the State Police since 1983. Monica Klos ’84 was named manager of operations services with KPMG in Pittsburgh. Michael Clark ’85 was appointed superintendent of the State Correctional Institution at Albion. Conni Bisbe Crum ’91 earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh in April 2015. Conni works as an integrated case manager at Crawford County Human Services in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Paula Yoviene Prohaska ’91 has joined the full-service real estate frm Zaepfel Ann Salandra Boyd ’92 was promoted to director, component desserts marketing, with the In-Store Bakery Division at Rich Products in Bufalo, New York. Craig Rybczynski ’95 was a member of the media team for Team Canada at the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship and won a gold medal with Team Canada. Development Company in Williamsville, New York, as interior designer/project manager.

George Burich ’98 was named assistant principal and co-curricular director (6-12) at Cuyahoga Heights Schools. Chris Valvano ’01 earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in August 2015. In December, he started a new job as research administrator for MSU’s Department of Pediatrics and Human Development. Jennifer Moore ’02 published a collection of poems titled The Veronica Maneuver . Published by the University of Akron Press, it was selected as the Editor’s Choice for the Akron Series in Poetry. Jennifer is an assistant professor of poetry at Ohio Northern University.

was the frst female senior analyst in the only U.S. space operations center, managing 624 intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) products. Grabelski established an ISR women’s council which fostered conversation on military issues creating the foundation for future ISR projects. Richard Hansen ’05 joined USA Hockey’s American Development Mode as a regional manager. Meghan Roach Kapp ’05 M.D. and Emily Roach ’05 D.V.M. received the “25 Under 35” award from their high school, Saint Joseph Academy. They were chosen for their achievements, spirituality and compassionate leadership, and service in a global society. Ted Nagorsen ’05 completed his MBA at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, in May 2015.

She received her Master of Business Administration from Waynesburg University in February 2014. Jenna Kaufman ’09 is a federal probation ofcer with the United States Courts in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She will continue to reside in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Laura Palermo ’09 was featured in “Paint for a Purpose,” a solo art exhibition at the raise awareness about conservation. Palermo donates a portion of her proceeds to conservation groups all over the world. View her work online at . Palermo also recently had her grand opening with her latest gallery, The Mary Martin Gallery, in Naples, Florida. Daniel Racitano ’09 has been promoted to master coordination center ofcer within the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, at the Bufalo Niagara International Airport. Katelyn Balconi ’10 was named associate director of alumni and constituent relations for the Nell Hodgson Woodruf School of Nursing at Emory University. She has relocated from Rochester, New York, to Atlanta, Georgia. Evelyn Niederriter Eakin ’11 received the doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine on May 7. She was South Carolina Aquarium that showcased threatened and endangered species to recognized by the Heritage College as 2016 Student D.O. of the Year, a Family Medicine Primary Care Associate, and the 2016 outstanding student at the college’s OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital clinical training site. Jillian Barrile ’12 is living in Cusco, Peru, and working for a nonproft that teaches Spanish classes online. The program is recommended for people looking to learn a language without traveling to Latin America.

Kimberly Szmyd Thomas ’02 ’14M received the 2015-2016 Red Apple Teacher Award for Butler, Pennsylvania.

Mary Ellen Leisering ‘06 spent nine days in June on a group tour to Israel.

Andrea Bauer ’03 was recognized by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network as Afliate Chair of the Year for her volunteer work with the Pittsburgh Afliate. She became involved after her mother passed away from pancreatic cancer in late 2006. Emily Camilli Brady ’03 is a State Farm agent and has opened her own agency in St. Louis, Missouri, where she and husband Patrick have lived since 2003. Kacie Cornell Laidacker ’03 received the Guardian of Justice Award from the United States Attorney’s Ofce for the Western District of Missouri. Jennifer Mobilia ’03 hosts Roc City Tonight and is a co-anchor at 11 p.m. with News10NBC. Bradley Sage ’03 is the clinical education coordinator for the CAATE accredited professional Athletic Training Program within the School of Public Health at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Kimberly Grabelski ’05 won the Air Force’s 2015 General Wilma Vaught Visionary Leadership Award. Kimberly

Edward Bolden III ’07 received his Ph.D. in education evaluation and measurement from Kent State University. He is employed at Kent State as an evaluator and lead consultant in the College of Education Health and Human Services. Brandon McLain ’07 graduated in June 2015 from the University of Rochester Simon School of Business with an MBA and has been promoted to fnancial analyst at Empire Valuation Consultants. He lives in Rochester, New York, with his wife, Lucia Abaunza McLain ’07 . Elise Yablonsky ’07 was named as one of the Top 25 Under 35 Movers & Shakers for 2016 in Northeast Ohio by the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club. Kyle Jackson ’08 has been promoted to the instructional leadership team at Rochester Preparatory Academy. Sarah Krchnavy ’08 joined Uber- Advanced Technology Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in August 2015 as map production manager.

Courtney Nicolai Guzy ’97 has been named executive director/CEO for The Hiram House Camp in Moreland Hills, Ohio. Courtney also earned her master’s degree in positive

organizational development and change from Case Western Reserve

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