New home development coordinator
Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity has announced the recent appointment of Ana White as the organization's Home Development Coordinator. White had previously served as the Client Care Coordinator for Comfort Keepers.
In her new position, White will organize fundraising for construction activities, oversee build grants, serve as the liaison on various committees, work with and develop ongoing volunteer activities, maintain all construction administration, assist with the annual campaign and continue to foster relationships within the community.
"At Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity our vision is to have a community in which everyone has a decent place to live. We call it putting our faith into action." said Bob Hickox, executive director.
Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity partners with families in need to own decent, affordable homes. Habitat homes are rehabilitated or built primarily with volunteers using money contributed by supporters. These families have to go through a selection process that includes income verification, seeing if they are credit worthy and financially responsible. Families who qualify for Habitat homes pay their mortgage back over a 30-year period with no interest. They are also required to work 250 hours for each adult in the household as sweat equity, with 100 hours working on their own home. These are hard-working families with a real need who work with volunteers not only to build homes, but to build strong relationships and give back to the community they live in.
"I am excited to take this position with habitat to work in any way I can to help serve a base of families in our community in need of housing and continue Habitat for Humanity's home-building goals." White said.
White, who resides in Williamsport with her husband, Peter, and four sons, has served in volunteer capacities for the American Cancer Society, served on the Alumni Board at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and is a member of her vestry at Christ Episcopal Church.
As a non-profit, Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity operates with a small staff which calls for tireless work on their part and committed volunteers are an important piece and are vitally important. Habitat relies on significant and continuing support from the community to meet the mission of eliminating substandard housing in the community. "We are happy to welcome Ana White to our team," said Bob Hickox.
Industry group's board picks leaders
The Marcellus Shale Coalition recently announced that Chesapeake Energy Corp. vice president of government affairs Dave Spigelmyer was re-elected as the organization's chairman. Randy Albert, chief operating officer for gas operations for CONSOL Energy; Scott Roy, vice president of government and regulatory affairs for Range Resources Corp., and John Mollenkopf, senior vice president and chief operating officer, MarkWest Energy Partners were re-elected as vice chairman, treasurer and secretary, respectively.
In addition to the officers, the MSC announced that the following individuals will serve as 2013 executive board members: Dave Cannon, deputy general counsel for government and environmental affairs for EQT Corp.; Jeff Kupfer, senior adviser for policy and government affairs for Chevron; Heather Lamparter, vice president for legal matters for EXCO Resources, LLC.; Craig Mayer; general counsel for Pennsylvania General Energy; Gary Smith, vice president and general manager for EOG Resources; Jack Williams, president for XTO Energy
The following members of the Board of Directors were elected by their peers to serve as at-large members of the Executive Board: John Bonn, president of NiSource Midstream Services; and Terry Bossert, senior vice president for environment and regulatory affairs for Chief Oil & Gas.
"It's an honor to be re-elected by my colleagues to serve another term as chair of this growing and vibrant organization. As a Clearfield County native and lifelong resident of the Commonwealth, our work aimed at revitalizing our region's economy, especially our manufacturing sector, while providing Pennsylvania families and businesses with access to clean and affordable natural gas is deeply personal," said Spigelmyer. "As an organization, we remain committed to engaging communities and key stakeholders across the region in a fact-based dialogue about responsible natural gas development and ensuring we have the rigor in our rules and laws to keep our industry world-class in environmental compliance."
3 saluted for years
Three Citizens & Northern Bank employees have been recognized for a combined 70 years of service to the financial institution.
Recognized during the November service awards luncheon were:Sandy McNeal, East Smithfield office manager, 25 years. Ginger Reap, Athens office manager, 35 years. Keith Vandegrift, network engineer in the Wellsboro office, 10 years.
Service awards luncheons are held regularly and hosted by C&N Chairman, President and CEO Charles H. Updegraff, Jr. In 2012, C&N recognized 27 employees for a total of 515 years of service to Citizens & Northern Bank.
District office picks
Brian Hendrickson, district safety coordinator, has been named the state Department of Transportation district office Employee of the Month for December 2012.
"Hendrickson is enthusiastic about his position," the news release said. "He uses common sense and his love for people to show genuine caring for employees' safety."
According to a news release, he is open discussions with employees on close calls and complacency in safety. Hendrickson treats employees with respect, which puts a positive spin on being safe instead of a negative.
He has a vision of employees taking safety seriously and being accountable for the safety of the entire team, the news release said. While reviewing accidents and causes, he focuses on the corrective actions. He evaluates their work processes and work areas and provides recommendations to make both safer.
Hendrickson helped set up the district safety day, which was a success. He has made huge strides, the news release said, in meeting with county safety committees, helping them to set up goals, reminding them of their commitments and assisting them in achieving their goals.
Brian Hendrickson, a two-year PennDOT employee, lives in Danville with his wife Beth Ann and their three children, Brent, Brianna and Benjamin.