People in business

Hospital board selects chairman, vice chairman

Evangelical Community Hospital has announced new board appointments and re-elections. John Meckley has been elected as chairman of the board of directors until 2019. R. Brooks Gronlund has been elected vice chairman of the board until 2019 and has been re-elected to the class of 2020.

Joining Gronlund in the Class of 2020 re-elections are: Timothy Apple, director of sales for Bimbo Bakeries USA; Roger Haddon, president and CEO of Sunbury Broadcasting Corp.; Jeff Kapsar, president and CEO of Mifflinburg Bank and Trust Co.; and psychoanalyst Linda Korb, of Milton.

New to the board by way of nomination of the medical staff is Dr. David Zelechoski. Zelechsoki will serve a three-year term as a medical staff representative to the board of directors, class of 2020. He joins Dr. Janice Omlor and Dr. Shawn McGlaughlin, who also serve in this capacity.

Meckley, of Milton, has been a member of the board since April 2010. He has served as chairman of the bylaws committee and as co-chair of the finance committee. He has also served on the audit, development, compensation, and executive committees. He served as vice-chairman of the board for the past two years and led the board in developing the hospital’s most recent strategic plan.

Meckley is an attorney specializing in corporate and transactional law. Having practiced for nearly 20 years with the Wall Street firm, Skadden Arps, Meckley now consults privately with clients on various business matters. He holds a law degree from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., where he graduated first in his class, and a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College, Carlisle, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In addition to his service on the hospital board, Meckley has served as president of the Milton Historical Society, chairman of Milton’s Bicentennial, chairman of the Milton Panther Education Foundation, president of the Susquehanna Council Boy Scouts of America and vice president of the Milton Public Library.

Gronlund, of Lewisburg, has been a member of the board since January 2010. He currently serves on the strategic steering, bylaws, and IT task force committees.

Gronlund is president and chief operating officer and third-generation owner of Wood-Mode Inc., of Kreamer. He has prior experience working for Philips Medical Systems and Agilent Technologies, in Andover, Massachusetts. and Hewlett-Packard in San Diego, California. Gronlund holds both a master of business administration and master of engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, class of 1995 and a bachelor’s in engineering from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, Class of 1990. He is also a graduate of Lewisburg Area High School, Class of 1986.

In addition to his service on the hospital board, Gronlund serves on the board of Wood-Mode and as President and Founder of The Green Dragon Foundation — a local education foundation benefitting the students of the Lewisburg Area School District. He is also a member and serves on the finance committee of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Lewisburg and is a former board member of Geisinger Health Plan, Danville.

Zelechoski is a primary care physician of internal medicine of Evangelical and has served at that practice since 2002. He received his doctorate from Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, in 1986. He completed his internal medicine residency at Geisinger Medical Center in 1989. He is currently serving as medical director of the Diabetes Center of Evangelical and cardiopulmonary services. He is also the chairman of the department of medicine.

Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs over 1,700 individuals and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients, and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland, and Lycoming counties.

Bank names new

vice president

Richard A. Grafmyre, CEO of Penns Woods Bancorp. Inc. has announced the promotion of Stephanie A. Coburn to vice president and human resources manager for Penns Woods Bancorp. Inc.

Coburn graduated from Lock Haven University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and has her professional in human resources and Society of Human Resource Management professional certifications as well as 26 years of experience in the industry.

“Stephanie has been instrumental in the growth of Penns Woods Bancorp. Inc. through her contributions in the human resources department and ability to think ‘outside the box’ concerning company recruitment, growth, and incentives,” Grafmyre said, according to a news release. “We’re looking forward to the continued value she will bring to Penns Woods in her new role as we move forward.”

Outside of her career with Penns Woods Bancorp., Coburn belongs to the Society of Human Resource Management and the West Branch Human Resources Society. Coburn was also accepted to Tulane University Law School this Fall, where she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in labor and employment law.

Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc. is the $1.4 billion parent company of Jersey Shore State Bank and Luzerne Bank. Jersey Shore State Bank operates fifteen branch offices providing financial services in Lycoming, Clinton, Centre, Montour and Union counties.

Group selects

2 directors

Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity has announced the appointment of two new administrative staff. Alice Schuster has assumed the responsibilities of executive director and Katherine “Katie” McCaslin is Habitat’s new program director.

Schuster joined Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity’s board of directors in March 2017 and transitioned into the position of interim executive director in August. Approved for the position permanently during Habitat’s September board of directors meeting, Schuster is responsible for the effective and efficient management of the financial, operational, and administrative components of Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity. She provides leadership in the areas of strategic planning, fiscal control, fundraising, grant writing, construction, and staff supervision.

McCaslin joined the Habitat team in May 2017 as the ReStore’s assistant manager. In her new program director role, McCaslin works with community organizations and volunteers to support Habitat’s home construction activities, supports the family services committee in selecting eligible homeowners, and conducts outreach to promote Habitat’s programs and mission. McCaslin also supports Habitat’s ReStore by soliciting and managing product donations from area businesses and the community.

“Our organization is very excited to have Alice and Katie in these roles,” said Greg Bell, chairman of the Greater Lycoming Habitat Board, according to a news release. “Both Alice and Katie have a wealth of experience and passion for helping other people, and are committed to Habitat’s mission. Habitat has served our community for over three decades and looks forward to continuing its work in our area.”

Consistent with Habitat for Humanity International’s mission, Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity partners with future homeowners and volunteers to build decent, affordable housing for low to moderate-income families. Volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials support construction efforts, and Habitat homes are then sold to partner families at no profit, financed with affordable, no-interest loans.

Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, located at 335 Rose St., Williamsport, accepts and sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to support its mission and outreach activities.