Program and services director named
North Central Sight Services Inc. recently announced Tracy Haas, of Williamsport, has been named programs and services director. Haas, according to a news release, will oversee all functions of the agency's prevention of blindness and social services programs.
Haas is taking over for Heather Engle, who has accepted the community educator position at the agency.
Formerly the marketing outreach and referral development coordinator at Albright Life, Haas served as a community liaison and developed communications and cohesive marketing strategies to support the organization's mission, the news release said.
"We are delighted to have Tracy join our dynamic team. Tracy brings a rare combination of empathy and business sense that will help us to grow and strengthen our programs and services," said Robert Garrett, NCSS president and CEO.
Haas is a graduate of Lycoming College. An active volunteer in the community, she was named Volunteer of the Year by the Lycoming County United Way in 2011. She also is involved in the Junior League of Williamsport, the Animal Care Sanctuary, Favors Forward Foundation, and the West Branch Human Resource Society.
North Central Sight Services Inc. provides support services to about 650 clients in Lycoming, Clinton, Sullivan, Tioga, Centre, Bradford, Potter and Susquehanna counties.
for political work
Janet Ingalls VanDine, Mill Creek Township, has been accepted into the Anne B. Anstine Excellence in Public Service Series, class of 2014.
The Anne B. Anstine Excellence in Public Service Series is an annual professional leadership program. The Anstine Series, a news release said, aims to provide Republican women with the background, skill set and network to assume decision-making positions at all levels of government, in the community and in the party structure.
Founded in 2002 by Christine Toretti, state Republican National Committeewoman, the Anstine Series has over 200 women alumni serving in various capacities in PA State Government, both elected and appointed.
The opening reception for the Anstine Series was held Thursday 19 September at the Harrisburg Civic Club, in Harrisburg.
VanDine is an officer of the PA Federation of Republican Women, a Lycoming County Committeewoman and a board member of the Williamsport Lycoming County Council of Republican Women. Mrs. VanDine also is a candidate for Mill Creek Township Supervisor.
VanDine is married to Robert W. VanDine and they have twin daughters, Dorothy and Ellen, both of whom are juniors in college. VanDine is a graduate of Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., serving as an alumni representative for the College. She also is a member of St. Boniface Church in Williamsport, serving as lector and Eucharistic Minister.
The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants recognized area resident Troy Cannode, CPA, with a Young Leaders Award for 2013-2014. He received this distinction for demonstrated leadership skills that will propel his success in a profession committed to protecting the public interest.
Cannode, of Williamsport, is a senior with Klein and Rizzo Inc. in Williamsport. Cannode is a member of the institute's North Central Chapter Cooperation with the Bar, Schools and Colleges, and Emerging CPAs committees.
The institute's Young Leaders Award program recognizes members under the age of 40 who demonstrate their commitment to the accounting profession through active institute or community volunteer efforts.
"Our young CPAs represent the future of the profession as well as the PICPA," said PICPA President Robert F. Firely Jr., CPA. "Troy has been recognized by his peers as a leader in the PICPA who will shape our profession and make a difference in our community."