Lynne M. Smith has been named assistant vice president and tax officer for the Citizens and Northern Trust and Financial Management Group. In her new position, she is responsible for income, gift and estate tax planning, administration and return preparation. She is working from the Wellsboro office.
Smith holds her bachelors degree from Elmira College. Prior to joining the Citizens and Northern Trust and Financial Management Group she worked as a staff accountant at Parente Beard LLC and controller at Wolfe Communication Systems Inc.
Smith is a member of the state Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is a member of the board of the Wellsboro Montessori Children's Center and treasurer for the Wellsboro Swim Team.
Smith and her husband, Douglas, have two children and live in Wellsboro.
Nurse is employee
of the month
Heidi Kauffman, registered nurse, was elected by her peers as the November employee of the Month at Watsontown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center located at 245 E. Eighth St., Watsontown.
Kauffman was nominated for her dedication to the residents and the staff she works with. Her kind heart and true dedication to the residents and the staff she works with is a great example of the commitment to quality care at Watsontown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Kauffman resides in Forest Hill and went to Milton High School and Luzerne County Community College. She has two children, Lucas and Lydia. Heidi resides with her boyfriend Justin and his two children Lane and Lyla. They enjoy spending time with their family and their dog Bruzer.
She also is a member of the Turbot Township Fire Co.
2 join staff of law firm
Steinbacher and Stahl has brought two new employees into their expanding elder care and special needs planning law firm.
Shelley Matisz has joined the firm as an estate administration paralegal, working within the estate administration team. She attended California University of Pennsylvania in the social work program, and recently graduated with distinction from Pennsylvania College of Technology, with an associate degree in paralegal studies. While at Penn College, Matisz was awarded the Lepley, Engleman and Yaw academic achievement award for highest grade point average. She is a member of the Lambda Epsilon Chi National Paralegal Honor Society. She lives in Lock Haven with her husband Drew.
Michelle Smith has been hired as receptionist and administrative assistant. In this position, Smith will welcome all who visit the office of Steinbacher and Stahl, or who call with scheduling needs. In addition to her front desk responsibilities, Smith contributes to the work of the firm through a wide range of tasks in her capacity as administrative assistant. She brings more than 24 years of related experience to this position and enjoys the opportunity to assist the firm in facilitating solutions to client needs. Smith has many interests, including gardening and crafting, and lives in South Williamsport with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.