RETIRING: Stephen Fineman, CLU, CHFC, LUTCF and a representative with the Prudential Insurance Co. of America's Cleveland Agency, recently retired after 32 years of service.
Fineman provided insurance and financial services to customers in Mid-America Territory since joining Prudential in 1979.
Taking over the office, located at 517 Broadway, Suite 204, East Liverpool, is Nikolas Kamarados, a certified financial planner. Fineman will stay on as a marketing assistant in the East Liverpool office to provide continuing service to the clientele.
Kamarados, a financial planner with Prudential Penn Agency in Pittsburgh, also has a private office at 929 Main St., Follansbee. He can be reached at (330) 386-9790 and (304)748-3156.
MOTIVATION: Cindy's Fusion Fitness, located at 971 Main St., Follansbee, is recognizing the unique needs of older adults in the community by partnering with the nationally recognized Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program.
Cindy's Fusion Fitness is helping older adults increase their levels of physical activity while motivating them to remain active. SilverSneakers is the nation's leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults and is available at no additional cost through many Medicare health plans, Medicare supplement carriers and group retiree plans.
"Research points to the significant health benefits of regular exercise for older adults," says Tammy Calvert, SilverSneakers account manager. "In addition to helping our members stay physically healthy, SilverSneakers also offers a great way for them to socialize, meet new friends and have fun."
With the SilverSneakers premier network, members receive access to a variety of participating locations throughout the country, including Cindy's Fusion Fitness. This location offers the signature SilverSneakers group exercise classes, which are designed exclusively for older adults, and taught by certified instructors. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 5 p.m.
HONORED: Sonya Todd, QMHS, was named Jefferson Behavioral Health System Employee of the Month for October 2011.
She has been employed as a case manager with the CPST program at Jefferson Behavioral Health System since September 2008.
Founded in 1962, Jefferson Behavioral Health System offers a comprehensive array of mental health and drug and alcohol counseling, consultation and education services to individuals and organizations within the Jefferson County community.
Anthony Sheposh is chief executive officer of Jefferson Behavioral Health System.
APPOINTED: Bethany College alumna Ashley Kanotz has been appointed director of alumni and parent relations.
Kanotz graduated magna cum laude from Bethany in 2006 with a degree in history. She earned her master's degree in 19th century American history from Duquesne University in 2008. She has worked with the Heinz History Center's Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village and the Washington County Historical Society.
As a student at Bethany, Kanotz was involved in academic and student life programs, giving her an extensive understanding of campus concerns. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, serving as philanthropy chair and vice president.
Kanotz can be contacted at email@example.com or by calling (304) 829-7299.