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Thiri Bickel, M.D., has joined Geisinger Holy Spirit Primary Care. Bickel earned her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and she holds a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University. She is board certified in family medicine.

Stephanie Chaplinski-Kane has joined Jacqueline L. Powell & Associates, Inc. as a financial adviser. Chaplinski-Kane has worked in the financial services industry for more than a decade and maintains the professional credentials FINRA Series 7, 6, 63, and 66 securities registrations.

Laura Egan, CRNP, has joined Urology of Central PA. Egan received her Bachelor of Arts in communications/journalism and minor in art from Alvernia College; associate’s degree in nursing from Harrisburg Area Community College; and Master of Science in nursing, family nurse practitioner from Widener University.

Kayla Kressler, MA, was recently named director of prevention programs for Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance. Kressler, a former clinical supervisor and program site director at Blueprints for Addiction Recovery, will direct PFSA’s services to a network of statewide affiliated agencies.

Kareemah Mayer has been hired by Barley Snyder as an attorney in the Employment Practice Group. She received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. While at Pitt, she was the president of the Student Bar Association.

Kati Rye has earned her funeral director license and has been hired by The Buch Family of Funeral Homes. Over the past year, Rye interned at Buch Funeral Home, refining her funeral director skills and assisting with the day-to-day tasks of running a funeral home.

Sandra L. Meilton, an attorney with Daley Zucker Meilton & Miner, LLC, was selected to The Best Lawyers in America for her work in family law and family law mediation. She was also recognized as one of the 2019 Lawyer of the Year Award recipients for the same practice areas.

Kathryn L. Simpson, attorney with Mette, Evans & Woodside, was recently appointed to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape board of directors. The mission of PCAR is to work to end sexual violence and advocate for the rights and needs of all sexual assault victims.