Commerce and Community: April 16, 2013
Ballston Spa foundation gets $2K in grants
BALLSTON SPA — The Ballston Spa Education Foundation (BSEF) was the recent recipient of $1,000 in funds from Stewart’s Holiday Match program. The Stewart’s Foundation has been a supporter of the education foundation through the years.
Also, a donation of $1,000 was made to the education foundation’s annual appeal by American Legion Post 234 of Ballston Spa.
The board of directors of the BSEF has expressed its gratitude to these two major donors for their support of the foundation’s mission of educational enrichment for the students of Ballston Spa schools.
Ellis chooses Zittel for trustee board
SCHENECTADY — Ellis Medicine has elected Barbara Zittel to its volunteer board of trustees. Trustees are elected to three-year terms, while officers serve in their position for one year.
The board of trustees provides governance for Ellis Medicine, and oversees management of the hospital’s property, business, and affairs.
Zittel served as executive secretary to the State Board for Nursing in Albany. In this capacity she provided leadership, including process improvement measures. She was responsible for licensure, scope of practice and discipline for approximately 340,000 registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nurse practitioners. Zittel also worked as the associate director of nursing education at New York State Nurses Association and as nursing instructor at Russell Sage College and Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in Troy.
Zittel earned a doctor of philosophy in educational psychology from the State University of New York at Albany, a master’s in nursing education from Russell Sage College, Troy, and bachelor’s degree in nursing from the State University of New York at Albany.
She was honored with Albany County’s Executive’s Volunteer Award in May 2012 and an Honorary Recognition Award by both the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) and New York Organization of Nurse Executives (NYONE) in 2011. She has authored publications for the Journal of Nursing Regulation, Journal of Nursing Administration and Nursing Leadership: A Concise Encyclopedia.
Former Albany Med director tapped
ALBANY — With more than three decades of experience in the health care field — including clinical practice, management, and health policy — John Morley, M.D., has joined the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) as vice president for clinical affairs. In this position, Dr. Morley will help facilitate health care providers’ transitions in key health care delivery reform.
Morley’s area of focus will include the implementation of best practices and new models of care, health care management, population health, and encouraging physician engagement.
He received his bachelor of science degree in biology from Iona College, medical degree from St. George’s University in Grenada, with a residency in anesthesiology, followed by a critical care fellowship at Cooper University Hospital.
Dr. Morley trained in internal medicine at Albany Medical Center and had fellowships in infectious disease and pulmonary/critical care. At Albany Medical Center, he served as associate medical director and medical director. From 2005-2011, Morley served as medical director for the Office of Health Systems Management in the New York State Department of Health. Most recently he served as deputy chief medical officer for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.
Dr. Morley is replacing HANYS’ current vice president for clinical affairs, Jerry Salkowe, M.D., who is relocating out of state.
Law firm hires three litigators
ALBANY — Jackson Lewis, a national workplace law firm, has added three experienced litigators to its Albany office. Partner and Albany native William J. Anthony, chairman of the firm’s Class Actions and Complex Litigation Practice Group, has returned to his home state after practicing in the firm’s Hartford, Conn., Morristown, N.J. and San Francisco offices over the past 24 years. He is joined by Clemente J. Parente, an experienced Albany litigator who was formerly with Crane & Parente, and associate Kristi M. Rich, an Albany native who formerly practiced out of Jackson Lewis’ Hartford office.
• Anthony is a past president of the Connecticut Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity and currently serves on its board of directors. He has been selected for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers since 2006 and listed in the Chambers USA Legal Guide as a “Leader in his Field” from 2010-2012. In addition, he was recently included in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in America and received the Hartford Business Journal’s Leadership in Diversity Award in 2010.
Anthony earned his bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and graduated from Boston University School of Law. He resides in Loudonville with his wife and children.
• Parente has over 20 years of experience in general litigation, restrictive covenants in non-compete agreements, and construction issues, including prevailing wage matters. Parente has successfully tried jury and non-jury trials as well as matters before numerous arbitration and mediation panels.
Mr. Parente served as hearing officer for the New York State Racing and Wagering Board and chairperson for the Albany County Ethics Commission. He received his J.D. from Albany Law School and bachelor’s degree from Alfred University. He resides in Bethlehem with his wife and children.
• Rich focuses her practice on employment litigation and preventive counseling. She regularly represents employers in numerous forums, including state and federal courts and administrative agencies. She also assists employers in preparing employee handbooks and policies and procedures.
Rich is a recipient of the American Bar Association/Bureau of National Affairs Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law. She received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and her J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.