Alumni Class Notes, June 2019

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Alumni Class Notes, June 2019

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Joseph C. O’Laughlin, D.O. ’71, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, was honored by the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Physicians for 40 years of service to the citizens of Michigan. O’Laughlin served as chief of Gastroenterology at Regional Medical Center, co-founded the Tri-County Center for Endoscopy and Surgery in Clinton Township, Michigan, and served as clinical associate professor of Medicine at Michigan State University. O’Laughlin performed more than 60,000 diagnostic and interventional gastrointestinal endoscopies during his career.

Melinda Ghilardi ’80, Dunmore, of Munley Law, will serve a three-year term as the unit county governor on the Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors. Ghilardi’s term began in May 2019.

Mary Andrews Brown ’81, Maplewood, New Jersey, was one of this year’s four inductees into the DTC Advertising Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is designed to honor individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in the advancement of direct-to-consumer marketing.

Timothy Fox ’89, Fleetwood, earned his Ph.D. in Leadership from Alvernia University.

Anthony P. Trozzolillo ’84, Scranton, was selected for inclusion in 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List. Trozzolillo was selected in the category of Personal Injury, General: Defense.

Michelle Lindsey Karedes ’89, Endicott, New York, was promoted to senior director of Strategic Facility Planning at United Health Services. During her 20 years at the region’s largest health system, she has held a range of positions in management including most recently the system director of Oncology Services.

Joanna Prokosch Zucker ’92, Scottsdale, Arizona, joined PCA Skin Care, a Colgate Palmolive subsidiary, as their chief executive officer.

Christopher D. Pavuk ’94, Peckville, was selected for inclusion in 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List. Pavuk was selected in the category of workers’ compensation.

Christopher J. Williams ’94, Roseville, California, graduated on May 30 from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a Doctor in Educational Leadership (DEL). His capstone (dissertation) concentrated on addressing chronic absenteeism within the context of the school district as an ecological system.

Timothy M. Gallen ’96, Hatfield, was appointed to the Finance Committee for the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, beginning September 2019.

Jennifer Menichini ’02, Pittston Township, a lawyer with the firm Joyce, Carmody and Moran PC, became the chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division in May.

Rachel Trommelen Wellons ’02, New Orleans, Louisiana, has been elected to the position of chair-elect for the Vestibular Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT). She will serve in this position during 2019-2020 and then move into the chair position in July 2020. Wellons is an assistant professor of Clinical Physical Therapy at LSU Heath.

Colin J. O’Boyle ’04, Plymouth Meeting, a shareholder at Elliott Greenleaf PC in Blue Bell, became the chair-elect of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division at the conclusion of the association’s annual meeting in May 2019.

David M. Linhares ’13, Scranton, was recently promoted to client delivery director for Conifer Health Solutions based in Frisco, Texas. Linhare will have both client services management and revenue cycle performance responsibilities for one of the company’s largest clients, Tenet Healthcare. Tenet Healthcare currently operates 65 acute care hospitals nationwide.


Louis R. Pettinato ’54, Old Forge
Robert P. Holland ’56, Alpharetta, Georgia
Gregory J. Provell ’56,
Toms River, New Jersey
Sylvester Chapa ’57,
Donald T. Hall ’62, Scranton
Bernard J. Walsh ’64,
Leonard A. Gallo ’70,
Denise Christie Anhalt ’87,
Linda Bogle Thorbahn ’87, Malvern


A son, Lucius Enrico, to Greg and Jeanette Hand Archetto ’99, Warminster
A daughter, Kassia, to Chris ’08 andAllison Martyn Samuels ’08, Centennial, Colorado
A son, Evan Joseph, to Joseph ’08 and Kaitlyn O’Connor Yourkavitch ’09, G12, Reading
A daughter, Lily Josephine, to Paul ’12, G’12 and Kristin Leccese Luongo ’12, G’13, Scranton

Morgan Mayenschein ’12
to Ryan Caviston ’15, G’17
Alexis Ribeiro ’15 
to John Spadaro ’14

Friends' Deaths

Dianne Chapa, wife of Thaddeus Chapa ’62

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