Luzerne County Community College

LCCC CIS ADVISORY BOARDS MEET-Luzerne County Community College recently held a meeting of its Computer Information Systems (CIS) advisory boards. The mission of the CIS advisory boards is to ensure that the College’s programs remain up-to-date so LCCC graduates are best prepared to enter the workforce with the skills that are required by employers. The advisory boards are comprised of five academic program areas including computer information systems/programming, court reporting, health information management, office information technology, and web and mobile development technology. The advisory boards include faculty, administrators, students, and industry professionals. This year’s focus was on program outreach. Shown are members of the advisory boards, front from left: Shirley Yanovich, professor and chair, CIS, LCCC; Bob Dushok, director, enterprise systems and computer labs, LCCC; John Toronzi, Mountain Top, Luzerne County Courthouse; Jessica Holt, owner, Holt Steno Services; Rose Lackenmier, Mountain Top, director, IT business application services, TMG Health; Karla Porter, HR recruiter, Evergreen Companies, Inc.; Janine Hennigan, HR director, LCTA; Angela Lynch, billing supervisor, Medical Oncology Associates of Wyoming Valley; Rebecca Balent, administrative purchasing coordinator, Letica Corporation; and Patti Fayash, inpatient medical coder, St. Mary Medical Center. Row two: Karen Dessoye, Mountain Top, instructor, court reporting, LCCC; Tara Russo, freelance reporter, Penn Scribe; Karin Volpitta, freelance reporter, Penn Scribe; Carrie Kaufman, freelance reporter; Alice Skiro, Mountain Top, senior manager human resources, Navient; Keith Novack, web director, Net Driven; Johnathan Suda, programmer/developer, Golden Technologies; John Megargell, director, tech support,;David Watkins, president, LCCC Computer Club; and Sheila Gionfriddo, coordinator, CIS, LCCC. Row three: Darren Treat, developer/designer, Celibri; Tom Ranella, Geisinger; Angela Hunsinger, court reporter, Lackawanna County Courthouse; Nancy Pevec, executive assistant, Prudential; Zachary Seprish, vice president, LCCC Computer Club; Rhonda Koch, freelance court reporter; Patty Seliga, chief nursing officer, Moses Taylor Hospital; Joseph Bilski, service desk administrator, UGI Utilities, Inc.; Daniel Fierman, president, Medical Financial Services; and David Matcho, web programmer, Leader Services. Row four: Mark Choman, professor, CIS, LCCC; Jean Kresge, senior coding analyst, Health Management Systems; Jana Koval, lead tech, Giant Rx; Marianne Ostrowsky, professor, CIS, LCCC; Dr. Cheryl Lesser, vice president, academic affairs, LCCC; Patrick Brice, TMG Health; and Jason Gogola, Leader Services. Back: Craig Bound, IT manager, Borton-Lawson; Earl Weidner, assistant professor, CIS, LCCC; Leslie Dotzel, coding manager, Geisinger Health System; Lee Lispi, manager, architecture, Metro; Tim Corey, senior developer, DeGarno; Sean Bromiley, programmer, Guard Insurance Group; Jason Washo, principal, Sho Technology Solution; R. J. Davis, software developer, Channel Ape; Shawn Karnoski, app developer manager, Benco Dental; and Kevin Granville, Forest CEO, Cracked Innovations.