Former Philadelphia City Solicitor Shelley R. Smith has joined Archer & Greiner P.C., Philadelphia, as a partner. Smith has represented the city and the mayor's office in more than 60 federal trials and policy matters.
University of the Sciences president Paul Katz has hired Patricia Vanston as vice president for business development and enrollment management and Valerie Weil, as chief operating officer. Both served with Katz at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, where Vanston was associate dean for program and business development, and Weil as associate dean for finance, administration, and operations.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadelphia, has hired Janine Scaff as vice president and chief development officer. She had been interim vice president, Institutional Advancement and External Affairs at the City University of New York. Also, Nicole Juday Rhoads has joined as director of giving. She had been project manager at Greater Philadelphia Gardens.
TheVillage, a Rosemont provider of trauma-informed care and child services for nearly 140 years, has promoted Jory Barrad to vice president-development and marketing, from director of development and marketing. Also, Jack Cavanaugh has been named vice president of operations. He will retain his role as chief financial officer.
Sustainable Energy Fund, Allentown, has hired Nichole Smith as marketing manager. Smith previously worked as an advertising and marketing Artist at the Media Arts Group, the in-house agency at the Morning Call newspaper in Allentown. The nonprofit assists energy users in overcoming financial, educational, and regulatory barriers to a sustainable energy future.
Nicole Martin has been hired as director of quality and compliance for Marlton-based Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. Martin succeeds Samaritan's vice president of quality and compliance, Barbara Sheppard, who is retiring.
Jefferson Health, Philadelphia, has hired surgeon Howard Todd Massey as surgical director, cardiac transplant program at Jefferson Health, and cardiologist Andrew Boyle as medical director of advanced heart failure. Massey and Boyle will lead Jefferson's team of transplant surgeons and cardiologists. Massey had been chief of adult cardiac surgery and the director of cardiac transplant at the University of Louisville. Boyle had been medical director of advanced heart failure at the Piedmont Heart Institute in Atlanta.
The French International School of Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd, has named Kathleen Kotchick head of school. Kotchick served as Interim Co-Head alongside Catherine Kosman during the 2015-16 school year. The School is a not-for-profit, independent school, offering bilingual instruction in French and English.
The public radio station WXPN has named Canadian broadcaster Talia Schlanger as contributing host and radio producer, effective Oct. 3. She is a host/interviewer/writer for Canadian Broadcasting Corp. TV and radio programs and is host, writer, and technical producer of CBC Radio 2's Weekend Morning.
Miriam S. Edelstein has joined Reed Smith LLP, practicing in both the Philadelphia and New York offices as an associate in the firm's Labor & Employment Group. Edelstein had been the director of strategic partner programs for Lambda Legal.
Macquarie Group's Delaware Investments, Philadelphia, has hired Gabriel Wallach as portfolio manager in the firm's Global Ex-U.S. Equity team. With nearly 24 years of emerging markets equities experience, Wallach had been a portfolio manager at North Grove Capital, a company he founded. Before North Grove Capital, Wallach was chief investment officer of global emerging markets equities at BNP Paribas Investment Partners/Fortis Investments.
Eric Eichenwald has joined the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as the new chief of the division of neonatology in the department of pediatrics. Eichenwald is also a professor of pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and will hold the Thomas Frederick McNair Scott endowed chair at CHOP. He most recently served as chair of pediatrics and chief of neonatology at the University of Texas, Houston.
The accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP has promoted several team members in the Philadelphia business unit: John J. Leahan to manager from senior accountant, Philadelphia; Adrienne N. Larmett to consulting manager in Philadelphia from senior consultant; James W. Schoppe to consulting manager from senior consultant; Matthew J. Clark to manager in the small-business tax group in Philadelphia from senior accountant; Kristen Yurkavage Stanchak to senior manager from manager in the Wilkes-Barre office; and Rita M. Price to senior manager from manager in the Cherry Hill office.
Jamie Moss has been hired as chief operating officer of CRF Health, a Plymouth Meeting health-care technology company. He had been head of engineering capability for QinetiQ's Air Division and COO for Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training.
Carrie Kitchen-Santiago has been hired as executive director for Community Learning Center, a nonprofit provider of high school equivalency and workforce development education for low-income adults in Philadelphia. She had been chief operations officer at Broad Street Ministry in Philadelphia.
Dan Sobrinski has been promoted to vice president and sustainability solutions leader of the sustainability and energy practice at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a Bethlehem engineering and professional services organization. He had been practice leader.
CTG, a Buffalo information-technology company, has promoted Robert Barras as vice president in its Philadelphia office. He had been managing director of CTG's East Region.
Source4Teachers, a Cherry Hill educational staffing and management company, has hired James Barnett as senior vice president of sales. He had been vice president of sales for Richardson, a provider of sales effectiveness training and consulting.
Adam Brown has joined Stradley Ronon as a litigation associate in its Philadelphia office. Brown had been an associate at DLA Piper LLP in Philadelphia.
Geoffrey Young has been hired as vice president, engineering, at IntegriChain, a Philadelphia health-care technology company. Young had been vice president, engineering, at CloudMine.
Capehart Scatchard, Mount Laurel, has hired Keith E. Nagy and Daniela C. Vizcarra as associates in the firm's workers' compensation department. Nagy had been an associate at Buckley Theroux Kline & Petraske LLC in Princeton and Vizcarra came to the firm directly from law school. - Mike Zebe