University Cardiovascular Associates
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Dr. Philip J. O’Donnell, a cardiologist with University Cardiovascular Associates in Martinsburg, recently was awarded diplomate status with the American Board of Clinical Lipidology, or ABCL.
The ABCL is a nonprofit certifying organization dedicated to reducing morbidity and mortality from cholesterol disorders and related disease by assessing qualifications and certifying knowledge of professionals in lipid management.
Professionals in lipid management, or “lipidologists,” specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cholesterol disorders known as dyslipidemia, which might cause atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.
O’Donnell is one of 600 physicians nationwide to achieve the certification.
To obtain diplomate status with the ABCL, O’Donnell completed a range of continuing medical education requirements and successfully passed a rigorous examination. He has extensive training in cholesterol management, cardiovascular risk assessment and intervention.
This month, O’Donnell and University Cardiovascular Associates will team up with WVU Hospitals-East to launch a new heart disease and stroke-prevention screening program. The first screening date is Feb. 29.
For more information, call 304-596-5750.
Kent Nutrition Group
Jeremy Ruckman recently was promoted to plant manager at Kent Nutrition Group — Feed Division.
He joined the company in 1997 as a packer operator, holding a variety of positions since then, most recently as production manager.
Ruckman is a native of Waynesboro, Pa., and served four years in the U.S. military. He and his family live in Greencastle, Pa.
The Kent Nutrition Group Inc., a division of Muscatine Foods Corp., headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, serves customers through its pet products and animal feed divisions. The feed division, operating throughout the Midwest, mid-Atlantic, Northeast and New York, has pioneered the development of innovative products, feeding concepts and programs to improve efficiency and performance in animal nutrition.
Leadership Washington County
Tara Horst has been named the full-time executive director for Leadership Washington County, a position that previously was part-time.
In her new capacity, Horst will lead the day-to-day operations of the organization, including the planning and administration of programs to develop leadership in the community. She also will maintain fiscal and budgetary accountability for the organization, and will seek new sources of funding and resources to support Leadership Washington County and its goals.
The executive director also is responsible for coordinating public-relations efforts and participating in community activities.
Horst was a faculty member at Mount St. Mary’s University from 2000-07 and at the John L. Grove College of Business at Shippensburg (Pa.) University from 2007-10. She earned an undergraduate degree in education and a Masters of Business Administration, both from Frostburg State University, and a doctorate in adult education from Penn State University.
She graduated from Leadership Washington County as part of Class 21 in 2008.
Business People - Feb. 19
Dr. Philip J. O¿Donnell (Submitted photo)