Robert Kertis, MBA, FHFMA, Appointed Brook Lane Chief Financial Officer

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Robert Kertis joined the Brook Lane staff as Chief Financial Officer on June 7, 2021. “I really believe in Brook Lane’s mission,” says Bob. “Because of the varied experience I’ve gained from working in the health care arena over the years, I hope to bring valuable guidance and have a positive impact on the direction and success of this organization.”

Bob was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania. He spent the early part of his career in various financial-related positions at hospitals in the Pittsburgh, PA area. For nearly eight years, he was the System Director, Financial Planning and Reimbursement at Pinnacle Health System in Harrisburg, PA and then for seven years, was the Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Calvert Health System in Prince Frederick, MD. He most recently was the Executive Director, Revenue Cycle at UPMC Western Maryland, in Cumberland, MD.

Bob received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in finance and a minor in accounting from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh, PA. Bob is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and has completed Six Sigma training. He has significant strategic, operational and financial experience and is well versed in revenue cycle, compliance, joint ventures, operational improvement, patient satisfaction, contracting and population health. He has worked in all phases of healthcare including hospitals, physician practices and insurance.

Bob lives in Dillsburg, PA and has two children – a son Michael, 10, and a daughter Lyla, 7. He enjoys traveling and adventure fishing with his kids, whether that be in the ocean or the mountains. He also plays the guitar and likes to exercise and hike in his spare time.

About Brook Lane:

Brook Lane is a non-profit mental health facility with 500 employees in four locations. The main campus in Hagerstown, MD is home to a 57-bed hospital, one of only two private mental health inpatient facilities in the state of Maryland. It also provides partial hospitalization (a day treatment program) for both adults and children on the main campus and a child and adolescent program in Frederick, MD. Laurel Hall special education school has two locations: one on the main campus and one in Frederick. There are two outpatient locations, North Village in Hagerstown and Buckeystown Pike in Frederick. Both locations have licensed clinical staff who offer therapy for all ages, as well as the THRIVE program for children. The InSTEP program at North Village provides level 1 outpatient treatment and level 2.1 intensive outpatient treatment options for substance use.

Fort Detrick to Celebrate the Army’s 246th Birthday

(FORT DETRICK, Md.) — Fort Detrick will celebrate the U.S. Army’s 246th Birthday with a ceremony and cake-cutting event June 14, 2021 at 11 a.m. on the Blue and Gray Field pavilion on Fort Detrick.

 

“Our Soldiers and Civilians have been defending the nation and securing our freedoms for 246 years. Today we honor the Army’s workforce for its dedication to duty, the nation and our citizens. This is also an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to the nation’s ideals, our Oaths of Office and the Army values,” said Fort Detrick U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Dexter Nunnally.

We are honored to have retired Army Col. Fred Schumacher, active member in the Frederick community and member of the Frederick County Veterans Advisory Council, serve as guest speaker. Schumacher retired from active duty after completing 35 years of commissioned service.

A cake cutting ceremony will take place immediately following the ceremony.

CUMBERLAND VALLEY BUSINESS ALLIANCE LAUNCH PARTY SUCCESS

CUMBERLAND VALLEY BUSINESS ALLIANCE LAUNCH PARTY SUCCESS

 

FRANKLIN COUNTY, PA – More than 150 business leaders and community members joined the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce and Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce for the launch of the Cumberland Valley Business Alliance (CVBA) yesterday.

 

Held at Antrim BIC Church, the mixer-style event took place outdoors with barbeque, ice cream and other refreshments from local CVBA member businesses. Attendees also experienced a brief presentation of the CVBA, explaining the new entity and detailing the benefits members of both chambers will enjoy through their new combined membership in the alliance.

 

“We were so grateful to be able to gather together safely again and to use this event to introduce CVBA to the business community,” said Stephen Christian, CVBA president and president of the Chambersburg Chamber. “We look forward to the years ahead with expanded CVBA events and initiatives for our members to take advantage of.”

 

CVBA is an alliance created to serve as a unified voice of business in the Cumberland Valley region, and has a combined membership approaching 1,000 businesses. Each chamber in the partnership has retained its local office and hosts its community events. CVBA will arrange special business networking events for its members including an annual meeting, mixers and other activities. Under the partnership, members of the Chambersburg and Greencastle-Antrim chambers will automatically receive one, single membership with CVBA. CVBA members will have greater access to business resources, streamlined communications to the larger CVBA audience and more.

 

“CVBA exemplifies the strength and opportunities that our businesses and nonprofit organizations can realize when we work together,” said Mark Story of Keller Williams Keystone Realty and Chambersburg Chamber board member. “Both chambers and their members are becoming allies for the greater good of our community, and we’re all in!”

 

The Cumberland Valley Business Alliance (CVBA) is a business alliance between the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce and Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce. To learn more, visit CVBAlliance.org. To become a member, contact CVBA Membership Director Jordan Nace at jnace@chambersburg.org or 717-264-7101.

REVIVE MEDSPA & INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE CELEBRATES RIBBON CUTTING AND GRAND OPENING

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June 2, 2021

 

REVIVE MEDSPA & INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE CELEBRATES RIBBON CUTTING AND GRAND OPENING

 

GREENCASTLE, PA — In conjunction with the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, REVIVE MedSpa & Integrative Medicine will celebrate a ribbon cutting at 2371 Buchanan Trail West on Tuesday, June 15 at 12:00 p.m., noon. At the event, REVIVE will be offering $2 off each unit of Botox with signing up for a consultation up to 40 units. In addition, there will be multiple raffles, including a raffle for a full laser facial treatment (skin tightening, wrinkle reduction and pigment removal). Light refreshments will be offered.

 

Owner and practitioner Dr. Jeremy Fieni, who has been in practice for seventeen years and in Franklin County since 2006, is a chiropractic physician focusing on specialized patient care. REVIVE MedSpa is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  Among their MedSpa services are hydrofacials, chemical peels, Botox and PRP Facelifts, and their Integrative Medicine services include physical medicine, gentle chiropractic, trigger point injections, Class 4 laser treatments and electric stimulation, among others.  “There is really nothing like REVIVE in this area. Our services are unique to the area,” said Dr. Fieni.

 

Learn more about REVIVE MedSpa & Integrative Medicine at www.ReviveMedSpa-Greencastle.com. They can be reached at office@revivemedspa-greencastle.com or by calling 717.263.9979.  For more information about the event, call the Chamber office at 717-597-4610 or visit the Chamber’s website at www.greencastlepachamber.org.

 

Serving the area since 1955, the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce helps members thrive by promoting economic prosperity and community vitality. Join. Grow. Prosper.

Joy El Hires Assistant Director for Bible Adventure/CIA Program

Joy El Hires Assistant Director for Bible Adventure/CIA Program

Joy El announces the recent hiring of Kaleb Jentzsch as the Associate Director of Bible Adventure/CIA. In his new missionary role, Jentzsch will oversee, disciple, and help develop the 15 CIA (Christians in Action) programs in every county the program is offered.

 

“Kaleb’s passion to develop students is contagious.” says Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director of Joy El. “He brings vision, significant experience and skills that will equip volunteers and expand the impact of the CIA program.”

 

Jentzsch is a graduate from Greencastle Antrim High School and recent graduate from Moody Bible Institute, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry.

 

Jentzsch is a native of Franklin County and is very familiar with the programs and services Joy El offers. From a young age Jentzsch has been involved in the Bible Adventure Program, summer camping programs, and is a graduate of the 4.12 Leadership Training Program. He has already served in a variety of roles at Joy El throughout the years, including Dining Staff Manager, High Ropes Coordinator, Program Assistant, Male Head Counselor, and Wilderness Camp Coordinator.

 

Jentzsch says, “I’ve had many different roles during summer camps and retreats over the years. I only saw students and parents at camp. Now I get to see them and minister to them right where they are and enact that community impact we care so much about as a ministry. I’m excited that I get to see life-change happen year-round through the CIA ministry.”

 

Joy El provides the Bible Adventure program, CIA Program, the 4.12 Leadership Training program, summer camps, and year-round retreats.

To learn more about Joy El’s Bible Adventure program, please visit www.joyelgeneration.org or call 717-369-4539.