Newsmakers: Compass Point Consulting LLC, HNL Lab Medicine, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and more

LVB Staff//July 8, 2022

Newsmakers: Compass Point Consulting LLC, HNL Lab Medicine, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and more

LVB Staff//July 8, 2022

Syracuse, New York-based American Dairy Association North East, which includes Pennsylvania and New Jersey, named John Chrisman CEO. He will be the key dairy liaison with industry and government leaders. He was employed with Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program, which both merged with American Dairy Association Northeast.

Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County-based Pennsylvania State Nurses Association named Tom Dougherty government relations specialist. He will lead the strategic legislative platform and will educate and guide members’ efforts on professional nursing and health care issues.

Compass Point Consulting LLC named John Bailie senior business adviser. He will work with business owners and their executive teams to uncover performance gaps, develop leaders, build a strategic plan and create accountability and a strong company culture. Most recently, he was president of the International Institute of Restorative Practices Graduate School in Bethlehem.

Bethlehem-based Lehigh University named Michael J. Todd vice president for finance and administration. He was chief operating officer of Franklin & Marshall College. 

Economic development 
Bethlehem, Northampton County-based Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania named Nicholas D. Yarnall associate manager for client development. He will develop the external expertise of consultants and reviewers in the Solutions Network and grow the network of corporate partners. He is founder and CEO of Doylestown, Bucks County-based Potestiam Inc. and a technical business consultant with the Small Business Development Center at Temple University in Philadelphia. JoeAnn Comunale was named portfolio group coordinator. She will support the portfolio and operations groups and schedule, attend and record portfolio, company and regional meetings. She was an administrative assistant.

Allentown City Council confirmed Mayor Matt Tuerk’s appointment of Mark Shahda as public works director. He will oversee streets, stormwater, engineering, fleet management, bureau of building maintenance, office of compliance, recycling and solid waste, traffic planning, and technical services. He was deputy director and then interim public works director.

Health care 
Hanover Township, Lehigh County-based HNL Lab Medicine named Angela Connell vice president of human resources. She will lead the human resources team. She was employed with Advantage HR Solutions.

Brown & Brown Inc. named Collette Maat senior talent acquisition consultant in the Lehigh Valley office in Bethlehem. She will provide recruiting and staffing efforts in the Bethlehem and Roseland, New Jersey, offices. 


Philadelphia-based Comcast named Erica M. Dean vice president of human resources for its Keystone Region, which includes Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania. She will lead employee experience, recognition, engagement, career development and training. She was vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion for the Northeast Division.

Real estate 
Tredyffrin Township, Chester County-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors named Constantine Giannakis a sales associate in the Bethlehem office. He will focus on the Poconos area. He is an Army veteran. Luisa Peralta, Kelsey Doney and Sandy Sanchez were named sales associates in the Macungie office. Peralta will focus on Lehigh and Berks counties. Doney will focus on the Lehigh Valley. Sanchez will focus on the Lehigh Valley and Northampton. Devin Glauser was named a sales associate in the Coopersburg office.