Chris Langley was recently promoted to the position
of Vice President of Information Systems at Allied
Services Integrated Health System. A 17-year
employee, through his dedication to team building
and leadership, the information systems and system
improvements/outcome analysis departments at Allied
became unified as the information systems department.
Melissa Kelleher, RN, BSN, has been named Assistant
Vice President of the Home Health division at Allied
Services Integrated Health System. She oversees a
staff that provides skilled nursing, medical social services
and physical, occupational and speech therapy to
patients in their own homes.
Allied Services Integrated Health
System recently named Michelle
Peffer, RN, as the new director of nursing for the team
at Allied Services Transitional Rehab Unit in Scranton.
She has more than 18 years of experience in healthcare,
with more than seven years dedicated to helping
patients in a skilled nursing setting.
Kevin E. Bowman, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, Assistant
Vice President of Pharmacy Services, Allied Services
Pharmacy, recently met the requirements for a
seven-year recertification as a board certified geriatric
pharmacist awarded by the Board of Pharmacy
Gary A. Beppler, PharmD, the Certified Antibiotic
Stewardship Pharmacist and Consultant Pharmacist
for Allied Services Pharmacy, recently achieved
certification in antibiotic stewardship through the
Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists.
Marywood University recently
announced the appointment of Joy
Hughes as the founding director of its new
Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy
(BSRT) Program, which is the only BSRT
program in the region. She will develop
the new program’s curriculum, oversee
its accreditation process, and develop
and maintain relationships with medical
Since 2012, Ms. Hughes served as an
assistant professor and director of clinical
education for the respiratory therapy
program at Harrisburg Area Community
College. She had previously served that
10 • The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
has been named
of marketing at
Pocono. In this role,
he will oversee
all consumer and
casino communications, including
entertainment, promotions, special
events and more. A graduate of
Penn State University with a focus in
accounting, Mr. Parfrey’s career took
root at Mohegan Sun Pocono in the
mid-2000s, eventually leading to being
named director of finance in 2009,
which he held until 2017 when he was
named director of financial planning and
analysis. In this role, he led Mohegan
Sun Pocono’s Marketing Analytics team,
along with advising senior management
on operational trends, maintaining
financial budgeting and overseeing
financial modeling projects associated
with capital investment opportunities.
Thomas Sohns has
to vice president
at NBT Bank. Mr.
Sohns has nearly 10
years of experience
in the financial
and currently serves
as a commercial banking relationship
manager. Prior to joining NBT Bank, he
worked as a business banking officer and
commercial lender for FNB Corporation.
He also worked as a credit analyst for
institution as an adjunct professor and
clinical instructor, beginning in 2005.
Additionally, her professional experience
also includes service as interim program
director of the respiratory therapy
program at Thaddeus Stevens College
of Technology from 2011-2012 and as a
respiratory care practitioner at Geisinger
Holy Spirit Hospital from 2004-2017.
Ms. Hughes holds a master of science
degree in health administration and
a bachelor of science in healthcare
leadership from the University of St.
Francis. She received her associate of
science degree in respiratory therapy from
Harrisburg Area Community College. She
is a certified respiratory therapist and
a registered respiratory therapist, with
specializations in both neonatal pediatric
and adult critical care.