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DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP announces the following new staff accountants: Michael Manniello, tax practice; Meghan Lee, tax practice; Dan Gearinger, assurance practice; and Taylor Wegman, tax practice.

Massage Envy of Rochester/Syracuse announces the following new hires: Analiza Gerber, licensed massage therapist, Greece location; Alex Addis, wellness consultant, Greece location; and Katie Wawrzaszek, wellness consultant, Greece location.

Dixon Schwabl Inc. has promoted the following employees: Kevin Berliner, art director; Ryan Moore, director of design; Cassandra Nickels, account director; Rosi Statt, account director; and Jenna Van Thof, associate vice president of special events.

The Bonadio Group has hired Andrea Eckert as audit assistant, government, compliance & labor division. Austin Heberger has been hired as assistant accountant, government, compliance & labor division.

Marc DeMarie has joined Mission Health Concepts Inc. as director of strategic partnerships. Janine Bennis has been hired for clinical network development. DeMarie brings more than 20 years of experience to the role, while Bennis has 10 years of pharmaceutical sales management experience.

Ethan Allen announces the addition of David Snyder and Danielle Barnes as interior designers on its design team.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester has added Stefanie Szwejbka as director of volunteers. She brings nearly 10 years of experience to the role and most recently served as prevention education and volunteer coordinator at Bivona Child Advocacy Center.

Episcopal SeniorLife Communities announces that Aaron Fields has been named director of information technology. Fields will be responsible for the integrity of the technology infrastructure and management of IT resources. He previously spent four years with TEKsystems.

Michael Brien and Christopher Demtschenko have joined the Rochester branch of AXA Advisors LLC. They will work with clients to help them define their financial goals and create strategies to help them achieve their objectives.

Tompkins Bank of Castile has promoted Mickey Hyde to vice president, branch manager of the LeRoy branch. Hyde has been with the bank more than 13 years, and in his new role he will concentrate on developing relationships with small businesses throughout the community.

Whitney & Co. has hired Danielle Shaheen as an operations and compliance assistant. Her responsibilities will include client services and implementation of processes to adhere to SEC compliance requirements.

Roberts Communications announces the promotion of Traci Togias to account supervisor. In her new role, Togias will lead the account services team to manage cross-media, marketing automation and B2B marketing programs.

Steven Finkelstein M.D. has been appointed as Highland Hospital’s chief of anesthesiology. He has been with University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry since 2000.

OppenheimerFunds announces that Timothy Spitz has been promoted to product director, Rochester investment team. Spitz joined the firm in 2008.

1/20/2017 (c) 2017 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email rbj@rbj.net.


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