Kelly Sanders Named Director of Special Projects of Sustainable Energy Fund

Kelly Sanders has joined the team at Sustainable Energy Fund as the Director of Special Projects. In this role, Kelly will be responsible for the execution of the organizations educational program and oversee the internal administration of the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program. 

Kelly rejoins Sustainable Energy Fund after previously holding the same title and leaving to devote time to family. Previously in this role, Kelly developed and maintained Sustainable Energy Fund programs such as Energypath, the Nonprofit Energy Makeover Contest, the annual ESP Event, and Sustainable Energy Education Workshops. Prior to shifting her nonprofit work to education in sustainable energy, Kelly spent ten years creating exhibitions and programs in public history and the museum field. She received a BA in History from Ramapo College of New Jersey and an MA from Seton Hall University. Kelly is also committed to working with regenerative living systems and striving to make the world a healthier place.

“We are excited to welcome Kelly back to the team at Sustainable Energy Fund,” said John Costlow, President and CEO of Sustainable Energy Fund. “We look forward to her leadership in achieving the vision of Sustainable Energy Fund.” If you are interested in learning more about Sustainable Energy Fund’s programs and projects, please call Kristen Sehn at 610-264-4440 or visit today.

Mohegan Sun Pocono Promotes Michael Zullinger

Mohegan Sun Pocono (MSP) is pleased to announce Michael Zullinger has been promoted to Director of Race and Sportsbook Operations. In this role, Michael will oversee racing operations, including live racing, at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, as well as onsite Sportsbook operations at both The Downs at MSP and MSP at Lehigh Valley Race and Sportsbook, located in Allentown, PA.

“We are thrilled to have Michael assume the role of Director of Race and Sportsbook Operations,” said Tony Carlucci, President & General Manager of Mohegan Sun Pocono. “His vast horse racing and off-track wagering experience certainly make him an asset to our team, and we’re really excited about the future of both The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and Mohegan Sun Pocono at Lehigh Valley Race and Sportsbook under his leadership.”

Michael has 27 years of experience with off-track wagering, starting his career as a part-time Mutuel Teller in 1994. Michael became a Facility Manager in 1997, and used his expertise to facilitate operations at off-track wagering sites in Carbondale, Hazelton and East Stroudsburg over the course of 23 years. In July 2020, Michael joined the team at Mohegan Sun Pocono at Lehigh Valley Race and Sportsbook, where his guidance and dedicated work during the COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact, resulting in his recent promotion.

The Wright Center for Community Health Names New Director of Geriatric Services Program

Nicole Lipinski, a registered nurse with 25 years of experience working with elderly patients and caregivers, has been named the new Director of The Wright Center for Community Health’s geriatric services program.

Since its debut in July, the program has been recognized by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement as an Age-Friendly Health System Partner for providing a full spectrum of comprehensive, safety-net primary health and support services for seniors. Through individualized care plans developed by a team of providers, The Wright Center serves as a trusted primary health advisor for seniors and their families to support independent living.

A key component of the geriatric program is the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Clinic, which provides comprehensive evaluation and testing and is accessible no matter who the patient’s primary care doctor is. The Wright Center is one of only eight health systems across the country selected as an adopter of the innovative Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program created at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

“Our geriatric program was created to meet the need for specialized services that address the physical, mental and behavioral health challenges specific to seniors, especially as we experience an unprecedented growth rate in Pennsylvania’s aging population,” Lipinski said. “Countless families in Northeast Pennsylvania have benefited from this expert care already, which became even more critical as we navigated the challenges the pandemic presented for at-risk older adults, including isolation.”

Lipinski joined The Wright Center in July as the geriatric care manager, bringing decades of experience caring for patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases to the role. She earned her nursing degree from Luzerne County Community College, and her bachelor’s degree in business and master’s degree in healthcare informatics from Misericordia University. She resides in Throop.

For information about The Wright Center’s geriatric services or to make an appointment, call 570-230-0019.