Fort Washington-based law firm

Timoney Knox

, which has expanded its areas of practice to include insurance-industry litigation and related matters, has hired

Robert T. Horst

as a partner and chair of the insurance industry group and C. Scott Rybny, as a partner. Both were partners with Curtin & Heefner.

Also, former Curtin & Heefner associates Dan Petrilli and Brian Phillips, were hired as associates.

Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, Pomona, has named Maria Ramundo as stroke program coordinator. She will retain her current title of licensed health psychologist at Bacharach.

Salus University, Elkins Park, has named Karen Kutner assistant vice president for clinical operations. Kutner will serve as chief operating officer, responsible for the efficient and effective management of the university's clinical sites. She had been administrator for the department of surgery at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown.

V. Amanda Witts has joined the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, as deputy general counsel. She had been a lawyer with the Tucker Law Group. Maria Montero has been hired as external-affairs manager. Montero served as executive director for the Pennsylvania Commission for Women and then as the executive director of the Governor's Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs.

George W. Brett has been named chief medical officer of Capstone Performance Systems, Moorestown, which helps client organizations adjust processes and systems to capture timely, complete and accurate data. He had been medical director for LIFE programs (Living Independence for the Elderly) for Lutheran SeniorLife in Western Pennsylvania.

TD Bank, Cherry Hill, has promoted Robyn L. Greenberg to retail market manager, from market sales manager for the South Jersey market.

Hoover Financial Advisors, Malvern, has hired Danielle Marinelli as client-service manager. She had been a business manager with Creative Financial Group in Newtown Square.

KPMG has named the following class managing directors in its Philadelphia office: Olga Blyweiss, tax managing director; Mark J. Brennan, advisory managing director; Stefan Cooper, advisory managing director; Jela Foote, advisory managing director; Jonathan G. Froelich, advisory managing director; Jia Liu, tax managing director, and Denise A. McNamee, audit managing director.

The following were elevated to partner: David Charbonneau, audit partner; Edward D. Coleman, tax partner; Thomas A. Donnelly, tax partner; Sun Lee, tax partner, and Matthew G. McFillin, advisory partner.

Blank Rome L.L.P., Philadelphia, has hired Jessica King as an associate in its real estate group. She had been an associate at White and Williams L.L.P.

Samantha Garcia has been promoted to account manager of public relations, from assistant account manager, at Philadelphia marketing communications agency Domus Inc.

BioTelemetry Inc., a Malvern wireless medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information, said that after 13 years of service, Eric Prystowsky will transition from director and enter into a multi-year agreement to serve as a medical adviser for the company.

Locks Law Firm, Philadelphia, has hired Jenna Kristal and Mark Weinstein as associates. Kristal had interned for Montana Sen. Jon Tester, working on immigration policy. Weinstein worked as a pro bono attorney for Clean Wisconsin.

Sarah E. Robertson has been named director of the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She had been manager of community health with the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Burns White L.L.C., Philadelphia, has hired the following attorneys in its West Conshohocken office: Joshua A. Brand, employment litigation, former assistant city solicitor for the city of Philadelphia; Nicholas F. Ciccone, health care and long-term care, formerly a law clerk at Burns White; Anthony S. Cottone, health care and long-term care, former assistant district attorney in Chester County, and Jacqueline Sabol Roe, health care and long-term care, former associate at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel L.L.P.

Nataliya Ternopolska has joined the neurology group at Abington Memorial Hospital and been named associate medical director of Abington Health's Multiple Sclerosis Center. She practices in Blue Bell, Flourtown, Collegeville and Warminster, diagnosing and devising treatment plans for patients with general neurologic problems.

The Audit Committee of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has appointed Michelle M. Scipione to vice president and general auditor, effective Jan. 1. She currently is vice president, cash services.

Kim Phan, a data-security attorney who counsels clients on issues related to privacy, data security, and regulatory compliance, has been promoted to of counsel in Ballard Spahr's Washington office.

Andy DelQuadro has been hired as director of digital strategy at MayoSeitz Media, Blue Bell. He had been director of digital media at Inventiv Health.

JetPay Corp., a Berwyn payment processor, has hired Pierre J. DuPré as chief information officer. He had been technology-transformation adviser at Amazon Web Services Inc.

Edward M. Straw has been named to the board of Helius Medical Technologies Inc., a Newtown medical technology company. He is a vice admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.) and founder and managing partner of Osprey Venture Partners, a firm that finds investment capital and assists with business development for start-up entrepreneurs. He also retired as president, global operations, of Estee Lauder Cos.
- Mike Zebe