Board of Taxation will bring appeal hearings to Shamong

In an effort to make tax-appeal hearings more accessible to taxpayers, the Burlington County Board of Taxation will take them "on the road" to the Shamong Township Municipal Building on May 15.

The tax board will hear tax appeals for the municipalities of Shamong, Washington Township, Woodland Township, Southampton, Tabernacle, New Hanover, and Pemberton starting at 9 a.m.

Typically, tax-appeal hearings are held in the county administration building in Mount Holly.

Cardiac treatment center opens in Bordentown

The Advanced Heart, Lung and Vascular Care clinic, a multi-specialty cardiac treatment center, opened April 23 in the Bordentown Professional Plaza at 163 Route 130 North, Building No. 22.

The practice provides treatment for adults who have risk factors for heart disease, such as family history, smoking, poor diet, reduced level of exercise, obesity, and high cholesterol. It is also targeted toward people who want to preemptively address health issues but seek an examination and advice from a skilled physician.

Cardiologists at the facility treat a wide range of heart-related illnesses, such as congenital heart disease, diabetic heart disease, vascular disease, and arrhythmias. The treatment includes general and consultative cardiology, electrophysiology, heart failure evaluation and management, pacemaker and ICD follow up, and perioperative assessment, consultation and testing.

Virtua Health names media-relations director

Peggy Leone has joined Virtua Health as director of media relations.

Leone, of Merchantville, has more than 20 years of experience in public and media relations. In her position at Virtua, she will direct media-relations activities and assist the department with additional projects.

Leone, who joined Virtua from Cooper University Hospital in Camden, held four positions with increasing responsibilities during her tenure with the organization.

Virtua Health is a multi-hospital health-care organization with headquarters in Marlton.

Westmont lawyer joins Capehart Scatchard firm

Kevin J. Riefenstahl of Westmont recently joined the workers' compensation department at Capehart Scatchard law firm's Mount Laurel office.

Riefenstahl represents insurance carriers and employers in the defense of workers' compensation claims at all stages of litigation.

Among his professional activities, he is a member of the American, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia Bar Associations. He also is a volunteer for the Homeless Advocacy Project of Philadelphia.

Riefenstahl earned his law degree from Widener University School of Law; his master's of business administration from West Chester University; and his bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University. He is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Alice Paul Institute taps Cherry Hill woman

Valerie K. Buickerood of Cherry Hill has been named administrative director of the Alice Paul Institute in Mount Laurel.

Buickerood will provide administrative support, manage membership and volunteers, handle sale items, and assist with tours, events planning and program development.

Buickerood's background includes experience in teaching, research, events and programs. Previously, she was a teaching and research assistant in the history department of Temple University.

The Alice Paul Institute was established in 1985 to enhance public awareness of the life and work of the Quaker suffragist.