Villanova EMS Alumni News

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Last updated 4/30/01

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1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

Brian Neville - updated 3/31/00
Brian Neville finished paramedic school in June of 1998 with an associate arts degree and his Maryland paramedic license. He is currently working for Rural/Metro as a paramedic, and still volunteers with Ellicott City, Maryland Fire Department as a fire-fighter/paramedic.

Joe Palfini - new 1/9/00
Joe Palfini is currently working as a nurse in the MultiTrauma ICU at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD.

John Gillece - new 4/29/01
John Gillece is currently working as a traveling nurse with Cross Country-Travcorps Inc. for past 2 years, after having worked in the Philadelphia area hospitals beforehand. He also recently completed contract work with the University of Pennsylvania in their Medical ICU, will be heading to San Francisco for the summer of 2001 working at UCSF Medical Center. Upon returning in the fall 2001, he will be beginning at Villanova University for the Graduate Nursing Program and pursue my Masters in Nurse Anesthesia. On a professional note, he attained his CCRN accreditation last year.

Anne Coughlin - new 4/20/00
Anne Coughlin is presently working for the Connecticut-based insurance firm Chubb/Executive Risk as an underwriter in legal and internet services.

Matt Mascia - updated 9/1/00
Congratulations to Matt Mascia, our advisor, on his recent marriage to his long-time girlfriend, Laurel Moore.

Chrissie Novak - new 8/28/00
Chrissie Novak was married to Michael J. D'Agostino on August 15, 1998 and enjoyed the 1999 alumni banquet. On January 23, 2000, they were blessed with their first child, Timothy Richard. She is currently work at St. Agnes Medical Center as an RN on their CCU/ICU step-down/telemetry unit, where she recently saw Rob Bazuro ('96), where he is completing a residency.

Mike Ruibal & Maria Kovacs - new 3/18/00
Mike Ruibal '97 and Maria Kovacs '99, were married March 18, 2000. On behalf of all the members of Villanova EMS, Congratulations!

Kim Shaughnessy - new 9/8/00
Congratulations to Kim Shaughnessy '97, now Kim Lavelle had a little baby girl last Monday (9/4/00). Rosemary Clare Lavelle was 6 lbs, 11 oz, and 18 1/2" long. Everyone is healthy and home!

Vince Albanese - updated 2/28/01
Vincent Albanese has recently accepted an offer to relocate within JPMorgan's London-based eBusiness Solutions Group to handle Technical Product Management and Sales for the Europe, Middle East and Africa client segments.

Ed McAnany - updated 4/30/01
Edward McAnany has accepted a Trainer/Project Lead position with IKON Office Solutions, a global leader in business and office communications. He is responsible for teaching Oracle based systems to 4,000 sales professionals and managers nationwide, and will be based out of their World Headquarters in Malvern, PA.

Grant Ashlin - updated 10/16/00
Grant Ashlin was recently hired by the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission, Philadelphia District Office, as a Security Compliance Examiner.

Cindy Cunniffe - new 6/26/00
Cindy Cunniffe is working as an Accountant for the Mutual Fund Services Division of Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati Ohio. She would also like to include that her son, William Andrew Cunniffe, was born on May 4th, 2000!

Rob DiStefano - new 7/1/99
Rob DiStefano was recently hired by Vytra, a healthcare company on Long Island, as a Junior Financial Analyst.

Brendan Fennessey - new 7/1/99
Brendan Fennessey was recently took a job with Crossman Engineering, Inc. in Warwick, RI as a civil/transportational engineer consultant. He will be working on upcoming projects for the Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation doing site planing for roadways, slope and drainage design, and field work for relocation.

Andy Grabis - new 7/1/99
Andy Grabis was recently accepted a position with SOS Security as account manager / head of security for Aventis Pharmaceuticals' North American Headquarters in Parsippany, NJ.

Maria Kovacs - new 8/1/99
Congratulations to Maria Kovacs, on passing her New Jersey State nursing board examinations. She will be working in the Wayne, NJ General Hospital ER.

Joseph Monestere - updated 12/13/00
Joe Monestere has recently moved to New York City where he accepted a position with Oppenheimer Funds Inc as a product specialist / internal wholesaler.

David Wood - new 8/3/99
David Wood is currently working for the communications consulting firm, New York Digital Design (NYD2), as a web / database programmer.

Jen Gribbin - new 10/17/00
Jen Gribbin is currently living in King of Prussia, PA and is working at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on a surgical unit that comprises mostly of trauma and orthopedic patients.

Jonathan Jimenez - new 4/4/01
Jonathan Jimenez is currently living in Wayne, PA working for as an Engineering Techincian, which involves designing and installing traffic operation centers across the country. He is also Captain of Radnor Ambulance and firefighter with Radnor Fire Company.

Tara McConnon - new 11/5/00 Tara McConnon is currently studying to be a physician at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She was recently elected Lieutenant of Rescue Company at the Rockaway Point Volunteer Fire Department in New York.

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