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Adamas hired Payne Theological

Jana Adams has been named administrative assistant for the Doctor of Ministry Office (DMin) at Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce. In this newly created position, she will support program mentors, students, and staff through a variety of tasks related to recruiting and retaining DMin students. Adams has taught Christian education for the Seminary’s lay school for more than 15 years.

Prior to her new appointment, she was the director of Christian education at College Hill Presbyterian Church and Bethel Baptist Church, both in Dayton.

Adams holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio; a Master of Arts degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus; a master of religious education from the former Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia, and a doctorate of ministry from United Theological Seminary in Dayton.


League adds three board members

The League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area recently announced three new Board members. Joining the governing board of this nearly 10-year-old organization are: Nancy Bain, Membership Director; Mario Gallin, co-Vice President of Voter Services; and Karla Hollencamp, Funding and Development Director.

The LWV is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to all women and men who are U.S. citizens of voting age.


Sedlak joins BarryStaff

BarryStaff has announced the hiring of Andy Sedlak as communications director.

“We are excited to add Andy to the team,” said President Doug Barry. “His skills will allow BarryStaff the ability to increase our level of service to clients.”

Sedlak, after previously working in television news, newspapers and radio, said the opportunity to work on behalf of BarryStaff excites him.

“This is a great organization with a terrific heritage and an admirable commitment to the Dayton area,” he said. “I look forward to meeting our clients, our employees and those of you in the media I haven’t gotten to know yet.”

Sedlak can be contacted about reserving BarryStaff’s Community Room for off-site work retreats, community events and information about the local manufacturing industry. His email address is


Sizemore joins Premier facility

The Center for Women’s Health & Wellness is expanding its services to include midwifery. Rachel Sizemore, a certified nurse midwife, has joined the Mason practice and is accepting new patients. Sizemore has been a nurse midwife in southwestern Ohio for nearly 20 years and has delivered over 2,000 babies.

She received her bachelor’s in nursing from Miami University and a master’s degree in nursing from Case Western University. She obtained her certification in nurse-midwifery from the Frontier School of Nurse Midwifery and Family Nursing.

The Center for Women’s Health & Wellness includes four physicians that offer complete gynecologic services such as annual exams, colposcopies, in office endometrial ablations, hysteroscopies, minimally invasive surgery and menopausal management. The center also provides total obstetric care including fetal non-stress tests, high-risk pregnancy care and ultrasounds.

The practice is located at 7450 Mason Montgomery Rd., Suite 201, in Mason in the Atrium Health Center Mason’s building. To schedule an appointment call 513-770-2797.


Wright joins Henny Penny

Effective June 1, Brian Wright has joined Henny Penny as General Counsel. Wright will be instrumental in helping manage legal affairs including business considerations on legal matters.

Wright has spent the last 14 years as a practicing attorney and then partner at Faruki, Ireland & Cox (FI&C). Most recently, he headed up FI&C’s Cincinnati office, and throughout his career, has advised clients on a broad range of business and commercial matters. He is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College and Case Western Reserve School of Law.

In his role at Henny Penny, he will lead the Legal department and provide organizational legal support. Wright will be reporting directly to Rob Connelly, President and CEO.

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