Vermont Federal Credit Union adds employee

first_imgVermont Federal Credit Union Welcomes a New EmployeeBURLINGTON, VT-Joseph M. Finnigan, president and CEO of Vermont Federal Credit Union (VTFCU), is pleased to announce that Holly O. Sheltra has joined the VTFCU staff as Manager of their Burlington branch location.Holly brings to the Credit Union more than 10 years of management, sales and lending experience. Prior to coming to the Credit Union, Holly was a Sr. Loan Officer/Jr. Underwriter for Homebound Mortgage, Inc. She was also a Consumer Loan Officer/Branch Supervisor for New England Federal Credit Union. VTFCU is a $135 million plus financial institution, currently serving over 21,000 members. We provide membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Chittenden, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Franklin, Washington, or Addison Counties in Vermont. ###last_img read more

Wolf Administration: 100,000 Medical Marijuana Patient Certifications, First Phase II Grower/Processor Now Operational

first_imgWolf Administration: 100,000 Medical Marijuana Patient Certifications, First Phase II Grower/Processor Now Operational Medical Marijuana,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today announced that approved doctors have issued more than 100,000 patient certifications to allow patients with serious medical conditions access to the state’s medical marijuana program.“Realizing 100,000 patient certifications and seeing the first Phase II grower and processor operationalized is a testament to the hard work of the Department of Health, the many advocates for this program, and our General Assembly who passed this legislation nearly three years ago,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “It’s progress that is making a difference in the lives of many Pennsylvanians.”“Medical marijuana is an important tool for patients and physicians to treat one of the 21 approved serious medical conditions in the program,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “It’s important for patients to remember that their certification expires, and they have to visit an approved doctor to renew it. While many certifications are for 12 months, some may be for three, six or nine months, so it is important to talk with your doctor to set up your recertification appointment.”In addition, the department approved the first Phase II medical marijuana grower/processor, FarmaceuticalRx, LLC, located in Farrell, Mercer County, to begin operations, bringing the total number of operational grower/processors to 13. In order to become operational, each grower/processor and dispensary must complete an operational checklist and go through multiple site inspections.More than 131,000 patients in Pennsylvania have registered to participate in the medical marijuana program, and close to 102,000 have received their patient certification and are able to purchase medical marijuana at a dispensary. In addition to patients, more than 1,500 physicians have registered for the program, 1,099 of whom have been approved as practitioners. More than 780,000 dispensing events have occurred at medical marijuana dispensaries across Pennsylvania, with more than 2.2 million products sold.The medical marijuana program was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016. Since that time, the department has:• Completed temporary regulations to enact the program;• Convened the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board;• Approved six training providers for physician continuing education;• Approved four laboratories to test this medication before it is delivered to patients;• Registered more than 131,000 patients and issued more than 100,000 patient certifications;• Validated more than 780,000 dispensing events and more than 2,200,000 products sold;• Issued 25 grower/processors permits, 13 of which are operational;• Issued 50 dispensary permits and approved 46 locations to begin operations; and• Certified eight medical schools as Academic Clinical Research Centers.The medical marijuana program offers medical marijuana to patients who are residents of Pennsylvania and under an approved practitioner’s care for the treatment of a serious medical condition as defined by the Medical Marijuana Law.For more information about the medical marijuana program, visit www.medicalmarijuana.pa.gov or follow the Department of Health on Facebook and Twitter. April 04, 2019center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Dandija Replaces Olopade as CEO of Nigeria National League

first_imgAlmost two years after the position became vacant, Sajo Dandija Mohammed has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigeria National League (NNL).The NNL regarded as the most important league in the country has been operating without a Chief Operating Officer since the resignation of Bukola Olapade from the role late 2018.The Chairman of the NNL, Senator Obinna Ogba who approved Dandija’s appointment said that the new CEO will take up the assignment with immediate effect. According to Ogba, “nature you know abhors vacuum and we have to hit the ground running, we want to cover fresh milestones.“The position of a Chief Executive is a necessary one that will help us galvanize the league more and reach expected heights,” Obinna remarked.Sajo Dandija Mohammed, a trained lawyer hails from Adamawa State. He attended University of Maiduguri and the Nigerian Law School as well as the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.Dandija also went to the Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a member of the Security Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, having worked with the Department of State Security Services (SSS) where he rose to the rank of Assistant Chief Security/Intelligence Officer. He retired from public service after 33 years.He will be responsible for executing the strategic objectives of the NNL, providing direction and leadership to enable the NNL board carry out its functions of governing the league.The new CEO is also expected to continually tinker with commercial engagements in Nigeria and beyond, focusing on increasing the revenue base of the League.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more