On The Move

On The Move

Administrative changes at Sandusky Central Catholic School

Submitted by SCCS

Sandusky Central Catholic School is preparing for the 2018-2019 school year with a strong academic environment ready to build successful community-oriented leaders who are prepared for life.

At the same time and according to Geoff Palmer, Head of School/President, “we are proud to announce administrative changes at SCCS that will have an immediate and positive impact. In the coming year, 100 percent of our 2018-2019 leadership team will be graduates of our school. This speaks well to the quality education our students receive at Sandusky Central Catholic School and the desire of our alumni to make a difference.”

Changes include:

· Ryan Wikel, ’99, will serve as Interim Principal for the SCCS Middle School & St. Mary Central Catholic High School. Mr. Wikel has been a member of our team for three years and is eager to assume new responsibilities in this leadership position. Wikel and his family reside in Sandusky and his children attend SCCS.

· Toby Notestine, ’71, will move from serving as a fifth-grade teacher to Dean of Students and Interim Head Football Coach. Notestine has been a leader in the classroom and on the football field. Having retired from Sandusky City Schools, we are pleased to be able to utilize his leadership qualities to the fullest.

· Mike Roth, ’70, will transition into our school as our Interim Athletic Director following several years with Perkins Local Schools. Roth has a long history of operating quality athletic programs and we are honored to have him on our team.

· Paula Roth, ’72, is no stranger to our Sandusky Central Catholic School family. In her current role, she serves as Director of Special Education and has oversight of Federal programs. In addition to this duty, Mrs. Roth will also serve as the Interim Elementary Principal for grades K-5. She had previously served as Special Education Director and Elementary Principal following a career with Sandusky City, Elyria, and Amherst Schools.

· Lisa MacMurray, ’01, came to us in 2013 after serving at Monroeville St. Joseph for seven years. A dedicated educator, she will continue to serve as the Director of Preschool Programming, Testing Coordinator and serve additionally as the Assistant Elementary Principal over discipline in grades K-5.

These changes will go into effect immediately.

For information about our administrative team, contact Geoff Palmer at 419-626-1892.

Team growing at Fisher-Titus


Christine Mayer

OTM - Christine Mayer


Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Christine Mayer joins Fisher-Titus and New Beginnings Pediatrics. Her clinical experience includes general pediatrics, dermatology, infectious disease and international adoption with Nationwide Children’s Hospital and American Health Network.


Mayer earned her master of science in nursing from The Ohio State University and sees patients at both New Beginnings Pediatrics locations: 282 Benedict Ave., Medical Park 2, Suite B, Norwalk, and 1400 W. Main St. Building 1, Suite G, Bellevue. In Norwalk, call 419-668-9409 and in Bellevue call 419-483-4122.




OTM - Nick Hall

Nick Hall

Certified Nurse Practitioner Nick Hall joins the Fisher-Titus Convenient Care team. Hall has worked as a nurse in the Emergency Department at Fisher-Titus Medical Center and with Life Flight at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center.

Hall earned his master of science in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing as a family nurse practitioner. He is also board certified as an emergency nurse.

Hall sees patients at both Fisher-Titus Convenient Care locations: 368 Milan Ave., Suite D, Norwalk, and Willard Health Center, 315 Crestwood Drive, Willard.

In Norwalk call 419-663-6464 and in Willard call 419-935-2280.

Johnna Young is senior public relations specialist for Fisher-Titus Medical Center, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, fishertitus.org.

Sharon McDowell promoted to area director of clinical services

Firelands Regional Medical Center

SANDUSKY Sharon McDowell BSN, RN, CCRN, OCN has accepted the position of area director of clinical services at Firelands Regional Medical Center. 

Under the direction of the vice president, clinical operations and chief nursing officer, McDowell’s responsibilities will include 24-hour responsibility and accountability of nursing functions and related patient care activities within several, specific areas throughout the hospital.

McDowell’s work experience includes managing and working in the emergency room, general medical and the intensive cardiac-care unit. She is a graduate of the Miami Valley Hospital where she obtained her RN diploma, and is a graduate of Ohio University where she also acquired her bachelor of science in nursing. McDowell has been an employee of Firelands Regional Medical Center since 2001, and worked at the former Providence hospital for five years prior to the acquisition.

Her new role will become effective Oct. 1.

Meredith Eaton is marketing and communications specialist for Firelands Regional Medical Center, 1111 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, firelands.com.

Dr. Sherif Zaky joins the editorial board of Pain Physician

Firelands Regional Medical Center

OTM Dr. Sherif ZakySANDUSKY Dr. Sherif Zaky, MD, MSc, PhD, medical director of pain management services and pain physician at Firelands Physician Group, recently became a distinguished member of the editorial board for the publication, Pain Physician.

Pain Physician is the official journal of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, which is the premier journal for interventional pain physicians to present scientific, clinical and practice management issues related to interventional pain management.

Becoming part of the editorial board shows how well-known and respected Zaky is in the pain management industry.

In additional, Zaky has also taken on the role of Clinical Associate Professor of Pain Management for Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to this, he was an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Ohio University Heritage College.

For information or to make an appointment with Zaky, call 419-557-6161.

Meredith Eaton is marketing and communications specialist for Firelands Regional Medical Center, 1111 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, firelands.com, firelandsphysiciangroup.com.

Terra State Community College promotes four faculty

College also reaches agreement with Terra Faculty Association

FREMONT – Four faculty members at Terra State Community College have been promoted and awarded tenure. The faculty and their new positions are:

  • John Cipiti, Associate Professor of Music
  • Adam Hoss, Assistant Professor of English
  • Paul Passalacqua, Assistant Professor of Science
  • Jill Caton, Assistant Professor with Tenure of Health Information Technology

The college also reached a one-year collective bargaining agreement with the Terra Faculty Association.  The new deal includes at 1.5 percent salary increase for faculty effective in the fall and an additional 1.5 percent salary increase in the spring.

Pat McCauley is public relations specialist for Terra State Community College, 419-559-2382, pmccaul01@terra.edu.

New supply chain director named for Firelands


Firelands Regional Medical Center

OTM - Michael MessaSANDUSKY  Firelands Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce Michael Messa as Director of Supply Chain. In this role, Messa will oversee the operations of the purchasing office, storeroom, mailroom and print shop. His focus is on cost reduction, implementing effective programs and successfully managing and maintaining an excellent staff.

Messa comes to Firelands from Aramark/Amtrak, where he most recently served as materials manager. Prior to that position, he served as procurement manager and operations manager. Messa brings over five years of experience in the supply chain field and has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from American InterContinental University.

Messa resides in Catawba Island with his wife, Kate; daughter, Evelyn (Evie); and dog, Lilo.

Haley Hite is marketing generalist for Firelands Regional Medical Center, 1111 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, firelands.com.