Business Beat: Jan. 24-31

January 24, 2014
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Keller, R.N., Joins Visiting Physician Services

EATONTOWN – Emily Keller of Atlantic Highlands has joined Visiting Physician Services as a nurse practitioner treating elderly and homebound patients in Monmouth County.

Prior to joining Visiting Physician Services, Keller was a registered nurse at the Shrewsbury Surgical Center and the Red Bank Gastroenterology Center. Before that, she was a registered nurse working in the ICU at Jersey Shore Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center.

Keller earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from The College of New Jersey and her Master’s of Science in Nursing Degree from Rutgers University. She earned her Nurse Practitioner Certification with the New Jersey State Nurses Association and is a member of the organization.

A preceptor of student nurses, Keller is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Visiting Physician Services, P.C., headquartered in Eatontown, is a physician-based organization providing house call services to elderly and homebound patients for close to 20 years. Visiting Physician has a medical staff of 30 board-certified professionals that make house calls in Monmouth, Ocean, Union, Middlesex, Somerset, Essex and Bergen counties.

Brookdale Professor Honored for Cybersecurity Work

LINCROFT – Mike Qaissaunee, a professor in the department of engineering and technology at Brookdale Community College, was among 13 in the country selected to receive a “People Who Made a Difference in Cybersecurity 2013” award from the SANS Institute.

The SANS Institute is a cooperative research and education institution for security training and certification. Qaissaunee was honored for his work implementing the New Jersey Cyber Aces Academy at Brookdale (NJCAAB), a hands-on cybersecurity training program at Brookdale, and for facilitating its replication in other states.

He was presented with the award at the SANS Cyber Defense Initiative (CDI) training event in December in Washington, D.C.

NJCAAB, the first of its kind in the nation, uses online and face-to-face competitions and interviews to recruit talented students. Selected students train at the Cyber Aces Academy for hands-on careers in cybersecurity. The program is a collaboration of Counter Hack Challenges, the SANS Institute, the Cyber Aces Foundation, Brookdale and the New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education. The first cohort of 12 students is expected to complete training by the end of the summer and begin residency programs with government agencies and businesses in fall 2014.

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“School training in the last few years has been very theoretical,” Qaissaunee said. “We are creating a program that trains people as doers. The different is the heavy focus on hands-on applications.”

By shifting the training of the cybersecurity workforce to the community college and focusing on hands-on skills, cybersecurity workers get out of the training pipeline faster and begin the job of protecting the country sooner. NJCAAB has become a national model, with at least six states replicating the program and 20 more expected to do so.

Move For Hunger’s Lowy Recognized in Forbes 30 Under 30

NEPTUNE – Adam Lowy, founder and an executive at Move For Hunger, has been chosen from hundreds of applicants by the Forbes 30 under 30 for its 2013 list.

Lowy, 28, is the first person from Monmouth County to be recognized for this achievement. Up and coming in the world of non-profit organization, Move For Hunger is the first and only non-profit that works with the relocation industry to support local food banks.

Lowy, 28, is a New Jersey native who founded Move For Hunger in the summer of 2009 after seeing how much wasted food people throw away when they move.

For more than  90 years Adam’s family has owned, Lowy’s Moving Service, through which he and his father began asking customers to leave their unopened, non-perishables and donate them to local food banks. At the end of the first month, they collected 300 pounds of food, and the idea of Move For Hunger was born.

With 550 movers in 47 states, Move For Hunger has delivered more than 2.4 million pounds of food to U.S. food banks and pantries, enough to feed 2 million people.

“I am honored to be included among such incredible people.  I must give the credit to my awesome team, family, friends and partners for helping Move For Hunger get to where it is today. Here’s to an amazing year of helping the hungry!” Lowy said.

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“I think the goal of what we’re trying to do is very noble,” Qaissaunee said. When you think about the importance of what we’re doing to secure the government, businesses and the country, it’s humbling and exciting to be a part of that.”

Provisional Middletown Library Director Named

MIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Township Public Library and the Township of Middletown have announced the appointment of Kim Rinaldi as provisional library director.

Rinaldi comes to the library after having served as the library director of the Margaret E. Heggen Free Public Library in Washington Township, where she managed 26 employees and a $2.5 million annual budget.

Rinaldi, who will start on Feb. 26, also has served as the director of the Brielle Public Library and as a senior librarian at the Ocean County Library, Long Beach Island Branch in Surf City.

Rinaldi holds a master’s in library and information science from Texas Women’s College and has extensive experience in library administration, budgeting and project management.

Rinaldi is excited to begin her new position as provisional library director and looks forward to working with the board of trustees, staff and residents to continue to make the Middletown Township Public Library a premier resource and destination of choice for township residents.

Monmouth U. Professor Receives Bright Idea Award

WEST LONG BRANCH – Monmouth University announced that Allen Milewski, Ph.D., associate professor of software engineering, received the Bright Idea Award for his co-authorship of the paper “Leader Delegation in Global Software Teams: Occurrence and effects.”

The Bright Idea Awards are sponsored each year by the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University and the NJPRO Foundation, a public-policy research affiliate of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA).

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