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The ninth annual Dr. Alexander Nesbitt Commitment to Caring Award was presented to Margie Cholin, a social worker at UPMC Williamsport, on Thursday, April 7, during an in-person Healthcare Decisions Day event on hospice and end-of-life care held at the Elder Care and Special Needs Resource Center. 

During an extensive 34-year career, Margie Cholin has served countless individuals and their families to make sure they receive the proper care and attention they deserve. She has worked in almost every aspect of the field from medical and surgical to now a more comprehensive rehabilitation role.

From a very young age, Margie always knew she wanted to help people. As Margie describes it, “Social work allows me to serve individuals who need it most and be able to make a difference on a more personal and hands-on basis.” That’s why she abandoned her desire to become a psychologist and instead focused more of her career admirations on pursuing social work."

Attorney Jenna Franks has become a new partner of the elder law firm of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, Jenna joins founding shareholder Attorney Julie Steinbacher and Attorney Landon Hodges, who became a partner in 2021, as well as Attorneys Amos Goodall & Kathleen Yurchak, as the five partners of the law firm. Jenna's status as a partner takes effect on April 1, 2022. 

Jenna has been with Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak since 2017, when she returned to her native Pennsylvania to be closer to family. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced law in Florida, where she remains licensed, in a several different areas of law, before focusing her law practice solely in elder law. She is a cum laude law school graduate of Nova Southeastern University just outside of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., During her time there, she was a member of the Steven R. Booher American Inns of Court, the Broward County Bar Association, Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, and the National Transactional LawMeet competition. She earned her undergraduate degree in Crime, Law and Justice from Penn State in 2009. 

Attorney Amos Goodall, CELA, LLM, from the elder law firm of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, was recently appointed to the Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (DEC) of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFB Board). This appointment is a three-year term as a public member, and will run from 2022-24. 

The CFP Board is a non-profit organization that fosters professional standards in personal financial planning. It sets and enforces the requirements for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification (CFP™),  to "uphold standards of competency and ethics for financial planners who are committed to CFP Board to putting their clients' best interests first." The DEC of the CFP is responsible for reviewing and taking appropriate action with respect to alleged violations of the CFP's Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct, as well as conducting reviews pursuant to the organization's Fitness Standards for Candidates and Professionals Eligible  for Reinstatement. 

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