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AKRON CHILDREN’S NAMES NICU DIRECTOR: Barbara Clouser, M.D., has joined Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley as regional director for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). In her role, she will oversee Akron Children’s NICU at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, the Special Care Nursery at the hospital’s Beeghly campus and the Special Care Nursery at St. Joseph Warren Hospital.

Dr. Clouser most recently served as director of the West Penn NICU at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh. Prior to that position, she was the director of Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley’s Special Care Nursery at Beeghly and the NICU at St. Elizabeth. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Clouser completed her pediatric residency at the UCSD Medical Center in San Diego, Calif. She then completed her fellowship in neonatology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Magee-Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Clouser is board-certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal. She resides in Mars, Pa., with her husband. She has five children and three grandchildren.

FARMERS NATIONAL BANK NAMES NEW NATIONAL ASSOCIATES PRESIDENT: National Associates, Inc., an employee benefits administration firm and wholly-owned subsidiary of Farmers National Banc Corp., has announced the hiring of John P. Adzema as the organization’s new president.

Adzema is a 30-year veteran in the financial services industry. In his new role with National Associates, Adzema will lead the operations for the third-party employee benefit plan administration company and guide the team of accounting, consulting and servicing experts who are committed to aiding clients and their advisors in developing and administering their employee benefit plans. Adzema brings with him an in-depth background and experience in financial services, including leadership roles with leading northeast Ohio retirement administration companies and deep experience with a national recordkeeping firm.

National Associates, located near Cleveland, provides various employee benefit planning and administration services and insights to clients across a variety of industries with the ability to design custom plans to fit their specific needs.

NEW REALTOR JOINS REAL LIVING BROKERS: A graduate from Penn State University with a degree in Applied Science, Darlene Maraczi has joined the local real estate industry.

She is a lifelong resident of Trumbull County and is a member of the Warren Area Board of Realtors, the Ohio Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Maraczi obtained her real estate education through ETI Technical College.

WARREN NATIVE RELOCATES FIRM IN CALIFORNIA: 5500 Jefferson Investments, a holding company owned by John Zabrucky, formerly of Warren, has relocated Modern Props, a motion picture prop company in California.

Modern Props, which specializes in contemporary, modern and futuristic devices for television and movies, has moved from Los Angeles to the city of San Fernando to be closer to the major film studios.

Zabrucky attended Warren G. Harding High School and graduated from Kent State University with a BFA and MFA in fine art. Previously, he taught art and design at Kent State, University of Akron and Mansfield Reformatory with a project for Blossom Art. He started Modern Props in 1977 and has designed props for hundreds of movies and television shows including “Star Trek,” “Batman,” “Ghostbusters,” “Die Hard” and “Blade Runner.”

Zabrucky lives with his wife and three children in Pacific Palisades, Calif., and Puglia, Italy.

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