Duties and functions

May 22 journalists

Tower Health

Brian Lahmann, MD, has been named the Physician Lead for Emergency Medicine at Tower Health. Lahmann will continue as chairman of Reading Hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine. His role will be expanded to include clinical oversight of system initiatives regarding emergency departments in Tower Health.


Lahmann started with Tower Health in 2009 as an emergency physician at Reading Hospital. He was appointed Vice Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2019 and Chairman in 2020, and is the Associate Designated Institutional Head for Reading Hospital’s postgraduate medical education activities.

Lahmann received his bachelor’s degree in business administration and his master’s degree in hospital and health administration from Xavier University. He earned his MD from Temple University School of Medicine, followed by an emergency medicine residency at Cooper University Hospital, where he served as chief resident. He is also the medical director of the Geigertown Fire Quick Response Service and supports the Afghan Sponsor Circle of Greater Reading.


Andi Funk, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of EnerSys, will receive the 2022 Bernardine Legacy Award from Alvernia University, which recognizes Alvernia alumni and friends who have distinguished themselves in their professional careers while serving as a leader and role model for women. Funk will receive the award on June 1 at the fourth annual Women’s Council of Alvernia luncheon.


Prior to her role at EnerSys, Funk was Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC. She also sits on the board of Crown Holdings and Touchpoint Inc. At EnerSys, she co-launched the Women in Leadership (WiL) initiative.

Funk was also a member of the Alvernia President’s Advisory Council 2015-2016 Executive-in-Residence and mentor for the Reading Collegiate Scholars program. She is a director of Caron Treatment Centers, chair of the investment committee and board member of the Berks Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Berks Business Education Coalition, and leader of the PeaceTrust for Safe Berks.

Manufacturers Association

Mike Granby, of York, has been named chairman and Jonathan Crothers, of Lancaster, has been named vice-chairman of the Manufacturers’ Association board, effective this month. The Association is the manufacturing voice for hundreds of member and non-member organizations in South Central PA and Northern Maryland.


Granby, president of Granby Consulting, has dual citizenship of the United States and the United Kingdom. He is the former chairman of Red Lion Controls, a manufacturing technology company in York, and was managing director and founder of Paradigm Controls Ltd. and Technical Director of Overseer Systems Ltd. from Chesterfield in England.


Crothers, has been a Continuous Improvement Coordinator and employee of Stoner Inc. of Lancaster for 14 years. He holds a BS in Biology from Penn State University and an MBA from the Fox School of Business at Temple University. In his role at Stoner, he is responsible for improving efficiency and is a member of the strategy deployment team. Crothers previously served as a research and development scientist for eight years and holds Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean certifications.

Tompkins Financial

Alyssa Fontaine has been named Chief Risk Officer for Tompkins Financial, adding to her current role as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. In his expanded role, Fontaine will continue to oversee the company’s legal and corporate governance functions, while leading the enterprise risk management team.


Fontaine joined Tompkins in 2016. Prior to joining Tompkins, she was a partner at Harris Beach PLLC, where she focused on banking regulatory compliance and securities matters, and worked closely with Tompkins as a partner in corporate law.

Fontaine is a graduate of Cornell University Law School and Brown University.

Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers

Robert Mineo, director of Lehigh University’s SBDC Funding Assistance Program, has been named a 2022 State Star for the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (PASBDC). Mineo first joined the Pennsylvania SBDC as a graduate student at Lehigh University, then joined the team full-time after graduation.


Each year, the ASBDC (America’s Small Business Development Center) network recognizes top performers nationwide at its annual conference. A special presentation honoring the ASBDC 2022 State Stars will take place at the national conference in September.



Abraham Rodriguez has been named Director of Operations at Fromm, an independent electrical distributor in the Mid-Atlantic region. In this role, Rodriquez will be responsible for overseeing all distribution logistics and process improvement across the company’s eight locations.

Rodriguez holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Moravian University.

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