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7:41am EDT October 21, 2004
Ansley named Harding Hospital associate exec director

Toni Ansley was appointed associate executive director of The Ohio State University Harding Hospital. Ansley has been the chief financial officer of OSU Harding Hospital for the past five years and over the past year has accepted several new responsibilities within the department of psychiatry.

As associate executive director, she will be responsible for the daily operations of the hospital. She will coordinate administrative services, allowing OSU Harding Hospital to advance its mission to provide high-quality patient care in a cost-competitive care environment. In addition, her responsibilities include achieving strategies and organizational goals, maintaining high-quality departmental programs and ensuring adherence to institutional philosophy, policies and procedures. She also will serve as liaison for hospital administration, faculty, staff, university, federal, state and local officials and others.

"Toni has done a tremendous job in her various administrative roles both within the hospital and the department. I look forward to her continued assistance and support as we build toward a bright and promising future," says Dr. Radu Saveanu, OSU Harding executive director and chair of the department of psychiatry.

OSU Harding Hospital, part of the Ohio State University Medical Center, serves the Central Ohio community with behavioral health services for children, adolescents and adults, including treatment for anxiety and panic attacks, depression, post-traumatic disorders, family and marital conduct, personality disorders, schizophrenia and sexual abuse.


Rob Gisewite was appointed managing director for the new Columbus office of Xperianz, a provider of finance, strategic technology and business systems expertise on a project basis.

Gisewite, a CPA and experienced Sarbanes-Oxley practice leader, will oversee operations, with ultimate responsibility for client service. He has extensive knowledge in audit, outsourcing, enterprise risk assessment and mitigation planning, and enterprise business process modeling.

"The area executives I've met with so far are encouraged by the value that our approach brings to the table," says Gisewite. "The breadth of our project expertise and the flexibility of our project engagements enable our clients to accelerate change while reducing risk."

The company's new Columbus office closely follows the opening of an office in Atlanta.

"The opening of the Columbus office is one of several steps being taken to expand our Midwest presence. We chose the Columbus metropolitan region because our approach to financial and technology professional services is entirely unique to the area," says Eric W. Vayo-Smith, president and CEO.


Thomas Dillon, partner-in-charge of Roetzel & Andress' Columbus office, was elected to serve as a director of The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.

Founded in 1936, the FDCC is made up of a select group of attorneys in private practice, as well as general counsel and insurance claims executives from around the world. The FDCC represents the interests of those who need a defense in civil lawsuits. The organization seeks to provide the best and most ethical service while helping its members stay informed about legal trends and developments which affect those whom they represent.

Dillon has been a member of the FDCC for 19 years and served as vice president for three years before advancing to his current position.

Dillon focuses his practice in medical defense, business litigation, and general trial practice. He is also a member of the Columbus and Ohio State bar associations, the Defense Research Institute, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Society of Ohio Hospital Attorneys of the Ohio Hospital Association.


Lionel Nowell III, senior vice president and treasurer of PepsiCo Inc., was elected to American Electric Power's board of directors.

With the election of Nowell, AEP's board now consists of 12 members, 11 of whom are outside directors.

"Lionel Nowell has an extensive financial background with experience in corporate strategy and business development, credentials that are valuable to a corporate board," says Michael Morris, AEP's chairman, president and CEO. "We're very pleased that he has agreed to join our board of directors."

Nowell became senior vice president and treasurer of PepsiCo in August 2001 and is responsible for its worldwide corporate treasury function, including worldwide financial activities, capital markets strategies, foreign exchange, cash forecasting and planning. Previously, he was chief financial officer of the Pepsi Bottling Group; prior to that, he was PepsiCo's controller.

Nowell is on the board of directors for PepsiAmericas and Church & Dwight Co. Inc. He is a member of the Dean's Advisory Board at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. He is also an active member of the Executive Leadership Council, Financial Executive Institute, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of CPAs.


David Matusoff, director of technology planning with Schottenstein Zox & Dunn's SZD Public Policy Consultants, was appointed a board member of The Ohio Community Computing Center Network (OCCCN).

Matusoff works with public and private sector clients to provide telecommunications and broadband strategies to improve efficiencies and create economic development opportunities. Additionally, he serves as president of Wireless Ohio, a first-of-its-kind industry association in the United States that serves the wireless Internet industry in Ohio by providing a voice for member companies at the local, state and federal levels.

OCCCN, established in 1995, provides support to 40 statewide community technology centers in low-income neighborhoods in the form of program development, fund-raising support and advocacy. These centers are located in libraries, community centers, schools, churches, social service agencies and residential housing complexes. Since its start, OCCCN has received and/or distributed $4.45 million from SBC and $90,000 from Cincinnati Bell to community technology centers.