Dr. Kathleen Gatto joined Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton – Chambersburg Health Center.
Gatto grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and received her bachelor’s degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She completed medical school at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and her pediatric residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami in Miami, Florida.
After a short stint working in Florida as a board certified pediatrician, Dr. Gatto realized that while the hustle and bustle of Miami was great for studying, she preferred to return to the beautiful Midwest to live and practice medicine.
Dr. Gatto is accepting new pediatric patients at the newly remodeled Chambersburg Health Center, located at 6255 Chambersburg Road in Huber Heights. To make an appointment, call 937-461-6869.
Mosher promoted to supervising attorney
Montgomery County District Attorney Matt Heck Jr. made the announcement Jacob P. Mosher has been promoted to the position of supervising attorney in the Jury Division of the Prosecutor’s Office.
Mosher received his law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2015. He received his BA from Ohio University in 2012 with a major in psychology with a minor in Spanish. While in law school, Jacob became an intern at the prosecutor’s office, working in the office’s juvenile and criminal division.
Yakov joined the prosecutor’s office in December 2015 and was assigned to the child protection department. In November 2016, he was assigned to the Juvenile Division, and in September 2017, he was transferred to the Office’s Intake/Grand Jury Division. In June 2018, he was promoted to criminal prosecutor.
As supervising attorney, Mosher will supervise the assistant prosecutors who present criminal cases to the Montgomery County Grand Jury, as well as the assistant prosecutors who handle preliminary hearings in the municipal court. He will also be the primary assistant prosecutor responsible for reviewing cases brought by law enforcement for criminal charges.
Munafo joins Trenton Family Medicine
Cameron Munafo, CNP, joins Trenton Family Medicine. Munafo earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Ohio University and a master’s degree in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Munafo will join Scott Glickfield, MD, Daniel Keltner, MD, Anne Nestor, MD, Melissa Quick, MD, and Debra Stump, FNP-C, in the practice. The practice is located at 3590 Busenbark Rd., in Trenton. New patients welcome. Appointments can be scheduled online at PremierHealth.com/MakeAnAppointment or by calling 513-988-6369.
Moore and Smercek have been promoted to criminal trial supervisors
Montgomery County District Attorney Matt Heck Jr. made the announcement Brian R. Moore was promoted to head of criminal proceedings in the Criminal Division of the Prosecutor’s Office. This position supervises the Assistant Prosecutors who handle criminal cases in the General Court.
Moore received his bachelor’s degree in 2006 from Miami University at Oxford, majoring in business. He received his law degree in 2009 from Capital University School of Law in Columbus. From November 2009 to October 2013, Brian was in private practice in Columbus. Then, from October 2013 to January 2017, he worked as an assistant prosecutor in Licking County, Ohio, handling felony prosecutions.
Moore joined the DA’s office in January 2017 and was assigned to the DA’s Intake/Grand Jury Unit. He was promoted to criminal defense attorney in July 2017 and in February 2020 was assigned to the Child Abuse Bureau.
Montgomery County District Attorney Matt Heck Jr. made the announcement Mrs. Dillon G. Smurcek was promoted to head of criminal proceedings in the Criminal Division of the Prosecutor’s Office.
Smearcheck received his BA in 2005 from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, majoring in Legal Studies. She received her law degree in 2009 from The Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law. From 2009 to 2014, Dylan practiced civil law in the private sector.
Smearcheck joined the prosecutor’s office in June 2014 and was assigned to the juvenile division. She was then assigned to the Appellate Division and Intake/Grand Jury Division before being promoted to Criminal Defense Attorney in March 2016. In February 2018, Dillon was assigned to the Child Abuse Bureau, and in March 2021 has been promoted to supervising attorney from the office’s Admissions/Grand Jury Division.
The doctor joins the primary care site
Charles Ventura, MD, has joined Kettering Health at Years Ahead Primary Care’s Kettering location on Stroop Road. Dr. Ventura is a fellowship-trained geriatrician specializing in the management of chronic medical conditions with an emphasis on elder care.
He graduated from the University of El Salvador and completed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, followed by a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the Banner Sun Health Research Institute located at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Arizona.
Dr. Ventura’s office is located at 1745 E. Stroop Road. For more information, call 937-281-6340 or visit ketteringhealth.org/seniors.