Red Cross names new disaster program manager

Stephanie DeLorenzo has been named the new disaster program manger for York, Lancaster, Chester and Chesterfield counties of the Palmetto region of The American Red Cross.

DeLorenzo brings years of disaster management and emergency response experience to the chapter as hurricane season begins and home fires continue to affect the state.

DeLorenzo has a master’s degree in urban and regional planning with a focus on disaster management from Florida State University. She had worked with the Florida Division of Emergency Management in the external affairs department and assisting with social media coverage during the disaster response to Florida panhandle flooding. DeLorenzo has been a certified emergency medical technician since 2008 and has worked for Berkeley County EMS, Carowinds First Aid, and two college campus 911 systems.

In South Carolina, the American Red Cross, on average, responds to a disaster every four hours. Because of volunteers and financial assistance from the community, the Red Cross helped more than 7,000 individuals affected by disasters in South Carolina last year.

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▪ The Lewisville Medical Center has joined the Piedmont Medical Center Physician Network.

For almost 30 years, board-certified internal medicine physician Dr. Mehrdad “Jack” Yousefian has been caring for patients in Richburg and surrounding communities. Dr. Yousefian focuses on preventive medicine and the treatment of chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

“The trust I build with my patients is a vital part of my work as an internist,” Dr. Yousefian said. “They can speak openly with me about their concerns, and I can give them the information they need to make healthy choices.”

For information on the Lewisville Medical Center go to or call 803-789-611.

▪ Lisa Young and Kristin Roche have been promoted at Family Trust Federal Credit Union.

Young of Rock Hill has been named vice president of loan administration and will lead consumer and mortgage lending. Young, who graduated in 1987 from Winthrop University with a degree in business administration, has more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry. She previously was a mortgage originator and underwriter for Family Trust and returned in 2009 as vice president of the mortgage services center.

Roche of Rock Hill has been named manager of the centralized lending department, which includes online and phone applications. She graduated in 2007 from Winthrop with a degree in history. She has worked as a member service representative and loan officer since joining Family Trust in 2006.

▪ Dr. Kenneth Curtis, a York County chiropractic neurologist, was recently honored by the South Carolina Chiropractic Association for 25 years of service. Dr. Curtis has practiced in Rock Hill for 15 years and currently practices at Infinite Wellness Center in Fort Mill. Infinite Wellness Center offers chiropractic care using traditional chiropractic adjustments and computerized pro-adjuster technology. For information call 803-547-4343.  

▪ The American Society of Civil Engineers South Carolina Section Board has named the Fort Mill Southern Bypass as the winner of the 2014-2015 “ASCE-SC Project of the Year.”

The “Project of the Year” is granted to an outstanding civil engineering project within the state of South Carolina and judged based on its significance to the profession, technical merit, and overall contribution to the state of South Carolina.

▪ Lebo’s was recently honored as one of 34 independently owned shoe stores with the best customer service in the United States by Footwear Insight.

The award, which recognizes and rewards the independent shoe stores that offer the best customer service, was based on a mystery shopping evaluation of 100 stores across the nation that took place last March and April by Franklin Retail Solutions.

Lebo’s has nine stores including one on Cherry Road in Rock Hill.

Lebo’s owner Jerry Levin said, “Providing exceptional customer service is something we take pride in and something we do every day, so it’s gratifying to be ‘discovered’ by the mystery shoppers. For us, there’s simply no other way to do business.”

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