Kate Falco joined
the law offices of Jean
M. Mahserjian in Clifton
Falco practices in
the areas of matrimonial
and family law.
She received her B.A.
in English, cum laude,
from Russell Sage College
in Troy. While at
Russell Sage, she was a Kellas Scholar and
a member of the Sigma Tau Delta Academic
Falco received her juris doctorate in 2007
from Albany Law School at Union University.
She interned for the Judge Mark Powers and
she was active in Moot Court, the Environmental
Law Society, and the Italian American Law
Student Association. In 2006, she received a
scholarship from the Italian American Bar Association
of the greater Capital Region.
Falco was recently listed in Super Lawyers
as a Rising Star lawyer.
For the first time since the firm’s foundation
in 1971, a non-certified public accountant
was appointed partner
at Teal, Becker &
Steven M. Egna,
who has directed the
Business Advisory Services
division at TBC
for almost a decade,
joins the rank of partner.
After serving in various leadership, management
and analytical roles for nearly 20 years,
Egna was hired by the firm in 2005 to draw
upon his diverse background to provide practical
and relevant valuation related guidance.
Egna, who specializes in the valuation of
closely-held businesses, including investment
holding companies and professional practices,
has developed the advisory services division at
TBC over the last nine years.
He is a certified business appraiser (CBA)
accredited by the Institute of Business Appraisers;
a certified valuation analyst (CVA)
accredited by the National Association of
Certified Valuators and Analysts; accredited
in business appraisal review (ABAR) by the
National Association of Certified Valuators and
Analysts; a certified merger and acquisition
advisor (CM&AA) designated by the Alliance
of Merger and Acquisition Advisors. He holds a
Master’s of Management from the J.L. Kellogg
Graduate School of Management and earned
his Bachelor of Science in business administration
at Northeastern University.
Erik Sacino to its audio
and video services
Sacino has animation,
and interactive design
Prior to joining
Fingerpaint, he was
a motion designer at
Working Pictures, Inc., where his work won
regional and national awards for clients including
Verizon Wireless, GE, MVP Health Care
and Albany Medical Center.
He also served as
senior multimedia designer at LGB LLC and
FireThread Studios, where he provided video,
motion, web and graphic design for Global-
Foundries, Avon, Sanrio (Hello Kitty), Riedel
Crystal of America and Blue Financial Credit.
Saratoga Hospital added family practitioner
Dr. Christina Goldsmith to its medical staff
and to Saratoga Family Physicians, a member
of the hospital’s Saratoga Regional Medical
Group at 3044 Route 50, in Wilton.
Dr. Goldsmith, a native Saratogian, earned
her medical degree from New York College of
Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, N.Y.,
and completed a residency at Ellis Family
Medicine in Schenectady.
She is board certified in family medicine by
both the American Board of Family Medicine
as well as American Board of Osteopathic
The hospital also welcomed physiatrist
Gabriel Radu, DO. He is joining the hospital’s
Saratoga Regional Medical Group.Dr. Radu
earned his medical degree from New York College
of Osteopathic Medicine, in Old Westbury,
N.Y., completed a medical internship and a
residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation
at Albany Medical Center.
The hospital also hired general surgeon Dr.
Anthony F. Cutry at Saratoga General and
Minimally Invasive Surgery, a member of the
hospital’s Saratoga Regional Medical Group.
His specialties include advanced laparoscopy
and vascular surgery. Prior to joining Saratoga
Hospital, he worked at Slocum-Dickson Medical
Group in New Hartford, N.Y.
He earned his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine, in St.
Louis, Missouri. He also completed a doctor
of philosophy in biochemistry degree at SUNY
Buffalo, and a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular
immunology from SUNY Stony Brook.
Bond, Schoeneck &
King announced that
John M. Bagyi was
named one of 40 Upand-
Comers, in the
Nation’s Most Powerful
in a recent edition
of Human Resource
An attorney and certified senior professional
in human resources, Bagyi counsels and represents
employers on labor and employment
issues helping them achieve and maintain
legal compliance, while improving employee
engagement and workplace productivity.
The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment
Attorneys is a joint project produced by Human
Resource Executive and Lawdragon.
Lawyers chosen for inclusion have received
recommendations from corporate counsel.
Those who earn “glowing marks” from clients,
peers, colleagues and judges are awarded the
A 2014 Shenendehowa graduate received
the Harness Racing Scholarship from the Agriculture
and New York State Breeding Development
Fund, Saratoga Harness Horsepersons
Association and Saratoga Casino and Raceway.
Jenna Krupski received the $1,500 scholarship
she will use to help fund her studies at
SUNY Cobleskill this fall.
Krupski spent time this summer at the
training stable of Mickey and Cheryl McGivern,
where she learned about the maintenance that
goes into managing a Standardbred pacer. She
plans on majoring in equine studies with a
long-term goal to own her own horse facility
with a therapeutic riding program for disabled
Attorney Edward V. Wilcenski was
named to the New York Super Lawyers list as
one of the top elder law attorneys in New York
state for 2014.
Super Lawyers selects no more than 5 percent
of the lawyers in New York state for this
designation. This is the fourth year Wilcenski
received the honor.
Also, attorneys Tara Anne Pleat and Michael
D. Dezik were named to the New York
Super Lawyers Rising Star list as two of the top
elder law attorneys in New York state under
the age of 40 for the year 2014. Super Lawyers
selects no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers
in the state for the designation. This is the
second year that Pleat received this honor.
Andrei Krasnokutski was promoted
to assistant vice president and commercial
lender at Ballston Spa National Bank. He
is responsible for developing and managing
commercial loan relationships.
Krasnokutski joined BSNB in 2012 as a
senior credit analyst and has more than 10
years of experience in the banking industry,
including the areas of commercial real estate,
commercial and industrial lending and corporate
Prior to joining BSNB, Krasnokutski was
a commercial credit officer at another local
financial institution where he specialized in
commercial underwriting. He earned his bachelor’s
degree in business administration from
St. Bonaventure University and his master’s in
business administration with a concentration
in finance from Cleveland State University.
Active in the community, he is part of the
bank’s Volunteers in Action program where
he helps organize an annual Electronics
Recycling and Document Shred Day at BSNB.
Institute (AHI) Chief
Cathy Homkey was
appointed by Gov. Andrew
M. Cuomo to the
Charles D. Cook Office
of Rural Health’s
(ORH) New York
State Rural Health
The ORH, a state Department of Health
office, focuses on issues that affect access
to health care in rural regions. The council
advises DOH on rural health policy.
The Office of Rural Health strives to improve
access to quality health care services
by implementing state and federal programs,
conducting planning activities, and coordinating
Nine McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams,
P.C., attorneys were listed in the publication
“The Best Lawyers in America 2015.
The nine McNamee, Lochner, Titus &
Williams listed in “The Best Lawyers in
America 2015” are: Richard D. Cirincione,
for trusts and estates, listed since 2013;
William S. Haase, for trusts and estates,
listed since 1989; Michelle L. Haskin, for
family law, listed since 2014; Richard L.
Langer, for employee benefits law, listed
since 1995; Christopher Massaroni, for
commercial litigation, listed 2015; Amy S.
O’Connor, for elder Law, listed since 2013,
and for trusts and estates, 2015; John J.
Privitera, for litigation – environmental,
listed 2015; Timothy B. Thornton, for
trusts and estates, listed since 1987; and
Bruce J. Wagner, for family law, listed
Additionally, shareholder O’Connor was
named the elder law “Lawyer of the Year” in
the Albany area. Only a single lawyer in each
practice area, in each community, received
Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review
survey in which more than 36,000 attorneys
cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal
abilities of other lawyers in their practice