Jim Pieffer wasn’t planning a career in the senior care industry, but that’s where he went.

A freshly minted bachelor’s degree in tow, Pieffer entered the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh in the mid-1980s. His pursuit of an advanced degree included a one-year fellowship with Presbyterian Medical Center, a small but burgeoning nonprofit based in Oakmont that would evolve into Presbyterian SeniorCare Network.

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Rick Shrum joined the Observer-Reporter as a reporter in 2012, after serving as a section editor, sports reporter and copy editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Rick has won eight individual writing awards, including two Golden Quills.

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