March 11, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 9 Area Peter Diestel of Allendale has been promoted to chief operating officer at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. In addition to his new role, Diestel will continue to serve as senior vice president of administration. Allendale man named chief operating officer at Valley In his expanded role, Diestel will oversee all the day-to-day operations of the hospital. Diestel joined Valley in 1994 as vice president of administration and has overseen many clinical, administrative, and support departments, and key functions such as technology and space assessment and the operations group. He also served for a number of years as vice president of practice management for Valley Health System and as president of Valley Health Medical Group. More recently, he was instrumental in establishing the highly successful Ridgewood Academy for Health Professions, which has been designated as a “Model Academy” by the National Career Academy Coalition. The Academy, a collaborative program developed by Ridgewood High School in partnership with The Valley Hospital and Bergen Community College, is geared toward students interested in pursuing a career in the health and medical fields. Diestel received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Vermont and a master of public health degree from The Columbia University School of Public Health. Peter Diestel Incumbent Glen Rock Board of Education trustees Gene Calderon, a retired college professor, and Barbara Steuert, an executive, are seeking reelection to their three-year seats. They will compete against newcomers Anita Kalra and Dina Rosen. Robert Burslem and Sheldon Hirschberg Candidates file for school boards; contest in Glen Rock will contest the single one-year seat available on the board this year. Ridgewood Incumbent Robert Hutton is the only candidate for the single three-year seat on the Ridgewood Board of Education. He is a business executive who works in a Ridgewood office.