On the Move- Business edition
Posted: 5:02 pm Thu, March 18, 2010
Ellin & Tucker, which has offices in Baltimore, Belcamp, Frederick, and Washington, D.C., has promoted three staff members. Rachelle Bell is now a Senior in the audit, accounting, and consulting department, and Allison Waite and Jose Zambrano have been promoted to Senior in the tax department.
Jenny Janis and Shannon Early have been hired as landscape designers by Floura Teeter Landscape Architects, of Baltimore. Janis will provide support for work on the University of Maryland, Baltimore BioPark. Her internships included one at Baltimore-based Ayres Saint Gross. Early previously worked for the Baltimore office of EDSA, and took part in planning for reconstruction of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Jeffrey Barnett, professor of psychology at Loyola University Maryland, will receive the Distinguished Psychologist Award for Contributions to Psychology and Psychotherapy from the American Psychological Association’s division of psychotherapy at the group’s annual August convention in San Diego. Barnett, who joined Loyola in 1996, specializes in ethics, and legal and professional practice issues in psychology, including distress, impairment and self-care, boundary issues and multiple relationships, supervision, confidentiality, informed consent, and advocacy.
The Saint Agnes Foundation will honor George Moniodis and James Klink with its Caritas Award at the Caritas: Saint Agnes Spring Gala, on March 27 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. Through 37 years Moniodis directed Saint Agnes Hospital’s public relations, development and government affairs departments and served as executive producer of its “To Your Health” weekly television program. He co-founded the Maryland Hospital Public Relations Society and became its first president in 1971. Klink served as director of social services, administrative assistant and vice president of the hospital through 35 years, overseeing major construction projects and areas of service. In 1975 he helped establish its pioneering home care program.
The Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company has been awarded a $16,200 Assistance to Firefighters Grant to replace outdated thermal imaging cameras, the eighth time the company has received funds under this federal program. The cameras enable firefighters to see through smoke to find hidden flames and missing people.
Saint Agnes Hospital, of Baltimore, has been designated a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery and a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement are part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association’s expansion of its Blue Distinction designation.
Phoebe Stein Davis, executive director of the Maryland Humanities Council, of Baltimore, has been selected for the Leadership Maryland Class of 2010. Leadership Maryland is an independent, educational, nonprofit organization designed to inform top-level executives, from the public and private sectors, about critical issues, challenges and opportunities facing Maryland.
Spa Creek Center, of Annapolis, has received a 2009 Step II National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. The center, which offers progression orthopedic rehabilitation, a sub-acute care, long-term care and respite care, is the first in Maryland to ever receive the award.
Mark Ware, a service desk manager of Catapult Technology, of Bethesda, has been named Customer Service Manager of the Year in the fourth annual Stevie Awards. Catapult is a service-disabled veteran-wwned information technology contractor to the federal government.
Frank J. Merendino has been appointed senior vice president and team leader of the government contracting lending group at Sandy Spring Bank, of Olney. He serves as a council member for the Government Contracting Network of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Merendino is a graduate of Frostburg State University.
Christopher P. Smith, general counsel of Manekin, a commercial real estate and residential land development firm, has been elected president of the board of CASA of Baltimore County. CASA is the county’s court-appointed special advocate program for abused and neglected children.
Anne Y.F. Lin, the founding dean of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland’s School of Pharmacy, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Women’s Housing Coalition in Baltimore. The organization is dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness for women and children by providing affordable housing and supportive services to enable them to sustain social and financial independence.
Mary Stuart Rodgers has been elected chair of the board of directors of Gilchrist Hospice Care, of Hunt Valley. She is owner and president of Stuart Rodgers Interior Design. Peter Banks, Jana Corn Burch and Benjamin F. Lucas II have joined the board. Banks is market director for Service Corporation International. Burch is an executive administrative law judge and director of operations for the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings. Lucas, a retired brigadier general and attorney, is the former commanding general of the Maryland Defense Force.
Donna Gallagher has been appointed director of member services by the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce. She is a former board director and is a board member of the Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Gannett Fleming, an international planning, design, and construction management firm, recently moved its Baltimore office to 7133 Rutherford Road, Suite 300, Baltimore, 21244.
Christy DeVader, chair of the management and international business department at Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management, in Baltimore, has been named associate dean of the school effective July 1. Ann Attanasio, director of graduate business programs, has assumed the role of assistant dean of full-time programs. Manette Frese, who earned her MBA at the school and directed its executive MBA programs, has assumed the role of assistant dean of graduate programs.
Barbara Miller has been appointed director of financial aid at Stevenson University. She previously held that title at the University of Maryland University College, and has served similar roles at the University of Baltimore and Community College of Baltimore County. Miller holds a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is president of the Eastern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
Joy Clarke-Holmes has been appointed regional VP and general manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region of Johnson Controls’ business efficiency unit, based in Capitol Heights. She will lead efforts to increase business in energy solutions.
Amish Sura has been named director of cardiac interventions at The Heart Center at Mercy Medical Center, in downtown Baltimore. He will practice both general and interventional cardiology. His training includes a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical School.
Margo Gladding, a licensed nutritionist and herbalist, has joined the clinic at the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine at Kernan Hospital, in Baltimore. She will continue to maintain her practice at the Village Green Apothecary in Bethesda.
Baltimore Life, of Owings Mills, has made three officer-level promotions: Richard A. Spencer III was appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer. He had been controller since joining the company in 2002. Harold Rojas was appointed senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. In his new role, Rojas is responsible for the legal and compliance, underwriting and claims functions. Brian Stricker was appointed senior vice president, corporate development. He will lead all product development, acquisition and alliance-related growth initiatives.
Chris Beutler has been promoted to chief vision officer of Renegade, a marketing communications company in Hunt Valley. Beutler will lead Renegade’s strategic future growth and manage the creative process for various projects.
Steve Howe has been named director of children’s services for The Children’s Guild. He will lead admissions, group homes, the foster care program and the Family Help Center, which supports children struggling with stress and traumatic events in the community and nine public schools. He previously worked at mental health consulting firm Open Minds as a senior consultant specializing in service development and management of community and foster care programs, and as national director of foster care for KidsPeace National Centers. The Children’s Guild is a nonprofit dedicated to serving children who are difficult to educate and care for because of autism or multiple disabilities, or who have been traumatized by life experience or family situation.