Richard Pomerantz has been named chairman of the department of medicine at Saint Agnes Hospital, in Baltimore. Dr. Pomerantz is an interventional cardiologist board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology. Prior to joining Saint Agnes, He spent two decades at the University of Rochester Medical Center in upstate New York, most recently as clinical chief of the cardiology unit. Dr. Pomerantz earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and completed an internship and residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by fellowship training in clinical and interventional cardiology at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He serves on the American Heart Association’s Council on Clinical Cardiology.
Jessica Wolf Suriano has been named director of development of the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust. Suriano, who has a bachelor’s degree from Loyola College in Maryland (now Loyola University), previously held a similar position with the Alzheimer’s Association. The Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust, in partnership with its 20 member schools, provides academically talented African-American students of limited financial resources to an independent school education. In addition, B.E.S.T. provides support and leadership programming for students.
Kate Farinholt, executive director of NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore, has been chosen to participate in the Baltimore Nonprofit Leaders Circles, a leadership development program based on an “action learning” model for collective problem-solving and collaboration among professional peers. The NAMI chapter also has added Faith Dickerson, Lin Romano, Lori White and Stacy Fruhling to its board of directors. Officers for the coming year are: Scott Graham, president; Pamela Scott-Johnson, vice president; Elizabeth Ambinder, treasurer; and George Lips, secretary. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a grass-roots organization that focuses on awareness, education and advocacy.
Christina Royster has been hired as director of marketing and communications of Vision Multimedia Technologies, of Baltimore. Royster, a graduate of Morgan State University, is the former director of marketing and communications for Irvine Nature Center. She has written for television shows including “Sister, Sister” and “For Your Love,” and is a former staff writer for Baltimore City Paper. Royster will manage corporate social marketing accounts and also marketing activities for VMT and SocialToaster, its social marketing automation platform.