Eight Baltimore residents recently graduated from FoodWorks, a culinary training program of the Maryland Food Bank that teaches food safety and kitchen skills as preparation for careers in the hospitality and food service industries. The graduates are: Christopher Brodie, Tanya D. Campbell, Oliver James, Elenora Marshall, Antoine S. McDaniels, Natalie T. McEachern, Sakinah Nelson and Denise Rodgers.
Members of the staff of the Community College of Baltimore County have won five American Graphic Design Awards for outstanding graphic design in publications from Graphic Design USA. Allison Ernst, assistant director of creative services, won certificates for three designs. Senior designer Dawn Mercurio received two certificates of excellence for brochure designs.
Stanley Milesky has been named director of the Howard County Department of Finance. He previously was deputy director, and has been serving as acting director since the retirement of Sharon Greisz in June. Before coming to Howard County Government in 2008, Milesky worked for the City of Baltimore as the chief of treasury management and for the Maryland Department of Transportation in a variety of senior management and finance positions. His degrees include a bachelor’s degree from Towson University.
Dr. Gary A. Pichney has joined the Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center. He will see patients at Lutherville Personal Physicians. A graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park, Dr. Pichney is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is the former chief of podiatric surgery at North Arundel Hospital, in Glen Burnie, and a member of the adjunct faculty of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.
The cardiology department at Doctors Community Hospital, of Lanham, recently received a three-year accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories. The accreditation endorses adult echocardiography (heart scanning) services at the 219-bed acute-care medical and surgical hospital that help in the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases, disorders of the heart and blood vessels.