Maryland People’s Counsel Paula M. Carmody recently was elected vice president of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates. Carmody has been treasurer for the past two years. NASUCA is a national association made up of state agencies that are designated by the laws of their states to represent mostly residential and small commercial customers before state public utility commissions and state and federal courts.
KBE Building Corp. has made two senior staff changes: William Hasson was hired as business development manager. He will focus on KBE’s senior housing and health care services divisions. Hasson previously was business development manager for Morgan-Keller, in Frederick. He is based in KBE’s Columbia office, but also manages business development in senior housing and health care for the firm’s Farmington, Conn., headquarters. Allan Kleban, a 14-year veteran of KBE, was promoted to vice president of business development. He previously served this role at the Columbia office. Kleban is a member of the senior leadership team, having served as general counsel and vice president of administration.
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation has launched a new website and assigned five people to new positions. Flynn Burch has been hired as a special projects coordinator; he will be responsible for creation and maintenance of many of the foundation’s partnerships. Chad Conrad, a Towson University graduate, has been promoted from program coordinator to senior program coordinator. Bobby McCaffrey, a program coordinator, will now be a full-time member of the program team, responsible for many on-field events, with a role in many direct service events. John Naylor will work part-time as a program specialist; he previously was an intern with the foundation. Travis Punt, a Towson University graduate, has been hired as a program coordinator. The foundation uses baseball- and softball-themed programs to build character and teach life lessons to disadvantaged youth.
The Health Facilities Association of Maryland and the Maryland Hospital Association have received $10,000 from Kinetic Concepts, the platinum sponsor of their wound care educational program. The sponsorship will reduce costs of educational workshops for Maryland health care professionals seeking to learn the best techniques for prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers and to become certified in wound care. HFAM and MHA, in collaboration with the Wound Care Education Institute, are hosting the workshops, which will continue in 2011.