On the move: December 24, 2010


Tammy Lee has joined the audit and accounting department of Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates as a staff accountant. She previously worked at a public accounting firm in Virginia. Also, Greg Gribben joined the help desk of the technology solutions group. He attended the Computer Career Institute of Johns Hopkins University.

Carl Kampel, CPA and director in charge of professional standards at Ellin & Tucker, and Michael Strauss, a principal in the firm’s audit, accounting and consulting department, were recently featured speakers at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Fellows Program held at the Mt. Washington Conference Center.


Mike Gibbons, executive director of the Babe Ruth Museum, in Baltimore, was installed as president of the International Sports Heritage Association. The association is dedicated to helping member institutions on five continents better preserve history and educate future generations on the importance of sport heritage as a part of cultural history. Gibbons, who has served as executive director of the Babe Ruth Museum since 1983, also was a leader in creating the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards. He earned a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.


Warschawski, a branding, marketing, public relations, advertising and interactive agency in Baltimore, was named the national “Small Firm of the Year” by PR News, a communications industry resource, at its Platinum PR Awards ceremony. This marks the fourth time in five years that Warschawski has been named the U.S. “Firm of the Year” in its size category.

Two Northrop Grumman Corp. employees recently were honored at the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference. Napoleon Pinos, a program manager for post-production in the Technical Services sector in Linthicum, received the Luminary Award. Douglas Orellana received the Most Promising Engineer or Scientist–Graduate Degree Award. He is a systems engineer in the Electronics System sector in Annapolis. Orellana has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering.

Five students at Shoshana S. Cardin High School, of Baltimore, have been named distinguished scholars for the 2009-2010 school year by the Maryland Higher Education Commission: Gabe Baraban was named a finalist, while Alex Verovsky, Daniel Solomon, Beth Zaleon and Adina Shanholtz were all given an honorable mention. As a finalist, Baraban will be offered up to $3,000 a year to attend a Maryland college or university.

Galley Creative Group, an 8a, Minority Business Enterprise-certified company in Ellicott City, recently received three American Graphic Design Awards from Graphic Design USA, sponsored by the New Page Corp. Galley Creative Group is a full-service, socially responsible branding agency whose services include strategic marketing, public relations, and designs for print, web, and social media outlets.

The Montgomery County Planning Department has received an award for best neighborhood/small area plan from the National Capital Area chapter of the American Planning Association for its community plan for White Flint. The plan would transform large parking lots and suburban shopping centers into a mixed-use, compact urban center with 9,800 new homes, including affordable and workforce units, and 5.69 million square feet of commercial and office development.


Michael Schonfeld has joined BankAnnapolis as its senior vice president and chief business banking officer. He will manage the private business banking unit and oversee sales in the bank’s branches. Schonfeld previously was executive vice president and chief lending officer for Hopkins Federal Savings Bank and a senior executive with Taneytown Bank & Trust Co. He began his career as a commercial loan officer for First National Bank of Maryland. Schonfeld has a master’s degree in real estate finance and development from Johns Hopkins University.

Timothy Rozalski has joined Howard Bank as vice president and marketing manager after 13 years, primarily focused on marketing, product management and communications, at BB&T, M&T Bank, Chevy Chase Bank (now Capital One) and most recently SECU Credit Union, where he was product manager. Rozalski will manage marketing activities and support sales activities at Howard Bank. The Barton College graduate serves on the United Way Partnership Board of Howard County as an advisor.


Carroll Lutheran Village’s board of trustees unanimously elected its officers: Louna Primm, chair; Donna Kent, vice chair; Arthur Wisner, secretary; and Bradley Martin, treasurer. Primm is senior vice president & chief lending officer at New Windsor State Bank. Kent is a computer specialist with the Social Security Administration. Wisner is treasurer and director of financial services at McDaniel College. Martin is the retired comptroller of Carroll County Public Schools. Three members were elected to the board: David Bollinger of Barnes-Bollinger Insurance Services; David Bond of CCRC Actuaries; and the Rev. Robin Litton of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church. Joining the board as an ex officio member is Marion Geyer, president of the village’s residents association. Paula Langmead, CEO of Springfield Hospital Center, and Arthur Wisner are returning to the board for three-year terms.

Michael S. Beatty, Jeffrey G. Bunting and Michel Modell recently were named trustees on the board of Maryland Institute College of Art for three-year terms. Brian Martel was named alumni trustee. Beatty is president and a principal of H&S Properties Development Corp. Bunting is president and co-founder of Alpine Food Service Solutions, a director and co-founder of the fashion apparel company Kiss My Feet, of the Affinity Stone Co., and of Music City Tents and Events in Nashville and Peach Tree Tents and Events in Atlanta. Martel has been at the forefront of interactive entertainment industry; he is chief creative officer for Gearbox Software. Modell completed her M.F.A. at MICA after earning a degree in ocean engineering, working as an engineer, and becoming a professional figure skater. She is vice president of the board of Maryland Art Place.

Tory Smith has been named to the board of directors of Laurel Regional Hospital Foundation, which raises and receives funds to support Laurel Regional Hospital. Smith is the director, sales & marketing for MedHelp Inc., which specializes in medical management and revenue recovery services for physician practices, mental health treatment centers and hospitals. He is also a committee member with the Maryland American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management and a member of the Maryland Addictions Directors Council.

Hannah More School, in Reisterstown, has elected three new board members: Amy Dearborn Hawkins is vice president and training manager for T. Rowe Price. Paul E. Neumayer is vice president of product development and market research for The Baltimore Life Companies. Dr. Mike Tshibaka specializes in thoracic and vascular surgery through a private practice.

MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, has elected four members to its board. Harbhajan S. (Harry) Ajrawat, a urologist from Landover, was elected president-elect and will be installed as president next fall. He has been on the board since 2006, including the past three years as treasurer. Brian M. Thomas, of Baltimore, was elected residents & fellows trustee, Benjamin Z. Stallings was elected Prince George’s County trustee, and Reed A. Erickson was elected Western Group trustee.

Health Care

Maryland Primary Care Physicians, in Columbia, has been granted accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories for commitment to quality patient care and diagnostic testing for heart disease. The nonprofit ICAEL, established with the support of the American Society of Echocardiography, is dedicated to ensuring high-quality patient care and to promoting health care. Participation in the accreditation process is voluntary.

Cynthia Fager has been named director of volunteer services for GBMC HealthCare, parent company of Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Gilchrist Hospice Care and Greater Baltimore Medical Associates. Fager most recently served as volunteer services coordinator for Washington Home and Community Hospices, where she was a hospice home care volunteer before taking the paid position. She has worked as an English tutor in Israel, in multiple management positions with Macy’s, as an English school program developer in Japan, as a supervisor with the Baltimore County Occupational Training Administration, and as an adolescent and crisis counselor. Fager completed graduate courses in teamwork and organizational behavior at Johns Hopkins University and Towson University.

Dr. Marnie Robinson has joined Chesapeake Urology Associates, working at the McDonogh Crossroads office in Owings Mills. Dr. Robinson treats all aspects of adult urology. She has a special interest in kidney stone disease, including prevention and treatment using surgical management as well as metabolic evaluation. She has completed a general surgery internship, a urology surgery residency and a urology research fellowship. Chesapeake Urology has 16 urology centers and 14 surgical centers in the Greater Baltimore area.

Kellie Taylor recently joined St. Joseph Medical Center as the new director of marketing and communications. She previously was a marketing director with MedStar Health and worked primarily with Union Memorial and Harbor Hospitals in Baltimore. She also has served as manager of community and media relations for Franklin Square Hospital Center, and in advertising and public relations at GKV Communications.

Christopher W. Shea has been named program officer for the Tackling Drug Addiction initiative at the Open Society Institute-Baltimore. Shea had spent six years as director of Father Martin’s Ashley, a private, Maryland-based alcoholism and drug addiction treatment center. He is chairman of the board of directors of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Maryland, and vice president of the Maryland affiliate of the National Association of Alcoholism and of the Drug Abuse Counselors board of directors. Shea also serves on the NAADAC Public Policy Committee and the Health Information Policy Board for Maryland. He is an adjunct professor at Towson University.


PSA Insurance and Financial Services, which recently moved to Hunt Valley, has hired Mark Paterson, who will serve as an account executive in the employee benefits group, Doug Tyson, who will serve as the retirement coach for the retirement plan services group, and Michael Markovic, who will serve as senior relationship manager in the fiduciary consulting group. Paterson had operated Paterson & Associates, a boutique employee benefits firm that specialized in small to mid-size markets. Tyson previously worked with Fidelity Investments and Edward Jones. Markovic had been a relationship manager with T. Rowe Price.


Joe Young has been hired by Payroll Network as vice president of alliance marketing. Young previously was co-owner and director of Veris Settlement Partners. He graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s University and is a licensed insurance agent. Also, four associates of the Kensington-based company have received new professional accreditations: Sharon Peterson earned Certified Payroll Professional credential, and Braden French, Ted Johnson and Melissa Katski earned Fundamental Payroll Certification.

Public relations

Himmelrich PR, of Baltimore, has hired Sarah Benton as an account coordinator and Rachel Fauber as a project coordinator. Benton will work with broadcast, print, online and social media. She previously was marketing coordinator with an instrument manufacturing company in Annapolis. Fauber will provide media and project support, including social media work. In her previous positions, she handled social media at a Baltimore-based marketing agency and for the Center for American Progress. Fauber is a graduate of Towson University.

Residential care

Beverly Gaunt has been hired as program manager for Carroll Lutheran Village’s Diven House, in Westminster, where she will oversee daily assisted-living operations. Gaunt, who has a registered nursing degree from Anne Arundel Community College, began her career as an oncology nurse and later practiced home care in Baltimore and Baltimore County. She has worked in insurance case management and in KLF assisted living facilities as well as Sunrise assisted living in Pikesville. Gaunt most recently worked for Carroll Home Care & Hospice.

Senior care

Ruth O’Neill has been hired as administrator of the health center at North Oaks, a senior living community in Pikeville. O’Neill was formerly nursing home administrator for a ManorCare Health Services project in Prince George’s County. She also has been director of nursing and nursing home administrator for Genesis HealthCare System. O’Neill earned her registered nurse certification from Montgomery College, and has a bachelor’s degree in health care administration.