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Howe promoted to VP of children’s services by Children’s Guild

Steve Howe

Steve Howe recently was promoted to vice president of children’s services by The Children’s Guild. Howe leads the nonprofit organization’s admissions, three therapeutic group homes, treatment foster care program and Family Help Center, which supports children struggling with stress and traumatic events in the community and 26 public schools. Before joining The Children’s Guild, Howe was a senior consultant specializing in service development and management of community and foster care programs for Open Minds, a mental health consulting firm. Previously, he was national director of foster care for KidsPeace National Centers, which has foster care and family services offices in nine states and Washington, D.C. Howe has also served as the Maryland director of The Pressley Ridge Schools, an organization serving emotionally disturbed youth and their families, and was the foster care manager for the State of Maryland. He earned his master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland.


Oscar Osorio has been chosen to lead the Mid-Atlantic tax practice of Grant Thornton LLP. He will oversee the firm’s tax services provided in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia, and serve as the Southeast Region technical resolution leader for tax accounting and risk advisory services. Osorio, a CPA, has worked as a tax partner in another large public accounting firm.


The Renaissance Square community in Essex-Middle River has won the Sustainable Building Neighborhood Development award from the Maryland chapter of the nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council. The for-sale housing community meets the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, the first national framework for green affordable housing. The community was built as a partnership of Enterprise Homes Inc., of Baltimore, and Mark Building Co., of Owings Mills.


Nettie Schubel has been hired as external diploma program coordinator of the South Baltimore Learning Center. For the past six years, she served as the adult education instructional specialist and International Club adviser at Hagerstown Community College. She previously was the EDP lead advisor assessor and an ESL teaching assistant for Washington County Public Schools. Schubel also has worked in bilingual services at the Washington County Health Department and Milwaukee Area Technical College. She completed post-graduate coursework at Hood College. The South Baltimore Learning Center is a community-based, nonprofit organization providing functional literacy, life skills training and career preparation services.

Global Science

Shaida Johnston has been hired as the manager of the climate data records program of Global Science & Technology, of Greenbelt. She will work at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. The program seeks to provide a definitive set of multi-decadal satellite data records for the detection and analysis of climate change. Johnston had worked with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt for 16 years.