Susan Appling, of the Prevention and Research Center at Weinberg, Mercy Medical Center, of Baltimore, has been elected a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice in Nursing for “significant and enduring contributions to health care service.” The National Academies of Practice is an organization of practitioners who work together to advance coordinated, accountable, accessible and affordable health care for all. NAP studies and produces policy papers on health-related topics that clinicians find critical to improving health care.
Joseph J. Ensor, vice president and general manager for the Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics/Electronic Systems Sector of Northrop Grumman Corp., recently was elected to the McDaniel College Board of Trustees. Ensor previously was vice president and general manager of Space and ISR Systems and before that was vice president, Combat Avionics at Northrop Grumman. He serves on the board of directors for the Maryland Red Cross, and is a member of the Carroll County Public Schools Foundation’s board, the Dean’s Advisory Board for the University of Maryland’s School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, and the University of Denver’s School of Engineering. Ensor has a bachelor’s degree from Loyola College Maryland and an MBA from the University of Maryland. He completed the General Manager Program at Harvard Business School and the University of Maryland Executive Marketing Strategy Program.
The Baltimore Washington Medical Center’s Tate Cancer Center recently received a $1,000 Allstate Foundation “Agency Hands in the Community” grant. Allstate agent Kent Schwab, who serves on the hospital’s foundation and operating boards, made the presentation. The Allstate Foundation makes the grants to recognize the efforts of agents who volunteer in their communities. The foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by the Allstate Insurance Co. The Tate Cancer Center, in Glen Burnie, is affiliated with the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center.
Three staff members have been added by gkv, of Baltimore: Ryan Brown is now an assistant account executive. He previously was general manager for Greenwood Financial Solutions. Rachel Jochem is now an associate account executive for gkv Reach, the agency’s outreach and grassroots marketing division. She interned with the Maryland Lottery and Barb Clapp Advertising and Marketing. Jochem has a bachelor’s degree from Towson University. Thor Lucas also is an assistant account executive. He had worked in the interactive department for Pivnet, an internet services company in Timonium, and was an intern with Siquis, an advertising agency. Lucas has a bachelor’s degree from Towson University.