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Johnson joins Retina Group of Washington as physician

Dr. T. Mark Johnson

Dr. T. Mark Johnson has been hired as a physician by The Retina Group of Washington, based in Chevy Chase. He will treat the full range of retinal diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments and ocular trauma, in the practice’s offices in Rockville, Md., and Fredericksburg, Va. Johnson previously worked for nine years as an attending surgeon at the National Retina Institute.


Jocelyn Grogan-Jones, director of human resources for the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, in Baltimore, recently earned certification as a Professional in Human Resources from the HR Certification Institute.

Abby Elliott, general manager at The Parke at Ocean Pines, in Ocean City, has earned her Certified Manager of Community Associations designation from the National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers. Elliott joined Legum & Norman, which operates The Parke at Ocean Pines, in 2009. Before then she was a U.S. Airways flight attendant and served as the assistant hotel manager of Captain Hiram’s Resort and Hotel in Sebastian, Fla.


The board of directors of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has two new members: James T. Smith Jr., was County Executive of Baltimore County from 2002 to 2010 after serving since 1985 as an associated judge in the Baltimore County Circuit Court. Since 2002, Smith has been a member of the boards of directors of the Maryland Historical Society, the Walters Art Museum and the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore. Liddy Manson is president of technology company BeClose. She previously was CEO of DigitalSports and chief operating officer of Freewebs Inc. Manson also worked for nine years at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive.

C. Todd Brown recently was elected chairman of the board of directors of Carroll Community Bank. Brown, a retired vice president of Bank of America, is president of Springfield Cemetery Co. Brian L. Haight was elected vice chairman of the bank; he owns Haight Funeral Home & Chapel. In addition, R. Wayne Barnes, a self-employed insurance broker, and G. Lee Sturgill, the partner in charge of Sturgill & Associates LLP tax practice and consulting activities, were elected to the board of directors. Gilbert Fleming, of Fleming Petroleum Services, was re-elected to the board.

Bruce Schindler, president of Bob Davidson Ford Lincoln, of Baltimore, has been named to a number of positions. He is now National Dealer Council representative for the Washington Region of Ford Motor Co., and a member of the Order Fulfillment and Technology Committee for the National Dealer Council, the Dealer Product Advisory Committee, the Consumer Experience Committee, and the executive committee of the Baltimore Washington Ford Dealer Advertising Fund Board.

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral (Ret.) Elizabeth (Betsy) Hight has been elected to the board of trustees of Corporate Office Properties Trust, in Columbia. Hight is vice president of the Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services U.S. Public Sector Cybersecurity Practice. Before joining Hewlett-Packard, she was acting director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and commander of the Joint Task Force – Global Network Operations. Hight has a master’s degree in telecommunications systems from the Naval Postgraduate School and a master’s degree in information systems from George Washington University.