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On the Move, 3/15: Gavin named director of family office services of Arthur Bell

Bob Gavin

Bob Gavin has been promoted to director in charge of family office services of Arthur Bell, Certified Public Accountants, of Baltimore. Gavin, who has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and financial analysis, joined the family office services group in February 2009. He has been responsible for client banking and insurance brokerage needs, managed certain operational activities of client entities, and coordinated entity transitional activities, from incorporation through dissolution. Gavin, who is a CPA, has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Towson University and an M.B.A. from Mount Saint Mary’s University.



Don Hoyt has been named vice president, retail business banker by Susquehanna Bank. He will be based at the Bel Air financial center and focus on developing commercial relationships in Baltimore and Harford counties. Hoyt has worked for Susquehanna for six years, most recently as a commercial relationship manager. He has a bachelor’s degree in business from Towson University, serves as treasurer for the March of Dimes of Central Maryland, and is a trustee of the Christ Fellowship Church in Fallston.


Christine Szala will join St. Paul’s School for Girls, in Brookland, July 1 as upper school head. She will replace Alice Philips, who is retiring after 28 years of service to the school, 10 as Upper School Head. Szala is the deputy head of school at the Madeira School in McLean, Va. Previously, Szala served as director of student life/dean of students at St. Andrew’s School in Barrington, R.I., dean of students at the Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass., and dean of students at the Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield, Mass. She was a 2008-2009 National Association of Independent Schools Aspiring Head Cohort Fellow.

Health Care

David Matukaitis has been appointed program director, effective Feb. 28, of Jewish Recovery Houses, of Baltimore, a nonprofit drug and alcohol abuse recovery program for Jewish men and women. Matukaitis has more than 20 years of experience as a counselor at treatment and recovery programs in Maryland including Father Martin’s Ashley, New Beginnings at Hidden Brook, and Maryland Recovery Partners. He began his career in addictions counseling as a counselor in the detoxification unit at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He founded Addictions Case Management in Abingdon, which provides case management consultation services for existing and proposed facilities.

Long-Term Care

Renaissance Gardens at Riderwood, in Silver Spring, has been named by U.S. News as being a “Top 10” nursing home in Maryland. The facility has been redesigned to offer larger apartments. Renaissance Gardens received 5 stars, the highest overall rating, from the federal government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Real Estate

Real estate attorney Erika Madden has been hired by Lakeview Title Co., of Columbia. Madden began her legal career as a judicial intern in the District of Columbia and then clerked for a major law firm. She also teaches classes and conducts seminars.