Wayne Countryman//April 27, 2011
//April 27, 2011
Dr. Abhilash Desai has been hired as medical director of memory care and psychiatric consultant for the special care unit of Keswick Multi-Care Center, a long-term care facility in Baltimore. Dr. Desai is also the director of the memory clinic in the neuropsychiatry program and medical director of geriatric psychiatry at Sheppard Pratt Health Systems, and an associate professor at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology & Psychiatry, division of Geriatric Psychiatry. He is the co-author of “Psychiatric Consultation in Long Term Care: A Guide for Health Care Professionals,” released in October 2010 through the Johns Hopkins Press. Dr. Desai is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.
Cathy Purple Cherry, of Purple Cherry Architects, of Annapolis, has been named an honorable mention in the 2011 Governor’s Service Awards for her support and advocacy of the special needs community in Maryland. Her design firm specializes in custom waterfront homes, commercial buildings and restaurants, and facilities for individuals with special needs.
Carlos Riveros-Sabogal, a student at the Applications and Research Laboratory in Ellicott City, was among Maryland students recognized at a national awards ceremony April 21 in Washington, D.C., for his achievement in the National Financial Capability Challenge. The federal program helps high school students learn about saving, budgeting, investing, and other skills critical to building a secure financial future.
Enterprise, of Columbia, has named three executives: Ginger McCallum has been promoted to vice president of human resources. Before joining the firm in 2002, she served as regional human resources manager and corporate business consultant for Zurich North America. Before that, she worked for VSI Group, Allied-Signal, and Coca-Cola Enterprises. McCallum, who received a master’s degree in organizational development from Johns Hopkins University, is a certified senior professional in human resources and an instructor at Howard Community College. Elaine Martin is now vice president of the New Markets Tax Credit program for Enterprise Community Investment. She is a certified public accountant with a background in public and private accounting. Ed Manekin is now vice president and chief audit executive. Before joining Enterprise, Manekin was corporate audit manager for PHH Corp. in Baltimore, and principal auditor for the ARINC Corp., in Annapolis. He received a bachelor’s degree from Towson University and is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and past president of the Maryland Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners. Enterprise provides development capital and expertise for creating affordable homes and rebuilding communities.
Amy Bowman has joined the Baltimore office of Stanton Communications as an account manager. Bowman previously was a senior account executive at IMRE, and before that an account coordinator at MGH.