On the Move, 6/12: Sharff installed as senior rabbi of Har Sinai Congregation

Rabbi Benjamin Sharff

Rabbi Benjamin Sharff recently was installed as senior rabbi of Har Sinai Congregation, of Owings Mills. His father, Rabbi Robert Sharff, who also is a Reform rabbi, performed the installation. Benjamin Sharff previously served as associate rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in Tuscon, Ariz. He received his Rabbinic Ordination and master’s degree in Hebrew letters from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati in 2004.


Suzanne Milchling, director of program integration for the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, on May 25 became the first woman inducted into the Senior Executive Service, a corps of executives who serve as the major link between top presidential appointees and the federal workforce. Milchling manages the business activities and operating processes at ECBC, a research and development organization with the primary core competency of safely handling chemical and biological agents for defensive R&D purposes.

The Maryland Hepatitis Coalition recently recognized four Maryland health professionals as its 2011 Hepatitis Heroes Honorees: Appolo Bama, LPN of Total Health Care, Men’s Health Center; Frank Parish, RN, CIC of the Baltimore City Detention Center; Kathleen L. Becker, DNP, CRNP of Healthcare for the Homeless and Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing; and Jonathan B. Schreiber, MD, of Mercy Medical Center.

Matthew J. Allen, senior associate with Wallace, Montgomery & Associates, of Towson, is to receive the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2011 Engineer of the Year Award on June 14. Allen joined Wallace, Montgomery & Associates in 2003 to start and develop a traffic division. His degrees include a bachelor’s in engineering science from Loyola College and an MBA from the University of Baltimore. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, and a nationally certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer. Allen is on the board of directors of the Civil Engineers Association of Maryland and is co-chair of the MdQI Safety Subcommittee.


The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra recently appointed two new directors to its board: Barbara Bozzuto is the former president of Bozzuto Marketing. She is chair of the board of St. Agnes Hospital, sits on the Maryland committee for the 9/11 Memorial and is a former chair of the board of WYPR Radio. Bozzuto has been executive director for the Maryland Sports Corp., director of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, executive director of Baltimore Operation Sail and public relations director of Pride of Baltimore Inc. She has a bachelor’s degree from Marymount College and a Teacher Certification from Yamaha Music School. William Wagner is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Vocus, a public company that provides on?demand software solutions. He previously was chief marketing officer at Fiberlink Communications, and spent 10 years in marketing and sales leadership positions at AT&T. Wagner serves on the board of directors of M5 Networks.


The board of trustees of Samuel Ready Scholarships Inc. has approved over $650,000 in academic scholarships for girls to attend certain independent and parochial schools in the Baltimore area for 2011-2012. Those schools are The Bryn Mawr School, Friends School, Garrison Forest School, Institute of Notre Dame, Roland Park Country School, and St. Paul’s School for Girls.