Thirty-five students with disabilities, all of whom attend a Maryland non-public special education, received scholarships June 6 from the Michael Cardin Scholarship Committee of the not-for-profit Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities. One-year scholarships of up to $1,500 are given to students enrolled in or graduating from an association school. The students include: Kiante Adams, Christian Allis, Douglas Argueta, Brandon Bennett, Joshua Berry, Tyler Brodsky, Dwain Brown, Jacob Campbell, Jacob Cochran, Lois Cooksey, Samantha Davis, Lauren DeSha, Catheil Jackson, Devin Jaureqi, Eugene Kasey, Virginia Licona, Michelle Lucke, DeAnna Paul, Sequan Richardson, Treana Robertson, Makaile Stanley, Joshua Taylor, Dwight Tennyson, Charlie Thomas, Maxwell Vausse, Jacob Wade, Kamla Williams, and Domenic Wilson. Several more students are repeat recipients: Latoya Blake, Bradley Holland, Bradley Macpherson, Alexander Meranski, Ashley Pannell, Aaron Robinson, and Joshua Russell. The association presented its 2011 Inspiring Dreams, Changing Lives Award to Patricia Ritter of the Katherine Thomas School, and its 2011 Distinguished Citizen Award to Suzanne Tull of the Ivymount School.
Dr. Hmu Minn, an internal medicine physician who serves as associate program director of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program, recently received GBMC’s 2011 Nancy J. Petrarca Compassionate Caregiver Award. Dr. Minn has been a physician at GBMC for five years. Receiving honorable mention awards were Elizabeth Bishai, Gilchrist Hospice Care End-of-Life Doula volunteer; Abby Dentry, CRNP, advanced practitioner, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Linda Henderson, R.N., clinical program manager, Acute Care for the Elderly Unit; and Debbie Johnston, LCSW, clinical social worker, Women’s Services.
Erik G. Wexler has resigned after seven years as president and chief operating officer at Northwest Hospital and senior vice president of the hospital’s parent corporation, LifeBridge Health, of Baltimore. June 30 will be his last day. Wexler will become president and chief executive officer of Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass.