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On the Move, 6/16: Gutierrez hired as director of sales by VeriTrust

Mark Gutierrez

Mark Gutierrez has been hired as director of sales of VeriTrust, which advocates for homeowners facing possible foreclosure by ensuring that lenders follow the necessary and proper procedures throughout the foreclosure process. Gutierrez will lead the Bethesda-based company’s nationwide sales effort. His experience in customer service and sales in the financial services industry most recently included providing unsecured capital in the form of cash advances to small-business owners while working at RapidAdvance.

Awards

The Baltimore Community Foundation has added 10 members to its Professional Advisor Recognition Society for their work to advance philanthropy and encourage charitable giving across Baltimore: Robert G. Blue, Royston, Mueller, McLean & Reid; Eddie C. Brown, Brown Capital Management; Sandra P. Gohn, DLA Piper; Jeffrey K. Gonya, Venable; Frederick S. Koontz, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston; Natalie B. Sherman, Gallagher, Evelius & Jones; H. James Smith III, RBC Dain Rauscher; Frederick Steinmann, attorney at law; Shale D. Stiller, DLA Piper; and Robert Louis Waldman, Venable.

The University of Maryland School of Social Work recently presented honors to three past graduates: Judith M. Levy received the school’s 2011 Outstanding Contribution to Social Work Award. Levy is chair of the Ethics Committee of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, which helps children and adolescents with disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system achieve their potential. She developed therapeutic foster care and mental health programs at the institute. She is an adjunct clinical associate professor at the school. Steven Rivelis received the 2011 Alumni of the Year Award. In 1988 Rivelis co-founded and is chief executive officer of Campaign Consultation Inc., which was named one of the “Top 100 Inner City Companies in the U.S.” in 2004 by Inc. Magazine. Regina A. Ritenour received the 2011 Emeritus Award. Ritenour, director of the Department of Social Work at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, previously served as a clinical social worker, supervisor and director at the medical center, and as a member of its ethics committee for 20 years. From 1971 to 1985, she was the social worker in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery when the state developed the system for the transport of premature and sick newborns, and she worked closely with public health nurses throughout Maryland. Ritenour also served for 10 years as social work consultant for the School Sisters of Notre Dame at Maria Health Care Center.

Grants

Six organizations in Maryland have received AmeriCorps grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism distributed more than $2.5 million in funding: Civic Works Service Corps, $499,999; Community Art Collaborative, $277,092; Maryland Conservation Corps, $686,222; Project CHANGE, $377,590; Teach for America-Baltimore, $318,439; and Volunteer Maryland, $401,100. An additional $2.3 million in AmeriCorps grants will be distributed in July.

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