Baltimore-based Notari Associates, which specializes in building design, planning, interior design and program management, recently added four staff members: Stephen Sunderlin previously worked at CSD Architects in Baltimore. Meredith Blackney previously was an interior designer at Mitchell Associates in Wilmington, Del., and Blackney Hayes Architects in Philadelphia. Beth Traglia previously was an architectural designer at The S/L/A/M Collaborative in Boston. Jason Dunkerton has rejoined Notari as an architectural designer, having started as a CAD technician before working on high-end residential projects.
The Association of Community Services, based in Columbia, has elected new officers for its board of directors: president, Jackie Eng, Bridges to Housing Stability; vice president, Dick Barnard, community advocate; secretary, Debra Popiel, Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center; and treasurer, Brad Closs, Neighbor Ride. Newly elected to the board are Carol Beatty, ARC of Howard County; Brad Closs, Neighbor Ride; Michelle Glassburn, makingCHANGE; Jesse Guercio, Humanim; Nancy Huggins, Central Maryland Regional Transit Corp.; Ande Kolp, community advocate; Grace Morris, Columbia Housing Corp.; and Donna Stinchcomb, Community Action Council.
L. Mickey Fenzel, associate dean of the School of Education at Loyola University Maryland, and Cathy Rosensteel, co-director of special education and practicum coordinator, have been awarded a four-year, $56,000 grant from the Maryland State Department of Education funded by the Teach for Maryland Consortium portion of the federal Race to the Top program. They will develop programs to prepare teachers to work at high-poverty and high-minority-population schools. Loyola will partner with Baltimore’s Barclay Elementary/Middle School and Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School to provide professional development for teachers and for interns from Loyola.
Christopher P. Parr, president of Columbia-based Parr Financial Solutions, has been chosen by Dental Products Report as one of the nation’s 77 “Best Financial Advisers for Dentists.” He previously was named one of the 150 best financial advisors for doctors by Medical Economics magazine and one of the nation’s “Best Financial Advisers” by Worth magazine. Parr is a Certified Financial Planner, and has an MBA degree from Loyola College Maryland and a bachelor’s degree from Western Maryland College.
SECU recently won the Trailblazer Award for Excellence in Marketing and Communications presented annually by the Maryland and DC Credit Union Association.
Mike Page has been named regional account manager by OneVoice Communications and will oversee all projects out of its new office at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Page, a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s College, has 10 years of sales experience and a background in telecommunications.