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.
Dr. Harvey S. Cohen, Baltimore, recently received Lifelong Learning & Service Recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry for his commitment to lifelong learning, volunteering his services to communities in need, mentoring associates and new dentists, and participating in organized dentistry. Dr. Cohen is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery.
Emily Bendann, community outreach coordinator at SECU, has been named Coordinator of the Year for United Way in Anne Arundel County. Since Bendann joined SECU in 2005, she has volunteered for virtually every event and opportunity SECU has offered.
Dr. Adel A.F. Mahmoud and Dr. Edward M. Connor Jr. recently were elected to the board of directors of GenVec, a biopharmaceutical company in Gaithersburg. Mahmoud is a professor at Princeton University in the Department of Molecular Biology and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. In 2006, he retired as the chief medical advisor, vaccines and infectious diseases, and a member of the management committee of Merck & Co., after six years as president of Merck Vaccines. He is chairman of the National Institutes of Health’s Blue Ribbon Panel to Advise on the Risk Assessment of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories and of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on the Prevention of Proliferation of Biological Weapons. Connor is director of the Office of Innovation Development and Investigational Therapeutics at Children’s National Medical Center and a professor at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. From 2004 to 2008, he was the chief medical officer and executive vice president of MedImmune, Connor is chief medical officer for 3-V Biosciences, a biopharmaceutical company for the treatment of infectious diseases. He is also the Children’s National Representative on the VP-Pharma board of directors.
The Association of Community Services, based in Columbia, has elected 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; treasurer, Brad Closs, Neighbor Ride. New members 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.
The Maryland and DC Credit Union Association recently elected members to its board of directors. Re-elected were Miguel Boluda, of PAHO/WHO Federal Credit Union, as chairman, Rod Staatz, of SECU, as vice chairman, and Chris Conway. New officers are Theresa Mann, Partnership Federal Credit Union, secretary; Rob Windsor, First Financial Federal Credit Union of Maryland, treasurer; and Debbie Connors, Money One Federal Credit Union, chairman of the Community Outreach Committee. Also, Paul Coakley, chairman of St. Agnes Employees FCU, was honored as the Volunteer of the Year, and Chris Conway, president/CEO of Educational Systems FCU, was named Professional of the Year.
Ricardo A. Brown has been named assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University System of Maryland, and chief academic programs officer at the Universities at Shady Grove. Brown will focus on curriculum planning and college-access initiatives, working with Montgomery County officials and the Montgomery County Public Schools to strengthen the pipeline for minority and first-generation college students to pursue degrees. He most recently was associate vice president for sponsored programs at Howard University. Before that, Brown spent six years at the National Institutes of Health as a health scientist administrator. He also served as professor and chairman of biology at Morgan State University and assistant and associate professor of physiology at the School of Medicine at Wayne State University. Brown received his doctorate in physiology and biophysics from Howard University.
The College of Southern Maryland, in La Plata, has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance for associate degrees by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Only 13 community colleges across the nation have received this recognition for their cybersecurity educational practices and curriculum.
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 interns from Loyola.
William Johnson has joined United Capital Business Lending as senior vice president of sales and business development for the Hunt Valley-based national business lender. Johnson will be responsible for sales management, new market development, strategic planning, and “go to market” strategies for target industries. His previous employment included CIT Small Business Lending, where he was senior vice president and managing director of the firm’s Western Region, and sales leadership positions at Money Store Investment, US Bank and Wells Fargo Bank.
Barbara L. Rishel has been hired by Hardesty Capital Management, an independently owned investment local advisory firm in Baltimore. Rishel has 25 years of experience in equity research, portfolio management, institutional mutual fund management and advising high net-worth private clients. She most recently was a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch. She previously worked for Citigroup Smith Barney and MTB Investment Advisors. Rishel, who has a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Baltimore, is on the board of directors for the American Red Cross of Howard County.
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.
Kenneth D. Kozel has been named the new president and chief executive officer of Shore Health System, based in Easton. He will begin work by Oct. 3. Kozel has 23 years of health care experience, most recently as president of the two hospitals of Upper Chesapeake Health in Harford County. He had worked in progressively expanding roles at Johns Hopkins Hospital for nearly 10 years before joining Upper Chesapeake Health in 1997. Kozel holds master’s degrees in business and business administration from Johns Hopkins University. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in medical technology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Kozel is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, has been a board member of the Maryland Association of Healthcare Executives, and has served on the Council on Clinical and Quality Issues for the Maryland Hospital Association and as chairman of the foundation board for the Association for Retarded Citizens, Northern Chesapeake Region. Shore Health System is a member of the University of Maryland Medical System. It is a regional, not-for-profit network of inpatient and outpatient services with facilities in Talbot, Dorchester, Caroline and Queen Anne’s counties.
Todd Phillips, M.D., has joined St. Joseph Medical Center, of Towson, as vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer. Dr. Phillips had been vice president of medical affairs since 2008 at Hanover Hospital, where he had worked since 1994. Before that, he was a family physician at Guthrie Clinic. Dr. Phillips is certified in family medicine and is a Certified Physician Executive.
John P. McDaniel, chairman of Hickory Ridge Group, a private health care consulting and development organization, has been appointed to the executive advisory board of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, of Rockville. McDaniel has served as CEO of MedStar Health, president and CEO of Washington Hospital Center Corp., president of Maryland Health Care System, and president of Lutheran Hospital of Maryland.
Dr. Michael J. Schultz, medical director of the Breast Center at St. Joseph Medical Center’s Cancer Institute, of Towson, received the Inspire Award on June 24 at the Tigerlily Foundation’s third annual Gala in Washington, D.C. The foundation provides support for women under age 40 faced with breast cancer that is often in the advanced stages of disease. The organization identified the care provided at St. Joseph’s Breast Center as the “ideal model of care.” Dr. Schultz, who has been in practice in Baltimore for 40 years, developed the program based on his personal approach to patient care.
Brooke Gilley, a senior at Stevenson University, is working at E-Moxie as the firm’s first intern in its new summer program. E-Moxie launched its internship program for junior designers and web developers after its recent move to a larger office space in downtown Havre de Grace. E-Moxie helps clients establish an online presence through website design, development, marketing and promotion.
Mark Potter recently was appointed vice president of development of the Maryland Science Center, in Baltimore, where he will lead fundraising activities. Potter was most recently executive director at the Basilica of the Assumption Historic Trust Inc., where he was responsible for the management and operations of the Basilica, including national fundraising. He previously was vice president for institutional advancement at Archbishop Curley High School. Potter has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in education administration from Towson University.
Kelly Reap has been named a district sales manager by Payroll Network, of Kensington. Reap previously was a sales consultant for Paychex, Before that, she held management positions with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Karen Buck has joined Wedding 411 On Demand as publisher and producer for a new publication that will target engaged couples in Baltimore. Wedding411 – The Magazine will launch in September to complement the company’s website, www.wedding411ondemand.com, and its local partnership with Comcast on Demand. Buck most recently was franchise owner and publisher for Maryland’s Perfect Wedding Guide. With her husband, Jay, she is co-founder and chief operating officer of Modern Babies and Children magazine.
Erinn Dowling Torres has been appointed an associate at Broad Street Realty, of Bethesda. Before joining the commercial real estate firm, Torres worked at Jones Lang LaSalle as regional manager, focusing on commercial leasing for the General Services Administration. Before that, she was a project manager for the real estate planning and development department at George Washington University, where she managed development project planning proposed under the school’s 20-year Foggy Bottom Campus Plan.
Barcoding Inc., of Baltimore, a provider of mobility solutions, recently hired Jeffery Zinn as general counsel and Regis Fitzgibbon as solutions architect. Zinn will create Barcoding’s corporate legal department and support corporate initiatives in intellectual property, while Fitzgibbon will support and enhance Barcoding’s enterprise client base. Zinn has practiced business and intellectual property law for 15 years at boutique and large law firms; previously, he worked as in-house counsel at the Baltimore-area offices of Fila USA, Inc., and ViPS Inc., now a division of General Dynamics. Fitzgibbon previously was a pre-sales consultant and application engineer for Kronos Inc., and, most recently, Zenith Infotech.
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.
Sciumeca named sales manager
Kathy Sciumeca recently was appointed sales manager by The Maryland Daily Record. She previously was an account executive with Chesapeake Publishing’s Avenue News, a part of American Consolidated Media. Sciumeca was a sales or accounts manager or account executive with the Pennysaver Group for 22 years, an account executive with Baltimore Trolley Works, and major accounts manager with the Baltimore News American newspaper.
Education: Central Michigan University
Resides in: Perry Hall
Daily commute: Not bad most days.
Most recent vacation: Islamorada, in the Florida Keys.
Hobbies: I’m a NASCAR fan.
Most recently read: Wish I had time to read for pleasure!
Favorite food: Anything crab, of course.
Favorite quotation: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.”