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On the Move, 7/25: Johnson named chairman of GBMC HealthCare board

Harry Johnson

Harry Johnson, an attorney and partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, is the new chairman of the GBMC HealthCare board of directors. Johnson first became involved with GBMC HealthCare as a lawyer handling medical negligence cases in the mid-1980s on behalf of GBMC and physicians. In 2000 he joined the GBMC Foundation board of directors and then the GBMC HealthCare board. He continued as a member of both boards for two years until relinquishing his foundation position. Johnson also was president of the Maryland State Bar Association from 2003-2004. He serves on the boards of the Baltimore Community Foundation and the Office of the Public Defender of Maryland. GBMC HealthCare includes Greater Baltimore Medical Center, of Towson; Greater Baltimore Medical Associates; Greater Baltimore Health Alliance; Gilchrist Hospice Care; and the GBMC Foundation, which raises funds to support the organization.


The Maryland Municipal League, which represents 157 cities and towns and two special taxing districts, recently elected its 2011-12 board of directors and inducted 11 members into its Hall of Fame. The board: President: Michael E. Bennett, Aberdeen. President-Elect: Judith F. “J” Davis, Greenbelt. District vice presidents: Carl L. Anderton Jr., Delmar; Michael W. Brady, St. Michaels; Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore; Roy G. Hale, La Plata; Bruce R. Williams, Takoma Park; Lawrence “Jake” Romanell, New Market; Spencer R. Schlosnagle, Friendsville; Howard W. Long, Boonsboro; Frederick Smalls, Laurel; James L. Eberhardt, Perryville; Christopher M. Nevin, Hampstead. Members-at-large: Donna L. Crary, Laurel; Fred H. Cullum, Havre de Grace; Gregory Dotson, North Beach; William H. Faust III, Sudlersville; Perry L. Jones Jr., Union Bridge; Sidney A. Katz, Gaithersburg; Phyllis R. Marcuccio, Rockville; Kevin R. Utz, Westminster; Bruce A. Wahl, Chesapeake Beach; Karen Lewis Young, Frederick. Department representatives: Barbara B. Matthews, Takoma Park; Karen Plumer Ruff, Bowie, Church Hill, St. Michaels; Doug Barber, Hyattsville; M. Thomas Stevenson, Salisbury; Joe McNeal, Greenbelt; J.D. Erin, Pocomoke City; R. James Henrikson, Bowie. Hall of Fame inductees: Randy Esty, Queen Anne; Floyd “Pete” Elliott, Cumberland; Robert C. Willey, Easton; William H. Hall Sr., Cottage City; Thomas L. Smith, Brunswick; Donald E. Sutton, Betterton; Carroll A. Jones, Brunswick; Bruce A. Wahl, Chesapeake Beach; Robert E. Pyfer, Betteron; and Elaine Carter and Marvin Wilson, Glenarden.


Sandra N. Harriman has been appointed vice president of development at the Howard Hospital Foundation. She is responsible for the staff and activities of the foundation, the fundraising arm of Howard County General Hospital, of Columbia, a part of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Harriman most recently was senior director of development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She serves on the board of trustees of the Maryland School for the Deaf and is a graduate of both Leadership Howard County and Leadership Maryland.

Internists Catherine Lafferman and Gary J. Kerkvliet have joined Lutherville Personal Physicians, a community-based medical practice with primary care physicians and specialty services affiliated with Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Kerkvliet previously was an internist/primary care physician with Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore. He has held positions with Union Memorial Hospital and the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C. Dr. Kerkvliet completed his internship in internal medicine at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore and his residency in internal medicine at Sinai Hospital. Dr. Lafferman received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Mercy. She also holds a doctorate in pharmacy.