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On the Move, 8/15: DiPaula Stevens named president of National Association of Women Business Owners’ regional chapter

Janine DiPaula Stevens

Janine DiPaula Stevens recently was named president of the Baltimore Regional Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, which provides advocacy, resources and support for women?owned businesses. DiPaula Stevens is the CEO and founder of Vircity, a small-business resource center for entrepreneurs and nonprofits that provides administrative and bookkeeping support in addition to general back?office services. She is also an adjunct professor at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. DiPaula Stevens worked for six years as director of marketing for The Center Club. She serves on the boards of directors for St. Casimir Catholic School and The Tyanna Foundation. She is the founder of the annual NIC&U event benefiting Mercy Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit, and co?chair of Network 2000’s annual Women of Excellence event. DiPaula Stevens has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance from the College of Notre Dame and an MBA from Loyola College in Maryland.


Vadim Klyushnichenko has been appointed vice president, preclinical services and process development, of Paragon Bioservices, a Baltimore-based contract research and GMP manufacturing organization. Klyushnichenko’s 15 years of experience in biopharmaceutical project management, analytical development and formulation, process development, engineering and scale-up from pilot to GMP manufacturing, technology transfer and regulatory filing includes serving as vice president of drug development at both Terapio and Coldstream Laboratories; lab head at Wyeth BioPharma; and senior scientist positions at Epic Therapeutics, Altus Biologics and Aventis/Sanofi Pasteur.


M&T Bank recently donated $2,000 to Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore to support programs at Prince Street Elementary School. Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating youth, grades K-12 both public and private, on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship through hands-on, age-appropriate programs.

Health Care

Mercy Medical Center, of Baltimore, has been ranked as “high performing” in 10 medical specialties in U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2011-12 “Best Hospitals” rankings. Mercy Medical Center was designated as “high-performing” in: Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology.


GKV, of Baltimore, recently added three staff members: Katie Lindner is now a broadcast coordinator. She previously was as an account executive for Gorkana in New York, specializing in client services. Emily Rill is a public relations senior account executive responsible for U.S. national consumer media relations. She previously was an account executive at Sandy Hillman Communications and IMRE. Rill has a bachelor’s degree in integrated and strategic public relations and mass communications with a marketing certificate from Towson University, and a graduate certificate of business fundamentals from the University of Baltimore. Brian Ritter is an assistant account executive after more than a year in GKV’s internship program. He previously completed a market research internship with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. Ritter has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stevenson University.