Arun Subhas recently was promoted to partner in Ernst & Young’s tax practice, in Baltimore. He advises on tax matters, including accounting methods, mergers and acquisitions, international tax, tax controversy and tax compliance. Subhas also assists with financial accounting for income taxes. He is a certified public accountant and holds a master’s degree in taxation from the University of Baltimore. Subhas serves on the board of directors of the Maryland Food Bank.
Karen Barbour, president of The Barbour Group, of Westminster, has been chosen by Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine as one of Baltimore’s top female business leaders in its fifth annual Brava! Women Business Achievement Awards. Barbour established the independent insurance agency in 2002, focusing on construction bonding and commercial insurance. She is a co-chair on Gov. Martin O’Malley’s Commission for Small Business. The Barbour Group teams with Lee Gaines of Gaines and Co. every year for a Party for a Cure event, which raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The 2011 event raised over $65,000 to be used in research and to send children with the disease to a one-week summer camp.
Dawn Cummings has been appointed vice president of business banking for Hamilton Federal Bank, of Towson. Cummings, who previously was with Wachovia Bank, handles banking and lending for clients with revenues between $1 million and $20 million. She has degrees from Essex Community College and Villa Julie College. Hamilton Federal has two branches in Baltimore and others in Cockeysville, Pasadena and Towson.
Jay Van Deusen, owner of Van Deusen Construction Co. and Rainbow International of Northeast Maryland, has been named president of the Rotary Club of Bel Air. Van Deusen had served during the past year as president elect of the organization, which will provide a $25,000 grant to the Harford Family House in Aberdeen, for rehabilitating housing for the group.
Volunteers of America Chesapeake recently announced its 2011 board of directors: Karen M. Dale, executive vice president, D.C. Healthcare Systems; Carlos Duran, president, Men of their Word and chapter director, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; D. Dusky Holman, partner, Smith, Gildea & Schmidt; Donald R. Kann, principal in charge, Kann Partners; Rev. Kathleen Kline Chesson, senior pastor, First Christian Church of Falls Church; Brock Landry, partner, Venable; Kyle Lorton, sales director, W.R. Grace; Vernand Morency, chairman and CEO, Morency Enterprises; Rajani Nelamangala, vice president, planning and technology, URAC; Alvin Nichols, principal, NICHOLS Creative Development; M. Craig Pascal, senior vice president, community development specialist, BB&T; Russell K. Snyder, president and CEO, Volunteers of America Chesapeake; Teresa Stanley, South Hampton Roads organizer, Virginia Organizing; Tom Turnbull, chief operating officer, healthcare and housing, Volunteers of America; and Greg Tutino, managing director, Ronald Blue and Co. Turnbull will serve as chair of the board of directors for a two-year term, Nichols as vice chair, Dale as treasurer, Holman as secretary, and Snyder as president.
Viki Betancourt, manager of the World Bank Community Connections Fund, has been added to the board of directors of the Calvert Foundation, a nonprofit organization that offers investors financial returns while creating jobs for low-income individuals, building and rehabilitating affordable homes, and financing nonprofit facilities and social enterprises in low-income communities in the United States and around the world. As manager of the World Bank’s Community Outreach Program Fund, Betancourt is responsible for corporate philanthropy, including a workplace giving program, a grants program, volunteer management, and a student internship program.
Renegade Communications, of Hunt Valley, has named John Moran and Rick Zelman as national account directors. Moran has 30 years of experience in the cable television, satellite and telecommunications industry, including as a cable TV operator and programmer. Zelman worked extensively in advertising within the fashion industry as a founding principal and partner of The ZR Group.
Norman A. Endlich recently was appointed dean of the Brown School of Business and Leadership at Stevenson University. Since 2005, Endlich served as dean of the School of Leadership and Professional Development at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. He is a graduate of Towson University, and also holds master’s and doctoral degrees. In 1999 Endlich received the White House National Partnership for Reinventing Government Hammer Award. He has taught in the University of Maryland University College’s Executive MBA program, and has served as an adjunct professor at Frostburg State University, Montgomery College, and Potomac College. Endlich began his career as a teacher in the Baltimore County Public School system.
Caroline H. Worrall has been promoted to chief operating officer of MEDVAL, of Columbia. She had joined the company as chief financial officer in 2008. Previously, Worrall was the interim-CFO for BreakAway Ltd, a video games developer, and spent four years as the CFO for Reactive NanoTechnologies, a high-tech startup. She is on the Community Advisory Board for WYPR and the board of directors for the Maryland Steeplechase Association. MEDVAL serves attorneys, carriers, and TPAs in complying with the Medicare Secondary Payer Act for complex personal injury and workers’ compensation claims.
The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism gave $4.8 million in AmeriCorps grants in July to increase the impact of 15 organizations addressing critical community needs in Maryland. Grants for 2011-2012 will support nearly 1,100 AmeriCorps members serving in Maryland to strengthen education, provide disaster services, assist veterans and military families, preserve the environment, expand health services, and foster economic opportunity.
Victoria W. Bayless recently became chief executive officer of Anne Arundel Health System. Bayless has been president of AAHS since 2009 and its chief operating officer since 2006. She has nearly 20 years of experience in management and leadership roles, specializing in business development, hospital operations, strategic planning, marketing, medical staff relations and physician practice management.
Sanford J. Siegel, M.D., recently received the 2011 Pioneers in Medicine Award from the Monumental City Medical Society for his community outreach program, the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge, which is directed toward Baltimore’s African-American male population. Dr. Siegel, who is president and CEO of Chesapeake Urology Associates, has also been recognized by the Baltimore City Council for his work in prostate cancer prevention. In 2006, Dr. Siegel created the Chesapeake Urology Associates Scholarship Fund in conjunction with the Central Scholarship Bureau to assist students pursuing degrees in medicine, nursing and ancillary health fields. He also established the Chesapeake Urology Associates/AUA Foundation Research Scholar program. Dr. Siegel is on the board of directors of the Large Urology Group Practice Association and the board of directors of ZERO — The Project to End Prostate Cancer, the board of the Central Scholarship Bureau and the board of the Park Heights Community Health Alliance.
Jonathan S. Bromberg, M.D., has been appointed head of the Division of Transplantation within the Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Bromberg, a professor of surgery and of microbiology and immunology, will lead the transplantation division in expanding its research program. Benjamin Philosophe, M.D., the associate professor of surgery who had led the division since 2004, is now head of the Section of Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery.
Mark Katlic, M.D., has been named chief of surgery at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Katlic previously was director of thoracic surgery at Geisinger Health System, Northeast, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. His pioneering work in video-assisted thoracic surgery under local anesthesia and sedation resulted in nearly 400 published cases in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery in 2010. Dr. Katlic recently published a book, “Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Elderly.” A second edition of his “Principles and Practice of Geriatric Surgery” has just been released. He earned his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.
R. Mark Ellerkmann, M.D., has joined the Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center as director of the urogynecology division of the Weinberg Center for Women’s Health and Medicine. Dr. Ellerkmann will see patients at the Weinberg Center in Lutherville. He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Ellerkmann completed his urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery fellowship at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where he later served as chief of the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery and associate residency program director. He is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
The Maryland Hospital Association, of Elkridge, has added four staff members: financial analyst Rachel Schaaf previously was a case mix coordinator at the University of Maryland Medical System and a senior financial analyst at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She has a bachelor’s degree in health care management and business administration from Towson University; policy analyst Katie Wunderlich previously focused on state agency budgets as a policy analyst with the Maryland General Assembly. She also has been director of government relations for the Madison Services Group; Kathleen Imhoff is the new executive assistant to the president. She most recently was assistant to the headmaster at the Gilman School in Baltimore. Imhoff has also been staff assistant to the Office of the Vice President of the U.S. under George H.W. Bush; controller Shana Simpson previously managed accounting and financial reporting for Berks County, Pa. She also was a senior finance manager at Pall Trincor and a general accounting manager at Akrion Systems. She is a CPA.
Jason Taule recently was appointed corporate information security and privacy officer of Maricom Systems, of Woodlawn and Linthicum. Taule previously was CISO and privacy officer at General Dynamics Information Technology, global director of the information security practice at Ajilon Consulting, and senior associate at Booz Allen & Hamilton. He has served on the Maryland Governor’s IT Security Subcommittee and is a former member of the Privacy Committee of the Colorado State Government Data Advisory Board. Taule has received the Health Information Trust Alliance Infosec Award for Security and Privacy.
Volunteers of America Chesapeake has promoted two members of its leadership team: Astrid Garcia Walburn was named senior director, quality assurance & compliance. She previously was director of grants & compliance. In 2010, Garcia Walburn was chosen Employee of the Year for Volunteers of America Chesapeake. Lisa Russell has been promoted to senior director, human resources, from director of employee relations & talent development. She will continue to handle employee relations and talent development, and take on responsibility for the Human Resources Business Unit.
Hank Greenberg recently was appointed senior state director of AARP in Maryland. Greenberg will lead AARP’s advocacy, outreach and education work in Maryland. He will head a staff and volunteers working on issues important to Marylanders 50 and older. Greenberg joined AARP as the ASD Advocacy for the Maryland State Office in 2007. Before that, he managed government affairs for the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland. Greenberg is a founder and past president of the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition.
Bill Forsyth has been appointed vice president of sales for RDA Corp., which has its corporate headquarters in Baltimore. Forsyth most recently was president of I.B.I.S. Before that, Forsyth spent almost 12 years at Microsoft in sales and technical consulting leadership roles. He also worked at Oracle, Info Systems of N.C. and Ernst & Young. RDA provides business solutions through custom software and application development for all types of industries.
Mullen named to state commission
Thomas R. Mullen, president and CEO of Mercy Medical Center, of Baltimore, has been named to the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission. The commission promotes cost containment, equity, financial stability and accountability for Maryland’s hospitals. Mullen was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Mercy Medical Center from 1991 to 1999 before becoming president. He has served as treasurer of the Executive Committee for the Maryland Hospital Association, and as chairman of financial policy of the organization. In 2004, Mullen received the Maryland Stars of Life Award from the Maryland Institute for Emergency Services Systems for pulling two young men from the freezing waters of Chesapeake Bay with the help of his wife, Rosemary. He also received the Health Services Leadership Award from the Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Thomas R. Mullen
Education: Bachelor of Science, University of Maryland; MBA, Loyola College.
Resides in: Oxford, Md., and Baltimore.
Daily commute: One mile from Federal Hill.
Most recent vacation: A week in Cape Hatteras, N.C.
Hobbies: Fishing; golf; UM Terps football and basketball.
Favorite book: “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton.
Most recently read: “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson.
Favorite food: Steak at Prime Rib
Favorite quotation: “Failure is not an option.”