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On the move – 8/24/11: Subhas promoted to partner at Ernst & Young

On the move – 8/24/11: Subhas promoted to partner at Ernst & Young

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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.


Mahan Rykiel Associates, of Baltimore, has hired Carrie Ann Miller as business development director. She previously worked for AmDyne Corp. and as business development manager for KCI Technologies. The firm also recently hired three staff architects: Katie Vocke is a 2011 graduate of the University of Maryland who studied landscape architecture in Italy. Blake Anderson spent a summer at Peking University in Beijing studying how the physical environment affects human behavior. Justin Wilson has a master’s degree in landscape architecture.


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.


Mitchel Sayare has been appointed chairman of the board of PharmAthene, which develops medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats. Sayare has been a member of PharmAthene’s board since 2010. From 1985 to 2010 he was chairman and CEO of ImmunoGen, a publicly traded biotechnology company engaged in the research and development of antibody-based cancer therapeutics. Sayare also was president of the 95 percent-owned ImmunoGen subsidiary, Apoptosis Technology, vice president of development at Xenogen, a biotechnology company.


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.

The Saint Agnes Foundation recently announced the new officers on its board of directors. Chairman: Jeff Sube, vice president, T. Rowe Price Associates; and vice chair Patricia Lambert, principal at Hodes, Pessin & Katz. Antony Gross, vice president, MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, remains secretary and Dr. John Singer remains treasurer. Janice Huff, vice president and actuary for Baltimore Life Insurance Co., and Marie Hartman, partner and co-founder of Hartman Executive Advisors, join the board.

Laurie Boyer, executive director of the Frederick County Office of Economic Development, has been elected president of the Maryland Economic Development Association. Also named to the executive committee of MEDA’s board of directors were: its vice president, Lawrence F. Twele, executive vice president, Howard County Economic Development Authority; secretary, Keasha Haythe, director, Dorchester County Economic Development Department; and returning treasurer Sean M. Looney, vice president of state government affairs at Comcast. Others named to the board of directors: Lynne Benzion; Paige Bethke; Kimberly A. Clark; John R. Devine; Faith Elliott-Rossing; Rob Ferree; Heather Gramm; Anita Jackson; Laura Knickman; Nicholas P. Lambrow; Richard J. Morgan; Rhonda J. Ray; and Daniel (Danny) Thompson.

Erik Ginsberg, founder and partner of Slate Capital Group, and Darlene Brannigan Smith, dean of the Merrick School of Business at University of Baltimore, have been elected to the board of directors of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Baltimore affiliate. Ginsberg has been a director of DB Capital Venture Partners and senior vice president of Sterling Capital. He is a co-founder and former president of Let’s Dish! Mid-Atlantic. Ginsberg serves or has served on the boards of directors of Coastal Business Machines, eCoast Sales Solutions, Let’s Dish! Mid-Atlantic, Mercari Technologies, Triplehop Technologies, NLP, and Wythe Will Distributing. Smith has served as academic director of Loyola University Maryland’s executive and graduate business programs. She is on the board of directors of FMS Solutions, Live Baltimore and Network 2000. Smith has a doctorate from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an MBA and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Baltimore.

Michelle Mitch-Peterson has been appointed to the board of directors of the Maryland Clean Energy Center. She is business development manager for Honeywell Building Solutions. Mitch-Peterson has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Frostburg State University and an MBA; she also has taken executive management courses. The Maryland Clean Energy Center promotes clean-energy economic development and jobs by educating consumers, assisting businesses and advising policymakers. It will hold its second annual Maryland Clean Energy Summit in Bethesda from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27.


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.


The Community College of Baltimore County has been called one of the best two-year colleges in the nation to work for in a new survey of employees by The Chronicle of Higher Education. CCBC won honors in four categories: collaborative governance (involvement of faculty members in decisions related to academic programs), teaching environment, confidence in senior leadership, and supervisor or department-chair relationships.

Bill Zopp has been named men’s lacrosse head coach at the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County. Zopp was most recently the head coach at Baltimore Lutheran School. He was an assistant coach at CCBC Essex from 2001 to 2007. Zopp is an alumnus of CCBC Essex and a Baltimore City teacher.

Health Care

Peninsula Regional Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s “most wired” hospitals, according to the 2011 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Peninsula Regional also received the 2011 McKesson Distinguished Achievement Award in Clinical Excellence for the use of technology to reduce sepsis occurrences.

Frank W. Kirkland has been appointed director of the Developmental Disabilities Administration in the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Kirkland’s 20 years of experience includes leadership of West Virginia’s Division of Developmental Disabilities from 1999 to 2008. Most recently, he was assistant director for individualized services for the Division of Developmental Disabilities with the New Jersey Department of Human Services.

Jonathan Dunn, M.D., has joined Multi-Specialty HealthCare, of Baltimore. Dr. Dunn specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, hip, ankle and elbow. He also performs joint preservation surgery and treats fractures. Dr. Dunn is an active researcher and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He previously served as co-director of the Musculoskeletal Fellowship Program at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and team physician for the Washington Redskins football team and several high schools and colleges. He is on leadership committees of the Food and Drug Administration and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Maryland Oncology Hematology, an affiliate of the US Oncology Network, has added two board-certified physicians. Dr. Robert Rice and Dr. Mohit Narang will work alongside physicians in Owings Mills, Columbia, Greenbelt, Laurel, and Silver Spring, and in Gettysburg, Pa. Dr. Rice is a winner of the American Associates of Cancer Research Young Investigator Award. Dr. Narang has served as a primary investigator and research assistant on many trials. Maryland Oncology Hematology treats cancer and blood disorders, offering opportunities to participate in clinical trials.

Michael R. Yochelson, M.D., has been named vice president of medical affairs and medical director of National Rehabilitation Hospital, which has 34 outpatient sites around Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Dr. Yochelson, who is board-certified in neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation, has been on the NRH staff since 2006, in positions including associate medical director of the neurological programs. He will remain medical director of the brain injury program and program director of the brain injury medicine fellowship training program at NRH. Dr. Yochelson previously was a staff physician with the U.S. Navy. He has an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Dr. Yochelson serves on the board of directors for the Brain Injury Association of Washington, D.C. He holds an adjunct staff position with the RAND Corp. and serves on an FDA Scientific Advisory Board related to the Orphan Products Grant Program.


Devaney & Associates, of Towson, has hired three employees: Casey Boccia as senior writer, Amy Sicard as new business development associate and Gina Kazimir as senior public relations specialist. Boccia previously was a senior copywriter at Carton Donofrio Partners in Baltimore. Sicard previously was director of business development for Media Dimensions. Kazimir founded PR Right Now in 1998.


Danista E.I. Hunte has been promoted to vice president, community investment of the Baltimore Community Foundation. Hunte had been senior program officer, focusing on education, children and families. She joined BCF in 2000 with experience in program planning and management, health policy, advocacy, applied social research, and substance abuse prevention. The foundation deploys grants, initiatives and advocacy while building a civic endowment.

Public Relations

Lauren Eisele has been hired as a senior account executive by Sandy Hillman Communications, of Towson. Eisele most recently worked for New York-based Ruder Finn Public Relations, where she was a senior account executive in the firm’s Travel and Economic Development practice. Before that, she worked for Middleton & Gendron Brand Communications, also in New York.

Real Estate

Sean Doordan has been promoted to assistant vice president, leasing, of St. John Properties. Doordan, who has worked for the company since 2005, will continue to oversee its marketing and leasing of its commercial office and R&D/flex portfolio in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties. He has a master’s of real estate from the Edward St. John Real Estate Program at Johns Hopkins University.

Garry Jakoby has joined Sperry Van Ness – Miller as senior advisor of the firm’s new satellite office in Annapolis. Jakoby specializes in the sale of investment property, and retail, office and tenant/landlord representation. He also serves as president of Sperry Van Ness’ Region 10 Multifamily Brokers Council. Jakoby most recently was a commercial associate for Re/Max; in addition to being a commercial real estate developer he has held account and team management positions for Sun Microsystems/Oracle. Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate is based in Salisbury and also has three offices in Delaware.


Eldon Ralph has been selected as general manager of Greenbelt Homes, where he now is assistant general manager and director of physical plant facilities. He will replace Gretchen Overdurff, who will retire Dec. 31. Ralph was hired as director of physical plant facilities in 1997, and became Assistant General Manager in 2008. He has degrees in mechanical engineering, plant engineering/maintenance management, and a certified diploma in accounting and finance.


David G. Poulos, CEO of Granite Partners, has been named president of the Baltimore/Washington chapter of Sales and Marketing Executives International. Poulos founded Sparks-based Granite Partners in 2006, after serving as director of marketing communications for Graphic Arts Show Co., of Reston, Va. Joining Poulos on the SMEI Baltimore/Washington board are: Lynn K. Argenbright, employee benefits advisor, PSA Insurance & Financial Services; Mary Lou Coyle, president, Coyle Studios; Jeffrey A. Davis, partner, Sawmill Marketing Public Relations; Seth McElroy, vice president of marketing and sales administration, Dunbar Armored; Steve Navarro, director, business development, R2integrated; Jonathan Oleisky, CEO/founder, Media 924; and Concetta Sipes, sales representative, Trade Division, K.C. Co.

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