Erik Heyer, founder of the Siena School, in Silver Spring, recently was appointed to the board of directors of the International Dyslexia Association, a nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia and related language-based learning differences. Heyer helped to create partnerships to reform public schools in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Wilmington, Del. In 2003 he was awarded a Broad Fellowship in the Broad Foundation Superintendents Academy. Heyer began his career in finance with Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan, before joining the founding team of New Mountain Capital. He also serves on the governing or advisory boards of the Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center, the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, and Calvert Education Services, The Siena School is a private day school that serves bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia.
Kip Kunsman has been appointed interim director of the CyberCenter at Anne Arundel Community College. He will oversee the sales and execution of all educational contracts for credit and noncredit cybersecurity courses and training. Kunsman had served as director of AACC’s Center for Workforce Solutions since 2006. He previously was manager of administrative and regulatory operations of the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board, and a workforce development coordinator for the City of Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Employment Development. Before that, he spent 12 years with Baltimore City Community College in the training and professional development office of its Business and Continuing Education Center. Kunsman has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a master’s degree from Towson University.
Carol Shepherd, a University of Baltimore graduate, and Luke Smith have been promoted to senior at UHY Advisors Mid-Atlantic MD, of Columbia. Both joined the firm’s accounting and audit department in 2007.
Mercy Medical Center’s cancer programs have again received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a Teaching Hospital Cancer Program. The commission is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care. To maintain accreditation, facilities must undergo an on-site review every three years.
Vincent M. Brocato recently was named vice president of Colliers International in the Baltimore region. Brocato has 23 years of experience in commercial real estate in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. He works with Catholic Charities Dragon Boat Races and is an associate board member for Mosaic Community Services. Brocato also is a commissioner for Towsontowne Lacrosse and a fundraising volunteer for Gilman School. He has a degree from Loyola University Maryland.