Darcy Geffen has been promoted to manager in the tax department of Ellin & Tucker, in Baltimore. Her major responsibilities include tax planning and preparation. Geffen has an MBA degree in accounting from Loyola University Maryland and is a certified public accountant.
GlobalNet Services’ Google Search Solutions has been recognized as KMWorld’s “Trend Setting Product of 2011.” GNSI, of Rockville, has been providing Google Search Solutions to commercial, academic, nonprofit and government organizations since 2000, and is a certified Google Enterprise Professional partner.
United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland, which serves developmentally disabled people throughout the state, recently named three new members to its board of directors: Vanessa T. Jones is a credentialing assistant program manager for the Office of Child Care of the Maryland State Department of Education. Her past positions include policy and program specialist for the MSDE and education coordinator for the Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center Head Start. Jones has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Coppin State University. Penny Lynch is a special education resource teacher for Carroll County Public Schools; she also serves on the Character Education Committee and Student Assistance Team. Lynch previously directed residential services at Bello Machre. Ellen S. Milles is vice president and controller for Kennedy Krieger Institute; she also serves as a staff member for the Audit and Finance Committee. Her past positions include director of financial services at Johns Hopkins Medical Services Corp. and audit senior for Arthur Young and Co. Milles is a certified public accountant.
The Tyanna O’Brien Center for Women’s Imaging, in the Weinberg Center for Women’s Health and Medicine at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, has received accreditation from the American College of Radiology as a breast imaging center of excellence. The certificate recognizes breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the American College of Radiology’s voluntary breast imaging accreditation programs, which include mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound, including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.
Susanne Sinclair-Smith recently was appointed executive director of the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, which provides permanent and transitional housing, emergency shelter and supportive services. Sinclair-Smith oversees the day-to-day operations of the MCCH and its affiliate, Coalition Homes Inc. As founding executive director for the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, she coordinated lawyers who provided pro bono assistance to men and women in shelters. Sinclair-Smith also served in the D.C. Program and National Policy offices at the Local Initiatives Support Corp. and as director of leadership and policy development with the Fannie Mae Foundation. Most recently, Sinclair-Smith oversaw the William S. Abell Foundation’s Strategic Initiative to End Chronic Homelessness in D.C. Last year she was a consultant on homelessness at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Halle Van der Gaag has been appointed executive director of Blue Water Baltimore, a nonprofit organization focused on improving Baltimore’s watersheds and protecting its water resources. Van der Gaag has held management positions with the Trust for Public Land and the Parks & People Foundation. More recently, she was executive director of the Jones Falls Watershed Association for five years and was instrumental in merging the JFWA with four regional water quality organizations to create Blue Water Baltimore. Van der Gaag had been deputy director of Blue Water Baltimore since its creation in 2010.
Payroll Network, of Kensington, recently promoted Nicholas Holcomb from manager of information technology to vice president of technology and product integration, and Mark Paulochik from tax analyst to manager of tax filing services. Also, John B. Werth was named major accounts manager.