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On the move – 9/16/11: Carlton receives national award

Carlton receives national award

Henri Carlton

Henri Carlton, director of nursing for Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville, received the Nurse Administrator of the Year Award for 2011 from the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care. Carlton, who has worked at Charlestown for 10 years, also received the NADONA Maryland chapter’s Director of Nursing of the Year Award for 2011. She serves the skilled nursing neighborhood, Renaissance Gardens, and assisted living neighborhood, Renaissance Gardens Terrace, at Charlestown. Carlton writes and teaches long-term care curriculums for the Beacon Institute, and was recognized by Coppin State University for NADONA’s leadership preceptor course from 2009-2011. She also received the LifeSpan Network’s 2010 Service Award.

Henri Carlton

Education: Bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Maryland; master’s of administrative science from Johns Hopkins University.

Resides in: Arbutus, Md.

Most recent vacation: The “Disney experience” in Orlando, Fla., in July.

Hobbies: Shopping for that “diamond-in-the-rough” bargain, and anything pertaining to arts and crafts.

Favorite books: The Harry Potter series.

Recently read: “The Romans: From Village to Empire” by Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola and Richard J.A. Talbert.

Favorite food: Chinese

Favorite quote: “Two roads diverged in wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” — Robert Frost


Brooks Wunder has been promoted to senior in the audit, accounting and consulting department of Ellin & Tucker. Wunder has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Notre Dame of Maryland.

Carol Macht, founding member and senior principal of Hord Coplan Macht, of Baltimore, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Macht’s primary design focus is on public open spaces, campus landscapes, and residential gardens.


Richard M. Riley has joined the staff at BankAnnapolis as a mortgage loan officer in the Bestgate branch. Riley, a University of Maryland graduate, previously was a senior loan offer at Washington Savings Bank. Before that he was a senior loan officer at Severn Savings Bank for nearly 18 years.


Michael P. Binko, president and CEO of kloudtrack, of Annapolis, recently was elected to the board of directors for the software division of the Software and Information Industry Association. Binko has been active as a speaker and delegate for SIIA conferences and was a founding member of SIIA’s Government Liaison Committee. His Software-as-a-Service and cloud computing (SaaS|Cloud) company offers governance, risk and compliance technologies for business processes, data management and human interaction workflow.

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 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 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.

The Rev. Brian F. Linnane, president of Loyola University Maryland, has been elected chairman of the board of the Maryland Independent College and University Association. Others on the board include: vice chair, Thomas Powell, president of Mount St. Mary’s University; secretary/treasurer, Weymouth Spence, president of Washington Adventist University; member at large, Roger Casey, president of McDaniel College; and capital projects committee chair, Ronald Volpe, president of Hood College. Fr. Linnane served at the College of the Holy Cross as assistant dean and associate professor of religious studies and is on the board of trustees of the College of the Holy Cross and the Institute of Christian and Jewish Studies, and the board of directors of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Fr. Linnane is president of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, a representative to the American Council on Education Board of Directors for the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, and a member of the Basilica of the Assumption Historic Trust Board.


Dheeraj Gandhi, M.D., has been appointed as a professor of radiology, neurology and neurosurgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Gandhi will serve as chief of interventional neuroradiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center and work in neurology and neurosurgery. He previously was an associate professor of radiology, neurology and neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital after having been director of interventional neuroradiology at the University of Michigan. Also, Gaurav Jindal, M.D., has joined the University of Maryland School of Medicine as an assistant professor of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. He previously worked at the University of Pennsylvania.

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 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.

Byron B. Warnken has begun a financial advisory practice, handling insurance and investments with Wells Fargo Advisors in Hunt Valley. He previously practiced law with at Warnken LLC, of Towson. Warnken has a bachelor’s degree with a concentration on finance from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Health Care

Harbor Hospital, of Baltimore, has added five physicians: Alec Beningfield, M.D., is a board-certified otolaryngologist whose specialties include pediatric otolaryngology, obstructive sleep apnea, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, rhinology and laryngology. David Hager, M.D., works in pediatrics and emergency medicine at the hospital’s emergency department; he attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Maryland. Jose Lopez, M.D., has been named chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine. Milford H. Marchant, M.D., specializes in the nonoperative and operative treatment of injuries in youth and adults; he attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Marchant is seeing patients in the Aaron C. Sollod building and at Harbor Hospital HealthPark in Pasadena. Boaz D. Rosen, M.D., is a board-certified cardiologist who completed his residency in internal medicine at Harbor Hospital and completed a research and clinical fellowship in cardiac imaging at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Julio G. Davalos has joined the Glen Burnie office of Chesapeake Urology Associates. Dr. Davalos is certified by the American Board of Urology. He treats all aspects of adult urology, specializing in providing surgical, medical and preventive care for kidney stones. Dr. Davalos previously was director of the Kidney Stone Center and vice chief of the department of urology at Charleston Area Medical Center, in Charleston, W.Va., and a clinical professor with the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston Division.

Katzen Eye Group opened its third office, in Rosedale, Sept. 6 and added Amy A. Zimmerman, M.D., and Lori A. Sportelli, O.D., to its staff there. They will provide general ophthalmology, retina, glaucoma, oculoplastics and pediatric ophthalmology services as well as primary and optical care. Dr. Zimmerman is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine; she completed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical System. She manages the Franklin Square Hospital Eye Clinic and is on the staffs at the University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore VA Medical Center and Eye Surgery Center of White Marsh. Dr. Zimmerman most recently worked at Kasper, Loeb and Zimmerman as a general ophthalmologist. Dr. Sportelli received her Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry and has worked at Wal-Mart Vision Center for more than 16 years. In 2007 she was named the Maryland Optometric Association Optometrist of the Year.

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.

Ten medical physicians with The Retina Group of Washington were elected for inclusion in the 2011-12 edition The Best Doctors in America: Daniel M. Berinstein, Potomac; Gordon A. Byrnes; William F. Deegan III; Richard A. Garfinkel, Potomac; Michael M. Lai, Bethesda; Robert P. Murphy, Bethesda; Michael H. Osman, Potomac; Michael B. Rivers; Reginald J. Sanders, Chevy Chase; and Manfred A. von Fricken.


Jeff Makhlouf has been appointed general manager of The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, the hospitality component of The Town Center at Arundel Preserve. He previously was general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn in Northern Virginia. In his new role, Makhlouf will oversee day-to-day operations of the 150-room hotel in western Anne Arundel County. He has a bachelor’s degree from Towson University.


Julio C. Shaik recently joined IWIF Workers’ Compensation Insurance as assistant vice president of investments and chief investment officer. A chartered financial analyst, Shaik manages IWIF’s investment portfolio and advises the company’s board of directors on investment strategies to improve portfolio return. He previously was a founding member and managing director of Black Knight Asset Management, a fixed-income investment firm in Washington, D.C.


Michael Fox has been named chief strategy officer and senior vice president for corporate business development of White Oak Technologies. The Silver Spring firm provides technical solutions for the intelligence community. Fox will guide White Oaks’ plans for growth in the federal government marketplace. He previously held a similar position with Attain LLC. Before that, Fox spent more than two decades at SRA International Inc.


Carton Donofrio Partners, of Baltimore, has appointed Jon Leon as art director and David Frisch and Paula Lattanzi as senior account leaders. Leon previously was senior art director at Vitro, a San Diego-based agency. Frisch previously oversaw product development projects and overall portfolio management at Stanley Black & Decker; he also was marketing manager at McCormick & Co. Lattanzi most recently worked as assistant vice president, integrated marketing strategies at T. Rowe Price Investment Services, in Owings Mills. She has bachelor’s and MBA degrees from Loyola University Maryland.

Warschawski, of Baltimore, has been selected as a national finalist for Small Firm of the Year by PR News for the fifth consecutive year. For the past 10 years it has been ranked as one of the top 30 Best Agencies to Work For in the U.S.


Albert H. Todd was named executive director of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, effective Sept. 1. He most recently was the Chesapeake Bay Team Leader for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Environmental Markets and assistant director to the Forest Service for Ecosystem Services and Markets. Todd has also worked with the Environmental Protection Agency on strategies that support the use of water quality trading and offset programs to meet the targets of the Chesapeake’s “pollution diet,” or total maximum daily load. He spent a decade with the U.S. Forest Service in California, and then nearly 16 years with the Chesapeake Bay Program.

Star-Spangled 200 Inc., the development affiliate that supports the Maryland War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration, has added two staff members: Ann Beegle, the new executive director, is the former executive director of The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House; she had also served as chief of staff for then-Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith. Jill Feinberg is the new director of communications and public relations; she is the former conference and tourism director for Baltimore County, and has worked in communications and marketing for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Marriott International. Feinberg was named Maryland’s New Tourism Professional of the Year in 2010.

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.

Vincent M. Brocato recently was named vice president of Colliers International for 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.

Colliers International, which has its Baltimore regional headquarters in Columbia, has named Matthew J. Haas a partner and Kevin J. Haus a managing director and principal. Haas and Haus, who previously were vice presidents of Manekin LLC, specialize in leasing and selling office and flex real estate in the Baltimore region. Haas earlier was president of Haas Tailoring Co. The graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park has served on the boards of United Way of Central Maryland and United Cerebral Palsy of Maryland. Haus has more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate.


Mark D. Adams has joined the J. Craig Venter Institute as scientific director. He will direct all research on both the Rockville and San Diego campuses. Adams had been an associate professor since 2003 in the department of genetics at Case Western Reserve University, where he worked on a variety of genomic research fronts, including multi-drug antibiotic resistance. Adams also directed the university’s Genomics Core Facility. He worked at Celera Genomics with J. Craig Venter from 1998 to 2003, first as vice president for genome programs and then vice president of bioinformatics.