On the Move, 9/20: Schmid-Mazzoccoli wins executive nurse fellowship

Andrea Schmid-Mazzoccoli

Andrea Schmid-Mazzoccoli, chief nurse executive and senior vice president for the Center for Clinical Excellence for Bon Secours Health System, in Marriottsville, has been named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow for 2011. Schmid-Mazzocoli is among 21 nurse leaders from across the country chosen to participate in the three-year leadership development program designed to enhance nurse leaders’ effectiveness in improving the U.S. health care system. She joined BSHSI in 2007 as vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer. Schmid-Mazzoccoli facilitates the health system’s Nursing Leadership Collaborative to set the strategic nursing agenda for the system and helped create a Center for Clinical Excellence. She previously was vice president for patient care services and chief nursing officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she received the President’s Award for Patient Safety for two consecutive years. She is a Johnson & Johnson Wharton Fellow and serves as an appraiser of magnet hospitals for the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center received a Federal Women’s Program Award for Activity Most Supportive of FWP Goals during the Women’s Equality Day awards program at Aberdeen Proving Ground. The award recognizes APG employees and organizations that are exemplary in their support of the Department of the Army FWP objective, which is to achieve a civilian workforce in which women are employed at all grade levels and in all occupations equal to the relevant civilian labor force.

The 2011 Maryland Hispanic Business Conference presented the following awards Sept. 6 during its 10th annual conference: Chair’s Award: GOYA Foods; American Dream Award: Alberto Lacaze, Robotics Research; Latina Powerhouse Award: Elda Devarie, EMD Foods; Business Advocate Award: Manuel Hidalgo, Latino Economic Development Corp.; Corporate Award: Wells Fargo; A Decade of Business Growth: Fredy A. Diaz, Telecel Marketing Solutions; Rising Hispanic Leader: Alicia Escoto, student, University of Maryland; Young Entrepreneur: Carolina Peña, Generación Latina; Maryland Public Servant: Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown; Founding Chair: William (Bill) Villanueva; Excellence in Seminar Planning Committee: Anthony Ruiz, Small Business Administration.


Musu-mesi Davies has been promoted to branch manager for the Clinton office of The Columbia Bank in Prince George’s County. She previously was the assistant branch manager of the bank’s Capitol Heights office. Musu-mesi has been with The Columbia Bank since 2007.


Melanie Waxman has been named director of formal and informal education and membership coordinator of Har Sinai Congregation, of Owings Mills. Previously, she was director of family programming and youth director. Before joining the congregation, Waxman served as youth and teens director for the Jewish Community Center, principal at Columbia Jewish Community School in Columbia, and program director at Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs, Fla. She also developed programs for a Jewish camp. She has a master’s degree in Jewish education from Baltimore Hebrew University, now the Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University, and a bachelor’s degree from Towson University.

Real Estate

Evers & Co. Real Estate, a woman-owned and –operated residential real estate firm in the Washington, D.C., area, has added four agents: Lars Anderson joins the Eric Murtagh Group of Evers & Co.; he specializes in condominium and row home sales and serves as the press director for United States Agency for International Development. Kate Sheckells also joins the Eric Murtagh Group; she works primarily inside the I-495 Beltway after a 15-year career in national politics with the White House and other campaigns. Leila Harrington is part of SusanBergerEllenSandler Associates; she has 10 years of investment experience as well as a coaching and professional development background. Thomas Welch has 22 years of real estate expertise; he has earned the Graduate Realtor Institute designation.


Erik Akopiantz has been appointed chief financial officer of Roadnet Technologies, a Baltimore-based international fleet management technology company. Akopiantz most recently was CEO of Paranet after the company he co-founded, Digital Reach Inc., was acquired in 2008. He has also held financial management positions with Sabre Holdings. Roadnet Technologies, founded in 1983, provides fleet management applications for territory and street-level route plans, real-time wireless dispatch, vehicle telematics and global positioning systems.