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On the move – 9/23/11: Wheeler receives volunteer award

Wheeler receives volunteer award

Dave Wheeler

Dave Wheeler, of The Columbia Bank, recently was recognized at the Maryland Association of Community Services Annual Meeting and Volunteer Awards Program with The Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region’s Volunteer of the Year Award. He has worked with The Arc of the Central Chesapeake for several years, serves on its board as secretary, and is chair of the Development Committee. Wheeler joined The Columbia Bank in 2002 as a group vice president; today he is senior vice president, division manager, for Anne Arundel, Howard, Baltimore, and Prince George’s counties. He previously worked for Riggs Bank for six years in sales and business development. In June he completed his latest term on the Laurel Regional Hospital Foundation Board, and he recently completed a term on the Leadership Anne Arundel Board.

Dave Wheeler

Education: Frostburg University

Resides in: Pasadena, Md. Have always resided in Maryland, although I have worked in Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia.

Commute: minimum 60 miles per day.

A favorite vacation spot: Sedona, Ariz.

Hobbies: golf; watching football — Go, Ravens!

Recently read: “Taking Flight: Inspiration and Techniques to Give Your Creative Spirit Wings” by Kelly Rae Roberts.

Favorite food: New York strip steak.


Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates, of Baltimore, has promoted Jennifer Green, Andrea Grissinger, Jared Imhoff and Richard Shank to supervisor, and Tammy Lee and Samantha Pittman to semi-senior accountant.


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.


Howard County recently received the President’s Award for Outstanding Consumer Protection for 2010-2011 from the North American Consumer Protection Investigators. The award recognizes the Office of Consumer Affairs’ work in investigating and enforcing the county’s consumer protection laws on behalf of the residents of Villas of Cattail Creek.

Luis E. Borunda, president and CEO of U.S. Hispanic Youth Entrepreneur Education, or USHYEE, has been named the winner of the Baltimore Ravens’ Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award, which includes a $2,000 grant. USHYEE is a nonprofit, founded in 2004, that introduces high school students to various career paths, helping them understand that entrepreneurship is an option and encouraging them to attend college. Borunda, owner and CEO of The Signman Inc., is a member of the Baltimore County Board of Education and the Maryland Economic Development Commission. He has worked with the Maryland Sister States Program, and in 2004, was appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Minority Business Enterprise Reform.

Berit Killingstad, special event coordinator of the Children’s Guild, in Baltimore, has graduated from Leadership-Baltimore County, which seeks to prepare participants for leadership positions on boards and provide the foundation for personal and career growth. Killingstad has been IEP coordinator, state assessment coordinator, transition coordinator and instructional coach at The Children’s Guild. She has also held leadership positions at Overlea High School, Holabird Middle School, Sparrows Point Middle School, Hereford Middle School and Westminster High School. She has been a fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and a board member for Powell Recovery Centers. Killingstad has a master’s degree in special education and a bachelor’s degree from McDaniel College.


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 was a founding member of SIIA’s Government Liaison Committee. His Software-as-a-Service and cloud computing 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. Heyer helped to create partnerships to reform public schools in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Wilmington, Del. He 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 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.

Ron Meliker, executive vice president and chief operations officer of The Kane Co., has been named chairman of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. Meliker previously served on the board and executive committee. He has also worked for Sunbelt Beverages Corp., Emery Air Freight Corp., Carling National Brewing Co., and Westinghouse Electric Corp. He holds a master’s degree from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland.

The Maryland Humanities Council has two new directors on its board: Lauren Dugas Glover is assistant to the chair of the Maryland Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee. She was recently appointed to the Maryland Commission on Public Art. Dugas is also a board director for the National Children’s Museum. David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, previously served as a board member of the Alabama Humanities Council and as chancellor for the University of Wisconsin.

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Montgomery County, or CASA, which advocates for timely placement of abused and neglected children into safe, permanent homes, has three new directors on its board: Scott Fass, managing director for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ consulting division, is a past chair of the Project Management Institute. Sharon Kneiss has been an executive at two large trade associations; she is now a management and public relations consultant to associations. Ellen Martz is a senior director for Hughes Network Systems.

Rob Macdonald recently was named president of the board of the Baltimore chapter of the American Marketing Association for 2011-2012. Macdonald is the founder of Robroy & Co., a communications firm that works with small businesses to structure and deliver their messages. He previously was a partner at EntreQuest. Other new board officers are: president-elect and secretary, Keith Michel, marketing manager for Walden University; vice president of collegiate relations, Julia Golbey, senior academic program administrator for the Department of Counseling and Human Services at the Johns Hopkins School of Education; vice president of communications, Jennifer Norton, marketing communications manager for Ascend One; and vice president of programming and events, Katie Roberts, social media marketing manager for Walden University.


Matthew Gagnon has been hired as director of risk management and internal controls assurance of ClearView Consulting, in Baltimore. His 20 years of experience include 12 years in internal audit leadership positions with multibillion-dollar organizations, including seven years as the chief audit executive. Gagnon has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Towson University.


Dheeraj Gandhi, M.D., has been appointed 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. 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. 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.

Maureen Harrigan has joined the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University as associate dean for finance and administration. Harrigan was previously chief financial officer of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine; from 2001 to 2007, she was an analyst in the University Office of Budget and Management Analysis. Earlier, Harrigan managed corporate philanthropy at Agilent Technologies, and spent 18 years at Hewlett-Packard in operations, planning, and project management positions.


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.

Jennifer Harrington has been named vice president of clinical and support services at Anne Arundel Medical Center, in Annapolis. She oversees laboratory, environmental services, security, radiology, rehabilitation, pharmacy, and food and nutrition services. Harrington previously was vice president at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore, responsible for rehabilitation, radiology, sleep services, and multispecialty services. Harrington’s degrees include a master’s in physical therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Anjana P. Jindal, a board-certified ophthalmologist, has joined Katzen Eye Group. Dr. Jindal’s specialty is the medical and surgical management of glaucoma. She has been assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology and co-director of research at Temple University, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University, and staff ophthalmologist at Wills Eye Institute as well as had private practices as an ophthalmologist. The Baltimore native has bachelor’s and medical degrees from George Washington University.