On the move – 9/30/11: Katzenberger wins volunteer award

Daily Record Staff//September 29, 2011

On the move – 9/30/11: Katzenberger wins volunteer award

By Daily Record Staff

//September 29, 2011

Katzenberger wins volunteer award

Debi Katzenberger

Debi Katzenberger recently received a Spirited Women in Balance Award from Morton’s The Steakhouse and MyCity4Her.com at their event to support the Central Maryland chapter of the American Red Cross. Katzenberger, a supervisor at CareFirst BlueCrossBlueShield, created the Casey Cares Kami’s Jammies program after her 9-year-old granddaughter, Kamryn, passed away from complications of leukemia. Kamryn felt special when she wore new pajamas instead of hospital gowns, and her grandmother wanted to pass this symbol of joy and normalcy to children on extended hospital stays by providing new sleepwear and monthly pajama parties. Since 2007, the program has distributed more than 8,000 pairs of pajamas at more than 20 hospitals. Katzenberger helps run the Kamryn Lambert Foundation, which supports Kami’s Jammies and awards nursing scholarships in her memory.

Debi Katzenberger

Resides in: Anne Arundel County, Md.

Most recent vacation: Ocean City, Md. Going there helps me center and remember being younger, with the whole world ahead of me and dreams of making it a better place.

Hobbies: Volunteering, watching sports of any kind, but especially recreational (kids in competitive mode can inspire me like no one else), and spending time with my family (five kids plus spouses, 10 grandchildren and my wonderful husband of 37 years).

Favorite book: “The Stand” by Stephen King

Recently read: “Heaven Is for Real” by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. It gave me hope.

Favorite food: Anything from the sea.

Favorite quote: “Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.” — Thomas Paine


Scott St. Onge is the new managing director of Clean Air Partners, a public-private partnership chartered by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council that strives to educate residents and businesses about air quality and encourage them to take action to reduce air pollution. St. Onge most recently worked with Washington Capital Management, advising organizations and political figures on political giving and pending congressional legislation.


Northrop Grumman Corp.’s Electronic Systems sector has received the 2011 Outstanding Corporate Leadership Award from the Maryland Recycling Network for recycling and waste reduction. In 2009, Northrop Grumman’s Baltimore-area operations began using single-stream recycling, through which paper, cans, plastics, glass and cardboard can be collected in one container. An employee engagement campaign at its Baltimore, Annapolis, Sykesville and Elkridge campuses further encouraged employees to recycle.

Margaret Perry, an 18-year-old student from Baltimore who has dyslexia and attention deficit disorder, has received the highest honor given by Learning Ally, a nonprofit organization that serves individuals with learning differences, visual impairment and reading disabilities: She is one of several students who will receive cash awards of $6,000 and travel with their families to Washington, D.C., early next year to accept their awards, meet members of Congress, and speak at a media roundtable on Capitol Hill. Before starting her freshman year at Duke University, Perry spent this summer interning at SuperKids Camp in Baltimore, a nonprofit summer camp for city elementary students to improve their literacy and math skills. She had been an AP Scholar student at St. Paul’s School for Girls in Brooklandville.


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 Glover 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.

The Center for Social Value Creation at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business recently named six business leaders to form its advisory board: Stanley Litow (chair), vice president, citizenship & corporate affairs and president, IBM International Foundation; John Chickering, vice president, Fidelity Investments; Lisa Hall, president and CEO, Calvert Foundation; Robert Kashan, founder and CEO, EarthColor; Alan Webber, co-founder, Fast Company; and Dennis Wraase, former CEO and chairman, Pepco Holdings.

The board of directors of IWIF Workers’ Compensation Insurance has two new members: Ivory Tucker, a retired corporate officer of Northrop Grumman, has a law degree from Howard University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Morgan State. Wayne R. Gioioso Sr., a real estate investor and property developer, is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law. His work experience includes serving as an insurance claims adjuster with Allstate Insurance Co.

Clean Air Partners has named Leta Mach the chair and Mahlon (Lon) Anderson the vice chair of its board of directors. Mach has served on the board for several years. In 2003, she was elected to the Greenbelt City Council; she has represented the city on the National League of Cities Human Development Steering Committee and the Maryland Municipal League Communications Committee. Mach is also secretary of the Prince George’s Elected Municipal Women. Anderson is managing director of public relations and government affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. He has served on the Transportation Technologies Advisory Committee and the Virginia Task Force on HOV Enforcement.

Brian White recently was appointed chair of the board of directors of Leadership Through Athletics, a not-for-profit charity dedicated to helping young people in Baltimore reach their potential athletically and academically. White has been a board member for three years. He is founder and president of Creative Print Group, a commercial printing business. Leadership Through Athletics has a gym that serves as a community space for youth and adults.


Mark Miller has been hired as account manager of CCS Mid-Atlantic, of Columbia. He most recently was an account executive with Force 3. Miller holds sales certifications with Cisco Systems, Sun Microsystems, SNIA and several other manufacturers.


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 has a master’s degree 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.


Alec Peterson recently was appointed chief technology officer of Message Systems, of Columbia. He has been with Message Systems for six years, most recently as vice president of the technical services group. Peterson previously was co-founder and CTO of Catbird Networks. He also has worked as co-founder and director of network engineering at UltraDNS Corp.; manager of IP backbone network design of Erol’s Internet/RCN; and network architect of Panix Public Access Networks. Message Systems offers digital communications software and services for companies.


John F. Lingenfelter has been appointed vice president of finance by the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The new position is based in the foundation’s Owings Mills office. Lingenfelter most recently was vice president of finance at Morgan Stanley. He previously was a financial consultant for Collingwood Advisors, and vice president, corporate trust services, for Wells Fargo Bank. Lingenfelter has a master’s degree from Loyola University’s Sellinger School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Towson University.

Real Estate

Nadia Kahler has been hired as transaction manager in the Baltimore office of Colliers International. Kahler previously was director of administration for the brokerage department of Manekin LLC. She is a licensed real estate agent in Maryland.


Latrice Goode has been named resident services coordinator by Greater Baltimore AHC at MonteVerde, an apartment community for seniors and non-elderly people with disabilities in Lower Park Heights. Goode has more than a decade of experience is various aspects of apartment property management and services. She previously was a resident manager with AHC Inc., the parent organization of GBAHC.


Marcy Baer recently was named marketing director of K12 Enterprise, of Towson, which provides financial and human resource management software for K-12 school systems. Baer previously served as founder and principal of MBA Consulting. Before that, she was director of marketing for the College of Graduate Studies and Research at Towson University.


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