On the move – 10/21/11: Magnus directs medical centers

Magnus directs medical centers

Dr. Barry M. Magnus

Dr. Barry M. Magnus has been hired by Concentra Medical Centers as its area medical director overseeing the medical practice at all Concentra Medical Centers in Maryland and Virginia. Dr. Magnus has returned to Concentra after spending four years at Baystate Health System in Massachusetts, most recently as medical director for Baystate Mary Lane Hospital’s Occupational Health Program. He had worked at Concentra for 15 years, including as a local center director and an on-site physician for worksite medical programs. Dr. Magnus has taught medical anthropology at the University of Connecticut. His research interests include patient-provider/cross-cultural communication, cultural competency in health care, and cultural and political ecologies of disease.

Dr. Barry M. Magnus

Education: B.A. from the University of Massachusetts; M.D. from the University of South Carolina; M.A. in medical anthropology from the University of Connecticut.

Resides in: Columbia

Daily commute: To our clinics in Maryland or Virginia

Recent vacation: Ethiopia

Hobbies: Running, travel, golf, reading

Favorite book: “Shadow Divers” by Robert Kurson

Favorite food: Crab is my new favorite since coming to Maryland!


Rick Gebert recently became Grant Thornton LLC’s Southeast region managing partner, responsible for the firm’s Baltimore office, among others. Gebert previously was the firm’s Philadelphia office managing partner, Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd.


Ayers Saint Gross, of Baltimore, has hired four architects: Peter Dougherty, a registered architect and LEED Accredited Professional, is now a senior associate with the firm; he previously was at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, and Herzog & de Meuron. Murali Ramaswami also was hired as a senior associate and is an associate AIA and LEED AP; he previously was at Broll Gerstner Corp., Glenn Livingood Penzler Architects, Gould Evans Associates, and Geometree. Kenneth Gignac is now a senior landscape architect with the firm; he previously was an associate at Wallace Roberts & Todd, and senior designer at Saratoga and Associates. Joel Fidler, who is a registered architect and NCARB certified, has been hired as an associate; he previously was an associate at Cho Benn Holback + Associates.

Helen E. Lanes has joined Hord Coplan Macht as a principal. Lanes will lead the Baltimore architectural firm’s interiors studio. She has worked with such health care providers as Johns Hopkins Hospital, Howard County General Hospital, Inova Health System, Adventist Health, St. Agnes Hospital, Prince William Health System, and the National Institutes of Health. Lanes most recently worked in Perkins+ Will’s Washington, D.C., office. Lanes is a Certified Healthcare Designer and LEED Accredited Professional.

Tom Liebel of Marks, Thomas Architects, of Baltimore, has been selected for Fellowship in the inaugural class of LEED Fellows by the Green Building Certification Institute. Liebel, who was one of the nation’s first 25 LEED Accredited Professionals, has a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. He serves on Baltimore’s Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission and the board of directors of AIA Maryland and AIABaltimore.


NAMI Maryland received a Transformation Legacy Award from the Mental Hygiene Administration for its five-year effort in the Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant project to transform the state mental health system. NAMI Maryland members served on the official advisory group, the Transformation Working Group chaired by the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene secretary, and on many workgroups. In addition, NAMI Maryland received two grants from the Maryland Transformation program: the Engaging Consumers and Family Members in the Transformation Process Project, and the Healthy Hearts and Minds program.

AVF Consulting, of Towson, has been named to the 2011 list of the Top 100 Value-Added Resellers internationally by “Accounting Today.” The publication lists AVF as 60th, with revenues of $5.77 million. AVF provides sales and services for several Microsoft products, including Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Serenic Navigator, and LS Retail.


Alysia Marcoux has been appointed Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisor by Bank of America for Columbia and Ellicott City. She will meet with customers in the Columbia Mall, Thunder Hill and Saint John’s Plaza Bank of America banking centers, working primarily with customers who have up to $250,000 to invest.

M&T Bank has appointed two new vice presidents: G. Phillip Kunzelman is now vice president and senior business banking relationship manager, working with the Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Randallstown and Seton Hill branches. Kunzelman previously worked at The Columbia Bank. He serves on the board of the Rotary Club of Baltimore and the Hunt Valley Business Forum. John T. Roberts II is now vice president and business banking relationship manager in Howard County, responsible for business clients in the Maple Lawn and Clarksville areas. Roberts, who previously worked at BB&T, is a graduate of Howard County Leadership Essentials.


The Printing and Graphics Association MidAtlantic has added five members to its board of directors: Matthew Anson, Bindagraphics, of Baltimore; Michael Cooper, Lindenmeyr Munroe, of Odenton; Matthew Flippen, Westland Printers, of Laurel; Ron Patton, Standard Graphics Mid-America, of Arlington, Va.; and John Snyder, HBP/Balmar, of Hagerstown. PGAMA is the trade association for printing and graphic communications firms and suppliers in Maryland, D.C., Northern Virginia and Southern Pennsylvania.

Clayton Teague has been named to the advisory board of Pixelligent LLC, of Baltimore, which manufactures nanocrystal additives for the electronics, industrial and military markets. Teague holds six patents jointly with colleagues. He was director of the Federal National Nanotechnology Coordination Office from 2003 until this year. Teague has served as chair of the American National Standards Institute Technical Advisory Group to the ISO Technical Committee on Nanotechnologies and as president of the American Society for Precision Engineering. He has received the Gold Medal, Silver Medal and Allen V. Austin Measurement Science Award from the Department of Commerce, the Kilby International Award, and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the American Society for Precision Engineering, Small Times magazine and the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology.

Amanda Karfakis, president and CEO of Vitamin, a Baltimore-based boutique design-web-public relations firm, has been appointed president of the Society for Marketing Professional Services’ Maryland chapter. The local nonprofit organization provides members with resources and opportunities to get more involved in the architecture, engineering, and construction community.


Melanie Waxman has been named director of formal and informal education and membership coordinator of Har Sinai Congregation, of Owings Mills. She had been 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 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.

The Community College of Baltimore County School of Health Professions has received its third Nursing Support Program grant from the Maryland Higher Education Commission since 2007. This three-year Minority Student Retention and Success grant of $571,548 will be used to maximize the use of CCBC’s simulation technology, increase retention and graduation rates among minority students in the nursing program, and provide culturally relevant teaching for faculty, staff and students to enhance their sensitivity when communicating with those from other cultures, especially their patients.

Monarch Academy Public Charter School, in Northeast Baltimore, recently named its first board of directors: Rose M. Backus-Hamm, former Baltimore public school principal; Dennis G. Cherot, president and CEO of Total Health Care; Ellen Cherry, singer/songwriter; Kenneth R. Darden, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Baltimore; Michael Gajewski, chief financial officer of Canusa Corp.; Gregory Gann, president of Gann Partnership LLC; Jawauna M. Greene, director of communications and marketing for the Maryland Transit Administration; David J. Nyweide, social science research analyst for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Deborah S. Phelps, principal of Windsor Mill Middle School; Carole Stolte-Upman, president of Chesapeake Disability Management and executive director of Maturity Concepts: Care Management and Consulting; and Lori Trumble, president and CEO of Lori M. Trumble LLC consulting.

Inna Alesina has joined Stevenson University’s School of Design, in Stevenson, as its first industrial designer Artist-in-Residence. As an independent product designer, Alesina produces products ranging from footwear and footstools to drinking glasses. She also is an instructor in the Environmental Design Department of the Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore.

Maryland Institute College of Art has launched the Baltimore Art+Justice Project, the first of its kind in the United States to identify, amplify and connect arts-based practitioners advancing social justice in a particular city. The project, in partnership with a citywide advisory committee, kicks off with a two-year, $150,000 grant from the Open Society Foundations in New York.


Carrie DeBoy has been named chief information officer of the Maryland Department of Agriculture. DeBoy worked with the Maryland Transportation Authority for the last 16 years, most recently as the assistant information technology director within the agency’s IT Office of Operations and Support. Before joining state government, she worked in information technology at Aerotek in Hanover. DeBoy holds a master’s degree in information technology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute.

Carol Holko has been promoted to assistant secretary of the Office of Plant Industries and Pest Management of the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Holko has worked for the department for 29 years, most recently as program manager of its Plant Protection and Weed Management Section. She serves on the board of directors of the National Plant Board, and she is president-elect of the Eastern Plant Board. Holko is also a founding member of the Maryland Invasive Species Council. She received the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2011 Administrator’s Award.

Health Care

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. The three-year leadership development program is designed to enhance nurse leaders’ effectiveness in improving the U.S. health care system. Schmid-Mazzoccoli facilitates the health system’s Nursing Leadership Collaborative and helped create a Center for Clinical Excellence. She is a Johnson & Johnson Wharton Fellow and serves as an appraiser of magnet hospitals for the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


Geoffrey I. Suval, vice president and investment advisory representative with RCM&D, which is headquartered in Towson, has earned the Chartered Financial Consultant professional designation from the American College. He runs his firm’s retirement services practice. Suval is immediate past president of the Baltimore chapter of the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers and has Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow certification.


Bridgette Benoit has returned to Ruppert Landscape, of Laytonsville, as the company’s controller. She had been the company’s assistant controller before it was sold in 1998. Since then, Benoit has been a JD Edwards conversion team leader, information systems manager, regional controller and controller. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland.


Eleana Collins has been hired as a junior associate by Warschawski, of Baltimore, after finishing the firm‘s three-month assistant associate program. Collins previously interned with Global Sources, a business-to-business media company headquartered in Hong Kong.


Paul Nesterovsky has been promoted to vice president-tax of Sinclair Broadcast Group. He joined Sinclair in 1999 and had served as tax director since 2006. Nesterovsky previously worked in the tax department of Wolpoff & Co., and the accounting department of Genesis Health Ventures. He is a certified public accountant, and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Towson University and master’s degrees in taxation and in finance from the University of Baltimore.


Tammy Fletcher has joined The Arc of Howard County as assistant director of quality assurance. Fletcher previously worked on the quality assurance & review team for the Developmental Disabilities Administration of Maryland. She was quality improvement coordinator and earlier a coordinator in the supported living department of The Arc of Northern Chesapeake Region. Fletcher has a degree from McDaniel College.


Gary Mangum, a co-founder and former vice president of Bell Nursery, of Burtonsville, recently was named the company’s president and CEO. The nursery supplies annuals, perennials, tropical plants, roses, orchids and shrubs and trees, including to Home Depot.

Real Estate

Evers & Co. Real Estate 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 U.S. Agency for International Development. Kate Sheckells also joins the Eric Murtagh Group; she works primarily inside the I-495 Beltway after 15 years in national politics. 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 and the Graduate Realtor Institute designation.

F. Joseph Bradley III has joined the Lutherville office of MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services as vice president. Specializing in the leasing and sale of commercial office and industrial buildings in Maryland, Bradley has 15 years of landlord and tenant representation experience, including for defense contractors. He will focus on the sales and leasing of commercial office and industrial space in Baltimore and Harford counties.

Broad Street, a commercial real estate services firm based in Bethesda, was included among “Inc.” magazine’s 5000 List of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies of 2011. The firm also was ranked 49th on the Real Estate Industry list.


Hamed Faridi, a food scientist and researcher for 14 years at McCormick & Co., has been named to the company’s new position of chief science officer. Faridi leads McCormick’s research and development, including its U.S. Technical Innovation Center. He provided the impetus for the development of the McCormick Science Institute, an independent research organization dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of the potential health and wellness attributes of culinary spices and herbs; Faridi will continue to lead the MSI. He was honored as Fellow by the Institute of Food Technologists in 2010 and the American Association of Clinical Chemists in 2011. Faridi is past president of both AACC International and of the Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association, on whose board of governors he serves.


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. Roadnet Technologies provides fleet management applications for territory and street-level route plans, real-time wireless dispatch, vehicle telematics and global positioning systems.

Dan Lines has been named director of financial planning and analysis by Roadnet Technologies. He previously worked in the restructuring and transaction advisory groups of Alvarez & Marsal, and in the mergers and acquisitions division of BMO Capital Markets in Chicago. Lines has degrees in finance and accounting.