Dr. Carol C. Tipton, associate professor in the Interpreter Preparation Program at the Community College of Baltimore County, has been named the 2011 Distinguished Service Award recipient by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. The national organization recognized Dr. Tipton for her professional service to the deaf and interpreting communities dating back to the 1970s. She has been instrumental in the inception of many local, regional and national programs and has continued her support of them as they evolved.
Jeffrey Bukowski has joined Nevins & Associates, of Hunt Valley, as a public relations consultant. Bukowski assists clients in media relations, social media, event planning, community relations, and industry marketing. Bukowski’s previous experience includes work in agency, corporate and not-for-profit settings; he spent the past three years working as an independent consultant. His work has received two “Best in Maryland” awards and two Awards of Excellence. Bukowski is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park.
Mercy Medical Center, of Baltimore, has received the 2011 Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care. Specifically, Mercy achieved high marks in four inpatient clinical areas: acute myocardial infarction; heart failure; surgical care improvement; and pneumonia. The nonprofit Delmarva Foundation works to improve care for Maryland’s 730,000 Medicare beneficiaries and to provide consumers with quality information for making informed choices.
Adventist HealthCare, of Rockville, has added two members to its board of trustees: Former state Sen. Patrick J. (P.J.) Hogan now is vice chancellor for government relations for the University System of Maryland. He has been an active supporter of Adventist HealthCare’s efforts in expanding access to health care through his role in helping to open the Shady Grove Adventist Emergency Center; he also has served on the Adventist HealthCare Clarksburg Community Hospital Advisory Board. Avis E. Buchanan, director of the District of Columbia’s Public Defender Service, has also worked for the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, including as staff attorney, director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Project, and director of litigation.