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On the move – 11/18/11: Nace joins Sinai orthopedic unit

Nace joins Sinai orthopedic unit

Dr. James Nace

James Nace has joined the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at Sinai Hospital, in Baltimore, as an orthopedic surgeon-joint replacement and doctor of general orthopedics specializing in hip, knee and shoulder joint preservation and reconstruction. He is also academic director of the institute’s Center for Joint Preservation and Joint Replacement. Before becoming an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Nace was a physical therapist and a director of rehabilitation who worked from a foundation focused on holistic and preventative medicine. He also provided treatment at an outpatient sports medicine clinic.

Dr. James Nace

Education: Fellowship, Adult Joint Reconstruction, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics; medical degree and orthopedic surgery residency, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; bachelor’s degree, and master’s degree in physical therapy, Duquesne University.

Resides in: Cockeysville

Daily commute: 12 minutes without traffic (but who’s counting?)

Recent vacation: Family cruise to Bermuda

Hobbies: Weight training, sports, boating, fishing, travel, and reading.

Favorite book: “Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery” (yes, I love what I do, and I am a nerd.)

Most recently read: “The Adult Hip” (I wish I had time for fiction books and family!)

Favorite food: Maryland crab cakes (yes, better than a Philly cheesesteak!)

Favorite quotation: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”


The Land Development Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland has announced the winners of its Excellence in Community Development Awards. Individual Awards of Excellence: Developer of the Year: Bob Goodier, Goodier Builders; Lifetime Achievement: Eliot Powell, Whitehall Development; Consultant of the Year: Sean Davis, Morris & Ritchie Associates; Rising Star: Dan Whitehurst, Clark Turner Signature Homes. Project of the Year: Maple Lawn — Developer: Greenebaum & Rose Associates; Builder: Bozzuto Group, NV Homes, Mitchell & Best, Miller & Smith; Engineer: Gutschick, Little & Weber. Excellence in Community Development Awards: Walnut Grove — Developer: Goodier Baker; Builder: various custom homes; Engineer: GLW; Financing: Sandy Spring Bank; and Tanyard Springs — Developer: Lennar; Builder: Lennar and Ryan Homes; Engineer: Land Design; Financing: Lennar; and Clipper Mill — Developer: BB&T; Builder: Integrated Construction Management; Financing: BB&T; and Marea St. Michaels — Developer: Elm Street Development; Builder: Keswick Homes; Engineer: Lane Engineering; Financing: The Talbot Bank; and Shipley’s Grant — Developer: Bozzuto Homes; Builder: Bozzuto Homes; Financing: PNC and M&T Bank; and Briar Knoll — Developer: Gaylord Brooks Realty; Builder: various custom builders; Engineer: G.W. Stephens and Associates; Financing: Susquehanna Bank.

McCrone Inc. recently received a 2011 Large Project of the Year Award from the County Engineers’ Association of Maryland for work on the Worton Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade and Effluent Land Application System in Kent County. The project team included Wayne Morris, director of public works, Kent County; Ryan Rangel, project manager, McCrone; and John Wathan, JLW Associates.

Becker Morgan Group received two awards in the 2011 American Society of Interior Designers Maryland Interior Design Competition: First place in the residential category for a custom home on the Eastern Shore, and an honorable mention in the hospitality category for The Gateway Grand Residences in Ocean City.

Ioanna Morfessis received the International Economic Development Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a past chairman of the council. The honor cites among her accomplishments the founding of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development, and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. Morfessis now leads an international consulting firm, IO.INC, which provides growth strategies to companies and communities.

Barb Clapp Advertising & Marketing was honored at the PR News Platinum PR Awards, receiving a national WOW! Award for its work with the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police and International Association of Firefighters. The project had been designated Best in Show at this year’s Baltimore ADDY Awards.

Volunteers of America Chesapeake was selected for this year’s InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. The organization and Chief Financial Officer Shyam Desigan were recognized for maximizing revenue while streamlining operations, including by switching to a cloud-computing on-demand system that hosts a set of messaging and collaboration solutions.

Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates has been named to INSIDE Public Accounting’s “Beyond the IPA 100,” identifying the CPA firm as ranking in size between the 101st- and 200th-largest in the nation. The Baltimore-based CPA and consulting firm serves privately held businesses, nonprofit organizations and families.

Three Johns Hopkins University faculty members will receive this year’s Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the U.S. government’s highest honor for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers: Noah J. Cowan, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, directs the Whiting School of Engineering’s Locomotion in Mechanical and Biological Systems Laboratory. His research team studies how animals process sensory information to control their movements and designs sensor-based robotic control systems inspired by animal models. Brian S. Caffo is a statistician in the Department of Biostatistics and an associate professor of biostatistics in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he works on statistical methods for complex data sets, focusing on brain imaging. With Ciprian Crainiceanu he co-founded the Statistical Methods and Applications for Research in Technology group, which looks at analytic problems in technology and health. Katherine L. O’Brien is a professor of international health and a pediatric infectious disease physician, an epidemiologist and a vaccinologist with the Bloomberg School’s Center for American Indian Health. She leads the center’s Infectious Disease Prevention group, which conducts clinical trials of vaccines for diseases of importance to American Indian tribes.


Stephen Primosch has joined the staff at BankAnnapolis as vice president in the private business banking group, based at the company’s headquarters. He previously was a commercial lending officer at Harbor Bank of Maryland; before that he worked as a business banking officer at SunTrust and as a sales manager for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Primosch has a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Frostburg State University.

Bryan LePage has been promoted to professional’s banking relationship manager for The Columbia Bank. LePage will focus on providing banking services specifically designed for physicians, attorneys and other professionals. He previously was the branch manager of the bank’s Gateway Plaza Office in Columbia.


Sharon Paul, leader of Gross Mendelsohn & Associates’ technology solutions group, of Baltimore, has been elected to the Edward A. Myerberg Senior Center board of directors. The center is a multipurpose senior center providing programs and support services for older adults in Northwest Baltimore. Paul has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and computer information systems from Stevenson University. She is a CPA and a Microsoft Certified Professional.

Monyka Berrocosa, president and chief connections officer of, has been named to the board of trustees of Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore, a nonprofit committed to building strong, women-owned business. In 2007 Berrocosa founded, a Baltimore-based media company that provides connections, visibility, information and inspiration to women business owners.

Debra J. Hale, a senior staff accountant for Stoy, Malone & Co., a Baltimore-based regional accounting and business consulting firm, recently was named professional development chair of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants New/Young Professionals Network. She is a Shippensburg University graduate.

Mary M. Keirn, a manager for Stoy, Malone & Co., a Baltimore-based regional accounting and business consulting firm, has been appointed to the planned giving advisory council of St. Joseph Medical Center and the board of directors of Progress Unlimited.

Five new members have been appointed to the Baltimore City Community College Board of Trustees: Rosemary Gillett-Karam is a professor and program director of the School of Education and Urban Studies for the Department of Advanced Studies at Morgan State University. Jay Hutchins is vice president of policy development and government relations for the Greater Baltimore Committee. Pamela Paulk is vice president of human resources for Johns Hopkins Hospital; she is also an associate faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, where she received an MBA; Craig Anthony Thompson is an attorney at Venable and an adjunct professor and lecturer for the University of Maryland, College Park; he has a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. Maria Harris Tildon is senior vice president of Public Policy and Community Affairs at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.

Carter Heim and Adam Ortiz recently were appointed to the board of trustees of the Chesapeake Bay Trust, a state-chartered, nonprofit grant-making organization. Heim is president of HeimLantz, a regional business accounting and consulting firm. He has served as chair of the Maryland Association of CPAs, the Anne Arundel Community College board of directors, and the St. Mary’s School Board of Trustees. He is treasurer of the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce. Heim has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a master’s degree from the University of Baltimore. Ortiz works in the Office of the Prince George’s County Executive. He served for six years as the mayor of Edmonston. Until recently, Ortiz was deputy chief of staff for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. He has been special assistant to the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, and deputy director at the Rawlings Center for Public Leadership, University of Maryland. Ortiz is the past president of the Maryland Mayor’s Association and president of the Port Towns Community Development Corp.

Carroll Hospital Center recently announced changes to its board of directors: Ethan A. Seidel has been appointed chair of the board. Seidel is vice president of administration and finance at McDaniel College and chair of the Greater Westminster Development Corp.; he has been chair of the Carroll County Economic Development Commission and the Judicial Nominating Commission for Carroll County, and a board member of Target Community and Educational Services, Union National Bank and Westminster Union Bank. Helen W. Whitehead has been appointed vice chair of the board. Whitehead has served as president of Enterprise Business Partners and as senior vice president of corporate operations for Integrated Health Service; she was a founding member and vice president of the Maryland National Healthcare Banking Group. Charles O. Fisher Jr., former chair of the board, will remain a member. Real estate developer Martin K.P. Hill has joined the board. He is a trustee of McDaniel College. Gerald Lee Sturgill also has joined the board. Sturgill is a CPA and an attorney; he is the managing partner at Sturgill & Associates, where he specializes in tax law and consulting activities.


Wayne Storie has been named Tubelite Inc.’s client development manager for Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Most recently, he worked as an outside sales representative for Vitro America. Storie has received Certified Construction Product Representative Certification, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration Certificate, and a degree in construction technology from Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville.


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 was 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 from Baltimore Hebrew University (now the Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University) and a bachelor’s degree from Towson University.

Michael Meisel has been named chairman of The Jemicy School’s board of trustees. Meisel has been involved with the Owings Mills school for the past decade as a parent and a member of the board. He is a principal of the commercial real estate firm, Meisel Capital Partners, which manages and develops commercial space in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas and Florida. Meisel was a founding member of Maryland Financial Bank, the controlling shareholder for Maryland Permanent Bank, and the bank’s chairman and chief executive officer until it was acquired by Northwest Savings Bank of Pennsylvania.

Eight Baltimore residents recently graduated from FoodWorks, a culinary training program of the Maryland Food Bank that teaches food safety and kitchen skills as preparation for careers in the hospitality and food service industries: Christopher Brodie, Tanya D. Campbell, Oliver James, Elenora Marshall, Antoine S. McDaniels, Natalie T. McEachern, Sakinah Nelson and Denise Rodgers.

Community College of Baltimore County staff members have won five American Graphic Design Awards for outstanding graphic design in publications from Graphic Design USA. Allison Ernst, assistant director of creative services, earned certificates for three designs. Senior designer Dawn Mercurio received two certificates of excellence for brochure designs.

Cathalene Bowler and Genese Rogers have received $10,000 KPMG Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarships from the KPMG Foundation to pursue doctorates at Morgan State University. The scholarships, renewed for the 2011-2012 academic year, are renewable for up to five years at $10,000 a year. The nonprofit foundation’s program aims to increase the completion rate among African-American, Hispanic-American and Native American doctoral students in accounting.


Stanley Milesky has been named director of the Howard County Department of Finance. He previously was deputy director, and had been acting director since June. Milesky previously worked for the City of Baltimore as the chief of treasury management and for the Maryland Department of Transportation in senior management and finance positions. His degrees include a bachelor’s degree from Towson University.


The 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program of Carroll County, based in Westminster, will receive a $1,000 grant from the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation. Approximately 40 riders with physical, mental, emotional and social disabilities from the Carroll County area benefit take part in the 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program each year.

Health Care

W.P. Andrew Lee, professor and director of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was recently elected president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. A 1983 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Lee was chief of the division of plastic surgery and professor of surgery and orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine before becoming chair of Johns Hopkins’ department of plastic and reconstructive surgery in late 2010. Dr. Lee has received the American Society for Surgery of the Hand’s Sumner Koch Award and Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship, and the Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Robin Graham has been promoted to area sales manager for Maryland and Virginia by Concentra Medical Centers. Graham has worked for Concentra since 2005, when it bought out Occupational Health & Rehab, where she was an account manager. Concentra provides health care in the workplace and at eight urgent care centers in Maryland.

Dr. Gary A. Pichney has joined the Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center. He will see patients at Lutherville Personal Physicians. A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Dr. Pichney is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is the former chief of podiatric surgery at North Arundel Hospital, in Glen Burnie, and a member of the adjunct faculty of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.

The cardiology department at Doctors Community Hospital, of Lanham, recently received a three-year accreditation from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories. The accreditation endorses adult echocardiography (heart scanning) services at the 219-bed acute-care medical and surgical hospital that help in the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases, disorders of the heart and blood vessels.


United Capital Business Lending, based in Hunt Valley, has added two executives: Jane Livingston is vice president, business development officer for the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. She most recently worked at US Bank and CIT. Livingston has a master’s degree in management from Johns Hopkins University. Austin Rosen is vice president, business development officer for the Rocky Mountain West and Southwest regions. Rosen acquired sales and finance experience at Rosenfield Restaurants and Holliday Fenoglio Fowler.