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On the Move, 1/11: Dwyer named VP by Washington College

Gretchen Dwyer

Gretchen Dwyer, a fundraiser and 16-year veteran of school development and alumni-relations work, has been named vice president for college advancement at Washington College, of Chestertown. She will begin work in mid-January. Since 2004, Dwyer had been senior director of campaign and leadership giving at Bennington College in Vermont, and on occasion its interim vice president for external relations. She has also been director of development at the Tower School, in Massachusetts, and director of development and alumni relations for the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Boston University.


Community College of Baltimore County President Sandra Kurtinitis recently received the 2011 Pacesetter Award from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. Kurtinitis has been CCBC’s president since 2005. The award recognizes a community college president or CEO who has demonstrated special leadership and support in marketing and public relations. It is awarded annually in each of NCMPR’s seven districts; district recipients automatically become a nominee for the national award, which will be presented at the organization’s national conference in San Francisco in March.


Better Business Bureau | Greater Maryland recently added seven members to its board of directors: Lt. Col. Ronald Edwards, CEO, Hague Quality Water of Maryland; Brandon Green, general manager of Cintas Document Management; Betsy Hayes, vice president of Chapin Davis Investments; Kate Kasabula, corporate sales account executive for the Baltimore Ravens; Tim Kassouf, marketing director of G.1440; Ellie Meyd, BBB Educational Foundation chair and vice president of Atlantic Financial Federal Credit Union; and Charles Sawyer, president of The Sawyer Group.

Health Care

A new member has been elected to the board of LifeBridge Health, of Baltimore, and to the boards of Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital, and Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, all LifeBridge Health centers: LifeBridge Health: Dr. Jon Koman, an orthopedic surgeon and medical director of LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation. Sinai Hospital: Nupur Parekh Flynn is managing director/co-director of marketing at Brown Capital Management, a member of the Open Society Institute–Baltimore’s Leadership Council and a former trustee of McDaniel College and HopeWell Cancer Support; Ailene Mash Fradin is a former vice president of Zn Inc. and South Tek Trailers who has been on the boards of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Nathan and Pauline Mash Foundation; Donald Himelfarb is a consultant and serves on the board of Arc Baltimore, and, before retiring in 2006, former president and chief operating officer for Dollar Thrifty Car Rental; Daniel Hirschhorn is chairman and president of the American Trading and Production Corp., and acts as a director for several Baltimore-area nonprofit organizations; P.J. Pearlstone is a financial adviser with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney who serves on the boards of THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, the JCC of Greater Baltimore and other organizations; Leslie Footlick Schaller is director of media and marketing at Bond Distributing Co., a board member of THE ASSOCIATED Women, and chair of the Lion of Judah–Pomegranate Society. Northwest Hospital: Paul L. Saval is president of Saval Foods Corp., vice chairman of government relations on the Baltimore Jewish Council, and executive board member and fundraising chair of Beth Israel Synagogue. Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital: Robert I. Damie is a CPA and a retired partner at Damie, Rothman, Meier & Kronglas, who acts as a trustee of the Herman & Walter Samuelson Foundation and recently retired from the Northwest Hospital board of directors; Scott London has been a practicing attorney at the Law Office of Fred S. London since 1996 who is a board member of the American Association of Health Care Administrative Management–Maryland Chapter; Brenda Weil Mandel is president of Atlantic Construction Corp., active on the board of Beth El Congregation and Israel Bonds, and recently retired from Sinai Hospital’s board of directors; Steven Wions is vice president at America’s Realty, is on the Baltimore Jewish Council board and serves as THE ASSOCIATED campaign liaison to the Baltimore Jewish Council.


Mark Marszal has been hired as agency relations manager of Payce, a payroll service firm based in Towson. Marszal spent 30 years workers compensation insurance provider IWIF, most recently as product development director. He is chairman of the board for the Insurance Society of Baltimore. Marszal obtained his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation in 2001 and has served as president of the Maryland chapter of the CPCU Society. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Towson University.

Real Estate

Colleen O’Shea Barzyk has been appointed assistant to the president/CEO and marketing coordinator of Enterprise Homes, of Baltimore. Her responsibilities will include serving as a marketing liaison between Enterprise Homes and Enterprise Community Partners, of Columbia. O’Shea Barzyk has 20 years of administrative experience, having worked in similar roles at Loyola University, Venable, and Moran Properties. From 1995 to 2000, she worked as a paralegal at O’Conor & Grant as well as a legal assistant and office manager. O’Shea Baryzk was a project assistant at Piper & Marbury from 1990 to 1994.She has a bachelor’s degree in business management from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.


Matthew Thomas has been named assistant general manager of B&O American Brassiere, in Baltimore. Thomas first worked at a Kimpton site in 2009 at Cobalt Restaurant and Lounge in Vero Beach, Fla., where he was restaurant manager and then assistant general manager. He also was restaurant supervisor at Kres Chophouse and Lounge in Orlando.