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Movers & Shakers, 2/15: Holmes receives Forty Under 40 Award for CASA work

Wayne Countryman//February 15, 2012

Movers & Shakers, 2/15: Holmes receives Forty Under 40 Award for CASA work

By Wayne Countryman

//February 15, 2012

Tomika Holmes
Tomika Holmes recently received an inaugural Forty UNDER 40 Award from the Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund, in partnership with the Community Foundation for Prince George’s County, Envision Prince George’s and the Human Services Coalition of Prince George’s County. Holmes, a former foster child with a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer assigned to her case, herself as become a CASA/Prince George’s County volunteer. The George Washington University senior is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. She has been a police officer for the past decade, currently as a lieutenant with the Metro Transit Police. Holmes serves on a committee of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.


John A. Betz has joined Aronson, of Rockville, as a partner. The CPA is a member of the firm’s government contract services group, Betz specializes in the implement and support of accounting systems for government contractors.

Nick Wieroniey, CPA, has joined the audit and accounting team of Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates, of Baltimore, as a senior accountant. Wieroniey, who has a degree from Towson University, has four years of experience as an auditor; he previously worked for another CPA firm. Also, two of the firm’s members have received certifications: Diana Boyd DeWitt, CPA, has earned the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional designation; she is a manager in the audit and accounting department. Jeremy Weisinger, a senior network engineer in the technology solutions group, earned the Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator designation; he specializes in designing, planning, testing, implementing and troubleshooting network and server systems.


Joseph R. Urgo, president and professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Michael S. Glaser, professor emeritus at St. Mary’s and former Poet Laureate of Maryland, were elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Maryland Humanities Council.

Drew White, M.D., medical staff president and medical director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Washington Adventist Hospital, in Takoma Park, has been appointed to the board of directors of Adventist HealthCare. Dr. White has served as a member Washington Adventist Hospital’s governing board for three years. He was named Emergency Physician of the Year in 2010 by the American College of Emergency Physicians, Maryland Chapter.

Dianna Wilhelm has been elected president of NAIOP Maryland, the local chapter of the national trade association of commercial real estate developers, owners, investors and other professionals involved in the commercial real estate industry. Wilhelm is president of Wilhelm Business Enterprises, of Annapolis Junction. Other officers are: James Knott Jr., James F. Knott Realty Group, president-elect; Jerry Wit, St. John Properties, vice president; Christopher Nevin, BB&T, secretary/treasurer; Robert A. Bavar, Bavar Properties Group, past president; and Cole Schnorf, Manekin, 2nd immediate past president.

Real Estate

Patricia Birth Kallmyer has been appointed branch vice president of the Timonium office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Kallmyer has 20 years of real estate leadership experience. She most recently was with Prudential PenFed Realty after many years with NVR Inc. d/b/a Ryan Homes. Kallmyer also spent 10 years at Legg Mason Wood Walker, and worked at Alex. Brown & Sons.


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