People briefs 12/1

December 02, 2002

Love & Co.

FREDERICK, Md. - Carole Southam has joined Love & Co., a marketing, advertising and public relations agency in Frederick, as director of systems and finance.

Southam will oversee the company's general operations, including financial management and human resources.

Southam was the finance and development manager for Volunteer Frederick.

Eyecare Professionals

Dale L. Sheppard has joined the staff of Dr. Rose Wood at Eyecare Professionals on Eastern Boulevard in Hagerstown.

Sheppard is board-certified optician with more than 11 years of experience who specializes in geriatric and pediatric eye care.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Peggy Hays is the Agent of the Month for October in the Greencastle office of Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA.

This award is given based on the number of listings taken and sales made, attendance of Realtor functions and completion of continuing education classes.


Hays, of State Line, Pa., also was recognized as October's leader in service, based on her use of companies affiliated with Jack Gaughen ERA.

Marketing Solutions Inc.

Edward J. Bergen, an award-winning journalist and the author of three books, has joined Marketing Solutions Inc. of Maryland, a marketing and public relations firm headquartered in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle.

Bergin joined the firm as its executive vice-president to help the firm expand its I-81 corridor operations.

Bergin, of Falling Waters, W.Va., has more than 30 years experience in public relations, research and analysis, editing, event planning, small business development and photography.

Ira S. Lourie

Ira S. Lourie, a child psychiatrist from Hagerstown, has been presented the "Making a Difference Award" of the national Federation of Families for Child Mental Health.

The federation is a national parent-run organization focused on issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental health needs and their families.

Lourie received the "Making a Difference Award" at the federation's annual conference in Washington on Nov. 22, 2002.

The award recognized Lourie's role in the development of the federal Child and Adolescent Service System Program, which changed the way services are delivered to children with emotional disturbances, and his ongoing advocacy efforts for the families of these youngsters.

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