Business people 11/09/03

November 10, 2003

Associated Radiologists

Dr. Sharon Marshall recently joined the staff of Associated Radiologists P.A.

Marshall, a board-certified radiologist, was the section head for breast imaging at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Prior to that, she was the head of the radiology department at Jacksonville (Fla.) Naval Hospital.

Washington County Hospital

Tom Pianta, director of health management at Washington County Hospital, recently was invited by the American Stroke Association to participate in an expert panel at its statewide symposium in Baltimore for improving stroke care in hospitals. The hospital's stroke program was highlighted during the conference for its comprehensive program.

Pianta and Pam Pietz, program manager of cardiac rehab and congestive heart failure, presented Washington County Hospital's telephone monitoring program for individuals with congestive heart failure at the national Disease Management Congress in San Diego in October.


Margaret Kemp, respiratory care specialist, recently gave a presentation on the hospital's asthma program at the ADA Food Nutrition Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas. Kemp presented case management skills for the respiratory population and the hospital's asthma program achievements, and led a roundtable discussion on remote patient monitoring for case management.

Washington County Health Department

Cindy Laugelli has been named Employee of the Month for November at the Washington County Health Department.

Laugelli, director of the agency's Information Systems Unit, has worked at the health department since 1984. During that time, she has overseen the development of the agency's various information systems, as well as the continued expansion of the department's communications capability.

The Children's Doctor

Dr. Maria Agnes Dawis, a board-certified pediatrician with The Children's Doctor in Hagerstown, recently passed the board examination of the American Board of Pediatrics' infectious disease subspecialty.

Dawis is one of about 900 board-certified pediatric infectious disease specialists in the United States.

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium

Bethany Latham, formerly of Hagerstown, has been appointed director of external relations at The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium in St. Johnsbury, Vt.

Latham, who joined the staff on Oct. 13, will be responsible for the museum's marketing, development and membership programs.

Prior to joining the museum, Latham was the corporate relations coordinator for the Appalachian Trail Conference, director of communications for the Hagerstown/Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau and marketing director for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.

RE/MAX Achievers

RE/MAX Achievers of Hagerstown has announced the following people as the top agents for September:

-- Joan M. Jernigan was top agent with commissioners earned.

-- Debra C. Heckman was the top listing agent.

-- Lynnette R. Potter was the top agent in new sales.

Bodyworks Massage Center

Jan Borell and Mary Nye, Maryland certified massage therapists at The Bodyworks Massage Center, recently completed the "Fibromyalgia: A Holistic Approach" continuing education class at Allegany College of Maryland's Institute for Health and Human Services.

The class covered how fibromyalgia patients can improve the quality of their lives by minimizing symptoms and increasing function and energy levels.

The Longaberger Co.

The Longaberger Co. recognized Jennifer Poffenberger of Boonsboro as a 2003 National Top Sales Award Winner and a 2003 National Top Sponsoring Award Winner at its annual convention in Columbus, Ohio.

Poffenberger received the annual sales award of Level I Sales $45,000-$59,000 and sponsorship award of Sponsoring Achiever 3-4.

Dr. Paul McAllister

Dr. Paul McAllister attended the annual session of the American Dental Association in San Francisco on Oct. 23 and 24.

He attended classes from experts in the dental field on current concepts in tooth whitening, benefits of porcelain veneers and essential tools to creating exquisite, long-lasting porcelain veneers.

He also attended a lecture called "Customer Service the Ritz-Carlton Way."

NASCAR Technical Institute

CASCADE - Bruce E. Haines of Cascade has been accepted to the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, N.C.

Haines will train to become a professional automotive technician.

Synergy Healing Arts Center

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Kathy Crider and Ginger Lebow of Chambersburg, Pa., and Melinda Robinson of Blue Ridge Summit, employees of Synergy Healing Arts Center and Massage School in Blue Ridge Summit, recently took a class in Craniosacral Therapy 1 through Upledger Institute.

The class was held in Chambersburg.

Edward Jones

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Daniel Burhans of Edward Jones in Charles Town was recognized for outstanding performance in opening SMART529 accounts in the Eastern Panhandle region from March through May.

SMART529 is a college savings program of the West Virginia College Prepaid Tuition and Savings Program Board of Trustees and is managed by the Hartford Life Insurance Co.

Martin & Seibert

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Clarence E. "CEM" Martin III, senior attorney of Martin & Seibert, L.C., has been elected to the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

Martin has been with the firm for 28 years. Before joining Martin & Seibert, he served as assistant counsel to the Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. He also served as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1976 to 1982.

Draper & McGinley

FREDERICK, Md. - Terri Stone of Smithsburg and Ken Grenier of New Market, Md., who work at Draper & McGinley, P.A., have been certified as professional QuickBooks pro advisors for 2003-04.

Jason Knode of Greencastle, Pa., has joined the firm's audit department.

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