Business people

January 16, 2005

Hagerstown Community College

Jan McLaughlin was named Employee of the Month for January at Hagerstown Community College.

McLaughlin, who has been with HCC since 2001, is an administrative office associate for the Health Sciences Division.

MHA of Frederick County

FREDERICK, Md. - Melissa Jackson, LCSW-C, has been appointed clinical director of Counseling Services at the Mental Health Association of Frederick County.

Jackson has more than 17 years of experience in the mental health field. She most recently served as a clinical social worker and therapist at The Mental Health Center Inc. in Hagerstown.

Jackson received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology and sociology from Waynesburg (Pa.) College and her master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland.


First United Corp.

OAKLAND, Md. - Faye E. Cannon recently was elected to the board of directors of First United Corp. and its subsidiary, First United Bank & Trust.

Prior to Cannon's election to the board, she served on First United's Advisory Council.

Cannon previously was chief executive officer, president and director of F&M Bancorp and Farmers & Mechanics Bank. She currently is a director of Dan Ryan Builders, a regional home building corporation in Frederick, Md.

Cannon is a 1971 graduate of Shepherd College and pursued undergraduate work at Frostburg State University.

Hagerstown Suns

The following people recently joined the front office staff of the Hagerstown Suns.

- Alan Aust has been named director of food and beverage. He spent last season in a similar position with the Asheville Tourists of the South Atlantic League.

Aust received a degree in business management from the University of North Carolina-Asheville.

- Drew Himsworth has been named director of group sales. He served an internship with the Suns in 2004.

Himsworth received his bachelor of science degree in physics from Bates College in 2003.

- Jason Bucur has been named manager of ticket sales. He was employed last season by the Akron Aeros of the Class AA Eastern League.

Bucur is a graduate of Bowling Green State University.

- Joe Moore, Joel Pagliaro, Keith Pellicane and Chris Worstell have been added to the Suns' seasonal staff.

Roxbury Correctional Institution

Karen Elliott-Leisinger was named Supervisor of the Quarter for January through March at Roxbury Correctional Institution.

Elliott-Leisinger is a supervisor in the Case Management Department. She also is a member of the Division of Correction Training Task Force and a trainer for the division's Western Region.


Olen C. Brake Jr. was named Supervisor of the Quarter for January through March at Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown.

Brake, who has 27 years of experience in corrections, received the award for his actions during a hostage situation at the institution on Oct. 19.

Weiss Brothers of Hagerstown Inc.

The following employees of Weiss Brothers of Hagerstown Inc. were named the company's award winners for 2004.

- J.D. Sales was named Employee of the Year

- Ronnie Brady was named Sales Rep of the Year.

- Kurt Amig of Spartan Chemical was named Vendor Rep of the Year

- Georgia Pacific, represented by Stan Werkheiser, received the Best Product Line Award.

Partners in Pediatrics

Dr. Alicia Kramer recently accepted a position at Partners in Pediatrics.

Kramer is a graduate of The Chicago Medical School and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -Jennifer Sigler recently was hired as an administrative assistant with the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce.

Sigler served as an administrative coordinator for the Cumberland County Economic Development and Planning Commission for the past year.

Waynesboro Family Medical Associates

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Dr. Gary L. Gallo, Dr. Stephen J. Rettig and Dr. Joseph H. Stewart of Waynesboro Family Medical Associates recently received Summit Health's Diabetes Education and Management Collaboration Award.

They received the award for their commitment to helping patients manage and control their diabetes by keeping abreast of current medical changes.

Synergy Healing Arts Center

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Rachel Boswell, Josh Minogue, Stacey Minogue, Steve Reynolds and John Rohrer of Synergy Healing Arts Center & Massage School recently passed their national certification test for massage therapy.


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Tim Hafer and the Hafer Team of the Martinsburg office of the RE/MAX Real Estate Group were named to the top 50 RE/MAX commercial teams worldwide in the December issue of The RE/MAX Times.

The ranking is based on total commercial commissions paid from January through October 2004.

Frederick County Sheriff's Office

FREDERICK, Md. - The following people recently retired from the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

- Deputy First Class Gregory Eugene Goetz retired after 20 years with the sheriff's office.

Goetz was hired by the sheriff's office as a correctional officer in 1984. He graduated from the Western Maryland Police Academy in 1988 and worked in the Law Enforcement Bureau's patrol operations for two years. He worked in the Civil Process Unit for the past 14 years.

- Linda Gale Phillips retired after 25 years with the sheriff's office.

Phillips was an administrative specialist, working 20 years in the Civil Process Unit and five years in the Alternative Sentencing Program as a caseworker.

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