Business People

December 02, 2007

Dr. Matthew A. Hahn

HANCOCK - Dr. Matthew A. Hahn, medical director and physician for Tri-State Community Health Center, recently was awarded the 2007 Outstanding Rural Health Practitioner Award.

Hahn has been a family physician with the health center in Hancock for more than seven years.

This award is presented to practitioners who exhibit outstanding leadership in bringing and/or improving health services to rural populations. The award criteria included providing outstanding care, collaboration, teamwork, involvement in the community, and lasting contribution to the health-care system.

He was nominated for the award by the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians, which named him Maryland Family Doctor of the Year in 2006. He was a finalist for Family Physician of the Year in 2007, an award sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians.


The awards were sponsored by the Rural Maryland Council, Maryland Rural Health Association, DHMH State office of Rural Health, Tri-County Council of Southern Maryland, Upper Shore Regional Council, Mid-Shore Regional Council, Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore and Tri-County Council for Western Maryland.

The University of Maryland School of Medicine hosted the event on Oct. 18.

Hahn graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine in 1997, completed his residency at York Hospital in York, Pa., and has been employed as physician and medical director for Tri-State Community Health Center since August of 2000.

Department of Social Services

Carol S. Suker, of the Washington County Department of Social Services, received the Maryland Department of Human Resources Customer Service Excellence Award at the eighth annual Department of Human Resources Customer Services Awards ceremony on Oct. 2.

Suker, who has been with Social Services for 24 years, is a Continuing Adult Services worker.

O'Neill Physical Therapy Services

Lorraine O'Neill, physical therapist and owner of O'Neill Physical Therapy Services in Hagerstown, has been appointed a member of the Specialization Academy of Content Experts for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

During here two-year term, O'Neill will be responsible for creating questions for the specialist certification exam.

Shepherd University

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III has appointed W. Mark Rudolph, of Winchester, Va., to the Shepherd University Board of Governors.

Rudolph, a 1984 graduate of Shepherd University, is the president and CEO of Yount, Hyde & Barbour CPAs of Winchester. He joined the firm in 1984, became a principal in 1994 and has served as president and CEO since 2005.

Long and Foster

The Hagerstown office of Long and Foster Real Estate recognized the following agents for October:

Rick Baker was the top listing agent; Ruth Means-Grove was the agent with the most units; David Pool was the top selling agent; and The Llewellyn Team was top lister, sales and units.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Two sales professionals have joined the Waynesboro office of Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA.

Kim Mills and Brenda Conaty transferred from the company's Gettysburg, Pa., office.

Mills, of Fairfield, Pa., has earned the Accredited Buyer Representative, Cartus Network Affinity Specialist and Seniors Real Estate Specialist designations.

Conaty, of Carroll Valley, Pa., will serve both Adams and Franklin County.

Sales professionals Bob Snurr and Matt Gunder were recognized for their performances in October.

Snurr, a licensed Realtor for more than 20 years, specializes in bank-owned properties. He has earned the Graduate Realtors Institute and Seniors Real Estate Specialist designations.

Gunder, who is licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland, focuses on residential sales.


Amanda Johnston has been hired as public relations specialist for The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH).

She joined USMH in 2007.

Johnston, who has a B.A. in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park, previously served as communications director for the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association. She also worked for area public relations and association management firms.

Her work has been published in newspapers and magazines across Maryland.

RE/MAX Achievers

The following were Top Agents for October at the Hagerstown office of RE/MAX Achievers.

Top Agent with Commissions and New Sales was Nick L. Mecozzi.

Top Agent with New Listings was Shirley J. Bayer.

Top Team with Commissions and New Listings was The Beaver Team of Don A. Beaver and Ed M. Rude.

Top Team with New Sales was The Powell Team of Steven J. Powell, Stephenie Rinehart and Lisa Zeger.


Sophia Spicer-Huluta, senior esthetician of Sagittarius Sanctuary Spa, and Cassie Parker, spa manager, recently attended the 2007 International Spa Conference in Orlando, Fla.

The three-day conference hosted representatives of the top skin care lines and their international trainers from across the United States. The focus of the conference was on promotion of the latest technology in the spa industry.

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