· Donna Carder, Sandie Grantham and Jenn Robertson - 13 years
· Linda Baker - six years
· Brenda DeSutter-Gue - five years
· Marge Robison - four years
· Ada Awad - three years
Amy Nuckels of Smithsburg has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct-sales company featuring easy-to-prepare gourmet products.
Career Directors International announced the nominees for the 2008 TORI Awards, aka the Toast of the Rsum Industry. Norine Dagliano, owner of ekm Inspirations in Hagerstown, has been nominated in the following categories: best new graduate rsum, best creative rsum and best retiree/second career rsum.
Professional rsum writers submitted more than 150 entries for the TORI Awards in May. As many as five entries were nominated in each category, with CDI officers making the final ruling later this month. The winning rsums and cover letters will be announced Oct. 18 in Seattle.
The Mental Health Center
Heather A. Hickok has been appointed to the position of psychiatric rehabilitation program manager at The Mental Health Center. Heather has been employed there for more than six years.
The program is designed to help children and adults with behavioral disorders manage their daily responsibilities. The program is intended to teach and restore skills necessary for recovery from a mental illness.
Staged Homes by Jodi
Accredited Staging Professional Jodi Spickler, owner of Staged Homes by Jodi, attended the International Association of Home Staging Professionals 2008 Convention in Seattle. The event was presented by the creator of staging, Barb Schwarz, and many national ASP staging experts.
Washington County Hospital
Catherine Ware, vascular care specialist at Washington County Hospital, has been appointed to the vascular content expert panel of the American Nurses' Credentialing Center.
The panel provides ongoing review and development of the test content outline for nurse certification examinations in various specialty areas. The panel constructs the exams and participates in practice analysis once every five years. Panel members are appointed to four-year terms.
Ware has been a nurse at Washington County Hospital for 30 years. She is a member of Nursing Clinical Practice Council. She is also a member of the Society for Vascular Nursing and received certification in cardiac/vascular nursing in 2007. She is a parish nurse at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. She received a diploma from the York Hospital of Nursing before receiving a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Excelsior College.
Maryland Correctional Training Center
Kristin L. Hines at the Maryland Correctional Training Center was named employee of the month for August 2008.
As a member of the personnel office, Hines dealt with an increased workload and stress when the department was short a person for more than five months, but her work and attitude stayed at a high level.
Hines has been employed at MCTC since March 2001.
Roxbury Correctional Institution
Mary McAbee, office secretary II, has been selected as Roxbury Correctional Institution's employee of the month for her punctuality, motivation and professional fortitude. Along with her own duties, she has absorbed the workload of the other secretarial position that is currently vacant.
McAbee has been employed with the State of Maryland since 1982.
The following Brook Lane Health Services staff members recently received employee of the month awards:
· Dr. Valerie Relacion, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, was the clinical staff award recipient.
· Michael Rhoderick, a groundskeeper and painter in the maintenance department, was the support staff award recipient.