Business people

October 05, 2008

Washington County

Jerry Elmore recently was promoted to supervisor of assessments for Washington County.

Elmore has more than 30 years of experience within the Assessment Office and has served as the assistant supervisor of assessments for more than 16 years.


Robert F. Barrick has joined ARRO, an engineering and environmental consulting firm, as an engineer III.

Barrick will be responsible for preparing plans and technical specifications related to public works projects, including roads, parks and recreation, sidewalks, and water and sewer improvements. He will prepare technical reports and studies related to infrastructure improvements to include development of alternatives, comparisons for alternatives, capital and operating cost opinions, and recommendations. He also will assist with construction projects and provide engineering oversight and/or periodic field inspections.

Barrick previously was a project engineer for Loiederman Soltesz Associates in Frederick, Md. Before that, he was a project engineer in the water and wastewater division at Carroll Land Services in Westminster, Md., and was a project engineer overseeing groundwater remediation projects at EMS Environmental in Frederick.


Easter Seals Adult Day Services

The following employees of Easter Seals Adult Day Services recently received promotions.

· Mindy Propst has been promoted to managing director.

Probst has been with Easter Seals for almost seven years operating the Hagerstown center. She also participates in the Easter Seals Headquarters Adult and Senior Services Operating Team and has coached other Easter Seals programs throughout the country in best practices.

Probst has a bachelor's degree in both psychology and public health from Johns Hopkins University

· Lora Hawkins, RN, has been promoted to center director.

Hawkins has been with Easter Seals for more than five years, managing all aspects of the center's nursing care. Before pursuing her nursing degree, she worked in the community coordinating services for various populations, including people with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities.

The Mental Health Center

Dr. Bethanne Moore has joined the staff of The Mental Health Center.

Moore specializes in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry, and has many years of experience in both the private and public sectors.

Moore is a graduate of the Yale University of Medicine and completed her residency at Harvard University.

Potomac Family Medicine

Dr. Allen W. Ditto, Dr. W.E. Kutzera and Dr. Stephen E. Metzner of Potomac Family Medicine recently completed the recertification examination from the American Board of Family Medicine.

To achieve recertification, a family physician must verify the completion of 300 hours of acceptable continuing medical education over the past six years; possess a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States; and successfully complete a one-day written examination of cognitive knowledge and problem-solving abilities.

The examination covers the disciplines of the specialty including adult medicine; care of newborns, infants, children and adolescents; maternity and gynecological care; community medicine; care of the older patient; human behavior and mental health; and care of the surgical patient.

Washington Co. Leadership Development Program

Six people recently joined the Board of Directors of the Washington County Leadership Development Program.

They are:

· AnJie Doll, who is working on her master's degree at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown

· Julie Gaver, a professional speaker and corporate trainer

· Suzie Menard, program manager with Education Marketing

· Sherry Neil, deputy director of the Washington County Community Action Council

· John Latimer of Gruber-Latimer Restoration

· Stuart Mullendore of Hagerstown Bookbinding and Printing

Tastefully Simple

Dana Ray, a consultant with Tastefully Simple, recently participated in Leadership on the Lake, an exclusive four-day training opportunity offered by the direct sales company to its team mentor-level consultants.

Ray was one of 45 consultants to attend this year's training at Tastefully Simple's headquarters in Alexandria, Minn.

Walker, Connor and Johnson

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Attorney David F. Spang has joined the staff of the law office of Walker, Connor and Johnson.

Spang's 34-year career in central Pennsylvania has concentrated on elder law, estate and trust, banking, real estate and business law.

Spang's career began at The Dickinson School of Law, interrupted by a stint in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's office and an internship with the Pennsylvania attorney general. Following graduation from Dickinson, he went into private practice with Merkel, Spang and Weidner in Reading, Pa. While managing partner in the office, he served as solicitor for the Borough of Bernville, the townships of Greenwich and Richmond, the Conrad Weiser Area School District and both the Robesonia and West Lawn zoning hearing boards.

Spang was both solicitor for and director of First National Bank in Fleetwood (Pa.), now Fleetwood Bank, from 1978 to 2005, when he relocated to Franklin County.

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