Business People

November 23, 2008

Homewood at Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT - Marlene J. Gay has been named director of nursing for the Health Care Center at Homewood at Williamsport.

Gay has degrees or certificates from Hagerstown Community College, James Rumsey Techical Institute and Shenandoah University.

She has worked as a certified nursing assistant, certified medical assistant, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, director of staff development, director of nurses and corporate clinical services director.

Washington County Dept. of Social Services

Rosalind Martin, assistant director for family investment at the Washington County Department of Social Services, received the first Human Service Individual Partnership Award last month at the Transportation Association of Maryland Annual Conference in Ocean City, Md.

Martin was nominated by Washington County Transportation Director Kevin Cerrone for her commitment to Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) customers of Washington County and for helping them with their transportation needs.


The Washington County Department of Social Services and County Commuter in 2001 launched a transportation system designed to transport low-income families with children from their homes to day care to work and then from work to day care to home. Martin researched the areas where transportation needs were the greatest and assessed the type of transportation needed.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro office of Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA has recognized Paul Gunder and Matt Gunder as two of its top sales professionals for the month of October.

The decision was based on the number of new listings, sales and referrals, attendance at real estate meetings and workshops, and customer satisfaction reports.

Both men are licensed in Maryland and Pennsylvania, and are members of the multilist services MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information System) and RAYAC (Realtors Association of York and Adams Counties).

National Institute of Standards and Technology

GAITHERSBURG, Md.-The U.S. Department of Commerce has presented four local employees of the National Institute of Standards and Technology with gold and silver medal awards, the two highest honors from the department.

Margaret C. Kline and Janette W. Redman, both of Hagerstown, received gold medals for scientific/engineering achievement. The gold medal is awarded for "distinguished performance characterized by extraordinary, notable or prestigious contributions that impact the mission of the Department of Commerce and/or one operating unit and which reflect favorably on the Department."

Michael T. Stocker of Hagerstown and Stephen A. Wise of Frederick, Md., received silver medals for scientific/engineering achievement. The silver medal is awarded for "exceptional performance characterized by noteworthy or superlative contributions that have a direct and lasting impact within the Department."

The Rossi Law Firm

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ronald S. Rossi last month opened The Rossi Law Firm at 218 S. Maple Ave., behind the federal courthouse.

Rossi was with the Martinsburg firm of Martin & Seibert, L.C. for 11 years, where he focused his practice on litigation, insurance, employment law and creditor's rights.

He will expand his new practice to include family law, criminal law and personal injury.

Peacable Paws

FAIRPLAY - Washington County resident Pat Miller has been named the Best Dog Writer for 2008 by the Canadian-based International Association of Positive Dog Trainers.

Miller is a dog trainer, behavior consultant, speaker and author, and past president of the 5,000-member Association of Pet Dog Trainers US. She has published four popular dog training books and lectures internationally.

Peacable Paws is on an 80-acre campus in Fairplay. Group classes are held year-round in the indoor facility, teaching good manners training in basic, intermediate and advanced classes, and emphasizing that training should be fun for both dogs and humans.

Sulchek & Moore LLC

Ron Sulchek, a certified public accountant with Sulchek & Moore LLC, recently attended the three-day AICPA/ASA National Business Valuation Conference in Las Vegas.

Sulchek was one of 1,400 participants who heard from nationally recognized experts in the field of valuation sciences. He had the opportunity to network with other certified public accountants, financial professionals and business valuation specialists and to acquire ideas and solutions to complex issues.

lia sophia

FREDERICK, Md. - Danielle Blair and Laurie Vaudreuil, both of Frederick, recently were recognized by lia sophia as Excellent Beginnings program achievers for their outstanding sales accomplishments and professionalism.

The local advisers earned this accomplishment in their first 15 weeks with the fashion jewelry company by attaining certain sales levels and by sharing lia sophia with other new advisers.

Smith Elliott Kearns & Co.

Michael E. Kipe of Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC has completed the requirements to be licensed by the Maryland State Board of Accountancy as a certified public accountant.

Kipe, who has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Salisbury University, joined the company's Hagerstown office in 2002. His experience includes auditing and tax services for nonprofit organizations, manufacturing and construction companies, financial institutions and government clients.

Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC has offices in Hagers-town and Hanover, Carlisle, and Chambersburg, Pa.

Callas Contractors

Callas Contractors Inc. has named Eric Rhinehart and James Smith as the safest employee winners for October.

Rhinehart has worked for the company for 11 years and has never had a serious injury. Smith has worked for the company for almost three years and has never had an injury.

George Burke was named the safest superintendent for October. He has been with the company for 12 years and has never had a serious injury.

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