Business people

January 09, 2009

Interfaith Housing Alliance

FREDERICK, Md. - Patricia Motter has been named president of Interfaith Housing Alliance, which provides housing assistance in Western Maryland, south-central Pennsylvania and West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle.

Motter most recently served for 18 years as president and CEO for Shelter of Flint (Mich.) Rosewood Housing Development, where she provided oversight for shelter operations and led the development of 340 units of multifamily housing.

Motter has a master's degree in public administration and a bachelor's degree in clinical/community psychology, both from the University of Michigan. She received top honors in Michigan for an Affordable Housing Design and Program.

Interfaith Housing Alliance was founded in 1989 by nearly 50 religious and lay leaders in Western Maryland in response to a need for affordable housing in the region. More than 1,000 housing units have been built or rehabilitated through IHA programs and projects, and there are 300 more under way or in the planning stages.


Chambersburg Hospital

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Colleen Kylor, clinical manager of the critical care unit at Chambersburg Hospital, was selected by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for the Circle of Excellence Leadership Award. She was nominated by members of the CCU/ICU staff at Chambersburg Hospital, as well as the Cumberland Valley Chapter of AACN.

To be selected for this award, an individual must promote patient-driven excellence; model skilled communication, true collaboration, effective decision making and meaningful recognition; transform thinking, structures and processes to address challenges and remove barriers to advance patient-driven excellence; enrich their own and other organizations by influencing and mentoring others in achieving excellence; and achieve visible results that validate impact of individual leadership contribution to organizational excellence.

Chambersburg Hospital is a 240-bed acute care, nonprofit, community hospital at 112 N. Seventh St. that also offers lab, diagnostic, and physical medicine and rehabilitation services at satellite offices in Chambersburg, Greencastle, Pa., and Shippensburg, Pa.

Washington County Dept. of Social Services

Spence Perry was honored by the Maryland Association of Social Services Boards as Board Member of the Year during the organization's annual meeting in September. Perry received his award Dec. 9 at the Washington County Department of Social Services' annual luncheon with the Washington County Commissioners.

Perry was nominated for the award as a result of his contributions during 12 years on the Washington County Board of Social Services. Among his accomplishments were institution of the county's Generous Jurors program, initiation of an interagency effort to address the county's teen pregnancy rate and the planning for Safe Place, the county's child advocacy center. Perry served as Social Services board chairmain in 1999 and 2000, and he held membership on the board's executive committee for seven years.

The Washington County Department of Social Services is a field office of the Maryland Department of Human Resources.

Hagerstown Community College

Lieba J. Cohen, director of institutional advancement at Hagerstown Community College, has been recertified as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) by CFRE International.

She joins more than 5,000 professionals worldwide who hold the designation.

Individuals with the certification have met a series of standards set by CFRE International that include tenure in the profession, education, demonstrated fundraising achievement and a commitment to service to not-for-profit organizations. Candidates must pass a written examination that tests the knowledge, skills and abilities required of a fundraising executive.

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