Business people for Aug. 9

August 10, 2009

Wright-Gardner Insurance

F. Christian Wright IV of Wright-Gardner Insurance was recognized by a leading insurance professional organization for dedication and ongoing leadership in the insurance industry.

The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors honored Wright for 10 years of successfully maintaining the CIC designation, denoting significant commitment to advanced knowledge and customer service.

The CIC Program is nationally recognized as the premier continuing education program for insurance professionals, with programs offered in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Service Coordination

Gina Grumbine has been named supervising service coordinator in the Washington County office of Service Coordination, a nonprofit organization that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across Maryland.


Grumbine worked as a service coordinator in the Hagers-

town office from June 2000 to June 2007. She was promoted to supervisor of the Frederick County office in June 2007 and worked there until May 2008.

She has a bachelor's degree in sociology from Eastern New Mexico University and earned an M.B.A. from Frostburg State University in 2005.

Waynesboro YMCA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Alan Young, a YMCA fitness consultant, recently finished his sixth class and was recognized as one of the "Friendliest People in Town."

Young began employment at the YMCA in January and completed classes titled "Effective Listening," "Remembering Names," "Getting Along with Others," "Understanding Personalities," "Basics of Relationships" and "'C' in the 'Y.'"

The Waynesboro Area YMCA recognizes staff members as one of the "Friendliest People in Town" when they have completed six or more classes in the "Friendliest Place in Town" series. The classes are designed to provide individuals with easy-to-use tools that help them improve relationships with others.

Homemade Gourmet

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Yvette Mason of Martinsburg has become the first independent consultant in West Virginia with Homemade Gourmet, a national direct-sales company that features products and ideas that make today's cooking easy for people with busy lifestyles.

Mason offers the company's family-friendly food mixes and beverages to guests at home parties. Guests receive samples, easy meal ideas, recipes and serving suggestions.

The company's mission is to bring families back to the dinner table by providing quality, affordable, easy-to-prepare meals for both those on the go and those who have time to plan a weekly menu using its mixes and recipes.

Mental Health Association of Frederick County

FREDERICK, Md. -- The Rev. LaDelle Brooks and Jack Fritz have been named to the board of directors of the Mental Health Association of Frederick County.

Brooks, pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church in Frederick, belongs to the African American Resources Cultural Heritage (AARCH) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Frostburg State University and her masters of divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

Fritz, an environmental engineer at Bechtel Power Corp. in Frederick, is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Torch Club of Frederick County.

He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, an M.B.A. in quantitative analysis and finance from the University of Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in civil/environmental engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo.

Chambersburg Hospital's
Outpatient Wound Care Center

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Ginger Everhart has been named clinical manager of Chambersburg Hospital's Outpatient Wound Care Center.

Everhart earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Creighton University in 1999 and achieved certification as a wound specialist in 2006.

She has been with Chambersburg Hospital for nine years.

To become a certified wound specialist, Everhart needed at least five years of experience in the field of wound care and was required to pass a national board examination.

Summit Physical Medicine
and Rehabilitation

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Jim Kinton, a physical therapist with Summit Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Greencastle Health Services, recently passed the orthopedic clinical specialist exam given by the American Physical Therapy Association.

Kinton, who has 11 years of physical therapy experience and has worked at Greencastle Health Services for five years, received his doctorate in physical therapy from Temple University.

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