Business People - May 13

May 13, 2012

Total Fitness Specialists Inc.

Tina McNulty, personal trainer and owner of Total Fitness Specialists Inc., recently completed continuing- education credits for the Master Level Personal Trainer Certification through the American Fitness Professionals & Associates.

To earn this most advanced master-level certification, she completed the AFPA Personal Trainer Certification course, the AFPA Advanced Personal Trainer Certification course, the AFPA Sports Conditioning Specialist Certification course, the AFPA Nutrition & Wellness Consultant Certification course and completed five case-study projects.

McNulty has been certified and working as a personal trainer for 17 years. She started Total Fitness Specialists Inc. in 1998. Total Fitness Specialists Inc. is inside Anytime Fitness.

Washington County Department of Social Services

Julie Kreit, a family services case worker II at the Washington County Department of Social Services, recently was recognized by the Maryland Department of Human Resources as Washington County’s 2012 Social Worker of the Year.

Kreit is a resource home worker, whose responsibilities include recruiting, training, licensing, and monitoring foster and adoptive homes. She was nominated for her dedication to the matching and selection of appropriate resource homes for children who enter out-of-home placement. She provides continued support to the families and advocates for them. When a resource home cannot be identified, she recommends group-home placement.

• The Washington County Department of Social Services held its 23rd annual Employee Recognition Day on March 30 at its headquarters at 122 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

The day’s activities included an awards ceremony, during which employees were recognized for their outstanding work performance, contributions to the agency and participation in the agency’s Continuous Quality Improvement Program.

The following awards were presented:

• Director’s Award for Distinguished Service: Dixie Smith, family investment clerical supervisor

• Employee of the Year: All WCDSS employees were recognized as Employees of the Year due to their outstanding performance during these recessionary times.

Agency Value Awards linked to the agency’s mission and vision statement were also awarded to the following people:

• Communication Value Award: Melissa Doyle, social worker, child welfare

• Quality of Services Value Award: Joni Spickler, procurement specialist

• Respect Value Award: Sara Brannen, family investment assistant supervisor

Outstanding Community Partner Awards were presented to:

Doug Ford Jr., director, children’s residential services, Arc of Washington County

Lifestyles, Maryland Correctional Institution — Hagerstown Support Group represented by Mike Pratt

Summit Behavioral Health

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Medical students at Drexel University College of Medicine selected Dr. Indranil Chakrabarti to receive the 2012 Dean’s Special Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.

Chakrabarti is a psychiatrist with Summit Behavioral Health in Chambersburg. He is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neuro Geriatric Psychiatry, and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

He will receive his award at a May 18 luncheon, following Drexel University College of Medicine’s commencement ceremonies.

Roxbury Correctional Institution

TOWSON, Md. — Sgt. Randall Hart is the Roxbury Correctional Institution employee of the month for April.

Hart is the officer in charge of the housing unit that accommodates newly arrived and general-population inmates.

He must direct these inmates through a three-step, detailed intake process, while continuing to oversee the daily activities of the unit. In addition to his regular duties, he maintains the supervisory database to ensure it is updated and functioning.

Hart has worked for the state since 1987.

• Warden Gregg Hershberger named Nurse Manager Stacey King, RN, as RCI’s supervisor of the quarter.

King worked to enhance cooperation between custody and medical staff, which improves the safety and security of the institution, according to a news release from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

Maryland Correctional Training Center

TOWSON, Md. — Warden Phil Morgan named Kelly Vinci as correctional officer of the quarter, Jessica Stevenson as employee of the quarter and John Whiteman as supervisor of the quarter for their service to the Maryland Correctional Training Center during the first quarter of 2012.

Vinci, correctional officer II, recently took the initiative to streamline the institution’s visiting registration process. Enhancing accountability for offenders, she also helped develop and maintain a system for receiving and verifying employer schedules.

Vinci has been employed at MCTC since Feb. 25, 2008.

Stevenson, correctional case management specialist I, handles her caseload with enthusiasm, showing expertise in her knowledge of case-management procedures, while also volunteering to take on additional duties when needed, according to a news release from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

Stevenson has been employed at MCTC since Oct. 15, 2007.

Promoted to captain in 2011, Whiteman assumed the responsibility of the operations captain and has implemented several improvements to the recordkeeping and organization of the office.

In the summer of 2011, Whiteman was appointed as the Tactical Commander for MCTC. His experience as a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army and serving two tours in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prepared him for his assignment, according to the release. Since then, Whiteman has revamped MCTC’s tactical team.

Whiteman has been employed at MCTC since Jan. 21, 2000.

Clover Realty LLC

Linda Frakes and Sherry Scire, with Clover Realty LLC, have earned the nationally recognized Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification.

The National Association of Realtors offers the certification to Realtors who want to help buyers and sellers navigate the transactions, as demand for professional expertise with distressed sales grows.

The certification program includes training on how to qualify sellers for short sales, negotiate with lenders, protect buyers and limit risk, and provides resources to help Realtors stay current on national and state-specific information as the market for these distressed properties evolves.

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