Business People - May 27

May 27, 2012
  • Barmar

West Virginia University Hospitals-East

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Dr. Babak Barmar, board-certified nephrologist, recently joined the medical staffs at West Virginia University Hospitals-East’s City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Barmar is also board certified in geriatrics and internal medicine, and is in private practice at Kidney Specialists PLLC in Martinsburg.  He serves as a clinical assistant professor for the WVU School of Medicine, Division of Nephrology.

After receiving his medical degree in Germany, Barmar completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowships in geriatrics and nephrology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania.

Kidney Specialists is at 176 Health Care Lane, Suite A, in Martinsburg.

Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village

BOONSBORO — Michelle Mahn is the new administrator at Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village in Boonsboro, following two interim assignments at the Boonsboro continuing-care retirement community.


She served for three months in 2010 and, upon the departure of Nola Blowe, returned in January and has agreed to stay.

Prior to her time at Fahrney-Keedy, she worked at facilities in Gettysburg, Pa., Frederick, Md., and Rockville, Md. Since 2010, she had some interim assignments.

Born and raised in Bloomsburg, Pa., Mahn graduated from York (Pa.) College and earned her graduate degree at Hood College in Frederick.

Mahn, her husband and two children live in Boyds, Md., with their 1-year-old Shetland sheepdog.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Peggy Hays of Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA in Greencastle was awarded a Beyond Excellence designation by ERA Franchise Systems LLC, a global franchise leader in the residential real estate industry.

The designation, conferred at the ERA International Business Conference in March in New Orleans, recognizes the ERA network’s top producers for excellence in real estate sales.

To qualify for the designation, ERA sales associates or selling brokers must have achieved 45 total closed units or $100,000 in adjusted gross commission in 2011, while associate or broker teams must have generated 67.5 total closed units or $150,000 in adjusted gross commission.
Hays and Todd Crawford, with Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA, recently were recognized as agents of the month for March in the Greencastle office.

The award is given based on the number of listings taken, sales made and closed sales, as well as attendance at Realtor functions and continuing-education classes completed.

Hays was recognized for five years or more in the business.

Crawford was recognized for five years or less in the business.

Hays is licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and has been selling real estate for 27 years. She lives in the State Line, Pa., area with her husband, Jack.

Crawford has more than 20 years of business and sales experience. He is licensed to sell all types of real estate in Pennsylvania.

Washington County Health Department

Angela Martell was selected as the Washington County Health Department’s employee of the quarter for the second quarter of 2012.

Martell has worked at the health department since 2001 for the Behavioral Health Division in its CAMEO House, a residential substance-abuse treatment program for women and their children. The program offers a yearlong treatment program for an average of nine to 12 women and their 15 to 20 children.

Martell is the program’s logistics coordinator and an outreach worker. Her nomination and selection reflect an appreciation not only of her professional skills, but her ability to communicate equally well with staff and residents.

Maryland Association of Realtors

ANNAPOLIS — Nancy S. Allen of Roger Fairbourn Real Estate in Hagerstown, Betty Hays of Long & Foster Real Estate in Hagerstown and the Pen-Mar Regional Association of Realtors were among 21 graduates of the Maryland Association of Realtors’ 12th annual Leadership Academy honored at ceremonies held recently in Annapolis.

The Leadership Academy offers an intensive curriculum designed around developing skills in leadership, communications, strategic planning, legislative and government affairs, and community involvement.

Classes are conducted over seven months and stress the value of professional and personal commitment to business, charitable and civic endeavors.

The Maryland Association of Realtors is the largest Maryland professional trade association, serving more than 22,000 members.

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