Business People - June 3

June 03, 2012
  • Karole Devlin
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Craig, Friedly, Potter and Moore Insurance Agency

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — After 45 years in insurance, Karole Devlin retired at the end of April from Craig, Friedly, Potter and Moore Insurance Agency in Waynesboro.

Devlin began her insurance career in 1967 at the Joiner Honodel Insurance Agency, where she worked for 21 years. In 1988, she moved to Craig Friedly, which merged with K.G. Potter and Moore in 2000.

During her 4 1/2 decades in insurance, Devlin has seen many changes, from manual typewriters to computers, and from simple fire coverage to comprehensive homeowner policies.

The one aspect that hasn’t altered over her long career, Devlin said, is her joy in helping people. One customer, still going strong at 94, has been with her for the entire 45 years.

Devlin said that retirement means she’ll be busier than ever, spending time with her four children, five grandchildren and 90-year-old mother.

Arbonne International

The following promotions were announced recently by the “Beacon of Hope” region of Arbonne independent consultants:

Jessie Kretzer of Hagerstown was recently promoted to regional vice president as an independent consultant with Arbonne International. Kretzer is the team leader for the “Beacon of Hope” region of independent consultants. She earned a white Mercedes with the company and celebrated with her team April 13 at the Beaver Creek Country Club. Dr. Tom Barrett, author of “Dare to Dream and Work to Win” was the keynote speaker for the evening.

Cristy Tritle, owner of Studio B Salon in Hagerstown, was recently promoted to area manager with Arbonne International.

April McLester, owner of First Impressions Salon in Smithsburg, was recently promoted to district manager.

Renee Schuckman of Boonsboro, fitness instructor/personal trainer, was recently promoted to district manager.

Claire Barnett of Greencastle, Pa., an employee of Meritus Medical Center, was recently promoted to district manager with Arbonne International.

Kelly Toms of Hagerstown, a recent graduate of McDaniel College and account representative with Atlantic Security, was recently promoted to district manager with Arbonne International.

Tara Louchery of Hagerstown, clinical physiologist, was recently promoted to district manager.

Anderson Photographs

Melanie Anderson, owner of Anderson Photographs, won two first-place awards in the illustrative and portrait categories, one second-place award in the portrait category and one merit award in the portrait category at the Maryland Professional Photographers Association’s first 2012 Print Competition April 25 in Columbia, Md.

Anderson is working toward her Master of Photography, and in order to obtain a Professional Photographers of America degree, photographers must accumulate 25 merits. These merits can be earned through competition, education and teaching.

Anderson recently made a presentation at Power Marketing’s “Unleash the Power 20th Anniversary Marketing Series,” where she discussed some of the marketing challenges facing businesses today. She will also be participating in Frostburg State University’s Portfolio Review to discuss and critique the work of advanced photography students.


FREDERICK, Md. — Lisa Teach, with RE/MAX Results, qualified for the RE/MAX 100 Percent Club Award in 2011, which honors successful agents who have earned at least $100,000 in commissions in the past year.

In 2011, only 18 percent of all RE/MAX Affiliates earned the award.

Emily Hamilton joined Lisa Teach & Associates, of RE/MAX Results, as a buyer’s agent. Hamilton has been a licensed real estate agent since 2005, and has worked full time in real estate since August 2011. Prior to working in real estate, she worked in local banking for 11 years.

Hamilton specializes in short-sale homes and first-time home buyers. She is a member of the Frederick County Association of Realtors. Hamilton has lived in Maryland her entire life, and has spent the majority of it in Frederick County.

Debbi Lewis joined Lisa Teach & Associates, of RE/MAX Results, as a buyer’s agent. She has been a licensed real estate agent since 2005. She has worked cumulatively for more than three years as a real estate agent in the Frederick area. Lewis has been a Frederick County resident for more than 10 years and is an active member of the National Association of Realtors, the Maryland Association of Realtors, the Frederick County Association of Realtors and the Women’s Council of Realtors. Lewis is also a certified distressed property expert.

Hospice of Washington County Inc.

Hospice of Washington County Inc. announced the addition of Dr. Alva “Buzz” Baker as the chief medical officer to serve patients, as well as advise and direct the clinical staff.

In addition to his hospice and palliative-care certification and experience, Baker brings a wealth of experience in long-term care, research and education centered in his private practice, research and study of geriatrics. He is a renowned researcher, and educator of physicians and health care professionals caring for patients diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Baker, a certified geriatrician, began caring for patients in the long-term care setting in 1972.

He served as the medical director for Episcopal Ministries to the Aging, or EMA, from 1980 until June 2009, as vice president for health and wellness services for EMA. He concurrently served as the executive director of the Copper Ridge Institute, where his focus of research and teaching has been on the care of those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

He also serves on the gerontology faculty at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., where he directs the Center for the Study of Aging. He has served as a member of the faculty of the division of geriatric psychiatry and neuropsychiatry of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Most recently, Baker served as associate medical director of Carroll Hospice, and is an emeritus member of the medical staff of Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster in the department of internal medicine.

Hagerstown Police Department

Officer Robert VanDyke was selected as the Hagerstown Police Department’s officer of the month for March.

VanDyke has been employed by the City of Hagerstown for just more than six months and is assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division’s Baker Platoon.

At 11:10 p.m. March 26, VanDyke initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for not prominently displaying a front registration plate. As the vehicle parked, two occupants exited the vehicle and fled the scene. The driver and another passenger remained in the vehicle. VanDyke stayed with the vehicle and its remaining occupants.

Officers later observed a loaded handgun and a ski mask in the vehicle. The handgun was eventually discovered to have been reported as stolen. One of the occupants who fled from the vehicle was found and identified.

West Virginia University Hospitals-East

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Pamela S. Moats has been awarded the 2011 Distinguished Member Award by the National Cancer Registrars Association, or NCRA.

Moats, who has been an employee of West Virginia University Hospitals since 1991, serves as the cancer registrar for WVUH and the WVU Hospitals-East Regional Cancer Program based at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

The award is given to a NCRA member for outstanding contributions to the profession and to encourage members to contribute to the development and growth of the profession.

Moats has more than 20 years of experience as a cancer registrar, and was instrumental in establishing the cancer registry home-based employee program at WVUH in Morgantown. She also serves as an independent consultant for the American College of Surgeons.

Moats received the award at the NCRA’s 38th annual conference in April in Washington, D.C.

Humane Society of Washington County

Kim Jones was recently promoted to volunteer coordinator and humane educator, and Christina Crone to assistant animal care supervisor at the Humane Society of Washington County.

F&M Trust

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Matthew C. Clark, assistant vice president, has been promoted to technology services officer at F&M Trust.

Joining the bank in 1998, Clark has been its assistant technology services officer. He was promoted to assistant vice president in 2010, and his duties include technology support, network administration and management reporting.

Clark graduated from Shippensburg (Pa.) University with a Bachelor of Science in business information systems. A graduate of Leadership Franklin County, Clark is Microsoft-certified as a systems engineer, systems administrator and desktop support technician. In addition, he is a Microsoft-certified professional and completed his Security+ and Network+ certifications.

Clark lives in the Chambersburg area.

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