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Grassroots Selects New Board Members

Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center has elected four new members to its board of directors. They include Sonya Bajwa, John William Cheek, Jr., Sheila Donahue and Alice Wade.

Bajwa is CFO of the Abilities Network in Baltimore; Cheek is serving as an ordained minister after a career in education and the military; Donahue is the director of Women’s & Children’s Services at Howard County General Hospital; and Wade is retired and served as the deputy chief actuary of the Social Security Administration.

Quotient Adds De Los Santos, Other Team Members Recognized

Chandra Kola, Joseph Schecter and Joshua Temple, as part of Columbia-based Quotient’s team at the National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine (NLM), under the direction of Branch Chief Wei Ma, were recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for their efforts in the development of AccessGUDID, a public-facing portal for searching and downloading of data from the Agency’s Global Unique Device Identification Database.

Also, Quotient has announced Roberto De Los Santos as director of strategic solutions. De Los Santos will be responsible for leading business development efforts.

Purple Cherry Announces Additions

Purple Cherry Architects, of Annapolis, has announced the addition of Annie Ray, Kellen McGinley and Tammy Sweeney to the design firm. Ray and McGinley have come on board as professional intern architects; Sweeney is the new marketing and business development manager.

Reed Joins Annapolis Partnership

The Annapolis Partnership has appointed Shellie Reed as executive director. She will be responsible for the management of all aspects of what functions as the official Main Street Program for the city. She brings more than 24 years of communications experience to the job, including serving Main Street programs in Georgia and Florida.

Meeder Joins MacKenzie

MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services has announced Andrew Meeder has joined the brokerage team as a real estate adviser. He will specialize in industrial sales and leasing, and will generate new tenant leads and coordinate market research.

Bay Bank Announces New Hires

Columbia-based Bay Bank has hired Pat Killpatrick as relationship manager and vice president, and Barry Zuckerman as a mortgage division sales manager. Killpatrick will help to further expand the bank’s presence in the Greater Baltimore market; Zuckerman has previously held management positions at Movement Mortgage and Millennium Financial, among others.

Kunsman Elected to Board

Kip Kunsman, assistant dean for workforce development at Anne Arundel Community College’s School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, has been elected to the board of directors for the National Council for Continuing Education and Training (NCCET). He will work toward bringing training to workforce development and lifelong learning.

MUIH Welcomes Sax

Christina Sax has been hired as the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at the Laurel-based Maryland University of Integrated Health (MUIH). She joins MUIH after working for nine years at Shippensburg University. She previously spent 10 years at the University of Maryland University College.

M&T Appoints Scharf VP, SBA Relationship Manager

Rosa Scharf has been appointed vice president at M&T Bank. She brings to the bank more than 20 years of Small Business Administration experience and will provide SBA loan solutions to small businesses in a variety of industries.

Adams Named President of NAOESP

Ralph Adams, of Sykesville, has been elected president of the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals (NAOESP). He has been active in OESP since May 2006, serving in a range of leadership positions.

Sellinger School Names Assistant Dean for Business Programs

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business has named Susan Hasler assistant dean for business programs. She comes to the position with more than 25 years of experience in the areas of student development and enrollment management.

Monarch Academy Names Myers Principal

Monarch Academy Annapolis Campus, a public contract school which will serve students in kindergarten through fifth grades, named Susan Myers principal. Myers, who has more than 20 years of experience in school administration and education, will lead Monarch Academy Annapolis when it opens in fall 2017.

Sturm Elected to HCCC Board

Ryan Sturm has been elected to the board of directors for the Howard County Chamber of Commerce (HCCC). He is a shareholder at KatzAbosch and provides tax and consulting services to small and medium-sized businesses, as well as individuals in various industries.

CarneyKelehan’s Robinson Finishes Leadership Premier

Andrew Robinson, an attorney with Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, of Columbia, graduated from Leadership Howard County’s Premier program. He is a member of CarneyKelehan’s real estate practice division, where he assists clients with land development and zoning issues, among others.

NGC Names 24 Winners in Engineering Scholars Competition

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NGC) has announced the 24 winners from its Engineering Scholars program, which will provide $240,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors across Maryland interested in studying engineering, computer science, physics or math. They include Sandra Sandeep of North County High School, Anne Arundel County; and Nathan Palmer of Hammond High School, Howard County.

Cyphers Promotes Elmerraji

The Cyphers Agency, of Annapolis, has announced the promotion of social media coordinator Kellie Elmerraji to digital marketing director. Elmerraji will oversee the integration of digital marketing components, lead the development of word-of-mouth marketing, create strategies for client campaigns and oversee the agency’s digital and social media marketing teams.

Howard Students Score SECU Scholarships

Madisyn Steinberg of Ellicott City, a freshman at the University of Delaware; and Charles Fischer of Elkridge, a junior at the Rochester Institute of Technology, were recently awarded scholarships by SECU. Steinberg won for her essay and Fischer for his video.

CC Educational Foundation Announces New Board Members

The Howard Community College Educational Foundation (HCCEF) recently announced the appointment of two new members, Benjamin Mobley and Thomas Munns, to its board of directors. Mobley is a vice president and a relationship strategist for PNC Wealth Management; Munns is an account manager, major account sales, with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.

Ritter to Run BBBSGC

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake (BBBSGC) has announced that Kera Ritter has been named president and CEO. Ritter joined BBBSGC as chief of staff in August 2015; previously, she spent 15 years in the journalism field, with such outlets as the Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs, the Boston Globe and the Philadelphia Inquirer, before serving more recently as a Foreign Affairs Officer for the U.S. Department of State.