February 3, 2013
University of Maryland Medical System
BALTIMORE — Hagerstown attorney D. Bruce Poole is among three new members of the University of Maryland Medical System’s board of directors.
Poole, an attorney and partner in the Hagerstown law firm Poole & Kane, is a member of the board of visitors for the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He is chairman of the Washington County Board of Education Ethics Committee; a member of the Maryland Video Lottery Facility Location Commission and the Maryland State Bar Association Emergency Response Committee. From 1987-99, Poole was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates. Poole’s legal practice consists primarily of personal injury litigation, large-scale real estate development facilitation, and domestic and civil trial work.
The other new members are Sara Ann Middleton and James T. Smith Jr.
Middleton is a member and past chairwoman of the boards of directors of Civista Health/Civista Medical Center in Charles County, Md., part of the University of Maryland Medical System. She serves on the medical center’s executive and credentials committees.
Smith, an attorney and partner in the Towson, Md., law firm Smith, Gildea & Schmidt and a former Baltimore County, Md., executive, also is a member of the board of visitors for the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He was appointed as an associate judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County from 1985-2001 and served two terms on the Baltimore County Council, beginning in 1978.
Hagerstown Police Department
Officer Edward Plummer was selected as the Hagerstown Police Department’s officer of the month for December 2012.
On Dec. 19, 2012, Plummer was on patrol when he observed a vehicle that had been identified as a suspect vehicle in an attempted burglary that occurred earlier in the evening. He initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver was arrested and several items of evidence were found in the vehicle.
The arrest eventually led to the discovery and arrest of a ring of subjects involved in an armed robbery and numerous burglaries throughout Hagerstown and Washington County.
Plummer has been employed by the City of Hagerstown for six years and is assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division’s Baker Platoon.
J.P. Trucking Inc.
FALLING WATERS, W.Va. — J.P. Trucking Inc. held its quarterly safety breakfast Jan. 20 at The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 in Williamsport.
The following awards were presented:
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Patricia A. “Trish” Hanks, senior vice president at F&M Trust, recently completed the Pennsylvania Bankers Association’s 15-month executive leadership program.
She was one of 18 graduates recognized for the achievement in a ceremony at the Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pa.
Hanks, the bank’s retail services market manager, started her banking career in 1979 and joined F&M Trust in 1999. She was named assistant vice president in 2004 and became the Memorial Square office manager in 2005. She was named the regional market manager for the Chambersburg area in 2005, vice president in 2009 and senior vice president in 2011.
In her current position, Hanks manages the retail services division to meet the needs of the bank’s customers with a focus on growing retail and small-business loans, deposits and noninterest income. She also serves as the Chambersburg market manager, where she is responsible for development of new small-business and retail customer relationships, directing public relations and community involvement activities, and providing leadership for the community offices in Chambersburg and St. Thomas, Pa.
A graduate of the Central Atlantic Advanced School of Banking at Bucknell University and the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Commercial Lending School at Penn State University, Hanks also completed the Omega Consumer Lending program and various American Institute of Banking courses.
A Chambersburg-area resident, she is on the board of the Downtown Business Council, serving as treasurer. Hanks previously served as the commercial division chairwoman for the United Way of Franklin County, Pa.
Washington County Health Department
Judy Barron was selected as the Washington County Health Department’s employee of the quarter for the first quarter of 2013.
Barron has been employed by the health department since 2000 and has worked since that time with the adult evaluation and review services program. A registered nurse, she works with a multidisciplinary team to provide professional evaluation of older and disabled adults with a view toward connecting them with appropriate services consistent with their medical and psychosocial needs. The work is conducted in collaboration with many other community agencies and organizations, including the Department of Social Services, the Commission on Aging, Hospice of Washington County and Easter Seals.
Jefferson Memorial Hospital
RANSON, W.Va. — Cecilia Kusnirak, human resources manager at West Virginia University Hospitals-East’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital, recently was designated a certified employee benefit specialist by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Kusnirak qualified for the designation by passing a series of college-level national examinations on employee benefit subjects, and by meeting and attesting to high standards of business and professional conduct. She is one of more than 12,000 graduates.
With more than 19 years of work experience as a human resources professional, Kusnirak has served as human resources manager at Jefferson Memorial Hospital for the past seven years. She has been working in the employee benefit field for the past three years.
Kusnirak is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and a member of the West Virginia Health and Human Resources Association. She earned her master’s degree in human resource management and her Master of Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management.
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