February 5, 2012
Brook Lane has added three members to its medical staff over the past several months:
• CB Benway is a nurse practitioner certified in family mental health. She is working with children, adolescents and families on an outpatient basis. Benway completed her master’s degree in nursing at Yale University School of Nursing. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington, Graduate School of Nursing. In addition to her certification as a nurse practitioner, Benway is a psychiatric and mental health clinical nurse specialist.
• Dr. Olga Demina is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, and is working in the inpatient unit. She received her medical degree from the Russian State Medical University, Moscow. She completed her three-year residency program and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Houston. She holds board certifications in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.
• Dr. Andrew Johnson is an adult psychiatrist who is working in Brook Lane’s Frederick, Md., outpatient office. He is board certified in general psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School, Houston, and completed his residency training there in the Department of Psychiatry.
Hagerstown Police Department
Officer Scott Leeney was named the Hagerstown Police Department’s officer of the month for December.
Leeney has been with the department for 5 1/2 years and is assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division.
In the wee hours of Dec. 30, Leeney responded to a house fire at 471 Mitchell Ave. He was the first officer on the scene and determined that a person was still inside. Leeney entered the residence, removed the person and made sure that person immediately received first aid.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia University Hospitals-East recently announced that Dr. Venkata M. Mukkavilli, psychiatrist, has joined Drs. Christopher Murphy and Antonio Garcia in practice at WVUH-East Behavioral Health.
Mukkavilli recently completed a residency in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He received his medical degree from MKCG Medical College in Berhampur, India, and was a senior house officer in psychiatry at the University College London in the United Kingdom.
A member of the medical staff at City Hospital, Mukkavilli is accepting new patients at WVUH-East Behavioral Health, in the McCormack Center, Suite 3500, on the City Hospital campus.
Knob Hall Winery
CLEAR SPRING — Richard Seibert, co-owner and managing partner of Knob Hall Winery in Clear Spring, has been named president of the Maryland Wineries Association. He began his term Jan 1.
The Maryland Wineries Association represents 53 licensed wineries and is expecting to add eight members in 2012.
The president of the association serves as chairman of the executive committee and leads all of the meetings. Seibert will guide Maryland Wineries Association policy and efforts.
Knob Hall had its first harvest in 2009 and did its first bottling in 2010.
Born in Hagerstown, Seibert graduated from Mercersburg (Pa.) Academy, received a Bachelor of Science in political science from the University of Maryland and a Master of Business and Science in marketing from American University.
For 20 years, Seibert worked for the National Association of Manufacturers in Washington, D.C., where he became the youngest policy vice president in the organization’s history as he directed public affairs programs in the energy, environmental and natural resources arenas.
After moving to Annapolis, he founded a public policy think tank that studied energy, environmental, health and safety issues.
In 2006, Dick inherited the family farm, Knob Hall. The 175-acre farm just outside Clear Spring has been in his family for more than 200 years. In 2007, the Seiberts began planting grapes on the property.
Seibert’s wife, Mary Beth, is Knob Hall’s wine maker. They have two daughters, Stephanie, who attends Washington College, and Paige, who attends Boston University.
Seibert was appointed by the Washington County Board of Commissioners to serve on the Washington County Economic Development Committee and the Ag Marketing Committee. He was also appointed by former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich to the Chesapeake Bay Citizens Advisory Council.
Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC
The members of Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. LLC, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, announce the following promotions, which were effective Jan. 1:
• Amy K. Brousse, CPA, was promoted from staff associate to senior associate. Brousse graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg (Pa.) University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, majoring in accounting. She joined Smith Elliott Kearns’ Chambersburg, Pa., office in January 2010, and works with banking clients, providing audit and bank tax return services.
• Tyler L. Clugston was promoted from staff associate to senior associate. Clugston graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in accounting. He joined the audit department of the Chambersburg office full time in 2009, after successfully completing internships with Smith Elliott Kearns. Clugston provides services to audit and tax clients.
• Nicole E. Shives was promoted from staff associate to senior associate. Shives graduated magna cum laude from DeVry University, earning a bachelor’s degree in technical management with emphasis in accounting. She joined Smith Elliott Kearns’ Chambersburg office in 2008, and works with banking clients, providing audit and bank tax return services.
• Ashley N. Poole was promoted from the firm’s accounting clerk to staff associate. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Keiser University in Daytona Beach, Fla. She has served as the accounting clerk for Smith Elliott Kearns in the administrative office since 2010, and will work in the tax/accounting service department of the firm’s Hagerstown office.
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