New Chapter Coordinator
BERLIN – Emily Karnbauer has been named the new Coordinator of Women Supporting Women’s Worcester County Chapter. For the last 9 ½ years, she has served as a caseworker for Child Protective Services in both Maryland and Pennsylvania.
She is a native of Pittsburgh and graduated from Slippery Rock State University. When she moved to Ocean City, she started out as assistant director for Camp Horizon for the Town of Ocean City, before moving to Child Protective Services in Wicomico County.
She says that she is proud to be a part of Women Supporting Women and excited to have returned to Worcester County. The chapter had been operating as an all-volunteer chapter for the last 8 months.
Physicians To Serve On Board
SALISBURY – Peninsula Regional Medical Center physicians Chris Snyder, DO and Rene Desmarais, MD have been elected to serve on the Advisory Board for Maryland’s statewide health information exchange.
Snyder, the Medical Center’s Chief Medical Information Officer and member of the Hospitalist team, and Desmarais, Vice President of the Medical Staff and cardiologist with Peninsula Cardiology Associates, P.A., will serve on the Clinical Excellence and Exchange Services Committee of the Chesapeake Regional Information Systems for our Patients (CRISP).
“Dr. Desmarais and I are very excited to assist in the development of a tool that will allow the Eastern Shore to integrate medical information more efficiently in order to improve patient care,” said Snyder. “Peninsula Regional already has so much integration experience with the inpatient electronic medical record that it will be exciting to now extend our arms to the rest of the community using a state wide information exchange tool.”
As part of their appointment to the Clinical Excellence and Exchange Services Committee, Snyder and Desmarais will, among other responsibilities, review and provide guidance surrounding CRISP’s plan for exchange service implementations, provide a clinical perspective on CRISP activities, help prioritize Use Case deployments, assist in assessing the value associated with various CRISP service offerings in terms of clinical relevance and service value in various care settings, and evaluate workflow considerations and provide counsel on outreach to clinicians.
College Announces New Hire
SALISBURY – Dr. Trevor H. Jones of Berlin was recently hired as the dean of occupational education at Wor-Wic Community College.
Before joining Wor-Wic, he was a faculty member at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa., for 14 years, where he served as chair of the information and health management systems departments. In addition, he has about 15 years of finance experience, including positions as auditor, controller and chief operating officer.
Jones received his master’s degree in computer science from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and his doctorate from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa.
Firm Employees Recognized
SALISBURY – Becker Morgan Group recently congratulated eight employees on becoming Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professionals (LEED AP), a program of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) developed to guide and distinguish high performance projects.
The eight employees becoming LEED Accredited Professionals are Brad Hastings, AIA, LEED AP, Principal; Jack Mumford, III, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Associate; Sandra Carpenter, LEED AP, Senior Associate; Keith Fisher, AIA, LEED AP, Associate; Jason Pearce, AIA, LEED AP, Associate; Brenden Frederick, AIA, LEED AP, Architect; Christopher Widdowson, LEED AP, Designer; and Robert Hayes, LEED AP, Civil Designer.
LEED Accredited Professionals are distinguished by having passed an exam administered by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The LEED Green Building Rating System™ is a voluntary, consensus-based standard to support and certify successful green building design, construction and operations. LEED is a nationally recognized certification system which promotes integrated, whole-building design practices in the building industry.
The firm now has 17 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff and has several projects in the process of pursuing LEED certification.
“Completing the LEED AP process provides our staff with the knowledge to incorporate sustainable design elements into all projects while maintaining our clients’ programmatic, budgetary, and schedule parameters,” Hastings said.