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State’s Chief Judge Appoints Staff Chief

‍‍2015-04-09 10:49:14 - כח כסלו תשעה mjankovitz

Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera has named Suzanne Schneider as her chief of staff. Schneider, who had been the assistant court administrator for the Montgomery County Circuit Court, began her new duties March 11.

As chief of staff, Schneider reports directly to Barbera and will manage the daily operations of the chief judge’s chambers. In addition to leading the state’s highest court, Barbera is the head of Maryland’s  judicial branch and is responsible for the administration of the state court system, overseeing a budget of
$468 million with nearly 300 judges and about 4,000 employees.

“Suzanne brings a wealth of varied experience and skills to this role,” Barbera said. “She has an impressive track record of problem-solving, prioritizing, multitasking and consensus-building. These wide-ranging attributes and abilities make her an outstanding choice to help achieve the Judiciary’s goal of improving service to all the people who have business with our courts.”

A member of the Maryland bar since 1993, Schneider has served as assistant court administrator, differentiated case management coordinator, family division coordinator and juvenile division coordinator for the Circuit Court for Montgomery County.

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Letzer New Historical Society Director

‍‍2015-04-09 10:48:21 - כח כסלו תשעה mjankovitz

The board of trustees of the Maryland Historical Society has named Mark B. Letzer as its new executive director. Letzer brings to the Society more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of museum operations, including exhibitions, fundraising, community outreach, publications and management. Letzer will begin his new position on July 1.

“Mark [brings] an in-depth knowledge of the opportunities and challenges that we will face in the coming years,” said vice chairman Richard Tilghman, “All of us are confident that Mark will be an outstanding leader as the Society moves forward.”

Letzer has been associated with the Maryland Historical Society for the better part of two decades. In 1995, along with historian Jean B. Russo, he began work on the “Diary of William Faris,” an Annapolis clockmaker and silversmith, which was published by the Maryland Historical Society Press in 2003. He was also curator of the exhibition “A Gardeners’ Tale: The 18th Century World of Annapolis Silversmith William Faris” in 2006. Since that time he has served as deputy director of community relations followed by his role as chief development officer since 2010.

Letzer replaces Burt Kummerow, who is changing roles after more than five years as president and CEO at the Society.

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Bogen Named MICA Provost

‍‍2015-04-09 10:47:31 - כח כסלו תשעה mjankovitz

The Maryland Institute College of Art has announced the appointment of David Bogen as the college’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs, beginning in August.

Bogen brings 20 years of diverse experiences in higher education program development, research strategies, partnership building and internationalization to MICA. He currently serves as vice president and provost at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. He previously served as the associate provost for academic affairs at the Rhode Island School of Design and as the executive director of the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College in Boston. His
appointment underscores the college’s push to develop programs that cross creative boundaries, embrace multiple media platforms and become educational models of the 21st century.

“David Bogen has distinguished himself as an interdisciplinary scholar and innovative educator adept at
creating a rich interface between the arts, design, hard and social sciences, humanities and technology. His vision and skills are uniquely aligned with MICA’s surging academic leadership in groundbreaking curricular design,” said MICA president Samuel Hoi. “At MICA, we aggressively find new ways to honor traditions while expanding the stage for artists and designers to engage, contribute and succeed in society culturally, socially and economically. Leading our already trailblazing faculty, he will contribute powerfully to delivering educational outcomes that position today’s art and design students to be shapers of tomorrow.”

A social theorist and philosopher of language by training, Bogen has broad experience in pioneering interdisciplinary programs based on diverse pedagogical models, including project-, studio- and community-based approaches and the integration of digital media in instruction. He was also instrumental in the development of major research initiatives and partnerships at his former institutions involving health design, social practice, art and science collaborations, digital fabrication and materials analysis.

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UMMC Appoints Board of Directors

‍‍2015-04-09 10:46:21 - כח כסלו תשעה mjankovitz

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), the flagship institution of the 12-hospital University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), has announced its newly elected board of directors.
UMMC serves as a destination campus for the most complex levels of patient care in the State of Maryland. This unique role places UMMC in a central position of influence within the rapidly changing health care marketplace. The new governance structure will elevate

UMMC’s ability to strategically position its services and innovations to bring patients highly complex,
efficient and compassionate care.

The new UMMC board is accountable for the Medical Center’s mission to deliver superior health care,
train the next generation of health professionals and discover ways to improve health outcomes worldwide. The board’s responsibilities include establishing strategic direction, monitoring performance related to quality and safety, patient satisfaction, regulatory compliance and elevating mission effectiveness and community benefit.

The UMMC board will be led by chair Louise Michaux Gonzales, a partner and co-founder at Hylton & Gonzales, a law firm specializing in trusts, special needs trusts, estate planning and probate.

Other members are Calvin G. Butler Jr., CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric; Harriet E. Cooperman, a partner at Saul Ewing LLP, where she is a member of the Labor and Employment Practice; Carol L. Coughlin, CEO of BottomLine Growth Strategies, Inc.; Mark L. Joseph, CEO of Transdev North America; Tim Regan, president and CEO of the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company; and Deborah Trautman, CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The board also includes six ex-officio voting members.

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Levin: FPMA President

‍‍2015-04-09 10:45:09 - כח כסלו תשעה mjankovitz

Baltimore native Dr. Stephen Levin was recently named incoming president of the Florida Podiatric Medical Association.

Levin is certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He served as the president of the Hillsborough County Podiatric Medical Association for 10 years and was selected a Young Practitioner of the Year in 2005 by the FPMA.

Levin studied at Temple University’s School of Podiatric Medicine and then completed a two-year medical and surgical residency at Montgomery Hospital Medical Center in Norristown, Pa. He moved to Tampa, Fla., and after being in practice with other podiatrists for several years, he opened his own private practice

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