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Komen Maryland Announces Grant Recipients

‍‍2015-05-14 10:43:21 - כח כסלו תשעה mjankovitz

Susan G. Komen Maryland awarded more than $1 million to 17 grant programs in Maryland for the 2016 fiscal year, with priority given to programs that provide screening and diagnostic services as well as survivor support. An additional $460,000 will go to support peer-reviewed scientific research funded by Susan G. Komen.

Komen grant programs support services including free mammograms, clinical breast exams and diagnostic tests for uninsured and underinsured women; outreach workers and navigators to educate and help women through the screening and treatment process; meals, transportation and co-pay assistance for women undergoing treatment; and support programs and mentoring for patients, survivors and women living with metastatic breast cancer.

The grants were awarded to 17 programs including: Calvert Memorial Hospital, Carroll Hospital Center, Chase Brexton Health Services, Inc., Health Partners Inc., Moveable Feast, Inc., MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Meritus Healthcare Foundation, The Red Devils, Inc., Saint Agnes Hospital Foundation, Inc., MedStar Franklin Square Hospital, Maintaining Active Citizens, Inc., University of Maryland Medical System Foundation, Wicomico County Health Department, Mercy Medical Center, Nueva Vida, Northwest Hospital Center, Inc. and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Applefeld Reappointed ABA Insurance Coverage Co-Chair

‍‍2015-05-14 10:42:40 - כח כסלו תשעה mjankovitz

David B. Applefeld, litigation section chair of Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC, has been reappointed for a third term as co-chair of the Construction Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee.

Applefeld, who also is a member of the ABA’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section (product, general liability and construction law committee) and Forum on the Construction Industry, brings more than 24 years of industry experience.

He has litigated construction defect claims, insurance coverage claims, architectural and engineering professional negligence claims and business disputes in all levels of state and federal courts before administrative agencies and before the American Arbitration Association.

A frequent speaker and author on insurance law, construction law and litigation topics, Applefeld serves
as national panel trial counsel and special litigation counsel for several companies and insurers.

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Humane Society Director Named to Mayor’s Commissio

‍‍2015-05-14 10:41:40 - כח כסלו תשעה mjankovitz

Jen Swanson, executive director of the Baltimore Humane Society, has been appointed to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission. The Commission’s goal is to eliminate animal abuse and neglect and make Baltimore a city where residents and animals are treated with dignity and respect.

Swanson became executive director of Baltimore Humane Society, a private, nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter based in Reisterstown in July 2011. She has lived in Baltimore City for a majority of her life.

Swanson began attending the Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission meetings in July 2014. Through her efforts and those of the other members of the standing commission, the hope is that the number of animal cruelty cases will decline.

“I am so honored to officially be a part of the mayor’s Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission,” said Swanson. “I am excited for the future of this commission and animal welfare in Baltimore as we move forward.”

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URJ Partners with Behrman House

‍‍2015-05-14 10:40:41 - כח כסלו תשעה mjankovitz

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) announced new partnerships with Behrman House Publishing and the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) to provide long-cherished and innovative publications to the Reform Movement and beyond. Under the guidelines of a new strategic plan, the URJ,
which published a variety of materials including Torah commentaries, religious school curricula, study
materials, Jewish fiction and poetry, cookbooks, children’s books and more, will discontinue its in-house publishing operation.

The URJ’s titles will now be handled by Behrman House Publishing and the CCAR. Michael Goldberg, who served as publisher and editor-in-chief of the URJ Books and Music division for the past six years, will now serve as the director of Knowledge Management on the URJ’s Strengthening Congregations team.

Under the agreements, the URJ will partner with CCAR and Behrman House in three discrete areas: Behrman House will take on the URJ’s educational materials, including the CHAI and Mitkadem curricula that are used in more than 300 Reform congregations; Behrman House will become the publisher of the URJ’s study guides for b’nai mitzvah students as well as the rest of the URJ Press catalog of nearly 400 titles, including books by Rifat Sonsino, Tina Wasserman and many more acclaimed authors; and the CCAR will become the publisher of a number of specific titles, primarily Torah commentaries, from the URJ Press, including the best-selling The Torah: A Modern Commentary edited by W. Gunther Plaut, the ground-breaking The Torah: A Women’s Commentary (co-published with Women of Reform Judaism) and the highly regarded three-volume A Torah Commentary for Our Times by Rabbi Harvey Fields.

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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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