Business Briefs 3.8.19

New members

Coastal Hospice announces the organization’s new board of directors for 2019, including two new members.

Stephen R. Farrow, formerly the board’s vice chair, assumes the chair position from immediate past chair, Michael P. Dunn.

Michael E. Shrader is now vice chair; Richard M. Laws is treasurer; and Byron Braniff is secretary.

New members of the board include Parisa Gholamvand and Andy Kim, both of Salisbury.

Gholamvand is a residential and commercial real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage while Kim is a certified public accountant and the principal at Kim and Associates, PA.

They join returning board members Colleen “Cam” Bunting, David “Buddy” Dykes, Roger L. Harrell, Madalaine Leszcz How, Barbara C. Long, Wiltssy Payero, Robert M. Purcell, Anthony S. Sarbanes and Margaret M. Whitten.

Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a nonprofit health care organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions but who want to remain as active and engaged as possible.

Coastal Hospice cares for patients in their home, nursing home, assisted living facility or at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, and serves Somerset, Dorchester, Wicomico and Worcester counties.

Program participant

Leadership Maryland announced that Gail L. Foltz, vice president, Commercial Banking Officer at Shore United Bank, has been chosen to participate in the professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders.

Foltz is one of 52 individuals chosen for Leadership Maryland’s 27th class, who will complete the eight-month hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic and environmental issues.

Following a two-day opening retreat in April, the class will attend five two-day intense sessions traversing the state focusing on Maryland’s economic development, education, health and human services, criminal justice, the environment and multi-culturalism/diversity.

These sessions will be followed by a one-day closing retreat in November and a graduation celebration in December. More than 100 experts representing business, government, education, and the nonprofit community will serve as panelists and guest speakers.

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