Meritus Healthcare Foundation recently welcomed two new managers:
• Donor Relations Manager Allison Anderson is working with internal audiences including board members, physicians, planned giving and programs for Meritus Health’s employee giving campaign, the Lifesaver Giving Club.
She received her Bachelor of Arts from George Mason University. She worked at the Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg, Md., where she served as development manager. There, she designed individual and corporate giving programs, secured grant support and implemented social media strategies. Prior to that, she worked as a grant writer for the George W. Bush Center in Houston and managed donor services for the YMCA in Oakland, Calif.
Anderson is a member of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals and the American Association of Grant Professionals.
• Development Manager Aliana Havrilla will handle corporate giving programs, event sponsorships, board development and major gift initiatives.
She received a Bachelor of Arts in public and urban affairs and a Master of Arts in public and international affairs from Virginia Tech. Following graduation, she remained at Virginia Tech, where she most recently led the YMCA as executive director, successfully leading a fundraising staff and coordinating the work of more than 2,000 community volunteers. Prior to working with the YMCA, she worked to build community partnerships as a regional planner for the New River Valley Planning District Commission.
Holly Poling, RN, was the recipient of Meritus Health’s DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses in April.
Another staff member wrote that “A patient with a terminal condition who was recently on vacation in Florida was flown back to Hagerstown and admitted to Meritus Medical Center, where Holly Poling proceeded to make the best of a bad situation. Holly went the extra mile and decorated the patient’s room with palm trees and other tropical-themed decorations in an attempt to re-create and recapture the vacation spirit. Holly brought both expertise and empathy to her role.”
Other nurses nominated for the April award included Jennifer Foster, RuthAnn Hitchcock, Staci Moser, Dottie Olson and Desirae Ulsh.
DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The award was established nationally to recognize the superhuman efforts nurses perform every day.
Beaver Mechanical Contractors Inc.
Beaver Mechanical Contractors Inc. in Hagerstown announced that the following employees successfully completed all training and testing — classroom and practical — required to become certified medical gas installers/brazers in accordance with American Society of Sanitary Engineering 6010, as monitored and certified by National Inspection Testing Certification:
• John Braun
• Greg Morris Jr.
• David Banzhoff
• Paul Forsythe
Forsythe also successfully completed all training and testing required to become a Maryland journeyman plumber.
Business people - May 19
Holly Poling (Submitted photo / April 4, 2013)