William B. Whiteford is named managing partner of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's Towson office.
He replaces J. Norris Byrnes, who was recently sworn in as judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County.
Whiteford joined the firm in 1965 and has headed its litigation department in Baltimore for the past two years. He specializes in medical malpractice litigation.
At Venable, Baetjer and Howard, Nathaniel E. Jones Jr. joins the firm as a partner in the corporate department.
A former partner with Miles & Stockbridge, Jones brings with him experience in the areas of business and asset sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, real property development, commercial real property leasing and leveraged buyouts.
John J. Pavlick Jr. joins the firm as of counsel to the Government Contract Group in the Corporate Department.
A retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and former member of the Judge Advocate General's Corps, he was previously an assistant to the Army General Counsel. Clarence "Pat" Thompson is named marketing manager for the Sheltered Workshop at The League for the Handicapped. He will be responsible for finding contract work to provide jobs for people with disabilities.
The workshop provides packaging, mailing, shrink wrap and assembly services to outside industry.
At the Children's Guild Inc., Karen Lewand is named coordinator of development. She was previously director of development and alumni relations for The Johns Hopkins University School of Continuing Studies.
The Guild's day treatment program provides therapeutic education for seriously emotionally disturbed children between the ages of three and 12. It serves students in Baltimore and Baltimore and Howard counties. Dr. Debora Veronica Whitehurst-Brown and Dr. Mark A. Damario, join the Columbia-FreeState Health System as a physicians in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the Annapolis Regional Medical Center.
Whitehurst-Brown previously served as a resident at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich. Damario completed his residency at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals.
Dr. Jerrilyn M. Jutton joins the system's Columbia Regional Center as a general surgeon. She completed her residency at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore.
Dr. Marilyn L. Martin, psychiatrist, joins the Towson office of Green Spring Mental Health Services, the managed mental health care subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield. She was previously medical director at Seven Counties Medical Services in Louisville, Ky.
Ruth Christensen, who has a doctorate in clinical psychology from Indiana University, also joins Green Spring's Towson office. She was previously a staff psychologist at American Biodyne in Phoenix, Ariz.
Beverly Gold joins Green Spring's Parkside office as director of the Learning Center.
Joseph Raymond is named executive director of the Income Maintenance Administration for The Maryland Department of Human Resources.
He was previously director of two county department's social services in North Carolina, and has also worked with the National Office of Child Support Enforcement.
Margaret Sollenberger is named director of the Child Support Enforcement Administration, and Helen Szablya is now director of public information.
Sollenberger was previously the executive director of child support enforcement in Prince George's County. She has also held the same position at the Department of Human Resources headquarters in Baltimore and on the Eastern Shore.
Szablya was previously director of public affairs for the Enterprise Foundation. Before that, she worked as an assistant press secretary to former Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer. Lyttelton Rowe is named director of dining service for Vantage House, a continuing care retirement community in Columbia. He was previously executive chef of Phillip's Flagship in Washington. Before that, he served as a consultant to Black Bass Grille, John Charles Manor Place and Vinny's in New York.
Suzanne Lent is named assistant director of dining services at Vantage.
She previously served as clinical dietitian for Harbor Hospital Center in Baltimore and Frederick Memorial Hospital.