Grassroots Gets $3,000

Business people

August 25, 1991

Rosemarie Mecca and Hedy Dachel of Bendix Field Engineering Corp. presented an Allied-Signal Foundation grant of $3,000 to Andrea Ingram,executive director of the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center.

Mecca, an associate program manager, and Dachel, a manager with employee benefits serve on Grassroots' board of directors.

ILLUSTRATION: PHOTO 1

CAPTION: ROSEMARIE MECCA

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CAPTION: HEDY DACHEL

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CAPTION: ANDREA INGRAM

SPEICE NAMED VP

Byron D. Speice of Ellicott City has been named vice president ofoperations at the Baltimore Aircoil Co. in Jessup.

Speice earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Nebraska and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin.

ESSANDOH JOINS PLAN

Louis Kofi Essandoh, who has served as director of cardiology and intensive care at St. James Hospital in Pontiac, Ill., has joined the cardiology department of the Columbia Medical Plan's Annapolis office.

Essandoh received his medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine in 1981 and completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic.

TOLLEN AS MENTOR

Kayla Tollen, president of Kayla Advertising, a Columbia-based advertising distributor, served as a mentor for Surekha Vajjhala.

The mentorship is part of the Maryland Departmentof Education in conjunction with the UMBC Office of Professional Practice.

NEWCOMES CELEBRATE

The Newcomers Club of Howard County recently celebrated its 26th anniversary and named its officers for the 1991-1992 year: president, Jaye Campisi of Columbia; vice president, Jan Perkins of Ellicott City; secretary, Louise Guertin of Highland; treasurer, Sue Loftus of Highland.

The Newcomers Club of Howard County is a non-profit organization that provides new residents to the county opportunities to become acquainted with other residents and activities.

CARR CHANGES NAME

Ellen Carr, a licensed social worker who has been practicing in Columbia for more than 20 years, has renamedher practice

"Changes Unlimited."

The practice will provide counseling and education services to businesses, schools, community organizations, families and individual to help identify and alleviate the causes and consequences of stress and other mental health problems.

STRANDQUIST NOW DIRECTOR

Columbia-based Custom Telemarketing Services has added Joan D. Strandquist to its staff as director of marketing.

Strandquist will direct and manage the sales, marketing and service coordinator for the Baltimore and York, Pa., metro areas.

CTS also promoted Ann Malone of Columbia to vice president/general manager of the firm.

Malone, who has been with the firm for two years, will be responsible for all administrative functions, including accounts payable and receivable, payroll and client service.

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