John Efthemis has been appointed as director of materials management of Baltimore County General Hospital. Efthemis was previously director of food service and most recently director of materials management for the Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y. As director of material management, he will manage purchasing, processing, storage and distribution of hospital equipment and supplies.
* BCGH has also named David H. Krajewski as its controller. A certified public accountant, Krajewski was responsible for Healthcare Consulting engagements, audits and tax return preparation at Arthur Andersen where he worked as a manager.
* Meridian Healthcare, Maryland's largest provider of nursing home care, appointed Warren Burke as administrator of its Hammonds Lane Facility in Brooklyn Park. Burke was previously an administrator of Meridian's Catonsville facility. Meredian Healthcare operates nursing centers and retirement communities in the Baltimore-Washington area.
* Total Health Care Inc. named Reginald A. Johnson as its chief operating officer. Johnson, who was previously a health care consultant in Washington, will oversee the daily operations of the corporation four centers in Baltimore that provide treatment and preventive health care services.
The Baltimore-based architectural firm, Schamu, Machowski, Doo and Associates, named Frank V. Sica an associate. Sica joined the form in 1989, and is the project director of Washington Square, moderate-income housing and for the Commons, student housing for Maryland Institute College of Arts. As the firm's studio director, he oversees all design and working drawing and manages the studio architects.
Landmark Homes, based in Towson, appointed Robert N. Cantor as its vice president of finance. Cantor will be responsible for budget analyzations and maintaining the company's bank relationships.
* Beth Dodson joins Continental General Mortgage Co., a subsidiary of Landmark Homes, as junior processor.
A Baltimore lacrosse store, Lax World, has appointed Joseph Edward Gold as its national account representative. Gold, who was previously at Bacharach Rasin, played for UMBC, the Pittsburg Bulls, and was a major indoor lacrosse league most valuable player.
* Downtown Partnership of Baltimore has named Jennifer Berk as its director of marketing. Berk, who was formerly director of marketing for Baltimore's National Aquarium, will be responsible for improving Downtown's Partnership's image and position in the downtown community.
Timothy E. Dixon and Shelby Tucker King have joined the law firm of Shapiro and Olander. Before joining Shapiro and Olander, Dixon was an associate at Alston & Bird in Atlanta and was formerly associated with Piper & Marbury in Baltimore. He will concentrate in public finance. King joins the firm pending her admission to the Maryland Bar in November. She was formerly an assistant vice president with the commercial services group of Maryland National Bank. King will concentrate in municipal law and banking.
* Carville B. Collins has joined Piper & Marbury as an associate in the law firm's public policy group. Collins will concentrate on state and local regulatory and legislative issues.
Collins was formerly with the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia, where he worked on legislation and public utility litigation matters. Before that, he was a senior public affairs representative for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., working with the Maryland General Assembly.
Advertising and Public Relations:
Steven D. Southern has joined Penn Advertising of Baltimore Inc. as a sales manager. Southern's responsibilities with Penn, which handles more than 1,300 outdoor advertising displays in the area, include the management of the sales force with a concentration on local business development. Southern worked for four years with Naegele Outdoor, a Greensboro, N.C., advertiser. He also owned Stevens Outdoor Advertising in Winston-Salem, N.C., for seven years.