Name: Spencer L. GearHonored by The Carroll County Sun...

The Carroll County Sun News Profile of the Week

October 20, 1991

Name: Spencer L. Gear

Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Being chosen executive director of Granite House Inc., a non-profit provider of support services to psychiatrically disabled people in CarrollCounty

Age: 37

Residence; hometown: Westminster; Johannesburg, South Africa

Education: Bachelor of arts honors degree in social work from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, 1976; master's degree in clinical social work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Community Planning, 1979

Family: Wife: Suzanne Dyer-Gear, 32, Human Resources director for Marada in Westminster; son: Matthew, 3; and a second child on the way in late January 1992

Place of worship: Ascension Episcopal Church, Westminster

Activities/hobbies: Was appointed executive director of Granite House Sept. 23, where he will oversee all aspects of the program; previously was program director at Dulany Station Inc. housing program for Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital's New Ventures program; leads training programs all over the state in non-profit management, human resources and mental health-related topics for a variety of organizations; enjoys reading, writing, musicals, theater, and all sports; is a self-proclaimed Oriole fanatic

Accomplishments: The New Ventures Program recently attained the nationally recognized Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities approval for its innovative psychosocial and supported-employment components while he was director

Recipient's comments: "I'm very excited to be back home working in Carroll County. It's a county with a lot of opportunity for mental health programs. Granite House is an excellent agency and I think it will provide excellent opportunity for people with mental health disabilities."

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