Nathan G. Chernoff and Janet E. Barbiere announced the formation of Chernoff and Associates, Certified Public Accountants, located in downtown Baltimore.
* Charles M. Solomon, P.A., a Baltimore accounting firm, named Michael Wiley as director of computer operations and promoted Cynthia Hayen to staff accountant.
* Nicholas Witherspoon was named network administrator at Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman & Freedman P.A. In addition to providing computer expertise to the firm's employees, he also provides client services such as conversions of manual information systems to computerized systems.
* Glass, Jacobson & Assoc. P.A., an Owings Mills accounting and consulting firm, has become associated with Care Software Systems, developer of CHILD-CARE 2000 for use in the administration of child care facilities. Michael W. Cohen heads the firm's child-care division.
George Ferreri, director of the Maryland Department of the Environment's Air Management Administration, was the recipient of the American Lung Association of Maryland's 1991 Distinguished Service Award for Environmental and Occupational Health.
* The Clinical Law Office of the University of Maryland Law School was one of seven recipients of the John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award. It is the first law school clinical program ever to receive the award, given annually by the American Bar Association's section on litigation.
* Lianne Thomas of Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman & Freedman P.A., a CPA firm, was one of 15 recipients of the 1991 Top Marketing Directors Award sponsored by the Practice Development Institute.
vTC * John M. Freeman, a pediatric neurologist at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, received the Epilepsy Association of Maryland's 1991 Community Leadership Award.
Craig Alig, head of the environmental protection branch of the David Taylor Research Center at Annapolis, has won the center's Melville Award. The award is the highest technical honor and was given to Alig, of Arnold, for his work in reducing pollution generated by Navy ships. The David Taylor center is the Navy's chief research and development center for vessels.
First National Bank of Maryland has announced the following appointments: Paul A. Hutter to vice president and director of fixed income investments, Roy D. Pippen as a vice president in the trust division and Catherine D. Parker as a vice president in the trust department.
Hutter, who manages institutional fixed income accounts, had worked for nine years as chairman of the fixed income committee at Lehman Management Co., a subsidiary of Lehman Brothers. Pippen is an 11-year veteran of First National and is responsible for managing trust investment portfolios. Parker manages the bank's custody department and is responsible for public funds and institutional and personal asset portfolios. She had previously been a teller and branch manager for the bank. Steven I. Zeisel, the former vice president and counsel for MNC Financial, has ben named a senior counsel at the Consumer Bankers Association, a banking trade group based in Arlington, Va. Zeisel had also ben vice president and associate counsel at Equitable Bancorporation before it mergered with MNC at the beginning of 1990.
Catherine Boltz of Severna Park will serve as a corporate delegate representing the Maryland Chapter of the Leukemia Society of America at the national group's annual meeting scheduled from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 in St. Louis, Mo.
* Calvin M. Pierson, president of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island, has been named president of the Maryland Hospital Association. Pierson, 44, will take the new position on Nov. 4. He had headed the Rhode Island group since 1984. The Maryland Hospital Association is a non-profit group that represents nearly all of the state's community acute care, special and veterans' health care institutions.
Interior Designer Emily Heath has started her own company, Heath Design Group Inc. Heath was formerly vice president and managing design director for Michael Asner Associates.