Kellam graduates from police academyLeroy S. Kellam Jr. of...


June 13, 1993

Kellam graduates from police academy

Leroy S. Kellam Jr. of Belcamp recently graduated from the Maryland Toll Facilities Police Training Academy.

The 23rd graduating class consisted of 26 recruits who will become Toll Facilities Police officers, and six recruits from the Department of General Services Police. The Toll Facilities Police have law enforcement powers at the state's four toll bridges and two tunnels. These facilities are operated and maintained by the Maryland Transportation Authority.

Officer Kellam has been assigned to the Authority's Baltimore Harbor Tunnel facility, which some 50,000 vehicles use daily.

Beverly Kott cited in 'Who's Who' book

Beverly Parat Kott has been selected for inclusion in the 1993-1994 edition of "Who's Who of American Women," and the third edition of "International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women." The selection was based on her career as chief executive officer of Kott and Associates, a financial counseling service in Joppa, and achievements and awards for community service.

Dr. Gustav Voigt named health center director

Dr. Gustav C. Voigt has been appointed medical director of the Riverside Occupational Health Center in Belcamp. The center provides health service programs for employers, including physicals, injury management, wellness programs and screenings, emergency training, drug testing and consultation services for workplace and environmental exposures.

Dr. Voigt graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois with a degree in chemistry. He received his doctor of medicine and master of public health degree from Johns Hopkins University. He is associate professor in medicine and emergency medicine and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Voigt is also an instructor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

He has served as a consultant to corporations on the evaluation of workplace exposure to lead, asbestos, solvents, petroleum and plastic products. he currently serves as the occupational medicine consultant to the Baltimore Metro Subway Construction Project.

He is a member of the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and the American College of Cardiology. As a member of the American Heart Association, he was a recipient of the Silver Medallion Award for Distinguished Service and Leadership, and was honored for outstanding leadership in the development of Maryland's Emergency Cardiac Care System.

Dr. Voigt is also a retired Army colonel and served as the senior flight surgeon at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Edgewood for 12 years.

Currently, he is a senior aviation medical examiner with the Federal Aviation Administration, and serves as president of the Baltimore Medical Group at Martin State Airport.

Ishak joins optometrists for low-vision care

Dr. Andrew Ishak, of Vision Associates of Harford and Cecil Counties, has joined the American Optometric Association's Low Vision Section.

Doctors of optometry specializing in low-vision care constitute this section, which offers continuing education to its members and teaches about the causes and treatment of low vision.

The American Optometric Association represents three-fourths of the nation's doctors of optometry, who are the major primary eye-care providers in the United States. They diagnose vision problems, eye diseases and symptoms of general health problems that show up in the eyes. They also prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, low-vision aids and vision therapy. In many states, they may treat eye diseases with pharmaceutical drugs.

Dr. Ishak, who practices in Vision Associates' Elkton office, now joins Dr. Barry Fuller, also of Vision Associates, as low-vision specialist.

Chesapeake author to attend book-signing

Mick Blackistone, Chesapeake Bay author, will be on hand at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum's fourth annual Antique and Classic Boat show to autograph copies of his award-winning books on the bay, its people and ts creatures.

Mr. Blackistone received the Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association's 'Non-Traditional Teacher of the Year' honors for 1991 in recognition of his outstanding work with children. He FTC speaks to thousands of school children each year, and is well known for his books on the environment: "The Day They Left the Bay," "The Buffalo and the River," "Just Passing Through," and "Sunup to Sundown: Watermen of the Chesapeake." His newest children's book, "Broken Wings Will Fly," is about a disabled child who overcomes her handicap and learns to sail. In addition to his role as an author, Mr. Blackistone is director of government relations for the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

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