Mercy Medical Center

MARYLAND SCENE

November 04, 2001|By Sloane Brown

The palm trees swayed in the mezzanine hallway at Baltimore's Waterfront Marriott. Not from the swell of tropical breezes. Probably more the swells in the tropical crowd gathered there for Mercy Medical Center's 16th annual "Mercy Magic" gala, this year given the theme "Mercy Mambo!" Some 600 festively attired folk swirled through the corridor, stopping to try their luck at casino-style games, or shaking things up with castanets and maracas.

The doors to the ballroom opened, revealing a Latin band performing before a jungle of palm centerpieces on the dining tables.

Among those enjoying the rhythm of the night: Maria Queral, event chair; Stephanie C. Friedman and Jodi Moskowitz, event vice chairs; Mitchell Alguadich, Marsha Cox, Bryan D. Fick, Shirley Gutberlet, J.A. Mead Jr. and Dan Veith, event committee members; Sister Helen Amos, Mercy Medical Center board executive chair; Dr. George M. Boyer and Dr. Cyrus J. Lawyer, board members; Tom Mullen, Mercy Health Services president / CEO; Steve Goldberg, Gallagher Evelius & Jones partner; Rodney Orders, People Encouraging People social worker; Dr. Charles Shubin, Children's Health Center at Mercy director; Charles Phelps, Poole & Kent construction engineer; Connie Kihm, Jos. A. Bank planner; Dr. Paul B. Fowler, Radiation Oncology Affiliates of Maryland partner; D'Andrea Felipa, Mercy director of parking; Larry LaMotte, Trigen Energy Baltimore vice president; Shirley Bigley, UMBC general counsel; Shannon Addink, Rehab Dynamics president; Dr. Phil Levin, Diabetes Center at Mercy director; Carol Madow, community volunteer; Gary Gustke, retired Baltimore County police officer; and Dr. Nevins Todd, Mercy intensive care unit director.

The luau raised more than $165,000 for Mercy Medical Center.

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