New positions Magellan names Petrella COO of public...

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January 29, 2002

New positions

Magellan names Petrella COO of public sector unit

Magellan Behavioral Health named Russell C. Petrella chief operating officer of the Columbia managed behavioral health care firm's public sector division. He oversees mental health and substance abuse programs, including Medicaid recipients and the uninsured through state and local government contracts. He received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology and the American Psychological Association.

Liss joins Flite 3 Studios as sales, marketing VP

Flite 3 Studios hired Gerald M. Liss as vice president, sales and marketing for the Baltimore film and video production facility. Formerly director of sales for Virginia-based Henninger Media Services, the University of Miami graduate and Timonium resident has more than 20 years of media experience, including as general manager of WITH radio and associate general manager of WNUV-TV.

Reiner is Hopkins chief of community relations

Johns Hopkins University hired Salem Reiner as coordinator of community relations. He is responsible for strengthening university ties to neighborhoods surrounding Hopkins' several campuses and addressing community concerns. Formerly with Hunter Interests Inc., he has a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.


Pararas is Cornerstone recruitment services head

Cornerstone, the regional marketing communications agency, hired Susan Pararas as director of recruitment services. She is responsible for managing and expanding its recruitment advertising group. She holds a Loyola College M.B.A. and formerly was with Cherenson/Success Advertising.


Rosen, Nelms advance at Ellen & Tucker

Ellin & Tucker promoted Jared A. Rosen to senior in its audit, accounting and consulting department, and Qian "Christine" Nelms to senior consultant in the tax department.

Rosen's responsiblities include audits, reviews and compilation of financial statements. Rosen, who worked at T. Rowe Price before joining the firm, is a Loyola College M.B.A. candidate.

Nelms, a CPA, has an M.B.A. from University of Baltimore and is responsible for commercial and individual tax planning and returns preparation.

Fersterman, Nichols join Stout, Causey & Horning

Stout, Causey & Horning P.A. hired Jennifer Fersterman as business development manager and Kimberly E. Nichols as a principal. Both are in the Hunt Valley firm's accounting and consulting practice. Fersterman focuses on client development. A University of Baltimore graduate, she previously was with T. Rowe Price as a sales consultant. Nichols, who has completed her graduate work in finance at Loyola College, formerly was a vice president with Youth Services International and a senior auditor with Arthur Andersen.

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