Business Notes

BUSINESS NOTES

May 24, 2004

Marsiglia to head Coordinating Center health care group

The Coordinating Center, a nonprofit organization based in Millersville, has named Carol A. Marsiglia director of the new ACCESS Group.

The organization offers consultation, technical assistance and training in the community care of people with the most challenging health-care needs.

Marsiglia has been associated with the Coordinating Center for more than 15 years, primarily working in care management, the organization's core service for people with complex medical needs and disabilities. Accredited as a case manager, she is the coauthor of a pediatric care coordination model published by the American Academy of Pediatrics in Guidelines for Pediatric Home Health Care. She is also a member of the Governor's Commission on the Nursing Shortage.

The ACCESS Group offers technical assistance and consultation for large state systems that are reconfiguring the services they provide to people with disabilities and special health-care needs in the community, as well as to jurisdictions, other organizations and individual practitioners. Marsiglia recently earned a master's degree in health care informatics at the University of Maryland.

Pesticide advisory panel to meet Wednesday

The Pesticide Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday in Room 114 of the Wayne A. Cawley Jr. Building, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway in Annapolis.

Pesticide programs, environmental public health tracking, sediment and stormwater management, toxic material permits, interdepartmental issues, pesticide environmental indicators and other issues will be discussed.

The 15-member committee reviews pesticide management and advises the secretary of agriculture on ways to produce healthful agricultural products while ensuring residents' health and protecting natural resources. Information: Mary Ellen Setting, 410-841-5870.

Seminar on spam e-mail scheduled for June 10

The Anne Arundel Tech Council will hold a seminar, "SPAM!: Its Effects on Business and Productivity," from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. June 10 at Anne Arundel Community College in the Cade Building, Room 224.

Experts from four industries will discuss how spam affects business costs, Internet delivery, user issues and legal matters. The session will include a panel discussion with time for questions.

The seminar is free to Tech Council members. The fee for nonmembers is $25. A continental breakfast is included. Information: Marcia Hall, 410-222- 7410, or www.aatechcouncil.org.

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