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By Adriane Miller and Adriane Miller,Special to The Sun | November 11, 1991
As Gene Oaksmith arrives at work in the morning, he may have 50 calls in his message system, an upset employee pacing in his office and a crisis waiting just inside his door. How does he handle the onslaught of problems? He has a massage, right at his desk.The director of community affairs at Citibank Maryland knows that once a masseuse starts to work on his neck and shoulders, he'll relax and be able to handle daily crises with calm authority.Social workers, corporate wellness directors and others say workers feel stress in response to circumstances they can't control: workload, the economy or the financial status of the organization.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2012
Suzanne W. Reynolds, a psychotherapist and management consultant, died Sept. 21 of pancreatic cancer at her son's Ruxton home. She was 70. The daughter of a career Army officer and a homemaker, Suzanne Weston Reynolds was born in Cumberland and raised in Korea, Hawaii, Tennessee, Maryland and Virginia. After graduating from Annandale High School in Annandale, Va., in 1960, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1964 from George Washington University, where she also earned a master's degree.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2012
Suzanne W. Reynolds, a psychotherapist and management consultant, died Sept. 21 of pancreatic cancer at her son's Ruxton home. She was 70. The daughter of a career Army officer and a homemaker, Suzanne Weston Reynolds was born in Cumberland and raised in Korea, Hawaii, Tennessee, Maryland and Virginia. After graduating from Annandale High School in Annandale, Va., in 1960, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1964 from George Washington University, where she also earned a master's degree.
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By Adriane Miller and Adriane Miller,Special to The Sun | November 11, 1991
As Gene Oaksmith arrives at work in the morning, he may have 50 calls in his message system, an upset employee pacing in his office and a crisis waiting just inside his door. How does he handle the onslaught of problems? He has a massage, right at his desk.The director of community affairs at Citibank Maryland knows that once a masseuse starts to work on his neck and shoulders, he'll relax and be able to handle daily crises with calm authority.Social workers, corporate wellness directors and others say workers feel stress in response to circumstances they can't control: workload, the economy or the financial status of the organization.
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December 29, 1994
Daria Todor to head assistance programDaria M. Todor of Olney has been named director of the employee assistance program Columbia-based Century Mental Health, a private counseling practice.Ms. Tudor has lectured on topics such as conflict resolution, stress management and violence in the workplace.Michael DiProspero named project managerMichael DiProspero of Perry Hall has been named senior project manager for Columbia-based Constellation Real Estate's construction management and services division.
BUSINESS
February 6, 1995
New positions* Biohabitats Inc. named Karen Pugh director of environmental services for the Towson-based ecological assessment, planning and restorations firm.* Chesapeake Biological Laboratories, a Baltimore biopharmaceuticals manufacturer, appointed Henry Clark senior project manager and Richard Rush as clean room manager.* Prime Employee Assistance Program announced that Paul T. Geckle was selected as director of counseling. Added to the staff were: Roxann S. Karopchinsky, affiliate coordinator, and Stephanie A. Lysakoski, administrative services coordinator.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Staff Writer | June 16, 1993
It was supposed to be a milk run.For Conrail engineer Ricky L. Gates, the Sunday trip from Baltimore to Harrisburg was a four- or five-hour job that would net him two days' pay under union rules."
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November 4, 1990
LEASING SPECIALIST JOINS NOEL-LANESteve Tove has joined NOEL-LANE Commercial Real Estate Services as an office leasing specialist.Tove, formerly a senior leasing representative with Crystal Hill Investments, will specialize in office tenant representation in Howard and Prince Georges counties.COLLEGE PARK WOMAN JOINS FIRST ADVANTAGEPatricia R. Miller has joined First Advantage Mortgage Corporation in Columbia as a mortgage representative.Miller, a College Park resident, previously worked as a government loan underwriting manager in Kansas City.
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January 5, 1995
J. E. Leanos & Co., certified public accountants in West Annapolis, recently hired Lee Walker.Ms. Walker, a resident of Annapolis, has extensive experience in corporate and individual tax return preparation and planning.She received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University and has earned the Enrolled Agent designation from the Internal Revenue Service, which permits her to represent taxpayers before the IRS.NAHPC hires specialist for worker aid programNorth Arundel Hospital Professional Center (NAHPC)
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By Ellen James Martin | March 4, 1991
Before the shooting started in the Persian Gulf, managers at PHH Corp. in Hunt Valley were put on alert.The company played no direct role in the war. Still, PHH managers were vigilant about any emotional impact on their own troops. They wanted to be sure that war anxiety didn't impair the company's 1,000-member work force."The company definitely does care. It cares about the human factors of its business," says Rita Ennis, director of employee relations at PHH, a business services firm. "How people's emotions are moving is very relevant for all of us. There's also a basic bottom line issue here, and that's productivity."
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | December 10, 1993
Compassion, common sense and a business variation of the Golden Rule could help avoid violent actions in the workplace."Do unto your employees as you would have them do back to you," said Carroll EAP counselor Tim Harrison at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon meeting. "Treat them with care, concern and consideration."Carroll EAP, a division of the Carroll County Youth Services Bureau, is an employee assistance program for county businesses that want to provide counseling and support services for their workers.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,Sun Staff Writer | June 29, 1995
Standing in a new library named in his honor yesterday, Baltimore school Superintendent Walter G. Amprey turned to thank the person who had made it all possible -- his wife, Freda.As director of the schools' employee assistance and wellness program, Mrs. Amprey and her staff of three created the $15,000 facility -- and voted to name it the Walter G. Amprey Employee Lending Library. School employees struggling with problems such as alcoholism, drug addiction and marital woes can find resources there.
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