France-Merrick Foundation names new executive director – Baltimore Business Journal – News Journal Blogs

May 7, 2013, 12:58pm EDT Updated: May 7, 2013, 1:14pm EDT

Amy Gross has been titled chief administrator at the France-Merrick Foundation.


Amy Gross has been titled chief administrator at the France-Merrick Foundation.

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Gross, today the information administrator for the Harry and Jeanette physicist Foundation, module artefact into the France-Merrick Foundation’s chief administrator centre June 10. She module change Robert W. Schafer, who declared his withdrawal individual months past after 17 eld as the foundation’s leader.

The France-Merrick Foundation had $198.66 meg in assets in 2011, according to Business Journal research.

Gross has worked as information administrator for the physicist Foundation since 2006 managing hundreds of grants for education, children and families. The physicist Foundation module begin intelligent for a newborn information administrator in the incoming some weeks.

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FEB2013-14 Federal Executive Board awards ECBC employees Baltimore, Md. ― Efforts of four U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) employees were recognized by the Baltimore Federal Executive Board (FEB) through its 46th annual Excellence in Federal Career Awards program. Held in conjunction with Public Recognition Week, the annual event recognizes federal employees for excellence in job performance during the previous year with gold, silver and bronze awards. The awards were presented during the FEB’s Excellence in Federal Career Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on May 6 in Baltimore, Md. The ECBC winners are: Peter Emanuel, Ph.D., won a gold award in the Outstanding Supervisor GS13 and above category. Emanuel is the Research and Technology’s (R&T) Biosciences Division chief and leads ECBC’s biological research laboratories in the areas of biological detection and decontamination. Emanuel is as equally concerned about the work environment of his employees as the research products they produce. He has aimed to help fuel and promote a creative, happy and healthy work environment for his division. Emanuel has conducted climate surveys, implemented scientific journal clubs, community bulletin boards, fitness challenges and an annual scientific colloquium Coffee with Colleagues, which gives young researchers an opportunity to present posters in a low stress setting. Barbara Hawk was honored with a silver award in the Workforce Diversity/Equal Employment Opportunity Service category. As a supervisory management and program analyst for the Workforce Management Office in the Directorate of Program Integration, Hawk advises the ECBC workforce employees on all personnel related services and programs. Since 2008, Hawk has led the execution of the Minority Undergraduate Student Intern Program. Since its original conception, MUSIP has evolved into a program that provides each student with a mentor and special project designed to enhance their education. The result is a successful diversity outreach/recruitment program that benefits the employees and the Center. James Dallas Wright, Jr. won a silver award in the Rookie Employee of the Year Technical Scientific and Program Support category. Wright has served as a chemist, Executive Officer for the Biosciences Division chief and Proteomics Core Facility Laboratory manager in the Biosciences division of the Center’s R&T directorate. In his first year of government service, Wright was successful in securing funding from both the Department of Homeland Security and In-House Laboratory Independent Research program for research evaluating new technologies for HAZMAT and first responder use. Shawn Funk received a bronze award in the Outstanding Professional (Non-Supervisor) category. Funk serves as the technical manager for the Hazard Mitigation, Materiel and Equipment Restoration (HaMMER) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) program. In the program, Funk is responsible for a $3.2 million budget, the program schedule, milestones and performance of the HaMMER ATD program. He has led the program through independent test and evaluation efforts and successfully completed component testing and technical and operational demonstrations. With 28 boards across the country, FEB members actively promote public service, engage in local civic activities, raise money for various charities and participate in local disaster response training, among other things. The FEB councils are made up of senior federal career executives in cities with a large federal presence. Founded in 1969, the Baltimore-based charter currently covers a geographic region comprised of more than 125 federal agencies and seven military installations. ECBC is the Army’s principal research and development center for chemical and biological defense technology, engineering and field operations. ECBC has achieved major technological advances for the warfighter and for our national defense, with a long and distinguished history of providing the Armed Forces with quality systems and outstanding customer service. ECBC is a U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command laboratory located at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. For more information about the Center, please visit our website at or call (410) 436-7118. ###

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