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Women In Business Profiles 2016

Get to know seasoned business owners, entrepreneurs, and leading women in the greater Baltimore community
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Women In Business Profiles 2016

Get to know seasoned business owners, entrepreneurs, and leading women in the greater Baltimore community
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CLAUDIA TOWLES
KIM VALENTINES

Claudia Towles, owner, Amuse Toys
Kim Valentine, owner, National Fiber and Copper

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What do a toy store and a communications installation business have in common? Both are owned by women who recognized the benefit of having a dedicated team of advisors provide expertise to help their businesses grow. As the first graduates of Baltimore’s ATHENAPowerLink® program, both women considered it an “invaluable experience.” The Baltimore ATHENAPowerLink® program, which accepts applications on a rolling basis, connects female business owners with a tailored panel of advisors who help the owners meet their goals to achieve greater success. PNC Bank launched the yearlong business-mentoring program locally in 2013.

Claudia Towles, owner of aMuse Toys, an independent toy store with two Baltimore locations, said the program helped her improve business operations and crystallize a vision for the future. “It has given me confidence to forge ahead,” says Towles. “I was trying to light the way with a match, now I have a powerful LED helmet and am no longer making decisions in the dark.”

Another success story is Kim Valentine, who owns National Fiber and Copper, a communications installation company that serves commercial businesses and the federal government. Valentine’s primary goal was diversifying her client base. “Before the program, I didn’t know the power of networking. One of my advisors opened my eyes to how crucial networking was for business development.”

“Women are the fastest-growing segment of business owners, and mentoring and coaching programs like this are playing a key role in their success and strengthening the local business community” says Laura Gamble, PNC Bank regional president, Greater Maryland.

Lynn R. Chincheck
DDS

9475 Deereco Road, Suite 402
Timonium, MD 21093
410.561.8845
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With a practice motto of, “The health you deserve, the beauty you crave,” Lynn Chincheck believes that most people appreciate a beautiful smile, and she makes sure that her patients walk out of her office happy, with their expectations met or exceeded. Dr. Chincheck builds health-centered relationships, and her strong commitment to continuing education ensures that her patients’ health goals are realized in the most optimal way.

A magna cum laude graduate of West Virginia University, Dr. Chincheck went on to receive her DDS at that institution’s school of dentistry. She established her own private practice in 1990, and employs six team members with a combined total of more than 120 years of dental experience. “Lasting beauty,” she believes, “requires care and skill—without sacrificing comfort or good health.

Shari Kohn, DDS*, PA Owner
Melena Evancho, DDS*

*Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dentistry for Kids
100 Sparks Valley Road, Suite C
Hunt Valley, MD 21152
410.771.8200
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Dentistry for Kids believes in prevention. Drs. Shari Kohn and Melena Evancho, both board-certified pediatric dentists and both named Top Dentists in Baltimore’s annual peer survey, work with families to ensure a child’s dental—and overall—health. Dr. Kohn, left, has been practicing dentistry for more than 20 years, and has found that the attitudes and practices established in childhood remain throughout her patients’ lives. Dr. Kohn emphasizes the Age 1 Dental Visit, which counsels parents to guide their children in healthy practices. “The age 1 visit provides a dental home in the event of any questions or emergencies,” she says.

Dr. Evancho, right, is a highly trained and caring dentist who has received numerous awards and is also a fellow with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. What sets Drs. Kohn and Evancho apart is the compassion and attention to detail they bring to their work with children.

Baltimore Country Club

Katie Mid Fulton, Golf Professional
Nicole Grunwald, Tennis Professional
Kate Beck, Director of Private Events
Laura Mooney, Director of Membership & Communications
Marianne Pisano, Executive Assistant to the GM/COO
Debra Korb, Director of Club Events
Tricia Leader, Executive Pastry Chef

Roland Park
4712 Club Road
Baltimore, MD 21210

Five Farms
11500 Mays Chapel Road
Lutherville, MD 21093
410.889.4400
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Baltimore Country Club, a five-star Platinum Club, was founded on January 13, 1898, in Roland Park. The club immediately distinguished itself by accepting women as members during an era when most private clubs were exclusive to gentlemen. In its 118 years, the Club has expanded to include a second clubhouse in Baltimore County at Five Farms. This unique model means the Club’s two locations can keep members and their families engaged throughout the four seasons. Baltimore Country Club is one of only seven clubs nationwide to operate on two campuses.

A premier full-service country club for the entire family, Baltimore Country Club has a strong team of female professionals in place to ensure that the needs of every female member and guest remains at the forefront of all club operations. Like the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign, Baltimore Country Club works to keep women healthy and strong, valuing and upholding the principles promoted by the Heart Association.

Baltimore Country Club is proud to have been named one of the 100 Most Prestigious Clubs in the World by LINKS magazine. Additionally, Golfweek and Golf magazines continue to rank its East Course as one of the top 100 courses in America. With a new porte cochere and back patio just unveiled at the historical Roland Park Clubhouse, Baltimore Country Club continues to burnish its reputation as an exceptional family club for its 3,000+ members.

Linda Cromwell

Owner

Being There Senior Care
6023 Ivy League Drive
Catonsville, MD 21228
410.971.8999
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Working for years as a private-duty nurse, Linda Cromwell saw a need to help older adults maintain independent and dignified lifestyles in their own homes. The business she started as a second career, Being There Senior Care, has grown from three caregivers to more than 100 in its 14 years, and continues to expand.

Recognized by SmartCEO’s Brava awards and Maryland’s Top 100 Women by the Daily Record, Cromwell also mentors other women in business.

She gives back by serving on boards and working with such charitable organizations as the Coalition of Geriatric Services and Success in Style.

Rita Moore, owner
Kelsey Hoffmaster, salon coodinator

Colours Salon and Day Spa
2346 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093
410.252.0933
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Rita Moore has been involved in beauty since she styled her sisters’ hair as a child. Now, as owner of the 20-year-old Colours Salon and Day Spa, Moore is involved in every aspect of the business. A full-service salon offering everything from hair, nails, skin care, and massage to bridal styling and makeup, Colours boasts 30 employees.

Salon coordinator Kelsey Hoffmaster has proven to be a great asset to Colours and oversees the salon’s business and activities. Moore and Hoffmaster are a winning team making Colours one of the best salons in the Baltimore area.

The salon’s mission is to ensure that its customers—and its employees—choose Colours for life.

Michelle Sartori

Corbin Salon
1422 Clarkview Road
Baltimore, MD 21209
410.494.8888
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Michelle Sartori comes from a long line of expert stylists, so it’s no wonder she’s earned numerous professional accolades, including Best Haircut and Best Updo from Sebastian International in Los Angeles, as well as Baltimore’s best colorist of 2013.

“My clients have their own needs, so each one represents a different challenge,” says Sartori, who tailors her services accordingly. What sets her apart from the competition, she says, is her “expertise and knowledge of hair and coloring techniques.” She’s also on top of the latest trends, from windswept updos to high shine and lots of texture. She even has a reassuring motto: “Don’t sweat the small stuff!”

Julia Huggins

President, Mid-Atlantic

Cigna
111 S. Calvert Street, Suite 1600
Baltimore, MD 21202
410.864.1880
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Julia Huggins is president of the Mid-Atlantic office of Cigna, a leader in the health-service industry that can trace its roots back more than 200 years. In the past five years, Cigna has seen strong, double-digit growth in Maryland as it expands both its customer base and the products it offers. The company has become the pre-eminent health-related benefits partner for government clients and private sector employers. At the same time, Cigna’s Mid-Atlantic operations boast more than 3,500 employees.

As regional president, Huggins focuses on skill-building in both her own job and in the employees she works with and mentors. In her early career, she worked in claims processing, moved on to underwriting, project management, and financial and operational leadership. Each role helped her to broaden her skill sets and learn about every aspect of operations.

Under Huggins’s leadership, Cigna has been recognized by the Maryland Health Care Commission for its quality of care and service as the top-performing PPO plan in Maryland. The company also received a Million Hearts recognition from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Huggins is also active in the community, sitting on the boards of the Maryland Business Group on Health, the American Diabetes Association’s Maryland Chapter, the American Heart Association in Maryland, and the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education. She promotes health and well-being in the region, working with the American Diabetes Association’s Greater Maryland Tour de Cure, the American Heart Association’s CPR in Schools Training, the Baltimore County Department of Aging’s Fun Run, and many more causes. .

Mary Anne Barker

Owner

La Chic Boutique
1501 Sulgrave Avenue
(Corner of Sulgrave Avenue & Newbury Street)
Village of Mt. Washington
Baltimore, Maryland 21209
443.869.2247
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La Chic Boutique, a consignment shop opened five years ago by Mary Anne Barker, is known for its high-end women’s clothing, shoes, boots, and accessories, including authentic designer bags and wallets.

La Chic, which relocated across the street four years later to a larger location, only accepts items that are in pristine condition—in fact, most items still have the tags.

And for shoppers searching for true vintage finds, the boutique even has items dating back to the last century. Plus, La Chic offers a personal stylist experience, which is usually only found at the finest department stores. These features support Barker’s motto that “you don’t have to spend a fortune to look like a million” at La Chic.

Hair and makeup compliments of Lisa Kastellorizios of Studio & Co. (a neighbor of La Chic Boutique).

Lori Villegas

Senior Vice President, Wealth Advisor

Morgan Stanley
650 S. Exeter Street, Suite 1100
Baltimore, MD 21202
410.736.5570
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As a Morgan Stanley wealth advisor, Lori Villegas designs custom strategies with her clients to manage, preserve, and transition their wealth. Villegas, with more than 20 years of experience, focuses on first-generational wealth, working with business owners and executives to help them preserve their wealth and create individual plans that address their distinct needs. “Being a woman in a male-dominated field gives me a distinct perspective,” says Villegas, who was named as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women 2015 by The Daily Record.

Villegas gives back to the community by mentoring other businesswomen, participating in Giving Circles, and working with various charitable organizations. “I hope that my small impact will help Baltimore be a better city,” she says.

The Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore

Stacey Andersen, Esq., 410.637.8440
Maria K. Caruso, Esq., 410.529.0050
Mollie Caplis, Esq., 410.659.1325
Carol G. Cooper, Esq., 410.986.0852
Amy Mazer, LCSW, 410.960.2526
Dana W. McKee, Esq., 410.962.1030
Annamaria Walsh, Esq., 410.494.4921
Kathleen Wobber, Esq., 410.832.1800

These are some of the dedicated members of the Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore. Collaborative Practice utilizes an interdisciplinary group of professionals, including attorneys, mental health practitioners, and financial professionals, to resolve disputes associated with separation/divorce, child custody, marital property, guardianship, estates and trusts, medical malpractice, contracts, and business disputes without going to court. It is especially well-suited to those clients who want or need to continue a relationship after the resolution of the dispute, such as parents who want to maintain a positive co-parenting relationship.

Using a non-adversarial approach, Collaborative Practice is designed to negotiate mutually agreeable settlements that are determined by the people involved, not the courts. In a Collaborative case, the participants commit to working together in a transparent fashion with the mutual goal of reaching an agreement. This expectation of full disclosure means that issues can be resolved without going to court, and relationships between parties can be preserved after completion.

The mission of the Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore is to develop and promote Collaborative Practice as an effective, and often less costly, means of alternative dispute resolution and to offer professionals of all disciplines involved in dispute resolution—as well as the populations they serve—a humane and respectful way to resolve conflicts.

Jenn Jensen

Owner/Stylist


Crop Salon
107 Mt. Carmel Road, Suite 101
Parkton, MD 21120
410.357.3213
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Jenn Jensen has turned her lifelong passion for working with hair into a successful business. At Crop Salon, which she opened in August 2015, she shares her belief in “living the dream” to her customers, helping women look their best—whether they choose trendy styles like tousled waves or balayage. She’s an expert on color that looks natural as it grows out, corrective color, or traditional cuts.

The salon also offers a range of spa services. A sponsor of Baltimore Blast cheerleaders, Jensen also does styling for fashion shows. Jensen describes herself as “a workaholic” who takes as many advanced education classes as she can.

Hazel Glasper

Owner


Revive Dental
2600 Longstone Lane, Suite 101
Marriotsville, MD 20723
410.442.0103
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Dr. Hazel Glasper and her team at Revive Dental take a holistic approach to patients, with a primary focus on wellness. Dr. Glasper advocates a comprehensive approach to oral health, explaining that oral health is connected to overall health. Two years ago, she started Teach Me Dental, an oral-health campaign focused on education and awareness. The campaign has reached more than one million people through radio, television, and publications. The spokeswoman for oral health for the American Heart Association of Maryland, Dr. Glasper likes to tell her patients: “Dentistry is bigger and greater than toothpaste, mouth rinse, and whitening strips. We save lives.”

Eileen Bumba

Top Producer

Long and Foster, Inc.
Greenspring Valley Office
10801 Tony Drive
Lutherville, MD 21093
410.790.1757
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A top producer at the Greenspring Valley office of the Long and Foster Real Estate Co., Eileen Bumba “knows Baltimore!” She works one-on-one with her clients to ensure that all their needs are met, whether its pricing a home, staging it for sale, or consulting on real estate investments.

Coming from a family of real-estate investors, Bumba understands the local market. She personally sold more than 90 homes in 2015, is ranked No. 5 in the state for sales volume, and has consistently been ranked the top agent in her office since 2012.

Georgeanna Garceau

Broker/Owner

PHOTO (left to right): Elizabeth Monteleone (front), Samantha Hayes, Kelly Garceau (front), Maria Minico Hayes, Georgeanna Garceau (front), Karen Gaylord, Dani DeLuca (front), Jennifer Gaylord, Olivia Monteleone (front).

Garceau Realty
1030 S. Linwood Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
410.522.1881
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Georgeanna Garceau joined the real-estate industry over 28 years ago and is the broker/owner of Garceau Realty. She was eventually joined by her daughters, Kelly and Dani, who sought to follow their mother’s success in the real-estate industry, where she has been ranked in the top 1 percent of real-estate agents for the past two decades.

Garceau Realty, with three locations— Baltimore City (Canton Square), Baltimore County (York Road), and Harford County (Bel Air’s Main Street) —offers buying, selling, rental, and relocation services. Independently owned Garceau Realty differs from many of the local franchises, and their agents and clients agree that there’s no substitute for the personal touch that only a locally owned company can provide. In addition to the Garceau ladies, there are three mother/ daughter teams at Garceau (pictured above). These teams have proven extremely successful, generating more than $75 million in sales in 2015, and are a testament to the familial environment at Garceau Realty.

The brokerage is also active with the nonprofit Believe in Tomorrow’s Children House, cooking monthly dinners and providing financial support. In addition, Garceau Realty supports the Alliance for Lupus Research, the YMCA Senior Daycare, the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation, and many more. Garceau Realty believes in giving back because they are building more than a business, they are building a community.

Garceau Realty’s 40-plus agents are supported by an in-house marketing team and state-of-the-art technology that ensures all listings are aggressively promoted. The full-service brokerage prides itself on customer service. And it’s an approach that works: The firm’s customer base continues to grow through referrals and loyal clients. Market leader Garceau Realty looks forward to continued success in 2016.

Sonia Singh

Owner

Luna’s Day Spa & Medi Spa
9051 Baltimore National Pike
Building #1, Suite #2
Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Luna’s Spa in Ellicott City doesn’t try to sell its customers on products and services. Instead, says Sonia Singh, who founded the business in 2001, “we try to educate our clients on the best course of action—even if that means sending them elsewhere.” Luna offers a full range of medical and aesthetic skin and body care, including micro needling and dermaplaning, as well as oncology skin care, to help people look and feel their best.

Previously, featured in Baltimore magazine’s Women in Business section and on the cover of Her Mind magazine, Singh is a volunteer for the Maryland Food Bank and the Community Action Council.

Karen Schonfeld

Director of Franchise Banking, M&T Bank

M&T Bank
25 S. Charles Street, 18th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
410.244.4252
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As the director of franchise banking, Karen Schonfeld leads a team of franchise professionals who customize solutions and build long-term relationships with franchise owners and operators. Schonfeld joined M&T Bank in 1993 as a commercial banker and, over the years, has held leadership roles in business banking, commercial equipment finance, and at Wilmington Trust, the exclusive provider of wealth and institutional client services for M&T Bank. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Delaware and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Loyola University Maryland. Schonfeld is passionate about giving back to the community and mentoring youth and young professionals.

Julissa Lambruschini

President

MJ Baltimore Cleaning Services
9711 Monroe Street
Cockeysville, MD 21030
410.252.2141
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The staff at MJ Baltimore Cleaning Services believes that their role isn’t just to clean, but to make their clients’ lives easier. Founded in 2007, the family business has been lauded by Angie’s List as the top cleaning company in Baltimore for its thoroughness and reliability.

President Julissa Lambruschini ensures that MJ Baltimore Cleaning Services stands out from the competition by bringing a personal touch to each of its 300-plus residential and commercial customers. “We love working in the Baltimore area,” says Lambruschini. “Our clients trust us, and that’s what matters to me.”

Shannon Winakur, MD

Medical Director, Women’s Heart Center

Saint Agnes Hospital
900 S. Caton Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229
410.644.5111
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Founded in 1991, Greater Baltimore Prosthodontics offers a comprehensive menu of services. Along with a range of dental procedures, Drs. Linnan, Brooks, and Rostami focus on all phases of implant, reconstruction, and dental rehabilitation.

Part of the hospital’s Cardiovascular Institute, the Women’s Heart Center was founded in 2012 and has grown exponentially, making positive strides in building awareness among women about the importance of prevention and early detection of heart disease, the no. 1 killer of women in the U.S. The center works with local primary-care physicians and OB/GYNs to stress the importance of heart-healthy living.

Dr. Winakur, who completed her internal medicine residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Pennsylvania, has been recognized as a Top Doc by her peers in Baltimore magazine. She is actively involved in Saint Agnes Hospital’s Red DressSM Sunday initiative with local churches and the Baltimore County Public School System, working to raise awareness about heart disease. “Our biggest challenge is to educate more people so that we can change the statistics,” she says.

Holly Winfield

Realtor

Monument Sotheby’s International Realty
801 Key Highway, #831
Baltimore, MD 21230
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Holly Winfield is an expert in luxury home sales with extensive knowledge in new developments and resale properties. During the past decade, she has closed over $100 million in real-estate sales in the highly competitive Baltimore-Washington corridor. Winfield specializes in representing buyers, sellers and developers in the downtown Inner Harbor area and surrounding neighborhoods.

“There is nothing more important than loving where you live, in a place that reflects your personality, taste, and lifestyle. My goal is to truly understand my client’s needs and objectives, to help guide them through the process of finding that special residence and sound investment.”

Elizabeth Spannhake, DDS, MS, MPH

Owner

Spannhake Orthodontics
7801 York Road, Suite 315
Towson, MD 21204
410.321.5004
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Dr. Elizabeth Spannhake is dedicated to providing her patients with a smile that boosts confidence and opens doors. Through state-of-the-art technology, the practice’s goal is to provide patients with outstanding orthodontic results. Located directly across from Towson University, this specialty orthodontic practice provides many treatment options for children, teens, and adults including the Invisalign™, Teen Invisalign™, Incognito® (lingual braces), and Contemporary Braces (SmartClip™ and Damon™ Systems). Intra-oral scanning is used so no impressions are needed to fabricate models or appliances.

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Ashley Riddle

Founder

Up Do’s For I Do’s
780 Elkridge Landing Road, Suite 103
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
443.300.8736
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Ashley Riddle’s passion for hairstyling and makeup artistry, combined with her enthusiasm for weddings, is what led to her unique niche. Riddle and her team of professional stylists create hair and makeup designs both friendly to the camera and that last throughout the special day. In the 12 years since Riddle launched her business, it has grown to 30 employees, who attend more than 400 weddings each year in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Delaware. Riddle and her staff, who have been recognized by The Knot, Style Me Pretty, and Washingtonian Bride and Groom, give back by performing makeovers and styling wigs for patients undergoing cancer treatments at local hospitals, and by providing beauty services for fashion shows and photoshoots that support charitable events.

Michele A. Shermak, MD, FACS

Owner

Michele Shermak Plastic Surgery
1304 Bellona Avenue
Lutherville, MD 21093
410.616.3000
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A highly skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Michele Shermak focuses on helping her patients achieve their best version of themselves. She listens to her patients carefully to assure their goals are met. She is expert at body contouring and mommy makeovers, facial rejuvenation, and breast procedures.

She has been recognized nationally as a thought leader in her field, and has written a surgical text on breast and body contouring. Her academic work focuses on patient safety and individualizing patient care. Dr. Shermak earned her medical degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. After serving on Hopkins faculty for 11 years, she transitioned into private practice in Lutherville. Her motto? “This is your life... Make it beautiful!”

Wanda Smith

Founder and CEO

Symphony Placements
201 Old Padonia Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030
443.279.4550
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Wanda Smith has one piece of advice for both clients and staff: It’s never too late to achieve your dreams. In 2006, at 58 years young, Wanda Smith founded Symphony Placements, a full-service staffing and human-resource solutions company. Her 30-plus years in human resources and recruiting prepared her to weather the recession, while foreseeing the need for flexible staffing solutions throughout the Baltimore and D.C. metro region. A certified woman-owned minority business, Symphony Placements more than doubled its growth in 2013; in 2014 it moved into its new headquarters and, again, more than doubled its growth from the previous year. President and CEO Smith, who describes herself as a “lifelong giver,” serves on the advisory board of the Casey Cares Foundation. In November 2015, she was presented with the Maryland Philanthropic Outstanding Volunteer Award. Symphony Placements is proud to reach a milestone of 10 years in business.

Marianne Kresevich

Owner

Verde
641 S. Montford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
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Lauded by Zagat as “Best Pizza in Maryland” and one of Baltimore magazine’s 50 Best Restaurants, Verde crafts authentic pies in the Neapolitan tradition. Co-owner Marianne Kresevich’s eclectic background—culinary skills learned from her mother, a decade of work as a CPA, art school, and project management for Fortune 500 companies—are uniquely useful preparation for a career as a restaurateur. She and her husband, Ed Bosco, opened Verde in 2012, and pride themselves on the authenticity of their pizza, as well as the fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Devon Conklin, DDS

Ward, Byrne, and Conklin Dental Group
1104 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 102
Towson, MD 21204
251 Najoles Road, #D
Millersville, MD 21108
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Dr. Devon Conklin enjoys building relationships with her patients, helping them to improve both their health and their self-esteem. Dr. Conklin, who comes from a family of dentists, knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue the vocation. A graduate of Baylor University and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, she is now part of the dental group Ward, Byrne, and Conklin, which offers comprehensive general and family dentistry, as well as cosmetic services.

A breast-cancer survivor, Dr. Conklin is involved in the Young Survivor Coalition, and looks forward to raising her family in Baltimore, as she continues to invest in the next generation.

Christa Kummerlowe

Owner

YOU Salon
4785 Dorsey Hall Drive, Suite 118
Ellicott City, MD 21042
443.367.0200
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The staff at You Salon in Ellicott City, which recently celebrated 12 years in business, believes in teamwork. “Why just have one stylist when you can have a team?” asks Christa Kummerlowe, who took ownership of the salon in 2014, at the time of her own 10th anniversary with the salon.

You Salon, which offers custom haircuts and advanced color services, ensures that every customer receives a full consultation, and works with the salon’s professional stylists and colorists. The unique team approach means that clients get more than one perspective to guarantee they look their very best. “After all,” Kummerlowe adds, “it’s all about YOU.”

Alyson Wells, MD, FACS

Owner

Valley Plastic Surgery and Medi-Spa
10151 York Road, Suite 112-114
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
410.628.8200
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The founder of Valley Plastic Surgery and Medi-Spa, Dr. Alyson Wells is both a board-certified head and neck surgeon and plastic surgeon, as well as a clinical instructor in both areas at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Wells was recently selected as the chief of plastic surgery at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) and is the first woman to be appointed as a division chief within GBMC’s Department of Surgery. Dr. Wells trained at some of the most respected institutions in the country—Washington University in St. Louis, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Miami. Her academic achievements reflect the skill, dedication, and professional discipline that define her approach to the art and science of plastic surgery. Valley Plastic Surgery focuses on facial rejuvenation, cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, and body contouring. Her on-site operating suite is certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities and features M.D. anesthesiologists, providing the ultimate in patient comfort, privacy, and safety.

Janet P. Woodyard, MD, FACS

Owner

Janet Woodyard Plastic Surgery
20 Crossroads Drive, Suite 12
Owings Mills, MD 21117
410.363.9000
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As one of the region’s most experienced plastic surgeons, Dr. Janet Woodyard feels fortunate to have been able to help thousands of patients achieve their personal goals. For 20 years, she has masterfully utilized a comprehensive repertoire of both surgical and non-surgical techniques to consistently provide beautiful results. Dr. Woodyard is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed her plastic surgery residency at Washington University in St. Louis. She is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and also voted a Baltimore magazine “Top Doc” by her peers. “My goal is to provide natural results with the safest, most advanced techniques available and to always do so with care and compassion,” says Dr. Woodyard, whose practice focuses on cosmetic surgery of both the face and body.

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