Name: Sandra Tarutis Martin
Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Being chosen first woman president of Health Facilities Associationof Maryland
Residence; hometown: Hampstead
Education: Bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Maryland, 1974; Board of Nursing Home Administrator's certification
Family: Husband: Lee, 47, physical plant manager at Long View Nursing Home; daughters: Tamara, 16, a North Carroll High School junior, and Sara, 12, a North Carroll Middle School sixth-grader; stepsons: Scott, 25, married with a son, of Hanover, Pa., and Shawn, 23, of Manchester; mother: Martha Tarutis, 68, of Hampstead, co-administrator of Long View NursingHome
Place of worship: St. George's Episcopal, Manchestercf,geb
Activities/hobbies: Co-administrator of Long View Nursing Home in Manchester since 1985 and fill-in as charge nurse; member of Health Facilities Association of Maryland since 1982, past treasurer, vice president and Small Facilities Committee Chairman; enjoys dancing, arts and crafts, home decorating, trap shooting (member of National Rifle Association), outdoors, swimming, biking and her dogs
Recipient's comments: "I feel very proud that the members have that belief and trust in me that I can meet their goals in very troubled times. I just hope I can live up to it, but I enjoy a challenge and I try my best. My heart is in the business, and when your heart is in it, it's not hard to do your best and feel like you can make a contribution. One ofmy goals is to help make us be seen as the experts in long-term care, because we are."