Harriet Allen picked as Volunteer of YearHarriet...


Harriet Allen picked as Volunteer of Year

Harriet Allen, a longtime resident of Harford County, has been chosen as Volunteer of the Year by the Harford County Fuel Fund.

Ms. Allen has been a tireless volunteer in providing a guiding hand to the assistance provided by the Fuel Fund to those in need of fuel or help in paying heating bills, fund officials said. In the early years, of the Fuel Fund, she was coordinator between the Department of Social Services and the Fuel Fund. After the Harford Inter-Faith Community Services Agency took over the administration of the program, she was a member of the Fuel Fund Board.

She has also devoted many volunteer hours in the Department of Social Services, giving two days a week assisting people applying for emergency assistance obtaining food or paying their rent or heating bill. She has demonstrated an empathy for people in need and tries to help them develop a long-range plan to get back on their feet.

Ms. Allen will receive her recognition at the Fuel Fund of Central Maryland's Annual Celebration to be held at 6:30 p.m. June 8 at Martin's West in Woodlawn.

Meoli, Ritchie join college foundation board

The Harford Community College Foundation Inc. recently appointed two new members to its board of directors. Tony Meoli of the Edgewood Corporation and David Ritchie of First Virginia Bank each will serve three year terms.

The Harford Community College Foundation Inc. was established in 1989 to support the comprehensive mission of the college by providing additional resources necessary to ensure success. Committee areas within the foundation include the scholarship, cultural, athletics and academic equipment committees.

Physician/legislator named to 2 panels

Dr. RoseMary Hatem Bonsack, delegate from the 34th Legislative District, has been appointed to two health care task force committees.

The committees are the Health Professionals Review Committee, which was established as part of the President's Task Force on )) Health Care at the White House, and the Milbank Memorial Fund Committee, which was designated to promote the education of family physicians.

The latter committee met in San Francisco in April and consisted of 12 legislators from other parts of the country.

The Milbank Memorial Fund was chartered in 1905 to improve the physical, mental and moral condition of humanity and has contributed since to innovations in health and social policy.

The fund's recent project assesses how changes in the boundaries between care in hospitals and in the community are affected by the education of professionals and especially in the education of family physicians. The committee will be aggressively proposing solutions to this problem.

Dr. Bonsack has been instrumental in encouraging support from other legislators, medical school educators and administrators in order to promote the education of more family physicians. She is past president of the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians, the Harford County Medical Society, and a delegate to the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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