People On The Move

Emily Lincoln wins service award from family agency

Emily Lincoln, a real estate agent with Re/Max Columbia, is the 2003 recipient of the Robert B. Russell Distinguished Service Award.


The award, bestowed by Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland, honors the memory of the agency's former board president, who died in 1995.

Lincoln has been a member of the governing board of Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland since 1998, when the Columbia-based Family Life Center merged with the regional nonprofit agency. A five-year board member of the Family Life Center, Lincoln led the board's merger negotiations and remained a member of the Howard County Advisory Board of Family and Children Services.


Lincoln also led discussions with The Horizon Foundation two years ago that resulted in a three-year grant of more than $370,000 to launch a satellite office in North Laurel. The office opened Tuesday.

She now heads the agency's Elder Services Task Force in Howard County and is founder of the Advisory Board Chairs Committee, which is comprised of Family and Children's Services board chairs in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.

Centro de Ayuda appoints new coordinator

Sandra Gutierrez is the new coordinator of Centro de Ayuda, an information and referral center for Hispanic residents of Howard County.

A native of Costa Rica, Gutierrez previously worked with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops - Church in Latin America.

Centro de Ayuda, a project of Alianza de la Comunidad at Dasher Green Owen Brown School in Columbia, offers assistance with employment or other needs and referrals to social service agencies, and helps with document translation.

Gutierrez is a resident of Owen Brown.