Quartet Appointed

To Women's Group

Rita J. Brooks, Lorraine A. Chase, Jan Goodwill Jeffords and Michele L. Shores were appointed to two-year terms on the Anne Arundel County Commission for Women by County Executive Janet S. Owens (D).

Brooks, of Crownsville, is a former Baltimore City public schools teacher and administrator. Chase, of Annapolis, is a licensed clinical social worker with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Jeffords, of Odenton, works as a licensed clinical counselor at the YWCA in Arnold, and Shores, of Arnold, is a family law paralegal for the county circuit court .

The Commission for Women was created in 1975 by former county executive Robert A. Pascal to advise local officials on issues of importance to women.

Two Join Staff

At North Arundel

Orthopedic surgeon Vinh B. Tran and physiatrist Myra B. Tolan are the newest members of North Arundel Hospital's medical staff.

Tran, of Silver Spring, has a doctorate from Georgetown University's School of Medicine and a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. For four years he worked as a general orthopedic surgeon at Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Group in Allentown, Pa.

Tolan received a doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Salisbury State University. She recently completed a fellowship in primary care orthopedics and sports medicine at Sinai Orthopedic Associates in Baltimore.

Birth Center Gets

New Midwives

Certified nurse-midwives Amy M. Willats of Annapolis and Rachel Bell of Baltimore recently joined the staff of North Arundel Hospital's Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center.

Willats, 32, has a master's degree in nurse-midwifery from the University of California in San Francisco. She also has a master in arts degree from Vanderbilt University and a bachelor of arts degree in archaeological studies from Yale University. She is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

Bell, 28, received a master of nurse-midwifery degree from Georgetown University in 2002 and a master of science in nursing from Johns Hopkins University. She is a research associate at Johns Hopkins School for Public Health.

New President Named

For Medical Staff

George C. Samaras is the new president of Anne Arundel Medical Center's medical staff.

Samaras, an Annapolis native, graduated from the University of Maryland's Medical School and interned at Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore. He is a certified internist with the American Board of Internal Medicine and started his own practice, Annapolis Internal Medicine, L.L.D., 28 years ago.

-- Compiled by Eileen Rivers