Professional Achievers: Terri Hargis promoted at First Shore Federal

Salisbury Independent
Posted 4/22/22

Terri Hargis promoted at First Shore Federal

First Shore Federal Savings and Loan’s Board of Directors recently elected Terri Hargis, Assistant Vice President of Savings, to serve as Branch …

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Professional Achievers: Terri Hargis promoted at First Shore Federal


Terri Hargis promoted at First Shore Federal

First Shore Federal Savings and Loan’s Board of Directors recently elected Terri Hargis, Assistant Vice President of Savings, to serve as Branch Manager of the Salisbury headquarters branch, located in Downtown Salisbury.

Hargis has been with the association since 1988, serving in progressively responsible positions. She is a member of the management team, internal audit committee, and is the identity theft and privacy officer. Hargis is a past recipient of the association’s employee award program.   

“We are pleased that our board recognizes the excellent talent displayed by Terri and appreciates her many contributions and essential roles with our association,” said Diane Turner, First Shore President and CEO.

“Terri is capable, responsible and will continue to provide a high-quality service that our customers deserve and expect,” Turner said.

Billy Dillon earns PGA Master status

The PGA of America has announced that Billy Dillon, PGA, Director of the PGA Golf Management Program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and men’s and women’s head golf coach, has earned PGA Master Professional status — the highest educational designation a PGA Member can obtain.

Dillon, a member of the Middle Atlantic PGA Section, joins a special group of more than 400 PGA Members who have earned PGA Master Professional status. He achieved his designation in Executive Management.

Dillon, a PGA Member for 27 years, currently serves on the Middle Atlantic PGA Section Education Committee and previously achieved PGA Certified Professional status in General Management. 

As the PGA Golf Management Program Director at UMES, Dillon oversees the curriculum and guides the next generation of PGA Members. In 2020, Dillion became both the school’s head men’s and women’s golf coach, after coaching the women only in 2019. 

 Geri Iames joins TidalHealth Medical Oncology in Salisbury

 TidalHealth has welcomed Geri Iames to TidalHealth Medical Oncology in Salisbury. 

Iames has been a registered nurse since 2006, focusing on medical oncology since 2012 at WMHS in Cumberland, Md.

She began her Nurse Practitioner career in Medical Oncology & Hematology at the Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, after obtaining her Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner license in 2018 from Simmons University in Boston.

TidalHealth Medical Oncology in Salisbury is located at 100 East Carroll St. To refer a patient, call 410-749-1282.

Webber named Wor-Wic Student Success Director

 Wor-Wic Community College recently welcomed Michael Webber of Salisbury as Director of Student Success.

Webber holds a bachelor’s degree as well as a master’s degree from Salisbury University. He previously worked for SU as coordinator of the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, where he managed AmeriCorps, the Center for Civic Reflection, Food for the Flock, the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and Presidential Citizen Scholars.

He is also an adjunct professor in communications at SU.

TidalHealth Peninsula Regional’s names quarterly employees

 TidalHealth has honored four team members as fourth quarter 2021 Employees of the Quarter.

Donna Webster of Purchasing is Employee of the Quarter for Administrative and Support Services.

Webster is known for providing exceptional service to everyone, including those who work with and around her, external vendors and her internal customers from throughout the health system. As Purchasing’s “go-to” person, she’s constantly ready to stop what she’s doing to assist others and is instrumental in mentoring new employees to the department.

Amy McIntyre of Information Services is the Employee of the Quarter for Professional Services.

McIntyre is an electronic Medical Record analyst. Much of what she builds and maintains isn’t front and center on a regular basis, but as one of only two analysts steadily working to keep the hundreds of cancer treatment plans and protocols up to date, her work is essential for TidalHealth providers to have access to the most current patient care and planning information in Salisbury, Seaford and Ocean Pines.

Amanda Russo of patient care unit 5 South is one of the Employees of the Quarter for Nursing Services.

Perhaps there’s no greater compliment to have said of you than, “you are the nurse that I wish I could be,” and that is exactly how Russo’s nominator described her. Known for being compassionate, caring, and an incredibly unselfish person and nurse, Amanda is always willing to help any member of the 5 South team with any task.

She’s known for taking time from her busy schedule to create time to just sit and talk with patients who need a friendly voice and a smiling face.

Robin Forrest of Same Day Surgery is also an Employee of the Quarter for Nursing Services.

Forrest works in Pre-Admission Testing and is one of the unsung “behind the scenes” heroes who ensure that patients are optimized and ready for surgery.

Forrest is an advocate for her patients and very thorough in her pre-op phone calls. She listens, which is key, and does what she can to alleviate all concerns. If there’s something a doctor needs to know about his or her patient before surgery, Robin makes sure they have that information.

 Wor-Wic’s Adam Tavel earns writing grant

 “Poetry is like a river,” said Adam Tavel, professor of English at Wor-Wic Community College and a poet outside the classroom. “It reshapes your landscape; you can get in it and splash around; it has a flow.”

Now Tavel has a raft on which to navigate that river: a $10,000 grant from the Maryland State Arts Council to support his poetry writing. The grant came as part of the state’s Independent Artist Regional Award; the goal of the program is to encourage artistic growth and sustained practice. Tavel is one of only 10 in the state to receive the award, and the only on the Lower Eastern Shore.

“As a working writer, the grant will help supplement my income so I can spend more time writing,” Tavel said. “But it means more than that – it validates the time and energy… it recognizes that poetry and creative pursuits have a value.”

In his 17th year of teaching at Wor-Wic, Tavel is active in organizing poetry readings on campus and helping to put together the Echoes & Visions creative arts journal. He also brings the unique perspective of a working writer to the classroom.

Set to make a splash of their own, Tavel’s fourth and fifth books of poetry will be published this spring, so stay tuned for information about upcoming readings of the new works.

POA physicians assume leadership roles

Three Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates doctors have taken on expanded leadership roles at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional.

Dr. Anthony Adrignolo has been named the President of the Medical Staff, Dr. Patrick “Andy” Holt is the new Chief of the Department of Surgery and Dr. Scott McGovern is the Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery.

These physicians have been with Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates for over 30 years combined and practicing surgeons for a combined 41 years.

Adrignolo joined Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates in 2009 after a decade of running his own practice in Salisbury. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale University School of Medicine.

Holt joined POA in 2018. Prior to joining POA, he completed his fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at Duke University, as well as his orthopaedic residency at the University of Utah.

Scott McGovern joined POA in 2009 and brings the advanced, innovative diagnostic and therapeutic technologies and techniques to the practice from his advanced orthopaedic and neurosurgical spinal fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic and UCLA.