United Way of Central Maryland Adds Three to Harford Community Partnership Board

Rachel Fink, PHR, of EZShield Fraud Protection
Rachel Fink, PHR, of EZShield Fraud Protection


Bel Air, Md., — December 22, 2014 – United Way of Central Maryland’s Harford Community Partnership Board has elected three new members, each serving a three-year term.

The new members are Rachel Fink, PHR, of EZShield Fraud Protection, Sarah Karantonis of The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation and Marjorie Brown Martin of Profile Placement Services.

Sarah Karantonis of The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation
Sarah Karantonis of The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation


In addition, Fred Branscome, vice president of M&T Bank, and Frank Kellner, vice president of claims and corporate secretary at The Harford Mutual Insurance Companies, have renewed their board terms for an additional three years.

Rachel Fink, PHR, is director of human resources at EZShield Fraud Protection. She manages employee benefits, partners with staff to coach, counsel, assist with career development and provide guidance where needed, and implements human resources initiatives that help to achieve company goals and objectives. She lives in Bel Air with her husband, son and two rescue dogs.

Sarah Karantonis serves as director of advancement for The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation. She is responsible for managing and developing long-range and short-term planning and support for stewardship, prospect management, data analysis, donor recognition and donor relations. She lives in Fallston with her husband and two children.

Marjorie Brown Martin is the executive director of client services for Profile Placement Services. She is responsible for working as a partner to clients to execute their digital marketing strategies and associated technology projects by fulfilling their most challenging recruiting needs.  A Harford County native, she lives in Bel Air with her husband and son. 

“United Way’s Harford Community Partnership Board helps change the odds for local families facing poverty by advancing the three building blocks that lead to self-sufficiency and family stability: education, financial stability and health,” said Joe Desmond, the partnership board’s chair. “Our board comprises volunteers who assess local needs and raise and invest resources to address them in collaboration with local government, nonprofits, business, schools and foundations. Currently, we are focusing on financial stability through a workforce development initiative.”

“By working with the Susquehanna Workforce Network and Harford Community College, we are working to break down workforce barriers and elevate employment opportunities that lead to stabilizing families in Harford County,” added Desmond. “Our goal is to help families by providing access to the tools and resources they need to get back on their feet.”

United Way of Central Maryland, the region’s human service leader for nearly 90 years, works to change the odds for families and communities through programs focused on education, financial stability and health. For more information about the work or how to get involved in Harford County, call Cecilia Helmstetter at 410-879-6453 or visit www.uwcm.org.

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