Warner, Thomas join hos­pice di­rec­tors

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CEN­TRE­VILLE — The board of di­rec­tors of Com­pass Re­gional Hos­pice re­cently elected James “Zeke” Warner of Cen­tre­ville and Julie McMa­han Thomas of Eas­ton as board mem­bers.

Warner has lived most of his life in Queen Anne’s County, where he grad­u­ated from Queen Anne’s County High School. He be­gan work­ing for his fa­ther at J.C. Warner Co. Inc. in 1980 while still a stu­dent. In 1987, he com­pleted his heat­ing, ven­ti­la­tion and air con­di­tion­ing tech­ni­cal train­ing with hon­ors. Warner pur­chased the fam­ily busi­ness in 2012. The com­pany, which is based in Queen­stown, pro­vides HVAC ser­vices in Queen Anne’s, Kent, Caro­line, Tal­bot and Anne Arun­del coun­ties.

Warner has been a hos­pice sup­porter since 2000, when, af­ter the death of his wife, his daugh­ters be­gan at­tend­ing Camp New Dawn, a grief re­treat for chil­dren, teens and fam­i­lies.

Thomas is the mar­ket­ing man­ager for her fam­ily’s busi­ness, Tri Gas & Oil Co. Inc. In this role, she im­ple­ments new pro­mo­tions and ad­ver­tis­ing to con­trib­ute to the growth of the com­pany. Tri Gas & Oil of­fers propane gas, oil prod­ucts and al­ter­na­tive fu­els for home, agri­cul­ture and in­dus­trial uses, and op­er­ates lo­ca­tions in Cam­bridge, Eas­ton, Fed­er­als­burg, Galena and Ge­orge­town, Del., with rail fa­cil­i­ties in Wil­liams­burg, Md.

A grad­u­ate of Tow­son State Univer­sity with a bach­e­lor of science de­gree in psy­chol­ogy, Thomas worked for sev­eral years in com­mu­nity men­tal health in An­napo­lis and Cen­tre­ville. She also owned an an­tique and prim­i­tive gift shop in down­town Den­ton. Thomas has served on the Com­pass Re­gional Hos­pice Gala plan­ning com­mit­tee for two years.

Board of­fi­cers serv­ing on the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee in­clude Kathy Deoudes, chair; Teresa Bau­mann, vice chair; Jan­ice Fee­ley, sec­re­tary; and C. Irv­ing Pin­der Jr., trea­surer. Other Com­pass Re­gional Hos­pice board mem­bers in­clude Matthew Al­bers, Ed­ward Allen, Martha Baker, Betty Bal­las, Liv­ingston Banks, Kathy Ci­ambr­us­chini, Joyce Davis, Deb­bie Dean, Frank Divilio, Alan Hais, Tom Helfen­bein, Diane Pap­pas, Doug Pier­son, Gary Smith and Marsha Wilder.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 443-262-4100 or visit www. com­pass­re­gion­al­hos­pice.

ZEKE WARNER JULIE THOMAS

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