Date: April 13, 2011

Contact: Tracy Lynott – Director, Development
443.702.3016 email:

Bello Machre Announces Major Sponsors – Totaling $20,000
For Every Step Counts 2011

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND: Bello Machre proudly announces its major sponsor – Dimensional Health Care Associates who donated $10,000 as a Presenting Sponsor for Every Step Counts 2011. The event scheduled for June 11, 2011 will benefit children and adults with developmental disabilities. Dr. Robert Ireland, President and Chief Executive Office, stated, “We sincerely appreciate the support from our many friends who time-after-time step up to support a great cause and great event.”

Dimensional Health Care Associates (DHCA) provides nurse case management and delegated nursing services to agencies that care for people with developmental disabilities. Headed by Denise and Howard Schuffman, DHCA is a nurse owned/operated company providing services in Maryland for over 18 years. Headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland, DHCA offers on-going and mandatory (CMT, OSHA, CPR, etc.) training for direct care staff as well as skills necessary to care for people.

Other major sponsors include Corporate Brokers of Annapolis, Maryland, and Merito, Inc. of Severna Park, Maryland – each donating $5,000 as Every Step Counts Benefactor Sponsors.

Corporate Brokers, headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, is focused on high-quality recruitment and retention and offers a full array of scalable, best-practice solutions for both Permanent and Contract Placement Services. With seven offices located throughout the country, Corporate Brokers is designed to meet clients varied staffing challenges, from total outsourcing of talent acquisition strategies to interim contract recruiting. Shane Ireland, Managing Member, comments, “I am so proud to be associated with Bello Machre. Every Step Counts is a great event.  Every year my family and I walk and participate in the event – it’s such fun for everyone.”

Merito, Inc. is a technical services firm located in Severna Park, Maryland. Since 2001, Merito has specialized in managing and motivating highly specialized employees and aligning their performance and goals to client priorities. Shari Devlin, Chief Executive Officer, comments, “It’s a privilege to be involved with such a wonderful organization. Their work is extraordinary, and I’m humbled through my association.”

Every Step Counts, scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2011, is fun for the whole family with a clown, face painting, music, and complimentary food and beverages. The event also promotes education and awareness about people with developmental disabilities who live and work within the community. Every Step Counts will assemble hundreds of walkers and bikers at their new location on the campus of Anne Arundel Community College in front of the Student Services Center (Admissions/Registration) building, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, Maryland. Each walker and biker will raise money by asking friends, family, and business associates to sponsor their participation – either by walking a 1 mile route or biking a 5-mile route. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. To register online visit the Bello Machre website for more information – or call 443-702-3024 or email Katherine O’Brien /

Bello Machre means Home of My Heart in Gaelic. We provide homes and support to children, teens, adults, and seniors with developmental disabilities. More importantly, we enrich the lives of those we serve through loving care, guidance, and opportunity so that they can live life to its fullest. Many of the people we serve live in our 54 community homes located throughout Anne Arundel County, Maryland.  Bello Machre also provides help and support to hundreds of children and adults in their own homes. The Ray of Hope Program offers assistance with expenses such as specialized summer camp, physical therapy, and adaptive equipment. Trained and caring staff also provides residential respite care, in your home or ours, during family hospitalizations, emergencies, and vacations—24-hours a day – seven days a week.  Bello Machre is there to help with whatever is needed, empowering people with developmental disabilities to live life to its fullest.