Date:  February 8, 2012
Contact: Tracy Lynott – Director, Development
443.702.3016 email:
Bello Machre Welcomes New Board Member
Jeanette T.M. Nazarian, MD
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND: Bello Machre is pleased to announce its newest Board Member, Jeanette T.M. Nazarian, MD effective December 12, 2011. 
Dr. Nazarian came to Bello Machre because of her unending commitment to helping others whether in a hospital setting, in her church, or in the community. Her health-giving vision and perspective will further strengthen the board leadership and Bello Machre’s commitment of enriching the lives of people with developmental disabilities.
Dr. Robert T. Ireland, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bello Machre, commented; “It’s an honor to have Jeanette join the Bello Machre Board of Directors. We are so very fortunate to have such an accomplished professional and philanthropic spirit on our Board.”
Dr. Nazarian commented, “I am thrilled to become part of Bello Machre’s mission in caring for children and adults with developmental disabilities. It is a great privilege to be involved with these marvelous people who are devoted to caring for some of our most vulnerable brothers and sisters.
Dr. Nazarian currently is an Intensivist of Critical Care Medicine at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore Maryland. From July of 2002 to March 2004, Dr. Nazarian was at the University of Maryland – School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in its Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division. She also held the position of Medical Director at the University Specialty Hospital in Baltimore Maryland. Dr. Nazarian’s Certifications and Licensure includes: USMLE Step 1 (1994), Step 2 (1995) and Step 3 (1996); Board Certified, Internal Medicine, 1999 License # D56399; Board Certified, Pulmonary Medicine 2002; and Board Certified, Critical Care Medicine 2005. She was educated at Yale College (Bachelor of Arts, English 1989), Goucher College (Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program), and the University of Maryland Medical School (Doctor of Medicine, May, 1996). In addition, Dr. Nazarian’s Post-Graduate education and training includes an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Systems/ Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 1996-1999 and a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Systems in 1999-2002. Lastly, Dr. Nazarian’s holds many professional awards and grants and has professional and academic published works. 
Dr. Nazarian is married and lives with her husband and two children in Catonsville, Maryland. She is an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Baltimore, Maryland.
Bello Machre, founded in 1972, means Home of My Heart in Gaelic. It is a non-profit organization in Anne Arundel Country, Maryland that provides homes and support to children, teens, adults, and seniors with developmental disabilities. Its mission is to enrich the lives of those served through loving care, guidance, and opportunity so that they can live life to its fullest. Many of the people served live in its 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.