Comings & Goings

By Peter Rosenstein - April 16, 2021 3:44 pm
Pete Hanna, gay news, Washington Blade

The ‘Comings & Goings’ column chronicles important life changes of Blade readers.

The Comings & Goings column is about sharing the professional successes of our community. We want to recognize those landing new jobs, new clients for their business, joining boards of organizations and other achievements. Please share your successes with us at: [email protected].

The Comings and Goings column also invites LGBTQ+ college students to share their successes with us. If you have been elected to a student government position, landed an exciting internship, or are graduating and beginning your career with a new job, let us know so we can share your success.

Congratulations to Dr. Pete Hanna on his appointment as Chief Medical Officer at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. Hanna said, “We all know the immense amount of pressure COVID-19 placed on the healthcare community and especially hospital staff in this last year. I feel quite humbled and honored to take on my new leadership role as Chief Medical Officer at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital especially in this challenging period. Inova is a true national leading system in healthcare quality, safety and patient experience and has a focus on providing a safe and inclusive work culture. It is a true partner with all the diverse communities of Northern Virginia, which adds to making it a wonderful place to work.” He added, “I have always been fond of D.C. and knew I would end up in the area, with its vibrant community and unlimited potential to make an impact. I already have many wonderful friends here and look forward to getting to know a lot more.”

In addition to his role at Mount Vernon Hospital, Hanna is chair of surgery at Saba University School of Medicine and MUA. He is a general surgeon by background. He serves as vice chair of the Board of Trustees at the Maryland Healthcare Education Institute and is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board for the Maryland Hospital Association and the quality board for Healthcare for the Homeless.

Prior to joining Inova, he was chair of the Department of Surgery and a member of the Executive Leadership Team at LifeBridge Grace Medical Center, previously Bon Secours Baltimore Health System, and was one of the leaders of clinical informatics at the enterprise Bon Secours Health System.

He serves on the Human Rights Campaign’s Greater Washington DC Steering Committee, and was previously co-chair of the Baltimore subcommittee and currently on the Federal Club committee. He has always been involved in the communities he served.

Hanna graduated from Damascus University School of Medicine and completed his residency in general surgery at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, in Huntington, W. Va. He also has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Pete Hanna (Photo courtesy of Hanna)

Congratulations also to Michael H. Weinberger Senior Project Manager at Metro Strategies in Chicago, Ill. Metro Strategies is a policy, planning, and public affairs firm working on a variety of transportation and planning projects.

Weinberger will work on major infrastructure projects in the Chicagoland Region, including public transportation improvement initiatives, storm water management interventions, and other critical policy projects. Upon taking the position, he said, “The National Capital Region has prepared me for anything and everything. Getting to work with stakeholders on public works projects the past 15 years has been a dream come true for me and I will take that experience to heart; using it every day during my next adventure.”

Prior to moving to Chicago, Weinberger was manager of Operations Planning & Service Delivery with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) in D.C. He was a project manager with Sharp & Company in Rockville and had been with Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning, in Rockville for five years.
He earned his bachelor’s in Sociology, graduating cum laude from American University; and his master’s of Community Planning from the University of Maryland in College Park.

Michael H. Weinberger (Photo courtesy of Weinberger)

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