St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society has elected DR. SAM HAWATMEH as president.

DAVID SINDELAR has been appointed to Reliance Bank’s board of directors.

St. John’s Mercy Foundation has appointed GEORGE ROMAN board chairman.

Lydia’s House has added new board members BARNET MCKEE, BARB POLSTER, SHEL SUROFF and MARK SABLEMAN. SUSAN VENN has been named president of the board. Other new board positions include SANDY MCKINNEY as VP and CAROL KELLER as secretary.

ANDY PAUK has been appointed chairman for the 2010 Annual Catholic Appeal.

Wings of Hope has named new board members STEVEN BUSCH, CAROL KLEIN, FRED MEYLAND-SMITH and LUCIA RODRIQUEZ.

Bridgeway Behavioral Health has named CRAIG DAILY and BREN POWELL board co-chairs.

St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association has named CARRIE BENSON development director.

Birthright Counseling has appointed PATRICIA HOFMEISTER board president.

ALICE HANDELMAN has been elected president of Women of Achievement.

St. Louis Arc welcomes new board members DAVID GIUNTOLI, NANCY SCHNOEBELEN, DREW DENNISON and DR. PATRICIA KOPETZ.

Places for People has added ANDREW SCHMITZ as chief development officer.

Rainbow Village has added MICHAEL ROTH and JEFFREY WOJCIECHOWSKI to its board.

Support Dogs has elected BILL DAHLKAMP as interim executive director.