NEW FACES

Adam Owen, anesthesiologist, has joined Mercy Hospital as medical director of the Interventional Pain Center. He received his medical degree and served his subsequent internship in 2004 from Loma Linda University Medical Center. He most recently was attending physician at Central Maine Pain and Headache Center and medical director of the Central Maine Spine Center. 

Andrew Bradley has joined SMRT, a full-service architecture, engineering, planning, interior design and commissioning firm in Portland, as a structural engineer. 

Keith Berry has also joined SMRT as a mechanical designer and drafter. 

Elizabeth Provost has rejoined Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker Wealth Management as a paraprofessional. She will work to set up and maintain financial and investment accounts. 

Thaddeus Welch III joined Ram Trust Services as a portfolio assistant. He previously worked as a summer associate for Macus & Millichap in New York. 

Stacy Cutbirth has been hired as senior surety business analyst and product specialist for Insurance Automation Group’s iAutomate: Erlon Surety software solution.

PROMOTIONS

Greg Marsters was promoted to product manager for Insurance Automation Group and will be responsible for product planning and execution. 

Ernest Babcock has been elected by General Dynamics to be vice president of the corporation. He has been deputy general counsel for the corporation since 2009, having joined the company in 2000. 

AWARDS and RECOGNITION

The Rev. Robert M. Howes of Kennebunk was honored by Counseling Services Inc. at a special ceremony recognizing his leadership in creating the founding organization in 1963. His work creating the Community Child and Family Guidance Association has grown into York County Counseling Services and then Counseling Services Inc. in 1991. 

Maine Center for Creativity board of directors recognized Gregory Boulos with the Creative Leadership Award for his two years of service as president of the Maine Center for Creativity’s board and Pamela Plumb with the Creative Civic Leader Award for her four years of service as chair of the governance committee. 

Charles Cawley, founder of MBNA, was honored with the doctor of humane letters degree during the 2010 commencement ceremony of the University of Maine.

UniFirst, an industrial laundry facility in Portland, has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification for the quality management systems it has in place for the cleaning and servicing of its customers’ work apparel and for providing them with facility services products. 

Rick Dacri, human resources consultant, is celebrating the 15th anniversary of his firm Dacri & Associates. 

Captain Lord Mansion in Kennebunk has been recognized by Fodor’s Travel as a 2010 Fodor’s Choice selection. The distinction recognizes the mansion as a leader in its field for service, quality and value. 

Delene Perley received Project FEED’s 2010 Executive Director’s Award. She serves as food services coordinator for the nonprofit emergency food pantry.

GENERAL

Margaret Chigas, president of the Wells Rotary for the 2010-2011 term, took over the position from Kathy Chase on June 28. 

Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomed 11 new members, including Airwaves Inc., BarterWorX, Camden Downtown Business Group, Domino’s Pizza, Friends of Maine Seabird Islands, Montgomery Oil, Port Clyde Lobster Tours & Adventures, Rockland Art Market, Rockland Sailing Charters, Ship to Shore Lobster Co., The Strong Agency and Uptown Studio

Dana Totman, president of Avesta Housing, has been selected to participate in NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence in Community Development program, in collaboration with Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Totman is one of 49 leaders selected for this class.

Cheverus High School elected five new trustees to the school’s board. The new members who began their term July 1 include Edward Hardiman, David Machesney, Jason Oney, Richard Petersen and Thomas Simisky

Lisa Blake, founder of the Maine Mindfulness Project and meditation practitioner at True North Health Center, was recently invited to join the team of teachers at Sadhanna, The Meditation Center, in South Portland. 

Maine Center for Creativity board of directors elected Katherine Greenleaf, president; Ayres Stockly, vice president; Tom MacDonald, treasurer; and Alan Atkins, clerk. Also elected as committee chairs were Tom MacDonald, finance committee; Greg Boulos, governance committee; Ayres Stockly and Jamie Morin, program committee; Chuck Lawton, development committee; Phil Harriman, art all around committee; Heidi Hanse, membership and annual appeal committee; and Peter Carlisle, sponsorship committee. 

Modular Home Builders Association of Maine recently elected new officers, including president Nick Sherman of Hallmark Homes in Topsham; vice president Ena Derenburger of Turn Key Homes in Oxford; and secretary and treasurer Ron Gray of Coastline Homes in Ellsworth and Hollis. 

Ronald McDonald House celebrated its 15th anniversary and elected the following to the board of directors: Cheryl Greaney of UNUM, David Maxsimic of Wright Express Corp., Richard Meyerkopf of Hannaford Bros. Co., Roger Poulin of Baker Newman & Noyes, and Craig Tribuno of Systems Engineering. Mary Bertolet was elected president, Daniel Thornton was elected vice president, Celine Couillaut was elected treasurer, and William Sheils was elected secretary.