NEW FACES

• Kathy Ostrander has joined Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International as a new real estate agent in the company’s Kennebunk office. She has 10 years of experience in residential real estate. 

• Derek Chapman has been hired as manager of portfolio growth initiatives and marketing of Putney Inc. Champman learned of the company through its participation in Babson College’s Consulting Alliance Program. 

• Jerry Cahill and Max Donlon have joined Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker as staff accountants. Cahill obtained his master’s degree in accounting from the University of New Hampshire. Donlon obtained his master’s of accountancy from Bentley University. 

• Dr. Robert Lenox has been appointed professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Biomedical Sciences at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is currently providing central nervous system drug discovery and development consultation to academia, biotech and venture capital companies. 

• Brooks Betts will lead Pen Bay Healthcare’s information technology department and services. He has 16 years of experience in a variety of IT settings, including recently as the vice president of information services and chief information officer at Lincoln County Health Care. 

• Michael Wilson, a lawyer and certified public accountant, has been appointed chief financial officer of the Portland Public Schools. He will oversee the district’s $89.9 million budget. 

• Kevin Varney has been hired by Legacy Publishing Company as manager of its Auburn sales center. He has worked in direct-response industry for nearly 15 years. 

• Darrell Gill has been hired as branch manager for Bangor Savings Bank on Forest Avenue in Portland. He has more than 16 years of experience, joining the bank from TD Bank. 

• Nancy Kristiansen of Gray has been named program director for Saint Joseph’s College’s online graduate business programs. She brings more than 20 years of experience in training and development for businesses, as well as in quality management systems. 

• Margery Thompson of Shapleigh and Anna Brown of Westbrook recently joined Custom Disability Solutions in the claims department. Thompson assumed the position of clinical care consultant and Brown will work as a long-term disability claims examiner. 

Penobscot Bay Medical Center appointed Pauline Wilder, Susan Watkins and Valerie Garrigan to newly created postions as nurse practice leaders. Wilder will focus on pain management; she has 21 years of experience in healthcare. Watkins has 30 years of experience in a variety of nursing settings and will focus on end-of-life care. Garrigan will focus on diabetes care; she has 18 years of experience in various healthcare settings. 

• Dr. Daniel Rausch, a medical oncologist, has been appointed to Maine Medical Center’s medical staff. He is practicing in association with Hematology-Oncology Associates at 12 High St., Suite 205, in Lewiston.

PROMOTIONS

• Cindy Keohan has been promoted to managing director at Cummings, Lamonth & McNamee, a certified public accounting firm. She has been with the company since the 1980s and will now oversee all business operations for the firm’s four offices. 

• June Usher has been promoted to branch manager of the new Bangor Savings Bank location on Middle Street in Portland. She has more than seven years of experience in branch operations and branch management. 

• Garrett Stephens of Old Orchard Beach has been promoted to senior extended duration long-term disability claims examiner at Custom Disability Solutions.

AWARDS and RECOGNITION

Central Maine Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency Program recognized seven third-year family medicine residents at their recent graduation. Honored were family physicians Stephan Adams, M.D., Jennifer Dressel, M.D., Neelima Ganta, M.D., Michael Gravatt, M.D., Bina Maharjan, M.D., Laurel Schwingel, M.D. and Terry Ann Scriven, M.D. Several awards were also distributed during the ceremony.

GENERAL

• Sophia Lemire, Myles Wirth and Brian O’Leary have been working at Pulp+Wire, a Portland design firm, as interns throughout the summer. The firm has offered hands-on experience in the creative industry for these students. 

• Corcoran Environmental Services Inc. of Kennebunk has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after 16 months of planning with advisers. The company offers recycling and waste management services and opened a new facility for baling and processing recyclable materials in Mechanic Falls. 

• Elisabeth Belmont, corporate counsel for MaineHealth, has been appointed to the Technical Expert Panel for the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 

• Victor Minor, chief technology officer of Blue Marble Geographics, has been appointed chair of the Coordinate Reference System Working Group of the Open Geospatial Consortium. 

Gov. John Baldacci nominated Randall Liberty for appointment and Timothy King for reappointment to the State Board of Corrections. Liberty is the sheriff of Kennebec County and will serve in the seat reserved for a nominee of the Maine Sheriffs Association. King is the executive director of the Washington Hancock Community Agency. 

• Susan Veligor, a partner with Cornerstone Financial Planning, has been listed with Sudden Money Institute after three days of training.