NEW FACES

Mark Adams was named president and CEO at Sebago Technics, a Westbrook-based consulting engineering firm.

Adams has 28 years of leadership and project management experience. He has served as executive vice president for the past six years.

Dr. Greg Fanaras joined Mercy Health System of Maine as a physician for its pulmonary critical care and sleep medicine department in Portland.

Fanaras is a board-certified physician in pulmonary care, internal medicine, critical care and sleep disorder medicine.

Dr. Wayne Kruithoff joined Mercy Health System of Maine as a cardiologist in the hospital’s new practice, Mercy Cardiology.

Kruithoff earned his fellowship in cardiology at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., before serving as a staff cardiologist there from 1994 to 1999.

John Hastings was recently appointed unit director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, Portland Clubhouse.

Hastings was previously a unit director of the Auburn/Lewiston Clubhouse for six years before leaving the position in 2001.

Lauren Thomas, Nicholas Loukes and Andrew Pierce were hired as associate attorneys at Drummond & Drummond LLP.

Thomas joined the firm’s foreclosure practice and has three years of experience in the industry.

Loukes joined the commercial real estate practice with two years of experience.

Pierce joined the litigation team with five years of experience.

PROMOTIONS

Edward J. Bilsky, a professor of pharmacology, was promoted to associate provost for research and scholarship at the University of New England.

Bilsky will oversee UNE’s Office of Research, the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences and the Center for Land-Sea Interactions.

Meghan Hopper was named program director at Phoenix House Academy of Maine.

Hopper, of Wilton, joined Phoenix Houses of New England in 2005 as a substance abuse counselor. Two years later, she was named a senior counselor and manager of residential housing. She was named clinical supervisor in 2010.

Linda Douglass was promoted to property manager in Foreside Real Estate Management’s condominium management division.

Douglass joined Foreside more than a year ago from another property management company.

Patricia Paquette was promoted to senior vice president and compliance manager at Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution.

Paquette, of Saco, joined the bank’s loan department in 1992 and was promoted to compliance officer in 2002. She was then promoted to vice president and compliance manager in 2004, making her responsible for managing the regulatory compliance needs of the bank.

AWARDS and RECOGNITION

Breast Care Specialists of Maine, an affiliate of Mercy Health System of Maine, was honored at the Cure Breast Cancer for Maine luncheon with the organization’s Outreach and Education Award.

The award recognizes outstanding leadership in promoting awareness of breast health in Maine.

The Maine Public Relations Council recognized Diane Atwood, a freelance health and wellness communicator, with its Golden Arrow award for her health and wellness blog, Catching Health.

Atwood is a former health care professional, television health reporter, and hospital marketing and public relations manager.

Marie Varian, a longtime public servant from Phippsburg, received the Ethel Kelley Memorial Award at the Maine Municipal Association’s 75th annual convention last month.

Varian has served the community for 57 years. She held many positions in the Phippsburg area, including serving on the Planning Board for 23 years, the School Committee for seven years, and the Harbor Commission and Recreation Commission, which she founded in 1972.

Jim Gerritsen, a longtime Maine organic potato farmer, was named by the editors of Utne Reader to the magazine’s 2011 list of “25 People Who Are Changing the World.”

Gerritsen was selected for his ongoing work to protect independent family farmers from the threat of litigation related to Monsanto Co.’s patents on genetically modified seeds.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Brian Champion, a partner with Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion LLC, was elected to the board of directors of the Kennebunk Land Trust.

William Kany and Dr. Gina Quinn-Skillings were elected to Southern Maine Medical Center’s board of directors.

Kany, of Saco, is a senior vice president and the director of legal and government affairs at Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution. He has worked as a lawyer for 27 years and handles all legal matters for Saco & Biddeford Savings.

Quinn-Skillings, of North Yarmouth, is medical director of SMMC’s emergency department. She has been with SMMC since 2001.

Michelle Rouleau and Kathleen Murphy joined the board of directors for Seniors-Plus in Lewiston.

Rouleau is a CPA at the accounting firm Ouellette & Associates. Murphy is the director of Eldercare Nursing Services at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion.