NEW FACES

• Isolde “Issy” Gervaishas returned to Day’s Jewelers in South Portland as its diamond specialist. She has been with the company for 19 years. 

• Seth Storey of Saco joined iBec Creative as a web adviser. Storey has more than 15 years of sales and management experience with firms throughout Maine and New England. 

• Seth Coburn and Andreea Sabin joined Verrill Dana. Sabin had worked in France as a law clerk at Adida, Mathieu, Buisson, S.C.P., and was a summer associate at Ichay & Mullenex Avocats, both French law firms. Coburn has previously served as an intern for the Hon. Kermit V. Lipez. Prior to law school, he worked at Verrill Dana as an administrative aid. 

• Tom Kinney and Cameron Kilton joined Tilson’s Wireless and Telecommunications Group. Kinney was named a principal consultant. He was previously a senior vice president and division president for Time Warner Cable. Kilton was named a senior consultant. He was previously a project manager and engineer for an internet service provider. 

• Sarah Christian joined GEI Consultants, Inc. as a hydrologist in the firm’s Portland office. Christian has more than 20 years of experience in water resources research and consulting. She was previously a hydrologist for HDR Engineering in Portland. 

• Dr. Jodee Mosher joined Southern Maine Geriatrics. Dr. Mosher recently worked at the Catholic Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center’s hospitalist program and as a primary care physician in Manchester, N.H. She will work primarily at Clover Manor in Auburn and Gorham House in Gorham, Maine. 

• Alison Hickey was named vice president, resource generation at United Way of Greater Portland. Hickey, of Cape Elizabeth, was previously the director of DC Operations at Acklands-Grainger Inc. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

• Joseph H. Blais joined Hobbs Funeral Home as an apprentice funeral director. Blais has gained experience in the funeral business by assisting at Blais & Hay Funeral Home in Westbrook. For the past two years, he studied at Mount Ida College, working toward an associate degree in funeral service. 

• Molly Sinclair Bull, Todd Ketcham, Adam Bean, Heather Thomas Whiting and Anne Foley have joined the law firm Cooper & Bull, PA. Sinclair Bull began her law practice in Vermont and came to Maine after sailing for a season aboard 1962 America’s Cup Challenger Nefertiti. Ketcham began his career as a solo practitioner in South Portland. He also started a legal research business, Northern New England Legal Research Associations. Bean was previously a litigation attorney at a law firm in Portland. Thomas Whiting began her career as a corporate attorney in Washington, DC, worked for one of Maine’s largest law firms after moving to Maine in 2001, and has worked as a solo family law practitioner. Foley was previously a solo practitioner in Portland with a focus in family law. 

PROMOTIONS

• Mary House and Randy Tome were named senior vice presidents at Woodard & Curran. House is a senior project manager and manages the firm’s energy efficiency and sustainability services. Tome manages Woodard and Curran’s civil and environmental and engineering groups, managing 110 employees in seven offices. 

• Kerry Smith of Portland was promoted to senior associate, resource generation at United Way of Greater Portland.

• Ainsley Wallace of Portland was named director of United Way’s major gifts and planned giving. Wallace was previously team leader of special projects and loaned executives. 

• Albert Bergen of Austin Associates, PA, CPAs, earned his certified public accountant license from the Maine Board of Accountancy. Bergen joined Austin Associates in 2010 with more than five years of experience in public accounting with Berry Talbot Royer in Falmouth, Maine. 

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

• Susan Doliner, associate vice president of development at Maine Medical Center, was named chair of the board of directors of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. Doliner was the chair-elect last year. 

• John Swenson of Bath, Betsy Ham of Bowdoinham and Nancy Perkins of Bath joined the board of directors for the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust. Swenson was formerly with Lucent Technology/Bell Labs. He is a member of the Bath Planning Board, the city’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee and Bath Trails. Ham is a project manager for the Maine Coast Heritage Trust. She is also on the board of directors for Maine Rivers. Perkins is a GIS map maker for Bath Trails and serves as secretary. She is also secretary for Bath’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee. 

AWARDS

• Gordon Merrill, store manager at Skillins Greenhouses in Brunswick, was named Employer of the Year by the Independence Association of Brunswick, a nonprofit organization that places special needs clients with local employers. Merrill has worked with the organization for the past ten years, employing six people during that time and contributing an estimated 4,000 hours of volunteer support. 

• Robinson, Kriger & McCallum law firm in Portland was recently recognized with the Award of Excellence from LegalShield at the 2011 Provider Awards Banquet in Kansas City, Mo. The firm is one of 40 independent law firms that provide legal services to the 1.4 million members of LegalShield, which provides families, employees and small businesses with affordable access to professional legal services. 

• Belfast Cohousing & Eco-village recently received the Peoples Choice Award from the Natural Resources Council of Maine. The award is given annually to an individual or group who demonstrates a passion and dedication to Maines environment.