NEW FACES

• Oakley Dyer joined Diversified Business Communications as vice president of business development. Dyer was previously employed with Idexx in Westbook.

Kevin Burke, M.D., joined MKM ENT Associates, a specialty practice focused on otolaryngology within Mercy Health System of Maine.

Burke graduated from Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, D.C., and completed his residency at the University of California, San Francisco, in otolaryngology head and neck surgery.

Diana Vradii, M.D., recently joined the medical staff of Mid Coast Hospital and will head its new rheumatology practice.

Vradii completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, followed by a rheumatology fellowship at Boston University Medical Center. She has specialized training in scleroderma, vasculitis, musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound-guided joint aspirations and injections.

The following people joined the staff at Waynflete School:

Geoff Wagg was named head of school. He was previously head of upper school at the Episcopal Academy in Pennsylvania.

Meredith Anderson was named assistant coach of the varsity cross country team. She has coached Girls on the Run and runs competitively in marathons and road races.

Vanessa Beyland joined the performing arts faculty as a dance instructor. She has been involved with the Portland Ballet for the past 12 years.

Mark Bickford was hired as library and technology support. He is an English and history teacher and recently worked at the Community School in Tamworth, N.H.

Chris Burtis joined the academic support faculty. He has worked as a carpenter and energy auditor and is certified through the coaching school.  

Marc Chillemi joined the performing arts faculty as a drumming instructor. He has experience as a trumpet instructor at the Midcoast School of Music.

Christopher Fitze was hired as the theater technical director. He previously worked for Portland Stage Company and served as technical coordinator at Morse High School and the Children’s Theatre of Maine.

Sarah Fuller-Matsubara joined the faculty to teach grades two and three. She taught for several years in New York.  

Olivia Gunn joined the performing arts faculty as a film instructor. Most recently, she worked as a young artist program counselor at Maine Media Workshops in Rockport.

Elizabeth Hallett joined the foreign language department and is teaching Spanish. She is a 2009 graduate of Waynflete and has experience teaching elementary school students in Puerto Rico.

Heather Isherwood joined Waynflete as executive assistant to the head of school. A 1989 Waynflete graduate, Isherwood has worked as an office manager and assistant and program coordinator.

Lindsay Kaplan joined the foreign language department to teach French. She taught previously at Cape Elizabeth High School and was an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Maine.

Rob Kierstead was hired as assistant for operations. He was a member of the Waynflete maintenance staff and a skilled carpenter.

Erin Leon was named director of Waynflete’s Afterschool Program. She previously worked at Breakwater School and Pond Cove Elementary School in Cape Elizabeth. 

Nick MacDonald joined Waynflete’s performing arts department to teach music classes and to direct the choruses. Most recently, he was director of vocal music at Gray-New Gloucester High School.  

Chris Malone joined Waynflete’s academic support faculty. Malone previously worked as a tutor at Berwick Academy and as a trainer at Idexx.

Julia May joined the maintenance department. She was previously the residential life supervisor of facilities at Keene State College. 

Jennifer Mills joined the admissions office as an admissions associate. She worked most recently as an office manager for Cintas Corp. in Westbrook.

Eleni Ntrivalas joined the foreign language department, with experience in teaching Latin and Greek.

Connie Zhu joined the foreign language department and is teaching Chinese. She has extensive experience as a teacher and translator/interpreter.

PROMOTIONS

The following individuals were promoted at Macpage LLC, a certified public accounting firm:

Benjamin Dailey, John Guarnotta and Adam Warfel were promoted to senior managers.

Hadje Esmiller, Renee Grant, Christina Nason and Patrick O’Reilly were promoted to managers.

Emily Baron, Rositsa Gavazova and Erin Hill were promoted to supervisors.

Bethany Bougie, Amy Chute, Justin Coffin, Steven Falco, J. Walker Matthews, Lauren MacAlister, Nicholas Norton, Michael Rankin and Michael Santo were promoted to seniors.

AWARDS

Durgin Pines in Kittery was recognized with the 2013 Celebrating Excellence in Innovation Award, sponsored by the Maine Health Care Association.

The nursing care facility was recognized for its two-phase dining program, which was designed to enhance quality of life for individuals by offering restaurant-style meals, expanded dining hours and aesthetic enhancements such as soft music, tablecloths and floral arrangements on each table.

BOARD and COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

Boothbay Town Manager James Chaousis II and Vassalboro Town Manager Mary Sabins joined Maine Municipal Association’s executive committee.

Chaousis has served as Boothbay town manager since 2010. He previously served as town manager in Livermore Falls. He is also a former Marine and Gulf War veteran.

Sabins began working for the town of Vassalboro in 2008. She previously worked as manager for the towns of Windsor and Chelsea.

They were elected to three-year terms, which begin in January.

RECOGNITIONS

Winxnet, an IT outsourcing and consulting firm, attained a Gold Collaboration and Content competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s business environment.

To earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must complete exams to prove their level of technology expertise, then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity.