NEW HIRES

Dan Morin recently joined MaineHealth as director of government affairs.

Morin will serve as the key resource for state legislators, and Maine’s congressional delegation and other stakeholders on health care policy and issues facing MaineHealth and its clients.

Morin, of Scarborough, comes to MaineHealth from the Maine Turnpike Authority.

Richard Davan joined Putney Inc. as director of regulatory affairs.

Davan comes to Putney from the human pharmaceutical industry, where he brings over 18 years of experience in regulatory affairs in the development and approval of both domestic and international filings.

Jonathan Gelchinsky has joined Pierce Atwood LLP as a partner in its Intellectual Property & Technology practice group.

Gelchinsky will work in the firm’s offices in Portland and Boston. He specializes in managing and advising on the global trademark portfolios of highly successful, leading businesses of all sizes.

Most recently, he was a partner at the intellectual property firm Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP in Boston.

PROMOTIONS

Steven Nadeau was promoted to chief financial officer at Varney Agency.

He joined the organization in May 2013 and most recently served as financial manager.

AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS

Garrett Ryan of Franklin American Mortgage Co. has earned the prestigious Chairman’s Club Award for 2013.

Ryan is branch manager of its Portland location.

Kathy MacDonald, vice president of human resources at SIS Bank, recently surpassed 35 years of service with the bank.

MacDonald began her career at SIS in 1978 as a teller. Over the years, she was promoted several times, first to head teller, and then to operations manager and security officer. In 1990, she moved into the human resources department, where she remains as vice president and director of the department.

Gorham Savings Bank was recently recognized for its five-year commitment to the community by United Way of Greater Portland and the Greater Portland CA$H Coalition.

Gorham Savings Bank’s employees have dedicated at least 2,000 volunteer hours to help improve household financial stability at CA$H free tax preparation events since the partnership began. The announcement was made during the busiest day of the bank’s “Make the Most of Your Money” week.

More than 500 individuals and families have been assisted by bank volunteers at the free income tax preparation and asset building events.

For more information about the program, go to www.cashgp.org.