• The following individuals joined Winxnet, a Portland-based IT solutions provider.
Rachel Justice joined as vice president of sales. She has over 20 years of experience in information technology business development, sales and consulting. She previously worked for Dell/Perot Systems, McKesson’s Provider Technologies group and SAS Institute.
Hannah Dexter joined as a SharePoint business analyst. She comes to Winxnet from BlueMetal and brings more than 10 years of SharePoint experience.
Jared Simms was hired as the service manager. Most recently, he worked for Measured Progress.
Jessica Thurston joined as a quality assurance engineer. Most recently, she was the verification and validation lead at IDEXX Laboratories.
Lee Stearns joined as a SharePoint administrator. Most recently, Stearns was a senior solutions analyst at Cole Haan. He also has 10 years of SharePoint experience.
• Woodfords Family Services hired David Payne, a licensed, certified physician assistant, to its psychiatry services program.
Most recently, Payne was a physician assistant for the developmental disorders unit at Spring Harbor Hospital.
• The MEMIC Group has promoted Eileen Fongemie and Deborah Lander.
Fongemie was named director of finance. She joined MEMIC in April 2007 as a senior accountant and was promoted to financial reporting manager in 2010.
Lander, who works in MEMIC’s disability management unit of the company’s claims department, was appointed unit manager.
Lander began her career at MEMIC in 2003 and was promoted to team leader last April.
• Clark Carter, a children’s program coordinator at The Root Cellar, a nonprofit organization in Portland, was promoted to director.
Carter has worked for The Root Cellar for the last seven years.
• Brian Bernier was promoted to the Norway Savings Bank’s Asset Management Group as vice president and investment officer.
Bernier has been with Norway Savings for 15 years. In 2005, he was promoted to regional vice president, retail banking for the southern region.
• Patricia Haverly-Johndro was promoted to assistant vice president, store manager II of two TD Bank branches at 76 Main St. in Newport and 138 Main St. in Pittsfield.
Haverly-Johndro joined TD Bank in 2012 as an assistant store manager and later served as store manager I, both in Pittsfield, before her promotion to an expanded role. Before TD Bank, she spent 28 years at Fleet Bank.
• Gorham Savings Bank has promoted Eric Andrews, Cheryl Brandt, Julie Case and Jeremy Clough.
Andrews, of Wells, was named chief banking officer. He joined Gorham Savings as chief risk officer in 2012. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and loan officer at Kennebunk Savings Bank. Brandt was promoted to executive vice president, retail banking. Brandt, previously senior vice president and director of sales, joined Gorham Savings in 1999. She has worked in senior management for the last 10 years.
Case, of Windham, was named vice president, senior risk and compliance officer. Case joined Gorham Savings Bank in 2011 and has been in banking for 25 years, most recently with Machias Savings Bank.
Clough, of Freeport, was named vice president and information security officer. Clough joined Gorham Savings Bank in 2006 as a database programmer.
• Vera Roberts joined the board of directors for New Hope for Women.
A resident of Rockland, Roberts is a senior vice president and regional commercial manager for Camden National Bank in Camden.
AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
• Dan Mitchell, an attorney and shareholder at Bernstein Shur, was named to BankInfoSecurity’s “The Influencers 2014” for his work on the PATCO construction case.
Mitchell, based in the firm’s Portland office, is chair of the Data Security Team and a member of the Business Law Practice Group and Litigation Group.