NEW FACES

Mary Nablo recently joined Control Point in Scarborough.

Nablo worked for the last six years at Ruth’s Reusable Resources as office manager and volunteer coordinator.

The Disability Rights Center of Maine hired two new advocates in its developmental services advocacy program.

Mary Rohn joins as the developmental services advocate for Aroostook County. She spent the past 13 years with the Hope and Justice Project, an organization dedicated to ending domestic violence in Aroostook County.

Attorney Benjamin Jones was hired as an advocate for York and Cumberland counties. He is a 2013 graduate of New England Law School and was admitted to the Maine State Bar Association in October 2013.

Two advocates also relocated. Laura Rowland, the former advocate in Aroostook County, is now serving Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Washington counties, which were previously staffed by attorney Lydia Paquette. Paquette has moved to the organization’s main office in Augusta, and will now cover Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Somerset and Waldo counties.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

The Portland Society for Architecture recently voted to install the following slate of officers for the 2014 term:

Alan Kuniholm, principal, PDT Architects, was named president.

Stuart O’Brien, attorney, Maine Public Utilities Commission, was named vice president.

Scott Tompkins, director of business development, PC Construction Co., was appointed secretary; and Ron Conterio, product consultant, A.W. Hastings & Co., was named treasurer.

Three new PSA board members also began their two-year terms: Jaimee Lee Anderson, an architecture student at the University of Maine at Augusta; Nathan Smith, a commercial real estate attorney at Bernstein Shur; and Graham Vickers, an architect at SMRT Inc.

AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS

Craig Lapine, founder and executive director of Cultivating Community in Portland, and a member of the Institute for Civic Leadership’s Pi class, was recently selected as the ICL’s 14th annual Distinguished Alumnus.

ACCREDITATION

The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers announced it was granted renewal Hague accreditation for the agency’s international adoption program. It is the only agency that has full accreditation for international adoption in the state.

RETIRING

Doug Cummings, executive director of the Independent Schools Association of Northern New England, announced he will retire effective July 1. He will become a partner in the consulting firm of Educators’ Collaborative.

Cummings and his wife, Lori, were instrumental in transforming ISANNE from a group that served mostly heads of school into a resource for school leaders of all types. He encouraged smaller schools to join and offered financial assistance for access to benefits available through the association.

GENERAL

Oak Point Associates in Biddeford was selected to design a new academic building at York County Community College.

The firm has more than 30 years of experience as a full-service, interdisciplinary design and consulting firm with an advantageous and integrated design approach.

YCCC’s new 12,000-square-foot academic building will address overcrowding at the college and expand offerings in associate degree and workforce development programs. This will be the second building on the Wells campus and will include classrooms, laboratories, an auditorium-style lecture hall and a multipurpose student common area, as well as multiple offices.