• Barbara Finkelstein, senior vice president of Massasoit Community College in Brockton, Massachusetts, was appointed president of York County Community College in Wells.
Finkelstein will assume her new post on Aug. 11. She brings more than 30 years of community college experience to the position. Since August 2001, she has led the college’s division of faculty and instruction, where she oversees more than 600 college employees.
• Scott Reiff joined the Maine Department of Corrections as director of industries.
Reiff has 25 years of experience in the construction industry with experience in millwork, architectural woodworking, as an energy auditor and estimator.
• Chloe Kregling joined Thos. Moser as a member of its contract team.
Most recently, Kregling worked for AKDO Intertrade in the company’s New York City, Boston and Greater New England markets. Her experience includes time with firms Knight Architecture LLC in New Haven, Connecticut, and Visconti Architecture in Bedford Hills, New York.
• Melissa Cooledge joined Northeast Bank’s mortgage division as a mortgage loan officer.
Cooledge joined NEB Mortgage in early April from Wells Fargo, where she also served the Portland market. She lives in Scarborough.
• Nicole Sukeforth, Kathy Weymouth and Aisha Hixon, three staff members at the Iris Network, were certified as vision rehabilitation therapists.
Vision rehabilitation therapists teach individuals how to remain independent in their homes, school or work by using adaptive skills. The Iris Network’s therapists work throughout the state. Sukeforth is based in Portland, Weymouth in Augusta, and Hixon in Rockland.
AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
• The Center for Grieving Children in Portland was recently recognized by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation with its community hero award.
The center will receive a $250 grant. The organization serves more than 4,000 grieving children, teenagers, families and young adults annually through peer support, outreach and education.
• Capt. Dave Pratt, a longtime firefighter for the Boothbay Fire Department, was recognized by the Maine Fire Service Institute as the Maine Fire Instructor of the Year.
• The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership recognized four organizations and individuals for their outstanding achievements assuring equitable care for all Mainers:
Marjorie Withers was recognized for her efforts to reduce the impact of health disparities of rural poverty, mental illness, substance abuse and trauma through working with infants and young children and their families.
Maine Migrant Health Program was recognized for its efforts to reduce health disparities and inequities of access for this workforce.
Also honored was the United Somali Women of Maine, a refugee women-led organization that addresses the health disparity faced by refugee and immigrant women who experience domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence.
Waldo County Dental Care was recognized for addressing the health disparity in dental care for low-income and uninsured individuals in its community.
• BerryDunn was again named to the INSIDE Public Accounting’s Top 100 List of accounting firms.
The firm ranked 72nd in 2013, up from 76th the prior year, reflecting the firm’s 9 percent fiscal year growth.
• DMM Inc., a direct marketing and digital document solutions provider, recently achieved its G7 Master Printer Qualification from IDEAlliance.
• Sarah Standiford, an advocate for Maine women’s economic security, social justice and reproductive rights, was honored by the American Association of University Women of Maine with its 2014 Achievement Citation Award.
Since August 2011, she has been the regional field manager of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Subsequently, from 2003 through August 2011, she served as the executive director of the Maine Women’s Lobby and Maine Women’s Policy Center.
• Partners Thomas Douglas, Sarah McDaniel, Benjamin Campo and Anne Schools have formed Douglas McDaniel Campo & Schools, a general practice law firm at the Dana Warp Mill in Westbrook.
• Maine Mental Health Partners, which includes southern Maine’s only nonprofit psychiatric hospital and several nonprofit community health agencies, is now Maine Behavioral Healthcare.
Spring Harbor Hospital, Community Counseling Center, Counseling Services Inc., Spring Harbor Community Services, and Mid-Coast Mental Health Center announced their merger into a single, unified organization in early December. The new organization will continue its contract alliances with Maine Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, Southern Maine Health Care’s Behavioral Health Services and Pen Bay Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry. Spring Harbor Hospital will keep its name and be referred to as a division of Maine Behavioral Healthcare.
• Bangor Savings Bank has opened a new location in York. The newly constructed 2,880-square-foot building at 460 Route 1 houses a full-service bank branch and offers customers convenient access and plenty of parking.