NEW HIRES
Rich Bard was recently hired as executive director of Scarborough Land Trust.
Bard previously served as executive director at Downeast Coastal Conservancy.

Melanie Wendell has joined Camden National Bank as vice president, mortgage loan officer.
Wendell previously served as vice president, mortgage loan officer for Gorham Savings Bank for four years and vice president, residential loan officer for Kennebunk Savings Bank for 17 years.

SIS Bank hired Christopher MacDonnell as its new vice president, cash management/treasury services.
Prior to joining SIS Bank, MacDonnell was senior vice president, treasury management at Bank of New Hampshire.

Nika Beauchamp joined the Environmental Health Strategy Center as a new digital communications manager.
Beauchamp brings nearly a decade of experience as a writer and editor focusing on environmental justice. Prior to joining the strategy center, she was a staff writer and assistant editor at Common Dreams.

Tim Cyr joined the Fontaine Family real estate agency in Scarborough.
Cyr, of Lovell and Old Orchard Beach, is an entrepreneur and business owner. He started and grew an IT company in southern New England which was sold to a larger firm. He also worked as a consultant to growing businesses.

Diversified Communications hired Steven Hughes as an IT operations manager.
Hughes previously worked for MEMIC in Portland.

Alayna Hebert also joined as a web developer. Hebert previously worked for Concordia Partners.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS
South Portland City Councilor Linda Cohen was recently sworn in as president of the Maine Municipal Association.
Mary Sabins, town Manager in Vassalboro, was elected vice president.
Cohen will take over her duties of MMA president effective Jan.1. She has served as a council member in South Portland since 2012, and served as mayor from 2014-2015.
Sabins, of Vassalboro, was elected vice president. Before starting with Vassalboro in 2008, Sabins previously held various municipal positions in the towns of Chelsea, Windsor, Union and Hope.

Alain Nahimana and Kristine Stratton joined the board of directors at the Environmental Health Strategy Center.
Nahimana, a native of Burundi, is the co-founder and executive director of the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center.
Stratton is senior vice president of operations at Earthjustice, the nation’s original and largest nonprofit environmental law organization.