February 26, 2010

On the Move

— NEW FACES

n Dr. Stephen Sears has been named the state's epidemiologist for the Maine CDC. He previously served as vice president for the medical administration and chief quality officer at Mercy Hospital. He was also the author of ''To Your Health,'' a column that appeared in the Kennebec Journal for more than 15 years.

n Molly Watson has joined Linnell, Choate & Webber, LLP, concentrating her practice in family and juvenile law and workers' compensation. Prior to graduating from the University of Maine School of Law in 2009, she worked as a litigation paralegal for a Portland law firm.

n Ron Berthiaume, licensed associate broker, has joined Weichert Realtors Waterglen Group in Old Orchard Beach. He has worked as a Realtor in southern Maine for 13 years.

n Jason Thomas and Mechelle Nash have joined Coastal Enterprises Inc. as foreclosure prevention counselors. They will help borrowers in foreclosure or at risk throughout the state.

n Katherine Ferrari has been appointed marketing manager at Penmor Lithographers. She brings seven years of marketing and communications experience with her, having previously worked at Hydro International.

n Lori Bellwood has joined the staff at Community Clinical Services Women's Health Associates. Most recently, she cared for women at Coastal Women's Healthcare in Scarborough and as a nurse educator at Central Maine College of Nursing and Health Professionals.

n Alicia Russell, Eric Stevens and Lisa Burns have joined Disability RMS. Russell will serve as a claims technician, Stevens as a claims support specialist and burns as a senior premium analyst.

n Gail McBride has joined Norway Savings Bank as vice president and collections manager and will work in the main office in Norway.

n Robert Staab has been hired as a senior mortgage loan officer for Northeast Bank, serving the Brunswick area. He has nearly three decades of experience in lending and financial services.

PROMOTIONS

n Melissa Boilard, Jeff Roberts and Alie DiCarlo have been promoted to assistant vice president at Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution. Boilard has been assistant branch manager in Saco since 2007, having joined the bank in 1997. Roberts is the bank's network and telecom manager having joined the bank in 2006. DiCarlo has been with the bank since 2005, having served as training and development manager since 2008.

n Mary Hewett has been promoted to vice president of employee development and training manager at Norway Savings Bank.

n Rob Harville has been promoted to junior commercial lender at Norway Savings Bank.

n Terri Cook has been promoted to assistant vice president and banking center manager at Mechanics Savings Bank in Lewiston. Since joining the bank in 2006, she has held positions as loan officer and branch operations manager.

n Nathan Milkins has been promoted to vice president and branch manager at Sanford Institution for Savings. In his 12 years with the bank, he has held many positions and currently manages and oversees the ATM Debit Card Program and online services.

n Audra Plummer has assumed the role of claims technician at Disability RMS.

AWARDS and RECOGNITION

n Ray Cornils has been honored for 20 years of service as Portland's municipal organist with a special tribute at Merrill Auditorium by the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ. During the ''20th Annual Christmas with Cornils,'' he was serenaded with a surprise song set to the tune of ''The Twelve Days of Christmas.''

n Meghann Dombroski was awarded the 2010 Senior Dental Award during a luncheon reception hosted by the American College of Dentists and the ADA. The award recognizes her outstanding achievements in academics, leadership and initiative.

n David Flood received the A. William Kany Jr. Leadership Award at the annual meeting of the Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The award recognizes a local leader of at least 10 years who has made major contributions to improve the communities. Flood, who moved to the area with his wife Carolyn in 1989, has served as president of Heart of Biddeford for five years and was the founder of the Biddeford-Saco Courier.

n Counseling Services Inc. has received full accreditation from the Council on Accreditation, an international social service and behavioral health-care accrediting agency. The mental health agency serves more than 7,000 children and adults in York and Cumberland counties with clinics in four locations.

n Downeast Energy, Lisbon Falls office, has been awarded the Lisbon Business Award by the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce. As a fixture in the community for 25 years, the office has been a community partner assisting low-income families with fuel, chamber President Chip Morrison said.

GENERAL

n Brad Wise, senior vice president of human resources at Hannaford, has been appointed to Gorham Savings Bank's board of directors. He will be responsible for retail, corporate and distribution human resources, as well as compensation and benefits and strategic organizational development.

n Shawn Gorman, vice president of card services and direct to business at L.L. Bean, and Jacquelyn Hedlund, medical director at Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute, have been elected to the United Way of Greater Portland's board of directors.

n Maine Podiatric Medical Association has elected its new officers for 2010, including Dr. Michele Kurlanski of Portland, as president, Dr. Paul Flanigan of Portland, as vice president, Dr. Richard Steinmetz of Westbrook, as treasurer, and Dr. Melissa Milza of Yarmouth, as secretary.

n Jeffrey Piampiano has been elected as a shareholder of Drummond Woodsum. He is a member of the trial and business services groups and has been with the firm since 2002.

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