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Ericka Temple joined Poulin Financial Services to provide tax preparation and accounting services. She previously was a master tax preparer with H&R Block in Biddeford.

Don Oakes was named director of Delta Dental Plan of Maine. Oakes, of Falmouth, had a 20 year career with L.L. Bean, where he worked in various senior management roles.

Carroll Fernald (far left) and Janet Moore (near left) joined Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty as senior vice presidents. Fernald, of Mount Desert Island, previously served as president of Acadia Council of Realtors, director of Maine Association of Realtors and Mid-Coast Board of Realtors, and the legislative committee of Maine Association of Realtors. Moore, of Seal Harbor, has 30 years experience in the industry. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Seal Harbor Library and is director of the Mount Desert Nursing Association.

Roger El-Hachem, M.D., a specialist in internal medicine, has joined Bridgton Internal Medicine. El-Hachem previously practiced in Willimantic, Conn., in a solo practice and later with Hartford Medical Group. He also served as a hospitalist at Windham Community Memorial Hospital in Willimantic. He lives in Raymond.

Dr. Hongna Wang (pictured) and Dr. Frank Femia joined Putney, Inc. Dr. Wang was hired as senior manager of product development. She was previously with Endo/Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, where she served as manager of product development at their human generic pharmaceuticals manufacturing facility. Dr. Femia was hired as manager of product development. He was the U.S. director of chemistry, manufacturing and controls at IBA Molecular, a company that develops radiopharmaceuticals.

Trish Shorey of Bridgton joined Linnell, Choate & Webber, LLP. Shorey’s practice areas include employment law, workers’ compensation and criminal law. She is admitted to practice law in Maine and Massachusetts.

Scott Miele joined Maine State Ballet as director of institutional development. Miele of Windham has a degree in business management and more than five years experience in sales and marketing.

Dvorah Governale was recently named membership manager at Maine State Ballet. Governale has a bachelor’s of fine arts degree in design and technology for theater. She has more than six years experience in marketing and has danced ballet for 14 years. 

Carol Walker Aten joined Common Good Ventures as a senior consultant in January. Aten has more than 20 years of practical and strategic experience as a nonprofit executive and community and board leader. Her professional experience includes being a nonprofit manager, family foundation trustee and community bank corporator.

Dan Eastwood joined Glacial Multimedia as a Web editor. Eastwood is responsible for Web edits, as well as site finalization edits and some graphic design.

BerryDunn added the following individuals to its staff:

Scott Hackett and Matthew Litz joined its tax services group. Hackett, a tax specialist based in Bangor, joined from an accounting firm in Massachusetts. Litz, a senior tax manager in Portland, is a CPA with law degrees in taxation. Most recently, he worked for a CPA firm in Raleigh, N.C.

Karla Fossett, Harry Lanphear, Kevin Price and Yoko McCarthy joined BerryDunn’s government consulting group: Fossett was hired as a technical writer. Recently, she worked as a training documentation specialist for Delhaize America. Lanphear, a federal government business development and senior consultant, was previously a director of information security at MaineGeneral Medical Center. McCarthy, a certified fraud examiner, joined as a consultant. McCarthy previously worked for the Massachusetts state government. Price, a consultant in Portland, is completing his master’s degree in public policy and management at the Muskie School.

Kristine McNeil, a proposal writer and business development specialist, joined BerryDunn’s management and IT consulting group. Previously, she worked at Digital Research Inc. Mathieu Fortier, a staff auditor in Portland, rejoined BerryDunn’s financial services group. Most recently, he worked for Martin’s Point Health Care.


Scott Buckheit was named senior vice president and senior technology officer of information technology and loan servicing at Camden National Corporation. Buckheit joined Camden National in 2006. He has 24 years of information technology, teleservicing, operations and project management experience.

Karen Sherry was promoted to chief curator and curator of American Art at the Portland Museum of Art. Sherry joined the museum staff in June 2012 and was instrumental in the opening of the Winslow Homer Studio and the exhibition Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine last September.
Sherry will organize her first exhibition at the PMA, entitled Winslow Homer’s Civil War, which opens on Sept. 7, 2013.

Christopher Hall was hired as chief executive officer of the Portland Regional Chamber. Hall has served as the chamber’s senior vice president for the last six years and as acting CEO for the past two months. Prior to his work in Portland, Hall was a senior vice president and general counsel at the Maine State Chamber of Commerce for 17 years.


Judy E. Wallingford, president of the Maine Water Company, recently received the Jeff Nixon Distinguished Service Award from the Maine Water Utilities Association. Wallingford began her career in the Maine water works industry 32 years ago. She currently serves on the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee.

Marilyn Gugliucci, Ph.D., director of geriatrics education and research in the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, is being awarded the 2013 Marguerite Elliott Innovation in Clinical Medical Education Award by the national Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators. Gugliucci was invited to present at the 2013 joint American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine/Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators Annual Meeting later this month in Baltimore, Md.

Hearst Television Inc., parent of WMTW, earned its seventh consecutive USC Cronkite Award for excellence in television political journalism. WMTW, home of NEWS 8, produces 25.5 hours of local news per week. The station has been honored with three Emmy’s for Best Newscast in New England and six regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for the continuing pursuit of excellence in journalism.  WMTW 8 is owned by Hearst Television Inc.

Advantage Home Care was recognized with a “Best of Home Care” award from Home Care Pulse.  Advantage Home Care provides non-medical home care services to individuals and families in Southern Maine. It scored 92 percent and above in 12 categories – from timeliness of caregivers to response to problems – and had an overall score of 95 percent. 

Robert Allen, of UBS Financial Services, was named to Barron’s “Top 1000 Financial Advisors” list for 2013. Allen has received the distinction of being ranked number one in Maine for the second consecutive year. He has more than 25 years of experience and is responsible for managing the investment group of Allen Gower Steele and Young.

United Parcel Service recognized Mail-It Unlimited in Kennebunk as the number eight authorized shipping outlet in the country. Each year UPS announces the top 100 shipping outlets in the country. Mail-It Unlimited has made the list every year since 2004. In 2012, it reached another milestone and broke into the top 10.

Northeastern Loggers Association was named the winner of the Organizational Achievement Award; Waterfront Concerts will receive the GBCVB  Impact Award; and Mike Dyer, general manager of the Cross Insurance Center and longtime Bass Park director, will receive the Individual Achievement Award. The awards will be given in May.


Lisa Trundy, a senior manager in the health care group at BerryDunn, received the coding certification from the American Academy of Professional Coders. Trundy has completed rigorous course work and testing related to the International Classification of Diseases code set. Coding rules and regulations are critical for health care organizations’ compliance and reimbursement, as well as providers’ diagnosis, procedures and services.


Lili Pew, an associate broker and real estate partner at The Knowles Company of Northeast Harbor, joined the board of trustees for the College of the Atlantic. Pew also serves on the board of Friends of Acadia and competes in national cycling events, and assists the Downeast Bicycle Cycling and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine.

Rippleffect’s board of directors recently elected two new officers:
Katie Fullam Harris, of MaineHealth, was elected president. John Bennett, of Oakhurst Dairy, was elected vice-president. The board also appointed four new members: Harold Crabill, of Merrill Lynch; Amy Farrell, of Port Island Realty; Jack Lufkin, of Gorham Savings Bank; and Robert Trowbridge, of Maine Medical Center.

Sen. Chris Johnson (D-Lincoln) was appointed as one of two members representing the Senate to the Lobster Management Policy Council. Johnson is chair of the Marine Resources Committee.
The council advises the Commissioner of Marine Resources on matters of interest to the lobster industry.

Matt Cook has joined the board of directors for Maine State Ballet, a nonprofit dance school and performance company based in Falmouth. Cook of Saco is an operations and practice manager for Intermed. Formerly employed by Saco Bay Physical Therapy, Cook directed that company’s Cure for Breast Cancer 5K. His wife, Jessica Cook, is a teacher at Maine State Ballet. 


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