NEW FACES

Matt Merrill has been hired by Tilson Technology Management as a senior developer. He previously worked as senior software engineer at NMI Info-Security Solutions in Portland and as a state systems analyst.

Tom Woodman, RN has been named Safe Patient and Family-Centered Care Project Manager at Pen Bay Healthcare.

Gino Nalli has been appointed interim director of the Cutler Institute of Health and Social Policy at the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service. He is a health policy and management professional with 35 years’ experience as a professor, policy analyst and consultant.

David Walton and Samuel McGee have joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Walton joins as a deposit services specialist with 20 years’ experience working in the financial industry. McGee joins as associate vice president and business banker with 15 years of experience.

Michael Miles has been hired as human resources director for the city of Portland. He has more than 30 years’ experience working with municipalities and businesses in human resources management.

Amy Anderson has joined Bangor-based Ovation Fundraising Counsel LLC as an associate consultant. She has 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector.

Elise Loschiavo is the new marketing manager for Sebago Brewing Company. For nearly four years, she was the special events and public relations manager for Portland’s Downtown District, running high-profile events.

PROMOTIONS

Stephen Joffe has been promoted to executive director of River Tree Arts from his position as manager. He is a social worker by training with many years experience as an executive director, board member and consultant to nonprofit organizations.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Carl Stasio Jr., longtime headmaster at Thornton Academy in Saco, received the Richard J. Bradley Award from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The award recognizes Stasio’s work as an ambassador for the association, advocate for accreditation and an ally of education throughout the world.

VNA Home Health and Hospice has been named one of the top 500 home health agencies in the country according to HomeCare Elite.

The following artists have been awarded the title of Traditional Arts Master through the Maine Arts Commission’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program. Ellen Gawler, a fiddler and caller from Belgrade; Harry Richter, a violin maker from Waterville; Brian Theriault, a snowshoe maker from Fort Kent; and Cindy Larock, a Franco step dancer from Lewiston, each received $4,000 in order to facilitate the handing down of Maine’s treasured traditions to a new generation.

Oxford Networks has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine. The company was honored with this designation for the fifth year in a row.

Vreeland Marketing & Design received four Gold Awards and two Silver Awards for outstanding work in the public relations field at the Golden Arrow Awards hosted by the Maine Public Relations Council.

Allen and Coles Moving Systems, headquartered in Portland, was recognized with the National Account Growth award during the National Convention.

At the fourth annual Working Together Conference with the Diversity Hiring Coalition, TD Bank received an award for its leadership in diversity because of its focus on Building the Better Bank by becoming even more diverse and inclusive.

GENERAL

Tim O’Neil of Monks O’Neil Development in Portland, and Carol Epstein of Epstein Commercial Real Estate in Bangor, have joined MEREDA’s Council of Directors Emeritus.