NEW FACES

Kate Beever of Cornish is a board-certified music therapist and will be operating under the name Maine Music and Health. She has experience working with children and adolescents with developmental or physical disabilities. 

Marc Jackson has joined ProEx Physical Therapy as director of finance and operations. He previously worked as a business manager at Chester County Orthopaedic & Sports Therapy in Pennsylvania.

James Welch of Bowdoin and Jody Brown of Auburn are new employees with Weatherization Wizards Inc. Welch joins as a master wizard, having previously worked as a lead weatherization technician at BioSafe. Brown joins as an associate wizard, previously working at Biosafe as a weatherization technician. 

Dr. Gayle Brazeau has been named University of New England College of Pharmacy’s dean. She recently served as professor of pharmacy practice and associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York. 

Elise Loschiavo joins Sebago Brewing Co. as marketing manager for the brewery and restaurant group in southern Maine. She previously worked as special events and public relations manager for Portland’s Downtown District. 

Kristin Myers, Maureen Brosnan and Amy Bernhard have joined the EIM division of SeniorsPlus. Myers has accepted the senior administrative assistant position, Brosnan and Bernhard have joined as care coordinators. 

Leonard Langer of Yarmouth has joined Thompson & Bowie LLP. He previously practiced for 16 years at Tompkins, Clough, Hirshon & Langer P.A., where he specialized in maritime law. 

John Hennessy has joined AARP Maine as associate state director for advocacy. He previously worked with Moose Ridge Associates of Augusta and has 10 years of experience in the state capital in the areas of government relations, public policy and project management. 

Mary Gemma Cannon, Glenn Labrecque and Benjamin Sweeney have joined HealthInfoNet. Cannon will serve as the regional extension center service coordinator. Labreque has joined as a database administrator. Sweeney will work as an applications analyst. 

Jeff Austin, a lobbyist for the Maine Municipal Association for the past seven years, has been hired as vice president of government affairs and communications for the Maine Hospital Association. He has extensive experience lobbying the Maine Legislature. 

PROMOTIONS

Terri Bellmore has been promoted to vice president and general manager in Maine for Universal American, which offers Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare prescription drug plans through its family of companies. 

AWARDS and RECOGNITION

• Mark Osborne has been named to the Maine Broadcasting Hall of Fame in honor of his achievements in the broadcasting industry in the state. 

Jon Paradise received the 2010 Edward L. Bernays Award, which is the Maine Public Relations Council’s highest honor. The award recognizes Paradise, Maine Credit Union League’s governmental and public affairs manager, for departmental growth and his support for nonprofit organizations. 

Kate Bachman was awarded the 2010 President’s Award from the Maine Public Relations Council. This award was presented to her in recognition of service to the council’s board and its president. 

Pulp+Wire was recognized by Graphic Design USA Magazine with seven awards for the company’s work on several campaigns, including Freeport Merchants Association, Susan L. Curtis Foundation, Juiced Apparel, Mowbi, Smart Homeowners Media Kit, ToeGoz 2010 Sandal Catalog and Duffy Anderson. 

The Rev. Richard Bennett, pastor of Bridgton’s First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, retired at the end of October. His 12 years of work as pastor, teacher and community servant was recognized by church members and friends on Oct. 24. 

Ricki Cote and Tyler Stevenson, state troopers, were presented the Giving Voice Award by the Tri-County Mental Health Services. The troopers were nominated by Cassandra Linton, a crisis worker for the organization, in connection with a specific incident in which they risked their own health and safety to intervene with a client attempting suicide. 

Joan Detel, manager of residential services for Tri-County Mental Health Services, was presented the Inspiration Award by the organization. She was recognized for building most of the agency’s programs for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. 

LT’s Inc., a Portland custom embroidery, screen printing and promotional products company, is celebrating 20 years in business. 

Investment Engineering of Yarmouth was recognized for its completion of the most comprehensive project for suppliers at the first annual Efficiency Maine Qualified Partners banquet. Also receiving awards were: for most completed projects, Mechanical Services as a contractor and Graybar Electric as a supplier; for largest lighting project, Kaplan Electrical Construction; and for largest mechanical project, Mechanical Services. Energy Management Consultants was recognized as contractor of the year, CED Gilman Electric was recognized as supplier of the year and Trask-Decrow Machinery was recognized as qualified partner of the year. 

Adele Nichols, personal lines account manager at The Insurance Center, a Turner Barker/Gorham Savings Bank company, was recently selected Rookie of the Year by the Maine chapter of the National Association of Insurance Women. The award recognizes a new member who has made a significant contribution to the association through participation. 

Constance King Barnes of Belfast was named Outstanding Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northern New England Chapter for her commitment to youth and education and to the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. 

Jen Corbeil, founder of Mainely Kidz PT, was awarded the Key4Women Achieve Award from KeyBank. The award recognizes a woman entrepreneur who successfully executes her business vision, contributes meaningfully to the community and shows a willingness to serve as a model and resource to other women entrepreneurs. 

GENERAL

The following businesses have joined the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce; Black Bros. Builders Inc., Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, The SunriseGuide, Union Fudge Factory, Oyster River Winegrowers and Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery

Joe Malone, president and founder of Malone Commercial Bankers, has been appointed to Gorham Savings Bank’s board of directors. 

Robert Quentin, senior executive vice president and treasurer of Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, has been elected to serve on the Souther Maine Medical Center’s board of directors.