Terry Russell, greenhouse system engineer, has joined Thayer Corp. to spearhead the company’s commercial greenhouse heating solution efforts.

Deborah Gallant, Donald Dufour and Kim Goren have joined Maine Mental Health Partners. Gallant, founder and president of D. Gallant Management Associates, joins as director of human resources. Dufour, formerly employed by Tri-County Mental Health Services, will serve as human resources business partner. Goren, previously an employee of Southern Maine Medical Center, will also serve as human resources business partner.

Barbara Foss, certified clinical hypnotherapist, has joined the staff at Saco Healing Arts Center. Her sessions may include children older than 10.

Claire Hirschmann of Portland has been hired by Maine Prep to teach SAT prep classes. She has spent several years teaching history, literature, and math in southern Africa and South America.

Michael Chaney has been named executive director of the Yarmouth Historical Society. He has spent the past 25 years working in nonprofit administration, which includes administrativeand financial oversight, fundraising, producing public programs, facility renovations and site development.

Gyorgy Mundruczo has been appointed to the Central Maine Medical Center staff as a pulmonologist. His professional experience includes three years with UPMC Horizon, an affiliate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania.

With 19 years of legal experience, Jamie Wagner has opened the Law Office of James R. Wagner in Cape Elizabeth. He is a member of the Maine, New York and Washington, D.C., bars, with experience in general litigation and general counsel practice.

Michael Froning has been named program coordinator for Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition and the HIPAA Compliance Office at the University of New England. He has more than 15 years of management experience in the nonprofit and higher education sector.

The Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions has appointed several new faculty members, including Dana Law-Ham for teaching nursing students, Deana Renander as childbirth educator, Ann Curtis, who has experience in direct patient care, teaching and management, Michelle Thibault, with experience in oncology and medical-surgical nursing, and Sarah Harradon, who will teach medical imaging.


Erin Berry and Adam Shub are new associates at Preti Flaherty. Both joined the firm in 2010 after serving as summer associates with the firm in 2009.

J.R. Rivet has been named general manager of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. in South Portland. He has been with the company since 2001.


Mechanical Services Inc., a leading commercial HVAC contractor, has been honored by Efficiency Maine for its leadership in developing key energy-efficiency projects for its clients while maximizing cash incentives provided by the Efficiency Maine Business Program.

Broadreach Public Relations received Golden Arrow Awards from the Maine Public Relations Council for its work with Northeast Bancorp and the Crescent Heights Project and a Silver Arrow Award for its work with the Winter Tourism Initiative for the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce.

David Gilbody, owner of Kitchen Solvers in Falmouth and Portland, was honored by the corporate headquarters with the Winners Circle Ruby Award. This award recognizes franchise owners who have accumulated a sales volume of $3 million since opening.


Michael Bonney, a member of the Bates Class of 1980, has been elected to the college’s board of trustees as chairman, and Alison Bernstein has been elected as vice chairman. In addition, the college appointed Andrea Conklin Bueschel, Richard Forde, James McNulty, Carol Lind Rattray and Lena Sene to the board of trustees.

Bill Stockmeyer, attorney at Drummond Woodsum, has been elected as a fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel.