Joseph Carter, Michael Collins and David Marks recently joined Systems Engineering in Portland.

Carter, formerly with Comcast Cable, has more than 13 years of technology experience.

Collins was previously a senior field engineer with a Delaware company.

Marks has 12 years of experience as a network engineer.

Richard McNally joined the sales and estimation team at Garrett Pillsbury Plumbing & Heating in Kennebunk. McNally has more than 30 years of experience in HVAC design-build sales and ductwork design. He was previously doing design-build sales and estimation at Haley’s Metal Shop in Biddeford.

Steven Hayward was hired by the Cumberland Club as its general manager. He was previously executive director of the Hawthorne Golf and Country Club in Fishers, Ind.

Patricia Freedman was hired by the Maine Red Claws as director of season ticket sales. Freedman spent the past four years at Watkins Glen International, where she was the ticket office manager.

Ryan Dawson joined Dawson, Smith, Purvis & Bassett, an accounting firm in Portland. Dawson recently graduated from the University of Maine with majors in accounting and finance.

Nancy Richard joined Community Credit Union as manager of its Auburn branch. Richard, of Mechanic Falls, has more than 23 years of experience, previously working for Camden National Bank and United Kingfield Bank.

Joan Crocker joined Flyte New Media as its second search engine marketer. She previously worked at Preval in Portland.

Patrick Powers and Heidi Hall joined Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty as real estate brokers.

Powers had owned Powers Real Estate since January 2005, before the firm merged with Legacy Properties.

Hall has worked in real estate for the past eight years as an associate broker and office manager.


Sno L. Barry was elected as principal at BerryDunn. Barry is a member of the firm’s tax services group. She specializes in providing compliance and consulting services. Barry is a member of the Maine Society of CPAs, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Institute of Management Accountants.

Catherine Palmer was appointed executive director of The Marginal Way Preservation Fund. Palmer, of Saco, was hired in September 2010 as development director.

The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project promoted two members of its staff as it begins a nationwide search for an executive director to replace founder Beth Stickney.

Hayden Anderson will serve as the interim executive director. Susan Roche was promoted to legal director. Anderson, of Portland, joined the agency in 2009 as development director. Roche, of South Portland, joined ILAP in 2000 as a staff attorney, becoming the supervising attorney in 2003.

Karen Ashley was promoted to manager of the York office of the Sanford Institution for Savings. Ashley has been with SIS since 2009 and will continue to serve as the manager of the bank’s Springvale office. She has more than 20 years of experience in financial services.


Secretary of State Charles Summers was appointed to the advisory council for Hope for the Warriors, a national nonprofit that supports wounded U.S. service members and their families.

William Harwood of Verrill Dana LLP was elected chairman of the board of the Brady Campaign and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Harwood is chairman of Verrill Dana’s regulatory and legislative department, co-chairman of its energy group, and chairman of the firm’s water and wastewater utilities group.

Helene Girard Kennedy, Sister Priscille Roy and Renee O’Neil, all of Biddeford, joined the board of directors for St. Andre Health Care.

Girard Kennedy has worked at Covance Health Economics and Outcomes Services Inc. since 1991, serving as vice president for the past 13 years.

Sister Roy is a member of the Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec, the group that founded St. Andre Health Care.

O’Neil is a sales development and technical support assistant at the JPOS Software Co.

Owen Wells and Paul Perrault joined the board of directors for PC Construction Co.

Wells is president and chief executive officer at the Libra Corp.

Perrault is president and CEO of Brookline Bancorp Inc. and chairman, president and CEO of Brookline Bank.

Joan McCabe of Actuarial Designs & Solutions Inc. in Scarborough was selected to the employee plans division of the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities for the Internal Revenue Service. McCabe is the owner and president of Actuarial Designs & Solutions, an independent actuarial consulting and retirement plan administration firm.


St. Mary’s Health System received the 2011 Partner for Change with Distinction Award from Practice Greenhealth, a national membership organization for health care facilities committed to environmentally responsible operations. St. Mary’s earned the recognition for its efforts to reduce its electricity, oil, gas and water consumption, as well as for promoting food sustainability in the community.

Verrill Dana LLP was recently recognized with a Best of the Web Award for its newly redesigned website,

The firm worked with Hubbard One, a Thomson Reuters subsidiary, to design and develop the site, and with Fitzgerald Photography in Portland for the portraits. The renovated site went live in April.

Verrill Dana was recognized at the TechMaine Awards Gala, which was held June 23 at the Eastland Park Hotel.

Becky McKinnell, founder of iBec Creative, received an Entreverge Award from PROPEL, a networking and professional development group for young people in Greater Portland. Entreverge is a business support program that acknowledges local businesses which exhibit a vision for the future and a long-term commitment to Maine. McKinnell was selected from more than 80 nominees.


Andrew Bossie, executive director of the Maine AIDS Alliance, left the organization last month. He had been executive director since 2007. He is now the executive director for Maine Citizens for Clean Elections. The board of directors of the Maine AIDS Alliance is now overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization.

United Way of York County announced that David Eagleson, president of The Baker Co. in Sanford, will be chairman of its campaign Cabinet. Eagleson served as the vice chairman of the campaign Cabinet in 2010.

Also joining the Cabinet are:

Charles Petersen of Biddeford Savings Bank; Jim Fitzgerald of the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce; Martha Muldoon of Strategic Marketing and Communications; Mike McMahon of Pratt & Whitney; Nichole Brunette of Hannaford; Rhonda Hebert of Biddeford Savings Bank; Stacy Gile of Unum; Elizabeth Johnson of Goodall Hospital; and Kevin Robert of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

Lifestyles Massage Therapy Center in Auburn has changed its name to Revelation Massage. The owners say they changed the name to reflect the mission of the company, “to be recognized as a premier provider of massage therapy services.” Revelation Massage is located at 600 Turner Street Plaza, Auburn.