New Hires, Promotions

Town & Country Federal Credit Union has appointed two new branch managers. Scott Peters of Falmouth has been named manager of Town & Country’s Northgate branch at 3 Auburn St. in Portland. Walter McCallister of Standish recently joined Town & Country as manager of the Scarborough branch at 257 U.S. Route One.

Allen & Selig Realty of North Yarmouth and Bath has added three realtors to its growing team: Eleanor “Ellie” Carolan of North Yarmouth, Jessica Jensen of Durham, and Ellen Vaughan of North Yarmouth and Monhegan Island.

BerryDunn, a certified public accounting and management consulting firm, has made the following recent hires: Michael Schoenbaum, systems administrator; Reid Butler, staff accountant, General Practice Industry Group; Ashley Hawkins-Kimball, staff accountant, General Practice Industry Group; Nicholas Crosman, tax specialist, Tax Industry Group; Melissa Gouin, staff accountant, General Practice Industry Group. In addition, the firm has made the following promotions: Alyson deWildt, senior manager, Tax Practice Group; Lisa S. Trundy, senior manager, Health Care/Not-for-Profit Industry Group; Ryan Gough, manager, Health Care/Not-for-Profit Industry Group; Kristen Perry, manager, Financial Services Industry Group; Jennifer Sanctuary, manager, Financial Services Industry Group; Sandra S. Pappajohn, manager, Commercial Industry Group; Sheena Curtis, manager, Tax Industry Group; Christopher Ellingwood, manager, Management and Information Technology Consulting Group.

Dahlia D. Lynn of Gorham has been named the University of Southern Maine’s interim associate provost for academic affairs, responsible for the General Education Core, Women and Gender Studies, the Honors Program, and Russell Scholars. Dr. Richard Birkel has been appointed director of the Cutler Institute of Health and Social Policy at the Muskie School of Public Service at USM. Dr. Joseph W. McDonnell has been appointed dean of the College of Management and Human Service at USM. The college, newly created through a consolidation of university schools and colleges designed to streamline administrative costs and encourage the growth of interdisciplinary studies, includes the USM School of Education and Human Development, the School of Business, School of Social Work, and the Muskie School for Public Service. Cristi L. Carson of Scarborough has been named USM’s first director of Institutional Research and Assessment. Nancy Artz of Cumberland, professor of business administration in USM’s School of Business, has been named the new director of the USM Honors Program.

Drummond Woodsum  has recently hired immigration attorneys Mona Movafaghi and Christina Simpson. Movafaghi and Simpson have joined with Drummond Woodsum attorneys Michael Murray and Ted Kelleher to form its new Immigration Practice Group.

Fore River Urology, part of the Mercy Health System of Maine, has hired two physician assistants, Jon Halterman of Old Orchard Beach, and Lori Niland of Saco, at its Portland location at 195 Fore River Parkway, Suite 310.

Tilson Technology Management recently hired Elissa Burke as a senior consultant in the firm’s IT and Information Security Group and Kate Carter as a project administrator in the firm’s IT and Information Security Group.

Back On Track Chiropractic, located at 209 Western Ave. in South Portland, has expanded its services to include esthetics, skin care, and massage therapy, and will now be known as Back On Track Chiropractic & Wellness. New practitioners Brianna Grant Rothman of Cumberland, licensed esthetician, Andrea Littlefield Robinson of Newry, licensed massage therapist, and Amanda O’Connor of Portland, licensed massage therapist, are accepting new clients, in addition to Sara Littlefield D.C., Back On Track’s founder and chiropractor.

Patricia Weiser has joined Martin’s Point in Portland as its vice president of compliance and program integrity. Weiser holds a masters in Health Services Administration as well as a degree in nursing.

Robert H. “Bob” Farnham of Falmouth has joined Willis of Northern New England Inc. as an employee benefits account executive.

Jessamyn Larrabee Norton of Falmouth has joined Spinnaker Trust as chief investment officer.

Jennifer J. Baldwin of Cape Elizabeth has been hired as assistant director of institutional advancement at Cheverus High School. Previously Baldwin was with the Mercy Health System of Maine where she served as a development associate for annual giving.

The Portland Regional Chamber has hired Dennis Meehan of York, formerly with Maine Red Claws, as the new director of member services responsible for all new member development, member retention and fundraising activities.

Avesta Housing has recently promoted two key employees. Ethan Boxer-Macomber was promoted to director of acquisitions and assets, responsible for directing all activity related to acquisition of existing affordable housing developments and will oversee the organization’s internal asset management system. Lori Doustou was promoted to director of administration, from the position of administrative manager.  

TechMaine, a statewide trade association representing Maine’s technology industries, has hired John Spritz as its new executive director, succeeding Joe Kumiszcza.

Portland-based community writing center, The Telling Room, has named Heather Davis as its new executive director, succeeding Gibson Fay-LeBlanc. Davis was formerly the Telling Room’s development director.

The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project has recently promoted two staff members: Hayden Anderson of Portland will serve as the interim executive director and Susan Roche of South Portland has been promoted to legal director. Noel Young has joined the nonprofit as the asylum coordinator attorney, providing full representation to a limited number of asylum seekers and managing ILAP’s Pro Bono Panel of approximately 80 attorneys who provide free legal assistance to asylum seekers throughout Maine. ILAP is Maine’s only provider of free and low-cost immigration legal assistance for low-income residents.

The Cumberland Club has hired Steven Hayward as general manager.

Bernstein Shur law firm has hired Willette M. Elder of Portland to join the firm’s tax, trusts and estates practice group at its Portland office.

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