• Skanlon Sittig joined Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty as an associate real estate broker in the Kennebunk area. Sittig, of Moody, began his career in real estate more than 10 years ago as a certified real estate appraiser. 

Mike Mullen joined Prime Ford in Saco, part of the Prime Motor Group, as a sales and leasing consultant. Mullen, of South Portland, was previously a police officer with the Saco Police Department. 

Rachna Bhatia joined Bangor Savings Bank as a customer service representative at its Middle Street branch in Portland. Bhatia, of Westbrook, has more than six years of experience in the financial services industry. 

Donna Woods, Leta Bryant and Jennifer Ferrante joined Turner Barker Insurance in Portland.

Woods was hired as a commercial lines account manager. She has more than 30 years of experience and previously worked at TD Insurance.

Bryant was hired as a commercial lines account manager. Bryant has been in the insurance business for 24 years and previously worked for TD Insurance.

Ferrante joined Turner Barker as the small business service manager. She has been in the business for 13 years and most recently worked for Noyes, Hall and Allen Insurance. 

Dan Mason joined Winxnet, a Portland-based IT solutions provider, as a senior network engineer. Mason was recently a practice engineer at CBE Technologies. He has more than 10 years of experience in the Internet technology industry. 

Taylor Gartley, a junior at Bates College, was hired for an internship at Allen Insurance and Financial. Gartley, a sociology major, hopes to attend law school after college. 

John Melrose joined the American Council of Engineering Companies of Maine as executive director. Melrose, of the Eaton Peabody Consulting Group, was hired to assist in managing the association’s affairs. He has nearly 40 years of experience in public, project and association management, public policy research and advocacy, as well as community development. 

Reid Butler, Ashley Hawkins-Kimball and Nicholas Crosman joined the staff at BerryDunn, CPAs and Management Consultants in Portland.

Butler and Hawkins-Kimball were hired as accountants in the firm’s general practice industry group.

He graduated from the Whittemore School with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting. She graduated from Whittemore School with a degree in accounting.

Crosman was hired as a tax specialist in the firm’s tax industry group. He graduated from Whittemore School with a degree in accounting. 

Nancy A. Burton joined Tempcontrol as an administrative assistant. Burton, of Damariscotta, was previously with Kaja Veilleux Antiques, Maine Yankee, and Kieve Wavus Education Inc. 

Kevin S. Flanigan, M.D., joined MaineCare Services as its medical director. Flanigan, of Pittsfield, has served MaineCare members for many years as a primary care physician, while operating his own practice in Pittsfield. He has also worked in urgent care and hospital settings in Maine and Indiana. 

David Barter joined Winxnet, a Portland-based IT solutions provider, as vice president of sales and marketing. He had worked at CBE Technologies as a solution architect, commercial sales executive and territory manager. He has more than 15 years of experience in the industry. 

Delia Bouchard joined the Michelle Raber State Farm Insurance Agency as an account representative. Bouchard, of Saco, has banking and insurance experience, having worked for State Farm for nine years in the Bangor area and for MBNA America for eight years. 

The following individuals joined Diversified Business Communications:

Wes Doane joined the firm as a sales trainee. He was previously with Maine NewsSimply in Portland.

Vivianne Arango was named a sales representative. She was previously with Summerhouse Inc, Dorset, Vt.

Sarah Flanagan was named an account executive. She was previously with Idexx in Westbrook.

Leischen Stelter was named a content specialist. Stelter was previously with United Publications in Yarmouth. 

Faith Gillman and Jill Conover joined The Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in Scarborough.

Gillman was named operations manager of the chapter. She was previously a business development specialist and administrative manager at Salem Advisory Group, LLC, in Kennebunk.

Conover joined the chapter as director of communications and advocacy. She has more than 18 years of leadership experience in marketing communications, public relations and advocacy. She previously owned and operated her own marketing communications firm. 


Sandra S. Pappajohn was promoted to manager of BerryDunn, CPAs and Management Consultants’ commercial industry group. Pappajohn provides audit, accounting and consulting services to commercial clients throughout New England. 

Sarah Stepp was promoted to development director at The Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in Scarborough. Stepp joined the chapter in 2009 as manager of development and special events. 

Kristen Perry and Jennifer Sanctuary were promoted to managers of BerryDunn, CPAs and Management Consultants’ Financial Services Industry Group.

Perry provides audit, accounting, consulting, compliance and internal audits to community banks, mutual thrifts, credit unions, investment companies and mutual fund administrators, insurance agencies, oil companies and hospitality groups.

Sanctuary provides audit and accounting services to community banks, credit unions and mutual fund administrators. She also provides services for higher education clients and performs audits of employee benefit plans for various organizations. 

Douglas R. Thompson was promoted to vice president and portfolio manager at TD Bank in Portland. Thompson, of Westbrook, joined TD Bank in 2005 and has six years of experience in banking. He most recently served as an assistant vice president in Commercial Workout. 

John Kosinski was appointed government relations director of the Maine Education Association. Kosinski, of Brunswick, joined the organization in January 2010 as a Uniserv director. Since then, he has been responsible for implementing its field service program in western Maine. Prior to joining the MEA, John was the national political director of Writers Guild of America, West, in Los Angeles, Calif. 

Kim Crichton was promoted to a senior program officer for policy at The Maine Health Access Foundation. Crichton joined MeHAF in 2003. 


Lynda Johnson, coordinator of the Meals on Wheels program for Spectrum Generations Cohen Community Center in Hallowell, recently received an aging achievement award for her development of the Ani-Meals Program, Meals on Wheels for Pets. The program provides food to pets of homebound seniors who receive Meals on Wheels in Kennebec County. 

Michael White, a direct support professional at Residential Resources of Maine, was named Employee of The Year. White has worked in the same group home for 14 years. He also received an honorable mention award as Direct Support Professional of the Year by the American Network of Community Options and Resources. He was recognized for being “creative in building self-esteem, independence, and meaningful participation in the community,” a news release said. 

Sedgewood Commons, an assisted living and skilled nursing facility in Falmouth, was recognized with the Silver — Achievement in Quality National Quality Award. Sedgewood Commons is a Genesis HealthCare dedicated Alzheimer’s and dementia facility. It was recognized for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. 

Maine Medical Center was named one of the nation’s “Most Wired Hospitals” by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine. The award recognizes the breadth of a hospital’s use of information technology in support of clinical and business processes, customer service, safety and quality, work force and public health and safety. Only 12 other hospitals in New England were named to the most wired list. 


Tom Ouellette, president and owner of Budget Document Technology, based in Lewiston with a second office in Bangor, recently assumed the national presidency of the Business Technology Association. Ouellette previously served as president-elect and national vice president. 

Ann Jordan of Studio Flora in Windham was installed as president-elect of the American Institute of Floral Designers. Jordan, who served as the 2010 AIFD symposium coordinator, was inducted into AIFD in 1997. In 2005, she served as designer for the presidential inauguration of George W. Bush. She has also been a design instructor at the New York Botanical Garden. 

The Association for Consulting Expertise elected its officers and members to its board of directors.

Officers include: Geoff Lamdin, president, of Left Field Solutions in Brunswick; Matthew Paradis, vice president, of Business Brokers Network in Portland; Judi Jones, treasurer, of InfoHarbor in Portland; and Barry Tarr, secretary, of Sea Change Information Technology Consulting in York.

The following people were elected to the board of directors: Liz Incze of Pathways for Impact in Cumberland Foreside; Susan deGrandpre of Collaboration Consulting in Scarborough; Clay Atkinson of Ericson Mitchell in Portland; Steve Jenks of Greyledge Consulting in Portland; Denise Martin of Good For You Coaching and Consulting in Falmouth; Jim Casey of Casey Communications in Cape Elizabeth; Sam Bishop of Pace Consulting Group in Kennebunk; Sandra Lipsey of Sandra Lipsey Consulting and Coaching in Falmouth; William Schiebel of WFS Consulting in Kennebunkport; and Bob LaBrie of Maximum Potential in Gorham. 

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Maine elected Rip Patten of Credere Associates as president of its board of directors. Patten is a senior environmental engineer and vice president of Credere, a business that specializes in redevelopment planning, engineering, hydrogeology and environmental sciences. He has more than 15 years of experience as a professional engineer in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. 

Elizabeth Hilpman and Peter Lamb were elected to the board of directors at Maine Community Foundation.

Hilpman, of Woolwich and New York City, is a partner at Barlow Partners, an investment advisory firm in New York City.

Lamb, of Kittery Point, is a proprietor of Knee to Knee Philanthropic Advising and a senior fellow at The Philanthropic Initiative in Boston. 


Winters Gone Farm on Alna Road in Wiscasset is closed to the public. The Alpaca Store at the farm is also closed. The farm’s owners, Skip and Judi Taylor, have opened Winters Gone Alpaca Fashions & Active Wear at 104 Front St. in downtown Bath. The new store features an expanded line of alpaca clothing for men and women as well as blankets, throws, stuffed animals and rugs.