Jean Plummer and Karen Carlson were named care coordinators at SeniorsPlus in Lewiston.

Plummer of Lewiston has 18 years of experience in social work and case management.

Carlson of Troy has 30 years of experience as a social worker.

Wade Johnson was hired as chief executive officer for Pen Bay Healthcare. Johnson has 19 years of experience in health care and business. He was recently chief executive officer at Weiser Memorial Hospital in Idaho.

Tabitha Swanson was named a partner at Swanson, Eshelman and Gamage, a full-service CPA firm in South Portland. Swanson was previously a principal at Marshall & Libby LLC.

Michelle Cromarty joined the staff at Body Symmetry Pilates & Personal Training Studio in Brunswick to teach pilates and spinning. She began practicing pilates in 1996 and earned her Stott Pilates certification for both Matwork and Reformer in 2010. She has previously worked at Tone Zone Pilates and Living Well Physical Therapy in New Hampshire.

Nicole Johnson joined Diversified Business Communications as a customer insights and analytics coordinator. Johnson was previously employed with Highliner Events in South Portland.


Scott Humphrey was named vice president of finance and business services of FHC Inc. Humphrey of Bowdoin is responsible for managing all financial aspects of the company with direct supervision of the customer fulfillment and business services departments.


Richard Petersen and Elizabeth Shorr were elected to the board of directors of the Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges.

Petersen was named president and chief executive officer of Maine Medical Center in June 2009.

Shorr serves as president of the Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges.

Arnold Macdonald, an attorney and shareholder with Bernstein Shur, was appointed to serve on the American Bar Association’s Commission on Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts, which supports legal aid for those in need. Macdonald of Freeport is a past president of the Maine Bar Foundation.

Carter Friend, senior vice president of community impact at the United Way of Greater Portland, was recently appointed to the board of directors for the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation.

Friend will lead the organization’s needs assessment work.

John Shumadine, an attorney and director at the Portland law firm, Murray, Plumb & Murray, was elected secretary for the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland. Shumadine specializes in land use and environmental law, municipal law and real estate litigation. He joined Murray, Plumb & Murray in 2001 after serving as a law clerk to Chief Justice Daniel Wathen of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and Judge Kermit Lipez of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He lives in Portland.

Beth Skypeck, a travel adviser for Hurley Travel Experts, was recently appointed to the 2011-2012 Travel Advisory Board for Bonnier/Virtuoso. Skypeck of Cape Elizabeth has been a travel adviser for nearly 20 years and specializes in Caribbean destination weddings and honeymoons.

Mark Osborne, a longtime Ellsworth broadcaster, was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Maine Association of Broadcasters. Six years ago, Osborne and his business partner, Natalie Knox, launched local Ellsworth radio station WNSX 97.7. They previously created and operated radio stations WKSQ (Kiss 94.5), WLKE (Lucky 99), and WBFB (The Bear). Those stations were sold to Communications Capital Managers in 2000, and have since moved their studios to Bangor.


Donald Piper, chief medical technologist of Microbiology at NorDx Laboratories, received the Maine CDC’s Pump Handle Award. Piper was chosen for his leadership in implementing electronic laboratory reporting through HealthInfoNet.

Freeport Village Station was recently recognized with the Merit Award for Excellence in Construction by the Associated Builders and Contractors Massachusetts Chapter. Freeport Village Station is a pedestrian-friendly, 118,500-square-foot shopping complex in downtown Freeport. The Arrowstreet firm designed and built a two-level, 550-space garage — the first in Freeport — underneath the retail plaza.

Gorham Savings Bank received Avesta Housing’s annual Mike Yandell Award. The award recognizes an individual or organization for service and dedication to affordable housing.


• James Goggin and James Kilbreth, attorneys at Verrill Dana, were named Local Litigation Stars in Benchmark Litigation’s 2011 edition.

Goggin is a partner in Verrill Dana’s Intellectual Property and Litigation & Trial groups.

Kilbreth was recognized for his practice in environmental and energy litigation.

• Stephanie Strouse, partner at Drummond & Drummond, LLP was named to the Maine Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers.


• John Chase became a broker and owner of a new RE/MAX Alliance location that opened Jan. 2 at 2 Thomas Drive in Westbrook. Chase has been in the real estate industry for over 25 years.