• M. Elizabeth Lyons was hired at Insurance Trust of Westbrook as an employee benefits account manager.

• Andre Casavant and Daniel Diffin joined Sevee & Maher Engineers in Cumberland.

Casavant was hired as a senior environmental compliance and air emission specialist. He has 26 years of experience in the engineer consulting field.

Diffin is a civil engineer with LEED certification. He has eight years of experience in the consulting field.

• Jeff Bellino joined Pine State Services as manager of the service department. Bellino has more than 23 years of experience in related fields. Jennifer Walton was hired as a marketing director. She has 11 years of marketing and design experience.

• Mark Ryder was named executive director of The Morrison Center, a nonprofit agency in Scarborough that specializes in the support and education of children and adults with disabilities. Ryder has more than 15 years of experience in developing schools and educational programs for public and private agencies.

Meghan Smith was hired as the agency’s new development coordinator. Smith previously served as the campaign coordinator for Maine’s Campaign for Justice.

• Margo Harrison was recently hired by HomeHealth Visiting Nurses as vice president of clinical operations. Harrison has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare operations and information technology. Most recently, she worked at Maine Medical Center.

• Gary Crowell joined the Portland Housing Authority as director of public housing. Crowell most recently served as portfolio manager for HMR Properties and has 16 years of experience in the subsidized housing industry.

• Patrick Shay was named vice president and general manager, Connected Solutions at DeLorme. Shay has 25 years of experience in creating and developing new markets in the GPS and wireless marketplace.

• Seth Garrison joined Woodard & Curran as a vice president in its Portland office. Garrison’s experience includes advising several large U.S. utilities, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and several foreign governments on utility management practices.

• Glen Brand joined Sierra Club Maine as its first director. Brand has more than 20 years of experience working for national and state conservation organizations in California, Ohio, and Maine, including 12 years with the national Sierra Club from 1998 to 2010.

• Gabrielle Russell was hired as a designer at Smith Reuter Lull Architects of Lewiston. Russell most recently worked at Langford and Low, a commercial construction company, where she was involved in design, marketing and project management.

• Zoran Djuranovic joined Winxnet as a junior technical support specialist. Djuranovic recently worked as a desktop support specialist for Bell Techlogix.

• Randy Cruz joined Camden National Bank as an assistant vice president and commercial lending officer. Cruz has 13 years of community banking experience. Most recently, he served as commercial lender at Bank of Colorado.

• Yvette Ramirez and Donna Short were hired at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence in Portland.

Ramirez was hired as its business office manager. She was most recently an assistant controller at Magellan Petroleum Corporation.

Short was named admission’s coordinator. She previously worked for Amedisys Home Health as director of operations.

• Doreen Riordan joined Professional Disability Associates as operations director. Riordan has more than 11 years experience in the disability insurance industry.

• John Schlosser joined Kieve-Wavus as a business manager. He has 28 years of experience in financial, administration and operations positions.

• Simon McGurk joined Putney Inc. as director of product development. McGurk has more than 13 years of experience in human pharmaceutical product development. He was previously with Elan Drug Technologies Inc.

• Lucky Hollander was appointed executive director of the Religious Coalition Against Discrimination. Hollander previously was the director of legislative relations for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

• Pamela Theriault joined Bearfoot Realty as an agent. Theriault, of Hebron, was previously with George Greenwood & Company at ReMax River Cities.

• John Fox and Amanda Bisson were hired at St. Germain Collins, an environmental consulting and engineering firm in Westbrook.

Fox, of Scarborough, joined the firm as an information resources manager. He has more than 25 years experience in information technology and will serve as enterprise architect and database engineer.

Bisson was hired as an office administrator. She has eight years of administrative and office support experience.


• Daniel Colby was promoted to senior business banking officer at Biddeford Savings. Colby, of Saco, has more than 20 years of community banking experience.

• Guy Cote Jr. was named president of Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc. Cote has been with the company for 26 years and has 32 years of experience as a consulting engineer.

• Heather Seymour was promoted at St.Germain Collins to a business development manager. Seymour has more than seven years of office management experience, including two years in consulting engineering.

• Robert Harville was promoted at Norway Savings Bank to assistant vice president, commercial lender. Harville joined the bank in 2006 as a commercial credit Analyst and was promoted to Commercial Lender in 2010.

Barry Towle was also promoted at Norway Savings to vice president, security officer. Towle has 28 years of banking and consulting experience, including client management and auditing. He came to the bank in 2003 as the security officer.


• Briane Johnston, a residential care assistant at Cape Memory Care in Cape Elizabeth, was nominated for the Assisted Living Federation of America Hero Award. Johnston, of Yarmouth, was recognized for her “dedication, passion and concern that makes life easier” for the clients they serve. 


David Sullivan, head of school at Breakwater School in Portland since 2006, was elected to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Independent Schools.

Dr. Margaret Shepp of Portland, Dr. Robert Lobis of Bath and William Zafirson of Saco were appointed to the board of directors for Sweetser.  

Shepp spent 31 years practicing internal medicine in Portland. Now semi-retired, she teaches and works for Mercy Hospital.

Lobis served the field of psychiatry for more than 40 years.

Zafirson is the managing director of Mortgage Banking at The Bank of Maine.