Jason Cote has joined the history department at Thornton Academy.

He recently completed a summer fellowship for Korean studies through the Korea University Graduate School of International Studies and the Korea Foundation. He also taught social studies at Massabesic High School for five years.

Heather Mott joined BONNEY Staffing Center as manager of its branch in Bangor.

Most recently, she was a human resources specialist with Blue Hill Hospital.

Andrew Carr joined Magnusson Balfour Commercial & Business Brokers as a sales agent.

Carr, of Cape Elizabeth, has extensive experience in sales, business ownership and commercial property management. Andrew owned Carr Building Services for more than 20 years and employed more than 60 people.

Matthew Chin joined Goodwill Industries of Northern New England as executive vice president of operations.

Chin has more than 25 years of leadership experience in sales, marketing, finance and information technology. Most recently, he worked for Fairchild Semiconductor.

Melissa Archbell joined St.Germain Collins as a civil engineer.

Archbell, of Brunswick, previously worked in Philadelphia and Virginia on large pipeline projects and in Maryland doing land development design.


Mathew Hincks was named nurse director of Mid Coast Hospital’s Medical/Surgical/Pediatrics Department.

Hincks has worked there since receiving his bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Southern Maine. He earned a certification in emergency nursing in 2011 and became a unit coordinator in Mid Coast Hospital’s Emergency Department shortly thereafter.

Michael Pulaski and Abigail Dowd were promoted at Thornton Tomasetti.

Pulaski was promoted to senior associate, and Dowd was named office manager.


Alison Wholey, a partner at Briggs & Wholey LLC in Rockport, was approved for membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Membership is by invitation only.

She specializes in helping Maine victims of catastrophic injury, car accidents, dangerous drugs, medical malpractice, wrongful death, as well as other personal injury negligence cases.


Mathews Brothers Co., a Belfast manufacturer, was recognized with Window & Door’s Crystal Achievement Award in the category of most innovative marketing program for a small/medium manufacturer.

The Patient Safety Academy recently announced the recipients of its inaugural Rising Tide Award:

They are Linda Brady, of Maine Medical Center; Kathy Day, of Maine Quality Counts; and Douglas Salvador, of Maine Medical Center.

Brady, of Scarborough, serves in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Maine Medical Center. She recently led an interdisciplinary NICU Central Line Committee to review its practices at MMC as compared to practices at other institutions.

Day, of Bangor, is a patient safety activist and advocate, and serves as a consumer representative for the Maine Quality Counts Consumer Advisory Council. There, she works to transform health and health care in Maine.

Salvador, of Cape Elizabeth, is vice president of quality and patient safety at Maine Medical Center. There, he leads the center for performance improvement and efforts to strengthen performance improvement, quality, patient satisfaction, and patient safety.

The Rising Tide Awards will be presented on Sept. 13.

Fifty-seven lawyers from Verrill Dana, LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

The attorneys recognized in the firm’s Portland office are:

David S. Abramson, family law and sports law; Eric D. Altholz, employee benefits law, health care law; Scott D. Anderson, administrative/regulatory law, land use and zoning law, litigation — environmental; Charles P. Bacall, copyright law, trademark law; Kelly B. Boden, land use and zoning law; Lisa S. Boehm, employee benefits law; Robert C. Brooks, labor law — management, litigation – labor and employment, workers’ compensation law — employers; Juliet T. Browne, energy law, environmental law, litigation — environmental, natural resources law; Anthony M. Calcagni, real estate law; Chris A. Caseiro, patent law; Roger A. Clement, Jr., bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights, insolvency and reorganization law, litigation — bankruptcy; Christopher J.W. Coggeshall, real estate law; James I. Cohen, administrative/regulatory law, government relations practice;

Kimberly S. Couch, employee benefits law; Douglas P. Currier, employment law — management, immigration law, labor law — management, litigation — labor and employment; Michael J. Donlan, litigation — real estate;

William M. Fletcher, real estate law; Harold J. Friedman, bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation — defendants, product liability litigation — defendants; Gregory S. Fryer, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions law, securities/capital markets law, securities regulation;

David S. Galgay Jr., real estate law; John P. Giffune, construction law, litigation — construction; Kenneth F. Ginder, employee benefits law; Gregg H. Ginn, employee benefits law; James G. Goggin, litigation — intellectual property, litigation — patent; Mark K. Googins, banking and finance law, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions law; Karen Kimball Hartford, employee benefits law; William S. Harwood, administrative/regulatory law, energy law; Nora Healy, administrative/regulatory law; Keith C. Jones, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions law, securities/capital markets law, securities regulation; Kurt E. Klebe, litigation – trusts and estates, non-profit/charities law, trusts and estates; William C. Knowles, commercial litigation, litigation – land use and zoning, litigation — trusts and estates, personal injury litigation — defendants; Alan D. MacEwan, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions law; Christopher S. McLoon, corporate law, tax law;

Mary McQuillen, trusts and estates; Suzanne E. Meeker, employee benefits law; Richard G. Moon, employment law — management, labor law — management;

Charles R. Oestreicher, real estate law; James C. Palmer, real estate law; Raymond A. Pelletier, real estate law; Jacqueline W. Rider, litigation – trusts and estates, trusts and estates; A. Robert Ruesch, construction law, litigation — construction; Christopher R. Smith, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions law; Elizabeth Connellan Smith, workers’ compensation law — employers;

William H. Stiles, health care law; David E. Warren, corporate law; Peter B. Webster, corporate law; Brett Witham, health care law.

Michael V. Saxl, a lawyer in the firm’s Augusta office, was recognized in government relations practice.

FISC Solutions, a leading back office services provider, was named one of the Best Places to Work in Maine for the third year in a row.

The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of the Society for Human Resource Management — Maine State Council and Best Companies Group.

This statewide program identifies, recognizes and honors the best places of employment in Maine. The 2013 list is made up of 60 companies.

FISC was recognized for fostering a positive, safe, friendly and challenging work environment.


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