Crossroads recently welcomed four staff members.

Lesley Rawlings of Kennebunk joined as director of development and communications.

Alexandra Turchioe of Portland was welcomed to its Boulton Center for Women and Children in Windham as a case manager.

Rachel Thurston of Saco was hired as the front desk administrative assistant in Scarborough.

Also in Scarborough, Bonnie Datson of Cornish joined the staff as a bookkeeper.


Brenda Smith, LCSW, joined LearningWorks as director of community based youth services.

Smith, of Hollis, previously worked for The Opportunity Alliance.

Kelvin Luther joined Putney Inc. as distributor sales manager, and Mary Beaupre as manager of inside sales.

Luther has extensive experience in animal health, including 17 years in sales with Merck Animal Health. Most recently, he worked as national accounts manager for distribution.

Beaupre has over 20 years of operational and sales management experience, including 14 years at Wright Express.

Putney also hired Aleecya Brown and Matthew Geoffroy as inside sales representatives; and Chris Kelley and Justin Maki as inside sales support representatives.


Steven Boulet joined Auburn Manufacturing as a human resources manager.

Boulet brings 20 years of experience in manufacturing and human resources to his new position. He recently served as director of administration and human resources for Wahlco Metroflex in Lewiston. Boulet also serves on a number of boards including the Manufacturing Association of Maine, where he is former chairman, and the Lewiston Development Corp.

Steve Westra, a specialist in Lean Six Sigma, was hired by the Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership as the supply chain project manager.

Westra brings more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing services and economic development.

St. Andre Home recently hired Diane Skog and Sara MacLaughlin, LCSW.

Skog was hired as director of marketing and development. She previously worked for the Finance Authority of Maine. MacLaughlin joined the organization as an adoption manager. She is a freelance author and consultant on parenting, and previously worked at Opportunity Alliance.



Crossroads promoted the following individuals on its staff:

Teresa Bendokas-Heinfeld of Freeport was promoted to the management team as director of administration. She previously served as systems administrator.

Vivian Trott of New Gloucester was appointed director of accounting. She was previously assistant finance director.

Kristin LaPorte of Gorham was promoted to administrative coordinator in the administrative offices in Scarborough. She was previously an administrative assistant.

Jennifer Jordan of South Portland was promoted from clinician to clinical supervisor at the Boulton Center for Women and Children.


Also in Windham, Andrea Jahna became the program manager for the Children and Mothers Program. Erin Flaherty of Standish became the house manager for the Back Cove Residential Program in Portland. She was previously a personal care coordinator.

 Stephen Soubble was promoted to executive vice president at Kennebunk Savings Bank.

Soubble joined Kennebunk Savings in 2002 and had served as chief financial officer in 2009. He is responsible for the accounting, finance, marketing and public relations departments.


 CoWorx Staffing Services in Saco was named to the Best of Staffing Client List for the third consecutive year.

CoWorx was recognized for providing remarkable service quality. It secured its place on the winners’ list by showing extraordinarily high levels of client satisfaction.

The Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy was recently recognized by the National Jump$tart Coalition as the 2014 State Coalition of the Year.

Maine is the first state in Northeast to receive this award. Mary Dyer, president of Maine Jump$tart, plans to travel to Washington in April to accept the award.

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