Larry Hart recently joined Compass Health Analytics in Portland as director of risk consulting.

Hart brings over 25 years of experience in health care. He worked previously at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield as actuarial pricing director and in senior underwriting roles. At Compass, Hart will focus on nonprofit, community-based risk-bearing organizations and will provide actuarial and underwriting expertise to large employer groups.

Jeanne Hulit has joined Northeast Bank as president of its Northeast Community Banking Division.

Hulit, of Falmouth, is a former acting administrator of the Small Business Administration under President Obama. Prior to the Cabinet position, she was the associate administrator of the SBA’s Office of Capital Access. She also served as the SBA’s New England Regional Administrator.

Sandra Nedeau joined Dawson, Smith, Purvis & Bassett in Portland.

Her primary areas of concentration are audit, review and compilation, along with corporate and individual taxation. She previously worked 16 years at a New Hampshire firm. Nedeau lives in Cape Elizabeth.

Daniel Raposa recently joined Exeter Health Resources as the director of advancement.

Raposa, of York, comes to Exeter with extensive local fundraising and community advancement experience. Most recently, he served as the senior director for major gifts at Wentworth Douglass Hospital Health Foundation.

Laura Hiestand joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in Topsham as vice president and residential lender.

Hiestand, of Bath, brings 22 years of mortgage banking experience. Most recently, she worked for Primary Residential Mortgage in Bath. She worked previously for Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in 2001 and 2002.

Dylan Farrell joined AMEC Environment and Infrastructure, Inc. as a staff engineer.

Farrell specializes in environmental biology and chemistry. Most recently, Farrell worked as a research assistant at UMass Lowell.


Gayle Brazeau, Ph.D., was named the seventh editor of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, the official scholarly publication of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

She was previously the associate editor. Brazeau has served as dean of the University of New England’s College of Pharmacy in Portland since September 2010.

Leigh Adams was promoted to assistant classification officer at the Maine Correctional Center.

Adams previous position was office associate II. Her new role will include interviewing incoming inmates and developing computerized case histories and other special reports.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland promoted two staff members in its ReStore.

Alexa Plotkin was promoted to manager and Andrew Smith was named procurement director.

Plotkin has worked there for over four years as a sales associate and volunteer manager.

Smith joined the ReStore in July of 2013 and worked there in previous years. His is now managing the development and maintenance of business and contractor donor relationships.


Melissa Anson and Gil Paquette joined the board of directors at the Scarborough Land Trust.

Anson is a public access specialist at the Maine Coastal Program in Augusta.

Paquette is director of environmental energy services at VHB in South Portland.

Steve Sudduth was named president of the board of directors of the American Camp Association, New England.

Sudduth, of Denmark, has been involved with the ACA, New England, since 1999 and has advised ACA, New England, and the national American Camp Association on legislative matters since 2008. He is the owner and co-director of Wyonegonic Camps, where he has been for 30 years.

Arnie Macdonald, a shareholder with Bernstein Shur, was appointed chair of the Maine Bar Foundation’s Campaign for Justice.

Macdonald, of South Freeport, is a member of Bernstein Shur’s Business Law, Construction Law and Real Estate Law Practice Groups and chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.