• Jeremy Fischer was named practice group leader for Drummond Woodsum’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights group. Fischer previously served three terms in the Maine Legislature, where he was House chairman of the Appropriations Committee. He has been recognized by New England Super Lawyers and Chambers USA for his expertise in the area of bankruptcy and business reorganization.

• Mary DeSalle joined Piper Shores as director of community health services. DeSalle brings 25 years of health care experience across a variety of medical facilities in Maine.

• Tanya Verzoni joined the Mid-Maine Chamber in a sales and marketing role. Verzoni first worked for the chamber in 2001 as program coordinator. She spent the next 10 years in banking doing sales, marketing, commercial lending and trust services. Most recently, she enjoyed a broadcasting career with Mountain Wireless Radio as co-host of the Morning Mix on 107.9 THE MIX.


• The Family Ice Center in Falmouth has named a new board.

Peter Wellin, a founding board member and president for 15 years, is stepping down as president. Godfrey Wood, also a founder, will replace him in the post.

The board recently elected the following officers for the current year: Ken Filliter of Yarmouth will serve as vice president, Dana Twombly of Falmouth as executive vice president and Gerry Nadeau of Portland as treasurer.

Besides Wellin, of South Portland, other board members are Charles deSieyes, Alan Wolf and William Welch, all of Falmouth, and Ben Potter of Yarmouth.


• The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living named Nick Bridges as a future leader in long-term and post-acute care. Bridges, of Kennebunk, will join the association’s year-long Future Leaders program, which offers training and guidance for long-term and post-acute care professionals. He is the nursing home administrator at Durgin Pines, a rehabilitation and nursing facility in Kittery.

 Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice recently recognized the following people with Employee of the Year awards:

Megan Berube, administrative services team assistant, for exemplifying the agency’s values of quality, integrity and trust.

Mary Dube, a care management assistant, for her contributions to the community care team.

April Evertsen, a registered nurse, for representing what an interdisciplinary team approach has to offer patients.

Michelle Hawkins, a hospice aide, for the high quality of care that she provides to patients.

Lynsay Henry, a therapy coordinator, for her role and contributions to the agency.

Denise Martin, an occupational therapist in the Norway office, for going above and beyond her job title.

Nancy Palmore, a home health aide, for her integrity, compassion, quality and trust – four of the agency’s values.

Dennis Sicotte, a bereavement coordinator, for her efforts to provide individualized support to those who have experienced a death.

Kate Sicotte, a hospice house supervisor, for her work with the staff and her ability to help with patient care, listen to staff concerns, or just give a hug when one is needed.

Sherri Tanner, a registered nurse, for her efforts in taking care of her patients and their families, and for creating a therapeutic and professional relationship.

Also honored was Katie Mason, a registered nurse, who received the 2013 Recognition Hotline Award. She received eight recognitions from co-workers in 2013.

• Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England, which hit newsstands in May, chose the Inn of Acadia as a 2014 “Best of New England” Editor’s Choice winner for the category of “Best Convent Makeover.”

• Tri-County Mental Health Services was named Non-Profit of the Year by the River Valley Chamber of Commerce. Tri-County was chosen from a number of agencies identified for their commitment to the health and wellness of the people of Maine.

• The city of Bath was named a “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation. It’s the 17th time the city has received the honor.

• Visible Logic received three awards from Graphic Design USA. The firm was recognized for its work on the Relax America website (, the Muddy Rudder Restaurant website and mobile site (, and the Climb Technology corporate website ( This year’s competition attracted more than 1,500 entrants. Only 15 percent were selected as winners.

• Maine auto dealer Ira Rosenberg and his wife, Judy, received honorary degrees from Salem State University in recognition of several decades of extensive philanthropic contributions in New England. The Rosenbergs are well-known for their community involvement, particularly in support of health care and children.

• Stephan Zeeman, Ph.D., a professor in the University of New England’s Department of Marine Sciences, was awarded a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The grant will allow Zeeman to teach at Universitas Diponegoro in Semarang, Indonesia, focusing on marine science, remote sensing and geographic information systems.