Joseph Taddeo, M.D., a general and trauma surgeon, joined the medical staff at Central Maine Medical Center. He is practicing with Central Maine Surgical Associates in Lewiston.

He recently worked as a trauma-general surgeon at Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia.

 Holly Howieson, a registered nurse, joined the Maine Department of Corrections health services team.

Howieson is assisting with medical contract auditing and oversight. She comes to the department with many years of correctional experience; including working at both the old Maine State Prison in Thomaston and the new Maine State Prison in Warren.


 The Maine Water Co. promoted the following employees as a result of its merger with the Biddeford & Saco Water Co. earlier this year:

Pamela Blackman was named customer service manager for the expanded company. Blackman joined Maine Water in 1995 and had worked in customer service for the other Maine systems.

Richard Knowlton, vice president of Maine Water, also will oversee the operation at the former Biddeford & Saco Water Co. Knowlton has been with Maine Water for more than 20 years and was responsible for the company’s operations in all divisions during this time.

Steve Cox, former engineer of Maine Water, is now of director of engineering and technical services. He will provide engineering services, GIS oversight, and lead two project coordinators that run the infrastructure replacement program throughout the state. Cox is also managing the company’s certified water laboratory.


 Chris Stanley of Lamey Wellehan Shoes in Auburn was elected to the board of directors of the Pedorthic Footcare Association.

Stanley is a board-certified pedorthist, who directs Lamey Wellehan’s foot health and fitting education programs for the company’s sales associates.

 Dennis Byrd joined Waban’s board of directors.

Byrd, of Gorham, is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Kennebunk Savings. He has more than 29 years of experience in Maine banking.

 Dave Derro, the site services manager at Pratt & Whitney in North Berwick and secretary of the United Way of York County’s board of directors, was appointed campaign chairman for UWYC’s 2014 Community Campaign.

Derro has been a United Way supporter for many years, serving as a member and chairperson on United Way campaign.

This year’s campaign Cabinet members are: Patsy Aprile of Southern Maine Health Care; Jennifer Johnson of Kennebunk Savings; community volunteer and development consultant John Carpenter; community volunteer and consultant Maryanna Arsenault; and Karen Pierce-Stewart of the Cancer Care Center of York County.

 Robin Cyr, a manager at Albin, Randall & Bennett, was named secretary of the board of directors for the Maine Estate Planning Council.

Cyr was elected to the council for a three-year term in 2013.

 The American Red Cross, Southern Maine Chapter, recently elected a new slate of officers and welcomed five new members.

Gary Merrill of Hussey Seating was elected chair; Gregory Sanborn of Baker Newman Noyes was elected first vice chair; Laura Rideout of Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios was named second vice chair; and Eileen Kalikow of Vocational Resources was named secretary.

The new members are: David Abel of WMTW; Daniel Chojnowski of Martin’s Point; Michele Davis, a community volunteer; Josh Ellis of Clark Insurance; Tatia Gagnon of KeyBank; and Edna Krull, a community volunteer.


 Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections was named Best Chocolate and Best Candy Shop in this year’s poll of Down East magazine readers.

The annual awards give Down East readers the opportunity to nominate Maine people, places and things that mean the most to them. The winners are based solely on popular vote.

Wilbur’s of Maine has been in business in Maine for 30 years and offers a wide variety of chocolates, confections and other products.

The full list of the best businesses, places and more appears in the July issue.

 Rotary International presented its Significant Achievement Award to the South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club for its work on the 2014 WinterFest South Portland.

The Rotary Club and the city of South Portland produced WinterFest. Other businesses involved in WinterFest include: Port Harbor Marine, which funded a new ice rink at the Wainwright Recreation Complex; the Cape Business Alliance; and South Portland Cape Elizabeth Buy Local.

The club is one of 207 from over 35,000 clubs worldwide to earn this recognition this year.