SymQuest Group recently added two new account executives to its Maine offices.

Brent Graham joined as a document sales account executive in its Westbrook office.

Graham joins SymQuest with over 20 years in business-to-business sales in southern Maine.

Iman Poeraatmadja joins SymQuest’s Auburn office as an account executive – networking.

Poeraatmadja joins the company with extensive experience in office technology and telecommunications since1996.


• The Cancer Community Center elected the following trustees to the board:

Amy Alward, owner and president of Amy Alward Agency; Brad Clark, director of marketing at Spectrum Medical Group; Katharine Estabrook of L.L. Bean; Chris Hoppin, retired Air Force and corporate public affairs director; Judy Knapp, government relations manager at Hannaford in Scarborough; Margaret LePage, partner at Pierce Atwood LLP; Maureen Van Benthuysen, senior vice president of clinical services at Maine Medical Center; and Carl Westervelt of Unum.

The board also announced the retirement of Executive Director Michele Johns and introduced her replacement, Kathy Young. Johns was recognized for her 13 years of service with the announcement of an endowment fund campaign in her honor.


 Katahdin Health Care was recently recognized as one of the best nursing homes in the state according to the Division of Licensing and Regulatory Service’s Quality Indicator Survey.

Recently, the 36-bed facility was also recognized for its “outstanding commitment to quality,” by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living with a 2014 Bronze National Quality Award.

The award is the first of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award program, which honors skilled nursing and post-acute care centers that have shown a commitment to improving care for seniors and those with disabilities.

 Verrill Dana was rated a “Leading Firm” in all six Maine categories and three subcategories evaluated by London-based Chambers & Partners, one of the world’s most respected legal research and publishing firms.

The following attorneys from the firm’s Portland office were recognized as leading lawyers in their fields of practice:

Eric Altholz, Lisa Boehm, Kimberley Couch, Gregg Ginn and Suzanne Meeker, for labor and employment: employee benefits and compensation; Robert Brooks, Bradford Coupe, Douglas Currier and Richard Moon for labor and employment; Scott Anderson, Kelly Boden and Juliet Browne for environment; Gordon Smith for environmental; Anthony Calcagni, David Galgay, Charles Oestreicher and James Palmer for real estate; Roger Clement Jr. and Nathaniel Hull for corporate/M&A: bankruptcy; James Cohen, William Harwood, Katie Gray and Nora Healy for energy and natural resources; Harold Friedman, Martha Gaythwaite, A. Robert Ruesch, and Karen Frink Wolf for litigation: general commercial; Gregory Fryer, Mark Googins, Alan MacEwan and Christopher McLoon for corporate/M&A; James Goggin for litigation; Charles Katz-Leavy, Raymond Pelletier and Jeffrey Selser for real estate: timberland/conservation.


• Tiffany Carter Skillings and Josie Skavdahl have opened the Tree of Life Naturopathic & Midwifery Care LLC in the Lower Falls Landing Building in Yarmouth.

Skavdahl is a naturopathic doctor, who uses clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, physical medicine, hydrotherapy and other natural therapies.

Carter Skillings is a certified professional midwife and certified lactation counselor.

An open house is planned from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 15.