Davis family honored by Mercy, Waynflete

Like father, like daughter.

Love of community, volunteerism and philanthropy were clearly handed down from Dr. Harry E. Davis to his daughter, Patricia “Pat” Davis Klingenstein, as both were honored recently by separate southern Maine institutions for their selfless contributions to their communities.

Northern Light Mercy Hospital in Portland held a ceremony May 22 to unveil an exhibit and statue honoring the late Dr. Davis, Mercy’s first and longtime chairman of pediatrics.

The permanent display in the hospital’s Fore River lobby chronicles Davis’ contributions to his patients, Mercy Hospital and the greater Portland community. The historical presentation highlights the doctor’s life and his relationship with the Sisters of Mercy, particularly his friendship with the hospital’s longtime administrator, Sister Annunciata Quigley.

Waynflete school announced on May 29 that Klingenstein, Class of 1947, has been named the first recipient of the school’s Alumni Leadership Award in recognition of her work as an education advocate, devoted community leader, volunteer and philanthropist. The Klingenstein Award was conceived by Waynflete’s Board of Trustees as a way to celebrate alumni who live as responsible and caring participants in the world.


The Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks is being transformed into the Portland Sheraton at Sable Oaks, Marriott International recently announced. The hotel at 200 Sable Oaks Drive in South Portland completed a $12 million renovation this month that includes redesigning all 226 guest rooms and suites, the lobby and all meeting and function spaces. A new restaurant, City Farmhouse, is also slated to open this month.


The Maine Technology Institute was named the “2019 Financial Services Champion of the Year” by the Maine District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The honor was presented during SBA’s Small Business Awards Celebration in Freeport in mid-May.

Hires, promotions, appointments

Effective July 1, Jared Cash will serve as vice president for enrollment management and marketing at the University of Southern Maine. Cash will oversee admissions, athletics, student financial services, marketing, Upward Bound and Veterans’ Upward Bound.

Maine Commercial Association of Realtors has appointed North Yarmouth’s Mark Malone of Malone Commercial Brokers to serve on the New England Commercial Property Exchange Board of Directors.

The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce announced Jillian Kanter, marketing and communications specialist at Verrill Dana, is the new president of PROPEL, the Chamber’s group for young professionals.

Bill Toomey, a longtime leader in environmental conservation, has been chosen to serve as president and CEO of Maine Farmland Trust. Toomey, who lives in Cape Elizabeth, has worked in nonprofit conservation since 1998, most recently as the Trust For Public Land’s New England area director.

Yarmouth resident Abby M. Psyhogeos is the managing director and wealth manager of the new downtown Portland office opened by Boston Financial Management, an employee-owned wealth management and investment firm. She is joined by associate wealth manager Katie Exchange of Gray.

Cornerstone Financial Planning has hired Michelle Lamb as a financial planner; she will work at the firm’s Union Wharf location in Portland.

Heidi Farber was recently promoted to development and outreach director at Hospice of Southern Maine, where Frank McGinty was also welcomed to the board of directors.

The Ann M. Luther Excellence in Volunteerism Award was given to Peg Balano, co-president of the League of Women Voters of the Portland Area, at the League’s League’s Biennial Convention on May 18.


Employees from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care participated in a day of service at Ocean Avenue Elementary School in Portland on May 17 to build garden beds, paint murals, and hold a healthy eating workshop for third-graders.

TwomeyFarberPatricia D. Klingenstein, center, is the namesake of Waynflete school’s newly created Alumni Leadership Award. Klingensmith’s father, Dr. Harry Smith, was honored by Mercy Hospital recently, as well. Chip Kelley, Jen Wedge and Lori LeConte of Key Bank were part of the team of 20 employees who volunteered at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough during the bank’s Neighbors Make The Difference Day on May 15.