NEW HIRES

Tara Hill

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland has announced Tara Hill as the new executive director of the nonprofit housing organization. Hill will lead the Habitat team in achieving its mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. She is a strategic and innovative leader who has developed thriving organizations with her creativity and vision. She previously served as the executive director of Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine and Maine Cancer Foundation, and most recently was the director of community development at Town & Country Federal Credit Union. Hill will begin work at Habitat on Monday. The affiliate is currently working on a three-home community in Freeport.

Robb Atkinson

MEMIC welcomes Robb Atkinson to the company in his new role of senior public relations and communications specialist. Atkinson brings an extensive wealth of expertise in public relations, marketing strategy and content development to the position. As the senior director of sales and affiliate relations for CNN, he managed sales, products and services for more than 100 television stations nationwide. Before CNN, he served as the news director for WGME Television in Portland; WATE Television in Knoxville, Tennessee; and WWAY TV in Wilmington, North Carolina; being honored with two Emmy Awards for his investigative reporting.

Dakin Hewlett

Maine Seacoast Mission has announced the addition of Dakin Hewlett as the Journey Program manager. The Mission EdGE Journey Program is an Emanuel and Pauline A. Lerner Foundation Aspirations Incubator grantee, focusing on mentoring, supporting and working alongside youth and their families; providing leadership opportunities, community involvement, and travel opportunities. Previously, Hewlett served as Delaware Nature Society’s watershed education coordinator, where she developed and implemented two youth programs.

Diane Lamprey

Cindy McKenna

Portside Real Estate Group has welcomed licensed real estate agents Diane Lamprey and Cindy McKenna to its growing team serving seacoast Maine and New Hampshire.

Lamprey, of York, joins Portside Real Estate Group as an associate broker. Lamprey has been serving real estate clients in New Hampshire and Maine for the past four years, following a 20-plus-year career as a sales account manager for a Fortune 500 company.

McKenna, also of York, joins Portside Real Estate Group as an associate broker. Originally from Boston, she has been a licensed realtor in Maine for 17 years and passionately supports her local community by serving as a member of the York County Council of Realtors Community Service Committee and with the York Rotary.

Amran Osman

Amran Osman has joined Gateway Community Services Maine as the Portland community resource coordinator. Amran graduated from the University of Southern Maine in May with a bachelor’s degree in political science with an international studies track. At USM, she was the student government’s director of racial equity and inclusion, chair of the student senate’s committee on racial equity, vice-chair of the commuter student association, co-founder of the African students union and model United Nations, and head of advertising for the Muslim student association. For the past year, she also has been a leader on Gateway’s Youth Coalition.

Julia Broulidakis

Julia Broulidakis has joined Portland law firm FordMurray as an immigration attorney. She brings extensive immigration experience to the FordMurray team, having worked as a paralegal at a Boston immigration law firm and as a student attorney with the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic. Broulidakis is a 2020 graduate of University of Maine Law and 2015 graduate of Bates College.

Belinda Ray will be joining the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) as the agency’s director of strategic partnerships. Ray has been a member of the board on GPCOG’s executive committee, also serving last year as GPCOG president. She helped shape the Transit Tomorrow plans and has served on the executive committee of PACTS, and will begin her work for GPCOG in January after her term ends on the Portland City Council. As a result of her hiring, she is immediately stepping down from her position as a member of the GPCOG executive committee.

AWARDS & HONORS

Tom Keller

At the annual meeting of the national Council of State Science Supervisors (CS3), Tom Keller of STEM Education Strategies LLC, based in Newcastle, was awarded the prestigious C.J. Evans Award. This award, sponsored by Texas Instruments, is given each year to the person who has provided outstanding service to the field and organization. The award recipient is determined by the board of CS3 and Keller was given the award by the president, Kevin Anderson of Wisconsin. His steadfast support of new members to the organization and continual willingness to assist the president and board contributed to his achievement. Keller is a former president and treasurer of the organization and served as state science supervisor in Maine for 18 years.

PROMOTIONS

Mark Stasium

Camden National Bank recently promoted Mark Stasium to senior vice president, director of commercial real estate banking. With more than 30 years of commercial banking experience, he is an expert in commercial real estate lending and relationship management. For the past six years, he served as senior VP, commercial real estate banker at Camden National. Stasium is actively involved in the local community, and he currently serves as treasurer for the board of directors of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), where he received the 2020 Volunteer of the Year Award. Based out of Camden National’s Portland office, Stasium lives in Portland with his family.

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