Dr. Annamarie Pond

Dr. Annamarie Pond has joined DFD Russell Medical Centers in Bridgton. Pond previously worked for Stephens Memorial Hospital, part of the MaineHealth system, in Norway.

John Martin

Jewett Construction Company has hired John Martin as an assistant project manager. Martin, of Portland, previously worked as a field engineer and managed $20 million worth of commercial building projects.

Carol Perreault

Richard Spearen Jr.

The Maine Community Foundation has hired Carol Perreault as a data entry associate and Richard Spearen Jr. as a finance assistant. Perreault, of Trenton, previously worked as an office administrator and assistant registrar at Camp Beech Cliff in Mount Desert. Spearen, of Bucksport, worked for 12 years at Hollywood Casino Bangor in the finance department.

Jeffrey Naro

Jeffrey Naro has been named executive chef at Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway, New Hampshire. Naro will oversee all culinary operations at the hotel’s various restaurant outlets. He brings experience from the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York, The Lodge at Bristol Harbor, The Radisson Hotel, Oak Hill Country Club and Penfield Country Club.

Lisa Beeler

Lisa Beeler has been hired as director of marketing at Great Falls Construction in Gorham. Beeler brings more than 16 years of marketing and business development experience. She previously worked as director of marketing and business development at a local commercial construction company.


New Gloucester-based telecommunications firm Otelco has announced several new hires:

Bryan Pahigian has been hired as a marketing coordinator. Pahigian, of Cumberland Center, brings 10 years of experience working with the Portland Sea Dogs in the ticket office.

Matthew Valcancick has been hired as a digital content strategist. Valcancick previously worked as a project and marketing manager for Mobile Video & Photography.

John Roberto has been hired as a field installation and maintenance manager. Roberto spent 15 years working for Comcast. He lives in New Gloucester.

Robert Fogg has been hired as a facilities and inventory supervisor. Fogg, of Lewiston, brings more than 31 years of telecom experience. He retired from Consolidated Communications.

Thomas Howard has been hired as a technical support technician.


Atlantic Federal Credit Union has announced two new hires: Gwen Godin has been hired as residential lending sales manager, and Jenn Benn was hired as director of member experience and will oversee the credit union’s contact center.


Chris Perry has been promoted to senior vice president of real estate and commercial lending at Atlantic Federal Credit Union. Perry will oversee business lending and retail aspects of real estate lending.


Dr. Salam Al-Omaishi

Patricia Clark

Sara Grant

Colin Webb

Gardiner-based public health nonprofit Healthy Communities of the Capital Area has appointed four new members to its board of directors. Dr. Salam Al-Omaishi is a family medicine resident at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency. He currently partners with HCCA on tobacco prevention education. Patricia Clark is director of early childhood studies and a professor at the University of Maine at Augusta, specializing in teaching teachers and social work majors early childhood, special needs and family courses. Sara Grant is director of the AmeriCorps Senior Companion Program at the University of Maine Center on Aging. She has focused her studies and professional career on working with older adults and community-based initiatives to create lasting social change. Colin Webb is an overdose prevention specialist in harm reduction at MaineGeneral Health’s Prevention and Healthy Living Center.



The Maine Osteopathic Association has announced the following award recipients:

Dr. Richard DeCarolis, of Bethel, was recognized with the 2020 Louis Hanson D.O. Physician of the Year Award. DeCarolis began practicing at Bethel Family Health Center in 1993. He makes rounds at local nursing homes and provides medical direction for area schools. For 20 years, he served as operational medical director at HealthReach until the end of 2020.

Dr. Elisabeth DelPrete, of Biddeford, was honored with the 2021 Louis Hanson D.O. Physician of the Year Award. DelPrete has practiced family and emergency medicine in Maine for 30 years.

Dr. Christine Munroe, of Elliot, was honored with the 2021 Roswell P. Bates D.O. Public Service Award. Munroe practices at Great Works Family Practice in South Berwick and is known for her work in substance use disorder and recovery. She founded the Recovery Center at York Hospital.

The University of New England student organization Maine COVID Sitters was honored with the Osteopathic Champion Award for 2020. Five students in the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine formed the group, which provided child care, pet care and household services to health care families in the Greater Portland area. At the height of the pandemic, more than 65 UNE students were volunteering as Maine COVID Sitters.

Susan Strout was honored with the Osteopathic Champion Award for 2021. Strout has served as executive secretary to the Maine Osteopathic Board of Licensure since 1991.


Dr. Jane Carreiro, vice president of health affairs and dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England, was honored with the 2020 Distinguished Service Award. Carreiro’s clinical practice focuses on pediatric osteopathic manipulative medicine, and the non-pharmaceutical management of pain and other neuro-musculoskeletal disorders in children.

Dr. Rick Snyder, of Kittery, was recognized as the 2021 MOA Distinguished Service recipient. Snyder works as an occupational medicine physician at Maine Medical Center in Portland and is board certified in both occupational medicine and family practice.

Dr. Earl Freeman, of Kennebunkport, and Dr. Ira Stockwell, of Scarborough, were each recognized for practicing osteopathic medicine in Maine for 50 years.

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