Dr. Aline Iskandar

Dr. Adam Karpman

Northern Light Mercy Hospital has added two physicians to its cardiology services in Portland: Dr. Aline Iskandar and Dr. Adam Karpman. Iskandar earned her M.D. from the University of Southern Denmark, where she also did postdoctoral training at Odense University Hospital. She later completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center, and a cardiology fellowship at University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center. She then joined Maine Medical Center and worked as a cardiologist with MaineHealth for almost seven years. Karpman earned his D.O. from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, and completed a residency in internal medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey. He then completed a fellowship in cardiology at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition to his clinical practice, he serves as a professor at the UNE medical school.

Kristen McAuley

Kristen McAuley has joined the John T. Gorman Foundation as a senior program associate. In her role, McAuley will develop investment strategies that advance the foundation’s goal of promoting the well-being of Maine children and their families. McAuley comes to the foundation from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, where she served as the director of public health planning. She also served as director of prevention for the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence and assistant director in the Division of Disease Prevention at the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. She has a bachelor’s degree from Eckerd College, and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Jill Ward has been named a senior policy adviser in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. In this part-time role, Ward, director and an adjunct professor at the University of Maine School of Law’s Center for Youth Policy and Law, will provide policy guidance to the department’s juvenile justice office. Prior to her time at Maine Law, she worked on youth justice issues with numerous state and national organizations, including the Maine Children’s Alliance, the Children’s Defense Fund, the Girls Scouts of the USA, the Campaign for Youth Justice and the Youth First Initiative.


Kathleen Bellmore

At Camden National Bank, Kathleen Bellmore has been promoted to senior vice president, talent acquisition & diversity, equity, and inclusion officer. In her new role, she will continue to lead the bank’s talent acquisition function while also directing DEI efforts. Bellmore has been assisting with Camden National’s recruitment efforts for over 10 years, and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Maine and an MBA in human resources management from Thomas College. She is recognized as a senior certified professional by the Society for Human Resource Management and a professional in human resources by the Human Resource Certification Institute.


Maritime Energy has promoted Charon Curtis to senior vice president. She joined Maritime in 2007 as operations manager for the Maritime Farms convenience stores and as a member of the senior management team. Her new responsibilities include overseeing the fuel, propane, transport, customer service, branch offices and service departments. The Rockland-based company sold its 13 Maritime Farms stores in December and is now focused on its core energy business, serving Knox, Lincoln, Waldo, Hancock and Kennebec counties.


Marc Gosselin, executive director for sports tourism and community partnerships for the City of Auburn, has been named to the Maine Sports Commission board of directors. Gosselin, who is also a professor at Central Maine Community College, bring a variety of sports management experience to the role. In addition to his work with the city, he has served as head of corporate partnerships for the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets. He also was vice president of corporate partnerships for the Maine Red Claws, now the Maine Celtics, in the NBA G League. He will serve a two-year term on the Maine Sports Commission board.

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