People on the Move – Press Herald Sun, 25 Feb 2018 16:05:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 R.M. Davis announces new equity partners Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:15:19 +0000 NEW HIRES
James W. Sewall Co. has hired Finn Bondeson as a civil staff engineer.
Bondeson is a 2014 graduate of the University of Maine’s College of Engineering. He worked as a research assistant in potato genetics at the University’s Cooperative Extension.




Kennebec Savings Bank has promoted Nicolas Patenaude to assistant treasurer and finance officer.
Patenaude, of Manchester, was previously a financial analyst and finance officer. In his new role he will take on additional financial oversight at the bank.
Patenaude joined the bank in 2008 as a college intern.


Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has announced the promotion of Michelle Curtis to senior vice president, treasury services sales officer.
Curtis was previously the senior vice president, regional market manager/retail banking. She joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in 2011.


R. M. Davis has announced the addition of two new equity owners, Scot Draeger, director of wealth management and general counsel, and Dean Walker, vice president of trading and data management.
Draeger and Walker joined the ownership team effective Jan. 1.
Draeger joined R. M. Davis in early 2017 from the Portland-based law firm of Bernstein Shur.
Walker joined the R. M. Davis team in 2001.

CBRE | The Boulos Co. has announced the promotion of Catie Seavey to associate broker.
Seavey joined the company in 2014. She represents clients in all areas of commercial real estate.


Sarah Belliveau, principal in charge of BerryDunn’s general audit staff, has been recognized by the Maine Society of CPAs with its Women to Watch Award.
Belliveau, a principal at the firm, is also in charge of the firm’s not-for-profit practice area.

Abenaki Retirement Investment Services in Topsham has announced a name change to Atlantic Financial Services.
The focus and the goals of the business remain the same. The new name is a result of the relationship with Atlantic Federal Credit Union.

The Maine Women’s Fund announced its newest members to its board of directors.
Crystal Card of Brunswick is an assistant vice president, market manager for Norway Savings Bank.




Melissa Duffy of Cumberland Center is a managing partner and director at Hightower Advisors.




Gabrielle Gallucci of Saco is the director of mission impact at Spurwink.




Renée Smyth of Amesbury, Massachusetts, is the chief experience and marketing officer of Camden National Bank.

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Several banks announce promotions and new hires Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:13:47 +0000 NEW HIRES
Gorham Savings Bank hired Nicholas Weightman to join its commercial lending team.
Weightman was recently vice president, commercial loan officer at TD Bank. He lives in Cumberland.


Kennebunk Savings named Judy DesMeules as vice president and branch manager of its Wells office.
DesMeules was most recently a branch manager at a New Hampshire area credit union.


Rhonda Hebert also joined Kennebunk Savings as vice president and branch manager of its Lower Village branch in Kennebunk.
Hebert, of Kennebunk, was previously a branch manager and loan officer with another York County savings bank.



Photos by Whitney J. Fox Photography

Town & Country Federal Credit Union hired Gary Rose as vice president, learning and development.
Rose, of Scarborough, previously held key management positions with TD Bank, Bancnorth Investment Group and State Street Corp.




Katahdin Trust recently promoted Cindy Boot to commercial services officer.
Boot, of Washburn, began her career with Katahdin Trust in 2002 as a teller. Two years later, she transferred to the commercial services department as an assistant, a position she held until 2015, when she was promoted to commercial services specialist.


Bar Harbor Bank & Trust announced that Michelle Curtis was promoted to senior vice president, treasury services sales officer.
Curtis was previously senior vice president, regional market manager. She has been with the bank since 2011.


TD Bank N.A. recognized two Maine mortgage professionals for number of loans closed for fiscal year 2017.
Kelly Hodgkins and Laura Hiestand were honored for their place in the top 10 percent of loan officers nationwide at TD Bank.
Hodgkins works out of the One Portland Square office in Portland and specializes in wealth clients.




Hiestand covers TD Bank branches from Falmouth to Ellsworth. Both have been mortgage professionals for more than 25 years in Maine.




Brad Berthiaume, vice president, financial consultant with Katahdin Financial Services in Houlton, has achieved National Social Security Advisors certificate from the National Social Security Association in Cincinnati.
Berthiaume has more than 15 years of financial services experience and serves the Houlton and Bangor areas.

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Maine Medical Partners announced five new hires Thu, 25 Jan 2018 22:05:39 +0000 NEW HIRES
Maine Medical Partners announced the following new hires.
Benjamin Felix, M.D., has joined its Outpatient Clinics, where he will provide internal medicine care.
Felix completed his internal medicine and pediatrics residency at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital in 2014.


Jillian Dur, D.O., joined as a geriatrician with Westbrook Primary Care. She received her medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.



Leslie Bradford, M.D., joined its Women’s Health. Bradford is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology with a sub-specialty in gynecologic oncology.



Jonathan Watling, M.D., has joined its Orthopedics and Sports Medicine as an orthopedic surgeon. He recently completed a fellowship in sports medicine, shoulder and elbow surgery at OrthoCarolina.



Ronald Zviti, M.D., joined the Pediatric Specialty Care, Division of Nephrology. He completed his residency and pediatric nephrology fellowship at New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital – Columbia University. In addition to MMP’s Portland location, Zviti will be seeing patients at clinics in Oakland and Caribou.

Avery Dandreta joined Skelton, Taintor & Abbott as an associate attorney.
Dandreta previously worked in real estate development for Ahold Delhaize and had been an associate in another Maine law firm.


The Iris Network hired David Barnwell as its president and executive director.
Barnwell previously served as president of A Brighter Path Foundation at Industries for the Blind based in North Carolina. He will begin his new role on Feb. 5.


Jaime Hannan-McMurrin joined Allen Insurance and Financial as a processor in the company’s business insurance division. She is based in Camden.
Hannan-McMurrin, of Union, previously worked for a local bank and then a local insurance agency, gaining valuable account and customer service experience.

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Diversified announces new hire and 15 promotions Thu, 25 Jan 2018 22:05:18 +0000 NEW HIRES

Diversified Communications recently hired Stephen Savarese as a technical support specialist.
Savarese previously worked for Southern Maine Community College in South Portland.


Diversified Communications has announced the following 15 promotions.

Adrianne Madden was promoted to senior conference coordinator, technology events. Madden previously served as conference coordinator. She joined Diversified in 2015.




Amélie Veegaert was promoted to operations team manager. Veegaert joined Diversified in 2004 and previously served as operations manager.




Amy Jordan was named operations senior coordinator. Jordan previously served as operations coordinator. She joined Diversified in 2014.




Danielle Ruby was promoted to quality assurance engineer. Ruby previously served as project manager/QA analyst. She joined the firm in June.




Harrison Hines was promoted to event manager. Hines joined Diversified in 2012 and most recently served as account executive.




Joe Grace was promoted to manager of web development. Grace most recently served as lead web developer and has been with Diversified since 2015.




Lauren McDermott was promoted to senior marketing coordinator, commercial marine events. McDermott previously served as marketing coordinator. She joined the firm in 2014.



Megan Hall was promoted to event director. Hall most recently served as senior manager of events and digital products. She has been with Diversified since 2013.




Melissa Vigue was promoted to customer service coordinator. Vigue previously served as customer service representative. She joined Diversified in 2016.



Pat Rudman was promoted to director of web. Rudman joined Diversified in 2015 and previously served as web portfolio and design manager.




Samantha Schulte was promoted to senior event coordinator. Schulte most recently served as event coordinator. She has been with Diversified since 2015.




Sarah Williams was promoted to operations manager. Williams most recently served as operations project manager. She joined the firm in 2005.




Sean Higgins was promoted to managing editor, technology events. Higgins most recently served as online editor and has been with Diversified since 2014.




Sydney Peterson was named senior marketing operations coordinator. Peterson previously served as marketing operations coordinator and joined Diversified in 2014.




Tammy Merrill was named an accounts payable accountant. Merrill previously served as accounting clerk. She joined Diversified in 2013.

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Maine Coast announces executive promotions Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:34:42 +0000 NEW HIRES
OceanView at Falmouth welcomes Tamera Vogel as an assisted living and memory care sales consultant.
Vogel was recently a financial adviser with Northwestern Mutual and Prudential after a long career at Unum.


Sue Hanson joined the Maine Center for Entrepreneurs as the program manager for its new food accelerator program.
Hanson brings more than 20 years of experience in the food business, starting with Barber Foods in Portland and expanding into other operations in Oklahoma and the Carolinas through the acquisition of Barber by AdvancePierre Foods in 2011.


Kate Carey joined Powers Real Estate in Yarmouth.
Carey brings experience in commercial and residential real estate development.

Sheila Adams was named vice president of sales and marketing at Maine Coast, a distributor of North American lobster in York.
Adams brings more than 25 years of sales, marketing and management experience to Maine Coast.

DeStefano Architects hired David Sanders as a project architect.
Sanders brings nearly 12 years of experience in design and project management of new, renovation and sustainable construction. Previously, Sanders was project architect at Shepley Bulfinch in Boston.


The Maine Community Foundation appointed Gloria Aponte Clarke as program officer.
Aponte Clarke will work with donors and nonprofits, and manage several competitive grant programs. Most recently, she managed and directed the Maine State Innovation Model to improve health care for Mainers.


The Maine College of Art named Julie D’Andrea vice president of development.
D’Andrea has led major fundraising campaigns in New York City at Barnard College, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Roundabout Theatre Co. and Carnegie Hall.

Since 2012, D’Andrea has served Barnard College at Columbia University as executive director of campaign advancement.

Larraine Brown was named director of the Belfast Creative Coalition.
Brown brings more than 30 years of experience in management, fundraising and development of nonprofits, and startup businesses.
Most recently, she served as the executive director of the Restorative Justice Project Maine.


The University of New England promoted Curt Smyth to director of athletics.
Smyth currently serves as the interim director of athletics. Smyth joined the athletics staff in 1997. Since then, he held various coaching positions before moving into administrative roles.

CBRE | The Boulos Co. promoted Samantha Marinko as an associate.
Marinko works in areas of commercial real estate including office, retail, industrial, development and investment properties in central and southern Maine.



Maine Coast promoted Michael Delahanty to chief financial officer and Peter Brent to vice president of operations.
Delahanty was hired as a corporate controller in 2015. He previously served as regional controller and manager of financial planning and analysis at Idexx Laboratories.
Brent joined the team since 2013. Since then, he has invested his time learning all facets of the business.

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R.M. Davis promotes two Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:33:43 +0000 NEW HIRES
Krissy Mailman has joined the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Saco.
Mailman was hired as a sales agent and will provide residential real estate services in York and Cumberland counties as well as the surrounding communities. She brings extensive experience in marketing and development.


Drummond Woodsum Strategic Consulting announced it hired Mark Gallagher as a government relations and campaign consultant.
Gallagher is a non-lawyer consultant with more than 23 years of experience in the legislative and electoral process. He was previously the state director for U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Massachusetts.


Richard Raskin, M.D., joined MaineGeneral Rheumatology in Augusta.
Raskin brings more than 25 years of clinical rheumatology experience with an interest and expertise in geriatric rheumatology.



Abigail Hilt joined Down East Magazine as digital marketing coordinator.
Hilt previously worked as marketing strategist at Dream Local Digital in Rockland, helping to grow its online audience and increase brand awareness.


Michele Whitmore was promoted to assistant vice president of portfolio administration at R.M. Davis. She joined the firm in 1999.



Denise Vigneault was promoted to assistant vice president of human resources at R.M. Davis. She joined the firm in 1999.




Malcolm Hill, the Clarence E. Denoon Jr. Professor of Science at Bates College, was named vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty effective July 1.
Hill is a former associate dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, and former chair of the biology department at the University of Richmond.
Hill will work with colleagues to set the intellectual direction of the college, foster a strong faculty culture, and lead the evolution of the Bates academic experience.

Ryan Francis was named administrator of the Barron Center in Portland.
Francis had previously been the director of life enrichment and volunteer coordinator at the Barron Center since 2015. He has more than 10 years of experience in therapeutic recreation. He recently completed and passed the National Nursing Home Administrators Board exam required to obtain licensure.

The Portland Chamber Music Festival announced that Melissa Reardon was named artistic director.
Reardon succeeds PCMF’s founding Artistic Director Jennifer Elowitch, who will step down following the 25th anniversary season in August 2018.
Reardon is an internationally renowned performer whose solo and chamber playing spans all musical genres. As a member of the Ensō String Quartet since 2006, she has toured both nationally and internationally.

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Four doctors join Southern Maine Health Care Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:17:13 +0000 NEW HIRES
Southern Maine Health Care announced it hired four physicians.
Heather Schwemm, M.D., specializes in internal medicine. Schwemm completed her residency at Maine Medical Center and is practicing at SMHC Internal Medicine in Kennebunk.



Anna Scopellito-Olsen, M.D., specializes in internal medicine and pediatrics. She completed her residencies at Staten Island University Hospital and is practicing at SMHC Family Medicine in Sanford.



Christopher Blomberg, D.O., specializes in cardiovascular disease. Blomberg completed his residency and fellowship training at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and is practicing at SMHC Cardiology in Biddeford at 9 Healthcare Drive and in Sanford at 25A June St.



Lily Conover, M.D., specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. She completed her residency at Maine Medical Center. Conover is practicing at SMHC Women’s Health located at 9 Healthcare Drive in Biddeford.



Mount Desert Island Hospital hired Katherine Gassman, D.O., to its Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center and Cadillac Family Practice.
Gassman is a board-certified family medicine physician specializing in both family medicine and obstetrics. She attended medical school in Maine at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.


MaineHealth reappointed George Isaacson to its board of trustees.
Isaacson previously served on the board from 2003 to 2015, including a stint as chairman from 2013 to 2015. He will also serve on the board’s strategic planning committee.


Southern Maine Health Care announced four new members have joined its board of trustees: Cynthia Hall Domine, Philip Kowash, M.D., John Mills and Thomas Zuke, CPA.
Domine is president of Synchronicity, a boutique licensing agency. She lives in Kennebunkport.



Kowash has been a family medicine physician for nearly 20 years. He lives in Saco.



Mills is president of SOE, a consulting firm specializing in the retail sector, store operations and growth strategies. He lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and Kennebunk.


Zuke, of Saco, is executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Kennebunk Savings Bank.



The federal government awarded Mercy Hospital its highest possible quality rating of five stars, making it one of only five hospitals in Maine to receive this designation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
The ratings are based on nearly 60 quality measures spanning everything from patient experience to the value and outcomes of services provided.

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center announced that New England Foot and Ankle Specialists is joining their Center for Orthopaedics.
Foot and ankle specialist Gregory Pomeroy, M.D., is joining the St. Mary’s team. He will be joined by doctors Jessica Faught and Lanny Rudner, along with current staff members.

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WCSH6 hires couple as co-anchors Tue, 02 Jan 2018 22:51:30 +0000 NEW HIRES
News Center WCSH6 announced two hires.

Lindsey Mills

Lindsey Mills takes the co-anchor spot with Lee Goldberg on News Center Now at 5 p.m.




Clay Gordon

Clay Gordon is co-anchoring The News Center weekend “Morning Report” with Katie Bavoso and Cory Froomkin.
Mills and Gordon worked in the Bangor news market where they met and became engaged. The married couple most recently worked together as co-anchors in Peoria, Illinois.



Chase Custom Homes & Finance Inc. and Alliance Realty in Westbrook has hired Kelly Couture as an associate broker on The Chase Team.
Couture worked previously as the development director of Easterseals Maine. She will assist The Chase Team in real estate listings, new construction sales and further business development.


The Maine Housing Board of Commissioners named Peter Merrill to serve as interim director of MaineHousing.
Merrill, of Portland, has served as deputy director for more than five years and has been with the agency for more than 20 years.
Director John Gallagher is retiring Friday. The board will conduct a search process to recommend a permanent director for consideration by Gov. Paul LePage.

Joseph Corey was named vice president of store operations at Day’s Jewelers.
Corey most recently served as store manager of Day’s Manchester, New Hampshire, store. In his new position, he will be responsible for oversight of all Day’s seven store locations, including training and career development for more than 100 store employees.


Montalvo has promoted Bryon Williams to director of sales and marketing. Williams previously worked as Montalvo’s global marketing manager.

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Diversified Communications hires two Fri, 29 Dec 2017 20:54:42 +0000 NEW HIRES
Steve Bottari will join WMTW as the new weeknight co-anchor of the 5 and 11 p.m. newscasts in January.
Bottari comes to Maine from Hearst sister-station KOCO in Oklahoma City.


Linda Murray joined Mortgage Network Inc. as a mortgage loan officer serving southern Maine.
Murray, of Scarborough, brings six years of local real estate finance experience to the firm. She previously served as a mortgage originator for Maine Capital Group, and worked in marketing and business development for two large local title companies.

Diversified Communications announced two new hires.
Erik Laramee joined as a sales force administrator. Laramee previously worked for Borrego Solar Inc.
Josh Logan joined as a technical support specialist. Logan was previously employed by MEMIC.

Don Langenheim joined Thermoformed Plastics of New England in Biddeford as a new sales manager.
Langenheim brings over 25 years’ experience in the custom thermoforming industry. Most recently, he worked for Key Packaging in Florida as vice president of sales.


Christopher Parker joined F.L. Putnam Investment Management Co. as chief administrative officer.
Parker brings more than 20 years of experience in senior administrative and operational roles within the financial services industry.


Todd Zukowski was named vice president, commercial banking officer, at Camden National Bank.
Zukowski previously worked for Northeast Bank in Portland as vice president, commercial loan officer. Before that, he served as vice president, relationship manager, at KeyBank.

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Architectural firm hires two Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:46:08 +0000 NEW HIRES
SMRT announces two new hires in its Portland office.
Alyssa Phanitdasack joins the firm as an architectural designer.
Previously, she was an architectural designer for CO Architects in Los Angeles, and most recently was with PDT.



Renee Laplante joins SMRT as marketing coordinator for the firm’s justice and health care design practices. She previously was a marketing specialist with Stantec.




FocusMaine has hired Kim Hamilton as its first president.
Hamilton, of Yarmouth, was most recently chief impact officer at Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. She previously served in a variety of senior roles at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Barbora Higgins joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as assistant vice president, senior credit analyst.
Higgins, of Brewer, brings more than 14 years as an experienced credit professional. Most recently, she worked as a commercial credit analyst, underwriting large real estate and commercial and industrial loans.


Todd Zukowski was named vice president, commercial banking officer, at Camden National Bank.
Zukowski was previously with Northeast Bank in Portland, where he spent two years as vice president, commercial loan officer.

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The Diocese of Portland names John Fencik as director of cemeteries Thu, 07 Dec 2017 20:30:00 +0000 NEW HIRES
The Diocese of Portland announced that John Fencik was named the new director of cemeteries.
Most recently, Fencik was the director for Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services for the Diocese of Spokane in Washington from 2014 to 2017. The Diocese of Portland currently owns and operates two diocesan cemeteries (St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston and Calvary Cemetery in South Portland) and collaborates in the operation of more than 75 parish cemeteries.

The Northcross Group hired Mike Scully as a senior analyst.
Scully is a recent University of Maine School of Law graduate. He brings extensive experience in control frameworks, risk management, policy development and process change management.



Marc Smith and Cathy Johnston joined the sales team at SymQuest Group Inc.
Smith was hired as an IT sales account executive.
He brings more than 20 years experience in IT and telecom services.




Johnston was hired as a document solutions account executive and brings to the organization experience in outside sales and sales management.




Oxford County Regional Communications Center hired Tammy Maurer as a full-time dispatcher.
Maurer, of Waterford, will spend the next few months in training at the center and at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.

Gary Trempe, a financial adviser at S&B Financial Services, completed the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor Professional Designation Program from The College for Financial Planning. He also completed the Accredited Investment Fiduciary Designation Program from the Center for Fiduciary Studies.
Trempe, of Biddeford, has worked for S&B Financial Services since 2012.


Wallace Camp Jr., president of Rowe Ford Sales in Westbrook, will represent the Maine Automobile Dealers Association in the annual Time Dealer of the Year award. The event recognizes community service and professional achievement. Camp joins 46 nominees who will be honored at a National Auto Dealers Association meeting in March.

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Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice named two people to its board of directors Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:03:59 +0000 BOARD APPOINTMENTS
Nan Ramsey joined the executive board of the Marginal Way Preservation Fund.
Ramsey, a retired educator, previously served at Berwick Academy as director of its Teaching Institute, a master’s program for prospective teachers. She serves on the Portsmouth Pro Musica board of directors.


Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice announced two additions to its board of directors.
Michael Martel, of Auburn, joined the board after serving as a member of the foundation committee. Martel is the market director of Main Street East, managing more than 72 funeral homes, cemeteries and crematories in Maine and seven additional states. He previously was a funeral director for The Fortin Group from 1994 to 2003.


Mary-Anne Ponti, of Manchester, is senior vice president, system chief nurse executive for Central Maine Healthcare. A registered nurse, she has served in many health care leadership roles during her career.



Sebastian Milardo, Ph.D., was recently elected to the board of Friends of Casco Bay in South Portland.
Milardo co-founded Drake Inglesi Milardo in 1981.

Donna Simonetti joined the board of directors of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.
Simonetti, of Portland, previously worked as an executive director at JP Morgan Chase & Co. in New York City. She is now retired.


Rebecca Bolduc and Kaitlyn Morse were named president and vice-president, respectively, of the board of directors for PROPEL Portland.
Bolduc, of Portland, is a senior team leader at Wex Inc.
Morse, of Westbrook, runs sales for The Woods at Canco and is a member of the Saint Joseph’s College of Maine Alumni Association board of directors.


Wright-Pierce was recognized by Engineering News Record as one of the “Top 200” environmental firms in the country.
The firm has been ranked in the top 500 and the top 200 for eight consecutive years.

Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream announced that its Old Fashioned Vanilla and Orange Sherbet swept first place in their categories at the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Products Contest.

Coutts Bros. in Randolph was recently recognized with a top award from Avangrid for Health and Safety Achievements.
The firm was recognized for its commitment to safety by employing industry specific safety personnel, undergoing a safety training and evaluation process through Associated Builders and Contractors, and investing in unmanned aerial systems for high voltage asset inspection.

The National Association of Plan Advisors named Lebel & Harriman in Falmouth as one of the top retirement plan advisory firms in the nation.
Lebel & Harriman advises more than 200 employers.

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Businesses announce new hires and promotions Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:36:15 +0000 NEW HIRES
Nadine Cusack of Scarborough joined Classic Flooring in Scarborough. She has 15 years of flooring experience.




Elise Tabor joined The Iris Network in Portland as an access technology specialist.
Tabor previously taught science, technology, math and Braille for five years at the Perkins School for the Blind in Greater Boston.



Joanna Rousey joined Diversified Communications as a managing editor for online.
Rousey was previously employed by NH Bragg in Bangor.

OTT Communications in New Gloucester hired Paul Yearwood as a financial analyst.
Yearwood has had previous roles in accounting/finance with Mallory Safety and Supply and New Outlook Financial, both based in Portland, Oregon.

James W. Sewall Co. announced that Brian Schneider has joined its forestry and natural resources consulting team.
Schneider joined as an analyst, focusing on timberland appraisal. He brings 14 years of experience in forestry planning, management, consulting and education.



Karen James was promoted to accounting specialist at Great Falls Construction.
James, of Hiram, has nearly 30 years of experience in construction. She joined Great Falls six years ago.



Tetiana Glebkivska was promoted to senior associate at Macpage LLC.
She joined Macpage in 2015 and has concentrated her accounting practice in consulting and tax. She lives in Portland.




The Council for Interior Design Qualification presented its Louis S. Tregre Award to Lisa Whited of Portland.
Whited has worked for over 30 years designing corporate interiors and has been involved with CIDQ since 1993. She has been a member of the Assembly of Delegates representing Maine and served on the CIDQ board of directors, culminating as board president in 2000.
Currently, she is a volunteer ambassador, educating people about the importance of the council’s exam and certification.

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Sebago Technics announces new hires, promotions Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:15:09 +0000 PROMOTIONS

n Sebago Technics recently announced several changes and promotions.

Owens McCullough was named senior vice president of strategy and client development.

McCullough has been with Sebago since 1987.

Shawn Frank was named senior vice president for commercial development. He joined the company in 1985.

Will Conway was named senior vice president of landscape architecture. Conway joined Sebago in 1988.

Keith McAlary was promoted to chief financial officer. McAlary formerly served as controller and joined the company in 2001.

Dan Riley was promoted to vice president of engineering. Riley joined the company in 2001 and formerly served as a design team leader.

Kylie Mason was promoted to vice president of project delivery. Mason has worked with Sebago since 2005.

n Miranda Hardy was recently promoted to program director at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine. Hardy served as an intern from 2009 to 2010. She was hired as a program manager in 2012.


n Spurwink elected Alistair Raymond, Esq. as chair of its board of directors. Raymond is the chief compliance officer and corporate secretary for Avangrid Networks.

Richard Berthy and Doug Sanford were elected as new members of the Spurwink board. Berthy is chief executive officer of Foreside Financial Group LLC. Sanford is owner and developer of the Pepperell Mill Campus.

n The University of Southern Maine appointed six new members to its board of visitors.

Reid Crewe is the grant director of The Bob Crewe Foundation.

Michael Hyde serves as the vice president for external affairs and strategic partnerships for The Jackson Laboratory.

Mary Kozicki Lafontaine has 25 years of experience in the private and public sectors and currently manages the Lewiston CareerCenter.

Aimee Petrin is executive director of Portland Ovations.

Julia Sleeper-Whiting is co-founder and executive director of the Tree Street Youth Center in Lewiston.

Laongdao “Tak” Suppasettawat is president and founder of TAK Advisory LLC.

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Lawyers, firms earn recognitions Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:28:02 +0000 AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
Nine attorneys from Eaton Peabody were “top rated” by Super Lawyers New England Magazine.
The following attorneys made the list: Jason Barrett, Seth Brewster, Ryan Dumais, P. Andrew Hamilton, Berney Kubetz, Mariah Mitchell, Jon Pottle, Neal Pratt and Jeff Spaulding.


L to R: Jason Barrett, Seth Brewster, Ryan Dumais

L to R: P. Andrew Hamilton, Berney Kubetz, Mariah Mitchell


L to R: Jon Pottle, Neal Pratt, Jeff Spaulding.


Twenty-two Preti Flaherty attorneys were recognized by Super Lawyers.
Of those, 10 were selected for inclusion in the New England Super Lawyers list; and nine were named as New England Rising Stars.
Attorneys named as New England Super Lawyers include John Doyle Jr., Gregory Hansel, Christopher Nyhan, Jonathan Piper, Daniel Rapaport, Sigmund Schutz and David Van Slyke.
Attorneys named as New England Rising Stars are J. Andrew Cashman, R. Benjamin Borowski, Timothy Connolly, John J. Cronan, III, Benjamin Piper, Laura Rideout, Michael Smith and Matthew Warner.

Preti Flaherty attorney R. Benjamin Borowski was named a 2017 New England Rising Star by the attorney rating service, Super Lawyers.
Borowski, of Portland, is an associate in the firm’s Portland office. He was recognized for his work in the field of energy and resources law.

More than 60 Verrill Dana attorneys were recognized as “Best Lawyers” by Best Lawyers 2018.
In addition, 12 attorneys from the firm were named “Lawyer of the Year,” a distinguished recognition for only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area.
For a complete list of ranked Verrill Dana attorneys, go to

McTeague Higbee announced that partners Jeffrey Cohen, Karen Bilodeau and Kevin Noonan, managing partner, were named to the Best Lawyers in America for 2018.
Attorneys Bilodeau and Noonan were recognized in the field of workers’ compensation, and Cohen was recognized for workers’ compensation and personal injury.

Keith Jacques, of Woodman Edmands Danylik Austin Smith and Jacques, a nine-person firm in Biddeford, was named a 2017 New England Super Lawyer.
Jacques was recognized for his work in general litigation.


Bryan Dench, Rebecca Webber and Stephen Wade from the firm of Skelton Taintor & Abbott have been honored on the 2017 New England Super Lawyers list.
Dench was recognized in the business and corporate categories.




Webber, who was honored in the areas of employment and labor, is a shareholder at the firm.




Wade was honored in the area of personal injury general, plaintiff.




Amy Dieterich and Braden Clement from the firm of Skelton Taintor & Abbott were selected to the 2017 New England Rising Stars list.
Dieterich is recognized in the area of business litigation.




Clement, who joined the firm earlier this year, is recognized in the areas of general litigation and personal injury.



Portland attorney Parke Burmeister, Esq., principal of Casco Bay Law LLC, was selected to the 2017 New England Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.

Petruccelli, Martin & Haddow received a tier 1 ranking in U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2018 Edition Best Law Firms.

Firm rankings are based on an in-depth analysis of client and attorney evaluations and other pertinent information.

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Mortgage company hires manager Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:55:59 +0000 NEW HIRES
Kirt Bell joined Movement Mortgage as branch manager for its flagship Portland branch.
Bell brings an extensive knowledge of FHA, VA and conventional mortgage products.


Alexandra Douston was promoted to senior tax associate at Macpage LLC.
Douston was an intern prior to joining Macpage in 2015.



Kady Wiles, of Belgrade, was promoted to senior audit associate at Macpage LLC
Wiles is a graduate of Thomas College and joined Macpage in 2015.

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Lawyers, firms recognized for excellence Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:12:09 +0000 NEW HIRES
Hale Melnick and Alexander Porter were hired as associates at Verrill Dana. Both previously served as summer associates.
Melnick previously served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Paul J. Barbadoro of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. He was later a judicial extern to the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Porter is a former legislative aide to U.S. Sen. Angus King. Previously, he worked as a judicial intern for U.S. District Court Judge Jon Levy for the District of Maine.



Elizabeth Hunt joined Murray Plumb & Murray as a partner.
Hunt will focus on areas of trust and estate planning and administration. In addition, she will help clients with business and corporate law and real estate, finance and real estate succession planning.
Most recently, she worked at McLane Middleton in New Hampshire.

Sage Friedman also joined the firm as an attorney.
Friedman served as a clerk for the firm in 2016, and returned after his recent graduation from the University of Maine School of Law. He brings more than 15 years of business experience as an entrepreneur and a consultant in New York City and Maine.
For the last nine years, Friedman was a principal at Fire Lane 17, a Maine company that offered long-term consulting services to select entrepreneurs, investors and small businesses.

Meryl Poulin joined Preti Flaherty’s litigation practice in its Portland office.
Poulin graduated from the University of Maine School of Law in 2017.

Eliza Mette of Portland joined Kozak & Gayer P.A., in Augusta where she will maintain a general health law practice.
Mette recently graduated from the University of Maine School of Law, where she received the school’s Health Law Award.


Photo by M. Kathleen Kelly/for IBEC

Sarah Yantakosol Gayer, an attorney at Thompson Bowie & Hatch, was appointed chair of the American Bar Association Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee.
Gayer will serve a one-year term. She practices admiralty and maritime law and professional liability defense in Portland.


Peter Schroeter, an attorney at Shaheen & Gordon P.A., was selected as chair of the Maine State Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Section.
Schroeter, who serves as counsel at the firm’s Saco and Portland offices, has more than 35 years of legal experience as a trial lawyer and mediator.

The following Thompson Bowie & Hatch attorneys were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 edition: Jim Bowie, Robert Hatch, Rebecca Farnum and Leonard Langer.

Berman & Simmons received a Tier 1 ranking by U.S. News – Best Lawyers.
The firm was recognized for its work in medical malpractice law for plaintiffs, personal injury litigation for plaintiffs, and commercial litigation.

New England Super Lawyers selected 11 Berman & Simmons attorneys for its 2017 directory.
Attorneys Benjamin Gideon, Daniel Kagan, Jodi Nofsinger, Steven Silin, and Julian Sweet were recognized as ‘Super Lawyers’ for excellence in representing clients in personal injury and medical malpractice cases.

Benjamin Gideon

Daniel Kagan

Jodi Nofsinger






Steven Silin

Julian Sweet





Attorneys Taylor Asen, Travis Brennan, Miriam Johnson, Timothy Kenlan, Dov Sacks and Esther Yoo were recognized as ‘Rising Stars’.

Perkins Thompson announced that 12 of its attorneys are listed in U.S. News & World Report – The Best Lawyers in America 2018
Timothy Benoit, Fred Bopp III, Randy Creswell, Melissa Hanley Murphy, John Hobson, Phil Hunt, James Katsiaficas, Peggy McGehee, Paul Pietropaoli, William Sheils, Mark Snow and John Upton have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018.
The firm also achieved a Tier 1 regional ranking by Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2018 in the areas of bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights; insolvency and reorganization law; corporate law; banking, finance and bankruptcy litigation; and real estate law.

Shaheen & Gordon P.A., announced it was recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers with a “Best Law Firms” rankings.
Several practice areas were recognized in the metropolitan designations. Law firms that are included in the rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process, including client and peer reviews.

The 2017 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars has recognized 48 Verrill Dana attorneys for excellence in their individual areas of practice.
In addition, Karen Frink Wolf was again included in the Top 100 New England Super Lawyers and listed in the Top 50 Women this year.
For more information on the attorneys recognized, go to

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New hires across Maine Thu, 02 Nov 2017 20:17:13 +0000 NEW HIRES
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences announced the appointment of Deborah Bronk as president and CEO.
Bronk is the Moses D. Nunnally Distinguished Professor of Marine Sciences and department chair at Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences.
She previously served as division director for the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Science and as president of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.
She will assume her new role at the nonprofit marine research institute March 1.

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty has hired Susan Desgrosseilliers as a vice president in its Camden office.
Desgrosseilliers, who splits her time between Portland and the mid-coast, spent the past 15 years working in design as the owner of Fixtures Maine LLC.

Melanie Wendell joined Camden National Bank as vice president and mortgage loan officer.
Wendell previously held the same role at Gorham Savings Bank for four years and at Kennebunk Savings for 17 years.

Julie Court joined Alliance Realty in Westbrook as a Realtor and sales agent.
Court specializes in southern Maine real estate marketing and has experience in residential and commercial properties.


Jim Fox joined Chase Custom Homes & Finance Inc. in Westbrook as a sales representative and client relations manager.
Fox previously worked in modular construction with Hallmark Homes. He brings 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry and is a licensed loan officer.

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On the Move Fri, 27 Oct 2017 15:45:36 +0000 NEW HIRES

n Rebecca Wright has joined the staff of Big Brothers Big Sisters as director of development.

Wright, of Freeport, previously served as director of development for Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine.

n Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage hired Katie Schindler as a sales agent in its Kennebunk office.

Schindler became a real estate sales associate after extensive experience in education, from early childhood through adult education.

n The Maine Heritage Policy Center hired Terry Brown as its director of communications.

Brown, of Yarmouth, is a nationally published writer with 25 years of professional experience in corporate and political communications.

n OTT Communications hired Gabriel Winch as its new technical support representative in its Bangor office.

Winch, of Orono, joins OTT after previous stops at HelloTech and CellSavers.

n The Cathance River Education Alliance hired Wendy Van Damme as the executive Director.

Van Damme, of Harpswell, comes to CREA after more than 12 years in leadership roles with the Peace Corps, most recently as the Country Director of Peace Corps — Lesotho.

n Diversified Communications welcomes new employees:

Wes Doane joined as a sales manager.

Doane previously worked for Solar Promotions International.

Chris Hakala was hired as an account executive. Hakala was previously employed by Accenture.

Kelsey Rex joined as a conference administrative assistant. Rex was previously employed by the American Red Cross.

n The Portland Society for Architecture named Addy Smith-Reiman as the group’s executive director.

She replaces Carole Merrill who is retiring after leading PSA since its 2006 inception.

Smith-Reiman brings a broad range of relevant expertise to her new role.

She previously worked for Riverlife in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as a senior planner/project manager.

She also served as transportation planner/project manager for Connect Historic Boston; conservation associate for the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation in Boston; and founder/director of the Northeast Kingdom Arts Council in Vermont.

n Christopher Beaulieu, of Waterville, joined Allen Insurance and Financial as a broker-dealer assistant.

Beaulieu, of Waterville, is working as an assistant to Norm Hart, financial planner.

He is the third generation of his family to work for the company’s financial planning division.

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Land trust, environmental group expand staffs Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:40:50 +0000 NEW HIRES
Rich Bard was recently hired as executive director of Scarborough Land Trust.
Bard previously served as executive director at Downeast Coastal Conservancy.

Melanie Wendell has joined Camden National Bank as vice president, mortgage loan officer.
Wendell previously served as vice president, mortgage loan officer for Gorham Savings Bank for four years and vice president, residential loan officer for Kennebunk Savings Bank for 17 years.

SIS Bank hired Christopher MacDonnell as its new vice president, cash management/treasury services.
Prior to joining SIS Bank, MacDonnell was senior vice president, treasury management at Bank of New Hampshire.

Nika Beauchamp joined the Environmental Health Strategy Center as a new digital communications manager.
Beauchamp brings nearly a decade of experience as a writer and editor focusing on environmental justice. Prior to joining the strategy center, she was a staff writer and assistant editor at Common Dreams.

Tim Cyr joined the Fontaine Family real estate agency in Scarborough.
Cyr, of Lovell and Old Orchard Beach, is an entrepreneur and business owner. He started and grew an IT company in southern New England which was sold to a larger firm. He also worked as a consultant to growing businesses.

Diversified Communications hired Steven Hughes as an IT operations manager.
Hughes previously worked for MEMIC in Portland.

Alayna Hebert also joined as a web developer. Hebert previously worked for Concordia Partners.

South Portland City Councilor Linda Cohen was recently sworn in as president of the Maine Municipal Association.
Mary Sabins, town Manager in Vassalboro, was elected vice president.
Cohen will take over her duties of MMA president effective Jan.1. She has served as a council member in South Portland since 2012, and served as mayor from 2014-2015.
Sabins, of Vassalboro, was elected vice president. Before starting with Vassalboro in 2008, Sabins previously held various municipal positions in the towns of Chelsea, Windsor, Union and Hope.

Alain Nahimana and Kristine Stratton joined the board of directors at the Environmental Health Strategy Center.
Nahimana, a native of Burundi, is the co-founder and executive director of the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center.
Stratton is senior vice president of operations at Earthjustice, the nation’s original and largest nonprofit environmental law organization.

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Lawyers lauded by peers Wed, 25 Oct 2017 23:52:36 +0000 NEW HIRES
Sara Moppin joined the law firm of Preti Flaherty.
Moppin’s practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, business transactions, commercial law, contract issues and finance. She lives in Portland.

Elizabeth High, a principal with LeBlanc & Young in Portland, was named the 2018 Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers.

One lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the Lawyer of the Year.

High is a partner at LeBlanc & Young, a specialty law firm with a statewide practice devoted exclusively to estate planning, trust and estate administration, charitable giving, adoptions, guardianships, conservatorships and related areas.

Berman & Simmons announced that six of its attorneys were selected for the Best Lawyers in America 2018 directory.

In addition, attorney Benjamin Gideon was named a Maine Lawyer of the Year for personal injury litigation for plaintiffs. Attorney Jodi Nofsinger was named a Maine Lawyer of the Year for medical malpractice law for plaintiffs.

The attorneys earning individual recognition are: Gideon, of Freeport; Daniel Kagan of Freeport; Nofsinger, of Portland; Steven Silin of Freeport; Julian Sweet of Portland; and Jack Simmons.

Forty-two Preti Flaherty attorneys were named to the 2018 Best Lawyers in America.

Nominations are based on an intensive peer-review survey.

For the list, visit www.

Verrill Dana was recognized as a top firm for female attorneys by both the National Law Journal and Law360.

The firm was ranked seventh in the nation in the National Law Journal’s NLJ 500 Women’s Scorecard and was also named a Law360 Ceiling Smasher for its percentage of female equity partners compared to other firms its size.

In 2016, about 39 percent of the attorneys at Verrill Dana were women, and 41.5 percent of the firm’s equity partners were women, surpassing national averages by about 5 percent and 20 percent, respectively.

Eight attorneys from Skelton Taintor & Abbott were named to the 2018 Best Lawyers in America list.

They are: Jill Checkoway, Bryan Dench, Ronald Lebel, Sarah Mitchell, Michael Poulin, Norman Rattey, Stephen Wade and Rebecca Webber.

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New hires for Spectrum Healthcare Partners Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:39:04 +0000

William Lambie, left, Steven Trockman, center, and Sonja Tomic.

Spectrum Healthcare Partners has announced the addition of Penobscot Bay Pathology Associates to its team of specialists.

Dr. William Lambie and Dr. Sonja Tomic will now be part of the Spectrum Healthcare Partners pathology division. Tomic has been a pathologist for over 30 years and Lambie for over 13 years.

Steven Trockman was named director of marketing operations of New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland.

Trockman brings 18 years of public health and health care leadership experience at the federal, state and community level.


Jill Mahoney, left, and Jacob Aguiar.

Jill Mahoney, M.D., and Jacob Aguiar, N.D., have opened Scarborough Integrative Health, a patient-centered, tick-borne disease clinic at 51 Route 1 in Scarborough.

Mahoney served as a general medical officer in the Navy, acting as senior medical officer for Destroyer Squadron 14 during a 2002 deployment. She received the Navy Achievement Medal for her service.

In 2006, she moved to Maine, where she has been caring for patients as a family physician for the past decade.

Aguiar works with patients to create personalized and effective treatment solutions. He spent the last several years treating over 1,000 patients with Lyme disease and tick-borne infections at North Coast Family Health in New Hampshire.


Sarah Kelly

Sarah Kelly, owner of Sarah Kelly Coaching, is now a national board-certified health and wellness coach.

Kelly was one of six Mainers to take the first standardized medical board exam for health and wellness coaches in September. She trained at Duke Integrative Medicine as an integrative health coach.

Kelly launched her business full time in August. She works in a holistic way with people looking for guidance in taking steps toward a healthier life.


Carolyn Milles has established a private nutrition counseling practice at 510 Main St. in Gorham.

Milles is a third-generation registered dietitian/nutritionist who offers counseling services for cardiovascular health, diabetes, weight management, hypertension/hyperlipidemia, general wellness and more.

Carolyn Milles

She also specializes in polycystic ovary syndrome, fertility, eating disorders, and digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome.

North Berwick Family Medicine and Dr. Mary O’Hare, an OB-GYN, are extending services in southern Maine

The practice joined the Southern Maine Health Care team on Oct. 1, enabling patients of the practice to benefit from SMHC’s extensive group of specialists, specialty programs and diagnostic and therapy technology in nearby Sanford.

The providers and staff at North Berwick Family Medicine will continue to see their patients at 7 High St.

O’Hare will work in the Sanford Women’s Health office, where she will see patients five days a week.

She has been caring for women in the Biddeford office for more than 25 years.

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Physicians join Maine Medical Partners Tue, 10 Oct 2017 19:43:17 +0000 NEW HIRES

Lewis Richards

Maine Medical Partners announced the following new hires:
Lewis Richards, M.D., is splitting his time between MMP’s hospital medicine and palliative medicine groups.




Evdokia Eleftheriou

Evdokia Eleftheriou, M.D., and David Taplinger, M.D., joined MMP – Neurology.
Eleftheriou comes to MMP after recently finishing her fellowship in neuroimmunology/multiple sclerosis at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.



David Taplinger

Taplinger is fellowship trained in clinical neurophysiology/EEG and epilepsy. He will be practicing adult neurology with a focus on the evaluation and management of patients with epilepsy.


Patrick Hohl

Patrick Hohl, D.O., and Christopher Link, M.D., joined MMP – MaineHealth Cardiology
Hohl joined its Lewiston practice. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He served as chief resident and then completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease.

Christopher Link

Link joined its Scarborough practice. He completed two fellowships, in heart failure and cardiology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Christopher Racine

Christopher Racine, M.D., joined Maine Medical Center’s department of psychiatry.
Racine completed his residency and fellowship training at New York University’s department of psychiatry.
He comes to MMC from Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where he was director of emergency psychiatry.


Elbert White

Elbert White IV, M.D., joined MMP – Neurosurgery and Spine.
White joined as a neurosurgery hospitalist.
His clinical interests include traumatic spine fracture, traumatic brain injury, intracranial hemorrhage and geriatric spine.


Elizabeth DesJardin

Elizabeth DesJardin, M.D., joined the Breast Care Center at Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute.
DesJardin completed a residency in surgery at Maine Medical Center.
She also completed a breast surgical fellowship at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.



Emily Carter

Emily Carter, M.D., joined MMP – Geriatric Medicine.
Carter completed her residency at Maine Medical Center and her fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine.



Jared Cassin

Jared Cassin, M.D., and Amy Riviere, D.O., joined MMP – Hospital Medicine.
Cassin and Riviere will both work at Maine Medical Center and Stephens Memorial Hospital.
Cassin completed his residency at New York University School of Medicine.


Amy Riviere

Riviere completed her residency at MMC. Her clinical interests include quality improvement and cardiology.

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Press Herald announces newsroom appointments Mon, 02 Oct 2017 21:49:02 +0000 The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram announces two appointments in its newsroom.
Karen Beaudoin, web editor for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, is taking on a new role as director of digital content platforms.
Beaudoin’s position will support best practices and work flows utilizing the platform technologies shared by the company’s consortium of websites. She joined MaineToday Media more than 13 years ago and has held various positions, including a producer for Most recently, she was a producer, then web editor for the Press Herald.

Katherine Lee, city editor at the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram for the past five years, will move into the role of web editor.
Her new focus will be getting news to the web fast, updating developing stories continuously and supervising the way the news organization presents its journalism and uses social channels and analytics.

Karen Bilodeau, a partner at McTeague Higbee, was named to the board of directors of the Workers’ Injury & Advocacy Group.
Bilodeau has years of experience fighting for the rights of people who have been injured on the job.

Carolyn Mitchell, a 13-year employee at Allen Insurance and Financial in Camden, recently achieved an Accredited Customer Service Representative in personal insurance from the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America.
Mitchell, of Camden, has been with the company for 13 years.

Sebago Technics in South Portland announced the acquisition of Sweet Associates, a hydrogeological consulting company of Falmouth.
Both firms have been in business for more than 35 years. Through the acquisition, expanded servies will be available to clients of both firms.

Clyde Bergemann Bachmann Inc. in Auburn has been acquired by private investors and will once again be known as Bachmann Industries Inc.
Prior to the acquisition, the company comprised the air-gas handling division of the multinational Clyde Bergemann Power Group. CBPG acquired Bachmann Industries, Inc. in 2009 and renamed it Clyde Bergemann Bachmann. The group recently decided to sell the non-core asset as part of a restructuring.

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Tony Payne moves to MEMIC Thu, 28 Sep 2017 19:38:28 +0000 NEW HIRES
The MEMIC Group has hired Anthony “Tony” Payne to serve as senior vice president, external affairs.
Payne, of Falmouth, will oversee corporate communications and marketing, advertising, public relations, community relations, and legislative and government affairs.
Most recently, he held the position of vice president, business development with Clark Insurance, an independent insurance agency.

Beth Given joined Portland Stage as development director.
She relocated to Maine after nearly a decade working in various organizations throughout New York City’s performing arts industry. Most recently, she served as a producer at Lincoln Center.



Portland Monthly Magazine hired Per Lofving as an advertising executive.
Lofving brings more than 35 years of publishing, marketing, and advertising experience. He previously held positions at leading computer industry publisher Ziff Davis Inc.


Wendy Byrd, of Appleton, joined Allen Insurance and Financial as an account manager in the company’s insured benefits division.
Byrd, a graduate of Lewiston High School and the University of Maine, is certified as a benefits account manager by the National Association of Health Underwriters. She is based in Camden at Allen’s Chestnut Street office.

Price Associates announced that Francis Eberle, Ph.D., has joined its Portland office.
Eberle spent more than 25 years as an executive for nonprofits and startups. Eberle previously served as the deputy executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education and the executive director of the National Science Teachers Association.

Katrina Sink, M.D. joined the staff at Naples Family Practice, 410 Roosevelt Trail in Naples.
Sink earned her medical degree at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. She completed her family medicine residency and a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine through Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Law firms hire specialists Thu, 28 Sep 2017 18:55:19 +0000 NEW HIRES
William Kennedy joined the Portland law firm of Drummond & Drummond LLP.
Kennedy assists clients with all aspects of civil litigation. He worked for three years as a law clerk for the Maine Superior Court and Business and Consumer Court.

Michael-Corey Francis Hinton joined Drummond Woodsum as an associate to its nationwide Indian Law Practice Group.
Hinton was an attorney at Akin Gump in Washington, D.C. His focus is on advising Indian nations and their enterprises.

Drummond also added Erick Giles to its service group for tribes.
Giles, a University of Maine School of Law graduate, has deep experience in working with Indian nations on environmental regulatory matters.

Elizabeth Connellan Smith, an attorney at Verrill Dana, was appointed first co-chair of the American Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Standing Committee.
Smith will serve a three-year term. She has practiced for nearly 25 years and brings experience in workers compensation law.

Peter Guffin, who heads Pierce Atwood’s privacy and data security practice, was selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce and European Commission to serve as an arbitrator for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield arbitration program.
In his privacy and data security law practice, Guffin counsels clients on compliance with state, federal and international laws and regulations. He also serves as professor of practice and co-director of the information privacy law program at the UMaine School of Law.

Bernstein Shur announced the launch of its joint technical and legal cybersecurity team.
Josh Silver, a shareholder and co-chair of the data security team, brings over 10 years of experience negotiating complex technology transactions, and serves as co-leader on the initiative.
Matt Kramer, the chief information officer, has covered all IT aspects in business and higher education for the past 20 years.

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New hires and promotions across Maine Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:16:55 +0000 NEW HIRES
The University of Maine School of Law hired Jennifer Crane as director of advancement.
A 2005 graduate of Bowdoin College, Crane returned there in 2011 to work in the office of development and alumni relations. She brings diverse fundraising knowledge and experience.

Dawn Tufts joined Hussey Seating Co. as a financial analyst.
Tufts, of Sanford, is a graduate of Bentley University. She previously worked for another family-owned business, H.A. Mapes in Springvale.

Locations Real Estate Group announced three new hires.
Leah Gagne has joined Locations with extensive knowledge in sales and experience with larger parcel, farm and waterfront properties.


Anne Manning was hired with an extensive background in design and home construction. She is the co-founder and home design specialist at MGM Builders.


Jason McFarland also joined Locations. He brings experience with investment properties. In addition, he has owned multiple properties in the Greater Portland area.


Kristy Goodson joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as senior vice president, treasury services manager.
Goodson, of Concord, New Hampshire, will work with business customers across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Most recently, she worked as senior vice president and manager of treasury services and municipal banking at a New Hampshire-based financial institution.

Lauren Chartier was promoted to marketing and events coordinator at Down East Enterprise Inc.
Chartier has worked for Down East since 2016, filling several roles as circulation assistant and production representative.

J.S. McCarthy Printers announced that Jonathan Tardiff was appointed president of J.S. McCarthy Co.
For the past 25 years, Tardiff has worked in the family business in various positions.

Montalvo, an industrial web services company in Gorham, announced three promotions.
Eric Champigny was promoted to a gauging technician.
Champigny joined Montalvo in February in a part-time position. He has two years of electronics experience. He previously worked with Enercon Technologies.


Josh Harriman was promoted to electronics and quality-control technician.
Harriman joined Montalvo in 2011, with two years of electronics experience. Previously, Harriman worked at Idexx and Metso Paper.


Jack Mastrogiacomo was promoted to a quality-control manager.
Mastrogiacomo joined Montalvo in 2016 and has over 30 years of experience. He previously worked with Boston Brands of Maine, Maine Oxy and Lab Medical Co.


Kayla Caron was promoted to associate at Scott Simons Architects.
A resident of Portland, Caron joined the firm in 2013 and has her master’s in architecture from Norwich University. She has worked on a variety of projects, with a focus on master planning, educational and library projects.

Burns & McDonnell has promoted Victor Elazegui to serve as a physical security specialist in the Northeast from its Portland office.
Elazegui is an ASIS board-certified physical security professional and has experience in physical security operations and management in the public and private industries.

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Banks boost staffs with new hires, promotions Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:05:05 +0000 NEW HIRES

Ben Geci joined Androscoggin Bank as chief lending officer and executive vice president.

Geci, of Falmouth, previously served as director of southern commercial banking and the senior vice president for Cumberland and York counties at Camden National Bank.

Kristy Goodson joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as senior vice president, treasury services manager.

Goodson of Concord, New Hampshire, will be working with business customers across all three states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

She brings decades of experience developing treasury management, merchant services and payroll services in the banking industry.

Norway Savings Bank hired Andrea Wallace as assistant vice president, mortgage loan officer of the Gorham and Standish offices.

Wallace brings more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry.

SIS Bank named Catherine Buffum as its new commercial lender.

Buffum, of Biddeford, previously held positions as a vice president, commercial loan officer at institutions such as TD Bank and Androscoggin Bank.

Bigelow Investment Advisors named P. Benjamin Flood as vice president and senior adviser.

Flood brings his expertise as a Certified Financial Planner practitioner to the firm as it grows and expands its current financial planning offerings.

Flood spent the previous 10 years with KeyCorp, most recently working as a financial adviser with Key Investment Services LLC.


New Dimensions Federal Credit Union promoted Danielle Farmer as Augusta’s newest branch manager.

Farmer joined the credit union in 2014 as a teller and later transitioned into the role as head teller and lending consultant.

Gorham Savings Bank announced the following promotions:

Dan Hancock, an employee since 2007, was promoted to chief deposit officer.

Mark Girr, who was hired in 2014, was promoted to senior vice president, director of marketing and communications.

Tracey Sardella was promoted to vice president, compliance officer. She joined the bank in 2015

Alden Joy, an employee with nearly 25 years of service, was promoted to vice president, general services.

Michael Voisine, who was hired in 2004, was promoted to assistant vice president, commercial portfolio loan officer.

Kristine Amato, an employee with 30 years of service, was promoted to officer, loan administrative supervisor in the business banking department.

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Day One announced promotions; WinterKids named new board members Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:27:29 +0000 PROMOTIONS
Day One announced the promotions of Joanne Grant, Christine Grant, Sharon Martel and Kristen Cianelli.
Joanne Grant was named director of residential services at its three residential locations in Buxton, Hollis and Hinckley, which serve youth ages 13 to 20 years-old.
Christine Grant was promoted to director of corrections services and clinical training at Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland, where Day One provides services to committed youth in collaboration with the Department of Corrections. She joined Day One as program manager at Long Creek in 2013.

Martel was promoted to accounting manager.
Martel was hired in 2016 to operate the day-to-day accounting function within the agency.


Cianelli has taken on an expanded role. She will continue to serve as program manager for Day One’s residence at Hollis and its residence in Buxton for girls.


WinterKids announced its new board members for fiscal year 2018.
Seth Coburn is an associate attorney at Verrill Dana LLP.




Sarah Long is a meteorologist at WMTW and owner of Long’s Board Shop. Long has been a friend of WinterKids for eight years, having hosted License to Chill, Welcome to Winter and the Downhill 24.


Jeff Zachau is the president of Zachau Construction.




WinterKids also named its officers for fiscal year 2018:
Erin Brennan was named president. She works in risk management at TD Bank
Joe O’Neil was named vice president. He is owner of Portland Pie Co.’s Brunswick restaurant
Lisa Trundy-Whitten was named treasurer. She is a CPA and senior manager at BerryDunn.
Julie Mulkern was named secretary. She is executive director, WinterKids
Will Stiles was named past president. He is an attorney at Verrill Dana LLP.

The Book Review in Falmouth changed ownership.
Clare Lygo, a Falmouth resident and loyal patron of the book shop, has bought the business. Siblings Donna Williams and Stephen Fournier, who operated the store for 37 years, are retiring.
Lygo has been a customer of the Book Review for 22 years.

Rough and Tumble, a leather handbag and apparel manufacturer, will expand to a third location in the Fort Andross Mill in Brunswick.

This location will serve as headquarters for production and design with a forthcoming retail space before the new year.

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Maine Quality Counts and Bicycle Coalition of Maine name new executives Fri, 01 Sep 2017 23:40:51 +0000 NEW HIRES
Maine Quality Counts hired Larry Clifford as executive director.
Clifford has held leadership roles for a wide range of health care organizations for the past 30 years. Most recently, he served as chief planning and development officer for Penobscot Community Health Care.

Gail Murphy joined the staff at Hobbs Funeral Homes as office manager and administrative specialist.
Murphy, of Kennebunk, brings extensive experience in office management has worked previously for timber, plastics and roofing companies in Maine. She has also been payroll coordinator, human resources manager, bookkeeper and accounting manager in her prior positions.

Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce welcomed Kelly Smith to its team as program assistant.
Smith brings more than 10 years experience at Family Violence Project, most recently serving as development director.


Bicycle Coalition of Maine hired Angela King as the community advocacy coordinator.
King is a former teacher, attorney and community activist.



Cancer Care Center of York County named Louise Baca as the center’s acting executive director.
Baca brings over 17 years of administrative experience in the field of cancer care and radiation oncology. She currently serves as business director of the oncology service line for Maine Medical Center, overseeing the operations of radiation oncology programs in Scarborough, Portland and Bath as well as the Cancer Care Center of York County in Sanford. She has been with MaineHealth since 2016.

United Way of Greater Portland recently welcomed six people to its board of trustees.
They include Helaine Ayers, community volunteer; Dan Espinal, senior director for strategy and business development at Idexx; Michael Greer, executive director of Portland Ballet; Lou Inzana, senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer at Maine Medical Center; Leeann Leahy, CEO of The VIA Agency; and Mike Vail, president of Hannaford Supermarkets.

Cirrus LED Systems, an LED technology company, relocated its headquarters and manufacturing operations from San Francisco to Saco.
The company previously maintained a small office on Middle Street in Portland. A West Coast presence will be maintained as part of this expansion. Cirrus LED Systems has three divisions: outdoor high-resolution LED displays and electronic message centers, horticultural LED lighting and cloud-based digital display content management software.

Avangrid, Inc. has moved its finance, internal audit and other executive offices to downtown Portland.
An estimated 140 employees will be working at the new facilities in One City Center. Avangrid is the parent company of Central Maine Power Co.

Heidi and Brett Allen will assume responsibility for all event scheduling, program direction and oversight of the building currently recognized as 207Sports, located at 1173 Riverside St. in Portland.
In November, the facility will be identified as the “Maine Athletic Complex.” The MAC’s mission is to provide space and programming that will offer small groups, clubs, schools, camps and event planners the opportunity to teach, train and host events in a safe and comfortable environment.

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Two nonprofits hire new top executives Wed, 30 Aug 2017 23:29:39 +0000 NEW HIRES
SailMaine appointed Michael McAllister as its new executive director.
McAllister, of Portland, is a former member of SailMaine’s board of directors. He has served as interim executive director for the past year.
As executive director of SailMaine, McAllister will continue to pursue SailMaine’s mission of providing affordable access to the water through community sailing and educational programming.

Bo Hoppin was hired as executive director of Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership.
Hoppin brings more than 27 years of related experience. Most recently, he was executive director of Friends of Young Achievers in Boston, Massachusetts.
Hoppin will be relocating to the greater Rockland area.

Grant Austin joined St.Germain Collins as a senior project manager and environmental scientist.
Austin has nearly 20 years of experience as an environmental scientist.


Matt Leonard, a local businessman and former president and chief executive officer of the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, was named a co-owner of LA Metro Magazine.
Leonard will assume the duties as chief visionary officer focusing on business development, creative development, and working on a vision to steer the magazine’s course into the future.

Susan Feibelman was named head of school for Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki, a Wiscasset institution dedicated to education and the environment.
Feibelman joined the faculty last year as a U.S. history teacher. She brings 17 years of progressive leadership roles in the Dallas public schools.

U.S. Cellular promoted Brittany Smith to administrative coordinator for the directors of sales for company-owned and agent store locations in New England.
Smith will work out of the company’s regional business office in South Portland. She joined U.S. Cellular in 2006 as a retail wireless consultant. Most recently, she served as the administrative coordinator.

St.Germain Collins promoted Sandra Perry to director of environmental, health and safety services.
Perry has been with St.Germain Collins since 2015 and has more than more than 25 years of comprehensive regulatory compliance experience throughout New England.

Diversified Communications announced that Rick Watson was promoted to chief executive officer of DBC Pri-Med.
Watson was hired in 2002 and has held leadership roles in marketing, corporate development and general management.

Sarah Chappell Armentrout

The Maine Community Foundation elected two members to its board of directors: Sarah Chappell Armentrout of Lyman; and Adilah Muhammad of Lewiston.
Armentrout co-founded Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy and Sports for individuals with and without special needs.
Muhammad is a strategic planning and research consultant. She has facilitated community change efforts between faith-based and public institutions at the local, state and national level.


The League of Women Voters of Maine re-elected Jill Ward as president.
Ward lives in South Portland. Polly Ward of South Freeport, was named vice president; Cathie Whittenburg of Portland, was named secretary; and Ann Luther of Trenton, was named treasurer.
The following women were named directors: Peg Balano of Falmouth; John Brautigam of Portland; Helen Hanlon of Winthrop; Barbara Kaufman of South Freeport; Linda Lord of Brooks; Barbara McDade of Bangor; Stephanie Philbrick of Bowdoin; and Anne Schink of South Portland.

The Animal Welfare Society appointed Barbara Finkelstein to its board of directors.
Finkelstein has spent her 39-year career in higher education and is currently the president of York County Community College in Wells.

Timothy Griffin and Daniel Kleban joined the board of directors at Wolfe’s Neck Farm.
Griffin is an associate professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University. He was previously a research agronomist and lead scientist with the USDA-Agriculture Research Service in Orono from 2000 to 2008.
A former attorney, Kleban co-founded Maine Beer Co. in Freeport in 2009.

Natalie King, executive vice president of Stonewall Kitchen, was selected as a 2017 Hall of Fame recipient by the Specialty Food Association.
King joined Stonewall Kitchen in 1996 and currently leads all of Stonewall Kitchen’s “guest-facing” efforts, including the wholesale division, 10 company stores, the cooking school and catalog and internet divisions in addition to the teams that oversee product development, merchandising planning and buying, marketing and design and guest services.

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Mainers recognized, board appointments Tue, 29 Aug 2017 15:44:16 +0000 AWARD and RECOGNITIONS
Joshua Broder, CEO of Tilson, was named a 2017 “Top Young Professional” by Engineering News-Record, a national magazine of record for commercial construction and engineering stakeholders.
Broder was recognized for his role in numerous broadband infrastructure initiatives, including: the Three Ring Binder Project and the deployment of ultra-fast LTE cellular systems for several carriers.

Robin Alden, executive director of the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, was recognized as a “Hero of the Seas” award winner, one of the Peter Benchley Ocean Awards.
Alden was recognized for her career working at the grassroots, engaging fishermen’s knowledge and participation to build sustainable, healthy coastal fisheries and fishing communities.

Matthew Bell, co-founder, owner and operator of Northeast Pellets LLC was recently named to the National Small Business Association Leadership Council.
Bell, a recognized leader in the small-business community, joins the council alongside other small-business advocates from across the country as they work to promote the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C.

Thomas Downs, chief meteorologist in the bureau of air quality at Maine DEP, has received the EPA Environmental Merit Award.
He was recognized for his outstanding contributions and continued efforts to address the implementation of significant local, regional, and national ambient air quality programs.


Todd Keiller

The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development announced the appointment of two new members to its board of directors. The new members are Todd Keiller, director, intellectual property and innovation, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; and Brian Whitney, president, Maine Technology Institute.
Keiller brings 30 years of experience in licensing, business development and marketing. He has managed the technology transfer affairs at Maine Medical Center for the last 13 years and the same for the University of New England for the last eight years.

Brian Whitney

Whitney is president of the Maine Technology Institute. He brings extensive experience in economic development.




Greg Boyd was elected to the board of directors for the Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
Boyd is president and chief executive officer of Alternative Manufacturing, Inc. in Winthrop.
An active Rotarian, Boyd serves on the Kennebec Valley United Way Board and the Central/Western Workforce Development Board.

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New hires and promotions Wed, 02 Aug 2017 21:51:26 +0000 NEW HIRES
Tom Buckland joined Fluid Imaging Technologies as a materials manager.
Previously, Buckland worked for Hews Co. LLC as a supply chain manager.


Jonathan Mayorquin also joined the company as a shipper/receiver/QC Tech.
Mayorquin was previously an import and export customer service representative at Eimskip USA in Portland.


Hancock Fenton joined the Maine Department of Labor as the chief hearing officer and director of the division of administrative hearings.
Fenton most recently served as deputy counsel and advised Gov. Paul LePage on matters relating to the Departments of Public Safety and Corrections.

Kerry Grover joined U.S. Cellular as an administrative coordinator for area sales managers for company-owned store locations in New England.
Grover will work out of the company’s South Portland office. She brings more than 10 years of wireless experience to U.S. Cellular.


Mary-Theresa Tringale joined WinterKids as a manager of special events and sponsorships.
Tringale brings extensive experience in managing and marketing events, including Portland Health & Wellness Expo, Varsity Maine Awards, SOURCE Awards, Harvest on the Harbor and Portland Food Festival.

Diversified hired Rita Hicks as an account executive.
Hicks previously worked for Graphisoft in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Sarah Grinnell-McNeal was promoted to sales manager for the U.S. Cellular’s South Portland retail store.
Grinnell-McNeal brings 12 years of wireless sales experience. She joined U.S. Cellular in 2006 as an agent account executive for the Midcoast area. Most recently, she served as the sales manager for the company-owned retail store in Westbrook.

Sebago Technics announced two recent promotions.
Bradley Lyon was promoted to director of transportation services.
Lyon has over 11 years of experience in the transportation/traffic engineering field. He joined Sebago Technics in 2006.
Brian Farrell was promoted to CAD/IT support coordinator.
Farrell has more than 25 years of CAD/IT experience and has been with Sebago since 1997.

Burns & McDonnell recently promoted Earle Cianchette to lead the firm’s Portland office.
Cianchette joined the firm in 2016 as a senior project manager, overseeing construction field operations and leading design-build initiatives. His career spans more than 30 years in construction management.

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New hires across Maine Thu, 13 Jul 2017 19:12:59 +0000 NEW HIRES
OTT Communications hired David Allen as the senior director of telecom operations.
Allen previously worked for GWI where he served as vice president of technology for nine years.


Springborn Staffing of Portland hired Brian Bakke as director of business development.
Bakke brings more than 15 years of experience in sales.

Andrew Sheffield was hired as director of brewing operations at Baxter Brewing Co.
Sheffield brings more than a decade of experience making wine and beer. He previously served on the senior brewing team at New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Sweetser announced that James Martin joined the organization as vice president of programs.
Martin most recently served as the director of child and family services at the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. He is a 2017 Fellow within the John T. Gorman Fellowship Program.

Rinck recently moved its headquarters to downtown Lewiston and hired two account executives and an administrative professional.
Brock Naylor, Andrea LaBonte and Carolyn Kennison have joined the Lewiston office.
Naylor was most recently a marketing and creative media coordinator at Thomas P. Miller & Associates in Indianapolis.
LaBonte worked as the marketing communications coordinator at Johnny’s Selected Seeds and held a number of positions at Geiger Bros. that culminated in her role as a business development manager.
Kennison comes to Rinck from Bates College, where she was an administrative assistant in the office of accessible education/student affairs and held previous positions as office manager and as an educator for childhood and family development and support.

Shannon Dobbins joined Diversified Communications as a registration coordinator.
Dobbins was previously employed by Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Westbrook.

Black Funeral Homes & Cremation Service hired Candis Lawrance as a licensed practitioner of funeral service.
Lawrance, of Sanford, recently passed her national board and state board exams. She has worked with Black Funeral Homes as a practitioner trainee for the past three years.

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Insurance industry announcements Thu, 13 Jul 2017 18:50:42 +0000 NEW HIRES
Tim McCarty joined Clark Insurance as the director of loss control services.
McCarty, of Gorham, brings decades of national experience in the safety field and has twice been recognized by his peers as the Maine Chapter Safety Professional of the Year of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

Scott Walker has joined the Clark Insurance Employee Benefits Group.
Walker, of Standish, previously served as the benefits manager for the Olympia Cos., overseeing benefit administration as well as the design and negotiation of medical, dental, disability and life insurance products and services.

Joshua Ellis and Joshua Fifield were promoted to senior account executives in the business insurance department of Clark Insurance.
Ellis, of Falmouth, joined Clark in 2009 after serving as a claim adjuster for workers’ compensation for two national insurance organizations.
Fifield, of Portland, joined Clark in 2008, having been a workers’ compensation underwriter at MEMIC. He started at the agency as an account manager and in 2010, joined the sales team.

Michelle Belanger, a personal lines underwriter III at Patriot Insurance Co. in Yarmouth, won the 2017 International Association of Insurance Professionals Region I Professional Underwriter of the Year.
Belanger was selected from nominees across nine Northeast states.

Richard Crossman, of Allen Insurance and Financial, was recently honored by Certified Risk Managers International for leadership and professionalism in the field of risk management.
Crossman, of Camden, was recognized for 15 consecutive years of active affiliation with CRM International. He joined Allen Insurance and Financial in 2008.

Bret Cote was elected to the board of directors of Clark Insurance.
Cote, a native of Windham, joined the employee-owned agency in 2007. He lives in Auburn, New Hampshire, and helped establish an office in Manchester that now employs 10 people.

Ken Salvatore, of L.S. Robinson Co. of Southwest Harbor, retired June 1 after a 35-year career in insurance.
Focused primarily in commercial insurance, he worked with two generations of business owners on Mount Desert Island.
Salvatore, of Southwest Harbor, joined L.S. Robinson in 1991 and served in leadership roles in a number of statewide insurance organizations, including a year as president of the Maine Insurance Association from 1998-1999.

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Macpage LLC, Maine Red Claws announce promotions Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:38:33 +0000 PROMOTIONS
Macpage LLC announced two promotions.
Michael Leclerc, of Scarborough, was promoted to chief operating officer.
Leclerc joined Macpage in 2013. As COO, he will oversee internal operations and participate in process improvement initiatives. Additionally, he will manage all functions in IT strategy, system selection and IT security.


Ralph Hendrix was promoted to chief executive officer at Macpage.
Hendrix, also of Scarborough, has been with Macpage for over 35 years. As chief executive officer will have oversight of human resources and marketing for the firm.



The Maine Red Claws announced two promotions.
Jordan Place was promoted to manager of business development.
Place, of Scarborough, previously served as an account executive with the team. He began his career in sports as an intern with the Red Claws in 2009.


Chris Taylor, of South Portland, was promoted to manager of ticket sales and game operations at the Maine Red Claws. He joined the organization five years ago.



Ryan Kanteres was promoted to senior associate at Scott Simons Architects.
Kanteres, of Portland, joined the agency in 2012. He has served as project manager for the Bangor Public Library renovation, the Lisbon High School gymnasium, and Patrons Oxford Insurance’s new office building in Portland Technology Park.

Coffee By Design promoted Nathan Hann to director of training.
Hann joined the Coffee By Design in 2016 and worked in production. He is a member of Barista Guild, Roasters Guild and passed the traveling barista exam at Coffee Fest.

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New hires across Maine Wed, 14 Jun 2017 21:07:32 +0000 NEW HIRES

Jason Ready joined the Portland office of Milone & MacBroom Inc. as a project engineer, transportation.
Ready brings 11 years of experience in traffic engineering and municipal planning. He previously worked for Androscoggin Transportation Resource Center as a traffic engineer/transportation planner.


Payroll Management has hired Michael Caron as chief financial officer and director of human resources.
Caron is an accomplished payroll professional with experience in all areas of payroll and tax filing, He is also responsible for managing all human resources functions and initiatives as well as all accounting and tax functions of the company.


Michael Demmons joined Vreeland Marketing & Design as a new art director.
Demmons brings experience in both corporate and agency environments, as well as freelance design.




Marti Northover joined Vreeland as accounting and human resources manager, bringing more than 20 years of experience in financial and personnel administration as well as systems and logistics management.




The Maine CPA Society has hired Trish Brigham as executive director.
Brigham brings experience in accounting and finance as well as nonprofit board and foundation administration.




Abigail Latulippe joined the staff of Sevee & Maher Engineers Inc. in Cumberland as a civil engineer.
Latulippe, of Freeport, is a 2017 graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering technology. She previously completed an internship with SME in which she conducted data analysis and assisted in preparing stormwater permitting documents.

Fluent IMC in Westbrook hired Bryan Roche as a public relations and digital strategist.
Roche brings 2 1/2 years experience with the University of Southern Maine.

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New hires across Maine Tue, 13 Jun 2017 23:00:40 +0000 NEW HIRES
Black Funeral Homes & Cremation Service of Sanford-Springvale hired Candis Lawrance as a licensed practitioner of funeral service.
Lawrance earned her degree in funeral service from the American Academy McAllister Institute in New York City, has completed her apprenticeship and has recently passed her national board and state board exams. She worked with Black Funeral Homes as a practitioner trainee for the past three years.

Portland North Dental Associates and Dr. Robert A. DeRice welcomed Dr. Christopher Pochebit to its practice.
Pochebit, of Portland, is a recent graduate of the University of New England College of Dental Medicine. The practice is currently accepting new patients.

Macpage LLC hired Nadia Batishcheva as an accounting associate.
Batishcheva previously worked as a senior accountant at Infinity Credit Union.

Maine Water announced the hiring of Richard Serino and the retirement of Robert Theriault.
Serino joined the company as an accountant. He was previously with Avangrid, Inc. where he was lead analyst – income tax. Theriault retired as accounting manager and CPA.

Aroostook Aspirations Initiative recently hired Justin Simpson as a sales and business development executive for Opportunities Aroostook.
Simpson brings 12 years experience in sales and finance, including 10 at two car dealerships in the Presque Isle area.

Erin Herrick joined Fontaine Team as an associate broker in its Scarborough office.
Herrick, of Cumberland, brings an extensive background in customer service, starting at her father’s restaurant as a teenager. In 2011, she earned her real estate license.

]]> 0 Black Funeral Homes & Cremation Service of Sanford-Springvale hired Candis D. Lawrance as a licensed practitioner of funeral service. Lawrance earned her degree in funeral service from the American Academy McAllister Institute in New York City, has completed her apprenticeship and recently passed her national board and state board exams. She worked with Black Funeral Homes as a practitioner trainee for the past three years. n Portland North Dental Associates and Robert A. DeRice, DDM, welcomed Christopher Pochebit, DDM, to its practice. Pochebit, of Portland, is a recent graduate of the University of New England College of Dental Medicine. The practice is currently accepting new patients. n Macpage LLC hired Nadia Batishcheva as an accounting associate. Batishcheva previously worked as a senior accountant at Infinity Credit Union. n Maine Water announced the hiring of Richard Serino and the retirement of Robert Theriault. Serino joined the company as an accountant. He was previously with Avangrid Inc. where he was lead analyst - income tax. Theriault retired as accounting manager and CPA. n Aroostook Aspirations Initiative recently hired Justin Simpson as a sales and business development executive for Opportunities Aroostook. Simpson brings 12 years of experience in sales and finance, including 10 at two car dealerships in the Presque Isle area. n Erin Herrick joined Fontaine Team as an associate broker in its Scarborough office. Herrick, of Cumberland, brings an extensive background in customer service, starting at her father's restaurant as a teenager. In 2011, she earned her real estate license.Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:04:35 +0000
People on the Move for ticker Wed, 31 May 2017 08:00:15 +0000 0 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:25:15 +0000 On the Move Wed, 17 May 2017 21:52:50 +0000 NEW HIRES
Camden National Bank hired Victoria Gray as vice president, commercial banking officer.
Gray brings over 35 years of industry experience. Most recently, she served as vice president, treasury management sales officer at Citizens Bank.


Amy Taylor joined NBT Bank as vice president and cash management sales representative. Taylor is based at NBT’s regional headquarters at 254 Commercial St. on Merrill’s Wharf in Portland. She brings 12 years of experience.
Most recently, she was treasury management sales officer at TD Bank in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Kathryn Beaule was named vice president of sales and service at Town & Country Federal Credit Union.
Beaule, of Mechanic Falls, brings many years of sales, marketing, lending, technology and customer service experience to her position. She previously worked for Credit Union National Association Mutual Group.

Embrace Home Loans has hired Angela Levesque as a senior loan officer in its South Portland office. Levesque previously worked for Franklin American and Wells Fargo.


Community Credit Union hired Richard Grondin as a member representative.
Grondin, of Auburn, will assist members with daily transactions, primarily from its branch in Lewiston.


Ed Powell joined Mechanics Savings Bank as vice president, commercial loan officer.
Powell, of Buxton, will be based out of the Windham branch. He brings more than 30 years of banking experience, including 20 years in commercial banking.


Bath Savings Institution has announced management changes to its Freeport and Falmouth offices.
Vice President Andrea Martin has been named the branch manager of the Falmouth office.
Martin, of Yarmouth, has been with Bath Savings for 12 years, where she most recently managed the Freeport office.


Michelle Barker has been promoted to Freeport branch manager.
Barker, of Lisbon, joined the bank in 2006 as a teller in Freeport. She was promoted to customer service representative and later assistant branch manager.


CEI Capital Management LLC promoted Aimee Cates to investment officer and Elizabeth “Libby” Chenevert to asset and relationship manager.
Cates began her career at CCML in 2011 as a compliance assistant before being promoted to asset and relationship manager in 2015.
Chenevert began her career at CCML in 2015 as a compliance assistant.

Naomme Paris was promoted to business banking officer at Biddeford Savings in Kennebunk.
Paris joined Biddeford Savings in 2015 as assistant vice president, commercial loan portfolio officer II. She brings over 20 years of banking experience including commercial real estate financing.

Joseph Leland was named branch manager at Norway Savings Bank in Falmouth.
Leland joined Norway Savings in 2012 as a teller before working his way to assistant branch manager of the Scarborough office in 2015.


The Maine Credit Union League received the prestigious national Youth Financial Education Award from the Credit Union National Association.
It’s the 14th consecutive year they received the national award.
Maine’s credit unions reached more than 17,000 Maine high school students during the 2015/16 school year.

F.L.Putnam Investment Management Co. announced that senior vice president and portfolio manager Robertson P. Breed was named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors list.
Breed was one of just six advisers in Maine to make the list. He started his career at E.F.Hutton and joined F.L.Putnam in 1991. He now serves as the most senior portfolio manager on the F.L.Putnam investment team.

Monique Gorey joined Town & Country board of directors. Gorey, of Scarborough, was assistant branch manager for Town & Country and now works for the Scarborough School Department as an ed tech III in the guidance office.


Tim Nightingale, executive vice president and senior loan officer at Camden National Bank, was named to serve on the board of directors for the Finance Authority of Maine. He brings more than 35 years of commercial banking industry experience to the board.


Joshua Broder, chief executive officer of Tilson in Portland, joined the board of directors of Skowhegan Savings.
Broder, who grew up in Cumberland, was recently named a “Top Young Professional” in New England by Engineering News-Record. A former Army signal officer, Broder was awarded the Bronze Star for service in Afghanistan. He replaces Roger Gifford, who stepped down from the board after 26 years of service.

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Financial industry hires, promotions, etc. Thu, 11 May 2017 22:05:58 +0000 NEW HIRES
Community Credit Union hired Lethicia Ndombi as a member representative.
Ndombi, of Auburn, will assist members with daily transactions, primarily from the branch on Pine Street in Lewiston.


Franklin Savings Bank promoted Derek Hayes to senior vice president, director of commercial lending.
Hayes joined Franklin Savings after his work at a coastal bank, where he was vice president, commercial regional manager in Hancock and Washington County. He has more than 14 years’ experience in commercial banking.

Brad Martin was promoted to vice president, director of information technology at Franklin Savings.
Martin was previously the information technology manager. He has served as the bank’s information systems manager since 2014. He joined the bank in early 2009 as a network engineer

Christine Wilson was promoted to member representative III at Community Credit Union.
Wilson will oversee the day-to-day operations and assist members with transactions on the Auburn teller line.


Community Concepts Finance Corp. announced that Zachary Maher was promoted to vice president of lending.
Maher, of Poland, spent the past two years working as a loan officer specializing in business lending and related services.

Christopher Rogers, managing director, senior vice president of Investments with Raymond James & Associates, was recently named to Barron’s list of the Top 1,200 Financial Advisors by State.
This marks the second consecutive year that Rogers has been selected for the list and the fourth time overall. Rogers, who manages more than $600 million in client assets, offers his clients Total Family Wealth Management.

Craig Denekas, trustee, chairman and CEO of the Libra Foundation, joined Camden National Corp.’s board of directors.
He joined the Libra Foundation in 2001 and served in multiple leadership positions before his appointment as CEO.

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Health care industry hires, promotions, etc. Thu, 11 May 2017 21:50:52 +0000 NEW HIRES
Bruce Lastra, D.O., joined the staff at Bridgton Obstetrics-Gynecology located at 15 Hospital Drive in Bridgton.
Lastra earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford. He completed his residency at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital/St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, Mich.

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice hired Sonya Purington as director of marketing and development.
Purington, of Greene, brings 13 years of experience in brand development, communications strategy, fundraising and leadership to AHCH. Most recently, she served as the director of marketing and communications for Make-A-Wish Maine.

Irving Faunce was named executive director of Woodlands Memory Care of Farmington, which is scheduled to open in the fall.
Faunce, of Wilton, previously served at Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center in Madison.

The Iris Network hired a new eye doctor to its low vision clinic.
Jamy Borbidge, an optometrist working at Eyes on Rosemont with significant low vision clinical experience at the Veterans Administration, will work at the clinic two days each month starting in February.
Jaime Burns was recently hired by The Iris Network as a recreation and volunteer coordinator.
She will assist both residents of Iris Park Apartments and students of The Iris Network rehabilitation center.

Paul Muehle has been named the new maintenance/materials manager of New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland. A veteran of more than eight years employment with NERHP, he began his tenure with the hospital in the materials management department prior to assuming roles in the local business office and most recently as environment of care coordinator. Previous to his employment with NERHP, he owned and operated his own business.

Vu Ho, M.D., joined the medical staff at Mid Coast Hospital.
He joins the team of four board-certified pulmonologists, offering diagnosis, evaluation, and management of lung conditions and sleep disorders. He holds four board certifications in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and sleep medicine.

Susan Maxwell, R.N., was named director of nursing at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence, located at 1133 Washington Ave. in Portland.
Maxwell, of Cape Elizabeth, was previously the MDS Director at St. Joseph’s. She has worked in the aging services field for 20 years.
Prior to joining St. Joseph’s, she was the director of nursing services with Piper Shores in Scarborough.

Eric Meyer, president and chief executive officer of Spurwink, was appointed to Maine’s 21st Century Economy and Workforce Task Force.
Meyer will be one of 16 members representing the interests of Maine businesses that employ fewer than 1,000 workers. Spurwink employs nearly 750 employees in 14 of Maine’s 16 counties.

Angela Cole Westhoff was named the new executive director of the Maine Dental Association.
Westhoff, of Oakland, has more than 16 years of experience managing nonprofits in health care and public health in Maine. She is the current executive director of the Maine Osteopathic Association, where she has served as executive leader and chief lobbyist for the past eight-and-a-half years.

Cassandra Parsons, assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Husson University, was recognized with the 2016 Distinguished Young Pharmacist in Maine Award from the Maine Pharmacy Association. The award recognizes individuals who make outstanding contributions to their state’s pharmacy association and community.
Parsons’ career began at 15 years old as a pharmacy technician in retail. Over time, she gained experience working for pharmacies at Wal-Mart, CVS, and Rite Aid.

Saco Bay Physical Therapy has leased a 2,200-square-foot medical office space at 45 Western Ave. in South Portland.

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New hires for Gorrill Palmer, Habitat for Humanity Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:56:20 +0000 NEW HIRES

Gorrill Palmer hired Lucas Anthony as a land development project manager.
Anthony has 20 years of engineering and project management experience. He previously worked for Bowman Consulting and Kimley-Horn and Associates.


Demont & Associates, Inc. hired John Lanham as an associate
Lanham, of Bangor, spent the past six years in Denver, where he worked for the international touring group Up with People.


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland has hired Caroline Grimm as its director of finance.
Grimm has been the owner of Lake Region Accounting Solutions since 2001, providing consulting, accounting and training for clients. She is also the author of two cash flow and finance books.

Susan Letcher joined College of the Atlantic as a professor of plant sciences. She will begin work in September.
Letcher is a Mount Desert Island native.

Westin Portland Harborview named Mary Weisheit as director of its new Artné Spa.
Weisheit brings over 20 years of professional experience. She previously served as spa director at the Cliff House Resort in Ogunquit.

Lois’ Natural Marketplace announced that Patsy Wiggins was named the communications coordinator.
Wiggins was an anchor, reporter and producer at network affiliates WABI, WCSH, WGME and the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.

Nicki Noble Bean joined the Kennebunkport Resort Collection as the new director of sales.
Bean, of Arundel, joined the KRC team from Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, where she was the director of marketing.

Elise Edwards joined VHB as an environmental scientist in its South Portland office.
Edwards worked on various projects and field studies across New England and the Mid-Atlantic.

Kathleen Gierok joined Wright-Pierce as a senior project manager in their Orlando, Florida, office.
Gierok brings nearly 24 years of experience in consulting engineering for water and wastewater utilities.

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Companies announce new hires Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:32:39 +0000 NEW HIRES
Diversified announced the following new hires:
Emily Nelson joined as a registration coordinator. Nelson was previously employed by The Boeing Co. in Everett, Washington.
Erin Morton joined as an operations coordinator.

Dan Nelson joined East Brown Cow as a chief financial officer. Nelson joined the company after a distinguished career in global taxation, including 15 years with PwC.

Steve Adams joined Johnson and Jordan Mechanical in Scarborough as general service manager.
Adams has worked with Fortune 100 HVAC companies over the last 25 years.

Beth Perkins Hudkins recently joined the sales team at Classic Flooring in Scarborough.
Hudkins, of Saco, brings more than a decade of flooring experience.

Willis Real Estate has hired Kris Allen as an associate broker. Allen brings 14 years of real estate experience.

The Maine Women’s Fund has hired Megan Hannan as its new executive director.
Hannan, of Bath, brings over 20 years of nonprofit management experience. She was previously the executive director of Frannie Peabody Center in Portland and the senior director of public affairs at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.

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New hires, promotions, and a new bank branch in Greater Portland Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:00:00 +0000 NEW HIRES
KeyBank hired Brian O’Coin as vice president and senior business banking relationship manager.
O’Coin brings more than 10 years of commercial banking experience serving Maine and New Hampshire clients. Before joining Key, he served as a commercial workout officer for TD Bank N.A. in Portland.

Diane Kelly joined First Financial Mortgage as a mortgage loan officer.
Kelly, of Scarborough, previously worked for Bank of America as a financial center operations manager.


Norton Financial Services hired Matt Chapman as an investment assistant.
Chapman is a 2016 graduate of the University of Maine. He was an intern at Means Wealth Management in Bangor. Chapman lives in Westbrook.


New Dimensions Federal Credit Union hired Brianne McNally as manager of its Augusta branch.
McNally brings 15 years of management and lending experience. She attends the University of Maine at Augusta and lives in Augusta.


Heal Accounting Solutions P.C. hired Lisa Ladd as a tax administrative assistant.
Ladd, of Owls Head, brings experience with various types of small businesses and an interest in taxation.

Cribstone Capital Management added Timothy Woodhouse to its advisory team.
Woodhouse, of South Portland, was named director, private client services, for Cribstone Capital Management. He previously worked for Camden National Wealth Management, formerly known as Acadia Trust, as senior vice president, director of trust services. He has over 18 years of investment, trust, tax, and estate planning experience.

Thompson-Hamel LLC hired Natalie Nadeau as an associate.
Nadeau, of Bangor, brings more than 11 years of retail and commercial banking experience. Most recently, she worked at Camden National Bank as an assistant vice president of treasury management and government banking.

Allen Insurance and Financial announced that Dan Bookham was appointed vice president of the corporation.
Bookham, of Rockland, joined the company’s business insurance division in September 2012 after four years as executive director of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. He was named business development director in 2013.

Kennebec Savings Bank has promoted Jennifer Bechard to a human resources officer.
Bechard works at the bank’s main office in Augusta. She originally joined the bank in 2015 as its payroll and human resources information system manager.

Macpage LLC promoted several individuals on its staff.
Bethany Bougie, Kelly Peaslee and Meredith Schalk were promoted to managers.

Bougie specializes in performing audit services to financial institutions and employee benefit plans.




Peaslee joined Macpage in 2009 and is a certified public accountant.




Schalk joined Macpage in 2013 and is a CPA.




Christian Poulin and Samantha Troegner were promoted to senior associates.
Poulin joined Macpage in 2015 and is currently in the process of obtaining his CPA license.




Troegner joined Macpage in 2013, where she started working in tax preparation. In 2015, she began working as an accounting consultant


TruChoice Federal Credit Union will open its second York County office on Barra Road in Biddeford.
TruChoice operates public branches in Buxton and Portland and a workplace branch in Cumberland County.

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Financial industry news Tue, 07 Mar 2017 20:20:18 +0000  NEW HIRES
Evergreen Credit Union hired Howard Lowell as vice president of marketing.
Previously, Lowell was a marketing and management executive with associations serving the mortgage banking industry in Massachusetts.


Spinnaker Trust hired Chris Whitney and Laura Greenstein to new positions in its employee stock ownership plan practice and portfolio management services, respectively.
Whitney was hired as the ESOP client adviser. He previously worked as a retirement planning consultant for Transamerica, servicing clients throughout New England.
Greenstein was hired as an assistant portfolio manager. She was previously a financial adviser at Merrill Lynch.

Camden National Bank announced new leaders of its Bangor Commercial group and Downeast Retail group.
James Adsit has joined the bank as senior vice president and director of commercial banking for the Bangor and Downeast Regions.
Adsit most recently was senior vice president, healthcare group New England Team Leader for the First Niagara Bank N.A.

Blaine Jones was named the new retail regional manager for Camden National Bank in the Down East region. Jones most recently served as regional market manager for Bangor Savings Bank


Carl Marsh has joined Camden Financial Consultants as assistant vice president, financial consultant.
Previously, Marsh was associate wealth manager at TRSS Wealth Management.


Control Point Inc. recently hired Jack Schifano as an account manager.
Schifano brings extensive technology experience with a variety of platforms. He previously served in numerous sales, account management and project management roles, including at General Electric.

Evergreen Credit Union announced promotions to the senior management team, effective immediately.
Timothy Verreault will serve as the new senior vice president/chief operating officer. Verreault has been with the credit union for 10 years, most recently as interim president.


Nathan Davis was named vice president of information technology. Previously, he was manager of the IT department



Nicholas Brouillette, market sales manager for KeyBank Mortgage’s Maine and Vermont markets, was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Maine Association of Realtors Foundation.

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Diversified Communications, Norway Savings Bank announce promotions Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 PROMOTIONS
Diversified Communications announced the following promotions:
Brian Cuthbert was named group vice president. Cuthbert previously served as product director for the firm’s Institute of Finance Management.



Jenn Jipson was promoted to financial analyst. Jipson previously served as senior accountant.




Justin Slattery was promoted to manager of corporate finance. Slattery previously served as senior corporate financial analyst.



Melinda P. Shain was named vice president and general counsel. Shain most recently served as corporate counsel.



Sarah Esmond was promoted to corporate controller. Esmond previously served as corporate finance manager.



Norway Savings Bank recently promoted five on its staff:
Dan Walsh was promoted to executive vice president, commercial banking. He joined the bank, formerly Coastal Bank, in 1997, and previously served as senior vice president, commercial banking.


Janice deLima was named vice president, community reinvestment officer. She joined Norway Savings in 2014 and transitioned to community reinvestment officer in April 2015.



Ian Pullen was promoted to vice president, commercial lending. Pullen joined Norway Savings in 2013 and has focused on growing the commercial loan portfolio in western Maine.



Elysia Avery was promoted to assistant vice president and Gray branch manager. She joined Norway Savings as branch manager of the Gray branch in November 2014 after nine years of banking experience.


Donny Hinkley was promoted to assistant vice president, commercial lending. Hinkley joined the commercial lending department in September 2015, serving both the Norway/South Paris and Lewiston/Auburn regions.


Career Management Associates promoted Audra Becker to president. Becker has been with CMA for seven years, most recently serving as vice president of HR services.

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Southern Maine Health Care, Stroudwater Associates announce new hires Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000 NEW HIRES

 Southern Maine Health Care hired Rick Olsen as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Most recently, Olsen served as senior director of finance and operations management, corporate financial planning for North Shore LIJ Health System.

 Stroudwater Associates, a leading national health care consulting firm, hired four consultants and its first directors of human resources and marketing.

C. Ross Berry joined Stroudwater as a principal. Berry brings more than 25 years of strategic, operational and financial leadership experience in health care.

Jacquetta Johnson joined as its first director of human resources. Johnson has more than 15 years of strategic HR experience.

Clare Kelley joined Stroudwater as a consultant. She brings a strong passion for public health and health care policy, as well as a strong background in geography, cartography and data visualization in the health care space.

Kimberly McCall joined Stroudwater as its first director of marketing. She brings more than two decades of experience in marketing, communications and public relations. She served as Anthem’s director of marketing for Maine. She was also the first marketing manager at MaineHealth.

Lan Mai Nguyen joined Stroudwater as a consultant in the firm’s valuation, compliance and physician-hospital alignment practices. Nguyen brings firsthand experience with clinical care and a deep understanding of the importance of clinical quality, safety and patient empowerment across the care continuum.

Jonathan Pantenburg also joined Stroudwater as a consultant, where he brings a strong record of leadership in rural health care. Pantenburg served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Kahuku Medical Center on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii.


• Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice recently announced three promotions to its management teams.

Angela Richards, RN, was promoted to director of transitional care. Richards has been with AHCH for 25 years, most recently in the role of project manager.

Steve Doyon was promoted to director of administrative services. Doyon has been working at AHCH since age 16. He earned a master of business administration from St. Joseph’s College in Standish.

Ann Perkins was promoted to manager of compliance and risk. Perkins is a 20-year veteran of AHCH, most recently serving as the performance improvement coordinator.


• Rockwell Davis, a Brunswick dentist, was honored by the International College of Dentists, USA Section, for his leadership, commitment and service. Dr. Davis recently traveled to Denver, Colorado, to receive this honor and be welcomed as a “Fellow” in the organization. He has been a member of the Brunswick community for over 23 years.

 Hospice of Southern Maine honored Dr. Daniel Hayes with the Pope Leadership Award, which recognizes a person or organization for visionary leadership, commitment to advancing the work of hospice, and to supporting its mission.

Hayes was instrumental in the formation of the organization, and before his retirement was the President of New England Cancer Specialists. Hayes was part of this year’s Anne L. Hunter Thresholds community education forums, which focused on having end-of-life conversations with physicians and families.


• Hospice of Southern Maine elected new board members and corporation members at its annual meeting.

Chris Coon, vice president of finance for Maine Medical Center, and Dr. Nathan Wilson, vice president of quality and patient safety at Southern Maine Healthcare Internal Medicine, were elected to the board. Elected to a second term was Donna DeBlois, chief executive officer of MaineHealth at Home. Serving a third term is Melanie Feinberg, manager of quality, information and clinical research at Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute.

Elected to the Corporation were: Dr. Cynthia Atkinson, Chris Coon, Marilyn Gugliucci, Ph.D., and Kenneth Smaha.

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Maine Medical Center appoints new chief medical officer Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:23:16 +0000 PROMOTIONS
Joel Botler, M.D. was appointed senior vice president and chief medical officer of Maine Medical Center.
Botler served at MMC for 35 years as a physician, clinical leader. Most recently, he served as vice president, adult medicine service line. He was also one of the founders of InterMed, a Portland-based medical group.

Maine Medical Partners, a department of Maine Medical Center, announced that the following physicians have recently joined the practice:
Adam Owen, M.D., Michael Binette, M.D. and Michael Totta, M.D. have joined MMP’s neurosurgery and spine department.
Owen will focus on physical medicine and rehabilitation.


Binette received training in the diagnosis and treatment of spine disorders.




Totta is certified by both the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.


Abby Fleisch M.D., MPH, joined the pediatric specialty care, endocrinology and diabetes department.
Fleisch’s clinical interest is general endocrinology and research interest is early life environmental exposures and childhood obesity and diabetes.

Rebecca Hutchinson, M.D., MPH and Fernando Moreno, M.D. joined MMP’s palliative medicine group.
Hutchinson completed her internship and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and her fellowship in hospice and palliative care at Maine Med.
Moreno is board certified in family medicine and has a subspecialty in hospice and palliative medicine.



Gary Hochheiser, M.D. joined MMP as Maine Med’s director of thoracic surgery. Hochheiser was previously chief of the division of thoracic surgery at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts.


Timothy Fitzgerald, M.D. joined MMP’s surgical care department.
Fitzgerald is director of a newly formed surgical oncology program that includes general surgical, hepatobiliary, gastrointestinal, endocrine, thoracic and breast oncological surgeons and advanced practice providers.

Sarah Dodwell, M.D., Jason A. Helis, M.D. and Mark J. Gorman, M.D. joined its neurology department.
Dodwell completed both her residency and fellowship at Harvard Medical School at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Helis is a pediatric neurologist who completed his residency training at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.


Gorman is working as a neuro hospitalist at Maine Medical Center.




Jesse Sammon, D.O. has joined Maine Medical Partners’s Urology Department in South Portland.
Sammon completed a robotic urologic oncology fellowship at Vattikuti Urology Institute in Detroit, Michigan.

Caroline Foust-Wright, M.D., MBA, has joined MMP’s Women’s Health with a specialization in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She completed her residency at MMC. She then continued to Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was a clinical research fellow.

Kartik Pandya, M.D. joined MMP’s pediatric surgery department. He completed his residency at MMC and received his medical degree from the Florida State University College of Medicine.


Amanda Powell, M.D. joined MMP’s Lakes Region Primary Care. She completed her combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center. She was previously with MaineGeneral Hospital.


Annabelle Rae Chua Norwood, M.D. joined MMP and will serve as nursing home medical director for Norway Rehab in Norway and Market Square in South Paris.

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Companies announce new hires across Maine Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000 NEW HIRES
252691 HannahStricklandHannah Strickland was named a portfolio manager at Penobscot Wealth Management.
Strickland, a graduate of George Washington University’s School of Business, will be based in the firm’s Portland office. She most recently worked at Foster Victor Wealth Advisors in South Carolina. She lives in Portland.

The Jackson Laboratory has hired Jason Irwin as a controller and Kate Homer as a senior manager of financial planning and analysis.
Irwin most recently served as controller at Central Vermont Medical Center.
Homer previously served as senior manager of financial analysis at SomaLogic, Inc., a life sciences and clinical diagnostics company.

252691 Stephen PauloneYork County Community College has hired Stephen Paulone as a faculty member in the business department.
Paulone brings more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing, marketing and finance. He taught for almost 20 years and was previously a faculty member, director of graduate business programs and educational consultant.

252691 Kathy AkopovKathy Akopov joined Infinite Credit Union.
Akopov previously worked for Kittery Premium Outlets as the director of marketing and business development. Prior to that, she worked as director of marketing and development at PAWS Atlanta for four years.

252691 LucasDunbarLucas Dunbar has joined the business insurance division of L.S. Robinson Co.
Dunbar is a native of Southwest Harbor and new to the insurance industry. He is following in the footsteps of Lawrence Robinson, his great uncle who founded the agency in 1932. Most recently, he and his father ran two Sears Hometown stores in Newport and Ellsworth.

252691 David KitchenDavid Kitchen joined the The Maine Real Estate Network in Yarmouth as an agent.
Kitchen has served on the Maine Real Estate Commission since 1993.
Michael Dubois, Michael McManus, Diane Cote, Bud Stoddard and Sandra Legere joined as agents in Sanford.

Dubois began his real estate career in 1977 and previously owned and operated his own office for several years.



252691 Diane cote photoCote brings more than 40 years of experience in real estate sales throughout Southern Maine.



252691 bud stoddardStoddard is a successful entrepreneur who founded eight different companies in the information management and data storage industry. Most recently, Stoddard became a venture partner in The Adrenaline Fund. He is a licensed real estate sales associate.

252691 Sandra LegereLegere started her real estate career in 1978 and worked at the local board of Realtors and Multiple Listing Service for 17 years.



Carrie Lewis was named the general manager of the Portland Water District.
Lewis is a well known and nationally respected leader in the water sector. She previously worked at Milwaukee Water Works. In 1997, she was appointed to lead the agency, serving as the first woman superintendent in the utility’s 144-year history.

Abby Psyhogeos for F.L. PutnamF.L. Putnam Investment Management Co. named Abby Psyhogeos as senior vice president and private client advisor. She will be based in Portland.
Psyhogeos joins F.L. Putnam from Bainco International Investors in Boston, where she spent nearly 30 years working with high-net-worth clients.

252691 Lindsay FisherThe Park Danforth has hired Lindsay Fisher as director of human resources.
She previously served as senior human resources business partner for the clinical divisions of Spectrum Medical Group. She brings more than 15 years of experience in strategic human resources.

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