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July 10, 2017


New hires

United Way of Greater Portland hired Matthew Wolcott as senior vice president of resource development and marketing.

EMMC Medical Group in Bangor hired Hector Campbell as a plastic and hand surgeon at and EMMC Plastic and Hand Surgical Specialists in Bangor and Whitney McBride as a pediatric surgeon at EMMC Pediatric Surgery of Maine.

Insurance Trust in Westbrook hired Koriahn Quint as employee benefits account executive.

Tilson, an IT services, network deployment and consulting firm in Portland, hired Tim Schneider as general counsel and principal consultant. Schneider is joining the firm following four years as Gov. Paul LePage’s appointee as public advocate, where he represented Maine utility consumers before the Public Utilities Commission.

Harriman, a design and engineering firm in Portland, hired Katherine Moore and Lily Perkins-High as urban planners.

Spectrum Healthcare Partners in Portland hired Lisa Labbay as director of operations for orthopaedics, based out of Central Maine Orthopaedics in Auburn. Labbay was most recently COO at InterMed in Portland.

Back Cove Yachts in Rockland hired Jamie Bloomquist as national sales manager. Bloomquist has 25 years of experience working in sales, marketing and business development.

Crossroads, a substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders treatment organization in Scarborough, hired David Jordan as outpatient clinical supervisor for both the Greater Portland Counseling and Kennebunk Counseling Centers. In addition, Ann Costello and Howland Bickerstaff joined the organization’s outpatient clinical team.

CES Inc., a firm of engineers, environmental scientists and land surveyors in Brewer, hired Drew Olehowski as an environmental engineer. Olehowski is a recent graduate who previously interned for the U.S. Geological Survey.

Norway Savings Bank hired Jay Kiel as vice president and branch manager in Gray. Kiel has 25 years of banking experience in consumer and business lending, insurance and investment management and branch management.

Diversified Communications, an international media company in Portland, hired Zachary Hutchins as a junior application developer, Garrett Jones as a support analyst, Heidi Souerwine as a conference manager, Faith Irek as a marketing coordinator, digital products and Haley Carignan as a registration coordinator.

Bernstein Shur, a law firm in Portland, hired Adam Prescott as a member of the firm’s business, restructuring and insolvency practice group.

Thomas College in Waterville hired Josh Devou as program coordinator of the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation. Devou is a recent graduate of the college.

Art Collector Maine, a Maine Media Collective affiliated company, hired Laura Bryer as manager of the Portland Art Gallery. Bryer was previously with Seal It Insulation Systems.

U.S. Sen. Angus King hired Jordyn Madore as a constituent service representative in his Presque Isle office. The Presque Isle native most recently worked at Aroostook Aspirations Initiative, a nonprofit that works with first-generation college students to ensure both educational and career success.

Skelton Taintor & Abbott, a law firm in Auburn, hired attorney Braden Clement, who will focus his practice in personal injury law, medical malpractice and civil litigation.

Cornerstone Financial Planning in Portland hired Christina Traurig as a financial planner in its Newington, N.H., office.

Fontaine Family – The Real Estate Leader in Auburn hired David Velilla and Teri Allen Campbell.

Penobscot Community Health Care in Bangor hired Thomas Beebe as an audiologist at its Medical Specialists in Bangor. Beebe previously served as an audiology extern at the medical office.


Katahdin Trust in Houlton promoted Billi Griffeth to assistant vice president, retail services in Presque Isle. Griffeth will also serving as program manager for Katahdin Financial Services, a service of Cetera Investment Services LLC, a registered broker-dealer.

Cumberland County Commissioners promoted Jim Gailey to county manager. Gailey previously served as interim county manager.

Geiger, a promotional products distributor in Lewiston, promoted Ryan Mockler to key account manager in the promotional sales group. Mockler was previously program manager.

Scott Simons Architects in Portland promoted Ryan Kanteres to senior associate.

The board of directors of Harpswell Coastal Academy promoted Carrie Branson to executive director and Maria Russell to principal of Brunswick Landing Division 2/3 high school campus. Branson was previously associate head of school for the academy while Russell was dean of students at the high school.


Bernstein Shur, a law firm in Portland, elected Robert Keach to serve as a member of the firm’s board of directors for a three-year term. Keach, a shareholder and co-chair of the business, restructuring and insolvency practice group, is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and a past president (2009-2010) of the American Bankruptcy Institute.

The Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor added Gabriel Frey and Sarah Sockbeson its board of trustees. Frey is a Passamaquoddy artist while Sockbeson is a Penobscot artist. In addition, the museum elected Jeff Dalrymple and Richard Cleary to a third term.

The Maine Community Foundation elected Sarah Chappell Armentrout and Adilah Muhammad to its board of directors. Armentrout co-founded Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports and Muhammad is a strategic planning and research consultant.

The Maine Hospital Association named Peter Sirois, CEO of Northern Maine Medical Center, as chair of its board of directors. Board officers include Chuck Hays, president and CEO of MaineGeneral Health, immediate past chair; Charles Therrien, president of Mercy Hospital in Portland, chair-elect; David Frum, president of Bridgton and Rumford hospitals, treasurer; and John Ronan, CEO of Blue Hill Memorial and Maine Coast Memorial hospitals, secretary. Joining the association’s board are Daniel Coffey, president and CEO of Acadia Hospital in Bangor, chair of the Mental Health Council; Lugene “Lou” Inzana, senior vice president and CFO of Maine Medical Center in Portland, chair of the Healthcare Finance Council; Rodney Boula, CEO of Calais Regional Hospital; William Caron, president of MaineHealth; Mark Fourre, CEO of Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport and Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast; and Dennis Welsh, CEO at Down East Community Hospital.

Clark Insurance in Portland elected Bret Cote to its board of directors. Cote serves the company as vice president of sales for both New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

United Way of Greater Portland added Helaine Ayers, community volunteer; Dan Espinal, senior director for strategy and business development, IDEXX; Michael Greer, executive director, Portland Ballet; Lugene “Lou” Inzana, senior vice president of finance and CFO, Maine Medical Center; Leeann Leahy, CEO, The VIA Agency; and Mike Vail, president, Hannaford Supermarkets, to its board of trustees.

The Association for Consulting Expertise, a nonprofit organization in Portland focused on its members’ professional development, elected it officers for the 2017-18 fiscal year for a two-year term. Bill Stone, principal of Promising Futures in Winthrop, was elected president; Pricilla Hansen Mahoney, owner, Blazing Trails Coaching in South Portland, vice president; Malcolm Poole, owner of Malcolm Poole Business Coaching & Organizational Consulting in South Portland, treasurer; and Jim Casey, principal of Casey Communications in Cape Elizabeth, secretary.

The Northern and Eastern Maine Chapter of the American Red Cross in Bangor announced new officers for its board of directors. Gordon Stitham, executive director of the Brewer Housing Authority, was elected chair and Lara Clark, marketing director of Bouchard Cleaning and Restoration, vice chair. In addition, Jess Beaulieu, a commercial lines insurance agent with the Darling’s Agency, and Jennifer Oliveria, senior business development manager for Infinity Federal Credit Union, were chosen as new board members.


Caitlin Morrisroe of Absolute Health Chiropractic and Massage in Portland was granted certification by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics in the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Lewiston was named a Top Agency of the 2016 HomeCare Elite, signifying the agency as one of the top performers in home health in the nation for a fourth consecutive year.

Hussey Seating Co. in North Berwick was named the Manufacturers Association of Maine’s “2017 Manufacturer of the Year.”

Rockland Main Street Inc. was designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.

The MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence’s Breathe Easy initiative announced its 2017 awardees. Gold level winners, meeting all 10 program standards, included Community Health and Counseling Services, County Behavioral Medicine, Evergreen Behavioral Health, Maine Behavioral Healthcare – Rockland, NFI North Inc. and Tri-County Mental Health Services. Silver level recipients, meeting eight or nine of the standards, were Aroostook Mental Health Center, Kennebec Behavioral Health, Mid Coast Hospital Addiction Resource Center and Paramount Behavioral Services Inc. In addition, Linda Christie, prevention specialist at Mid Coast Hospital, and Catherine Ryder, executive director at Tri-County Mental Health Services, were named “Individual Gold Star” champions.

Apothecary By Design, a specialty pharmacy in Portland, was awarded full accreditation in specialty pharmacy from URAC, a national health care benchmarking organization.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s State Cancer Registry was recognized as a Registry of Excellence by National Program of Cancer Registries. The distinction was awarded due to its high quality data on cancer prevention and control activities at local, regional and national levels, following Maine’s most recent data submission.

TRC, an engineering, environmental consulting and construction management firm in Augusta, said that Benjamin Cynewski received his Professional Engineer License for Maine and Adam Benedict received his Professional Engineer License for Rhode Island. Cynewski, an electrical engineer, and Benedict, a supervisor, work in the firm’s system protection engineering group in Augusta.

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