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Updated: August 7, 2023

Newsworthy people and performances for Aug. 7, 2023

New hires

The Maine Sports Hall of Fame in Portland hired Doug Friedman as executive director. Friedman is director of hockey operations at Boston University.

RE/MAX Shoreline hired Lily Morrissette as an agent in its Portland office.

McFarland Johnson, an employee-owned planning, engineering, technology, environmental and construction services firm with an office in Freeport, hired Ellen O’Brien as principal water resources engineer.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust hired Alison Applegate as assistant vice president, community banking relationship manager. Applegate was previously consumer relationship manager at Bangor Savings Bank.

Augusta Housing Authority hired Norman Maze Jr. as executive director. Maze was previously deputy director and housing director at Shalom House in Portland.

Island Institute in Rockland hired Jennifer Seavey as chief programs officer. Seavey was executive director of Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island.

Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington hired Liia Doumanovskaia as a physician at Franklin Health Internal Medicine.

Hospice of Southern Maine in Scarborough hired Jennifer Deah, Emma English and Jennifer Mains as hospice aides; Lorri LeBarge and Karen Merrill as team assistants; Betsy Mead and Kaitlyn Newton as registered nurses; and Laura Seeger as house manager at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.


Franklin Savings Bank in Farmington promoted Sherri Lewis to branch manager in Skowhegan. Lewis is an assistant vice president at the Bank.

LifeFlight of Maine in Augusta promoted Joe Kellner to CEO, effective Oct. 1. Kellner, who currently serves as vice president of finance, operations and strategy for Northern Light Home Care and Hospice and Northern Light Medical Transport and COO for MedComm, was CFO.

Portland Ovations promoted Casey Oakes to associate director.

Skowhegan Savings promoted Andrew Fortin-Trimble to senior vice president, chief marketing officer. Fortin-Trimble was vice president, director of marketing to lead strategy and execution.

Atlantic Credit Union in South Portland promoted Andre Wesner to retail and virtual services manager in Freeport. Wesner was previously a consumer lender.

Norway Savings Bank promoted Kimberly Bean to trust associate of its asset management group.


IDEXX Laboratories Inc., a pet health care company in Westbrook, elected Irene Chang Britt to its board of directors. Britt is a former executive at Campbell Soup Co. in roles including president and CEO of Pepperidge Farm Ltd. and as Campbell Soup’s chief strategy officer.

The Junior League of Portland announced that Christine Babb will serve as president for 2023-2024. Babb, who joined the Junior League of Portland in 2014, currently provides administrative support services to a Portland nonprofit organization and manages rental property in Portland.

Franklin Savings Bank in Farmington added Katherine Yardley to its board of directors. Yardley is interim co-provost and dean, college of education, health and rehabilitation at the University of Maine Farmington.

Southworth International Group Inc., a manufacturer of ergonomic vertical positioning solutions in Portland added Karen Coombs to its board of directors. Coombs has 20 years of experience in leadership and strategic planning for global supply chain, manufacturing and distribution companies including Freight Farms, Amazon Robotics, New Balance and DCMA.

Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution announced that Sue Hadiaris was named chairperson of its board of directors. Hadiaris is a former senior vice president and chief planning officer for Southern Maine Health Care.

Michelle Clements was appointed to a three-year term on the American Water Works Association’s Public Affairs Council. Clements is the public relations and communications manager at the Portland Water District.

Bath Housing and Development Corp. added Roberta Jordan, Toby Gabranski and Erik Nelson to its board of directors. Jordan was a librarian at the Patten Free Library and school manager at the K-8 Center for Teaching and Learning in Edgecomb; Gabranski is owner and founder of Tobias Gabranski/Architects; and Nelson is an associate professor of economics at Bowdoin College.


Berman & Simmons, a law firm in Lewiston, announced that Christopher Boots completed the Maine State Bar Association Leadership Academy for 2023. Boots represents clients in claims involving personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice and other complex civil litigation matters.

Totally Awesome Vegan Food Truck in Portland was named in the “Top 10 Vegan Dogs” for its Rad Dawg by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Fourteen professionals completed Leadership Aroostook, a professional development initiative created by the Aroostook Partnership in conjunction with Husson University’s College of Business’s Institute for Strategic Leadership and Workforce Development. Graduates included Craig Lincoln, Northern Maine Development Commission; Donna Dubay and Jason Pelletier, Twin Rivers Paper Co.; Amber Kinney, United Insurance; Terri Chandler, MMG Insurance; Lisa Good and Ben Lynds, F.A. Peabody Insurance; Steve Goulet, Melissa Libby and Rickie Hull, Huber Resources Corp. (Engineered Woods); Ben Goodwin, Caribou High School; Michaela King, Katahdin Trust Co.; Danielle Hebert, NorState Federal Credit Union; and Kerry Crandall, The County Federal Credit Union.

Allagash Brewing Co. in Portland said it received its recertification as a B Corporation, earning an overall Impact Score of 104.0, which represents a more than 20-point jump from the 83.8 score earned by the brewery when it received its first B Corp certification in 2019.

Northern Light Health in Brewer said it became the first health care system in New England to achieve the “Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Adoption Model for Analytics Stage 6” designation, which measures the success of analytics strategy and competency.

Pierce Atwood, a law firm in Portland, announced that for the eighth consecutive year its trusts and estates practice in Maine received a “Band 1” ranking for private wealth law by Chambers and Partners, a London-based publisher of guides to the legal profession.

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