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Updated: December 13, 2021 In Short

Newsworthy people and performances for Dec. 13, 2021

New hires

InterMed in Portland hired Rebeccah Blackmore as director of finance, Stephen Bragg as revenue cycle manager and Nick Snyder as director of compliance. Blackmore was previously finance manager at Southern Maine Medical Center, Bragg was Revenue Cycle Manager at Spectrum Orthopaedics and Snyder was with Central Maine Medical Center.

Sebago Technics, an employee-owned, engineering and land development consulting firm in South Portland, hired Dana Burbank as 3D modeler/CAD technician, David Jacques as a project surveyor, Andrew Tufts as a landscape designer, Savannah Smith as a survey technician and Caitlyn Abbott as project delivery coordinator.

CEI, a nonprofit, community development financial institution in Brunswick, hired Arthur Sabiti as loan and investment officer and Thatien Munyaneza as senior accountant.

Maine Medical Partners hired Sarah Elizabeth Deery at Maine Medical Partners – Vascular Surgery; Ansar Hassan at Maine Medical Partners – Cardiovascular Surgery in Portland; Kathryn Hurst at Maine Medical Partners – Pediatric Specialty Care in the division of developmental/behavioral medicine; Jessie Kerr at Maine Medical Partners – Pediatrics in South Portland; Grant Oakley at Maine Medical Partners – Nephrology; and Kirsten Orloff at Pediatric Critical Care at Maine Medical Center.

Goodwill Northern New England hired Sandra Monfiletto as senior vice president of human resources. Monfiletto has 20 years of experience in health care, managed care, hospital administration and banking.


InterMed in Portland promoted Heidi Krause to director of clinical operations. Krause previously served as practice manager of pediatrics.

ND Paper promoted Shannon Dwyer to general manager and vice president of its Rumford plant. Dwyer most recently served as director of capital and reliability.

Sargent, an employee-owned construction company in Stillwater, promoted Glenn Adams to business development director. Adams was most recently senior project manager.


Central Maine Growth Council in Waterville named Don Plourde as its “2021 Developer of the Year.” Plourde is broker and co-owner of Coldwell Banker Plourde Real Estate in Waterville.

Sterling Rope Co. in Biddeford said it completed the Climate Neutral audit and became Climate Neutral Certified.

Wolf Cove Inn in Poland announced that it was named a winner in the “2021 TripSavvy Editors’ Choice Awards” in the Best for Romance category.

MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor said that James Godwin, scientist, had his research paper, “Identification of the Adult Hematopoietic Liver as the Primary Reservoir for the Recruitment of Pro-regenerative Macrophages Required for Salamander Limb Regeneration,” published in the journal Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology.

Brown, Holmes & Milliken Agency in Ellsworth announced that Melanie Wyman was recognized by the Maine Insurance Agents Association as its “2021 Young Insurance Professional of the Year.”

Verrill, a law firm in Portland, said it was ranked nationally for its health care practice (Tier 2) and had 49 of its Maine-based metropolitan practice areas recognized by the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. In addition, the firm announced it had 19 of its Maine-based lawyers listed in the 2021 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Fifteen were selected as Super Lawyers while four were named Rising Stars.

SIGCO, a glass fabrication company in Westbrook, won the “Pretreatment Excellence Award” at the Maine Water Environment Association’s Fall Convention. The company worked with the city of Westbrook and the Portland Water District to install a filtration pretreatment system to remove glass fines from the water prior to discharge to the sewer.

Aroostook County Action Program honored Mary Duff, Randy Rattray, Sue Powers and Linda Slauenwhite for 40 years of service to the organization. The agency also recognized Addy Beck-Bell and Scott Walton for 10 years of service and Dave Bubar, Marci Driscoll, Candy Fletcher, Amanda McNeal-Saed, Stacey Michaud, Jenna Norton and Michael O’Beck each for five years of service.

MaineHealth announced that all of its hospitals received recognition as “2021 Gold Star Standards of Excellence Hospital and Healthcare Organization Program Awardees.” Franklin Memorial Hospital, LincolnHealth, Maine Medical Center, Mid Coast Hospital, Pen Bay Medical Center, Southern Maine Healthcare, Spring Harbor Hospital and Waldo County General Hospital were listed at the platinum level while Stephens Memorial Hospital was listed as gold.

GrowSmart Maine selected the Center for an Ecology-Based Economy in Norway as the winner of its “Outstanding Community Development Initiatives” award at its fourth annual Smart Growth Awards. The city of Lewiston, Community Concepts and Choice Neighborhood Partners, for its Choice Neighborhood Transformation Plan - Growing our Tree Streets, captured the “Outstanding Plan Award,” Planner Evan Richert received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” and Portland Housing Authority’s Solterra Apartments was named the “Outstanding Project.”

RE/MAX Shoreline in Portland said Peter Hawkes was listed as the No. 4 “RE/MAX Individual Agent in Maine” and the No. 3 “RE/MAX Luxury Agent in New England” year-to-date and the Portland Maine Living Team, comprised of Colleen Bedard, Mary Levanti-Cuellar and Mary Roy, were among the “Top 5 RE/MAX Teams in Maine” in September.

Maine State Credit Union presented its annual employee awards for dedication and contributions to the company. Winners included Lavetta Denson, “Leading Forward Award;” Jordan Roy, “Commitment to Culture Award;” Hunter Ogden, “Growing for Tomorrow Award;” Claribel Henry, “Dedication to Member Service Award;” LoriAnn Canavin, “Dedication to Team Member Service Award;” Dan Emery, “Social Responsibility Award;” and Amanda Crommett, “Presidents Award.”

Mid Maine Chamber of Commerce in named New Dimensions Federal Credit Union its “2020 Large Business Award” winner.

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