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Updated: July 10, 2023

Newsworthy people and performances for July 10, 2023

New hires

Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford hired Kathryn Cope as COO and Joy Moody as associate chief nursing officer. Cope was previously vice president of operations and critical care at Maine Medical Center while Moody was nursing vice president at Maine Medical Center.

Northern Light Mercy Hospital in Portland hired Tammie Hutchinson as a family nurse practitioner, Angela Meyer as a board-certified physician and Jamei Murphy as an advanced practice registered nurse at Northern Light Mercy Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Southworth International Group Inc., the Portland-based parent company of several manufacturers of ergonomic vertical positioning equipment, hired Tina Turgelsky as chief people officer.

St.Germain, an environmental, EHS compliance and engineering firm in Westbrook, hired Joe Clayton as an environmental scientist. Previously, Clayton was a lab technician with Abbott Laboratories.

Consumers for Affordable Health Care, a nonprofit health advocacy organization in Augusta, hired Ceilidh Shea as policy advocate and Ann Correia as communications coordinator.

Bowdoin College in Brunswick hired Jacqueline Reese as ombuds. Reese was previously associate director of student access services at Emory University in Atlanta.

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland hired Glenn Prickett as president and CEO. Prickett most recently served as president and CEO of the World Environment Center, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit.


Spinnaker Trust, a bank in Portland chartered as a non-depository trust company, promoted Eben Jose to vice president, client advisor, director of private markets. Jose was most recently vice president, director of fixed income and alternatives.

Norway Savings Bank promoted Elizabeth Gemme to personal banker in Windham. Gemme was previously a customer relations representative in Naples.

The Healthcare Purchaser Alliance in Falmouth promoted Trevor Putnoky to president and CEO. Putnoky was previously membership and communications director.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust promoted Kristen Manson to branch relationship manager in Waterville.

Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution promoted Joe Reardon to retail banking manager. Reardon was previously branch manager in Old Orchard Beach.

Southern Maine Community College in South Portland promoted Tiffanie Bentley to interim president, effective August 1. Bentley was previously dean of administration.

The Maine Credit Union League in Westbrook promoted Cris Wescott as interim president and CEO. Wescott currently serves as CFO.


Crystal Landry, CEO of Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln, was named chair of the Maine Hospital Association board of directors. The association also added Marie Vienneau, president of Northern Light CA Dean and Northern Light Mayo hospitals; Tricia Costigan, president of Northern Light Inland Hospital; Charlie Therrien, president of Northern Light Mercy Hospital; Randy Clark, president of Northern Light Sebasticook Hospital; and Patrick Taylor, president and CEO of York Hospital, as board members.

Spinnaker Trust, a bank in Portland chartered as a non-depository trust company, added Blaine Grimes, chief ventures officer for Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, to its board of directors.

Machias Savings Bank announced several new corporators including Nate Bateman, vice president, Bateman Partners and Phoenix Management; Jesse McCue, owner, Maine Real Estate Management LLC and 3 Point Cleaning LLC; Chris Carson, owner, Hampden Electrical; Annie Collins, senior vice president of human resources, Cross Insurance Agency; Allison Economy, attorney, Rudman Winchell; Michele Francis, Acadia Lending Group; Alex Ingraham, president, Pingree Associates Inc.; Luke McCannell, vice president and co-owner, Bangor Motorsports and Bangor Tractor and Equipment; Renee O’Donald, O’Donalds Concrete and Lead Mountain Properties; Heather Rose, loan originator and partner, Acadia Lending Group; and Doug Solman, owner and president, Maine Distributors.

Bath Savings elected Kevin Burns as vice chair of its board of trustees. Burns was a founder of Quality Containers of New England.

Waynflete, a private school in Portland, added Jonathan Culley, James Higgins, Cricket King and James Reese to its board of trustees for three-year terms. Culley is managing partner for Redfern Properties, Higgins is a co-founder and president of Chenmark, King owns a design firm specializing in residential projects and Reese is associate dean of students for international student programs at Bates College.

Bernstein Shur, a law firm in Portland, announced that Jim Merrill, Joel Moser and Peter Van Hemel were elected by their colleagues to serve as members of the firm’s board of directors. Merrill is a shareholder and managing partner of the firm’s New Hampshire office, Moser is a shareholder and co-chair of the firm’s environmental and energy practice group and Van Hemel is a shareholder and co-chair of the firm’s real estate practice group.


Bar Harbor Bank & Trust named Jennifer Seekins and Elizabeth Smith its “Chairman’s Award” winners and Morgan Forni, Sean McIntyre, Colleen Paquette, Crystal Richards and Beckie Thibodeau its “Emerging Leader Award” recipients during the bank’s annual Chairman’s Dinner and Celebration. Seekins is senior vice president treasury service sales; Smith, senior vice president, managed asset group manager; Forni, branch relationship manager in Southwest Harbor; McIntyre, vice president, regional relationship manager for the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont; Paquette, assistant vice president, branch relationship manager in Andover, Bradford and Newbury, N.H.; Richards, vice president, regional relationship manager for Downeast Maine; and Thibodeau, assistant vice president human resources operations manager.

Pierce Atwood, a law firm in Portland, said that Gavin McCarthy, partner and litigation practice chair, was named a “Client Service All-Star” by BTI Consulting Group. To be included on this list, a top legal decision maker must independently recognize an attorney, without prompt or suggestion.

Northern Light CA Dean Hospital in Greenville was recognized by the National Rural Health Association with a “Top 20 Award for Quality” in the Chartis Center for Rural Health scores for quality.

Gettin’ By, a poverty training program created by Maine-based epidemiologist Linda Riddell, received national accreditation from the Commission for Case Manager Certification, the organization that certifies case managers and disability management specialists.

Joanne Campbell, executive vice president of enterprise risk management and chief risk officer for Camden National Bank, received the “2023 American Bankers Association’s Distinguished Service Award for Risk.”

ERA Dawson Bradford Co. REALTORS in Bangor announced that The Rock Team, consisting of Michelle Weatherbee, Pauline Rock, Kim Meagher Shelley, Angie Allen and Ira Kramer, was one of four nominees for the “Jim Jackson Memorial Service Award for Customer Satisfaction” recognizing the top agent, team or company in all of ERA Real Estate for customer service.

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