Faces & Places

June 2017

Correction: Meghan Yandow, ACT, a certified athletic trainer, has joined PT360. Yandow has been working with athletes at St. Michael’s College and Rice Memorial High School. She is assistant athletic trainer for the Vermont Bucks indoor football team.

Amey Ryan, the principal of IPJ Real Estate, announced its move to a new location at 34 Main St., Middlebury, a few doors from its previous space. The new office provides work space for each of the agency’s four active Realtors, the licensed agent assistant, and office manager, plus private meeting space.

Spectrum Youth & Family Services hired Mike Cioffi as general manager of its new social enterprise, a car-detailing business, and Justin Verette, who will be the youth coordinator for it.

Pride Center of Vermont announced that Susan L. Hartman was named executive director. Hartman has 30 years of nonprofit leadership experience, most recently as executive director of The Art Experience Inc. in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

City Market announced the addition of four members to its leadership team. Kim Nolan, director of human resources, was the founder and executive director of The Dignity Foundation. Tim George, director of finance, was chief financial officer with Hampton Direct Inc. Lynn Ellen Schimoler, City Market’s assistant director of operations, was named director of purchasing and merchandising, a new position. Eric Pierce, director of operations, retail, was a senior manager at Questech Corp. in Rutland.

VHB hired Erik Urch as a senior environmental scientist in its South Burlington office. Urch has over 20 years’ experience managing state and federally funded brownfield projects. Michael Willard, LEED AP, ALSA, joined the firm as a senior landscape architect in the South Burlington office. He has 20 years’ experience on projects across New England.

Helena Van Voorst joined the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum as director of development. Van Voorst first joined the museum as director of development in 2006, but after her daughter was born, accepted a part-time position managing grants for the Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community.

The Stern Center for Language and Learning hired Ben Williams as a professional learning provider. Williams has 10 years of specialization in trauma informed practices.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger and BTV Ignite partners announced the appointment of Dennis Moynihan as executive director of BTV Ignite. He will succeed Mike Schirling, who was selected by Gov. Phil Scott to serve as secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development. Moynihan was London Node director for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s digital team.

The board of directors of the Vermont Rail Action Network appointed Larry Lewack executive director. He has 18 years’ experience as a program manager and direct service provider in nonprofit human services in Vermont.

The Vermont Foodbank promoted Nicole Whalen to the position of director of communications and public affairs. Whalen joined the team in 2014 and was most recently marketing and promotions manager.

Gallagher, Flynn & Co. announced that Krysta E.M. Sadowski joined the firm as senior manager of its human resources consulting division. The South Burlington native was director of strategic partnerships for a Boston start-up.

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility announced the addition of four part-time staff members. Larissa Del Rosso Rayher, a recent intern for VBSR, was named program assistant. Laura Arnesen, Toby Aronson, and Beth Marr joined the 2017 Local First Vermont sales team. Arnesen has 20 years’ experience with fundraising and marketing in Vermont; Aronson has experience in public relations and digital marketing and communications; and as co-owner of Almost Home Cafe and Catering, Marr has experience in managing sales and events.

Nick Hinge was promoted to director of client technology at NPI Technology Management. Hinge has been with NPI for over 10 years.

Facey Goss & McPhee PC has added M. Kate Thomas to its staff of attorneys. Thomas has served the Rutland area as a general practice attorney, most recently as a Vermont Defender General contract attorney in the Juvenile Division.

Kevin McCaffery, P.E., joined Stone Environmental’s water resources management group as senior civil engineer. He has over 15 years’ experience with environmental consulting and engineering firms.

David S. Silverman, president and chief executive officer of Union Bank, announced that the board of directors of Union Bankshares Inc. appointed Nancy C. Putnam to the board of directors of Union Bank. Putnam, a CPA, recently retired from Marckres Norder & Co.

Hagan Associates hired Paul Detzer as an account coordinator. Detzer most recently worked at Meredith Corp. as a production assistant.

HANDS (Helping and Nurturing Diverse Seniors) announced that Jon Crystal joined its board as treasurer. Crystal has long experience in the nonprofit sector.

The Vermont Retail & Grocers Association named Erin Sigrist president of the organization, succeeding Jim Harrison, who is now a state legislator. Sigrist joined the organization as vice president in June 2015, having worked in legislative and regulatory affairs and public relations at Downs Rachlin Martin.

Alison Lyndes Calderara, M.Ed., was named chief executive officer of the Community Health Centers of Burlington. Calderara has more than two decades of experience in the federally qualified health center system. She was the organization’s vice president of community and grants.

Tiffany Renaud, D.C., announced the expansion of Living Well’s professional services with the addition of Gerhild Bjornson, Ph.D., M.D., an internist with over 30 years’ experience in general medicine and oncology, and Nina Meledandri, N.D., LAc, a naturopath with over 16 years of experience. With the inclusion of these new therapy offerings, the practice has received a new business name: Living Well Center for Integrative Health. Living Well continues to offer chiropractic care, massage, and physical and aquatic therapy.

Howard Center hired Sarah Paxman-Bean as director of accounting. Tonya Mason was appointed director of child and family services for developmental services, and Tracy Schneider was named associate director of adult services for developmental services.

Bread Loaf Corp. promoted Dakota Stender, LEED Green Associate, to project manager. Stender joined the firm in 2015 as a project engineer. Karen Oakman, LEED, P.E., joined the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing department as a manager.

The KidSafe Collaborative announced that Tina Brimo, MA, joined the team as administrative and events coordinator. Lisa Simon was transitioned to development and program coordinator.

Angela E. Batista, Ed.D., was named special advisor to the president for diversity and inclusion at Champlain College. She returns to Champlain, where she was the college’s inaugural diversity and inclusion senior director from 2007 to 2010. She has worked in various colleges and universities across the country, including The University of Vermont.

Danielle Lindley-Mitchell was chosen director of the Children, Youth, and Family Services Division at Northwestern Counseling & Support Services. She succeeds Todd Bauman, who was named executive officer of the organization. Both will shift into their roles July 1. Lindley-Mitchell was manager of the organization’s Parent Child Center program.

TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design announced that Julie Bellino was hired as marketing coordinator. She was with Renewable Energy Vermont, and most recently human resources coordinator for a Boston advertising agency.

C2 (Competitive Computing) announced the promotion of Bruce Thomas to vice president of finance and operations. He joined the company in 1999 and has served as IT manager and operations manager.

Capstone Community Action hired Colleen Lafont as chief financial officer. Lafont has worked at Capstone for 27 years, serving as controller and grants and contracts accountant.

The College of St. Joseph board of trustees voted to retain Lawrence Jensen as its sixth president. Jensen has served as interim for nearly a year, following the departure of Richard Lloyd, who left to become president of Bryan College of Health Sciences in Lincoln, Nebraska. Jensen was president of the College of St. Joseph board.

Bowl New England announced the addition of Travis Counter as restaurant manager at its City Sports Grille. Counter was food-service director for a Texas company. Tom Carl was named assistant general manager of Spare Time Colchester.

Robert M. Terry was appointed executive director of the Merck Forest & Farmland Center in Rupert by its board of directors. He succeeds Tom Ward, who is retiring. Terry was vice president of national programs at the Student Conservation Association of Arlington, Virginia.

Vermont Federal Credit Union promoted Nicole Callahan to manager of the Burlington branch. Callahan has worked at Vermont Federal since 2014, most recently as branch supervisor.

Jake Claro was named director of Vermont Farm to Plate. He was the organization’s network manager, and worked closely with Erica Campbell, who transitioned into an agriculture outreach role with Sen. Bernie Sanders in February. Sarah Danly was hired as network manager. She was with the Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems. •

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