Faces & Places

July 2017

VT Web Marketing announced that John Walsh joined the company to develop its portfolio of regional and national accounts. He was marketing coordinator at the Stowe Area Association.

Debbie Eastman transitioned from employee to owner at PT360’s Burlington office. She has 25 years of administrative and management experience and is the office administrator. Becky Street, DPT, and Heather Chernyshov became owners at the Shelburne location. Street is co-director of FunFitness with Special Olympics Vermont. Chernyshov is certified in massage and bodywork.

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility announced that Samantha Sheehan was hired as manager of its Local First Vermont program. Sheehan is the owner of Valley.Works Co-Working Space in Waitsfield and is a freelance designer and social media marketer.

Andrea Tieso was named multifamily management officer at the Vermont Housing Finance Agency. She was a compliance specialist with Summit Property Management.

The Vermont Land Trust announced that Gil Livingston, its president for the last 10 years, will leave at the end of this year. He joined the land trust in 1991, having worked in private practice as an attorney focused on municipal and environmental law. He expects to continue his work in the national conservation arena.

Peter Mazurak joined Trudell Consulting Engineers: TCE as a project engineer and manager. He has over 20 years of civil engineering and project management experience, and works from the St. Albans office.

Vermont Mutual Insurance Group announced the retirement, after more than 30 years of service on its board of directors and the directors advisory committee, of J. Timothy Ide, retired president of E.T. & H.K. Ide Inc. of St. Johnsbury. Elected to the board were Daniel C. Bridge, chairman, president, and chief executive officer; Mark J. McDonnell, executive vice president and chief operating officer; Richard N. Bland, vice president, general counsel, and secretary; and Susan L. Chicoine, vice president human resources.

The Community Health Centers of Burlington announced three appointments to leadership positions. David Simmons, chief financial officer, joined CHCB as finance director in 2002. Peter Gunther, M.D., was appointed chief medical officer. Gunther is a founding member of the GoodHEALTH Internal Medicine practice. Angela Wells, named chief operating officer, was director of professional revenue before joining CHCB as associate vice president of revenue and practice management.

Shane Jacobson was named president and CEO of The University of Vermont Foundation. Jacobson led the efforts to create the foundation’s operational infrastructure as the organization’s first employee before its formal launch in 2012. He was later appointed vice president, development, before leaving for Grinnell College in 2014.

Kim Roy was promoted to director of multi­family asset management and compliance at Vermont Housing Finance Agency. Roy has been with the agency since 1989, most recently as assistant director of multifamily programs. She succeeds the recently retired Sam Falzone.

Talon RPO, formerly known as Talon Recruitment, added Michelle Rawls to its talent acquisition team. Rawls was a district manager with Kelly Services.

Mike Mainer joined DuBois & King as civil/environmental engineer. Mainer has six years’ professional experience and works in the Brandon office.

Burlington City Arts hired Andrew Desforges as art director. The Vermont native recently returned to the state after a decade of work developing print and Web designs for various institutions. Andrew Krebbs was named communication director at Burlington City Arts. He was with the Birmingham, Alabama, Botanical Gardens.

Mehran Assadi was elected chair of the board of National Life. He has served as president and CEO of the company since 2009 and will retain those titles. Assadi succeeds Thomas H. MacLeay, a former president and CEO, who has served as chair since 2002. MacLeay will remain on the board as the lead director.

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps announced the addition of two members to its board of trustees. Anne Adler practiced securities law for 15 years. Ben Eastman is assistant professor of anthropology at The University of Vermont.

Joyce Cellars was appointed director of advancement at the Curtis Fund, Vermont’s oldest scholarship program. Cellars’s experience at nonprofits in California and Vermont is in donor relations, marketing and communications, community engagement, public relations, and administration.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announced that Bob Rusten, the city’s chief administrative officer, will leave the position in September. Rusten has served in City Hall since 2013, and conversations are underway about a part-time role for him to include work on collective bargaining issues and other special projects. Neale Lunderville, general manager of the Burlington Electric Department, will lead the search process for Rusten’s replacement.

Lisa DeNatale, president and CEO of Special Olympics Vermont, announced that she will retire, effective Dec. 1. DeNatale joined the board of directors in 2010 after having volunteered with the ski team. She was hired to lead the statewide nonprofit in 2011 following her retirement from Ben & Jerry’s Homemade.

Following a national search, Anna T. Noonan, BSN, MS, RN, was appointed president and chief operating officer for The University of Vermont Health Network–Central Vermont Medical Center. Since 2004, Noonan has served as vice president of the Jeffords Institute for Quality and Operational Effectiveness at the UVMMC in Burlington, and concurrently as vice president of quality management for CVMC since 2012.

Aida Volpone, CPA, joined Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs as a supervisor specializing in nonprofit accounting, auditing, and tax. Volpone was director of finance for a national nonprofit venture philanthropy fund.

Hanson & Doremus Investment Management announced that Sven Eklof is now a partner in the firm. He has been with the firm for 10 years and is in charge of operations, compliance, and trading.

Mount Family Group Ltd. promoted Keisha Pollard, CSP, from personnel supervisor to branch manager of its Barre Westaff location. Pollard joined the company in 2015.

John J. Neuhauser, president of St. Michael’s College, announced plans to leave the college in June 2018. He was named president of the college in 2007. A search committee has been formed to conduct a national search with the help of the firm AGB Search.

Robyn A. Masi returned to Union Bank as vice president/residential and consumer loan officer in the Morrisville main office. She worked for the bank from 1992 to 2014 before leaving for western New York. The bank announced other newly named officers. In Morrisville: Danika E. Barry, credit administrative officer-credit analyst II; Lisa M. Patch, commercial loan administrative officer; Mira M. Rainville, mortgage underwriting officer; and Carol V. Stone, assistant vice president. Barre/Stowe: Chandra L. Pollard, mortgage loan officer. Promoted officers, Morrisville: Stacey L.B. Chase, vice president; Ronald C. Dion, vice president-security officer; Jessica L. Miller, assistant vice president; Carrie W. Tallman assistant vice president. Also Melynda J. Miller, assistant vice president, St. Johnsbury, and Melyssa S. Whitcomb vice president-branch manager, Lyndonville.

Christopher C. Shaddock Jr. was named director of business development for the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce. Shaddock has over 40 years’ experience in service, sales, and marketing in the health and fitness industry and 10 years of sales leadership in resort development.

The Automaster announced that Reid Contois was appointed delivery specialist for its Honda franchise. He succeeds Dan Caffrey, who was promoted to the position of sales. Contois is a former automotive technician.

Gov. Phil Scott appointed Kevin Mullin chair and Maureen Usifer member of the Green Mountain Care Board. Mullin is a small-business owner and a Vermont state senator. Usifer has over 30 years of financial management and leadership experience, most recently as CFO at Seventh Generation.

The Vermont Community Foundation announced that Liz Gamache, Chelsea Bardot Lewis, and Kevin Wiberg joined the organization’s grants and community investments department. Gamache, named vice president for grants and community investments, was director of Efficiency Vermont at Vermont Energy Investment Corp. She is also currently serving a third term as mayor of St. Albans. Lewis, senior philanthropic advisor, was with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture. Wiberg, philanthropic advisor for community engagement, was with Housing Vermont.

The Champlain Valley Area Health Education Center recognized local leaders with $2,500 scholarships in their name to support students in the 2018 MedQuest Health Careers Exploration Program: Edward Borrazzo, M.D.; Michael Corrigan, M.D.; Patricia Donehower, RN, MSN; Mary Hartman; Nancy LaVarnway, M.Ed.; and Mildred Reardon, M.D.

Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum appointed Lorrie Byrom of Camp Betsey Cox for Girls; Francesca Bove, an attorney at Ryan Smith & Carbine Ltd.; Paul Gallo, a commercial painting contractor; and Tricia Huebner, co-owner of Phoenix Books in Rutland, to its board of directors.

The board of directors of ANEW Place appointed Kevin Pounds executive director. Pounds has served in church leadership and pastor roles for the last 25 years and founded two nonprofit organizations. He replaces Valerie Brosseau.

Paul Frank + Collins announced that attorneys Thomas R. Melloni, Shane W. McCormack, and G. Russ McCracken joined the firm’s business services, commercial, finance, and municipal + public finance teams. The attorneys came from the former Burak Anderson & Melloni firm.

Rene Thibault was named public relations and communications specialist for the New England Dairy Promotion Board. He has a background in broadcast journalism and communications, and was with WFFF/WVNY-Local 22/Local 44 News.

Dinse, Knapp & MacAndrew announced that Daniel R. Sharpe joined the firm as Of Counsel. Sharpe will work with the employment practice group.

Keller Williams Realty Vermont announced that Cindy Griesse joined the firm as CEO/team leader. Griesse has been licensed in Ohio and Florida and has been with Keller Williams since 2004. She comes to Vermont from Marco Island, Florida.

Karen Glitman was named director of Efficiency Vermont, leaving her current role as director of strategy, policy, and public affairs for Vermont Energy Investment Corp. (VEIC). Glitman joined VEIC in 2011 as its founding director of transportation efficiency.

For the third consecutive year, Kinney Pike Insurance received the E&O Plus Quality Management Award, presented to insurance agencies demonstrating outstanding devotion to quality management in serving clients and a commitment to excellence in the area of Errors & Omissions prevention and mitigation.

Tom Dalton was appointed executive director of Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform. He replaces Suzy Wizowaty, the organization’s founder. Dalton was program director of Safe Recovery at Howard Center. •

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