Faces & Places

October 2018

Ski Vermont hired Adam White as director of communications. White spent the last 12 years covering skiing and snowboarding in Vermont for local and national newspapers, magazines, and online publications. White succeeds Sarah Wojcik, who departed in May to become associate editor and new business director at Ski Area Management magazine.

Northfield Savings Bank announced several organizational changes. The following serve in central Vermont: Deb Kerin, a 40-year NSB veteran, was appointed vice president of community banking; Ava Whitcomb, a 19-year veteran with the bank, transitioned to the role of mortgage originator; and Stephanie MacAskill, with 24 years of experience, was hired as online banking and customer support services manager. The following serve in Chittenden County: Kathy LaCross, one of the bank’s first employees during its Chittenden County expansion, transitioned to vice president-commercial services; Chris Jarvis, with NSB since 2016, was appointed vice president-community banking; and Nubia Fuller, a 24-year veteran of NSB, transitioned to the role of mortgage banking officer for Chittenden County working from the Montpelier branch.

Attorney Jeremy Carter joined Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC and will practice in the business law group in the Burlington office. He has experience at two other Vermont law firms and the Chittenden County Public Defenders Office as an associate, law school summer associate, and intern.

The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region received four awards from the New England Society for Healthcare Communications: Gold Lamplighter awards, in the Image and Branding and Advertising categories; a Silver Lamplighter Awards in the Publications category; and an Award of Excellence in the Special Purpose Publications category.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announced that Susan Leonard, human resources director, has resigned her position after nine years of service. Leonard has been on family and medical leave due to the illness of her father since July. The mayor appointed Stephanie Reid, a six-year veteran of the department, to serve as acting director and will conduct a national search for Leonard’s replacement.

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility recognized Jen Kimmich, co-founder and CEO of The Alchemist, with its Terry Ehrich Award for Excellence in Socially Responsible Business, honoring the late owner of Hemmings Motor News and a founding member of VBSR board of directors. The organization’s Innovation and Inspiration Award was given to Julie Lineberger and Joseph Cincotta, founders of LineSync Architecture and Wheel Pad L3C, which keeps families together in times of transition. Theresa Snow, founder of the nonprofit Salvation Farms, received the Young Changemaker Award for work reducing food waste and bringing local produce to food-insecure communities and institutions like prisons and colleges.

Home Care Assistance of Greater Burlington hired Bernadette Thompson as an associate client care manager. Thompson has 15 years’ experience working with at-risk adolescents and worked in a school-based alternative program.

Mohamed Basha, founder and CEO of TLC Nursing Associates and a board-certified geriatric care manager, was named to the Cathedral Square Corp. board of directors.

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity announced the election of two members to its board of directors: Tim Aube, senior manager at Gallagher, Flynn & Co. LLP, and Alison Wells, associate estate planning attorney at Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC.

Hergenrother Realty Group promoted Alie Livengood to director of agent services. Livengood joined the group three years ago. Lauren Rathgeb was named executive assistant to Matthew Bex, the CEO. Rathgeb has a background in sales.

ReArch Co. announced the hiring of Benjamin Roll as senior project manager and Tammy Alderman-Reen as accounts payable specialist and compliance officer. Roll was with PCL Construction. Alderman-Reen was an accountant clerk for an environmentally focused company.

Montpelier area author Chelsea Catherine won the 2017 Clay Reynolds novella competition, hosted by Sam Houston State University in Texas. Her winning entry, Blindsided, was published in September. •

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