People in the news

-A A +A

David S Silverman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank is pleased to announce all current directors of Union Bankshares Inc were re-elected, and all directors of Union Bank were re-appointed at the conclusion of the 126th Annual Shareholder Meeting held on May 17, 2017.

Long-time Realtors Ken and Bunny Libby have opened their own real estate firm on Mountain Road in Stowe. Stowe Area Realty offers full-service commercial, residential and investment property brokerage. “Clients can expect the quality advice, industry knowledge and commitment to the Stowe and Northern Vermont area they’ve come to count on us for,” Ken Libby said.

The Burlington Business Association (BBA) announced today that, effective 5/8/2017, Derik Wrightson has joined their team as Special Projects Manager. Derik attended Champlain College and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.

Rebecca (Becky) McClung, RN, MSN, has been appointed Chief Quality Officer at Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice. Becky assumed the role in April. Connie Colman, RN, MEd., who formerly held this position, retired after over 35 years of service to the agency. Becky has over 20 years of experience working in home health care as a Surveyor, Administrator, and Director of Nursing.

CVHHH is honored to welcome award-winning writer and Montpelier resident Katherine Paterson as chair of our annual spring fundraiser. Many of you may recognize Katherine from her much-beloved books, including Bridge to Terabithia and The Great Gilly Hopkins. Many may also know Katherine from her 31 years as a resident of Barre and Montpelier.

Barre native and national quality expert Anna T Noonan, BSN, MS, RN, has been appointed president and chief operating officer for The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC). Following a rigorous national search, she emerged as the successful candidate and will start in the role July 24.

Dr Carlos Alfaraz has joined the Primary Care team at Gifford Health Center at Berlin. Board-certified, he brings 22 years’ experience in family medicine and urgent care. He has a special interest in integrative health, which approaches disease management and medical treatment with a “whole person” focus and incorporates prevention and healthy lifestyle into patient care.

VFCU New Board of Directors

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 over 200 members joined Vermont Federal Credit Union leadership and staff at the DoubleTree in South Burlington to elect the Board of Directors. The meeting began with an Italian buffet and a special presentation on emotional intelligence from guest speaker, David Caruso, PhD, followed by remarks from President and CEO of the Credit Union, Jean Giard and Board Chair, Dou

Special Olympics Vermont President & CEO, Lisa DeNatale has announced she will retire, effective December 1, 2017. For the past six years, DeNatale has led the state-wide non-profit organization that provides inclusive sports training and competition opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

DuBois & King consulting engineers announce that Mike Mainer has joined the firm as civil/environmental engineer. Mike is a graduate of the University of Vermont’s environmental engineering program.

College of St Joseph (CSJ) is pleased to announce that Jody Breault has joined the College as Vice President of Human Resources. Breault has more than 16 years of experience in human resource management in both the private and government sector. Prior to joining CSJ, Breault served as director of human resources for the City of Rutland for nearly seven years.

Castleton is proud to announce that former professors Bob Gershon, John Gillen and Bob Johnson were recently granted the title of Professor of Humanities Emeritus by the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees. Professor Emeritus status is the highest academic rank, awarded to select faculty members after long and distinguished service to the University and its students.