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Carol Flint, Executive Director and Mary Jean Inglee President of the Board of Directors of  BROC – Community Action in Southwestern Vermont cut the ribbon at the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony for the new location of BROC – Community Action in Southwestern Vermont.

Dozens of area men have been growing beards throughout the month of November to draw attention to men’s health issues and raise funds for Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center staff gathered recently to recognize and thank Linda Jean Anoe for 45 years of service to MAHHC. Anoe was hired as the Hospital’s Record Librarian on October 16, 1969, responsible for organizing and managing patients’ medical records, and the transcription and coding of all health-related information.

Secretary of State Jim Condos has been selected to serve on the Council of State Governments’ policy committee to review oversees and military voter initiatives. CGS is a national, nonpartisan, non-profit that works within all three branches of government.

Jill Lord, RN, MS, Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Patient Care Services at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC), has been named the Vermont Medical Society’s Citizen of the Year f0r 2014. The award is given annually to a non-physician resident of Vermont who has made significant contributions to the health of Vermonters.

Randolph pediatrician and former president of the American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter, Louis DiNicola, M.D., received the Green Mountain Pediatrician Award on Friday, November 14 at the chapter’s annual meeting in Montpelier. 

Crystal Rock, a leading supplier of Water, Coffee and Commercial Office Products, with 12 locations in the Northeast, welcomes Steven Maestas, Sales Account Executive to its Williston, VT team.

Mansfield Heliflight has announced that Jessica Gingras has joined their company to manage and develop marketing and public affairs efforts. Jessica Gingras brings to the company a wealth of experience and knowledge of the Vermont business industry, having spent the last four years as the lobbyist and government affairs program manager for the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Carol Dickson, faculty member in Environmental Humanities at Sterling College, has been appointed the Dean of Academics effective December 2014. She has been serving as the interim Dean of Academics since August 2014.

GeoDesign Inc. announced the promotion of Shawn P. Kelley, Ph.D., P.E. to senior associate. Kelley, a firm shareholder, will continue to provide project management and develop and serve new clients based in the Windsor, VT office.

Dr. Chip Chiappinelli, a pediatrician with Mousetrap Pediatrics, was honored with the fourth annual Deogracias “Deo” P. Esguerra, MD Service Award at Northwestern Medical Center’s Medical Staff Appreciation Dinner held November 21, 2014.

Grafton Village Cheese announces the appointment of Joseph Green as cheesemonger. Grafton Cheese produces award-winning aged Vermont cheddar and specialty cheeses and is a mission-driven business of the nonprofit Windham Foundation.