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There are some new faces at the Vermont Arts Council. Executive Director Alex Aldrich is pleased to announce the hiring of Zon Eastes as Outreach and Advancement Manager and Rachel Feldman as Web and Communications Manager.

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Board of Directors last week elected Anthony C. Wood as Chair Designate. Wood will become Chair at October’s annual meeting, succeeding Wayne Granquist, who has held the chairmanship for 17 years and who will remain as an active member of the Board.

Burlington City Arts is pleased to announce DJ Hellerman as the new BCA Center Curator. DJ replaces outgoing Curator Chris Thompson beginning August 1st, 2012.

St Michael’s has named Kate (Powers) Floyd, 2006 graduate of Saint Michael’s College, as assistant director of MOVE, the college’s volunteer service organization. Ms. Floyd was, from 2010 to the present, Social Service Program Coordinator & Educator for Transitional Services for Youth and Families, in Burlington.

PayData Payroll Services, Inc., a locally owned and operated Vermont company, is pleased to announce the arrival of Jaime Trahan. Jaime is our newest Client Service Representative assigned to the batch clients. Jaime brings several years of customer service experience. Prior to joining the team at PayData, Jaime previously worked for Hickok & Boardman, Inc. as a Junior Accountant.

The University of Vermont College of Medicine, the University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences ,and Fletcher Allen Health Care have announced the appointment of Ted James, M.D., associate professor of surgery and attending oncology surgeon, as director of clinical simulation for the Clinical Simulation Laboratory, effective July 1, 2012.

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce announces the appointment of Julie McDonough as Program Coordinator for the new Chamber PreferredTM program, an innovative benefit marketplace providing employers with savings and customized benefits options for their employees.

Experienced certified nurse-midwife Ellen McAndrew has joined Gifford Ob/Gyn and Midwifery in Randolph and the Twin River Health Center in White River Junction.
A certified nurse-midwife since 1988, McAndrew has also worked as a registered nurse and a nurse practitioner caring for women.

Anesthesiologist Dr. Nazek Shabayek has joined Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, providing medical evaluation and anesthesia for pain management to patients during their surgical experience.
A native of Egypt, Dr. Shabayek has practiced for the last 25 years in Tennessee and previously worked in Connecticut.

Chelsea Ingram, a 23-year-old from Saint Johnsbury, has been chosen as the new Miss Vermont 2012. Held at the South Burlington High School Performing Arts Center, the Miss Vermont Scholarship Competition featured ten contestants from around the state.

KeyBank has hired Jeffrey Ciochetto as vice president senior business banking officer covering the State of Vermont. He is responsible for overseeing the development of new and existing relationships with business customers, consulting with business owners to identify banking needs and working with business banking officers and branch staff to provide quality customer service.