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Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) welcomes Karen Bradley, MD, FACOG to the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN). With the focus on overall wellness for women, Dr. Bradley’s clinical interests and expertise include specialized areas of gynecology and obstetrics for women from adolescence through adulthood.

Saint Michael’s College named Dawn Ellinwood, formerly Dean of Students at Hampshire College, as Vice President for Student Affairs. She began July 23rd at Saint Michael’s, a liberal arts Catholic college located in Burlington, Vt., one of the top-10 college towns in the country.

Dr. Denis Cortese, CEO emeritus of Mayo Clinic, and Laura Landy, president and CEO of the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation, have been appointed to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Board of Trustees, Board Chair Wayne Granquist has announced.

Dr. Louis “Chip” Thayer Merriam recently joined Dr. Ziedins at Berlin General Surgery, a Fletcher Allen Health Care practice located in Building A on the Central Vermont Medical Center campus.

Ann Jones-Weinstock of Middlebury, with over 20 years of high-level fund-raising experience, has been named Saint Michael's College Director of Development. She started at the liberal arts Catholic college of Burlington, Vermont, on July 2.

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.