People In The News
Bill Young, Executive Director of Maple Leaf Farm is pleased to announce the hiring of Adele Nicols as an Addictions Treatment Counselor. Adele recently graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the Union Institute and University in Brattleboro, VT. She spent 10 years in the field of special education and has 13 years experience as an independent advocate/consultant for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
The Addison County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Clear Connection Chiropractic to Middlebury. Elizabeth Davidson, DC, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 15th at her business located at 91 Court Street, Middlebury.
Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs, a full service public accounting firm, has announced the promotion of Matthew Cleare to Senior Accountant. Matthew works with a variety of clients providing tax, audit, and consulting services.
Cleare joined the company as Staff Accountant. He received his Bachelors Degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting from Champlain College and is currently sitting for the final section of the CPA exam. He is also the President of the Board of Directors for the Turning Point Center in Burlington.
Copley Hospital welcomes Valerie Koczara, RN, as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). “We are fortunate to have such a highly qualified and experienced person join our staff,” said Copley Hospital President Mel Patashnick. “Valerie met with administration, nurse and clinical leaders in addition to nursing and clinical staff during our interview process and all were enthusiastic about her joining our team.”
UVM ROTC Cadet Christian Ruf, a senior majoring in natural resource management, posted the fastest time among all Cadets nationwide in the 2-mile run during the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). Fellow Cadet Bradley Patnaude posted the top overall score among 500 cadets based on his performance in the 2-mile run and number of push-ups and sit-ups.
The inaugural 2010 "Spirit" award was presented to WIRY Radio's very own, Bob Pooler, in front of a packed Mayor's Cup crowd. Possessing a positive and caring community “spirit," Bob consistently portrays a “Community Does Matter” attitude - in his own unassuming way - every day.
Dorothy Hay Brokerage in South Hero, a Vermont Real Estate Agency, has announced that John Robert Sullivan has joined them as an Exclusive Buyer Agent for Vermont Real Estate A Native Vermonter, Sullivan earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and has returned to Burlington after spending the last 25 years in Arizona in the Custom Swimming Pool business.
Thomas N. Pelletier, President and CEO of Northfield Savings Bank is pleased to announce Charles Haynes was elected to serve as Chair, and Anne Gould as Vice Chair of the Northfield Mutual Holding Company Board of Trustees.
Attorney Danielle L. Pennetta has joined the Litigation Practice Group at the northern New England law firm of Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, where she will practice “of counsel.”Pennetta will also assist the firm’s Energy and Telecommunications Group, and she will be based in DRM’s Burlington office.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) President and CEO, Don George and BCBSVT's employees were recently honored with the 2010 Leadership and Activist Award for their contributions to the annual Alzheimer's Memory Walk. During the award ceremony, State Senator Randolph D. Brock, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Vermont Alzheimer's Association presented Mr. George with the award, which he accepted on behalf of BCBSVT and its employees.