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The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) announced today that it has hired Sarah Galbraith as its Farm to Plate Network Assistant. Ms. Galbraith was formerly the Operations Manager for the Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC) which recently merged with Vermont Energy Investment Corporation.

Peter Labombarde, a resident of Bedford, has been named Director of Estate and Gift Planning for the American Cancer Society.

Superintendent Jeanné Collins has announced the appointment of Nikki Fuller, Esq. as Deputy Director of Human Resources and Recruitment & Retention Specialist. Collins anticipates approval by the School Board at its September 11, 2012 meeting with a start date of October 3, 2012.

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, has named Louis F. Maguire as Store Manager of the store located at 58 Bonnet St. in Manchester Center, Vt. An Assistant Vice President, he is responsible for new business development, consumer and business lending, managing personnel and overseeing the day-to-day operations at the store serving customers throughout the region.

The Brattleboro Retreat has announced that Dr. Mark McGee, Dr. John Murphy, Dr. Joseph Smith, and Dr. Kathy Eppel have joined the hospital’s medical staff. These appointments bring to 25 the total number of physicians currently on staff at the Brattleboro Retreat.

Kelley Jordick, community banking division manager at Merchants Bank, announced the appointment of Shannon McDougal as community banking manager of the North Avenue, Burlington office.

Jessica Van Deren, a recruitment and enrollment specialist with extensive marketing experience, joins Vermont Tech today in the key position of Director of Admissions. Van Deren will lead all admissions and recruitment efforts, including planning, developing, and leading an aggressive recruitment strategy that will build upon Vermont Tech’s success at attracting excellent students.

Geriatric Psychiatrist Daniel R. Bateman, MD was recently welcomed to Central Vermont Medical Center’s Family Psychiatry Associates and as a member of the Inpatient Psychiatry Team.

Dr. Laurence Clerfeuille, with a doctorate from the University of Southern California, has been named Assistant Professor of Modern Languages, French, at Saint Michael’s College. Her dissertation, Revolts without Witness, is an examination of revolution in Haitian literature.

National Bank of Middlebury is pleased to announce the appointment of Meaghan McLaughlin as a Community Lender.

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene is pleased to announce that Cherie A. Holmes, MD, recently earned a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Management from the School of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Steve Bottari has joined WCAX as a morning TV anchor and reporter. Bottari will join Molly Smith and Gary Sadowsky weekdays from 5 - 7 a.m. “It’s an honor to be part of the community,” said Bottari. “We will keep the region informed with news, sports and weather and have a little fun as viewers start their day.”