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Certified Project Management Professional® and Productivity Trainer Catherine Matosky ( has been chosen to present at the National Association of Professional Organizers' annual conference in Ohio this spring. Over 1000 conference attendees are expected.

Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP (GFC) is pleased to announce that Keith R. Phelan, CPA has accepted the position of Senior Accountant in the firm’s Tax Practice. Keith received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and his Masters of Business Administration from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.

Blanche Podhajski, Ph.D., President and Founder of the Stern Center for Language and Learning, is pleased to announce that Katie D. Halsey, of Shelburne, has joined the Board of Directors. Ms. Halsey, a personal trainer with over a decade experience serving community boards joined the Stern Center for Language and Learning in January. In addition to the Board of Directors Ms.

The Burlington law firm of Paul Frank + Collins P.C. announced that its litigation group has expanded and hired Cathy Foutz as a senior paralegal. Foutz is a graduate of the University of Vermont and The Institute for Paralegal Training in Philadelphia, PA. Foutz has worked as a litigation paralegal for over 30 years at law firms in Washington D.C., Boston, MA and Burlington.

Burlington attorneys David J. Sylvester and William J. Dodge, directors at Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, have assumed new leadership positions within the firm: Sylvester as chair of the Business Law Practice Group and Dodge as recruiting director. The announcement was made recently by the firm’s managing partner, Paul H. Ode, Jr.

Walsh & Monaghan, LLP announces Annie Dwight as a new associate to its law firm. Ms. Dwights practice will concentrate on environmental and land use law, in addition to general litigation.

Dr. Mark Novotny, interim vice president for SVMC Medical Group at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

Richard Feeley, President of Coburn & Feeley Property Management, Inc. of Burlington, recently announced that Theresa Heinrich has re-joined Coburn & Feeley as a part time Assistant Property Manager. Heinrich, who previously managed the Taft Farm Senior Living Community for Coburn & Feeley, will provide administrative support at  properties managed by C&F.

Kinney Pike Insurance, a leading independent insurance agency in Vermont, announced its top producers for 2009, recognized for producing the most new business in both the commercial and personal insurance lines of business. Stephanie Cass has been honored with the 2009 Barwood Sales Achievement Award for personal lines insurance.

DuBois & King, Inc., consulting engineers announced that William H. Baumann, Jr., P.E., has been selected by a jury of peers from Vermont’s engineering societies as the 2010 Vermont Engineer of the Year. As part of Engineers Week, Governor Jim Douglas will present the award to Mr. Baumann at the State House on Tuesday, February 16. Mr.

U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, has announced that Maggie Burke, a program coordinator for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, is one of six coaches and program leaders selected to attend the 2010 Paralympic Experience Vancouver, March 10-17, 2010, in Vancouver, Canada.

The Executive Director of United Way of Chittenden County recently announced the appointment of Susan Pelkey Smith of Shelburne to the position of Director of Finance and Operations for the organization.