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The Vermont Community Foundation and the organizing committee for the Con Hogan Award for Creative, Entrepreneurial, Community Leadership are pleased to announce that Holly Morehouse, Executive Director of Vermont Afterschool, Inc, will be honored with this year’s award.

On December 1, 2017, the statewide nonprofit conservation organization, the Vermont Land Trust (VLT), will have a new President. Nick Richardson, most recently Vice President for Finance and Enterprise at VLT, will take the helm. Nick has been at VLT for more than five years and is recognized by the organization, partners and members for his creativity, hard work and passion for Vermont.

Two veteran radio broadcasters will join Vermont’s first female television news director in this year’s Vermont Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame class. Radio Vermont’s Tom Beardsley, Catamount Radio’s Brian Collamore and WCAX-TV’s Judy Simpson will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet December 2 at the Hilton Burlington.

Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) is pleased to announce that pediatricians Dr Michael Kilcullen and Dr Patricia Staley of Ottauquechee Health Center (OHC) in Woodstock, Vermont will be recognized at a special event on the playground of the Woodstock Elementary School on Saturday, October 7 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM.

The Emergency Department at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) is pleased to welcome Trevor Neal, MD. With this appointment, Neal also joins the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Medical Group.

Copley Hospital President & CEO Art Mathisen today announced the promotion of Vera Jones to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Jones has served as the hospital’s Vice President of Operations for the past 16 months. As COO, Jones is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the hospital.

Mary Anne Sheahan, Education and Leadership Director for the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, has been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to study education attainment and workforce development along with 20 other chamber of commerce professionals from communities throughout the United States.

Yesterday the Vermont Foodbank’s Board of Directors unanimously voted in Liz Ruffa as a new member, to serve a three year term. A resident of East Dorset, Vermont, Liz Ruffa has dedicated her career to building networks that support community and economic development.

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, an award that celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America, announces its 2017 winners.

Autumn Harp, Inc, contract manufacturer of cosmetics and skin care, today announced the promotion of Hillary Burrows to Chief Operating Officer (COO).  In this role, she will oversee new business development as well as finance, HR, and IT functions for the company.

PT360 announces new ownership at its Williston location. PT360 is the first and only employee-owned physical therapy co-op in the US, and is excited to celebrate National Employee Ownership Month this October. Laura Clark, PT, FCE, has transitioned from employee to owner at the Williston office.

The Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont has announced the appointment of Adam Atherly, PhD, as the College’s first director of health services research and professor of medicine, effective February 1, 2018. Atherly is currently a professor of health systems, management and policy at the Colorado School of Public Health.