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Attorney Timothy S Sampson of Charlotte has been named a director of the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. Sampson was elected at the firm’s annual meeting in December and became a director on Jan 1.

A native Vermonter, Lisa lives in Lincoln with her husband. Lisa says it is a great feeling to help others achieve their Real Estate dreams whether it be buying their first home, selling their home, or investing in property. She listens to her clients wants and needs, is very detail oriented and strives to help her clients have a successful and positive experience.

Environmentalists are nervous about climate change protections being rolled back under the incoming United States administration. However, Pavel Cenkl, Associate Dean of Academics at Sterling College in Vermont, will be expressly addressing climate change deniers as he sets out this August to attempt a record-setting 12-day, 500-mile solo run across Scandinavia.

DuBois & King consulting engineers announced that Loren Wehmeyer, PhD, PE, has joined the firm as Team Leader of the Water Resources Department.

Lisa Eaton has joined Grace Cottage as Chief Nursing Officer, replacing Jeanne Fortier, who retired and moved to Cape Cod.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Board of Trustees elected a new member and appointed a new member to D-H’s Board of Governors during the Board’s meeting on December 2, 2016.

Inntopia is proud to announce that Robin Carey assumed the new position of Accounting Manager and will report to Trisha Buyer. Robin is no stranger to working for Northstar Travel Group, the majority shareholder of Inntopia. Prior to Inntopia, she lived and worked in Sherman, CT, as a Manager in Clients Services for Phocuswright, an operating subsidiary of Northstar Travel Group.

White + Burke is proud to announce that Stephanie T Hainley became a CCIM in October 2016. She is the fourth person and first woman to earn this designation in the State of Vermont. A CCIM is a commercial real estate professional with specific training in financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis, and negotiation.

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, has named Rick O Nold as Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager in Commercial Banking, based in Burlington, Vt.

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, has promoted David W Seaver to Small Business Relationship Manager in Commercial Banking, based in Burlington, Vt. Seaver will manage and grow an existing commercial portfolio of more than 125 relationships, providing a range of lending and deposit services to small and mid-sized companies across Northern Vermont.

Kohn Rath Danon & Lynch, LLP is pleased to announce that Robert W Scharf, working with the law firm since 2014, has become a partner in the firm effective January 1, 2017. The firm will now operate as Kohn Rath Danon Lynch & Scharf, LLP from its offices located in Hinesburg Village. Prior to his legal career, Robert worked for over 15 years in international organizations

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Patricia “Patty” O’Donnell has been elected as Chairperson of the Board of Directors. Ms O’Donnell has served in various capacities on the Board, including several committees such as Quality, Planning, Joint Conference, and Board Executive.  She represented the towns of Vernon and Guilford as a State Representative from 1998 to 2010.