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MENTOR Vermont has appointed three new members — Andrea Haddad, principal at Ernst & Young; Beth Vanderputten Perlongo, chief of staff and strategy at Redstone; and Joshua Jarvis, a 12-year veteran of the finance industry — to its board of directors.

Scholarship recipient, holding check, is flanked by two ReArch employees

ReArch Company has awarded a $5,000 scholarship to Winooski School District graduate Kaleb Roucoulet, who plans to enroll at the Advanced Welding Institute in South Burlington.

Bennington College announced the appointment of nine new faculty members for the 2022-23 school year. These include neurodiverse activists and change-makers, multiple trans scholars, women in traditionally underrepresented fields and two former Bennington College students, among others.

Denise Bailey

Burlington School District has named Denise Bailey executive director of human resources and promoted Sarah Gould and Antony Dennis to vice principal for the 2022-23 school year.

Five employees promoted to senior vice president


Five long-time employees of Community National Bank — Justin Bourgeois, Jennifer Daigle, Beth Morin, Kelly Paul and Kimico Perry — have been promoted to senior vice president for their demonstrated commitment to the bank, its customers and its employees, President and CEO Kathy Austin announced.

Brenda Torpy

Former Champlain Housing Trust CEO Brenda Torpy, former Vermont Housing Finance Agency Executive Director Sarah Carpenter and NOTCH Executive Director Pam Parsons will be honored by the Vermont Council on Rural Development at the organization's 2022 Vermont Community Leadership Summit Aug 10 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph.

Kathy Underwood

Ledyard National Bank CEO Kathy Underwood was recently elected to the board of directors of Florida-based TCM Bank, a subsidiary of ICBA Bancard.

Anne Farley

Anne Farley of Wolcott has joined the social-service nonprofit HomeShare Vermont as a case manager. In this role, Farley will work to match people looking for a place to live with homeowners in Lamoille, Orange and Washington counties who are seeking a housemate to provide some rental income and/or help around the house.

Brigid Meehan-Brese

Gifford Health Care recently welcomed Brigid Meehan-Brese to its team of primary-care providers. Meehan-Brese, who comes to Gifford after spending nearly four years at Springfield Hospital in Vermont, will be seeing patients at Gifford’s Rochester Health Center.

Vermont Leadership Institute graduates gather for class photo in lush field

The Snelling Center for Government celebrated the graduation of the following students of the Vermont Leadership Institute at ceremonies at Basin Harbor in Vergennes in early June:

Richard Marantz

The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, one of the state’s largest providers of skilled home health and hospice services, recognized hospice nurse Richard Marantz and executive assistant Sharon Cseh as clinical and nonclinical employees of the quarter, respectively.

Ayeshah Raftery

Ayeshah Raftery of Colchester and Charlie Dayton of Burlington have joined the donor relations team at United Way of Northwest Vermont.

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