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Recently, Jon and Pam Baker of Roswell, GA, celebrated a moment they were not sure would ever come. Their sons, Gavin and Jake Baker took their first dose of Orkambi, a drug recently approved by the FDA to help control their cystic fibrosis. At this “First Dose Party,” the Bakers were surrounded by hundreds of family and friends that helped make this special drug possible.

After 20 years at Audubon, Jim Shallow has decided to start a new chapter in his career. Jim will become the Director of Strategic Conservation Initiatives at the Vermont chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Jim came to Audubon to open the Vermont State Office 1997 and worked to create an alliance with the Green Mountain Audubon Society.

“Jim’s decades of experience in construction and biotechnology make him an ideal person to cultivate and strengthen our relationships with companies and governments in the water treatment sectors,” said Scott Fine, President of Fab-Tech. DeAngelis has nearly 30 years of experience in the heavy construction and biotechnology industries.

Rep Peter Welch (D-VT) announced on Monday the winner of the 37th Annual Congressional Art Competition at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier.

David S Silverman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank is pleased to announce all current directors of Union Bankshares Inc. were re-elected, and all directors of Union Bank were re-appointed at the conclusion of the 127th Annual Shareholder Meeting held on May 16, 2018.

May 15th was an evening of honoring excellent service to our community with the theme “Community – We can’t build a healthy community without u!” Chaplain Alden Launer received a standing ovation when named Copley Hospital’s Employee of the Year for his outstanding service to patients, community members and employees. He was honored at the hospital’s annual Service Awards Banquet.

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of Better Living Audiology at 135A Creek Road. Better Living Audiology’s services are provided by Dr Julie Bier and Dr Corey Gibeault both in Middlebury and at their office off Kennedy Drive in South Burlington.

PC Construction, among the nation’s largest employee-owned construction companies, is pleased to announce that longtime leader Jay Fayette has been named president of the company. Fayette has been with PC Construction for 22 years and has more than 38 years’ experience in the building and infrastructure industries.

Make-A-Wish Vermont is pleased to welcome Beth Barnes as Program Manager. Beth, formerly of North Country Hospital, will be leading Make-A-Wish Vermont’s medical outreach and referral program and focusing on northern Vermont. As the former Community Health Outreach Specialist for North Country Hospital, Beth worked with many community organizations that focus on child safety and welfare.

Rehabilitation Therapy at UVM Medical Center is pleased to announce that Meredith Bushey, CCC-SLP, has been promoted to the Clinical Lead position in Speech-Language Pathology. Prior to working at the University of Vermont Medical Center, Meredith worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Skilled Nursing Facilities in Central and Northern Vermont.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) Foundation has announced the appointment of Ann Keller as senior gifts officer. Keller was associate director of leadership giving at Bennington College since 2009. In her new role, she will support the SVHC Foundation in its mission to raise funds for SVHC.

Carol A Conroy, DNP, RN, CENP, has been named to the Board of Trustees at Southern Vermont College. The appointment was confirmed at the College’s February board meeting. As a professional nursing leader, executive, and educator, Conroy has extensive experience in healthcare.