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Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, (MAHHC) has named Otelah Perry, MS, MT, MB, CMQOE as its new Director of Quality, Patient Safety, and Compliance. The position, created in 2016, is part of the Hospital’s Senior Leadership Team, with Perry reporting to Dr Joseph Perras, President, CEO, and Chief Medical Officer.

For the tenth year in a row, New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) loan officer Evelyn Rivera led the credit union’s annual Turkey Drive. A total of 100 turkeys were delivered to the Williston Community Food Shelf (WCFS), along with $1500, thirty-five $15 gift cards from Hannaford’s Supermarket, and a check for $400 to help with other needs.

Girls on the Run Vermont is pleased to announce the addition of two new board members: Melissa Paradee of Rutland, and Tiffany Keune of Rutland.

Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has announced the selection of Robin Hakala, BS, MSN, RN, as Employee of the Month for October, 2018. Hakala is an Educator in the MAHHC Department of Education.

Veteran journalist Darren Marcy has been appointed editor of the Manchester Journal. Marcy, who formerly worked for the Rutland Herald, joined the Journal staff last week. It didn't take long for him to get his feet wet, as he covered the propane leak at Manchester Valley Industrial Park last Friday.

Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, (MAHHC) has introduced Dr Kimberly Youngren as a new member of the Hospital’s medical team focused on medical interventions to address acute and chronic pain. Dr Youngren, who is currently accepting new patients by referral at the Pain Clinic in the MAHHC Professional Building, joined the staff in September of 2018.

Joshua White, MD, will serve as Gifford Health Care’s chief medical officer (CMO) effective Jan 1, 2019, Gifford officials announced today, a promotion that will further align Gifford’s medical leadership with its administration. White, an emergency medicine physician, currently serves as Gifford’s hospital division medical director.

The Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives, Mitzi Johnson, has appointed Kim Nolan to serve a four-year term on the Vermont Commission on Women. Ms Nolan is an Executive Leadership Team member and Senior Director of City Market Co-op, a community-owned food cooperative with two locations in Burlington.

Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice (CVHHH) is pleased to welcome Gordie Eurich and his daughter, Ellen Eurich, as Honorary Chairs of its annual Fall Appeal. The Eurich’s relationship with CVHHH dates to 2010, when Gordie, with his wife Casey and the couple’s business partner Ian Downing, opened SlopeStyle Ski & Ride, an outdoor gear shop in Montpelier.

Courtney Bishop, CPA has joined Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs. Courtney has fifteen years of experience in public accounting and most recently worked for a firm in Manchester where she specialized in assisting individuals and a variety of business entities with their tax planning, compliance, and business consulting needs.

The Board of The Housing Foundation, Inc (HFI) has appointed Jonathan Bond as its new Executive Director, effective November 29, 2018. Mr Bond succeeds Tim Palmer.

The Stern Center for Language and Learning Board of Directors elected their officers for Fiscal Year 2019, and Bud Meyers, PhD, is the organization’s Board Chair. Dr. Meyers formerly served as Director of the James M Jeffords Center at the University of Vermont, where he also led the Department of Education.