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Caroline Foster

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont welcomed Caroline Foster of South Burlington, director of product management at Publicis Sapient, and TJ Whalen of Charlotte, general partner and managing director at FreshTracks Capital, to the board of directors of the state's only local nonprofit health plan.

Pamela Duchene

Pamela Duchene, chief nursing officer and vice president for patient care services at Southwestern Vermont Health Care, was named March winner of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The nomination was received from a patient Duchene cared for during the COVID pandemic.

Jason Jagemann, PhD, associate professor of political science at Norwich University, has been awarded the Silver Patrick Henry Award by the Military Order of World Wars for his significant contribution to the cause of patriotism during MOWW’s New England Youth Leadership conferences at Norwich from 2019 to 2022.

Jamie Heath

Author and soon-to-be college graduate Jamie Heath has been named manager of marketing and wishes at Make-A-Wish Vermont. In this role, she will assist the organization’s wish-granters in the wish discovery process, plan fundraising events, and publicize Wish Kids’ stories throughout the state.

Nancy Kaplan

Nancy Kaplan of Burlington, a research navigator at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, has been appointed by Governor Phil Scott to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women, the state’s nonpartisan commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls.

The Vermont Pharmacists Association has honored three state residents for their commitment, professionalism and service to their profession:

John Haley

Berkshire Bank, a community bank with branch locations in New England and New York, announced the hiring of two new specialists to the wealth management team. John Haley has been named senior vice president for client experience and business administration, and Anthony Segala was appointed vice president and relationship manager.

Jessica Amos

The Vermont operation of OneDigital, the nation's leading insurance brokerage, financial services and HR consulting firm, recently welcomed Jessica Amos as a benefits consultant. In this role, Amos will advise employers on choosing the benefits programs that will fuel business growth and best serve the needs of their employees.

Natália Bianchini, a Community College of Vermont student from Winooski, has been named a 2022 Phi Theta Kappa distinguished member. Distinguished members are selected for embodying the honor society's hallmarks of scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship.

Cameron McClimans

Vermont Democrats are preparing for the upcoming election cycle with the hiring of Cameron McClimans as House campaign director. McClimans will be responsible for creating and implementing a campaign plan that includes fundraising, incumbent support and candidate recruitment.

Mary K Parent

Mary K Parent of St Johnsbury, a director in the business law group at the Vermont law firm Downs Rachlin Martin, has joined the board of directors of Union Bank.

Nancy Rowden Brock

The Vermont Community Foundation in Middlebury has filled two leadership positions with the hiring of Nancy Rowden Brock as vice president for finance and Holly Morehouse as vice president for grants and community impact.