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University of Vermont President Suresh Garimella today announced the appointment of Kirk Dombrowski as vice president for research. Dombrowski will report directly to Garimella and will be a member of the president’s senior team.

The University of Vermont Medical Center Board of Trustees has appointed four new members who will serve four-year terms – Deborah L. Winters, Owner of Firetech Sprinkler Corp.; Jesse Bridges, CEO of United Way of Northwest Vermont; Anne W. Doremus, managing partner at Hanson & Doremus Investment Management; and, Nadia A. Mitchell, Equity Initiatives Director at Champlain College.

Howard Center is pleased to announce its appointment of Simha Ravven, MD as Chief Medical Officer following a competitive national search. In this role, Dr. Ravven will direct psychiatric and clinical care services for the agency to ensure the delivery of high quality medical, nursing, and clinical care.

Seth N Blanchard, CRPC®, APMA®, CLTC® a Private Wealth Advisor with Russell, Blanchard and DuBois, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Colchester, VT, has reached a career milestone through the company’s Circle of Success program by achieving years of consistently high performance.

Heather Martin, director of the Castleton University Early Childhood Center, recently returned from representing the University at the nation's capital. Martin presented on a higher education panel to give an overview of Vermont's higher education system for early childhood education programs.

In recognition of the significant contributions provided by key individuals in the growth and continued success of Union Bank, David S. Silverman, President and Chief Executive Officer, is pleased to announce the Directors of Union Bank have promoted the following officers of the bank, from Vice President to Senior Vice President:

Attorney Payton A. Wells has joined the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC and will practice in the Business Law Group. His work at DRM will focus on business formations, equity investment transactions, and purchases and sales of businesses. Payton began work at DRM in late January and is based in the firm’s Burlington office.

Northfield Savings Bank (NSB) is pleased to announce organizational moves which serve to strengthen the Bank’s Business Banking and Community Banking services in Central Vermont.

University of Vermont Provost and Senior Vice President Patricia Prelock today announced the appointment of Leslie V. Parise, Ph.D., as dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).

Northern Counties Health Care, Inc. (NCHC), an award-winning northeastern Vermont community healthcare network comprised of five primary care centers, three dental centers, and a home health care and hospice division, is pleased to welcome Patrick Anderson, PA-C to the St. Johnsbury Community Health Center. He will be accepting new patients.

Ben Russell, CFP®, CRPC®, APMA® a Private Wealth Advisor with Russell, Blanchard & DuBois, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Colchester, VT has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program and will be honored for this achievement in 2020.

ReArch is delighted to announce that Holly LeClair has joined our team as a Health & Safety Manager. In her new position, Holly will promote and foster the health and safety culture at ReArch Company. She will focus on maintaining, improving and implementing our company’s health and safety standards, along with protocols and procedures.