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Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), southeastern Vermont’s community mental-health agency, announced it has hired Rhett Sorensen [shown in attached photo] as its Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance.

MENTOR Vermont is excited to announce the recipients of the 2020-2021 Vermont Mentoring Grants, which provide funding for youth mentoring programs throughout the state. This year, MENTOR Vermont awarded 24 grants, totaling $347,850, which will support more than 100 new and existing program sites, and nearly 1,500 adult-to-youth mentor pairs in communities across Vermont.

Attorney Gary Franklin has been named the Managing Shareholder and Board Chair for the Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer law firm. The Firm also welcomes new board members, Alexandra Edelman and Kevin Henry.

As we begin the new year the Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust is pleased to share Jonathan G. Steiner has taken the reins as president and CEO. Jon Steiner replaces Laura Soares, who retired at the end of 2020 after 10 years in the role. We thank Laura for her strong leadership and wish her the best in retirement.

Amanda Moser has been promoted to Partner, following her accomplishments and leadership as Tax Manager for the past 6 years at McSoley McCoy & Co. Amanda specializes in tax compliance and consulting for business and individuals in a variety of industries including manufacturing, hospitality, and professional services.

Charlestown Health Center is proud to announce the board certification of Nurse Practitioner (APRN) Grace St. Pierre in the specialty of Lifestyle Medicine. Grace earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from Simmons College Boston in 2017 and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FNP-C) in 2016.

Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that Shannon Smith has joined the company’s South Burlington, Vermont, office as a Sales Associate. 

Launched January 1, 2021, Amanda Cashin Marketing, LLC, is a woman-owned business providing creative graphic design and marketing solutions for Vermont businesses. Services include logo creation, print collateral, website design, Google Business enhancements, email marketing, video production and media buying.

After almost 16 years with VMEC, on December 31, 2020, the VMEC Team officially bid farewell to Don upon his planned retirement. Even though Don and his wife, Jodie, have already permanently moved to the sunny state of Florida, you may still occasionally see his familiar face at future VMEC remote training opportunities.

Damon Devani starts this month as VMEC's newest team member. Damon comes to VMEC from a sister MEP National Network Center, IMPACT Washington, where he was a data and technology specialist focusing on big data, project management, and information technologies procedures and health.

The new VT AFL-CIO UNITED! Leadership embraced the New Year by hiring its first female Executive Director, Liz Medina. The Executive Director is a ranking staff position tasked with carrying out the vision of the elected Executive Board. This is the first time a woman will have the honor of serving in the top staff position.

Vermont Business Magazine VBM is proud to announce a special monthly Business Forum with top business minds and thought leaders to give insight to businesspeople in Vermont during these unprecedented times.

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