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To satisfy the demand for primary care providers in the region, and to accommodate more same-day appointments, Grace Cottage Family Health is pleased to have Family Nurse Practitioner Summer Burch join its Townshend practice. Burch started her healthcare career in 2004 as a mental health worker at the Brattleboro Retreat.

Robert Nichols recently joined VHB’s Land Development Team as Lead CADD designer.

As VHB expands its energy services, we are delighted to welcome Scott Johnstone as the company's New England Energy Market Leader. With more than 30 years of experience leading energy efficiency and renewable programs nationwide, Scott excels at building partnerships with government agencies, utility companies, and private developers.

VHB is pleased to announce that Jack Johnson has joined VHB’s South Burlington, Vermont office as a Geomatics Specialist. Jack brings diverse experience in survey and GIS, having most recently been served as a Survey Technician for Kee Mapping & Surveying in Asheville, North Carolina. Jack holds a BS in Geomatics from Northern Michigan University.

The Community Health Centers of Burlington (CHCB) are pleased to announce the promotion of Elicia Thompson, DDS, to the position of Dental Director. Dr. Thompson will replace Diana Greenough, EFDA, who will retire from the organization on October 1, 2019, after 45 years in non-profit dental care.

Burlington Housing, Vermont’s oldest and largest municipally chartered housing authority, announced today that Laura Zeliger will serve as its new executive director. Zeliger will replace Allyson Laackman, who currently leads the organization that helps very low-income Burlington-area residents find and retain housing through rental assistance and support services.

Stephanie Eames has been appointed liaison to the Board and member through her tenure as Policy Council President of United Children’s Services which oversees Bennington County Head Start/Early Head Start. This program provides children and their families with the building blocks necessary to succeed in learning, parenting and life.

Twenty-two attorneys from the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC have been selected by peer review for inclusion in the 2020 ranking of Best Lawyers in America ©.  Three of those attorneys have also been named lawyers of the year in their respective practice areas.

MENTOR Vermont is excited to announce that its executive director, Chad Butt, has been elected as the 2019-2020 chair of the Mentoring Affiliate Advisory Council (MAAC) for MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership.  Butt is one of seven members on the council, which is made up of leaders from state or regional affiliates of MENTOR across the country.

The Snelling Center for Government is pleased to announce that Jody Fried of Kirby, Vermont will be the new Director of The Vermont Leadership Institute (VLI). Fried is currently the Executive Director of Catamount Film & Arts in St. Johnsbury. He will continue in that position.

“Given these troubling times where more and more people are being told they do not belong, Vermont’s Freedom & Unity Chorus plans to demonstrate through our music and our  singers that ALL voices are welcome in the chorus and in the state,” says Saint Michael’s College alumna Maria Rinaldi ’00 about her recent efforts to found a choral group “to spread the message of peace and justice acros

The board of directors of Rock Point is pleased to announce that the Rev. Paul Habersang has accepted the position of executive director, Rock Point Commons. Paul will be the first person to serve in this newly created role, which will take effect on October 1, 2019.

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