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Daniel Bromberg, interim director of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire, has been named inaugural dean of the graduate school at Vermont Law and Graduate School in South Royalton, effective July 1.

Junapr, a Charlotte-based public relations and communications firm, has announced the acquisition of Standing O, a reputable event firm based in Vermont.

Certified nurse midwife Sarah Barton has joined Rutland Women’s Health Care and the Women’s and Children’s Unit and Birthing Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center, effective April 24. In her new role, Barton will provide a full range of midwifery services, including prenatal care; labor and delivery support; postpartum care; and gynecologic care.

The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, one of the state’s largest providers of skilled home health and hospice services, has recognized nurse Francetta Tice as Clinical Employee of the Quarter and case manager Angela Whitehead as Nonclinical Employee of the Quarter.

Cynthia Lacasse, senior director of rental business development at MassHousing in Boston, will join Evernorth in the newly created role of executive vice president and chief program officer, beginning May 29. She will be based in Portland, ME, and serve a key, externally facing role with Evernorth’s investors, developers and funders.

Lisa Lance, former director of communications and marketing at ABET, the global accreditor of college and university STEM programs, has joined Vermont Law and Graduate School as vice president of communications.

The Vermont Department of Labor has hired Kristen Rengo as its inaugural equal opportunity and accessibility manager as part of a plan to increase the department’s diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility efforts across all its programs.

Carly Berlin, a metro reporter at New Orleans Public Radio in Louisiana, will join Vermont Public and VTDigger as a Report for America corps member in an effort to expand coverage of housing and infrastructure in Vermont. She will begin her new role in July.

The CCTV Center for Media & Democracy, a community media center that operates a government access channel and provides training and technical service to individuals and nonprofits in and around Burlington, has announced that founding director Lauren-Glenn Davitian will step down from her leadership role to take on special projects for the organization.

The Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children, the state’s largest membership organization for early-childhood educators, has announced its 2023 cohort of VTAEYC Exchange Fellows.

Mari McClure (left), president and CEO of Green Mountain Power, and Theresa Alberghini DiPalma, former senior vice president for marketing and external relations at the University of Vermont Health Network, have been elected to the board of directors at Vermont Mutual Insurance Group, a top 50 property and casualty insurer in the US.