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North Ferrisburgh, Vt. (December 4, 2009)- Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) announces Adam Crary, PWS, PWD, has joined the firm as Senior Wetland Scientist.  Mr. Crary is a natural resource and ecology professional with more than 12 years of experience working on large- and small-scale public and private projects throughout the eastern U.S.

Experienced hospitalist Dr. Jay Stearns has joined Gifford Medical Center’s inpatient care team.
Dr. Stearns previously worked as a hospitalist at Central Vermont Medical Center for two years and spent the prior seven years at hospitals in New Zealand and Australia, also as a hospitalist.
Before that, he was an internal medicine provider in Anchorage, Alaska, for six years.

Professor Tracy Bach will give a presentation to the European Youth Forum (Youth Forum Jeunesse--YFJ), taking place alongside the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen.    

Karin J. Hardy, Customer Service Manager (CSM) for TPW Management's Stratton Portfolio has achieved the CMCA (Certified Manager of Community Associations) designation from the Community Associations Institute.  This designation is only achieved after the candidate has successfully completed the M-100 and M-200 courses of study for the Association of Professional Community Managers.

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene announces the arrival of six new holiday card designs for sale to benefit Cheshire Health Foundation.

Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew has announced that New England Super Lawyers has recognized attorney Afi Ahmadi as a Rising Star. The Rising Stars are featured in the New England Super Lawyers publication.

Yankee Magazine’s November/December issue includes a story called “Angels Among Us 2009,” by Ian Aldrich, featuring four New Englanders who have made a significant difference in the lives of others. Vershire, Vermont, resident Wynona Ward is recognized for founding Have Justice Will Travel (HJWT), a free legal clinic for abused women and children from low-income families.

Peter J. McDougall of Paul Frank + Collins has been elected as the President of the Board of Directors of Champlain Community Services, Inc.

Opportunities Credit Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy Wood and Paul Goldman to their board of directors. Opportunities Credit Union is Vermont’s only community development credit union and its mission is to serve low and moderate income members with affordable access to financial services.

ARC Mechanical Contractors has announced that our general manager, Wayne Vanasse, a Corinth, Vermont resident has achieved an additional NATE certification. Wayne, who already holds two NATE certifications, is now NATE-certified as an Installation Technician for Commercial Refrigeration.

Shelburne Museum’s Director of Preservation and Conservation, Rick Kerschner,  was a featured speaker at a day-long event  sponsored by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts and The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, Pa. earlier this month.

Thomas N. Pelletier, President & CEO of Northfield Savings Bank is pleased to announce the following employees’ career milestones, and is proud to note 39% of employees have been with NSB more than 10 years:
30 Years of Service: Linda Chugkowski.
20 Years of Service: Catherine Allard, Debra Williams, Abigail Mason & Delora Livingston.