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Poulin Performance and Rehabilitation Center is pleased to announce the hiring of Josh Wellenstein, DPT to our So. Burlington location.  Josh brings over 10 years of experience in orthopedic post-surgical management to our practice.  He is a Certified McKenzie Therapist and has already begun his post baccalaureate training in Postural Restoration.

The Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) is pleased to announce that Joanne Heidkamp has joined the non-profit as CLiF's Special Projects Coordinator. For the past 13 years Joanne served as Program Director for the Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger. Joanne has worked in nutrition and public health, with a focus on children’s issues, throughout her 30-year career.

The University of Vermont has hired a chief internal auditor and a chief compliance officer, the university announced today.
William Edward Harrison has been named chief of internal audit, reporting directly to the Audit Committee of the university's Board of Trustees. Anna Drummond is the new chief compliance officer, reporting to the university's Office of the General Counsel.

Stantec landscape architect Stephen Plunkard begins teaching a course on green resort development on Monday, March 8, at Green Mountain College.

Jennifer Gordon, LICSW recently joined the Montpelier Health Center as their Clinical Social Worker, part of an integrative health team.

Rob Johnson of Keller Williams, Green Mountain Properties has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. This is invaluable expertise to offer at a time when the area is affected by “distressed” homes in the foreclosure process.

Cindy Lyons, co-owner of New England Landmark Realty, recently passed the Vermont Real Estate Brokers exam. The 4-hour comprehensive exam tests the in-depth knowledge of National and Vermont real estate law. A Broker's license allows a Realtor to become a principle broker in a real estate office and supervise real estate sales agents.

Jennifer Poulin, PT, PRC, of Poulin Performance, Inc, recently attended three day training in Vestibular Rehabilitation at the American Institute of Balance in Wargo, Florida. During the coursework, Jennifer passed a competency exam awarding her with Certification in concepts of Vestibular Rehabilitation. AIB is the premier Institute and leader in the field of balance and dizziness.

Tom Ayres has been named as the executive director of the Champlain Valley Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in St. Albans. A veteran non-profit administrator, Ayres previously served in leadership posts in marketing, communications, and public relations with the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, the United Way of Chittenden County, and Fletcher Allen Health Care.

Elise Mellinger has joined Vermont Public Television, the statewide public television network, as grant and foundation support director. She will develop and administer grants from local and national sources for local programs, Web-based activities and community outreach. VPT receives most of its support for programs and services from the local community.

Larry Sudbay, President and Chief Executive Officer of SymQuest® Group, announced the award of VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP) certification to Jason Hoyt, Sentinel Solutions Engineer.

Larry Sudbay, President and Chief Executive Officer of SymQuest® Group, announced that Jon Pratt, Field Support Engineer, has recently achieved designation as a VMware Certified Professional (VCP). Pratt now holds all three primary VMware certifications for both Sales and Technical tracks.