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Jim Caffry has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Special Needs Alliance (SNA), a national invitation-only association of special needs planning attorneys established in 2002. Jim has been an SNA member since 2007 and is the only SNA member in Vermont.
The assets of JOY all things underthings, a full-service bra fitting and lingerie store in Manchester Center in business since June 2013, have been sold to Julie Isaacs and Katherine MacLauchlan, two long-time employees.
Northfield Savings Bank (NSB) is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Mary Gleason to Senior Community Banking Officer at the Shelburne Road office in South Burlington. A 15-year veteran of NSB, Gleason is responsible for overseeing and growing the daily operations at the Shelburne Road branch.
VCGN welcomes the following new Board of Directors members, who joined the organization’s leadership team on February 12, 2019: Joseph Kiefer, Food Justice Consultant, Montpelier and
Bill Wooden, Senior Project Design Engineer at DR Power, South Burlington.
Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has announced that Leesa Taft, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification (FNP-BC) has been appointed to the newly created position of Director of Clinical Operations in Primary Care.
The Senate Committee on Committees has appointed Lisa Ryan of Rutland to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women.
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) announces Michael Rousse, MD, MPH, as its new chief medical officer (CMO). “As CMO, Dr Rousse will continue to serve on our organization’s administrative team, work collaboratively with our providers, support initiatives important to the success of the hospital and improve collaboration between clinical teams,” NVRH CEO Shawn Tester said.
The American Red Cross New Hampshire & Vermont Region is pleased to announce that Roxanne Benzel has been awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence by the American Red Cross. Benzel is one of 25 stellar American Red Cross volunteers and employees to be selected, and she will be honored at the Annual National Awards Recognition Dinner on March 27 in Washington, DC.
ReArch Company is delighted to announce that Stephen Savell has been named the first Chief Operating Officer as of February 1, 2019. He was promoted from Vice President of Development, where he had helped to double the size of the company, since joining ReArch, almost three years ago.
The Vermont Community Garden Network (VCGN) is pleased to introduce two new Directors to the organization’s Board, who joined the organization’s leadership team on February 12, 2019: Joseph Kiefer, Food Justice Consultant, Montpelier and Bill Wooden, Senior Project Design Engineer at DR Power, South Burlington.
Janette K Bombardier, PE, has been named Vermont’s 2019 Engineer of the Year. Ms. Bombardier is Chief Technology Officer of Chroma Technology located in Rockingham, VT. Ms Bombardier was selected for this award based on her technical accomplishments, stature in the profession, contributions to professional organizations, and involvement in the community.
Christopher Gendron, PE, has been named Vermont’s 2019 Young Engineer of the Year. Mr Gendron was selected for this award based on his educational achievements, professional society activities, professional accomplishments, and civic involvement. Mr Gendron graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering cum laude from Norwich University in 2010.