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Jane Arthur, who has served on the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) Board for six years, was elected NVRH Board Chair during the organization’s annual meeting on Tuesday, December 3.

Community Health welcomes Donald Reuther as the health network’s Chief Executive Officer. Reuther comes to the Rutland-based organization from the Baltimore Medical System FQHC where he was Chief Operating Officer and brings with him 17 years of FQHC experience.

Bringing more than 30 years of health care executive experience, Pamela M. Duchene, PhD, APRN, has joined the executive management team at Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) as its Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. 

Elizabeth Harlow, CIC was named the 2019 Vermont International Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP) Member of the Year at the joint meeting of Champlain Valley Association of Insurance Professionals (CVAIP) and Vermont Association of Insurance Professionals (VTAIP) held at Capital Plaza.

The Sharon Academy (TSA) is proud to announce Mary Newman as the new Head of School. Newman is currently the Assistant Head of School at TSA, where she also teaches Spanish, serves as the Dean of Faculty, the Director of Performing Arts, and has been a long-time student advisor.

Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (“Casella”) (Nasdaq: CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, announced today the appointment of Michael L. Battles to Casella’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) effective December 17, 2019. Mr. Battles is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Clean Harbors, Inc.

Todd C Lagrow, CIC Vice President Property & Casualty at NFP in South Burlington, VT has earned the Certified Risk Manager (CRM) professional designation.

CVMC President and Chief Operating Officer, Anna Tempesta-Noonan, RN, received the first annual Partner of the Year award from Capstone Community Action’s Executive Director, Sue Minter. The award was given to Noonan earlier this month for her continued service and commitment to improving the lives of central Vermont families.

Rutland Regional is pleased to announce that Kirk Postlewaite has joined our organization as Director of Population Health for the Community Health Improvement Department. He will be working with the hospital’s Community Health Team, community providers, OneCare and the state to help increase wellness across the Rutland region.

More than 400 highly-trained volunteer instructors make Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports’ mission of empowering individuals with disabilities possible. Out of a dedicated pool of volunteers, Vermont Adaptive program coordinators recognized this year’s four Volunteers of the Year at off-snow trainings this fall.

The New York Council of Trout Unlimited, a national non-profit that conserves, protects and restores North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds, has given UVM professor Ellen Marsden its 2019 Professional Achievement Award.

Rehabilitation Therapy at The University of Vermont Medical Center is pleased to announce that Diann Bean will be joining the rehabilitation therapy team at the Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Center (ORC) on 12/30/2019 as a Therapy Support Specialist.