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Connor Timmons, former executive director of the Common Ground Center, has been named executive director of HomeShare Vermont, a nonprofit organization that helps seniors, adults with disabilities and others remain at home by matching them with individuals seeking living space in exchange for paying rent, performing light housework or a combination

North Country Hospital in Newport has named Kyle Kovacevich as chief financial officer and welcomed Dr. Omar El-Ghazzawy to its general surgery practice.

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce welcomed six new directors to the board: Alberto Aguilar, president and CEO, Carris Reels; Brendon Blood, co-owner, Blood's Catering & Party Rentals; Walter Frame, executive vice president and director, Trapp Family Lodge; Shireen Hart, shareholder, director and senior vice president, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Crame

 Windham & Windsor Housing Trust has hired two new staff members and promoted a third. Joining the staff are Ana Mejia, as homeownership specialist, and Chuck Carriere, as facilities manager.

Ellen Miller, a 2023 graduate of University of Colorado Law School, has joined the trusts and estates group at the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin. She will be based at DRM's Lebanon, New Hampshire, office.

Prior to law school, Miller worked for several years at an aviation safety and sustainability nonprofit in Washington, D.C.

Tim Rieser, senior foreign policy adviser to former U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, will be honored in October as the Vermont Council on World Affairs' 2023 Person of the Year. The award is given annually to an individual who embodies the qualities inherent in promoting international understanding and building ties between the U.S. and the world.

Lisa Kuneman, associate housing developer at Windham & Windsor Housing Trust, has graduated from NeighborWorks America’s Advancing Leaders in Real Estate Program. Kuneman is one of 18 emerging leaders to graduate with this inaugural class of real estate staff.

The Nature Conservancy in Vermont has appointed Eve Frankel as the organization's next state director. She succeeds Heather Furman, who was promoted to lead The Nature Conservancy's Appalachians Program.

Family nurse practitioner Roz Vara-Good has joined Gifford Health Care, serving on the addiction medicine team at Kingwood Health Center in Randolph and at Gifford Health Center at Berlin — Primary Care.

Former state Rep. Janet Ancel, chief architect of Vermont’s groundbreaking state child tax credit law, has been unanimously elected to the board of the Public Assets Institute, an independent research organization on state budget, tax and economic issues.

South Burlington construction company ReArch recently welcomed two new employees and promoted two others currently on staff.

New members joining the company are:

Charles M. Petersen, retired president, CEO and director of Biddeford Savings Bank in Maine, has joined the board of directors at Ledyard Financial Group, the holding company for Ledyard National Bank.