People in the news

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center in Randolph Center recently welcomed Mark O’Hearn as business growth adviser — supply chain. A former gas turbine engineer for the Navy, O’Hearn has spent his entire civilian career in manufacturing.

Community Health in Rutland, Vermont's largest federally qualified health center, has promoted registered nurse Moses Hudson-Knapp to director of population health and quality.

Alexa Euler, director of human resources at Counseling Service of Addison County in Middlebury, and Katie Stames, human resources business partner at Data Innovations in Colchester, were recently honored by the Vermont State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management for their exceptional performance and outstanding achievement in the HR profession.

Julie Jatlow, co-owner of the Burlington-based youth marketing agency Fuse, has been named to Sports Business Journal’s list of ‘game changers’ for 2023. The Game Changers program highlights female leaders in sports.

Century 21 MRC in Saint Albans recently welcomed Michael Wetherby as an associate in the firm.

Shelley Quinn, director of the customer care center and cash management sales at Community Bank, has been promoted to vice president of retail banking, strategy and analytics at the full-service financial institution. In her new role, Quinn will be responsible for branch location analytics, reporting, efficiency, new products and goal setting.

Wendy Shapiro, former CEO of Clarion Psychiatric Center in Clarion, Pennsylvania, has been named CEO of Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital, a state-run, acute-care facility in Berlin.

Lamoille Housing Partnership recently welcomed Monique Martin as the nonprofit affordable housing organization’s new executive director.

Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital recently welcomed Dr. Sara Zaidi to its podiatry practice. Zaidi previously practiced at Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists in Palm City, Florida, where she also served as assistant fellowship director for a Rearfoot and Ankle Surgical fellowship and participated in the Woundcare Center at the Cleveland Clinic.

Madison P. Prokott, a former judicial law clerk in Colorado, and Hannah J. Lebel, former restructuring associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges law firm in New York City, have joined the litigation team at Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer in Burlington as associate attorneys.

The late Louvenia Dorsey Bright, the first Black woman and woman of color elected to the Vermont Legislature, will be honored posthumously Sept. 23 with the 2023 Gov. Madeleine M. Kunin Achievement Award from Emerge Vermont.

Nichole Faulkner, a 16-year veteran at Vermont Soap, has relinquished her position as chief operating officer to become CEO of the Middlebury-based company. Faulkner has been effectively running the company since founder Larry Plesent stepped down as CEO 18 months ago.