June 20, 2018
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Conservation Services Group names new president


Conservation Services Group, a national business with an office in Augusta, has named Tina M. Bennett as president. She will run CSG’s day-to-day operations, oversee the company’s executive committee and serve as an ex officio member of CSG’s board of directors. Bennett brings more than 20 years of experience with energy and utility firms to CSG, including work with power operations in Marlborough and Burlington, Mass., Puerto Rico, Hartwell, Ga., and Bethesda, Md. Bennett holds a bachelor of science in economics and finance from Bentley College in Waltham, Mass., and a master’s from Northeastern University in Boston. She is a member of the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association. CSG is headquartered in Westborough, Mass.

Mercy Health System of Maine hires new doctor for Windham Primary Care

Rita Kamra Paquin, M.D., has been hired by Mercy Health System of Maine to practice family medicine at Mercy’s Windham Primary Care practice. She graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, before completing her internship in British Columbia. Paquin graduated from Maine Medical Center’s Family Practice program and practiced medicine locally for seven years before moving to Michigan. Paquin returned to Maine this summer with her family and joined SuAnne Hammond, D.O., Patrick Pierre, M.D., and Heather Tolman, NP-C, at Mercy Windham primary care practice, 409 Roosevelt Trail.

Eaton Peabody law firm welcomes Auburn attorney

Gretchen Jones has joined the Bangor law firm of Eaton Peabody. Jones has provided counsel to financial institutions with an emphasis on regulatory compliance. According to a press release, she has advocated on behalf of clients before the Maine Legislature, members of Congress, federal financial regulators and state agencies. She also is a frequent speaker nationally on financial institution regulatory matters and recently was recognized by Best Lawyers of America as the 2012 Lawyer of the Year for Financial Services Regulation Law for the Portland, Maine, market. Jones is a member of the Maine and New Hampshire State Bar Associations and is a member and former chairwoman of the Maine Bar Association’s Consumer and Financial Institution Law Section. She also serves as co-chairwoman of the Red Mass Committee for the Diocese of Maine. Jones most recently was a shareholder at the law firm of Skelton, Taintor and Abbott in Auburn. She earned her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law and her undergraduate degree in mathematics from Bowdoin College.

Spectrum Generations announces new development director and grant writer

Diane Woodworth has been named Spectrum Generation’s new development director to support the organization’s mission of promoting lifelong learning, health, wellness, nutrition, community engagement and social well-being of older and disabled adults. She is a certified fundraising executive with more than 25 years of experience. She is a graduate of University of Maine at Augusta and has worked at Mount Desert Hospital, The Jackson Laboratory and most recently as director of development for the New Hampshire Humanities Council in Concord, NH.

Julie Sexton of Winthrop was chosen to fill the new position of volunteer manager-grant writer, whose job it will be to coordinate the group’s volunteers and to assist the development director with grant writing. Sexton graduated with a bachelor of science from the University of Maine at Farmington this year. She formerly worked at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

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