Bar Harbor Bank & Trust promotes three people
BAR HARBOR, Maine — Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has announced the following promotions:
Marcia Bender of Seal Harbor has been promoted from vice president, branch administration to vice president, senior operations officer responsible for overseeing branch operations including electronic banking, account and transaction processing, servicing and quality assurance, and account reconciliation. She joined the bank in 1980 and has worked in several departments. In her community, she serves on the board of the Neighborhood House, Acadia Fire Football Club and Seal Harbor Cemetery Association. She is a member of the Hattie A. and Fred C. Lynam Trust Scholarship/Grant Committee and serves as the treasurer of the local Salvation Army chapter. She is a graduate of Northern New England School of Banking as well as Mount Desert Island High School.
Ginny MacLeod of Southwest Harbor has been promoted from personal banker to customer service manager in the Southwest Harbor office, where she oversees the daily activities of the branch and assists customers with their financial needs, including opening accounts, referring customers to other areas of the company as needed, and provides financial education in the community, teaching lessons at the local schools about the value of saving money. She joined the bank in 2005, and is a graduate of Machias Memorial High School. She grew up in Jonesboro, and she and her husband Scott have two grown children.
Terry Tracy of Franklin has been promoted from retail banking manager to assistant vice president, retail banking, responsible for program management and reporting, including Bank Secrecy Act compliance, administration of certificate of deposit account registry service, and other initiatives. She also supports staff bankwide, at the branches and in the back office, providing reports for monitoring and tracking transaction activity to assist with customer and compliance needs. She joined the bank in 1992, and has earned her general banking and bank operations diplomas and is a certified teller. She is a graduate of Sumner High School, having grown up in Franklin where she continues to reside with her husband Gary.
Unum promotes Dakers, Livingood and Whynot to vice president
PORTLAND, Maine — Unum Group has promoted three employees in Portland to vice president. Scott Dakers has been named vice president of integrated underwriting; Allen Livingood, vice president of group valuation; and Lori Whynot, vice president of long-term disability regional benefits operations.
Dakers, who is a 30-plus year employee, has held leadership positions in several operational areas including underwriting, customer service and benefits. He graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelor’s in marketing and management, and also attended Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business Executive Program and the Disability Institute Program at Wharton.
Livingood, who joined Unum in 1989, has held various roles in long-term and individual disability financial planning, corporate actuarial, risk analysis and investments. In addition to his leadership at Unum in the United States, Livingood spent 10 months in 2010 supporting economic initiatives at Unum UK.
Whynot, who joined the company in 1990 in customer service, has spent 16 years in benefits operations, having held positions of disability benefits specialist and benefits technical specialist. She also has been involved with several benefits department initiatives.
Family physician, joins PCHC’s Brewer Medical Center
BREWER, Maine — Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) has announced that experienced family physician Dr. Marie Albert, DO, has joined the medical staff at Brewer Medical Center, 735 Wilson St. Dr. Albert’s practice centers on all aspects of high-quality medical care, including patient physicals, acute visits and health care maintenance and administration. Dr. Albert has served as a family practitioner in the Bangor area for more than 20 years. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maine and her Doctor of Osteopathy Degree from the University of New England, School of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and is board-certified by the American Academy of Family Practice since 1989.
Audiologist joins staff at PCHC’s Warren Center
BANGOR, Maine — Dr. Lisa Mages-Haskins, AuD, has joined Penobscot Community Health Care’s Warren Center to provide audiology services, including hearing evaluations and hearing aid services. She is an undergraduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania, received her Doctor of Audiology Degree from James Madison University, and completed her doctoral residency at Norton Sound Health Corp. She has worked at Northern Hearing Services of Anchorage, Alaska, where she provided diagnostic audiological evaluations on adult and pediatric patients, as well as cochlear implant assessments, and implemented a tinnitus evaluation program. The Warren Center is located in a newly renovated space at 992 Union St. on PCHC’s main campus in Bangor.
Registered pharmacist joins Penobscot Community Health Center
BANGOR, Maine — Registered Pharmacist Robert Tallent, RPh, has joined the pharmacy staff at its Penobscot Community Health Center Pharmacy, 1012 Union St. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and his pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. He has more than 15 years of pharmacy experience. In addition to the Bangor location, PCHC has pharmacies at Helen Hunt Health Center in Old Town and Brewer Medical Center in Brewer.
Psychotherapist joins PCHC’s Brewer Medical Center
BREWER, Maine — Psycotherapist Michelle Bittrich, LCSW, has joined the staff at Brewer Medical Center, 735 Wilson St., to provide integrated psychiatric services. Bittrich is an undergraduate of the University of Maine at Presque Isle and received her master’s of social work degree from the University of Maine School of Social Work. Before joining Penobscot Community Health Care, she served as senior clinician at Acadia Hospital where she earned the 2011 Social Worker of the Year Award.
The Landing School appoints new faculty member to their wooden boat building program
ARUNDEL, Maine — Clint Chase has joined The Landing School, a post-secondary institution focused on educating marine industry professionals, as a wooden boat building instructor. He has six years of boat building and instruction experience, and is instructing spring start students in the area of Small Boat Building. Chase, a former high school science teacher and weather technician on Mount Washington, is also a 2006 graduate of The Landing School cruising boats program, and was head boat builder/program manager for the Compass Project in Portland. He also has taught at Lowell’s Boatshop and the WoodenBoat School.