On the Job

Michael W. Slack

KidsPeace names new chief operating officer, Chief Medical Officer

on July 27, 2016, at 11:27 a.m.
SCHNECKSVILLE, Pennsylvania — KidsPeace announced that Michael W. Slack has been appointed chief operating officer for the 134-year-old non-profit provider of mental and behavioral health services for children and families. The organization also announced the appointment of Matthew Koval, M.D., as executive vice president, chief medical officer. The appointments are effective immediately. …

KSW Federal Credit Union promotes Lee Plisga to card services

By Kelsey Atwood on July 26, 2016, at 2:22 p.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — KSW Federal Credit Union has announced that teller Lee Plisga has been promoted to card services. Plisga has been a teller at KSW FCU since March 2015. She is on the Social Responsibility Committee at KSW, and is active in the community as well as with her dance studio …
Kyle Santosuosso

LifeFlight Medic receives Next Step Maine scholarship

on July 26, 2016, at 11:46 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — As a Next Step Maine Employer engaged in Maine Development Foundation’s statewide Employers’ Initiative working to advance the skills and education of Maine’s workforce, LifeFlight of Maine participated in the fourth annual Next Step Maine Employees of Promise Scholarship Program by nominating their employees for scholarship awards to support the completion …
Michelle Ibarguen, CPCU, CRM, CIC, AFSB

Cross Insurance congratulates branch manager Michelle Ibarguen on appointment to MIAA

on July 26, 2016, at 9:12 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Cross Insurance, a subsidiary of Cross Financial Corp., and one of the largest independent insurance providers in New England, congratulates branch manager Michelle Ibarguen, CPCU, CRM, CIC, AFSB on her recent appointment as chairwoman for the board of the Maine Insurance Agents Association. In her role as …
Amy Smith

New assistant director for student and academic services appointed at Hutchinson Center

on July 22, 2016, at 3:13 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine  — Amy Smith of Lincolnville, Maine has been appointed the new assistant director for student and academic services at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. Smith was graduated from Camden-Rockport High School and, in 2010, she was UMaine’s valedictorian. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from UMaine, and is a …

Penobscot Eye Care adds optometrist Alyssa J. Verrill

By Dale Graham on July 19, 2016, at 3:15 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Penobscot Eye Care is pleased and excited to announce the addition of Alyssa J. Verrill, O.D. to our optometric staff. Dr. Verrill is a 2016 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Verrill got her start at Penobscot Eye Care as an ophthalmic technician while pursuing a …
MDI Hospital President/CEO Art Blank congratulates Shirley Conklin on receiving MDI Hospital’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award for her outstanding contributions to the MDI community.

Shirley Conklin named 2016 MDI Hospital Volunteer of the Year

By Bethany Roberge on July 19, 2016, at 8:48 a.m.
BAR HARBOR—Shirley Conklin of Salisbury Cove was named Mount Desert Island Hospital’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year in recognition of her contributions to the community and her outstanding commitment to the MDI Hospital Auxiliary. Conklin received the award at MDI Hospital’s Annual Volunteer Celebration on July 15 at the Kebo …
James Gehrke

James Gehrke joins Bangor Savings Bank as VP and senior commercial banking manager

on July 15, 2016, at 11:08 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — James Gehrke has joined Bangor Savings Bank as vice president and senior commercial banking relationship manager for the bank’s Commercial Banking group. Gehrke most recently worked for Machias Savings Bank where he served as a business banking team Leader. Prior to joining Machias Savings Bank, he held many positions at …
Rhonda Hamel

Dougherty Project Management hires Rhonda Hamel, PMP as Senior Project Manager

By Julia Munsey on July 13, 2016, at 2:10 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Dougherty Project Management announced today the hiring of Rhonda Hamel, PMP as Senior Project Manager for the company. As Senior Project Manager, Hamel will lead outsourced technology and facility projects for the company. Hamel comes to Dougherty Project Management after a 20-year career with Androscoggin Bank serving most …
Tom Federle

Tom Federle joins NewHeight Group as development partner

on July 13, 2016, at 12:08 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Tom Federle has joined NewHeight Group as a development partner.  Prior to joining NewHeight Group, Federle served as its legal counsel through the land acquisition, permitting, construction, and sales phases of 118 on Munjoy Hill, a 12-unit condominium project. He has led the permitting effort applying Portland’s new Form …
Erin Cooperrider

Erin Cooperrider joins NewHeight Group as development partner

on July 13, 2016, at 12 p.m.
Erin Cooperrider has joined NewHeight Group as a development partner on their new project, Luminato Condominiums. Cooperrider will continue in her role as development director at Community Housing of Maine where she’s been for more than 10 years, helping to grow the organization’s asset base from $5 million to more than …

UMaine Alumni Association elects new board members

on July 13, 2016, at 11:50 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Two Bangor women with extensive backgrounds in civic and community service have been elected to the University of Maine Alumni Association Board of Directors. Danielle Burke Ahern of Bangor, a 2000 UMaine graduate, is vice president, treasury and payment services officer at Bangor Savings Bank. Julia Munsey of Bangor, who …
Jennifer I. Richard

Jennifer Richard named director of gift planning at Maine Community Foundation

on July 13, 2016, at 11:33 a.m.
PORTLAND and ELLSWORTH, Maine — The Maine Community Foundation has announced the appointment of Jennifer I. Richard as Director of Gift Planning. Richard will be based in MaineCF’s Portland office, which moves to 50 Monument Square in late August. Richard has been a trusts and estates attorney at Drummond & Drummond, LLP, in …
Alex Hemlin

Carrabassett Valley Academy hires head ski cross coach

on June 28, 2016, at 12:17 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY – Carrabassett Valley Academy has hired Alex Hemlin as its new Ski Cross Head Coach. He will be responsible for the staffing, programming, implementation and supervision of the Academy and Weekend Ski Cross Programs. “Now in its 6th year, CVA’s Ski Cross program has a tremendous track record …
The Rev. Antonydass Pichaimuthu, HGN

Catholic Bishop Deeley appoints chaplain for MMC and Mercy Hospital

on June 22, 2016, at 11:05 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Bishop Robert P. Deeley has announced that the Rev. Antonydass Pichaimuthu, HGN, has been appointed hospital chaplain at Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital, both in Portland, effective Aug. 1. Father Pichaimuthu, who prefers to be called Father Antony, is the parochial vicar at Good Shepherd Parish, which is composed …
Marianne Pelletier

Saint Dominic Academy names new principal of Lewiston Campus

on June 22, 2016, at 10:32 a.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — Donald Fournier, president of Saint Dominic Academy, is pleased to announce that Marianne Pelletier, currently the director of enrollment at the academy, has been named the new principal of the Lewiston campus (Pre-K through grade six), effective July 1. Pelletier replaces Donald Bilodeau, who announced his retirement as …
David L. Amsden

Brewer native becomes vice chair of national law firm

on June 14, 2016, at 4:25 p.m.
OMAHA, Nebraska — Kutak Rock LLP announces that Brewer native and Atlanta public finance partner David L. Amsden was elected as the firm’s new vice chair, effective April 1. Amsden succeeds Robert Irvin, who had served in the position since 2008. Kutak Rock has more than 500 attorneys with offices in 18 …
Julie A. Marquis

Five County Credit Union announces Julie A. Marquis is new president and CEO

on June 14, 2016, at 12:55 p.m.
BATH, Maine — Five County Credit Union Board of Directors has named Julie A. Marquis as the new CEO of Five County Credit Union, effective June 1. Marquis has served as vice president, chief operations officer, and most recently executive vice president, COO since July 2013. Five County Credit Union has recognized …
Erika Bryant

Bryant Joins the Loan Servicing Team at Maine State Credit Union

By Jen Roper on June 14, 2016, at 8:47 a.m.
Augusta, ME, June 14, 2016 – Maine State Credit Union is pleased to announce that Erika Bryant has been promoted to loan officer. She will be working with both the loan department, as well as, the indirect lending team. She will be based out of the Capitol Street location in …
Kathryn King

Kathryn King of Hampden named 2016 Lowell Milken Center Fellow

on June 13, 2016, at 2:53 p.m.
FORT SCOTT, Kansas — The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes in Fort Scott, Kansas, an international educational non-profit, has awarded its prestigious fellowship to history and law studies teacher, Kathryn King of Hampden Academy in Hampden. King will arrive in Fort Scott on June 26 for a week of collaboration with the center. The …