Honors & Awards

September 2014

Lake Champlain International was named Top-Rated Nonprofit for the third consecutive year by Great Nonprofits. The recognition is based on independent reviews on GreatNonprofits.org and is earned by fewer than 10 percent of the 1.8 million nonprofits registered with the Great Nonprofits organization.

The New England Association of College Admission Counselors named Katherine Hutchinson Professional of the Year, a designation reserved “for individuals who are strong and ethical advocates for students.” Hutchinson retired in July as director of guidance at Bellows Free Academy.

Licensed Practical Nurse Susan Dewey of the Franklin County Home Health Agency received her certification as a hospice and palliative care nurse from the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses.

Speaker of the Vermont House Shap Smith appointed Danielle Martel to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women. Martel is a Licensed Practical Nurse at Mousetrap Pediatrics in Milton.

Pomerleau Real Estate received the 2014 Jim Marvin Award for Excellence in Project Design from the Lamoille County Planning Commission in recognition of the new Johnson’s Sterling Market and other renovations to the Pomerleau-owned shopping center in Johnson. Pomerleau shared the designation with its new anchor tenant, Mike Comeau, owner and operator of the new grocery store.

For the sixth consecutive year, the Vermont Mutual Insurance Group was recognized as one of the top 50 property and casualty insurers in the United States by Ward Group. The award recognizes “safety, consistency, and superior financial performance.”

Several wines from Shelburne Vineyard took honors recently. At the 2014 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition, the 2013 LaCrescent won Best of Category–Gold, the 2013 Harvest Widow’s Revenge won Best of Category–Gold, and the 2012 Louise Swenson took Gold. At the 2014 Finger Lakes International Competition, the 2012 Marquette Reserve and the 2012 Vermont Riesling both won Double Gold.

Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC announced that attorney L. Jonathan Ross was reappointed by the American Bar Association as a member of the ABA Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts Commission, his third one-year term.

Noelle MacKay, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development, is one of 48 state policymakers from across the country chosen as a Council of State Governments’ Henry Toll Fellow for 2014. The Class of 2014 represents 35 states and Puerto Rico.

Burak Anderson & Melloni PLC announced that Alexander J. LaRosa was appointed to serve on Burlington’s Development Review Board. He was appointed by the City Council.

The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund announced that Patricia Moulton, secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development; Cairn Cross, co-founder of FreshTracks Capital; and Nick Richardson, vice president for enterprise and finance at the Vermont Land Trust, were appointed to its board of directors. William Murray, a Realtor with Berkely & Veller Greenwood Country Realtors, was reappointed by Gov. Peter Shumlin, and David Marvin, owner of Butternut Mountain Farm, was honored for his years of service.

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility announced that Mark Curran, founder and co-owner of Black River Produce, is the 2014 recipient of the Terry Erich Award for Excellence in Socially Responsible Business. The annual award is given to a VBSR member “who best exemplifies Terry Ehrich’s commitment to the environment, workplace, progressive public policy, and community.”

Vermont Natural Coatings’ PolyWhey technology was cited in the announcement of an Innovation Award to C2 Paint Cabinet & Trim Paint with PolyWhey. The award was announced by Connecticut Cottages & Gardens magazine. PolyWhey uses whey proteins, a byproduct of cheese making, to displace toxins traditionally found in wood finishes.

Fothergill Segale & Valley, Certified Public Accountants, announced that Nathan Segale has earned his CPA license.

Bill Desautels of RE/MAX North Professionals was presented the RE/MAX Circle of Legends Award, which honors “agents who have earned more than $10 million in commissions and have completed 10 years of service with the company.” The honor has been achieved by fewer than 1 percent of the sales associates in the RE/MAX network.

Ryan D. Goslin, DDS, earned Fellowship status in The International Congress of Oral Implantologists. The award recognizes members’ “efforts in education, research, and actual clinical experience.”

The Greater Burlington YMCA presented awards to four individuals who “represent the values of the YMCA and reflect its focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.” The Youth Development Award went to John Meeks, a 20-plus-year veteran employee as a teacher at the Y. Tina Zuk, government relations director for the American Heart Association, received the Healthy Living Award. The Social Responsibility Award was presented to David Provost, vice president of development and alumni affairs at Champlain College. And Millie Boardman, an 8-year-old Y swimmer, received a special award for requesting donations to the Y in lieu of birthday presents.

Lund Family Center announced the addition of five members to its board: Lucy Abair, formerly with the Department of Children and Families; Chris Curtis, an attorney for Vermont Legal Aid; Heidi Kelley, a former resident of the Lund treatment program; Susan Nostrand, a longtime volunteer; and Stephanie Reiskin, REM Development. Sara Byers of Leonardo’s Pizza was elected president. Lisa Pizzagalli, former president, remains on the board. Anthea Dexter-Cooper joined the Special Olympics of Vermont board of directors. She is an attorney working for the state of Vermont.

The Association of Divorce Financial Planners elected Lori Lustberg, attorney and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst in Shelburne, to its board of directors. Lustberg is also editor-in-chief of the ADFP News.

Mobius announced the election of seven members to its board of directors: Angela Ross of Precyse; Rep. Anne Gallivan, D-Rutland-Windsor 1; Heather Bouchey of Lyndon State College; Lauren Brumsted Layman of Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer; Pam Quinn of Twinfield Union School; Rebecca Majoya of the Mentor Connector; and Stephen Adams of Novo Nordisk Inc. •