Faces & Places

September 2017

One Credit Union announced the appointment of Judith Soules as its chief financial officer. Soules has over 20 years’ financial management experience. She was CFO at Edgartown National Bank and Randolph National Bank.

The DREAM Program, a village mentoring organization that partners college student mentors with youths from affordable housing neighborhoods across Vermont, announced that Lauren Chen was named to the Vermont committee of the board of directors. Chen is with the Vermont State Housing Authority and has been involved with DREAM for seven years.

Mobius announced the addition of Sarah Caliendo to its statewide board of directors. Caliendo has served as program director for the DREAM Program for the last five years and sits on Mobius’s program leadership council.

Vermont Technical College’s dental therapy education program, the first such program in New England, hired Cheyanne Warren as program director. Warren was a staff general dentist for The Health Center in Plainfield. Besides developing the curriculum, Warren will seek accreditation for the program from the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Tammy Hogenauer, BSN, RN, CHPN, was named hospice clinical manager at the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region. Hogenauer was an RN at Rutland Regional Medical Center’s medical oncology unit.

Following a national search, the Outright Vermont board of directors announced that Dana Kaplan was named executive director. He was Outright’s director of education for four years.

Mercy Connections announced two new hires and a promotion: Joanne Nelson, director of justice and mentoring programs; Cathy Ainsworth, director of education and transition programs; and Kirsten Wilson, development assistant. Nelson was director of the Plattsburgh Alumni Association at SUNY Plattsburgh. Ainsworth was director of evaluation, grants, and reporting at Mercy Connections. Wilson was author events and publicity assistant at Chelsea Green Publishing.

Bob Edebohls, the proprietor of Jeudevine Falls Nature & Event Center in Hardwick, announced that it will close in October. The multiple falls nature park was created as a memorial to friends “who were lost at too early an age.” In 2013 it was named by the website sheknows.com as one of the five best wedding venues in New England.

Armistead Senior Care promoted Samantha Wendel to the position of president. Wendel joined the team in 2006 as a client services coordinator. The former president, Annmarie Plant, RN, CCM, CDP, was appointed executive chair of the board of directors and will continue her role as an Aging Life Care Professional.

Lindsey Lathrop joined FromWithin Coaching as a career coach. Lathrop has 10 years’ experience in workforce development, education, and consulting. She consults on a data-driven, gender-equity initiative called Change The Story VT.

Daly & Daly, PC, hired Jeremy M. Carter as an associate in the law firm’s Burlington office. Carter’s practice will focus on corporate law, commercial transactions, employment law, general business law, and real estate matters.

Cx Associates hired Daniel Tuhus-Dubrow to do energy audits, retro-commissioning, and measurement and verification for clients. A LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design and Construction, he was an energy engineer for a Boston consulting firm.

Dynapower announced the addition of Renee Naud to its executive management team as director of human resources and corporate counsel. Naud was a legal counsel for a plastic packaging manufacturer. Adam Knudsen, Dynapower’s president, was chosen to serve on the Governor’s Climate Action Commission.

Donald Mathews, M.D., was named chair of the department of anesthesiology at the Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont, and chief of the anesthesiology health care service at the UVM Health Network. Mathews joined UVM in 2010. He succeeds Mazen Maktabi, M.D.

The committee for the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame announced the 2017 inductees: Rupert and Muriel Chamberlin, former dairy farmers and Jersey breeders; Ray and Pam Allen, apple growers and agritourism leaders; and Claude Bourbeau, former dairy farmer. Recipients are chosen based on their accomplishments and significant contributions to Vermont agriculture.

Maple Capital Management announced the election of Elizabeth Lewis, CFA, as shareholder. Lewis has been with the company for five years. Timothy Wooster was hired as portfolio manager, and Cory Latour and Kara Simanskas joined the client service team. Wooster was vice president and portfolio manager at a bank in Camden, Maine, and has over 10 years in the investment management industry. Latour joined Maple Capital following graduation from St. Lawrence University. Simanskas has five years of marketing and client service experience.

Howard Center announced recent hires and promotions. Tammy Boudah was named team leader for the street outreach program; Dan Hall is director of outpatient services; Grace Keller is program coordinator for the safe recovery program; Delaina Norton is director of long-term supports and services; Deanna Ryerson is director of First Call for Chittenden County; and Carrie Hathaway joined Howard Center as director of financial management.

Seven Days won three first-place awards at the annual Association of Alternative Newsmedia conference. Eva Sollberger’s Stuck in Vermont episode “The River of Light Harvest Moon Winooski Paddle” took first in the Multimedia category. A second video of hers received an honorable mention. Stories by Terri Hallenbeck and Paul Heintz about the independent newsweekly’s decision to fight subpoenas issued to Heintz, reporter Mark Davis, and news editor Matthew Roy, won a first place in the Free Speech category. And a selection of “cops and courts” stories by Davis in the Circulation under 45,000 category won a first place for Beat Reporting. Seven Days also received second-place honors in the Special Section category for the newly redesigned What’s Good: A Seven Days Field Guide to Burlington. The publication’s writers and designers were recognized with third-place honors for Film Criticism (Margot Harrison); Cover Design (Diane Sullivan and Brooke Bousquet); and Illustration and Format Buster/Innovation, for a collaborative Bernie Sanders–themed “Feel the Bern” adult coloring contest. Honorable mention recipients included Hannah Palmer Egan (Food Writing) and Kymela Sari (Race Reporting).

S.W. Cole Engineering named Thomas Morgan, P.E., senior geotechnical engineer in its Williston office. Morgan has over 12 years’ experience. Taylor Mossey and Ryan Arsenault were hired as construction services technicians.

Boundless Journeys hired Emily Trostel as assistant destination manager and Christine Kolter as guest services coordinator. Kolter replaces Kristen Bernarsky, who was promoted to destination manager covering Asia and the South Pacific.

Tom Huebner, president and CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center, is one of six leaders in healthcare systems from throughout the United States and Canada inducted into the 2017 Fire Starter Hall of Fame.

Gregg Banse joined the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum as director of marketing and business development. The native Vermonter was director of digital communication strategy at George Mason and American Universities in D.C. Elizabeth Lee, the museum’s ecology programs director since 2015, was appointed education director. She is completing a master of science degree in environmental science at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Geri Reilly Real Estate announced that Realtors Mike Lucas and Pallas Snider Ziporyn joined the firm. Lucas’s sales experience includes 15 years in powerboat sales and experience. Ziporyn was licensed in 2010 after graduating from Harvard University, and worked in the Boston area. She became a licensed agent in Vermont in 2015.

Trudy Trombley of Trudy’s Boutique in Stowe was named America’s Retail Champion of the Year by the National Retail Federation. It is the highest honor bestowed on a retailer by the NRF. She was chosen from five finalists of the 80 retailers nominated from around the country.

The 2017 American Cheese Society Competition saw 13 Vermont cheesemakers awarded 41 ribbons, including Spring Brook Farm/Farms for City Kids Foundation in Reading, first place in category and first place Best in Show for Tarentaise Reserve, and first place for Reading Raclette; and The Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm in Greensboro, first place in category and third place Best of Show for Harbison. Vermont Creamery’s Crème Fraiche and Unsalted Cultured Butter also took firsts. The Cheese Council’s website, www.vtcheese.com, has the complete list.

Jean Marie Napoliello was named director of food and beverage for Topnotch Resort in Stowe. She was food and beverage manager for the Hilton Garden Inn in Burlington.

Michael Batsimm joined Lund as director of finance. He was with the American Meteorological Society in Boston and has over 20 years of accounting experience with for-profit and nonprofit companies.

State Farm, Chris Kasper Agency hired Ryan Stacey as an account manager offering home, auto, renters’, condo, business, health, and life insurance in Vermont and New York. He is a recent graduate of Plattsburgh State.

Vermont Public Radio announced several changes to its news and digital staff. Henry Epp joined the staff as reporter and local host of All Things Considered. Epp was with New England Public Radio. Sam Gale Rosen was named managing editor of Vermont Edition. He has been a producer since 2015 and replaces Patti Daniels, executive producer, who is stepping down after more than 10 years. Emily Corwin joined VPR as investigative reporter/editor. She comes from New Hampshire Public Radio and the New England News Collaborative and won a 2014 Gracie Award and a 2016 regional Murrow Award. Angela Evancie, VPR’s digital editor and host/producer of the podcast Brave Little State, was named managing editor for podcasts. And digital producers Emily Alfin Johnson and Meg Malone will form a digital creation team to work as part of the news department, developing, building, and promoting digital content.

Mike Arcovitch was named state public affairs officer for the Vermont National Guard. Major Chris Gookin will remain the primary public affairs officer until the beginning of 2018. Arcovitch is a former teacher and coach at Burlington High School and a Vermont Guardsman since 2012.

Carl H. Lisman, partner in the Burlington law firm Lisman Leckerling PC, was appointed to serve a two-year term as chair of the executive committee of the Uniform Law Commission. Once a year, commissioners study and consider drafts of specific statutes in the areas of the law where uniformity among the states is desirable.

Robin Turnau, president and chief executive officer of Vermont Public Radio, announced plans to step down in March 2018. She began her career at VPR in 1989 as membership and volunteer coordinator, and served in several positions before being named president and CEO in 2009.

The City of Burlington was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual report. This is the first time in the city’s history that it has earned such an award. St. Albans is the only other Vermont city to achieve it (in 2016).

Scott H. Baker was named dean of the Stiller School of Business at Champlain College, following a national search. He was associate dean at the school and a faculty member whose teaching was focused on international business and internships. He joined Champlain in 2005.

Tabitha Bowling and Tim Volk joined the board of directors of the Northern Forest Center. Bowling was a founding partner and former COO of Bungalow LLC, a casual lifestyle brand. Volk is a partner, advisor, and shareholder of KSV.

The American Red Cross announced the election of new members to its New Hampshire/Vermont board of directors. Vermonters elected were Michael MacConnell of Vermont Sports Properties; Christopher Rice, founding partner of MMR LLC; Randall Roy, Co-operative Insurance Companies; and Derik Whalen, Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Nancy Cathcart is stepping down as president and CEO of the Humane Society of Chittenden County. Cathcart is facing an extended leave of absence for bilateral knee replacement surgery, and decided to resign her position, effective September 15, in order to focus on her healing and recovery. Susan McMillan, chair of the board of directors, expressed the board’s appreciation of Cathcart’s stewardship and announced a transition plan to identify a new president and CEO.

The Pride Center announced that Carlos Gonzalez-Saenz has left his health and wellness position after two and a half years of providing HIV testing and creating social events designed to reduce new HIV infections among Vermont’s gay, bi, and trans men’s communities. He will still play an active role as a volunteer. Travis Miller will step into the role of full-time health and wellness coordinator. Taylor Small joined the team as health and wellness coordinator. She has worked at Spectrum and Outright Vermont.

Susan Trombley, RN, and Jodie Archambault, RN, were promoted to clinical nurse managers for Franklin County Home Health Agency. Archambault was named clinical nurse manager for the St. Albans team, and Trombley for the Enosburg team. Archambault has been with the agency over 22 years, and has been long-term care coordinator for 10. Trombley joined the agency a year and a half ago as hospital liaison, care coordination, LNA supervisor, and chronic disease management coordinator.

Paul Frank + Collins announced that one of its attorneys, Mark G. Hall, was named a senior fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.

DuBois & King consulting engineers hired Guy Rouelle as a senior airport planner. Rouelle has 33 years of aviation experience and was director of the Vermont Agency of Transportation aviation program, managing the 10 state airports. Nikki Harnish joined the firm as a help desk technician in the information technology division. She has experience in customer service and diagnostic work for IT departments of industrial and financial firms.


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