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People and Business

Community

People and Business

Appointments

The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland recently announced the appointment of four new members, David Hanson, Sarah Marble, Kevin Mahoney and Michael Bosse to its board of directors.

Crossroads, which offers comprehensive treatment for behavioral health with a gender-specific focus, recently elected new members and officers to its board of directors and welcomed new staff members. Crossroads’ Board of Directors recently welcomed new members and elected new officers including Meredith Hamer of Yarmouth, and Tim Sample of Portland. Donna Chamoff, of Cumberland, was elected vice president. Beth Sellers of Portland was elected  secretary. Crossroads also recently hired Jennifer Anderson of Portland, and Charles Schneider of Cape Elizabeth.

The ecomaine Board of Directors elected Michael McGovern, town manager of Cape Elizabeth, as their new chairman at the organization’s recent annual meeting. Also elected were South Portland City Manager James Gailey as vice chair and Portland Solid Waste Manager Troy Moon as treasurer.

Scarborough resident Daniel Brazeau is a research associate professor in the field of genomics and human health at the University of New England. Cumberland resident Jack Thomas is a financial adviser with RBC Wealth Management.

Awards

Molina Medicaid Solutions recently recognized individuals for their community work at its first annual Community Champions Awards event in Maine, including Freeport resident Valerie Gamache.

The American Cancer Society is a volunteer-based organization and each year the society’s New England division names recipients of the Sandra C. Labaree Volunteer Values Awards. 2012 recipients included: Valerie Clark of Topsham, Peggy Mast and Nancy Damiani both of Brunswick are part of a team of road to recovery coordinators working in the American Cancer Society’s Topsham office.

USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Dallas Tonsager announced $161,108 to 10 Maine farms and businesses through the Rural Energy for America Program. Broadturn Farm in Scarborough, has been selected to receive a grant in the amount of $8,062 for the purchase and installation of a renewable energy GARN biomass system. Cozy Acres Greenhouses in North Yarmouth, has been selected to receive a grant in the amount of $48,750 for the purchase and installation of a new solar PV system and a new geothermal system for the greenhouse. These systems will help create a zero carbon footprint in the growing of plants and vegetables for the community. Potts Harbor Lobster in Harpswell, has been selected to receive a grant of $11,750 for the purchase and installation of a renewable energy solar PV system for the Lobster Wharf.

Designations

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, has honored Mid Coast Hospital with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM.

At a recent South Portland Music Booster meeting, president Mike Fletcher and his wife, fundraising chairwoman Cindy Fletcher were presented with a Director's Stand for their outstanding contributions to the South Portland Music Boosters. Fletcher has led the organization for the past seven years.

Central Maine Medical Center’s Hematology-Oncology Associates practice has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The QOPI Certification Program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care.

New Hires and Promotions

Modern Pest Services of Brunswick, recently announced the hiring of Jack Wholey as general manager and the promotion of Paul Lavallee to training manager.

Recycling Reinvented, a nonprofit committed to advancing recycling rates of packaging and printed paper announced recently that retiring Maine Rep. Melissa Innes has joined the organization as outreach director.

The Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine, known as E2Tech, recently appointed a new leadership team consisting of Jeff Marks as the organization's executive director and Cindy Talbot as operations director. E2Tech is a member-based organization focused on stimulating economic growth in Maine’s environmental and energy sectors by facilitating networking, serving as a clearinghouse for objective information through events and forums and leading efforts to promote the clean tech sector.

Jeanine Chesley, area controller for New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland and HealthSouth Concord Rehabilitation Hospital, has been promoted to chief executive officer at NERHP.

Casco Systems is recently announced the addition of Kevin Coyne as a senior automation engineer. Casco Systems is an engineering and system integration firm focused on the energy and industrial markets located in Cumberland.

iBec Creative recently announced the hiring of Matthew Belair as a new web developer for the growing web design and Internet marketing firm. iBec provides personalized and unique web development for clients' needs. In his new web developer role, Belair will work on both new websites and ongoing projects for current clients.

Fluid Imaging Technologies manufacturer of the FlowCAM® imaging particle analyzer, has hired Lee Martin of Yarmouth as senior software engineer after using Martin’s engineering services on a consulting basis for over a year.

Good Deeds

Southern Maine Heart Walk participants recently raised $265,000 to support the American Heart Association.

Evergreen Credit Union recently announced Chris Macklin of South Portland as the winner of a New 2010 Trike Sunny Scooter. Tickets for the raffle raised close to $4,000 with all proceeds benefiting the Maine Credit Union League’s Campaign for Ending Hunger in Maine.

Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution recently donated $2,500 towards the purchasing of a new fountain for Mill Creek Pond in South Portland as part of Phase 1 of the Mill Creek Park overhaul.

Expansion

Coastal Rehab announced a recent expansion from its current location in Cape Elizabeth to two new satellite clinics. The clinics are located within Fallbrook Woods' Retirement Community at 418 Ray St. in Portland and within Ocean View's Retirement Community at 32 Blueberry Lane in Falmouth.

Anniversary

Southern Maine Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is happy to be celebrating its 40th year. Richard Crawford and William Benzing, partners, have offices in Windham, South Portland, and Biddeford. SMOMS is southern Maine’s largest oral surgery practice, offering the full scope of patient care at each location.