People and Business: Nov. 3
Maine breast cancer
PORTLAND — The Maine Cancer Foundation presented five awards to honor a diverse group of people who have worked tirelessly on behalf of cancer patients and their families, and increased awareness of the importance of breast health, at its Ninth Annual Cure Breast Cancer for ME luncheon held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland.
The Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute Breast Care Center was presented with the Outreach and Education Award for its use of communication to promote awareness of breast health and for making a positive impact on the lives of those dealing first-hand with cancer.
Dr. Michael A. Jones, Chief of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Maine Medical Center, received the Medical Care and Research Award.
The Grassroots Advocate Award was presented to Sanford Junior High School for increasing awareness of the importance of breast health within their community.
Della Hitchcox of Cape Elizabeth was honored with the Lifetime Inspiration Award for her exceptional support, advocacy and caring for the issue of breast cancer.
The Meredith Strang Burgess Spirit of Life Award was presented to Carlene Sperry of Auburn in recognition of her unfailing optimism and advocacy when dealing with breast cancer.
The Cure Breast Cancer for ME event is the primary source of funding for the Women's Cancer Fund, managed by the Maine Cancer Foundation, and has raised more than one million dollars since it began eight years ago.
DeLorme, Seth Wescott
YARMOUTH — Yarmouth map maker DeLorme has entered into a corporate partnership with gold medal snowboarder Seth Wescott.
DeLorme will be featuring Wescott at trade shows and in advertising campaigns for the company's latest GPS product, the Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator.
The product, a handheld GPS capable of sending text messages using SPOT satellite technology to communicate in locations beyond the reach of cell phone coverage, recently received the Popular Mechanics 2010 Breakthrough Award.
New Hires, Promotions
Catherine Galida, D.O. has joined nonprofit integrative health care center in Falmouth, True North, as an affiliate practitioner. Dr. Galida is an osteopathic family practice physician who is board certified in both family practice medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine.
The Town & Country Federal Credit Union Board of Directors has named David Libby of Scarborough as Chief Executive Officer and President of the organization. Libby joined Town & Country as manager of the Portland branch in 1990.
The law firm of Eaton Peabody has added Edward F. Feibel of Gorham to its employment practice based at the firm's Brunswick office, but will provide employee benefit and ERISA advice to the firm's clients statewide.
The Community Counseling Center has hired Tara Roberts as the Drop-In Coordinator for the Proud Rainbow Youth of Southern Maine, PRYSM, program. Roberts will oversee the weekly Drop-In program that provides psycho-educational and leadership opportunities to over one hundred LGBTQ youth throughout Greater Portland and Southern Maine each year.
Dr. Janel Voelker, owner of Coastal Wellness Family Chiropractic in Cape Elizabeth, has hired a second chiropractor, Dr. Louise Bryant.
FABCO Industries, Inc., a provider of stormwater treatment technologies based on Long Island, N.Y., has hired W. Scott Gorneau as regional manager of stormwater solutions in its Portland office.
Erin O’Connor Jones of Cape Elizabeth was appointed State Director of the Maine Chapter of March of Dimes, located in Falmouth.
AlliedCook Construction, a Scarborough-based commercial construction management firm, recently hired Deney D. Morganthal as director of business development.
Tilson Technology Management, an information technology project management company in Portland, recently hired Danielle Lavoie as a consultant.
Cape Memory Care, a new 72-bed assisted living/dementia care residence under development in Cape Elizabeth, has hired Olga Gross of Scarborough as executive director and David Rogers of Cape Elizabeth as director of admissions and community relations. Cape Memory Care is owned and operated by Woodlands Assisted Living, a Waterville-based company.
Falmouth Congregational Church UCC has selected Rev. Deborah Tate Breault to serve as pastor and teacher. Breault's most recent positions were held at High Street Congregational Church in Auburn and Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland.
Gorham Savings Bank has hired Frederick G. Proctor and Kim Donnelly as vice president, commercial loan officers. Both Proctor and Donnelly most recently worked at TD Bank.