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New Hires, Promotions and Appointments

Mary Jean Mork, of Cape Elizabeth, has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president of integrated programming at Maine Behavioral Healthcare. The new positions expands her previous role as director for behavioral health integration for the network of 30 treatment centers, part of MaineHealth. Mork has nearly 40 years of professional experience, and earned her graduate degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin.

Bath resident Jackie McKeon was recently named Brunswick site director for DaVinci Experience Science & Art Camps. McKeon taught previously at the site and also has years of experience as an art teacher at Bath Middle School. She holds a master’s degree in art education from the Rhode Island School of Design. In addition, Phoebe Walsh, of Freeport, will be teaching at the Brunswick site. She has a background in environmental science education, and worked last summer at DaVince’s camps in Falmouth and Yarmouth.

KeyBank has hired Jody A. Pizzo Connolly as vice president and manager of its branch at 400 Forest Ave., Portland. Previously, Connolly was vice president and manager at Bank of America in South Portland. She also spent 12 at SunTrust Bank in Tampa, Florida, where she was responsible for sales and service at 14 banking centers.

Shawn Reardon recently joined Winxnet, a Portland-based information technology outsourcing and consulting firm, as a remote support technician. Before his new role, Reardon served as a help desk specialist at the Portland law firm Bernstein Shur.

The MEMIC Group, a workers’ compensation insurer based in Portland, has promoted Daniel J. McGarvey to chief operating officer. He joined MEMIC in 2009 as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer, and has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. McGarvey is a certified public accountant and a member of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Society.

Portland Ballet has selected Stephanie Cotsirilos to serve as interim executive director, replacing founder Genie O’Brien, who recently retired after 35 years of service. Cotsirilos is an attorney with a prior 15-year career in the performing arts, and now operates a management consulting practice for Maine nonprofit groups. She holds an undergraduate degree from Brown University, a master’s degree from Yale Music School and a J.D. from Yale Law School.


Yarmouth Fire-Rescue honored its volunteers and employees at a March gala, making special recognition of members who have provided from five to 45 years of emergency and protective services to the town. Fire Chief Michael Robitaille also presented the following special awards: Lt. Terry Buck, Fire Officer of the Year; Chris Cole, Firefighter of the Year; and Kira Lacasse, EMS Provider of the Year. In addition, the Yarmouth Public Works Department received the Chief’s Excellence Award.

Portland-based Oakhurst Dairy and the Greater Portland Transit District (METRO) were two of only seven organizations throughout New England recently honored as “Northern Stars” for their efforts to reduce use of petroleum fuel in their vehicles, cut carbon emissions, and power their fleets with alternative energy sources. The Northern Stars of New England program is funded through a U.S. Department of Energy grant.

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