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S.P. Rotarians are driven to help

Thanks to more than $20,000 recently raised by the Rotary Club of South Portland Sunrise, children and teens will find it easier to access programs offered by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine’s South Portland Clubhouse. The funds helped purchase a 12-passenger van that will transport members to and from the clubhouse, at 169 Broadway, and carry them on field trips. This mobility is “essential,” according to BGCSM, and like its other four clubhouses, the South Portland branch already provides some transportation. But the addition of a second van, presented July 15, will allow the clubhouse to better serve the growing number of youth who participate in its educational and recreational activities. That number has peaked this summer at more than 200 members in a single day. In addition to the Rotary donation, Scarborough-based Welch Signage donated the van’s colorful, customized emblems.

New Hires, Promotions and Appointments

Inn by the Sea, a Cape Elizabeth luxury beach resort, recently named Jessica Stowell as director of sales and marketing. She brings over a dozen years of hospitality sales experience to the role, most recently as regional director of sales for Colwen Hotels. Stowell holds a bachelor of science degree in hospitality administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

Tedford Housing, a nonprofit agency in Brunswick working to end homelessness, has hired Jennifer Iacovelli as director of development. A resident of Brunswick, she will be responsible for Tedford’s marketing, fundraising, events and public relations. In addition, the agency’s board of directors in June elected officers including: Craig McEwen, of Topsham, president; John Carson, of Harpswell, vice president; and Nonny Soifer, of Harpswell, secretary.

Gary Eaton has joined Putney Inc. as vice president of sales and marketing. Based in Portland, Putney is a developer of generic prescription medicines for pets. Eaton previously served in leadership positions at Idexx Laboratories for 16 years.

Thornton Tomasetti, an international engineering firm with offices in Portland, recently promoted Amanda Lehman to senior project director. Colin Schless was promoted to associate.

Dave Hamlin recently joined Winxnet, a Portland-based information technology outsourcing and consulting firm, as a field technician for the Portland area. Before joining Winxnet, Hamlin was a ­­system administrator for Coast 2 Coast Surveys.


Daniel Dusabimana and Joseph Mushishi, Portland residents who work as direct support professionals at Spurwink Services, were each recently awarded Next Step Maine Scholarships by the Maine Development Foundation. The awards recognize “Employees of Promise” who are nominated by their employers. Both Dusabimana and Mushishi are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in computer science at the University of Southern Maine. Spurwink is a Portland nonprofit provider of behavioral health and educational services.

The Cape Elizabeth office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage named Jennifer DeSena as Broker of the Month in June. DeSena, a resident of Cape Elizabeth’s Oakhurst neighborhood for 21 years, is a listing and selling agent at the real estate office. She served for six years on the Cape Elizabeth School Board, and is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and DePaul University College of Law.

New Beginnings

Casa Inc., which provides specialized health and residential services for children and adults, opened a 16-bed long-term care facility in Scarborough last month at a ribbon-cutting attended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Undersecretary Lisa Mensah. The 16,000-square-foot facility, at 148 Gorham Road, was funded through a USDA loan of $6.2 million. The building replaces an older facility, and includes additional parking and a therapeutic pool.

Mike Miles recently opened a human resource consulting firm, Your Human Resource. Miles, of Portland, has nearly four decades of HR experience, including leadership roles with the City of Portland, Youth Alternatives Ingraham, the University of New England and Fiber Materials Inc.

Sidebar Elements

From left, Rotary Club officials Shirley Mooers and Jackob Hielscher, with Raymond Ruby of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, admire the donation of a $20,000 van to the BGCSM’s South Portland Clubhouse.