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New Hires, Promotions and Appointments

Dr. Florin Olteanu has been appointed medical director of Mid Coast Senior Health Center in Brunswick. Board-certified in geriatrics and internal medicine, Dr. Olteanu previously served as medical director for a long-term care community at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York. He completed residencies in urology, internal medicine and geriatrics.

MaineHealth, the parent organization of Maine Medical Center, has named attorney Robert S. Frank as senior vice president and general counsel. Frank, a Falmouth resident, had served as deputy general counsel since 2009. Previously, he worked at law firms in Portland and San Francisco, and was an assistant attorney general. Frank is a graduate of Emory University and Yale Law School.

The Maine Red Claws, the minor-league affiliate of the Boston Celtics, have hired Evans Boston as director of communications, public relations and community relations. Previously, he covered the Red Claws as a sports reporter and anchor with WGME-TV 13. Boston holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication.

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, a luxury real estate firm, has named Tim Kennedy as vice president. Kennedy, a Cumberland resident, will be based in the firm’s office at 2 City Center, Portland. He has worked in real estate since 1985, and holds a degree in business finance from the University of Maine.

Norton Financial Services, a Cumberland-based firm offering retirement plans and investment management services, has hired Ben Russell as a securities clerk and Krysten Gabri as a group benefits account specialist. Russell, a North Yarmouth resident, previously was an intern with the firm, after earning a bachelor’s degree at the University of New Hampshire. Gabri most recently served as a patient services representative with Central Maine Pediatrics. Prior to that she was with Cross Insurance as a benefits specialist.


North Yarmouth Academy has received a $25,000 grant from the Welch Charitable Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. NYA will use the funds to design and construct an outdoor play space for its Lower School, a Montessori-based program that opened last year and serves children ranging from toddler-age to fourth grade.


Joel Rogers, administrator of Falmouth by the Sea, was recently honored by the American College of Health Care Administrators with its 2014 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. Fewer the 300 nursing facility administrators throughout the country received this year’s award, which is based partly on quality data for each facility. Falmouth by the Sea provides a range of long-term care and rehabilitation services at its campus on Foreside Road, Falmouth.

The Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau recently received eight awards for graphic design at a national juried competition in New York City. The 2014 American Graphic Design Awards recognized creative excellence in only 15 percent of more than 8,000 entries. The bureau won awards for its creation of meeting programs, a vistor’s guide, advertisements and other material.

Gelato Fiasco, the Brunswick-based producer of gelato and sorbetto, has received the Commissioner’s Leadership Award of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Commissioner Walt Whitcomb presented the award, which recognizes the company as an emerging Maine food exporter, at its flagship store on Oct. 3.

Several of Martin’s Point Health Care’s health insurance plans are among the highest-ranked plans in the country, according to a report recently released by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The Martin’s Point US Family Health Plan HMO offered in Maine was ranked No. 9 out of 507 commercial plans, and the plan offered in four other states was ranked No. 45. Out of 408 Medicare plans nationwide, Martin’s Point Generations HMO/POS was ranked No. 21 and Martin’s Point Generations PPO was ranked No. 45.

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