People and Business: Dec. 1

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Hannaford earns award for
cooking program support

PORTLAND – Hannaford Supermarkets recently received the Local Corporate Partner Leadership Award from Share Our Strength Maine in recognition of its support of the “Cooking Matters to Maine” nutrition program.

Cooking Matters to Maine launched in June 2010 as a cooking-based nutrition program that teaches low-income families how to prepare healthy, tasty meals on limited budgets.

To support the program, Hannaford has enlisted the help of supermarket staff and nutritionists to lead Cooking Matters to Maine program participants in educational grocery store tours, question and answer sessions and help with ingredient selection.

Cooking Matters to Maine, a partnership of local organizations, Good Shepherd Food-Bank, and national nonprofit, Share Our Strength, features hands-on courses led by local culinary and nutrition professionals and volunteers. Professional chefs from several greater Portland restaurants, including The Farmer’s Table, Back Bay Grill, and The Frog and Turtle, have volunteered their time with the program.

For further information on Cooking Matters to Maine, please contact Kristen Miale at or 423-5166 or visit the Good Shepherd Food-Bank website at


Portland attorney Stephen J. Schwartz of Schwartz & Schwartz PA, was appointed to the Board of Overseers of the Bar by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Schwartz has been practicing law for 25 years, and was the founder and first president of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

The Maine Cancer Foundation has appointed five new members to its board of directors. The following new board members will serve three-year terms: Jim Clair of Goold Health Systems, Barbara Grillo of Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute, Jennifer Dumas of AstraZeneca, Peter Rinck of Rinck Advertising and Stuart Lyons of Baker Newman and Noyes. Newly elected board officers are Gene Libby, president; Cheryl Greaney, vice-president; and Stuart Lyons, treasurer.

AJ Curran of Cape Elizabeth, a management overseer of outerwear and accessories for L.L. Bean, was recently elected to the board of directors of Friends of Casco Bay/Casco Baykeeper.

Bernstein Shur attorney and shareholder, Arnold Macdonald of Freeport, was elected president of the board of directors of Maine Academy of Modern Music, a nonprofite musical arts school in Portland.

John LoBosco of Cape Elizabeth, a vice president and managing counsel at Unum, was elected president of the South Portland / Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club, succeeding Joan Frustaci. Serving on the incoming board with LoBosco and Frustaci are president-elect, Marge Barker; vice president, Bob Flynn; secretary, Paul Butler; treasurer, Nancy Hawes; club administration director, Tom Meyers; community service director, Sybil Riemensnider; membership director, Bob Danielson; and international service director, David Lourie.

Joshua Bodwell of Biddeford, principal and creative director of communications design studio North40Creative, was named the executive director of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. The MWPA is a 35-year-old statewide nonprofit that supports writers and the literary arts in Maine.

The Maine Community Foundation has elected Andrea Cianchette Maker of North Yarmouth to its board of directors. Maker currently serves as vice president for corporate affairs at Martin’s Point Health Care.

Dana McEwan of Portland, an executive assistant with Norton Financial Services, has joined the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s board of directors.

President and chief executive officer of Maine Medical Center, Richard W. Petersen of South Portland, has been elected to join the JTG Foundation board of directors. The JTG Foundation is a private Maine philanthropic organization that currently grants approximately $1.4 million annually to Maine non-profits.

Certified Public Accountant Sean O’Hare of O’Hare Associates CPAs, was elected president of the Maine Society of CPAs  for a two-year term.

The Center for Grieving Children in Portland recently welcomed the following new board members: Crystal Butts-Griffin of Saco, Gail Bruzgo of Cape Elizabeth, Douglas Carr of Yarmouth, Melinda Ferreira of Hampton, N.H., John Mosley of Westbrook, Amanda Rand of Falmouth, Julie Lomac Tselikis of Cape Elizabeth, and Michael Violette of Poland. New board officers elected to serve for the 2010-2011 fiscal year include board president, Burr Duryee of Cape Elizabeth; vice president, Quincy Hentzel of Portland; secretary, Nancy Thompson of Cape Elizabeth; treasurer, Paul Letalien of Portland; and past-president, Patrick Veroneau of South Portland.

Paula Banks of Cape Elizabeth has been named to the Maine Gerontological Society board of directors. Banks, a certified geriatric care manager, owns geriatric care management company, Paula Banks Consulting, and Two Lights Home Care and companion services, both located in Cape Elizabeth.

The Institute for Civic Leadership has recently elected four new members to its board of directors. Joining the board are Stephen Eddy of Scarborough, vice president and fiduciary consultant at Investment Management and Consulting Group; Barbara Nash of Yarmouth, vice president of corporate research at Unum; Linda Mae Ruterbories of South Portland, director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Center at Orthopaedic Associates; and Michael Stillings of Cumberland, principal at Baker Newman Noyes. Jamie Morin, senior vice-president of client service operations for Wright Express, was elected board chairwoman, and Pete Thaxter, attorney at Curtis Thaxter, was elected vice chairman. Paul Delva, vice-president of general counsel at Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, will remain board secretary, and Stillings will serve as treasurer.

At the Audubon Artists, Inc., 68th Annual Juried Exhibition held in New York City, Harpswell artist John M. Mishler was awarded the Gold Medal of Honor, Aquamedia, for his work, “Grand Canyon at Sunrise.” Mishler, who was included in this year’s edition of “Who’s Who in American Art,” uses a modified Pointillism technique where thousands of colored ink dots are placed on watercolor papers with a wooden toothpick.

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