People and Business: Oct. 19

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New Hires

Encore Leadership Corps, a program of the University of Maine Center on Aging, has hired Patti Foden of Cape Elizabeth as Program Coordinator responsible for recruiting and training volunteers and Carol Hammond of South Portland as Marketing Coordinator.

Kerri L. Prescott of Topsham was hired by Priority Group LLC as its Marketing & Communications Director. Prescott is the current State Representative from Topsham.

Androscoggin Bank recently added Chris Perry of Portland to its roster of Commercial Lenders. Chris also serves as a board member for Androscoggin Bank’s Mainstreet Foundation, which directly supports projects benefiting Maine at-risk youth.

Jessica Vickerson has joined Mercy Health Care System of Maine as a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner. She will be working closely with patients and their families to expand care options for patients with life-limiting diseases through palliative care and hospice programs.

Prime Ford in Saco recently hired Bobby Woods of Scarborough as a sales and leasing consultant. Prior to joining the Prime Ford team, Woods worked in the construction industry as a home builder.

Pape Subaru hired Paul Adler as a member of their sales and leasing team at the new Subaru dealership in South Portland. Adler has an extensive sales background working with Leavitt and Parris Awning Company and Sign Design Inc.

Colleen Farrell of South Portland has been promoted to Vice President of Human Resources at Mid Coast Health Services. She served as the Director of Human Resources at Mid Coast Health Services for the past 11 years.

Bernstein Shur Law Firm of Portland hired Kimberly McCall as marketing director. McCall joins Bernstein Shur from MaineHealth, where she was the marketing and communications manager.

Crossroads for Women, a comprehensive substance abuse and mental health treatment facility, made the following hires and promotions: Carol Rico of Scarborough joined the senior management team as the agency finance director; Allyson Goldman-Putnam of South Portland was hired as a client services counselor at Greater Portland Counseling Center; Kiely Foley of South Portland, and Cindy Amrogne-O’Toole of Scarborough, were hired as outpatient clinicians at Kennebunk Counseling Center; Teresa Bendokas-Heinfeld of Freeport was promoted to outpatient practice manager and will oversee the administration of Crossroads for Women’s counseling centers in Portland, Windham and Kennebunk; and, Randi Sheehan of South Portland is now the clinical supervisor of Crossroads for women’s Residential Rehabilitation program in Windham.

Mid Coast Cardiology added Benjamin A. Lowenstein of Yarmouth to its practice. A graduate of Bates College, Lowenstein received his MD from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vt. He completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.

John Holdridge of Peaks Island was hired as the new Creative Director at the Telling Room. Holdridge spent several years as a performer, teaching artist, professional development facilitator and university instructor working in the field of creative literacy development.

Peter DelGreco of Brunswick has been appointed President and CEO of Maine & Company, a nonprofit providing services to companies relocating to Maine or expanding within the state. Delgreco will work closely with Maine & Company’s board of directors to further the mission of bringing quality jobs and businesses to Maine.

Pierce Atwood LLP of Portland has hired Kyle N. Kirby as an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Kirby completed his undergraduate degree at Carnegie Mellon University and continued on to the University of Maine School of Law.

Dr. Carol Seaver of Scarborough has been named as the Chairwoman of the Dept. of Nursing at Saint Joseph’s College.


Lisa M. Rideout was recently promoted to Executive Vice President, Asset Management Group at Norway Savings Bank. In her new role at Norway, she developed and launched the newest division of the bank, the Norway Savings Asset Management Group, which provides investment management, trust services and estate planning to clients throughout Maine.

Good Deeds

Eighteen riders from Brunswick’s Mid Coast Hospital’s cycling team completed the American Lung Association’s three-day, 180-mile Trek Across Maine, raising more than $12,000 for the American Lung Association in the process. The cyclists began the ride at Sunday River in Newry and made the three day trek to Belfast over Father’s Day weekend.

Hannaford Supermarket locations raised a combined $53,800 for 100 local charities with its Summer Celebrations 2011 fundraising barbecues held at several Hannaford locations. For a $1 donation to charity, each person received a meal prepared by Hannaford associates. More than 50 vendors joined Hannaford in sponsoring the barbecues. All of the proceeds went to charity.

Wright Express Corporation of South Portland donated a total of more than $30,000 to support fundraising events for three Maine health related nonprofits. Events included the Beach to Beacon and the Tri for a cure. In March, Wright Express announced a new matching program for its associates who donate time and money to charitable organizations. For Wright Express associates who donate financially, the company will match dollar for dollar, up to $100 a year, an associate ‘s contribution to a charitable organization. Associates who volunteer at least 25 hours per year will have their time matched at a rate of $2 per hour. In addition, the company will pay the associates’ cost of participation in charitable events.

The Maine Inkeepers Association welcomed record numbers this May for their eighth annual Hospitality for Habitat fundraiser. Thirty-four MEIA member properties located all over the state participated in Hospitality for Habitat this year, offering visitors to the state a 50% discount on room rates in May in exchange for a donation check for $35 made out to Habitat for Humanity. This year’s fundraiser beat last year’s by over $2,000, raising $15,475 to help build homes for Maine families.

The 2011 Make-A-Wish Fantasy Auction held at The Woodlands Club in Falmouth raised over $120,000 for the Make-A-Wish foundation. An auction committee led by Falmouth residents Judy Forsley and Beth Goodrich ensured that critical funds were raised to help bring hope, strength and joy to Maine children fighting life-threatening medical conditions.