People & Business

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New Location

Select Physical Therapy’s Brunswick office has moved to a new location at 120 Harpswell Road, Suite 2, Brunswick. The new location will offer the same comprehensive services the old location offered.

New Hires

Deborah Wentworth recently joined Clark Insurance as the director of business insurance services. She has worked in the insurance industry for more than 20 years and has experience in underwriting, marketing and operations.

iBec Creative recently hired Monique Gaudet as its new interactive coordinator, responsible for overseeing all new websites from conception to completion. In her new role she will act as project manager for all aspects of the web design and launch process, including client relations, creative development, testing and presentation.

Bigelow Investment Advisors recently hired Michael C. Moore as vice president of investments. He most recently worked for Maverick Capital in New York.

John Bourassa recently joined the Tru Brit Team at Keller Williams Realty. Bourassa graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and has worked full-time in real estate with Keller Williams for the last eight years.

Good Deeds

The 2012 American Cancer Society Daffodil Days Campaign raised more than $100,000 this year. More than 62,000 flowers, 800 limited edition Boyd’s Bears and 1,000 potted daffodil bulbs were packaged, wrapped and delivered by volunteers.

The Portland Symphony Orchestra’s Tuesday Classical concert on March 13, sponsored by Dead River Company and Verrill Dana, collected 1,000 pounds of food and $500 to be donated to the Good Shepherd Food Bank.


Hurley Travel Experts was recently recognized for its outstanding achievement at the 10th annual Travel Agency Recognition S.T.A.R. Awards. Hurley was included in the Best of the Best in travel agencies, and Beth Skypeck was honored with an induction into the Chairman Royals Club.

Maine College of Art recently honored S. Donald Sussman and Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. at its 16th annual Art Honors Gala. Sussman was awarded the Award for Leadership in Art Philanthropy and Shettleworth was given the Award for Leadership in Community Service in the Arts and Education.

The Frances Hollis Brain Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to support Community Financial Literacy’s general operating budget. Community Financial Literacy is committed to serving refugees and immigrants with targeted, culturally-appropriate financial literacy courses.

Eileen Skinner, Mercy Hospital’s president and CEO, has been awarded the 2012 Grassroots Champion Award by the American Hospital Association. The award recognizes the achievements of grassroots leaders who have worked over the past year to effectively deliver their hospital’s message to elected officials, broaden the base of community support for hospitals and tirelessly advocate on behalf of patients, hospitals and communities.

The Oasis Health Network, an organization that provides free, quality health and dental care to low income and uninsured residents of the greater Bath-Brunswick area, recently honored its volunteers for outstanding services. Award recipients include: Michelle A. Broderick, Todd M. Hamilton, Blaine A. Littlefield, Mark Alexander, Brian L. Daniels, Nicole C. Shipp, Walter B. J. Schuyler, Gregory Gensheimer, Marybeth D. Ford, Kurt Kelley, Mark E. Marotto, Kathryn R. Beveridge, Jessica L. Buckner, Brian MacDonald, Michael Saraydarian, Barry White, Lawrence Bossong, Whitney Houghton, Amy Landry, Gregory L. Penner, Karen Wainberg and Harry Warren.

Daily Devotions and First Radio Parish Church of America have been awarded a $15,000 production grant for on-location shooting by Odyssey Networks. This is the fourth year they have been awarded the grant.

Shana Cook Mueller, an attorney at Bernstein Shur, recently received the Martindale-Hubble AV Preeminent rating in the areas of municipal law, public finance, zoning, planning and land use. This is the highest level of Martindale-Hubble’s peer review rating system.


The Portland Water District Board of Trustees recently elected Wayne Ross as president and Guy Cote as vice president. David Kane was reconfirmed as treasurer and Donna Kasiaficas was reconfirmed as clerk. Ross has been on the board since 2009 and has served in various capacities, most recently as vice president. Cote has also been on the board since 2009 and previously served as chairman of the operations committee.

The Harpswell Business Association recently appointed the following people to its board: Chris Heinig, Suzanne Nelson and Beth Leeman.


Spectrum Medical Group recently chose Winxnet to manage IT for the entire organization.


In response to the needs of its clients and consumers, the Morrison Center recently announced an expansion of its autism program. The focus of the expansion will be on providing individualized educational, pre-vocational and functional life skills.


Wendy Pollock recently re-opened her practice of chiropractic and homeopathy in Portland at 222 St. John St. Suite 117.