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Appointments

Preti Flaherty attorney Tim Bryant was recently appointed president of the Board of Directors of Maine Children’s Cancer Program, a division of Maine Medical Center that provides comprehensive treatment for children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders.

Micki Meggison has been named the first scientist/engineer-in-residence in USM’s College of Science, Technology and Health. As a guest member of the faculty, she will be available in the USM department of engineering throughout the spring semester to meet with students, visit other departments, student groups, classes and laboratories. During her residency, Meggison will also explore collaborative research, internships and student placement opportunities and will deliver a presentation on her area of expertise.

The Maine Conservation Corps recently welcomed Josh Moore of Cumberland to participate as an AmeriCorps volunteer in its 2012 Trail Training Academy. Moore previously served with the MCC as a team member in 2010. The Trail Training Academy, which prepares team leaders for the upcoming season, runs for 10 weeks and covers numerous topics including trail layout and design, stone work, team management and timber bridge construction. In addition, participants will receive training in chainsaw use and safety and will be certified in Wilderness First Aid.

John Giffune was recently elected president of the Cumberland Bar Association. He has been a member of the Cumberland Bar Association since 2009 and previously served on its general committee as its second vice president. Giffune is a partner in Verrill Dana’s litigation and trial, construction law and alternative dispute resolution groups.

David Ray, shareholder and member of Bernstein Shur’s construction practice group, was recently accepted to the American Arbitration Association’s roster of arbitrators. The American Arbitration Association provides services to individuals and organizations who wish to resolve conflicts out of court.

The First Radio Parish Church of America, “Daily Devotions,” recently announced additions to its Board of Trustees. Kate Hough Myhaver joined the Board of Trustees and is serving on the fundraising committee and the annual report committee. Kathleen Bolduc will serve on the administration committee and will also be assisting in fundraising events.

Randee R. Reynolds has been named interim president at Park View Adventist Medical Center. Reynolds is the current treasurer of the Northern New England Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists. He manages all of the finances, the retirement village and a number of other departments with the conference. He is also a member of the Parkview Adventist Medical Center Board, its membership committee and chairman of the finance committee.

Awards

The Maine-produced webseries Ragged Isle was recently a big winner at the Indie Soap Awards in New York City, taking home three national awards – Best Cinematography (Barry Dodd, Derek Kimball), Best Director (Barry Dodd) and Best Drama Webseries. The awards honor the very best in independent scripted, serialized programming for the web.

Mary McCarthy recently received the Robert B. Ganley Public Service Award from the City of Portland. McCarthy works for the Department of Health and Human Services and is receiving the award for her commitment to the patients and families of the Barron Center as well as her more than 37 years of service for the City of Portland.

Teens to Trails recently gave Outing Club grants to Deering High School, Portland High School and South Portland High School. These schools, along with eight other Maine high schools, were awarded support funds totaling almost $5,000 to help more teens get active outdoors. The grants were made possible by ongoing support from L.L. Bean and a grant from The Old Bug Light Charitable Foundation.

New Hires

Portland Trails recently announced that Kara Wooldrik will be its new executive director. She leaves the position of educational director at the Maine Audubon to take the helm of the nonprofit urban land trust and trail-building organization.

Eva Albano recently joined Bigelow Investment Advisors as its relationship officer. She has been working in the field for more than 25 years and her clients include individuals from all walks of life as well as trustees, businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Bruce F. Gomberg recently joined Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine as an orthopedic surgeon. Gomberg specializes in total and partial knee replacements, hip replacements, knee arthroscopy and fracture surgery.

Tom Cattell recently joined Black Point Capital Management as director of wealth management. Black Point is an RIA firm in Portland with an emphasis on coordinating, managing and planning financial issues for families and institutions. Previously Cattell was with HeadInvest and Maine Bank & Trust.

The Portland Museum of Art recently hired Sophia Mendoza as database administrator and information strategist. Her position was created to address the growing need to collect and analyze data. Mendoza will be working with all departments in an effort to increase communication and achieve the goals of the museum’s strategic plan.

Designations

The clinical laboratory at Mid Coast Hospital has been recognized nationally and re-certified for excellence in services by the College of American Pathologists.

BONNEY Staffing Center was recently nationally recognized by Inavero as Best Staffing for 2012. Participants in the 2012 competition were evaluated on  client satisfaction and talent satisfaction. BONNEY was awarded the Best of Staffing Recognition for both categories. BONNEY’s survey results were significantly higher than industry standards.

Promotions

Norway Savings Bank recently announced that Claire M. Owens was promoted to business development officer. Owens works in the bank’s Exchange Street office in Portland. She has over 20 years of retail banking and outside business development experience.

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