People & Business: April 11

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Brunswick woman named chief nursing officer

Nancy Lizotte of Brunswick has been promoted to the position of chief nursing officer at New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland. Lizotte began her nursing career at NERHP in 2007. She has held several positions, including staff nurse, admission nurse, shift coordinator, medical compliance analyst, stroke program leader and nurse manager. Prior to becoming a nurse, Lizotte had a long history of working with children and adults who were recovering from a brain injury. She is a nursing graduate of Central Maine Community College. In addition, Lizotte was honored with the 2014 Sandra Marriner CRRN of the Year award, the 2015 Clinician of the Year award, and the 2016 Employee of the Year award.

Milestones

R. M. Davis wealth management firm announced in March that the firm’s assets have surpassed $4 billion. Headquartered in Portland and founded by Robert M. “Mal” Davis in 1978, the firm is the largest private wealth management firm in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Saco Bay Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The locally owned and operated company was founded in 1988 by Larry Risigo and Kurt Jepson and has since expanded to include 12 centers, including Portland, Standish, Windham, Scarborough, Bridgton, Falmouth, Westbrook and Gorham. 

Recognition

The National Committee for Quality Assurance has awarded 20 Maine Medical Partners specialty practice sites with Level 3 Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Recognition, the highest level possible. It is earned through evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on coordinated care, longterm relationships with patients and family, and collaboration.

Portland-based business Fyood Kitchen was named one of 102 nationwide winners of the 2018 American Small Business Championship by SCORE business mentors. The award for dedication to the success of their small businesses included an all-expense-paid trip to a training and networking event, SCORE mentoring and publicity throughout the year.

Sea Bags, designers and manufacturers of items from recycled sails, announced that CEO Don Oakes and Beth Shissler, president and COO, have recently received the Maine Small Business Person Of The Year Award. In related news, Paul Gori has joined their crew to spearhead retail expansion.

Certified

Atlantic Physical Therapy owner and therapist Jennifer Mitchell is now certified as a vestibular rehabilitation specialist and is qualified to treat a variety of life-altering disorders, including post-concussion, a certain type of dizziness, and a specific kind of vertigo.

The Maine Health Care Association announced that Shannon Dietz of Mid Coast Senior Health Center in Brunswick recently graduated from the Association’s 2018 Nurse Leadership Institute. The eight-week course was created for nurse leaders looking to grow their leadership, communication and management skills.

Hires, promotions, appointments

Sebago Technics engineering consulting firm has hired Seth Goucher as director of geomatics, which combines traditional surveying with new technologies and techniques. Sebego Technics also welcomed design professionals Amber Ferland, Richard Stone, Michael Gammon and Daniel Danvers; two new construction inspectors, Philip Lowe and Michael Bourque; and Nicole Scott as a new transportation engineer.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland has rehired Dana Whitney as the director of finance, responsible for overall accounting and ReStore. Whitney previously worked for the affiliate before moving out of state. 

Aucocisco School, which instructs students who learn differently, recently welcomed Claire Ginder of Cape Elizabeth, Denise Harlow of Portland, Ellen Mazuzan of Cumberland, and Kevin Robinson of Boston to the board of directors.

Junior Achievement of Maine has hired Colby Senior as program coordinator for all of southern Maine. With the new hire, previous Events & Program Coordinator Jenna Jeffrey moves into a marketing and events-focused position. 

New Ventures

HR Maine Consulting’s President Betsy Oulton of Falmouth is now offering full human resource services to both private and public sectors (schools, municipalities and other nonprofits). Visit her website at www.hrmaineconsulting.com for more information. 

Petty Officer 3rd Class Gabrielle Cyr, who is a Falmouth native and 2015 Falmouth High School graduate, is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. As a machinist’s mate (nuclear), Cyr is responsible for maintaining the mechanical components and equipment that support the nuclear reactor.

MaineHealth President Bill Caron, and Norway Savings Bank President/CEO Pat Weigel were honored with the 2018 Crystal Heart awards at the Go Red for Women Luncheon. The event on March 20 supports the mission of the American Heart Association to build healthier lives free of heart diseases and stroke.

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