APPOINTMENTS TO THE BOARD
Delta Dental Plan of Maine announced the recent election of three new directors to its board of directors: Marcia Minter from Portland, Dr Grace Odimayo Augusta and Dr Brad Rand of the brewer.
Minter is the co-founder and executive director of Indigo Arts Alliance in Portland, a nonprofit arts incubator that supports the creation and dissemination of the work of black and brown artists of African descent, and she also serves on the boards of directors. from several artistic organizations. Minter’s long career in creative design and direction includes 16 years as vice president and creative director at LL Bean.
Odimayo practices general and cosmetic dentistry at Lagos Dental PA in Farmingdale. She trained in Nigeria and Scotland before earning her doctorate in dentistry at the Tufts School of Dental Medicine in Boston. Odimayo served on the Dental Education Health Committee at the Dental School of the University of Benin in Benin, Nigeria.
Rand owns BEAM: Align Your Smile in Bangor and is the owner and partner of Rand Dentistry LLC in Brewer. Rand received his doctorate in dental surgery from the College of Dentistry at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and is a member of the International College of Dentists and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr Matthew Siegel, an autism expert for MaineHealth, has been appointed to a federal panel to oversee the federal government’s efforts on autism. Siegel, vice president of medical affairs, autism and developmental disorders at Maine Behavioral Healthcare, has been selected to serve on the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, which “provides advice and recommendations to (the secretary to Health and Social Services Xavier Becerra) research, services and policies on autism. Siegel will be one of 22 people from across the country to sit on the committee.
Benjamin Brennan of Portland and Sales Director of KONE Elevators was elected to the Board of Directors of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a national organization of commercial property owners, developers and related service providers. An active member of MEREDA, Brennan sits on its Local Issues Committee and recently took on a leading role as co-chair of DevelopME. A graduate of the University of Maine, he was hired in 2013 by KONE to provide energy efficient elevator solutions in northern New England. As an advocate for green energy, Brennan’s interests lie in finding a middle ground between green technology and affordability.
Lindsay wright, a longtime Lewiston-Auburn area resident who previously worked in the service and hospitality industries, joined Auburn-based Maine Source Homes & Realty as a listing and buyers specialist . Having moved several times in her life – buying and selling her own homes – she has developed skills in renovation, design and creativity that she particularly enjoys sharing with her clients. When not helping clients with their real estate needs, Wright enjoys being on her small property with her husband, three daughters, chickens, ducks and French Bulldogs.
Sean Shields joined InterMed as head of physiotherapy, overseeing all operations of the 35-person department. A graduate of Wake Forest University, he received his doctorate in physiotherapy from the University of New England. Shields is also a Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physiotherapy.
Sutherland Weston Marketing Communications announced the hiring of Airlia Britt and Diane Picavet. Britt and Picavet join the marketing and communications agency’s account management team.
Picavet joins Sutherland Weston after working in both agency and corporate marketing. She also spent time in the TV and radio news, having worked for WLBZ-TV and Q106.5 in Bangor, and WGAN in Portland. Picavet graduated from the New England School of Communications.
Britt comes to Sutherland Weston from the world of fundraising, spending over a decade as director of development in area schools. Most recently, she was Director of Development at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor. Britt graduated from Florida International University.
OTELCO is expanding its team and is pleased to welcome several new recruits to its offices in Maine:
Liza Quinn joins OTELCO as Product Manager in New Gloucester. His experience is in the energy and telecommunications industries, including roles in finance, marketing, product management, network provision and consulting. Quinn holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in forest science with a concentration in environmental economics.
Zacharie Ouellette joins the company as a Technical Support Technician in OTELCO’s Bangor office. Previously, he worked for three years as a computer technician at Northern Maine Medical Center. Ouellette holds a bachelor’s degree in computer applications from the University of Maine at Fort Kent. He is a resident of Brewer.
Jonathan rison was also hired as a technical support technician in Bangor. Rison is currently working on an associate’s degree in computer science.
Vincent pasquali returns to OTELCO as Field Engineer in his Gray office. Pasquali is a resident of Raymond.
Director of the City of Bath Peter Owen announced his intention to retire on August 20. Owen joined the city in 1999 as director of public works and was appointed city manager by Bath City Council in 2017. In addition to serving on 11 committees during his tenure as city manager, he returned to development committees economic and community community and created the municipal equipment committee. Owen said he plans to stay involved in the community in retirement, but looks forward to spending more time with his family and working in his woodworking shop.
HONORS AND PRIZES
York County United Way Awarded Beard Wentworth the Elise Kittredge Award at its recent virtual annual meeting. The Elise Kittredge Award is presented to an individual in the community who, through an exceptional contribution of time, talent and / or financial resources, has contributed to improving the quality of life of neighbors in a vital and lasting way. During his 30 years of service to the United Way and the York community, Wentworth has set the standard for visionary leadership and the role that volunteerism can play in making communities better places to learn, work and live.
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