People In The News
PF+C Director, Mark Hall has been reappointed as a hearing panel member for the Vermont Supreme Court Professional Responsibility Board for his third term. The Professional Responsibility Program is a regulation system for the legal profession which helps resolve complaints against attorneys, investigates and disciplines attorney misconduct, and assists attorneys and the public by providing education, advice, referrals, and other information designed to maintain and enhance the standards of professional responsibility.
The University of Vermont Medical Group at Fletcher Allen recently presented research and education awards to seven of its physician members to recognize their exceptional teaching and research efforts. The UVM Medical Group consists of approximately 450 physicians from all fields of medicine devoted to advancing patient care through clinical and laboratory research, and educating the next generation of providers.
Trumbull-Nelson Construction Company of Hanover, NH and Montpelier, VT has announced the appointment of Theodore G. “Todd” Thompson, as Vice President.
It has been announced by Sean Mahoney, executive vice president for Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), that Anthony Iarrapino and Shanna Cleveland have been named senior attorneys. Residents of Montpelier, VT, and Boston, MA, respectively, both will receive their promotions effective immediately.
Paul Frank + Collins P.C. has announced that David M. Pocius, a Director and Shareholder of the firm, has been admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court. The swearing-in-ceremony took place on Tuesday, March 26th at the U.S. Supreme Court Building on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Mr. Pocius was admitted in open court alongside 12 defense attorneys and in-house counsel from the Defense Research Institutes’ Young Lawyers Committee.
The Partnership for Change has announced the hiring of Hal Colston as its Director. The Director is responsible for leading the Partnership’s efforts to help build a prosperous future for the Burlington and Winooski communities by remodeling our schools for the 21st century. Hal will work closely with a broad and diverse group of stakeholders, including school administrators, students, teachers, parents, and community partners, to support school change.
Autumn Hausthor, of North Bennington, recently won the top prize in the Rotary’s annual Four-Way Test Speech Contest in Bennington. A junior at Mt. Anthony Union High School who excels in math and science and enjoys children, horses and making art, Hausthor spoke about the importance of persevering to overcome a disability.
- Dr. Elliott S. Fisher named director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth has named Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH, as the Director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. An internationally recognized leader in health services research and health policy, Dr. Fisher is currently the Director for Population Health and Policy at The Dartmouth Institute, as well as the James W. Squire Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine. He is also Co-Director of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care.
- American Heart Association honors local youth advocate as hundreds of volunteers seek Congressional support for NIH research
The American Heart Association has named Tommy Watson of Williston, VT, “Youth Advocate of the Year.” The national award will be announced at the association’s annual Hero’s Reception on congressional Lobby Day, You’re the Cure on the Hill, in Washington, D.C. on Monday, April 8th.
The national honorees include:
o Science-Advocate of the Year is Dr. Weintraub from PA.
o Volunteer-Advocate of the Year is Lee Storrow from NC.
o Survivor-Advocate of the Year is Yolanda Dickerson from NC.
New ownership recently took over Keene’s well established natural products store, Blueberry Fields. Rick Rebman, the resident owner of Blueberry Fields is excited to bring his 25 years of experience in the food service industry to Keene.