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Molly Dillon, President of Merchants Trust Company has announced two employee appointments.

Diane Kline joined Merchants Trust Company as Personal Investment Officer. Kline brings a very strong investment and client services background. She will be based at Merchants Bank’s South Hero branch, serving Northwestern Vermont and the Burlington metro area.

Freeman French Freeman, a full-service architecture, planning, and interior design firm based in Burlington, Vermont, welcomes Jane Pickell, LEED AP ID+C, as interior designer. Jane brings a decade of design experience working for firms in New York, Wisconsin, and Vermont.  She holds degrees from Barnard College in New York and the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

The non-profit, FOCUS ON FILM, announces its hire of a new executive director for the Green Mountain Film Festival. The non-profit hired Rachelle Murphy, a Berlin resident and recent masters of art graduate from Savannah College of Art and Design. Murphy coordinated the 2014 festival in Montpelier.

Rebecca Joyce, MD has joined the physician staff at Evergreen Family Health in Williston.  Dr. Joyce is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician and has special interests in women’s health and pediatric care.

Marie Thresher, Chief Risk Officer for Merchants Bank, announces Jonathan Watson has been hired for the position of Audit Director. Watson has over ten years of banking experience, including operations, retail and trust. He is a University of Vermont graduate and has earned the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Fiduciary and Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS) designations.

The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort and Spa, has announced the appointment of Nazba Jenulevich as general manager. In this new capacity, Jenulevich is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction and vision, as well as overseeing operational and asset management. He joined The Essex in June 2013 as the director of resort operations.

National Association of Professional Women has announced that Amy Mattinat, President of Auto Craftsman in Montpelier, VT, has been named 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Amy Mattinat is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession.

Northfield resident Kate Beal is putting her architectural background to work as the newest member of the WallGoldfinger sales force.

Formerly of Northfield, WallGoldfinger designs, engineers and manufactures some of the world’s finest corporate furniture in a recently redesigned, state-of-the art space in the former Ethan Allen furniture plant on Hull Street in Randolph.

Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) announces the opening of a new podiatry location at Ottauquechee Health Center (OHC) in Woodstock, VT. Podiatrist Jeffrey King, DPM, a Hospital staff member since 2009, began seeing patients at OHC in October and continues to provide podiatry care at MAHHC in Windsor as well.

Dr. David Currow, internationally known physician-scientist, author and educator, has been named director of Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. He will join Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Geisel School of Medicine as Professor of Medicine in January 2015.

Saint Michael’s College’s newly hired Coordinator of Student Veteran Services David Boyle has decades of close academic, family and service connections to the College. He also has had a distinguished career as a Vermont Army National Guard medic and unit leader with tours in Afghanistan and Kuwait.

DuBois & King consulting engineers announce that Shawn Mowery has rejoined the firm as a Systems Administrator. Mr. Mowery brings 20 years of experience providing IT systems administration and management for Internet service providers, schools, and financial institutions. Mr. Mowery lives in Randolph Center and works in the firm’s Randolph headquarters.