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St Michael’s has named Kate (Powers) Floyd, 2006 graduate of Saint Michael’s College, as assistant director of MOVE, the college’s volunteer service organization. Ms. Floyd was, from 2010 to the present, Social Service Program Coordinator & Educator for Transitional Services for Youth and Families, in Burlington.

PayData Payroll Services, Inc., a locally owned and operated Vermont company, is pleased to announce the arrival of Jaime Trahan. Jaime is our newest Client Service Representative assigned to the batch clients. Jaime brings several years of customer service experience. Prior to joining the team at PayData, Jaime previously worked for Hickok & Boardman, Inc. as a Junior Accountant.

The University of Vermont College of Medicine, the University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences ,and Fletcher Allen Health Care have announced the appointment of Ted James, M.D., associate professor of surgery and attending oncology surgeon, as director of clinical simulation for the Clinical Simulation Laboratory, effective July 1, 2012.

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce announces the appointment of Julie McDonough as Program Coordinator for the new Chamber PreferredTM program, an innovative benefit marketplace providing employers with savings and customized benefits options for their employees.

Experienced certified nurse-midwife Ellen McAndrew has joined Gifford Ob/Gyn and Midwifery in Randolph and the Twin River Health Center in White River Junction.
A certified nurse-midwife since 1988, McAndrew has also worked as a registered nurse and a nurse practitioner caring for women.

Anesthesiologist Dr. Nazek Shabayek has joined Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, providing medical evaluation and anesthesia for pain management to patients during their surgical experience.
A native of Egypt, Dr. Shabayek has practiced for the last 25 years in Tennessee and previously worked in Connecticut.

Chelsea Ingram, a 23-year-old from Saint Johnsbury, has been chosen as the new Miss Vermont 2012. Held at the South Burlington High School Performing Arts Center, the Miss Vermont Scholarship Competition featured ten contestants from around the state.

KeyBank has hired Jeffrey Ciochetto as vice president senior business banking officer covering the State of Vermont. He is responsible for overseeing the development of new and existing relationships with business customers, consulting with business owners to identify banking needs and working with business banking officers and branch staff to provide quality customer service.

Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today the appointment of Jeffrey Kilgore to replace Judge George Belcher to the Probate Division of the Washington Unit of the Superior Court.
“Jeff has solid experience in probate issues and an extensive legal career,” Gov. Shumlin said. “That experience, as well as his knowledge of county government, make him an asset to the bench.”

Peter Schumann, the founder of the Internationally renowned Bread & Puppet Theater, will be honored at Goddard College with a special award to recognize his life and work in the arts and the social justice movement.

University of Vermont Professor of Medicine Charles Irvin, Ph.D., has been named assistant dean for faculty at the College of Medicine, effective July 1, 2012. In this role, he is responsible for faculty development and advancement and reports directly to the dean.