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Berkshire Bank has welcomed Nicole Scribner, vice president, regional branch manager, Vermont. In her new role, she will oversee the management of the Bank’s eight branches in the Vermont region, which includes one branch in Whitehall, New York.

The Vermont & New Hampshire Upper Valley Region of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce that Larry Kupferman and Brent Garrow have joined the staff. Each will assume responsibilities related to the delivery of disaster preparedness and response services provided by the American Red Cross.

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) recently appointed James Suozzi, DO, a fellowship trained Emergency Care physician, as Associate Medical Director for its Emergency Care Center. Since joining the Emergency Care Center in 2009, Dr. Suozzi has played a pivotal role in improving quality of care.

The Vermont Health CO-OP has announced the hiring of Christine Oliver as CEO of Vermont’s new member-owned, not-for-profit health insurance plan. Ms.

Environmental Compliance Services, Inc. (ECS) has announced Joseph Hayes, CPG, PG and Laura Woodard will be presenting at the 28th Annual International Conference on Contaminated Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy to be held October 15-18, 2012 at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA.

Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed Charlotte Dennett of Cambridge to serve a four-year term on the Vermont Commission on Women.
Commissioner Dennett has a wide range of experience as a journalist, author, attorney, university professor and volunteer with women’s and labor groups.

Governor Peter Shumlin has reappointed Marion Milne of Washington to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women. The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) is a non-partisan state agency dedicated to legislative, economic, social, and political fairness.

Dr. Brosh Teucher, with a doctorate from the University of Washington, has been named Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Saint Michael's College. Dr. Teucher was Visiting Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, from 2009 to 2010.

EastView celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony August 14th. The ceremony marked completion of construction of Vermont’s newest not-for-profit retirement community, begun in December 2010. Guests included residents, staff, EastView’s locally-based Board of Directors, lenders, and the Addison County Chamber of Commerce.

It has been said that adult education as we know it would never have become a reality without Evalyn Bates. On September 30, Goddard College President Dr. Barbara Vacarr will present a posthumous Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters to recognize Evalyn Bates’ unequaled legacy in higher education.

Dr. Kacy Pula, who studies the connection between human behavior and the environment, was named Assistant Professor of Psychology at Saint Michael’s College, starting this fall. Dr. Pula earned her doctorate in experimental psychology from Washington State University in 2012. Her dissertation is titled “Regulatory Focus and Motives for Organic Food preferences in the United States.”

Rick Vincent has been appointed Vice President of Finance for the University of Vermont Medical Group at Fletcher Allen Health Care, a position he has held on an interim basis since April.

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