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Neel Desai, 18, and Michaela Forgione, 12, both of South Burlington, today were named Vermont's top two youth volunteers of 2013 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. Neel was nominated by South Burlington High School in South Burlington, and Michaela was nominated by Mater Christi School in Burlington.

Forty-six Vermont high school seniors have been nominated as candidates for the US Presidential Scholars Program for 2013. Candidates are selected primarily on their performance on the ACT or SAT standardized tests. Of the 3.2 million high school seniors in the US, only about 3,000, or fewer than one in 1,000, are selected as candidates for the honor.

HomeShare Vermont welcomes Shannon Treacy and Lisa Meyer to their team! With an aging population and more people wanting to remain in their homes, additional program staff will allow HomeShare Vermont to continue providing exceptional service as needs grow.

MorrisSwitzer~Environments for Health has announced the promotion of new partners Jennifer Arbuckle, Jason Carney, Thomas Morris, and Dale Taglienti.

Darcy Carter, District Director, welcomes Chris Herriman as an Economic Development Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration in the Vermont District Office. Chris is responsible for conducting outreach, training and education to various organizations and small businesses on SBA programs and services.

Ray Keller, M.D., FACEP has been appointed medical director of the Emergency Department at Fletcher Allen Health Care. He has been serving in an interim capacity in that position since October, 2011.

Donald A. Woodworth, III, who joined Merritt & Merritt & Moulton in 2012, has recently been admitted to the Vermont bar. Don received his B.A. in history with a minor in Spanish from Northwestern University. He earned a J.D. from the University Of Denver Sturm College Of Law and was admitted to the Colorado bar in 2006.

If your knees and/or hips are beginning to hurt, you are not alone. As the Baby Boom generation moves full-speed ahead into their senior years, joint replacement is becoming one of the fastest growing medical procedures. A number of people considering joint replacement surgery attended a joint replacement class at North Country Hospital recently.

A former patient of cardiothoracic surgeon Frank Ittleman, M.D. has donated $1 million to Fletcher Allen Health Care to establish a professorship in his name at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. The creation of the Frank P. Ittleman Professorship will be used to help the hospital and the College attract and retain a nationally recognized cardiothoracic surgeon in the future.

The Board of Directors of Chroma Technology announced today the addition of Newell Lessell as Chief Financial Officer. Formerly of the ICA Group in Brookline, MA, Newell brings a strong background in economic development and a commitment to employee ownership, along with valuable previous experience as a consultant to Chroma.

WEST, Inc., a leader in environmental and statistical consulting, is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members in our Waterbury, Vermont office.

Joseph J. O’Donnell, owner of Bromley Mountain Resort, has announced that Bromley’s General Manager, Bill Cairns, has been named the storied resort’s President.

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