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With the new fiscal year at NERC comes a new leadership team. The Board of Directors has elected the following Board members as the Executive Committee for fiscal year 2013:

Attorney General William Sorrell publicly recognized St. Johnsbury Price Chopper Associate Carol Goehring for her efforts to intercede in a wire transfer scam that would have cost a Vermonter over $1,000. When a local senior approached the counter where Ms. Goehring was working to request a wire transfer, Ms.

Emily Byrne, DNP, FNP-BC, a member of the medical staff at Montpelier Integrative Family Health (MIFH), recently received the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. The curriculum concentrates on direct care, specifically research utilization for improved delivery of care, patient outcomes and clinical systems management.

Last year North Country Hospital entered a new era in medicine and patient care when the hospitalist program was adopted to care for patients during their stay in the hospital. “Hospitalists” are physicians who specialize in hospital medicine and devote their time exclusively to caring for patients while they are hospitalized.

Mayor Miro Weinberger has announced in City Hall Park the appointment of Eileen Blackwood, Esq., as the new City Attorney for the City of Burlington.

HowardCenter is proud to welcome Sally Fox to its Board of Trustees.
Having spent her career in public service as a policy advocate and a lawyer, Fox became a Senator from Chittenden County in 2010 and serves on the Senate Health and Welfare and Finance Committees.

 American Nuclear Society (ANS) President Eric Loewen, PhD, presented ANS members Meredith J. Angwin and Howard C. Shaffer, III with Presidential Citations in recognition of their successful public information efforts in Vermont and elsewhere.

At the podium to accept a bronze medal for political writing in this year’s recent 16th annual Independent Publisher Book Awards in New York City was former ABC News foreign correspondent, Barrie Dunsmore.

Lisa Ventriss, Chair of Mercy Connection’s Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the addition of two new board members, Hank Lambert and Kate Neubauer. The addition of fresh faces to the Mercy Connections Board of Directors promises to bring new ideas to an organization dedicated to nurturing self sufficiency through education, mentoring and community.

Lang McLaughry Spera Real Estate (LMSRE) is pleased to announce its newest Associate, Marla Woulf. Woulf has worked in the real estate industry for three years as the Executive Assistant to Staige Davis (CEO of LMSRE) and Mary von Ziegesar (Vice President, Lion & Davis), and has recently obtained her license to begin a new role as a Sales Associate.

Theriault & Joslin, P.C., the Montpelier law firm, is pleased to announce that Wesley M. Lawrence joined the Firm as a shareholder on April 30, 2012. He will continue his practice, which he began in 2003, focusing on Workers’ Compensation and insurance defense on behalf of the state’s largest carriers and self-insured employers.

Daniel Summers II, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Southern Vermont College (SVC) in Bennington, Vt., and a resident of North Adams, Mass., recently spoke at the New England Association for College Admission Counseling Annual Meeting and Conference.