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Richard Hinchliffe, RRT-ACCS, a member of Central Vermont Medical Center’s Respiratory Care Team, is the first person in Vermont to achieve the National Board for Respiratory Care’s (NBRC) Adult Critical Care Specialty. Currently there are only 320 respiratory therapists in the United States who have achieved this certification.

John S. Malanowski of Appleton, WI, will be the new Chief Human Resources Officer at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, beginning on February 3.

MyWebGrocer, a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to the grocery and CPG industry, today announced the appointment of Greg Stevens as executive vice president of sales. He will be in charge of CPG brand sales for the company, based out of the New York City office.

Dr. Devika Singh recently joined Mountainview Medical & Central Vermont Oncology at Mountainview Medical , member of the Central Vermont Medical Center Group, She joins Peter Dale, M.D., Nicole Belanger, M.D., Laura Felsted, D.O. David Ospina, M.D. and John Valentine, M.D.

David Silverman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Joseph Ilacqua to the position of Trust Officer in the Asset Management Group of the Bank. Ilacqua brings 17 years of management experience in the financial investment field to the position. He holds a BA in Finance from Bryant University.

Primmer has announced that Randall Wachsmann has become a shareholder of the firm effective January 1, 2014.
The firm’s Chairman, Jeff Johnson, comments: "Over the years, Randy has proven himself to be an excellent attorney, a conscientious mentor to other attorneys and employees and a solid contributor to the firm."

Jenn Lanphear, RN has been named MAT Nurse Care Coordinator at Maple Leaf Farm. In her new role, Jenn will work closely with the Vermont Hub and Spoke Opioid Treatment system to provide case management and care coordination, discharge planning, and to improve engagement in Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT).

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin received national attention earlier this month when he devoted his annual “State of the State” address to the problem of addiction and its impact on the criminal justice system. In addition to admitting that Vermont faces a “full-blown heroin crisis,” the governor called for an overhaul in how drug users are treated by the criminal justice system in the state.

On Thursday, January 23, 2014, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) held the official Grand Opening for its new branch in St. Albans, located at 295 Tuckers Way. On hand for the event for NEFCU were President and CEO John Dwyer, Board Chair Charles DesLauriers, members of senior management and project staff, and the St. Albans branch staff.

Montshire Museum of Science Executive Director David Goudy has announced his plans to retire in March 2015, following 34 years as the Museum's executive director. During his tenure, Goudy led the Museum from a fledgling enterprise to a nationally recognized center for science learning.

The late Laura Roberts of Putney was posthumously awarded Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC’s Diane R. Lynch Distinguished Service Award at the law firm’s holiday party. Roberts, who passed away in May, was an administrative assistant in DRM’s Brattleboro office for seven years.

Dr. Michael Mason started his practice in central Vermont in 1982. Central Vermont Medical Centert is grateful to Dr. Mason for his more than three decades of service to the community.