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VHB is happy to anounce the following new hires: Merrill Allen; Jeff Zweber; Kimi Tokarczyk and Ryan Forbes. Merrill Allen recently joined VHB’s South Burlington, Vermont office as an IT Service Specialist. In this role, Merrill will be responsible for supporting the IT needs of VHB’s South Burlington, Vermont and Albany, New York offices.

The Vermont Center for Independent Living, a statewide disability rights organization, recognized a Burlington restaurant on Nov 29 for its commitment to accessibility. Butch & Babe’s owner Kortnee Bush received the Rosemary J Miller Dining for All Award. Bush opened the Old North End eatery in 2015.

RSF Social Finance recently selected Flexible Capital Fund (Flex Fund) President Janice St Onge of Stowe, VT, as one of 24 professionals for its Integrated Capital Institute, an intensive program designed to provide connections and strategies practitioners need to help values-drive philanthropies and investors deploy capital for lasting social and environmental benefit.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is pleased to welcome Gastroenterologist Khola Qamar, MD, to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Medical Group. Qamar is board certified in internal medicine. Dr Qamar specializes in comprehensive treatment of the digestive system. She received her medical degree from King Edward Medical College Lahore, Pakistan.

Community National Bank and Community Bancorp President and Chief Executive Officer Kathryn M Austin proudly announced the appointment of Jeffrey Moore to the Boards of Directors of Community Bancorp. and Community National Bank. Mr. Moore was appointed to the Boards on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, to be effective January 1, 2019.

The Alzheimer’s Association Vermont Chapter recently appointed Grace Gilbert-Davis to serve as executive director. "The Alzheimer’s Association has a longstanding reputation for being a leader in Alzheimer’s care, support and research” stated Gilbert-Davis.

On November 14, over 150 community members joined with Howard Center to celebrate Gretchen Morse as the 2018 Help is Here Award honoree. Now in its third year, the award recognizes an individual or organization whose contributions personify the agency’s mission and demonstrate a passion for helping the people served by Howard Center.

Uli Schygulla, Director of Howard Center’s ACT 1/Bridge program, was recently honored with a 2018 Intensive Care Services Community Partner Award from Washington County Mental Health Services. The award recognized the ACT 1 staff for the training and technical support they provided as the Washington County organization planned for adding alcohol detox services to an existing program.

Leonine Public Affairs, Vermont’s largest government relations and strategic communications firm, announced today the addition of Maggie Lenz to its team. Lenz, an experienced lobbyist and political organizer, will be joining Leonine’s public affairs group in Vermont, which provides lobbying and strategic communications services to both in-state and national clients.

The Vermont Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Sarah Waring has been hired as its vice president for grants and community investments and will join the Foundation at the end of December. Waring will lead the team responsible for the Community Foundation’s grantmaking programs, community engagement efforts, and Vermont-based mission investments.

Two members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) leadership team are among 18 women from 16 health organizations nationwide chosen for the prestigious Carol Emmott Fellowship.

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), southeastern Vermont’s community mental-health agency, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018 Jim Bartley Community Partnership Awards.