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Gifford Medical Center’s hospitalist team has grown to include certified physician assistant Joshua Gleiner. Gleiner of Orleans comes to Gifford from North Country Health System, where he worked for the last two years providing primary care to rural patients of all ages at Community Medical Associates in Newport.

Did you ever wonder what GIS/GPS systems are used for besides the Garmin or Magellan on your dashboard? A visit to the GIS lab at Lyndon State this summer would give you an idea. In the lab with Professor John DeLeo are three summer interns, Ashlee Beard, a Lyndon junior from E. Burke, and Casey and Megan Ogden, twin sisters from Mt. Abraham Union High School.

Thomas Murphy, Senior Environmental Scientist with Environmental Compliance Services, Inc. (ECS) of Waterbury, recently completed design and installation training for geothermal heat pump systems. The training was provided by Earthklinked Technologies, Inc. and Mr. Murphy is now a certified dealer for both residential and commercial direct exchange heat pump systems.

Wendelyn Duquette, owner of QuickStart, a QuickBooks and Point of Sale consultant, recently completed two Point of Sale certification courses through Intuit, keeping her at the cutting edge of an industry that's ever changing and increasingly popular with small & mid sized retailers.

Stowe Area Association has elected Chuck Baraw, owner of the Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa, as the Stowe Area Association President. While on summer vacation from his studies pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration at the University of Vermont, Baraw worked with a construction crew to build the Stoweflake Inn and Resort.

The Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren is thrilled to announce the addition of its newest member, José Galarza. José is Yestermorrow's new Community Outreach Coordinator through the VHCB AmeriCorps program for the coming year.

Jana Shiloh, MA, CCH, has been a homeopathic educator for over twenty-five years in Colorado, India and Sedona, AZ. She is the author of Curing Colic and Lactose Intolerance with Homeopathy and Homeopathy for Birthing. Her training includes over 2,000 clinical hours under Dr Howard Fine, and well over 2000 hours of homeopathic seminars from leaders in homeopathy around the world.

The Colchester, Vermont, campus of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has announced the hiring of four new faculty members. There are now 12 full-time faculty on staff at the College. The campus will begin classes on Monday, August 31, 2009.
The new faculty members are as follows:
Kathy Boland, Pharm.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Benjamin W. Mallory of South Burlington has been hired by FairPoint Communications to serve as Account Executive I responsible for territory in northern Chittenden County and Washington County. Prior to joining FairPoint, Mallory worked for Integrity Communications as a District Manger.

Vermont Business Magazine has hired Sara Bell as a new account executive for the print and online versions of VBM, Sara is a graduate of Boston College with a major in communications.

Jessica Ingram has joined Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs as an Associate Accountant. Jessica is a 2009 graduate of Champlain College with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and is currently preparing for the CPA exam. She has previously worked as a bookkeeper for a local non-profit organization in Burlington.

The midway point is fast approaching for summer vacation and college students are making plans for the upcoming fall semester. Most of them have their financial plans already in place. For some college-bound residents of the North Country Hospital service area this includes a health system scholarship.