Rangeley Health and Wellness board of administrators has introduced that Leslie White, MPH, RD, LDN, CSOWM, has been named its govt director. She is going to assume her new position Jan. 4. Her management begins at a essential time for the group and in RHW’S 27-year historical past. White will succeed Jeanne Thorvaldsen, who’s transitioning to a part-time position as RHW’s improvement director, in accordance with a information launch from the group.
White has been serving because the group’s deputy director since January. Previous to her tenure at RHW, she labored in quite a lot of nonprofit settings, in each direct medical care, and as a healthcare administrator in each Maine and in Pennsylvania.
After finishing her Bachelor of Science diploma in Meals Science and Human Vitamin from the College of Maine, she pursued a Grasp’s Diploma in Public Well being from East Stroudsburg College in Pennsylvania. She is a registered dietitian with expertise in healthcare administration and a ardour for group well being and program design.
As govt director, White will work carefully with employees and the RHW board to make sure the group can proceed to adapt to serve the group via the continuing COVID-19 outbreak and past.
She additionally will work carefully with the board to co-design the way forward for the group in realizing its strategic objectives and imaginative and prescient, together with: enhancing the worth of the member expertise whereas rising membership; creating exterior relationships to boost wellness companies and schooling within the area; and increasing organizational capability to satisfy Rangeley Well being and Wellness’ strategic priorities, imaginative and prescient and mission.
“I’m delighted to have the chance to steer such an ideal group. My lifelong ardour has been to enhance the general well being and wellbeing of the inhabitants, and to be an advocate for bettering entry to healthcare. I’m wanting ahead to constructing upon RHW’s effectively established basis of bringing important well being and wellness companies to the area. I’m humbled by the duty but additionally tremendously excited,” White stated, in accordance with the discharge.
After practically 11 years with RHW, seven years as govt director, Thorvaldsen will turn out to be RHW’s improvement director with a give attention to constructing the group’s fundraising capability via grant writing, occasion planning and donor solicitations. She may also play a significant position in managing the group’s funds. “I’m excited to be on this new position and dealing extra carefully with our donors to make sure RHW can fulfill its mission for a few years to come back.”
Shane Savage named CMGC 2020 Developer of the 12 months
WATERVILLE — Pharmacist Shane Savage, R.Ph., co-owner of Savage’s Drug, has been named Central Maine Progress Council’s 2020 Developer of the 12 months. The award was introduced at council’s annual assembly, sponsored by Central Maine Motors, Kennebec Financial savings Financial institution, MaineGeneral Well being and New Dimensions Federal Credit score Union, in accordance with a information launch from the council.
Savage has at all times had a ardour for serving his group. Starting his profession as a pharmacy technician on the age of 16 at LaVerdiere’s drug, he labored for LaVerdiere’s via highschool and school. He’s a graduate of Lawrence Excessive Faculty in Fairfield and Northeastern College’s School of Pharmacy, the place he graduated with a Bachelor of Science diploma in Pharmacy. In 2012 he accomplished the Complete Compounding Course on the Skilled Compounding Facilities of America in Texas.
Savage has opened pharmacies in Fairfield, Oakland, Winslow and Unity. Starting in 2004, he and his father bought Unity Pharmacy and opened Fairfield Pharmacy later that very same yr. In 2005, Savage’s Drug opened their Oakland location, previously True’s pharmacy, which adopted with the Winslow location being in-built 2009. Throughout the span of 5 years, Savage’s drug was capable of develop into 4 areas all through mid-Maine.
A second-generation pharmacist, Savage works alongside his father, John “Bud” Savage of their Fairfield retailer. Right now, Savage’s Drug employs greater than 40 staff and offers quite a lot of native companies, together with vaccinations and on-site flu clinics, on-line prescription refill companies and native prescription supply. Of their Fairfield pharmacy, Savage’s Drug is residence to a state-of-the-art compounding lab, the place it has the power to supply customized drugs and doses for each pets and folks.
Extra not too long ago, Savage’s Drug has acquired Buddie’s Grocery on Predominant Road in Oakland. By opening their new location in Oakland, Savage’s Drug is increasing its operation and choices on Predominant Road throughout an thrilling time for the city.
Savage hopes to develop upon the customized medicine side of his enterprise, giving Savage’s Drug the power to advocate for extra clients from completely different medical backgrounds or wants. Savage’s Drug companies Colby School via their Winslow location, together with over-the-counter drugs and prescription drugs. His dedication to his group and customer support earned him the title of the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce’s Enterprise Individual of the 12 months in 2014.
“We’re delighted to acknowledge Shane’s enterprise enlargement, affect on native and regional public well being, and up to date investments in Oakland’s downtown”, stated Garvan Donegan, director of planning, innovation, and financial improvement on the Central Maine Progress Council. “Shane’s tireless work has confirmed to be a robust engine for group well being and revitalization by persevering with to spark the significance of wholesome and vibrant communities whereas preserving the character of an iconic downtown Oakland location. Throughout these difficult occasions, Shane’s operation is a mannequin for the twin commitments of group and financial well being, which will probably be key to sustaining financial vitality in our industrial districts and bettering high quality of life through the pandemic restoration course of.”
Maine State Credit score Union makes donation to literacy packages
AUGUSTA — Maine State Credit score Union not too long ago supplied help to assist enhance Literacy in Kennebec County via donations to Literacy for a Lifetime and Literacy Volunteers of Better Augusta.
“Every of those organizations seeks to offer assets and alternatives for folks in our communities to achieve the abilities they should have a greater monetary life,” stated Tucker Cole, chief govt officer at Maine State Credit score Union, in accordance with the discharge. “Offering entry and a serving to hand is typically all anybody wants.”
Literacy for a Lifetime is a bunch that gives entry to studying supplies for elementary-age college students throughout the town of Augusta. The Literacy Volunteers of Better Augusta present help to adults in studying, math, and digital literacy all through the Better Augusta Space.
Camden Nationwide Financial institution named 2020 Buyer Expertise Chief
CAMDEN – Greenwich Associates, a number one impartial analysis agency, named Camden Nationwide Financial institution a Buyer Expertise (CX) Chief for 2020. This marks the third yr in a row Camden Nationwide Financial institution has been acknowledged for its Retail Banking buyer expertise, and the primary yr it’s additionally awarded for its Small Enterprise Banking buyer expertise. Camden Nationwide Financial institution is certainly one of seven U.S. banks to obtain 2020 CX Chief awards. In each classes, the financial institution was honored for its dedication to delivering a superior expertise and assembly shopper wants through the COVID-19 disaster, in accordance with a information launch from the financial institution.
“I’m very happy with our total crew in celebrating this recognition,” stated Greg Dufour, president & CEO of Camden Nationwide Financial institution, in accordance with the discharge. “All of our staff, from our enterprise crew supporting 1000’s of small companies with PPP loans, to our mortgage crew processing report quantity, and our retail crew safely serving clients every day, have stepped up in a formidable approach.”
Throughout 2020, Camden Nationwide Financial institution issued greater than 3,000 loans via the SBA’s PPP program, representing $229 million for Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts companies. Its mortgage banking division has recorded practically $1 billion of residential mortgages. On the similar time, its banking facilities remained open to clients through the pandemic, whereas the Buyer Care Group and digital banking platforms remotely supported 1000’s of shoppers, lots of whom elevated digital banking utilization through the pandemic.
Camden Nationwide Financial institution was certainly one of solely two banks nationally acknowledged within the retail banking class, and certainly one of 4 within the small enterprise banking class.
Employees modifications introduced at SeniorsPlus
LEWISTON — Heather Davis has been employed as SeniorsPlus’ new chief working officer and Tracy Smith was promoted to Lengthy Time period Providers and Helps director. SeniorsPlus is the Western Maine designated Space Company on Getting older and is headquartered in Lewiston.
Initially from Maine, Davis returned final fall and has been working as an impartial contractor with the Maine Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention in Augusta as a member of its COVID-19 Contact Tracing Management Group. She holds a grasp’s diploma in Public Well being from Boston College and has in depth nonprofit expertise in Maine and Alaska. Most not too long ago, she was the chief director of the Alaskan AIDS Help Affiliation in Anchorage, Alaska, from 2012 to 2019 and, previous to that, she was the chief director of the Wholesome Group Coalition of Better Franklin County in Farmington.
In her new position as LTSS Director, Smith will probably be answerable for oversight of the next service areas at SeniorsPlus: Care Coordination, Member Providers, Coverage & Contract Administration, and Atypical Providers. Smith most not too long ago held the place of Coverage and Contracts Supervisor for SeniorsPlus. She has been with SeniorsPlus for a complete of twenty years, having began as an intern.
KVCOG hires new group planner & group and financial improvement specialist
FAIRFIELD — Charles Tetelman and Jeff Sneddon have joined the crew at Kennebec Valley Council of Governments.
Tetelman was employed in October as its group planner. He helps regional and municipal planning efforts relating to land use, complete planning, ordinance improvement, and GIS administration and evaluation.
“I’m excited to affix KVCOG and proceed the superb planning work occurring in municipalities all through the area,” stated Tetelman, in accordance with the discharge. “I’m wanting ahead to using my information of land use planning and GIS to seek out sustainable options for a lot of communities.”
He acquired his bachelor’s diploma in Authorities from Skidmore School and not too long ago acquired his grasp’s in Coverage, Planning, and Administration from the Muskie Faculty on the College of Southern Maine.
Sneddon additionally was employed in October because the group and financial improvement specialist. He’s answerable for offering analytical, administrative, and specialised technical work in a program of group and financial improvement throughout the Kennebec Valley area. His position at KVCOG consists of oversight and administration of the Complete Financial Improvement Technique, regional technical help for Group Improvement Block Grant program, co-management of the Brownfield program and undertaking improvement from planning via implementation.
“It’s encouraging to see the soundness and modern methods of the Kennebec Valley area to endure financial challenges significantly in at present’s atmosphere,” stated Sneddon, in accordance with the discharge. “I sit up for serving to municipalities and the enterprise group in persevering with the momentum in bettering the area’s financial vitality and resilience.”
He involves KVCOG with greater than 20 years’ expertise in financial and group improvement, workforce coaching, and enterprise help. He graduated from the College of West Florida with an MBA and obtained his bachelor’s diploma from the College of Utah.
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