Tara Hill to lead Habitat for Humanity in Greater Portland
Habitat for Humanity Greater Portland announced Hill of Tara as the new CEO of the non-profit housing organization. Hill will lead the Habitat team in achieving its mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. She is a strategic and innovative leader who has developed flourishing organizations thanks to her creativity and vision. Previously, she was Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine and Maine Cancer Foundation, and most recently, she was Director of Community Development at Town & Country Federal Credit Union. Hill will start working at Habitat on Monday. The affiliate is currently working on a community of three homes in Freeport.
MEMIC welcomes Robb atkinson to the company in his new role as Senior Public Relations and Communications Specialist. Atkinson brings to this role extensive expertise in public relations, marketing strategy and content development. As CNN’s senior director of sales and affiliate relations, he has managed sales, products and services for more than 100 television stations nationwide. Prior to CNN, he was news director for WGME Television in Portland; WATE Television in Knoxville, Tennessee; and WWAY TV in Wilmington, North Carolina; awarded two Emmy Awards for investigative reporting.
Maine Seacoast Mission announced the addition of Dakin hewlett as the Journey program manager. The Mission EdGE Journey program is a beneficiary of the Emanuel and Pauline A. Lerner Foundation Aspirations Incubator, which focuses on mentoring, support and working alongside young people and their families; offering opportunities for leadership, community involvement and travel. Previously, Hewlett was the Watershed Education Coordinator for the Delaware Nature Society, where she developed and implemented two youth programs.
Portside Real Estate Group welcomed licensed real estate agents Diane Lamprey and Cindy mckenna to its growing team serving the coast of Maine and New Hampshire.
Lamprey, from York, joins Portside Real Estate Group as an Associate Broker. Lamprey has served real estate clients in New Hampshire and Maine for the past four years, following a career spanning more than 20 years as a Sales Account Manager for a Fortune 500 company.
McKenna, also from York, joins Portside Real Estate Group as an associate broker. Originally from Boston, she has been a licensed real estate agent in Maine for 17 years and passionately supports her local community as a member of the York County Council of Realtors and York Rotary Community Service Committee.
Amran Osman joined Gateway Community Services Maine as the Portland Community Resources Coordinator. Amran graduated from the University of Southern Maine in May with a bachelor’s degree in political science with a major in international studies. At USM, she served as Director of Racial Equity and Inclusion for Student Government, Chair of the Student Senate Committee on Racial Equity, Vice-Chair of the Suburban Student Association, co-founder of the African Student Union and Model of the United Nations, and Advertising Manager for the Muslim Student Association. Over the past year, she has also been a leader of the Gateway Youth Coalition.
Julia broulidakis joined the Portland law firm FordMurray as an immigration attorney. She brings extensive immigration experience to the FordMurray team, having worked as a paralegal at a Boston immigration law firm and as a student lawyer at the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic. . Broulidakis graduated in 2020 from the University of Maine Law and graduated in 2015 from Bates College.
Belinda Ray will join the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) as the agency’s director of strategic partnerships. Ray was a member of the board of directors of the GPCOG executive committee, and was also president of the GPCOG last year. She helped shape the plans for Transit Tomorrow and served on the PACTS executive committee, and will begin her work for GPCOG in January following the end of her tenure on Portland City Council. Following her hiring, she immediately leaves her position as a member of the GPCOG executive committee.
AWARDS AND HONORS
At the annual meeting of the National Council of State Science Inspectors (CS3), Tom keller of STEM Education Strategies LLC, based in Newcastle, received the prestigious CJ Evans Award. This award, sponsored by Texas Instruments, is presented annually to the individual who has provided exceptional service to the field and to the organization. The recipient of the award is determined by the CS3 Board of Directors and Keller received the award from the hands of President, Kevin Anderson of Wisconsin. His unwavering support for new members of the organization and his constant willingness to help the President and the Board of Directors have contributed to its success. Keller is a past president and treasurer of the organization and served as state science supervisor in Maine for 18 years.
Camden National Bank recently promoted Mark Stasium to Senior Vice President, Director of Commercial Real Estate Banking. With over 30 years of commercial banking experience, he is an expert in commercial real estate lending and relationship management. For the past six years, he has served as Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Banker at Camden National. Stasium is actively involved in the local community and is currently Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), where he received the 2020 Volunteer of the Year award. Based out of Camden National’s office in Portland, Stasium lives in Portland with his family.
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